I read "The Glory of Their Times" a few years ago and enjoyed it considerably. I decided to revisit the book through Audible and got a big surprise: the audio book is a collection of the original interviews recorded by author Lawrence Ritter. This audio book doesn't just give you a narrator reading the stories that baseball players told Ritter. You hear the original players talking. Some of the recordings are a little murky. Most were recorded well over 40 years ago. But it's an absolute delight to hear the voices of the players (who played during the '10s, '20s, and '30s). I give this audio book my highest recommendation. Even if you've already read "Glory of Their Times" (maybe especially if you've already read it) you'll want to listen to this superb collection of interviews.
I haven't listened to the entire book yet and what I've heard thus far is well narrated. But there is a problem with the chapter stops. Instead of targeting the beginning of each story, chapter stops have been arbitrarily placed every 17 minutes. So you can't easily skip amongst the stories in this collection. Because of this problem, I doubt that I'll purchase any additional volumes in this series. If that doesn't sound like a problem to you, go ahead and purchase this book. The story selection is excellent.
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