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  • Namath: A Biography | Mark Kriegel

    Namath: A Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Mark Kriegel
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In between Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan there was Joe Namath, one of the very few sports heroes who transcended their game. The son of a Hungarian immigrant, Namath left the steel country of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, for the Deep South, where he played quarterback for Bear Bryant at the University of Alabama. Almost four years later, he signed a $427,000 contract with the New York Jets that changed football forever, transforming a crude, violent game into show business.

    Clifford says: "Blood and Guts of Pro Football"
  • Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich | Mark Kriegel

    Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Mark Kriegel
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
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    Pistol is more than the biography of a ballplayer. It's the stuff of classic novels: the story of a boy transformed by his father's dream and the cost of that dream. Even as Pete Maravich became Pistol Pete, a basketball icon for baby boomers, all the Maraviches paid a price. Now acclaimed author Mark Kriegel has brilliantly captured the saga of an American family: its rise, its apparent ruin, and, finally, its redemption.

    steve says: "Extremely Good!"
  • The Good Son: The Life of Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini | Mark Kriegel

    The Good Son: The Life of Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Mark Kriegel
    • Narrated By Holt McCallany
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    In the early 1980s, Ray Mancini was more than the lightweight champ. He was a national hero. Sinatra fawned over him. Warren Zevon wrote a tribute song. Sylvester Stallone produced his life story as a movie of the week. After all, an adoring public considered Boom Boom the real Rocky. But it all came apart in a brutal 1982 battle against an obscure Korean challenger....

    Mark says: "Best biography I have ever heard or read!"
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