In this collection of timeless classics:
I listen to audiobooks while I and my dogs ramble for an hour or so every afternoon. This year has been blessed by a number of great games as the season closes. I purchased this book as a wamup to the evening of playoff baseball. John Updike's essay on Ted Williams last at bat is a real gem; the real treat is every poem and essay is flawlessly executed by the readers and the content is even better. Bart Giamatti reading the closing essay was perfect. Listen to this book....
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If you could sum up Selected Shorts in three words, what would they be?
baseball, live, endearing
What did you like best about this story?
Loved the readings! Baseball fans will laugh and tear up at the nostalgic look back at these stores. Remember, some of these were contemporary for the period this was recorded. My how some things have changed. And, how some things have not.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
I loved the live performances. The audience interaction/reactions are a welcome part of each story. I did not like all the wasted intro/lead-in time. Just read the stories. Edit out the other.
Of all the titles in the Selected Shorts series, I was looking forward to this one the most. And ended up being the most disappointed. Roger Angel and Bart Giamatti hosted the program and therefore end up reading and speaking a lot. They are definitely not professional narrators. They are not even good amateur narrators.
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