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The extraordinary memoir from baseball icon Jackie Robinson - originally published in 1948, just a year after he shattered baseball’s color barrier, and now released as an audiobook for the very first time. 

“I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me...all I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” 

So says number 42, who comes alive to share his story, up to and through that historic first season, as told to famed sportswriter Wendell Smith, with a foreword by Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey. 

Travel back in time, as the Dodgers legend guides you through his athletic upbringing, his short stint with the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues, and his breakthrough to the big leagues, at the age of 28.

©1948 Jackie Robinson (P)2020 Spoken Realms

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An important title lost

I can’t believe this title has been lost to history. The importance of Jackie Robinson to the history of baseball can not be understated. And to hear the story of his experience from HIS words, is something that should be brought back to the forefront. Absolutely amazing narration by David Sadzin, and a great intro written by the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers narrated by Kyle Tait brings this story closer to home than ever before.

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A great telling of Jackies own version of breaking into professional baseball. A must read for baseball fans and fans of humanity in general.

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I wish there were more! The narrator did an awesome job. This book is both informative and entertaining.

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great book on jackies rise to the majors and his first year. not quite as in depth as i was looking for but a great listen and worth the time!