• A Life Well Played

  • My Stories
  • By: Arnold Palmer
  • Narrated by: Rich Lerner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (361 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This program opens features an introduction read by Arnold Palmer and is narrated by Rich Lerner of the Golf Channel.

"This wasn't a "job" for me. This was a true privilege, because Arnold Palmer's story is important, and not simply because he's an American icon. His story's an inspiration, even a guide for all of us on how to live "a life well played," because as you'll hear in the book, Arnie lived and played by a simple principle. 'Go for it.'" - Rich Lerner on his experience narrating A Life Well Played

No one has won more fans around the world and no player has had a bigger impact on the sport of golf than Arnold Palmer. In fact, Palmer is considered by many to be the most important golfer in history.

As a follow-up to his 1999 autobiography, Palmer takes stock of the many experiences of his life in A Life Well Played, bringing new details and insights to some familiar stories and sharing new ones. Palmer has had tremendous success but is most notable for going about it the right way and always giving back to the fans who made it all possible. Gracious, fair, and a true gentleman, Arnold Palmer is the gold standard of how to conduct yourself. He offers advice and guidance, sharing stories of his career on the course, success in business and the great relationships that give meaning to his life. This audiobook is Palmer's gift to the world—a treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom that readers will celebrate and cherish.

©2016 Arnold Palmer Enterprises (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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A must read/hear

It was a tremendous book and the Narration was excellent. Rich Lerner was amazing. You can really feel Mr. Palmer in that read. I can easily listen to it over and over.

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Best book read so far

Listened to rather ;). It resonated on some many fronts for me as a son, as a golfer, as a fellow service member. I had a Pap as a father as well and his impact on me has stayed with me through the years. This was truly a look back to reflect on what makes us who we are and the choices we make everyday to live up to this ideals. Thank you Arnie!

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Arnold Palmer A real golfer

Beautiful insightful and caring arnold palmer the man is something special and do is this book beautifully read by rich Lerner.

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Great Story

I'm too young to have watched Arnold Palmer on tour but I enjoy golf, drink lots of Arnold Palmer iced tea/lemonades, and own some golf items with the colored umbrella on them. This biography does a good job separating chapters of Mr. Palmers career, life, and business ventures and allows the reader or listener into Arnold Palmers beliefs and upbringing. You don't need to be a golf nut to read this book; I would even argue the younger generations can learn more from Mr. Palmer than anyone.

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A must have for golf fans

I didn't know much about Arnold Palmer before listening to this book and I just got into golf so I didn't know much of the terminology either. After completing it my love for the game has grown incredibly and so has my respect and admiration for Arnold Palmer.

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Fantastic Account

Very captivating account and very well presented. Rich did a great job in connecting with the spirit of Arnie and his personality.

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Great American

Great American Arnold Palmer lived an honorable life that can be a lesson to all men on how to conduct yourself.

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Well played stories

Great insite into Mr Palmers life. Plenty of smiles and great lessons ...even a few golf tips

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A True Gentlemen Playing a Gentlemen's Sport

Arnold Palmer's life story in his own words and read with reverence by Rich Lerner from the Golf Channel. He was a humble, but proud man whose character was shaped by a firm but loving father, whom he affectionately referred to as Pap. This book traces Arnold's life from humble beginnings as the son of a hard working survivor of the depression. His father was a self taught greens keeper and agronomist who would go on to become a self taught head professional at Latrobe Country Club. Under his father's tutelage, Arnold would go on to become the pre-eminent golfer of his time. Like all sports legends, his greatness was ultimately overcome by younger and stronger competitors, primarily in the form of Jack Nicklaus. Unlike many athletes that might become bitter or spiteful as another great rival begins to emerge, Arnold's true character is shown by the fact that the two rivals would go on to become great friends and business associates. To my surprise, Arnold's many athletic achievements may have only been eclipsed by his homespun business acumen that allowed him to become one of sport's wealthiest atheletes.

A great read/listen.

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I laughed, I cried, and inspired!

My title says it all a must listen for any golfer!
Makes one realized they done nothing in life... a great motivator!

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Too good to be true...you bet it is!

Where does A Life Well Played rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the top 5 at least

What did you like best about this story?

The honesty, sincerity & wisdom, all rolled into one and the excellent narration.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

There were too many to single out, he lived such a full life, from his golf, personal and business, this covers all aspects.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Teaches you about a life well played...

Any additional comments?

One of those audibles that you can come back to time and again and learn something new. A clever and talented man and full of good advice and honesty.

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  • Disco
  • 01-02-17

Great book for any golfer

A tremendous memory of Arnold Palmer his personal introduction followed by great narration by Rich Lerner makes you feel that the great man is sitting by your side the whole way through. He shares wise thoughts and happy memories talking about everything in life so positively with a real honest openness.

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  • M. B. Ellison
  • 10-15-16

Legend of Golf

Brilliant Insight into the legend. A great listen and would recommend for all even non golfers