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Publisher's Summary

Sports Illustrated's chief NBA writer, Jack McCallum, only planned to spend the preseason with the Phoenix Suns as an "assistant coach" - and then write a story about his experiences. Instead, he stayed on with the Suns throughout their exciting and controversial 2005-2006 season. Gaining access to everything from locker-room chats with superstar point guard Steve Nash, to coaches' meetings with maverick coach Mike D'Antoni, McCallum learned what makes this wildly popular, innovative, and international assemblage of talented players and brilliant coaches tick - making Seven Seconds or Less an all-access look at one of the greatest shows in sports.

©2006 Jack McCallum (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Robot Narration with Clueless Word Emphasis

The writing is incredible, the book is incredible. The narration is pretty bad.

Names in the story, 2nd nature to NBA fans, are butchered. Emphasis in sentences, especially those intended to be humorous, are absolutely lost on the narrator. Also, there are quotes in the beginning of each chapter representing a key quote within the chapter itself which are cited in the book (ie "blah blah blah." - Person) in which the narrator does not say who says it, so it sounds completely out of context, and doubly weird when repeated later in the chapter.

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Please re-record this.

The narration is just awful. The book is great but so much humor is lost. It's just tough to listen to.

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Bad narration

Way too many player name mispronunciations. No editing for someone who knows anything about basketball

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Engrossing

What did you love best about Seven Seconds or Less?

A sterling account of the Phoenix Suns season. Any basketball fan would love this audiobook, and I was sad when it came to an end.

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Easy and entertaining listen

As an avid fan of NBA, I found it interesting to recall some events and players from over a decade ago. I would've enjoyed a bit more technical basketball talk though.

I listen at 1.5x speed and found the narrator's performance good.