You no longer follow Rick

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Rick

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Rick

MUNDELEIN, ILLINOIS, United States | Member Since 2012

0
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 7 reviews
  • 7 ratings
  • 50 titles in library
  • 10 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Zen Putting: Mastering the Mental Game on the Greens

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated By Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    Confidence, as every golfer knows, is the key to peak performance on the greens. Zen Putting: Mastering the Mental Game builds your confidence through a thinking-outside-the-box approach that helps golfers of all levels get out of their own way and roll the ball better than ever.

    Eric says: "Not just for putting"
    "Mindful"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to a fellow golfer. This book I think helps put the mental side of the game into play, something that needs to be addressed if you want to get better.


    If you’ve listened to books by Dr. Joseph Parent before, how does this one compare?

    I have listened to another Zen book as well, I would grade them the same.


    Which character – as performed by Dr. Joseph Parent – was your favorite?

    No one stood out.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I could have if given the time, I do most of my listening in the car.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Smart Money: How the World's Best Sports Bettors Beat the Bookies Out of Millions

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Michael Konik
    • Narrated By Michael Konik
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (39)

    In The Smart Money, Michael Konik takes listeners behind the veil of secrecy shrouding the most successful sports gambling operation in America, to its innermost sanctum. He reveals how they, and he, got rich by beating the Vegas lines and, ultimately, the multi-million-dollar offshore betting circuit. He details the perks and perils of a lifestyle in which staking inordinate sums of money on the outcome of a game, sometimes as much as $1 million on a single event, is a normal part of doing business.

    T. Richards says: "Disliked it"
    "Double Life"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Smart Money in three words, what would they be?

    Party, Energy & Waiting


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Smart Money?

    When 44 decides to quit.


    What about Michael Konik’s performance did you like?

    The way he played the part.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was a heavy better, it made me want to go back, But I know better.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Game: 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ken Dryden
    • Narrated By Ken Dryden
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    Widely acknowledged as the best hockey book ever written and lauded by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 10 Sports Books of All Time, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Intelligent and insightful, former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ken Dryden captures the essence of the sport and what it means to all hockey fans.

    steve says: "Outstanding book for all hockey fans"
    "Behind the Mask"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Game the most enjoyable?

    Ken's voice & tone.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ken's teammates


    What does Ken Dryden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Again his voice, it was like you where in his head.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I think it was when he went upstairs to say it was his last year.


    Any additional comments?

    Great Book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Playing for Pizza: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (675)
    Performance
    (150)
    Story
    (154)

    Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In a championship game, to the surprise and dismay of everyone, Rick actually got into the game and then provided what was arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he became a national laughingstock and, of course, was immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams. But against enormous odds, Arnie finally locates another team that will have him: the mighty Panthers of Parma, Italy.

    Patti says: "Give Him A Break!"
    "Feeling the pain"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, It was recommed to me by a friend that I thought would never listen to an audio book, but is a sports fan. I just texted him and told him thanks' for the tip.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Playing for Pizza?

    The last throw, but the imagination of what's in store for him could be another great book.


    Which character – as performed by Christopher Evan Welch – was your favorite?

    Rick of course, and the Judge Franco.


    If you could rename Playing for Pizza, what would you call it?

    Playing for the working guy.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jack Nicklaus: My Story

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jack Nicklaus, Ken Bowden
    • Narrated By Ian Esmo
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    During his more than forty-year career as champion amateur, dominating professional, and senior star, the Golden Bear has won almost 100 tournaments around the world. Topping that astounding achievement are his record 20 major-championship victories: two U. S. Amateurs, six Masters, four U. S. Opens, three British Opens, and five U. S. PGA Championships.

    Rick says: "Come Back Kid"
    "Come Back Kid"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Jack Nicklaus rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was pretty detailed, jumped around alittle bit.


    What other book might you compare Jack Nicklaus to and why?

    Greg Norman's


    What does Ian Esmo bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think just by changing his voice for a different person.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No but the 86' Masters was the best.


    Any additional comments?

    Long but a great career does not take 10 minutes to cover.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 21: Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (628)
    Performance
    (200)
    Story
    (204)

    In the midst of the Go-Go '90s, the culture of greed infused the MIT campus. A small blackjack club sprang up, dedicated to counting cards and beating the house at major casinos around the country. The Club grew slowly at first, but by the late 1990s, the right people had come up with the right system to take some of the world's most sophisticated casinos for all they were worth.

    Julie says: "Good Book.. HORRIBLE Narrator"
    "Great Listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, wish I was one of the group.


    What other book might you compare 21 to and why?

    none


    Which character – as performed by Johnny Heller – was your favorite?

    Kevin


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Just thought it was good. Very interesting on both sides of the play. I could have gone on and on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Hank Haney
    • Narrated By Hank Haney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (228)
    Performance
    (197)
    Story
    (204)

    The Big Miss is Hank Haney's candid and surprisingly insightful account of his tumultuous six-year journey with Tiger Woods, during which the supremely gifted golfer collected six major championships and rewrote golf history. Hank was one of the very few people allowed behind the curtain. He was with Tiger 110 days a year, spoke to him over 200 days a year, and stayed at his home up to 30 days a year, observing him in nearly every circumstance....

    E. L. Robertson says: "Very Mixed Feelings"
    "The Big Hit"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Big Miss again? Why?

    I would in a year or so but not tomorrow, hopefully the time away will let me pick up on something I missed the first time.


    What other book might you compare The Big Miss to and why?

    Don't have a comparison at this time due to the fact that I'm new to Audio books.


    Which character – as performed by Hank Haney – was your favorite?

    I would say it was Hank himself, it was a pleasure to hear the book read from him, it was like he was telling just to me.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I don't have the time for that but if I could I just might. I listened in my car going to work and back.


    Any additional comments?

    Glad I picked it. I thought it would just be a rip on Tiger but it really was just the facts and I think Hank treated Tiger with respect, maybe more than he gave Hank.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.