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  • Emperors and Idiots: The Hundred-Year Rivalry Between the Yankees and the Red Sox

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mike Vaccaro
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    The New York Yankees. The Boston Red Sox. For a hundred years, no two teams have locked horns as fiercely or as frequently, and no two seasons frame the colossal battle more perfectly than 2003 and 2004. Now, with incredible energy and access, leading sports columnist Mike Vaccaro chronicles the history of the greatest rivalry in sports, and the two stunning American League Championship Series that define a century of baseball.

    Dan says: "Best rivalry in sports, solid listen (Go Sox!)"
    "the only thing better is being at the ballpark"
    Overall

    if you love the yankees or the red sox -- or just a good story about baseball -- you gotta listen to this. no other book out there takes you behind the scenes in the greatest rivalry in sports like this one.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Desperate Journeys, Abandoned Souls: True Stories of Castaways and Other Survivors

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Edward E. Leslie
    • Narrated By Patrick Cullen
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    From Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson to Alive! and Adrift, tales of survival have captivated readers. Here are the most remarkable stories imaginable of maroons, castaways, and other survivors from the 1500s to the present: their moral dilemmas, their personalities, and their influence on society, literature, and art.

    M. C. says: "Reads like a text book"
    "Slow to start"
    Overall

    I'm a big fan of survivor stories such as those on the Discovery channel, so I thought this book would be enthralling. However, I found it hard to get into and hard to follow (possibly because my mind kept wandering), at least for the first third of the book. If you're looking for entertaining survivor stories and you want to give this one a try, I'd skip part 1 and start with part 2. Even then, it's still a little dry.

    Other survivor stories I'd recommend include Life of Pi (fiction) and Over the Edge (non-fiction).

    22 of 25 people found this review helpful

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