The Secrets of the Chess Machine

  • by Robert Lohr
  • Narrated by Richard Burnip
  • 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Vienna 1770: Baron Wolfgang von Kempelen unveils an amazing invention, The Mechanical Turk, an unbeatable chess playing automaton. Hailed as the greatest innovation of the century, the chess machine is really a brilliant illusion, secretly operated from inside by the Italian dwarf Tibor. But when a beautiful and seductive countess dies mysteriously in the presence of the automaton, the machine and its inventor become the target of espionage, persecution, and intrigue. What is the dark secret behind this automaton and what strange powers does it hold?


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Fact or Fiction

The story makes you wander what is fact and fiction. The story is well written and well read.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-21-2010
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd