I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!
I purchased this book on a whim--don't remember exactly why. But I truly enjoyed it for many reasons.
The basic story line follows a minor-league baseball game in the Spring of 1981 that just would not end! But the story tells so much more--every person involved with this historic game was a part of this narration. It could be daunting for those who do not enjoy tons of detail, but I found so much of it very interesting. Some of the players involved in the game went on to become big names in the majors (Cal Ripkin Jr. and Wade Boggs to name just two), and it was interesting to get an insight of them at the beginning of their careers.
The book is read by the author, and he did a wonderful job. I am very glad I chose this book to listen to.
This is a very interesting book not only for baseball fans, but also for those who enjoy hearing how people and lives evolve over time. The author, who is also the narrator, skillfully sets the scene for us in 1981, and then switches seamlessly to events prior and subsequent to the longest baseball game ever played.
The story, slow at first but give it time you will be hooked
I am not a huge baseball fan, but I grew up on the Cardinals, so I appreciate the game, and its players, coaches, etc. What was important was the behind the scene story.
It's great when the author narrates their own work. This book is great. You won't be disappointed.
I would recommend the book, but not the audio version. Maybe if I understood baseball better the audio would have been easier to follow.