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  • Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story | Peter Golenbock,Jose Baez

    Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Peter Golenbock, Jose Baez
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
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    When Caylee Anthony was reported missing in Orlando, Florida, in July 2008, the public spent the next three years following the investigation and the eventual trial of her mother, Casey Anthony. On July 5, 2011, the case that captured headlines worldwide exploded when, against all odds, defense attorney Jose Baez delivered one of the biggest legal upsets in American history: a not-guilty verdict.

    Tracy says: "Blah, blah, blah"
  • They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived | Doug Harvey,Peter Golenbock

    They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Doug Harvey, Peter Golenbock
    • Narrated By Robert Brown
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    In the pageantry of baseball, one select group is virtually unknown in the outside world, derided by fans, faced with split-second choices that spell victory or defeat. These men are up-close observers of the action, privy to inside jokes, blood feuds, benches-clearing brawls, and managers’ expletive-filled tirades. In this wonderful memoir, Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey takes us within baseball as you’ve never seen it, with unforgettable inside stories of baseball greats such as Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, and Whitey Herzog.

    Rick says: "The Best? Possibly."
  • Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers | Peter Golenbock

    Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Peter Golenbock
    • Narrated By Raymond Todd
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    Before the team headed to Los Angeles in 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers were one of the most colorful and beloved teams in baseball. In Bums, best-selling author Peter Golenbock has compiled a fascinating oral history of the Ebbets Field heroes with recollections from former players, writers, front-office executives, and faithful fans.

    Karen says: "A MUST for the true Dodgers or Giants fan!!"
  • The Bronx Zoo: The Astonishing Inside Story of the 1978 World Champion New York Yankees | Sparky Lyle,Peter Golenbock

    The Bronx Zoo: The Astonishing Inside Story of the 1978 World Champion New York Yankees

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Sparky Lyle, Peter Golenbock
    • Narrated By Sparky Lyle
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    This best-selling, highly-acclaimed account is a hilarious but scathing baseball tell-all. After being voted the 1977 American League Cy Young Award winner, Sparky Lyle was rewarded for his efforts by being benched. The Yankees, a leader of free agency, signed Goose Gossage as their closer. Things only went downhill from there and the 1978 season turned out to be one of controversy, firings, fights, and acrimony. In short, it was a zoo.

    Joseph Pica says: "Great memories"
  • Red Sox Nation | Peter Golenbock

    Red Sox Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Peter Golenbock
    • Narrated By Peter Golenbock
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    Red Sox Nation is the finest, most comprehensive history of this storied franchise, told from the point of view of the people who lived it. From every disappointment to each triumph, culminating with the 2004 World Championship, Red Sox Nation takes you into the dugout and onto the field to relive each moment.

    Catherine says: "Go Sox!"
  • American Prince: A Memoir | Peter Golenbock,Tony Curtis

    American Prince: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Peter Golenbock, Tony Curtis
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
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    He was the Golden Boy of the Golden Age. A prince of the silver screen. Dashing and debonair, Tony Curtis arrived on the scene in a blaze of bright lights and celluloid. His good looks, smooth charm, and natural talent earned him fame, women, and adulation - Elvis copied his look and the Beatles put him on their Sgt. Pepper album cover. But the Hollywood life of his dreams brought both invincible highs and debilitating lows.

    Chris says: "Interesting and colorful"
  • 7: The Mickey Mantle Novel | Peter Golenbock

    7: The Mickey Mantle Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Peter Golenbock
    • Narrated By Alan Smithee
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    In Peter Golenbock's shocking and revealing first novel, Mickey Mantle tells the hidden story of his life as a baseball hero, and asks for forgiveness from his friends and family. If the revelations in Jim Bouton's Ball Four were the first crack in the Mantle legend, then 7 smashes the myth to reveal the human being within.

    Me & My Girls says: "Ugh..."
  • In the Country of Brooklyn: Inspiration to the World | Peter Golenbock

    In the Country of Brooklyn: Inspiration to the World

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Peter Golenbock
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    One of every seven people in the United States can trace their family back to Brooklyn, New York - all 71 square miles of it, home to millions of people from every corner of the globe over the last 150 years. Now Peter Golenbock, the author of the acclaimed book Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers, returns to Kings County to collect the firsthand stories of the life and times of the people of Brooklyn - and how they changed the world.

  • American Prince: A Memoir | Tony Curtis,Peter Golenbock

    American Prince: A Memoir

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Tony Curtis, Peter Golenbock
    • Narrated By Mitch Greenberg
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    No simple tell-all, American Prince chronicles Hollywood during its heyday. Tony Curtis revisits his immense body of work, including the unforgettable classics Houdini, Spartacus, and Some Like It Hot, and regales readers with stories of his associations with Frank Sinatra, Laurence Olivier, director Billy Wilder, and film industry heavyweight Lew Wasserman, as well as paramours Natalie Wood and Marilyn Monroe, among others.

    Eileen says: "Interesting stories, but..."
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