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Walter

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  • Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jonathan Mahler
    • Narrated By David Ledoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
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    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    By early 1977, the metropolis was in the grip of hysteria caused by a murderer dubbed “Son of Sam”. And on a sweltering night in July, a citywide power outage touched off an orgy of looting and arson that led to the largest mass arrest in New York’s history. As the turbulent year wore on, the city became absorbed in two epic battles: the fight between Yankee slugger Reggie Jackson and team manager Billy Martin, and the battle between Ed Koch and Mario Cuomo for the city’s mayoralty. Buried beneath these parallel conflicts - one for the soul of baseball, the other for the soul of the city - was the subtext of race.

    Walter says: "As it was in 1977 NYC. I know as I was there too."
    "As it was in 1977 NYC. I know as I was there too."
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    What made the experience of listening to Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning the most enjoyable?

    This is a good memory of NYC as it really was in 1977. I remember driving through the Bronx many times on my way to park by Yankee Stadium and walk across the track by the park on my way in never knowing if my car would be there when I returned! Sitting in the box seats smelling the weed being smoked throughout the stadium and watching Reggie, Billy and Munson go at it. I was oblivious about Son of Sam at the time which would have made me think twice now about what I did and where I went. The ConEd part was very interesting when they talked about the blackout.... Glad I was not there then! It was a very good book which was more history than baseball but very well done.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    It portrayed the true times.


    Have you listened to any of David Ledoux’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The film was made already but without the politics of the time.


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  • Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball's Greatest Gift

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Harvey Araton
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    It happens every spring. Yankees pitching great Ron Guidry arrives at the Tampa airport to pick up Hall of Fame catcher and national treasure Yogi Berra. Guidry drives him to the ballpark. They watch the young players. They talk shop. They eat dinner together and tease each other mercilessly. They trade stories about the greats they have met along the way. And the next day they do the same thing all over again. As every former ballplayer can appreciate, in that routine, every spring, there emerges a certain magic.

    stephen says: "yankee fan"
    "I Would Drive MR.Yogi !"
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    What did you love best about Driving Mr. Yogi?

    This book shows the human side of a guy who you already knew was down to earth and a really nice person. It shows that what we think about Yogi is really what he is. Great book. I learned a lot about Guidry in the process that made me like and respect him so much.


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  • My Life

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Bill Clinton
    • Narrated By Bill Clinton
    Overall
    (1695)
    Performance
    (245)
    Story
    (244)

    President Bill Clinton's My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public. It is the fullest, most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written, and a testament to the positive impact on America and on the world of his work and his ideals.

    Drayton says: "Less than I expected"
    "Clinton Airs it out"
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    If you could sum up My Life in three words, what would they be?

    Very Good Book and it told a great story about a man who was great for the US but sometimes not so good for himself and family.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bill as he is so smart.


    What about Bill Clinton???s performance did you like?

    His humility.


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

    Yes but it was too long!


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