Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio : repackaged by Midwest Tape, p2010.
8 sound discs (8 hr., 42 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mel Foster.
Chilling story of obsession and madness. As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive, distracted, withdrawn, sullen; an enigma to his parents, and an object of ridicule to his classmates. He takes up chess as a refuge from the anxiety of his everyday life. His talent is prodigious and he rises to the rank of grandmaster, but at a cost; in Luzhin's obsessive mind, the game of chess gradually supplants the world of reality.