This is a solid book if you are a tennis fan and remember Connors, McEnroe, et al. from the 70s and 80s.
It is interesting to contrast Andre Agassi's childhood (as told by him in his book) with Jimmy Connor's. Andre hated tennis, Jimmy loved it. It is clear from Jimmy's story that he truly loved the game, loved to play it any chance he got, and that is ultimately what drove him to success.
Orlow is convincing as Connors.
I thought the first half of the book was great; surprisingly, things slowed down and gets a little boring as Jimmy gets more and more famous. Probably because he didn't want to do a "tell all" and reveal too many stories about other players and his own exploits off the court. But the stories he does tell are revealing.
It's an easy read, and although Jimmy doesn't put his life out there 100%, he puts enough to keep it interesting and insightful. Recommend.
I never read, much less listen to, the same book twice. Why? there's a million I haven't read.
Amy was fantastic. Especially on the audio version.
Wouldn't want to give anything away.
Great narration by both the male and female voices.
An interesting read if you didn't know much about the actual details of the raid on the embassy in Benghazi. But it's a bit drawn out, with literally step by step details of the main characters' movements during the attack. Would have been a great "long piece" magazine article.
Knowing we will hear "Benghazi" ten thousand times in the 2016 election year, it's interesting to know exactly what happened on the ground, without any political spin. But, the story gets weighted down by stilted writing and too many minute details that add nothing to the story.
Zuckoff is not the greatest narrator. He speaks too fast.
I don't see any happy ending, so I doubt it.
Great behind the scenes stories about all the players, a no-holds bar tale of Showtime.
Jerry Buss comes out smelling like a rose, and deservedly so. He was a maverick and he took the NBA to new heights. He made mostly great moves with the Lakers. He was wise enough to delegate to basketball insiders like Jerry West on certain issues and player personnel.
Hillgartner did a good job with the narration.
"Showtime" ranks up their with "Ball Four" and "North Dallas Forty" for the behind-the-scenes exploits of the most entertaining NBA team ever - the Lakers of the 1980s.
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