The story that expanded upon the major motion picture, allowing readers to truly connect with the players involved and their personal backgrounds, stories and idiosyncrasies. The singular best part for me was the chapter on the draft that took the readers inside the draft room to hear the process and how Billy Beane worked his opposing GMs.
Either Ron Washington or Scott Hatteberg
Over-annunciating and annoying. His continual annunciation of words such as pretty as "Pret-ty," any as "An-ny," and every as "Ev-very" repeatedly broke my concentration as I then focused on how much he was over-annunciating and therefore distracted my listening.
Well, seeing as it is already a film...
Get a new narrator. I'm available.
I think the movie give more drama for this book. But still a good book to read though I fail to finish the first time and finish it after I watch the movie.
As with many of his books, Michael Lewis has turned a subject that might seem boring to most into something you can't stop listening to.
Forget all the bull about poetry of the game or athletic hunches. This book isn't about economics or even baseball so much as it is about life. What makes books by Michael Lewis so relatable is he uses an honest examination of each individual to show their character, beneath any facade. I don't like baseball, but I love this book.
I loved the story and how brilliantly Billy Bean used an unfair system to his advantage. Anyone interested in the practical application of economic principles will love this book.
I loved the book. It includes a much better discussion of the statistics that make baseball 'inefficient'. The performance is also excellent.
By the end of the book I was still very interested in Billy Bean in particular. And I do think the book was interesting and very well constructed, but in hind sight I am not the target audience. I am not sure I would change the book as much as I would change my expectations.
Yes! I like Michael Lewis' writing style and the in-depth approach he takes. I feel more knowledgable having read this and I am sure his other books would do the same.
Engaging, passionate, alive