We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
The Eternal Summer Audiobook

The Eternal Summer

Regular Price:$20.97
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Was there ever a year in golf like 1960?

It was the year that the sport and its vivid personalities exploded on the consciousness of the nation, when the past, present, and future of the game collided. Television, still a new medium, provided a fresh window to this fascinating show and enabled this "rich man's sport" to win over millions of new fans. Here was Arnold Palmer, the working man's hero, "sweating, chain-smoking, shirt-tail flying," winning, it seemed, every tournament with a last-second charge; grim Ben Hogan, Arnie's opposite, the greatest player of the '50s, a perfectionist battling the twin demons of age and nerves; and, making his debut in the big time, a chunky, crewcut college kid who seemed to have the makings of a champion: twenty-year-old Jack Nicklaus.

©1992 Curt Sampson; (P)2001 Blackstone Audiobooks

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.6 (19 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (6)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.1 (8 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
3.9 (8 )
5 star
 (3)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Gromit66 Denver Metro Area, CO United States 08-30-13
    Gromit66 Denver Metro Area, CO United States 08-30-13 Member Since 2013

    G66

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    61
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good blow-by-blow account of the 1960 Golf Season"

    I enjoyed reading this book several years ago, and I also enjoyed listening to the audio version just recently. The book is essentially an earlier version of John Feinstein's The Majors centered on the 1960 season. The portraits of Palmer and Nicklaus as well as some of the minor characters are excellent.

    It would rate higher if McKee's performance were better. I found his attempts to speak in accents a bit forced. The worst was his Gary Player. Although he did a good Nicklaus.

    Overall, it is a good book and worth a listen.

    1 of 1 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.