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James

Okotoks, Alberta, Canada | Member Since 2009

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  • Sixty Feet, Six Inches: A Hall of Fame Pitcher and a Hall of Fame Hitter Talk about How the Game Is Played

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Reggie Jackson, Lonnie Wheeler, Bob Gibson
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis, Dominic Hoffman
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Mr. October and Hoot Gibson unfortunately never faced each other on the field. But now, in Sixty Feet, Six Inches, these two legends open up in fascinating detail about the game they love and how it was, is, and should be played. Their one-of-a-kind insider stories recall a who's who of baseball nobility, including Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez, Hank Aaron, Albert Pujols, Billy Martin, and Joe Torre. This is an unforgettable baseball history by two of its most influential superstars.

    James says: "Badball"
    "Badball"
    Overall

    This is the first time I've ever just stopped listening to a book and deleted it. I'm a die hard baseball fan but this is just a mish mash of self serving drivel from clearly 2 of the most talented, but self absorbed athletes of out time...don't waste your credits on this one !!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil and Bobby Hull: How Hockey's Original Million-Dollar Man Became the Game's Lost Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Gare Joyce
    • Narrated By Bernard Clark
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    In his prime, few could dispute Bobby Hull's athletic brilliance - the first to have five fifty-goal seasons, the highest scorer on the 1976 Canada Cup team, the first to use the slapshot as a scoring weapon, and the first hockey player to sign a million-dollar contract. With his body-builder torso, and his 100 mph volleys across a rink, the world of hockey glory was his to lose. And he did. With his publicized marital troubles and his defection from the NHL to the WHA, Hull's star began to fall, leaving him broke and in exile from the game.

    CaptHowdy says: "Learn the Names."
    "Great Story - Very Poor Performance !"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Just the reader...it's a story about a hockey icon ! If you love the history of the game and the changes Bobby Hull ( good & bad ) brought to the game, then you'll like this. If you were around then and have fond memeories of those times, then this will bring your memories flooding back.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It brought me back to a time so long ago. I was a 12 year old kid in Winnipeg when Bobby Hull signed witht he WHA Winnipeg Jets. My dad took us down to Portage and Main to for the ceremony and I can still remeber it like it was yesterday.
    We all loved and played hockey and everyone wanted to be Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe or Bobby Orr.
    To hear some of the behind the scenes situations and dealings was a bonus.
    I probably got his autograph fifty times and he always had a smile on his face and always had time for the kids and the fans.
    Despite the picture this author tries to paint a times, I'll always be a Golden Jet fan !


    How could the performance have been better?

    Find someone who knows even 1% about the game and it's history or at least proof the performance before you make it available. This guy mispronounced the name of just about every person and place. It made it sometimes hard to listen to. It may not seem imprtant to the author, but only true fans will be interested in listening to this and they deserve better. A real hockey writer wouldn't have let this happen, it's direspectful to the players of that era.


    Could you see The Devil and Bobby Hull: How Hockey's Original Million-Dollar Man Became the Game's Lost Legend being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Mara Shalhoup
    • Narrated By Hassan Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (21)

    The story of Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and his legendary street crew, the Black Mafia Family (BMF), is the tale of a modern-day don who aspired to be something more: a credible name in hip-hop. It is a tale built on the seduction of vast sums of money, a seduction that pulled in hip-hop stars but that also had a darker side.

    Arjun says: "The Narration is Amazing!"
    "Don't Bother"
    Overall

    This is the worst novel I've ever listened to...what a waste of money.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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