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Stephen

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  • Cobb

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Al Stump
    • Narrated By Ian Esmo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (42)

    As a boy in the 1890s he went looking for thrills in a rural Georgia that still burned with humiliation from the Civil War. As an old man in the 1960s he dared death, picked fights, refused to take his medicine, and drove off all his friends and admirers. He went to his deathbed alone, clutching a loaded pistol and a bag containing millions of dollars worth of cash and securities. During the years in between, he became, according to Al Stump, "the most shrewd, inventive, lurid, detested, mysterious, and superb of all baseball players." He was Ty Cobb. In Cobb, Stump tells how he was given a fascinating window into the Georgia Peach's life and times when the dying Cobb hired him in 1960 to ghostwrite his autobiography.

    John says: "What a man -- what a book!"
    "Riveting"
    Overall

    I'm from Australia and I've never had more than a passing curiosity in baseball, I'd only really heard of Babe Ruth until this book.

    This man Cobb had such an interesting life (as do most high achievers) and the story so well told, that I find myself flicking over to ESPN to catch a baseball game once a week, just a great story, the best biography I've heard on audio so far.

    I'm glad I took the gamble based on the reviews from audible.com.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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