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Slaying the Tiger Audiobook

Slaying the Tiger: A Year Inside the Ropes on the New PGA Tour

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Publisher's Summary

For more than a decade, golf was dominated by one galvanizing figure: Eldrick "Tiger" Woods. But as his star has fallen, a new, ambitious generation has stepped up to claim the crown. Once the domain of veterans, golf saw a youth revolution in 2014. In Slaying the Tiger, Shane Ryan introduces us to the volatile, colorful crop of heirs apparent who are storming the barricades of this traditionally old-fashioned sport.

As the golf writer for Bill Simmons' Grantland, Shane Ryan is the perfect herald for the sport's new age. In Slaying the Tiger, he embeds himself for a season on the PGA Tour, where he finds the game far removed from the genteel rhythms of yesteryear. Instead he discovers a group of mercurial talents driven to greatness by their fear of failure and their relentless perfectionism. From Augusta to Scotland, with an irreverent and energetic voice, Ryan documents every transcendent moment, every press tent tirade, and every controversy that made the 2014 tour one of the most exciting and unpredictable in recent memory.

©2015 Shane Ryan (P)2015 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"[R]ecommended for anyone who wants to get real insights on the players and the sport." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Deborah C Wuest 04-21-17 Member Since 2013
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    "The content is good but the reader isnt"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Slaying the Tiger to be better than the print version?

    How can you have someone read a book about golf who cannot pronounce Rory's name. For hours I cringed as he called him Roy! He also can't pronounce Medina correctly. Never grating.


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    Drive for Show 04-21-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Narration needs editing "

    Hard to listen to the narrator as he butchers the pronunciation of many names and courses.

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    Jason Kenyon N. Las Vegas, NV United States 03-23-17
    Jason Kenyon N. Las Vegas, NV United States 03-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Biased"

    the narrator struggles to pronounce names. Calls Rory Roy and slaughters most of the European players names. The author has some sort of axe to grid with several subjects. His attack on Bubba Watson focuses on Bubba's religious views going go so far as to call him a hypocrite. The author says that he was rebuffed by Watson several times, which might explain his dislike of him. The author also delights in pointing out all the negative aspects of Augusta National. He does speak highly of Matt Every and Dustin Johnson, who both had run ins with the law. The book has some good parts it is just hard to listen to the sarcastic remarks and the mispronounced names.

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    Jrocco Pittsburgh 02-07-17
    Jrocco Pittsburgh 02-07-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Names mispronounced"

    Overall performance by the narrator was pretty good, but I couldn't stand how he kept mispronouncing Rory McIlroy's name. Instead of Rory, he kept saying "Roy." Rory was such a prominent character in the story that it was annoying to the point of distraction. There were a few others but ones not mentioned as often so not worth mentioning here.

    Don't skip the book because of it. The story is fantastic. Loved the book.

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    Stephen J Lee 09-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Nothing new here"

    If you watch the Golf Channel on occasion and read GolfWeek from time to time, you probably won't learn much new information or insight. The author seems poorly connected to tbe golf community. The narrator has no golf background either, given his mispronunciations.

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    Leonel Aguilar Guatemala 07-07-16
    Leonel Aguilar Guatemala 07-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good info, very annoying narration"

    The guy kept calling Rory "Roy". But the story is very good and informative

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    Jon Anthony 04-23-16
    Jon Anthony 04-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Listening better than reading!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Slaying the Tiger to be better than the print version?

    Actually read than got for long trip with grandson and found that I was more engrossed than he on my 2nd time around.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Slaying the Tiger?

    Learning the background of Jason Day.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Jordan Speith's loss at The Masters.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    After Tiger.


    Any additional comments?

    This book perfect for periodic short reads as each chapter a story in itself.

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    Bob Shinders 04-18-16 Member Since 2014

    Use your brain!!!

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    "Entertaining"

    Good stories. If you follow the PGA in detail, much of it will be known already. Some names are butchered and it baffles me how many nonfiction books do so.

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    Rex 04-17-16
    Rex 04-17-16
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    "Poor narration"

    The book was interesting and as advertised. Unfortunately the narrator didn't bother learning how to pronounce any of the names or places which was irritating.

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    mike 04-08-16
    mike 04-08-16
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    "just as advertised"

    made me want to play and watch more golf. also gave me fun information on the pros lives.

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