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  • Seasons in Hell

  • With Billy Martin, Whitey Herzog and "The Worst Baseball Team in History"-The 1973-1975 Texas Rangers
  • By: Mike Shropshire
  • Narrated by: Peter Powlus
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

Offering wonderful perspectives on dozens of unique (and likely never-to-be-seen-again) baseball personalities, Seasons in Hell recounts some of the most extreme characters ever to play the game and brings to life the no-holds-barred culture of major league baseball in the mid-'70s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you followed MLB in the 70's or 80's !!!!

  • By Eric on 03-09-16

Not much baseball here

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-18

Way too much juvenile discussion about the author's drinking habits. Unfunny, uninteresting. I gave up on ig around Chapter 7.

  • The Extra 2%

  • How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First
  • By: Jonah Keri
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

In The Extra 2%, financial journalist and sportswriter Jonah Keri chronicles the remarkable story of one team's Cinderella journey from divisional doormat to World Series contender. By quantifying the game's intangibles, they were able to deliver to Tampa Bay an American League pennant. This is an informative and entertaining case study for any organization that wants to go from worst to first.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The book isn't sure what it wants to be

  • By Buster on 05-15-15

Interesting book, lousy narrator

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Great for baseball fans who enjoy behind-the-scenes and front-office narratives.

Would you be willing to try another one of Lloyd James’s performances?

No.

Any additional comments?

This book really needed a narrator who is at least a little familiar with baseball. Mispronounced names are jarring -- Tom GlaVINE, Cory Little (Lidle) a handful of others. Unforgivable is One to zero (game scores), Nine to six (a pitcher's 9-6 won-loss record) and three to two (a 3-2 pitch count). Not isolated instances, but constants throughout.

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