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Adam

Cookeville, TN, USA | Member Since 2005

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  • Cinderella Man: James Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jeremy Schaap
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    Lost in the annals of boxing is the sport's true Cinderella story. James J. Braddock, dubbed "Cinderella Man" by Damon Runyon, was a once promising light heavyweight for whom a string of losses in the ring and a broken right hand happened to coincide with the Great Crash of 1929.

    Marcus Anthony says: "Excellent"
    "Cinderella Man is right"
    Overall

    Great book, probably could have downloaded the abridged and left some of the fighter boxing history out of the book, but absolutely the kind of story you wish you would here more in todays society. Great story about determination and human kindness. Want to see the movie now.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • My Losing Season

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Pat Conroy
    • Narrated By Chuck Montgomery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    America's ultimate storyteller reveals the story of his own boyhood. With poignance and humor Pat Conroy (author of Beach Music) reveals the inspirations behind his unforgettable characters, pinpoints the emotions that shaped his own character as a young boy, and ultimately recaptures his passage from athlete to writer.

    M. Diana says: "Dare I say "Beautiful"?"
    "Thoroughly Enjoyed"
    Overall

    This was my first experience in Pat Conroys world and will have to say the book was so well written that I caught myself wondering why all books are not written like this. The book brought me in to the Citadel, the world of Mel Thompson, and the Great Santini. I would listen to this book again. This was my 15th or so audiobook in 6 months. I do believe that you have to like some aspect of literature and sports to truely get all there is in this book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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