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  • The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Howard Bryant
    • Narrated By Dominic Hoffman
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    In the 34 years since his retirement, Henry Aaron's reputation has only grown in magnitude: he broke existing records (rbis, total bases, extra-base hits) and set new ones (hitting at least 30 home runs per season15 times, becoming the first player in history to hammer 500 home runs and 3000 hits). But his influence extends beyond statistics, and at long last here is the first definitive biography of one of baseball's immortal figures.

    A User says: "The Last Hero; A Life of Henry Aaron"
    "The Last Hero; A Life of Henry Aaron"
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    The truth be told, I am a huge baseball fan so I love these books about the players I watched as I grew up. This book is a really interesting story, includes lots of baseball detail, and offers insight into the history of the sport during Aaron's great career. The reader is good, though someone should have checked the pronunciation of well-known player's names before releasing this audiobook (thus the 4 out of 5 stars). For example, it was distracting and irritating to hear the reader mispronoun Red Schoendienst (I didn't recognize who he was talking about at first) and Bill Virdon's names. Still, this is a small glitch, overlook it and enjoy this book. If you like this, read the wonderful biographies of Clemente and Koufax too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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