The World Played Chess: A Novel

Written by:
Robert Dugoni
Narrated by:
Todd Haberkorn , Robert Dugoni

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2021
10 hours 3 minutes
“A fearless and sensitive coming-of-age story. I loved it.” —Mark Sullivan, bestselling author of Beneath a Scarlet Sky and The Last Green Valley.

Bestselling author Robert Dugoni returns with an emotionally arresting follow-up to The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell.

In 1979, Vincent Bianco has just graduated high school. His only desire: collect a little beer money and enjoy his final summer before college. So he lands a job as a laborer on a construction crew. Working alongside two Vietnam vets, one suffering from PTSD, Vincent gets the education of a lifetime. Now forty years later, with his own son leaving for college, the lessons of that summer—Vincent’s last taste of innocence and first taste of real life—dramatically unfold in a novel about breaking away, shaping a life, and seeking one’s own destiny.
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Mike H.

I did not know what to expect a couple of chapters in, however, it was well worth the time to keep listening because this is a very, very good book. I highly recommend it and the last two chapters really grabbed me expecially.

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J R.

A good read, esp since I can relate being male & Viet Nam eligible back when there was a draft. Used the story to make very good points about becoming a man then. I liked the idea of a reader for the journal, and a reader for everything else.

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