The Collected Novellas of Stefan Zweig: Burning Secret, A Chess Story, Fear, Confusion, Journey into the Past:Pushkin Press Stefan Zweig
(2001/MCA) 131 Tracks, CD 1-5 of its series, 28 page booklet!
Based on a popular ESPN Magazine article - optioned by Disney films, a finalist for a National Magazine Award and chosen by Dave Eggers for inclusion in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011 - the astonishing true story of Phiona Mutesi, a teenager from the slums of Kampala, Uganda, who - inspired by an unlikely mentor, a war refugee turned missionary - becomes an international chess champion. Phiona Mutesi sleeps in a decrepit shack with her mother and four siblings and struggles to find a single meal each day. Phiona has been in and out of school her whole life because her mother cannot afford it, so she is only now learning to read and write. Phiona Mutesi is also one of the best chess players in the world. One day in 2005, while searching for food, nine-year-old Phiona followed her brother to a dusty veranda where she met Robert Katende, another child of the Ugandan slums, who works for an American organization that offers relief and religion through sports. Robert introduced Phiona to the game of chess and soon recognized her immense talent. By the age of 11 Phiona was her country’s junior chess champion and at 15, her country’s national champion. In September of 2010 she traveled to Siberia, just her second time ever on an airplane, to compete in the Chess Olympiad, the world’s most prestigious team chess event. Phiona’s dream is to one day become a grandmaster, the most elite title in chess, and to blaze a trail out of Katwe that other children in Robert’s chess community can follow. But to reach that goal, she must grapple with everyday life in one of the world’s most unstable countries, a place where girls are taught to be mothers, not dreamers, and the threats of AIDS, kidnapping, and starvation loom over the people of Katwe. Acclaimed sports journalist Tim Crothers has written a riveting and inspiring account of one girl’s improbable journey to becoming a chess champion. The Queen of Katwe 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Miles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006133/bk_sans_006133_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Drawl: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse (Duncan´s Story):Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse Shawn Chesser
Rob is called to a hospital where he finally meets a man he has known all his life. The man begs to tell Rob ´´the rest of the story.´´ The dying gentleman´s tale takes Rob to a Chesapeake Bay town in Virginia, in 1931, to relatives and very dear family and friends he didn´t know existed. He hears a saga that opens with the sweet charm of an old Disney movie, grows tense, becomes frightful, and ends tragically. Rob is left with a mission. Fix any mendable portion of the broken souls in the old man´s wake.
How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World:The Story and the Games New in Chess Simen Agdestein