The average reader will spend 4 hours and 16 minutes reading this book at 250 WPM (words per minute).
based on page count
January 1, 2003
Eight year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she’s competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as she hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting. Engaging and fast-paced, <b>The Queen’s Gambit</b> speeds to a conclusion as elegant and satisfying as a mate in four.