Master of the Game

Master of the Game

by Sidney Sheldon


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Kate Blackwell is the symbol of success—a beautiful woman who has parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Now, celebrating her 90th birthday, Kate surveys the family she has manipulated, dominated, and loved: the fair and the grotesque, the mad and the mild, the good and the evil—her winnings in life. Unabridged. 12 CDs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478948438
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 06/27/2017
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 45,359
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

The late novelist and screenwriter Sidney Sheldon remains one of the world's top bestselling authors, having sold more than 300 million copies of his books. He is also the only writer to have won an Oscar, a Tony, and an Edgar. The Guinness Book of World Records heralds him as the most translated author in the world.


Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

February 11, 1917

Date of Death:

January 30, 2007

Place of Birth:

Chicago, Illinois


Northwestern University, 1935-36

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Master of the Game 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 128 reviews.
lovemymutts More than 1 year ago
Love this book! Have read this book several times and enjoy it every single time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sheldon was at the top of his game when he wrote Master of the Game. It is a classic Family Saga/Epic that spans decades. Many writers tried to duplicate Sheldon's success with the same formula but so many fell short because Sheldon was one of, if not the best when came to writing family drama. This is an excellent read, one I can guarantee will not only hold your attention anc capture your imagination, it will not allow you to put it down, until you're finished.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book carries you through generations of power hungry sociopaths that will stop at nothing to get what they want. This is one of my favorite books. It is a must read!!
Miss_FLORIDA More than 1 year ago
This book was recomended to me by my Boyfriend. I got it used from barnes and This book was published two years before i was born. I love to read and novels of this genre are not really my thing, however, i have gon back to barnes and m and ordered at least 5 more written by this author. If you have not read a book by sidney sheldon, you are missing out. I cant wait to get the rest of his books.
MsTiptress More than 1 year ago
If you have never read Sidney before, this should be the first one that you pick up. This story was action packed from beginning to the end. Every single character in this story I enjoyed. No one or nothing was out of place and Sidney left nothing to your imagination, no rock un-turned.There were so many twists and turns and you just didn't know whose life was next to be destroyed. It kept you on your toes. The characters came to life on these pages and the plot thickened with each one.Everyone in here got what they deserved, and not at all predictable
JackieS420 More than 1 year ago
Best book of all times. And yes they made a tv mini series out of it. It was 3 days long and it was almost as good as the book. Also he wrote The Other Side of Midnight, and it was so good they made a movie out of that one too. 'Rage Of Angels' and 'If Tomorrow Comes' are 2 more of the best novels from Sheldon. Read them. You wont be dissapointed.. Oh yeah, just remembered, they made a movie out of 'Rage of Angels' too. Awesome author. I was so sad when he died.
Chuck0163 More than 1 year ago
The only book, of over 10,000, that I have read, that has everything a reader could want. If ever there was a perfect book, this is it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
OMG! I just finished this book, and I thought it was so amazing, it kept me really entertained. I enjoyed reading this book, I would rather read this book then do all the things I usually do like, watch tv or play on the computer. It's just so sinister, I loved it more then I thought I did. I had to pick a book for my english class, and im like hmm... this will fit the criteria. But as soon as I read the first couple chapters, I was hooked. I would read this for hours, and be completely satisfied. Reading this family, how they go through this pain, with love, death, revenge, deception, and more. It made me want to read more of Sheldon's books. I think I'm going to become a bookworm, and I can't wait.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great in every aspect of the word! Tons of twists and turns to keep you on edge. I would definitely recommend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book 13 years ago and I've read it every year since!!! No one creates unforgettable characters like Sidney Sheldon and in Kate Blackwell he has created one of the greatest heroines of popular fiction. A woman and a family spanning a hundred years that makes you laugh, cry and flip through the pages without any thought of the time and which MOTIVATES you into believing that you have learnt something that no one who hasn't read the novel has learnt - the inner darkness of human nature! GREAT READING!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And I am hooked! Love that karma truly found the people that deserve it most. Highly recommend and a true page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is the best novel i ever read,it was in 1995 i borrowed from a friend,i read up to the middle of the book and i lost it.So sad !since then i was looking for it,i just ordered i cant wait!May all might God keep his soul in pease,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was presented to me by my boyfriend as well. We read it together and to my surprise I really enjoyed it.
Bibliophile1954 More than 1 year ago
Definitely the best of Sheldon. This was the very first book of Sheldons that I ever read, & I did it in one sitting! Deceit, backstabbing, manipulation-it's all here, through the memories of Kate Blackwell! I'm not normally a reader of this kind of fiction, but this is one of the very few exceptions! The story of an incredible, (& at times, very dysfunctional), family!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Mr Sheldon's books and there is not a one that I have disliked. He writes the way real life is. So many times I think that I am in charge of my life and Mr Sheldon shows me that most times we have no control of many circumstances, sometimes the furture was decided for us long before we were born. Thank you Mr Sheldon for all of your books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One on Sidney Sheldon's best. Keeps you on the edge of your seat. Find it very hard to put down once I started to read it. Would recommend it to any Sidney Sheldon fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm on a Sidney Sheldon mission right now. I'm a little late in my discovery, i know. But oh how fantastic are his books. This is my favorite one by far. I can't wait to read the sequel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love sidney Sheldon, and this is my favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first got this as an audiobook from my mother for a long road trip. Not my typical style choice, I listened out of neccesity to combat the road boredom. Soon I found myself missing exits, so enthralled by this story of a family legacy spanning generations, beginning with South African Blood Diamond mining and ending in the United States in the 1980's. I couldn't get enough. I'm reading Mistress of the Game now and look forward to many othersby this author.
denverbroncosgirl More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books of all time from the MASTER STORYTELLER! Great plot, original & deep. I read this book years ago & it remains one of my favorites ever! No one can write 'em like Sheldon could!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel carries you through the obsessively driven lineage of Kate Blackwell. If you're looking for intrigue, ambition, revenge, treachery, and a whole lot of masterful story telling, this is the book! I was hooked from the 1st chapter. I'm surprised a movie was not made from this one also. This book is my 2nd best novel by Sidney Sheldon. My all time favorite is 'The Other Side of Midnight', also written by Sidney Sheldon. Author Phillipa Gregory, 'The Other Bolyne Girl', has now filled the void for me since we will no longer hear from Sidney. She's definitely no dissapointment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I bought the book, I didnt expect much, I didnt expect that this would be my favorite book out of all of my books. I loved how the story played out and the plots, twists, turns..The deceit, and evrything else. I absolutely love this book and I think I may buy more of his books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book back in 1985 and occassionally STILL take it up for a re-read when I am bored, can't find anything to hold my interest in the bookstore or when the weather is bad outside. Sidney Sheldon was and will be eternally the MASTER OF THE GAME in fiction!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I never read books. I found myself ignoring my family when I was reading this book. I would take this book to work so that I would not 'punnish' my family and I found myself ignoring my co workers. Great romance with surprising twists. Truly a great drama.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was still in high school back in 1999. Up until now, the book is still on my favorite book list as number one. I love it. And i don't think anybody, by far, ever written a story into a perfection! salut to Sidney Sheldon. She is, The Master Of The Game!!!