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  • Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By R. A. Dickey, Wayne Coffey
    • Narrated By Ben Hunter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (52)
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    (49)
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    (51)

    >The Glass Castle meets Ball Four as Mets knuckleballer R. A. Dickey weaves searing honesty and baseball insight in this memoir about his unlikely journey to the big leagues. An English Lit major at the University of Tennessee, Dickey is as articulate and thoughtful as any professional athlete in any sport - and proves it page after page, as he provides fresh and honest insight into baseball and a career unlike any other.

    Anthony says: "Marred (for me) by unfortunate performance issues"
    "A great underdog story for any baseball fan"
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    I was holding off on listening to this book because Dickey didn't narrate it himself. However, Ben Hunter did a great job with it. He actually reminded me of R.A. a bit. I had to knock him down a star for mispronouncing a number of player names throughout the course of the work, though.

    The book was great. It was certainly geared toward fans of the game. As a Mets fan, I was hooked early; but any baseball fan that enjoys a good underdog story would enjoy this title. It is one of the better stories in modern baseball, and hearing the full life story in complete detail really paints a more incredible picture than the listener bargained for.

    You could tell that R.A. isn't a professional writer at certain times. He overuses hyperbole, often stating that an event or moment was "the most (fill in the blanks) of my life". However, the story more than makes up for that.

    Pick this one up; it's a great listen.

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