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Steven W. Robinson

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Indianapolis, IN, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Carl Hiaasen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Originally drawn to the game by his father, Carl Hiaasen wisely quit golfing in 1973. But some ambitions refuse to die, and as the years - and memories of shanked 7-irons - faded, it dawned on Carl that there might be one thing in life he could do better in middle age than he could as a youth. So gradually he ventured back to the dreaded driving range, this time as the father of a five-year-old son -and also as a grandfather.

    G. Cernicky says: "Not a Bogie but a Birdie !"
    "Hacker Humor"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    My father told me about this book because, like the story it tells, I am a middle aged guy coming back to golf after years away. I had read a novel by Carl Hiaasen before, a light but fun story, and thought this might be fun too. At times it is; Hiaasen is a reasonably good writer and tries to use humor throughout. Parts of the book are quite funny. The only problem is that almost all of the humor is self deprecating, so a lot of moderately funny jokes tend to add up to an overall downer. Anyone who gets to play that much golf on that many nice courses should find a little bit more to be happy about.


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