I am what I consider a pretty intelligent "student of the game", but this book opened my eyes and made me realize what I was really missing! I have followed and used the conventional baseball statistics without fully understanding how limited the typical stats are. Even if you are a casual fan, this book is a great read. It not only explores the raw data that proves a baseball player's true worth, but it is also an insight into the brilliant minds of the people who changed the game.
As a Tampa Bay Rays fan for the last 12 years, I can truly appreciate what Billy Beane, Paul DePodesta, and the non-traditional baseball guys have done for small market teams!
I have to say that I loved the pace of the last book of the trilogy! Although we look back to find the story of Mr. Quinlan, the majority of the book is fast paced action leading to a great conclusion.
I wasn't sure I liked where they went with the creation of the Master and the ancients, but as the book moved on, it grew on me, adding to the supernatural lore of the whole subject.
Now I just have to sit on the edge of my seat waiting for the movies to be made!
As a product of the 80's the book was right up my alley. Reading through this book brought back a lot of great memories about the pre-internet world of movies, music videos and video games! If you are part of that generation, this book will bring back warm memories, for those of you who had the mis-fortune of missing that decade, read this book and try to imagine how awesome it was!
This book has some really fun short stories on both sides of the isle. I honestly had never read any unicorn stories, but I found myself enjoying almost all of them through this audiobook. There were points during the book that I literally laughed out loud or found myself rooting for the zombies or unicorns.
My only issue was with the audio quality, especially with the banter in between stories. Sometimes it sounded like they were talking into tin cans in the garage.
As long as you can look past the audio quality this book is a fun light hearted read.
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