Semi-Tough

Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Comedy, Satire
4 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Seventh on Sports Illustrated's Top 100 Sports Books of All Time, Dan Jenkins' Semi-Tough is a raucous, politically incorrect football spoof starring New York Giants' redneck star Billy Clyde Puckett.

As Puckett records the outrageous buildup to his team's Super Bowl clash with cross-town rivals the Jets, his best friend's voluptuous main squeeze puts some knee-buckling moves on him that he finds difficult to dodge.

©1972 Dan Jenkins (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Jenkins is as irreverent and hip a sports satirist as ever ..." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Vulgar, Profane, Meandering 8th grade humor

This book is disgusting. The plot is thin to non-existent and serves only to indulge the authors vulgarity and adolescent sense of (?) humor.

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Great book almost ruined by narrator

Would you consider the audio edition of Semi-Tough to be better than the print version?

No idea

What was one of the most memorable moments of Semi-Tough?

When the narrator wasn't trying too hard.

What didn’t you like about L. J. Ganser’s performance?

Too theatrical, but I guess it grew on me to be tolerable, but just barely.

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Outdated and Unfunny

What disappointed you about Semi-Tough?

The effort to overcome years of avoiding this type of name branding

What was most disappointing about Dan Jenkins’s story?

Bigotry

How could the performance have been better?

Read Ball 4 and start over...

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Semi-Tough?

Page one to the end.