My favorite book is the "Once and Future King" by T.H. White. It's a fictional account that chronicals King Arthur's life from his youth to his death. Montville's non-fiction book does the same with Ted Williams.
Like the author I have been a Ted Williams fan as long as I can remember. This biography doesn't just give us the bright side of an American Hero, it shows everything from his greatness as a ballplayer, friend and chariable fund raiser to his many flaws. I loved this book. Montville probably has enough stories left to write a sequal. I can't get enough.
I chose the unabridged version of this book, and was not disappointed. Great info on Ted Williams, but the reader on this book also does the job very well even when alternating between different sexes during the section with Ted Williams's 2nd or 3rd wife. The quality definitely won't let you down.
This is a great book on Ted Williams the man. If you are looking for a book that centers around baseball, there are many better books to purchase. But as a bio, this is one of the best bio's I've listened to, a very revealing look into who Ted Williams really was. A very worthwhile listen, if a bit of investment of time.