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Author: Adrienne Raphel
Release Date: March 17, 2020
A delightful, erudite, and immersive exploration of the crossword puzzle and its fascinating history from a brilliant young writerThe crossword is a feature of the modern world, inspiring daily devotion and obsession from not just everyday citizens l...
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Author: Sasha Chapin | Narrator: Sasha Chapin
Release Date: August 13, 2019
"A briskly told coming-of-age memoir...Chapin has a fine eye for the game's beauty...In the course of his entertaining odyssey, Mr. Chapin offers a Zen-like secret to chess, and to living."--Wall Street Journal Sasha Chapin is a victim of chess. Like...
Author: Christie Golden | Narrator: Janina Gavankar
Release Date: July 25, 2017
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Set in the aftermath of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, this action-packed prequel to the hotly anticipated videogame Battlefront II introduces the Empire’s elite force: Inferno Squad.After the humiliating theft o...
Author: Edward O. Thorp and Nassim Nicholas Taleb | Narrator: Edward O. Thorp
Release Date: January 24, 2017
The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and, as the first of the great quantitative investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street. A child of the Great Depression, legendary...
Author: Edward O. Thorp | Narrator: Marc Cashman
Release Date: March 22, 2016
The Book That Made Las Vegas Change the RulesOver 1,000,000 Copies in Print Edward O. Thorp is the father of card counting, and in this classic guide he shares the revolutionary point system that has been successfully used by professional a...
Author: Colson Whitehead | Narrator: Colson Whitehead
Release Date: May 06, 2014
The Noble Hustle is Pulitzer finalist Colson Whitehead’s hilarious memoir of his search for meaning at high stakes poker tables, which the author describes as “Eat, Pray, Love for depressed shut-ins.”  On one level, The No...
Author: Kenneth C. Davis and Kenneth C. Davis | Narrator: Jeff Woodman
Release Date: May 29, 2012
Don't Know Much About Anything: Everything You Need to Know But Never Learned About Famous People, Exceptional Places, Historical Happenings, Holidays and Traditions, Everyday Objects, Remarkable Inventions, Space, Sports, Food, Entertainment and Mor...
Author: Beth Raymer | Narrator: Phoebe Zimmermann
Release Date: June 22, 2010
An eye-popping and hilarious joyride through the underworld of sports betting Beth Raymer arrived in Las Vegas in 2001, hoping to land a job as a cocktail waitress at one of the big casinos. In the meantime, she lived in a $17-a-night motel with...
Author: Tom Bissell | Narrator: Tom Bissell
Release Date: June 08, 2010
Tom Bissell is a prizewinning writer who published three widely acclaimed books before the age of thirty-four. He is also an obsessive gamer who has spent untold hours in front of his various video game consoles, playing titles such as Far Cry 2, Lef...
Author: Dean Olsher | Narrator: Dean Olsher
Release Date: June 23, 2009
From Square One is Dean Olsher's captivating and in-depth exploration of the cultural history, psychology, and even metaphysics of crosswords -- their promise of a world without chaos and uncertainty.It is often repeated that more than 50 million Ame...
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Author: L. Jon Wertheim | Narrator: Robert Forster
Release Date: October 02, 2007
In many sports, the pinnacle is Wheaties-box fame and notoriety. But in the world of pool, notoriety is the last thing a hustler desires. Such is the dilemma that faces Danny Basavich, an affable, generously proportioned Jewish kid from Jersey, who f...
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Author: David Shenk | Narrator: Rick Adamson
Release Date: September 05, 2006
A surprising, charming, and ever-fascinating history of the seemingly simple game that has had a profound effect on societies the world over.Why has one game, alone among the thousands of games invented and played throughout human history, not only s...
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