If you’ve already watched ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ listen to it on Audible

Julia Webb
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If you’ve been on social media lately, then you’ll know that “The Queen’s Gambit” is currently one of Netflix’s buzziest shows.

The seven-episode limited-series follows Beth Harmon’s fascinating, albeit tumultuous, life as she grows up to become a world-class chess player. From her complicated family life to her struggle with substance abuse, the show is totally captivating — and no, you don’t have to play or even understand chess to love this show.

If you’ve already watched the series and are wishing it didn’t have to end, you may want to listen to the book that inspired the show on Audible.

Shop: “The Queen’s Gambit” by Walter Tevis

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Written by Walter Tevis, the book’s description says: “Engaging and fast-paced, this gripping coming-of-age novel of chess, feminism, and addiction speeds to a conclusion as elegant and satisfying as a mate in four.” Plus, the book has received a whopping 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon with reviewers calling it “spectacular” and saying it “knocked me off of my chair.”

Even Michael Ondaatje, the award-winning author of “The English Patient,” is a fan. He is quoted as saying, “‘The Queen’s Gambit’ is sheer entertainment. It is a book I reread every few years — for the pure pleasure and skill of it.”

You can order a physical copy of “The Queen’s Gambit,” but we recommend picking up the audiobook on Audible so you can really hear the story come to life.

Interested in trying out Audible? Get a free trial month here and start listening.

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