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Publisher's Summary

Baseball! Suspense! Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. He has written 17 books, including 12 featuring LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch. His novels consistently debut at number-one on the New York Times best-seller list. His most recent is Echo Park, released in October 2006. Connelly's books have been translated into 31 languages and have won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus awards, as well as many others, both in the U.S. and internationally. "Two Bagger" was his first short story, originally published in 2001 in the anthology Murderer's Row>.
Compliation ©2001 Otto Penzler; "Two Bagger" ©2001 Michael Connelly; "Chickasaw Charlie Hoke" ©2001 Elmore Leonard; (P)2007 Phoenix Audio

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  • Daniel
  • Arlington, TX, United States
  • 04-28-08

Nice Little Short Story

The Connelly short story was good. I found myself at times wishing it were a full blown novel as the story and characters were good - as is all of Connelly's material.

The second short story was ok.

The reader was good.

Overall, recommended.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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great writing, just not enough of it.

Where does Two Bagger rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I always like Michael's writing and I was looking for something other than harry bosch. the story was good there just wasn't enough of it. now looking for more harry. I know he can write only so fast, but I am waiting. story about more than baseball.

Any additional comments?

go Michael.

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  • Gudrun
  • Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada
  • 12-27-15

I prefer Connelly's longer stories

I like Michael Connelly's full novels and feel that the stories here could have been (and should have been) fleshed out to create whole novels.

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2 short stories equals 1 hour of GREAT Listening!

What did you love best about Two Bagger?

Both are based around good ol' american baseball! However, you don't have to know or love the game to enjoy these 2 short stories

What did you like best about this story?

In the 2nd story I loved the way the old underdog comes out on top!

Which character – as performed by Lee Horsley – was your favorite?

Charlie in the 2nd story. A older mostly B class baseball star (retired).

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh! In the 2nd story, Charlie, always has the good come-back line.

Any additional comments?

Both of these stories are really well written. Buy the time they are finished, you really wish that each one was a full novel.

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  • Carôle
  • 08-27-15

If you're not into baseball, give this a miss!

Even though you get a bonus book with this, I would say, "Give this a miss". The only way that you're going to fully comprehend the story and the action of his partner, is to get in the baseball spirit and, as an English woman who really isn't into any American sports except Basketball, the intricacies of the story went way over my head!

As for the bonus book. The same applies but in triplicate. I wouldn't give it 1 star for storyline but the performance was good I suppose!

You could tell that Connelly could tell a story. I'm glad that he didn't limit his storytelling to baseball.