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Slaying the Tiger Audiobook

Slaying the Tiger: A Year Inside the Ropes on the New PGA Tour

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Publisher's Summary

For more than a decade, golf was dominated by one galvanizing figure: Eldrick "Tiger" Woods. But as his star has fallen, a new, ambitious generation has stepped up to claim the crown. Once the domain of veterans, golf saw a youth revolution in 2014. In Slaying the Tiger, Shane Ryan introduces us to the volatile, colorful crop of heirs apparent who are storming the barricades of this traditionally old-fashioned sport.

As the golf writer for Bill Simmons' Grantland, Shane Ryan is the perfect herald for the sport's new age. In Slaying the Tiger, he embeds himself for a season on the PGA Tour, where he finds the game far removed from the genteel rhythms of yesteryear. Instead he discovers a group of mercurial talents driven to greatness by their fear of failure and their relentless perfectionism. From Augusta to Scotland, with an irreverent and energetic voice, Ryan documents every transcendent moment, every press tent tirade, and every controversy that made the 2014 tour one of the most exciting and unpredictable in recent memory.

©2015 Shane Ryan (P)2015 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"[R]ecommended for anyone who wants to get real insights on the players and the sport." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Stephen J Lee 09-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Nothing new here"

    If you watch the Golf Channel on occasion and read GolfWeek from time to time, you probably won't learn much new information or insight. The author seems poorly connected to tbe golf community. The narrator has no golf background either, given his mispronunciations.

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    Leonel Aguilar Guatemala 07-07-16
    Leonel Aguilar Guatemala 07-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good info, very annoying narration"

    The guy kept calling Rory "Roy". But the story is very good and informative

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    Jon Anthony 04-23-16
    Jon Anthony 04-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Listening better than reading!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Slaying the Tiger to be better than the print version?

    Actually read than got for long trip with grandson and found that I was more engrossed than he on my 2nd time around.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Slaying the Tiger?

    Learning the background of Jason Day.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Jordan Speith's loss at The Masters.


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

    After Tiger.


    Any additional comments?

    This book perfect for periodic short reads as each chapter a story in itself.

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    Bob Shinders 04-18-16 Member Since 2014

    Use your brain!!!

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    "Entertaining"

    Good stories. If you follow the PGA in detail, much of it will be known already. Some names are butchered and it baffles me how many nonfiction books do so.

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    Rex 04-17-16
    Rex 04-17-16
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    "Poor narration"

    The book was interesting and as advertised. Unfortunately the narrator didn't bother learning how to pronounce any of the names or places which was irritating.

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    mike 04-08-16
    mike 04-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "just as advertised"

    made me want to play and watch more golf. also gave me fun information on the pros lives.

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    Kristoffer Klingelhoeffer 03-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Decent story, mixed narrator"

    Narrator mispronounced a good portion of the names of courses and players, but had a nice pace. Clearly a professional, but not a golfer.

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    Mark Calgary, Alberta, Canada 02-21-16
    Mark Calgary, Alberta, Canada 02-21-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Golf, the real story"

    Too often we get the same prepared comments from not just golf celebrities but all athletes. This book is an exception and I found myself pleasantly surprised by the bold and refreshing, actually spoken thoughts from the writer.
    I just doubt he will get a private interview with very many golfers after this as he cuts through the flesh and meat right into the heart of some of our favourite golf celebrities.
    Excellent read / listen.

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    Mark 02-14-16
    Mark 02-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Don't they have editors?"
    What did you like best about Slaying the Tiger? What did you like least?

    Candid and frank


    If you’ve listened to books by Shane Ryan before, how does this one compare?

    Have not


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Learn how to pronounce the names of players, courses , and towns. It was very amateurish!


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    G Whedon 01-15-16
    G Whedon 01-15-16 Member Since 2011

    Greg

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    "Good with issues"

    Worth reading. The author has obvious issues with Florida and southern cities that lack strict zoning laws. The narrator mispronounced half of the golfers names, but the book is still good for golf geeks.

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