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Gary

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  • The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lawrence S. Ritter
    • Narrated By Lawrence S. Ritter, Fred Snodgrass, Sam Crawford, and others
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    Baseball's Golden Age comes alive through the voices of men who were there. Selected from the original tapes on which Lawrence S. Ritter based his classic book of baseball history, The Glory of Their Times is a collection of wonderful tales that paint a vivid and evocative picture of a lively young America and the giants who starred on her ballfields, legends like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson, and many others.

    Richard says: "A Game Winning, Grand Slam!!!"
    "Fantastic!"
    Overall

    This has to be one of the top two audio books that I have ever had the joy of listening to! (The other was Reagan in His Own Words.) If you love baseball and its rich traditions and history, you will love this audio book, guaranteed! It was so interesting just to listen to these men talk about their day in the sun. There were certain players that all of them talked about like Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, and Christie Mathewson. I came away with a lot more respect for these men and their brothers who played in the early 20th century. Another key point that comes across is how these men played for the pure enjoyment of the game and not the money as they do now. They didn't sit out a game even after getting what we would now call a serious injury. I don't see how the written book could even compare to the audio, because you can just hear the joy and enthusiasm that eminates from these guys even after 40 years! (This was recorded around 1964.)
    My only regret is that the author couldn't find more players to interview for his book. Some of the men died within a year after his interview with them.
    Buy it and enjoy it!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Dave Barry
    • Narrated By John Ritter
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Alan Rither says: "I laughed all the way through"
    "Dissapointing"
    Overall

    I'm a big Dave Barry fan and was really looking forward to listening to this on a recent long car trip. But it was not as funny as I expected, partly from reading the other reviews before buying this audio book. It was quite boring and I couldn't bring myself to listen to the entire book. However, if you like stupid bathroom humor, you may like this one.
    Sorry, Dave this was not one of your better books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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