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  • Bums

  • An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers
  • By: Peter Golenbock
  • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
  • Length: 19 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MUST for the true Dodgers or Giants fan!!

  • By Karen on 02-25-07

A must read for septoagenarians!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

A very good listens! If the like baseball and like Brooklyn you will love this little gem.

  • The Last Innocents

  • The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • By: Michael Leahy
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Legendary Dodgers Maury Wills, Sandy Koufax, Wes Parker, Jeff Torborg, Dick Tracewski, and Tommy Davis encapsulated 1960s America: white and black, Jewish and Christian, wealthy and working class, pro-Vietnam and anti-war, golden boy and seasoned veteran. The Last Innocents is a thoughtful, technicolor portrait of these seven players - friends, mentors, confidants, rivals, and allies - and their storied team that offers an intriguing look at a sport and a nation in transition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reliving my youth

  • By PJ on 05-24-17

Lend It An Ear

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-18

To all septuagenarians, baseball enthusiasts, and Dodger fanatics, I urge you to turn your ears to this masterpiece.

  • War and Peace

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 61 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,713
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,034
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,991

Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy's genius is clearly seen in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle, all of them fully realized and equally memorable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Work of genius

  • By James on 02-13-06

Excelllent Companion Hardcover Book Available

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-16

What did you love best about War and Peace?

Instead of repeating the well-deserved accolades that have been bestowed upon W&P throughout the decades, I offer the following remarks. I found the audiobook much more understandable and therefore more enjoyable when I was able to locate a hardcover copy of W&P. W&P is a long and quite complex work. I believe that most readers need a helping hand in traversing Tolstoy's rugged battlegrounds.

When I contacted Audiobooks, I was informed that print copy of the audio version was unavailable. The following correction is made available: Garnett's unabridged translation of W/P has been published in hardcover format by The Modern Library, Random House, Inc., New York (1994), ISBN 0-679-60084-1 (1,386pps.). It is available through Amazon.com.

Dave S.