Miracle on the 17th Green

Narrated by: Brian Bascle
Series: Travis McKinley, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (170 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Just when we need some magic in our lives, best-selling author James Patterson and Peter de Jonge bring us a stirring tale of life, love, and the power of miracles.

Travis McKinley is an ordinary man living an ordinary life - he has a job that he despises, a marriage that has lost its passion, children from whom he feels disconnected, and at age 50, a sense that he has accomplished nothing of consequence with his life. But on Christmas Day, he goes out to play a round of golf, and for the first time, he finds himself in the "zone". He sees the putting line that has eluded him for years. Always a fairly good golfer, he finds himself playing like a pro and is so caught up in his excitement that he continues to play, sinking putt after putt, missing Christmas dinner with his wife and family. It is too much for his already troubled marriage.

His family collapes - but Travis is soon too busy living his dream to notice. His amazing new golf skills catapult him into the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach, where he advances to the final round with two of his heroes, Jack Nicklaus and Raymond Floyd. And with his wife, children, and a live television audience watching, a miracle takes place on the 17th green that will change Travis, and his family, forever.

©2010 James Patterson (P)2010 Hachette

Critic Reviews

"Patterson...and de Jonge succeed admirably in creating a winning character who is enough of a child to believe his dreams and is also mature enough to offer some gently humorous reflections on our national obsession with an engaging sport." ( Publishers Weekly)

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It's a gyp at a full credit for only three hours

Would you try another book from James Patterson and Peter de Jonge and/or Brian Bascle?

Yes

If you’ve listened to books by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge before, how does this one compare?

This is a good short story, but a rip off at a full credit. It should be more like 2-3 dollars.

Which scene was your favorite?

Meh, they were all ok, nothing stood out.

Was Miracle on the 17th Green worth the listening time?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Wait until it's on sale.

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Realistic golf story

I enjoy stories about golf. This was a good one with interesting twists. Well told.

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Fun and enjoyable

This is one of the few books I have finished in a day. I did not want to put it down. I would have been disappointed if it did not end as it did. Made me happy I finished it.

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Great summer escape

Whimsical fun, entertaining and light story. Golfers and non golfers alike will enjoy it. Life lessons along the way.

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One of my favorite books ever!

This book has it all. A wonderful story line, great characters, a few twists and turns and a fantasastic narrator! The only problem I have with this book and I do mean the ONLY problem, is the language. Between the F-bombs and the extremely frequent GDs I am unable to send this or recommend it to my friends. It would embarrass me. Which is very disappointing to me because I love the book so much. I wish I could get it in a cleaned up for TV version. Oh well, I am sure I will keep it in my library and listen to it again.

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  • 08-02-18

Teaches to follow your gut!

I was stuck on this book the first chapter! You can listen to this book over and over again.

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Miracle on the 17th Green

Precursor to The Miracle at Augusta. Should be read first. A story of a holder's live on the Senior Tour.

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Very entertaining book.

Wow! What a great story. It has it all, a love story, underdog story and golf. You cannot ask for more.

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Quick listen

Good story. Love James Patterson. Quick listen. Touching story. Makes you reflect and think about your own life.

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Golfer's version of It's a Wonderful Life

I enjoyed this more than any of the golf movies I've seen. Too bad Jimmy Stewart can't make the movie.