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  • Dream Team

  • How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Changed the Game of Basketball Forever
  • By: Jack McCallum
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

In Dream Team, acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum delivers the untold story of the greatest team ever assembled: the 1992 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team that captivated the world, kindled the hoop dreams of countless children around the planet, and remade the NBA into a global sensation. As a senior staff writer for Sports Illustrated, McCallum enjoyed a courtside seat for the most exciting basketball spectacle on earth, covering the Dream Team from its inception to the gold medal ceremony in Barcelona.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insight into the great basketball team ever.

  • By James O'Brien on 09-04-12
  • Dream Team
  • How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Changed the Game of Basketball Forever
  • By: Jack McCallum
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill

Fascinating...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-16

Loved the insights into the beloved team from my teenage years. Will get 2nd listen.

  • Undisputed Truth

  • By: Mike Tyson, Larry Sloman
  • Narrated by: Joshua Henry
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171

Philosopher, Broadway headliner, fighter, felon - Mike Tyson has defied stereotypes, expectations, and a lot of conventional wisdom during his three decades in the public eye. Bullied as a boy in the toughest, poorest neighborhood in Brooklyn, Tyson grew up to become one of the most thrilling and ferocious boxers of all time - and the youngest heavyweight champion ever. But his brilliance in the ring was often compromised by reckless behavior.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating story about a train wreck of a life

  • By Brock on 11-19-13

Wish Mike had taken notes from Doc Gooden...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-16

before writing this book. I was always a Tyson fan, and have NEVER believed he was guilty of the charge he was convicted on in Indiana. I was very excited about this book, so here's my take...
There were about 10 hours of fascinating and enlightening recall of Iron Mike's life, but there was another 10 hours of recounting the who-what-when-&-where of sex, drugs, and alcohol. Book seemingly became a tell-all which I was not interested in and made Tyson's admissions and purported feelings in other portions of the book seem disingenuous, as the attempts to include every encounter with a woman or drug-fueled binge almost seemed boastful.
I struggled greatly to finish the book because of this. All of these types of admissions were omitted in Gooden's autobiography, but he provided plenty to give you a full picture, and I felt that his book was better for it.