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The Grand Slam Audiobook

The Grand Slam: Bobby Jones, America, and the Story of Golf

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Publisher's Summary

In the wake of the stock-market crash and the dawn of the Great Depression, a ray of light emerged from the world of sports. In the summer of 1930, Bobby Jones, a 28-year-old amateur golfer, mounted a campaign against the record books. In four months, this natural, self-taught player conquered the British Amateur Championship, the British Open, the United States Open, and finally the United States Amateur Championship, an achievement so extraordinary that writers dubbed it the Grand Slam. No one has ever repeated it.

Yet, soon after the Grand Slam, Jones made the shocking announcement that he was retiring from the game. His abrupt disappearance from the public eye helped create the mythological image of this hero from the Golden Age of sports that endures to this day. Mark Frost uses a wealth of original research to provide an unprecedented intimate portrait of golf great Bobby Jones.

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What the Critics Say

"A swift, surefooted account of Jones's remarkable life and career." (Publishers Weekly)
"Frost does a fine job of recounting the tenor of the times....Highly recommended for all sports collections." (Library Journal)

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    Nils Phoenixville, PA, USA 01-18-09
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    "You need to Listen to this One."

    Was very enjoyable. After listening to the whole book I walked away with "That was a great Book" To hear about the life and times of Bobby Jones, Golf, and America for the first half of the 20th century was fascinating and very well told.

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    Tan 07-03-17
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    Couldn't quit listening. A great story coupled with the historical context all around. Simply magnificent

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    Lane Willson Knoxville, TN United States 05-13-17
    Lane Willson Knoxville, TN United States 05-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Grand In All"

    Dignity, grace and greatness are often hard to find together, and even more difficult to reconcile when they are discovered among one another. Mark Frost writes about the life of the life of Bobby Jones, a man who embodied those traits, with a grace and skill worthy of Mr. Jones.

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    T. OHagan Tempe, Az 05-11-17
    T. OHagan Tempe, Az 05-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Really interesting"

    I really enjoyed learning about BJ, but it was almost equally interesting hearing play-by-play of old school golf matches and hearing about the times and BJ's contemporaries. Really solid.

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    Ryan 03-10-17
    Ryan 03-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "thank you"

    just what i was looking for! felt i was relieving the times as a fan and just what we need today once again to inspire everyone...thank you!

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    Chakrit 01-04-17
    Chakrit 01-04-17 Member Since 2006
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    "You will be thrilled"

    You will be thrilled as you listen to the story of Bobby Jones quest for the grand slam. You will also learn more about great golfers of the time like Walter Hagen, Francis Ouimet and Gene Sarazen. A great and inspiring story indeed.

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    Rhonda 11-27-16
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    "The amazing Bob Jones"

    I always thought I knew about Bobby Jones. But after this book I realize this man is more than I ever thought. I hope and pray his book that I read can enhance my life. Grover Gardner is my favorite reader. His voice makes it easy for me to listen. And for that I'm grateful.

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    David E. Doetsch 07-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Incredible story."

    Hated to have to stop listening, and was bummed when it was over. What a story. He was special in so many ways.

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    Joe York 05-27-16
    Joe York 05-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I've done all 3 of Mark Frost's golf books and they were outstanding."

    I thought Grand Slam was an outstanding book. The historic perspective along with the biography of Bobby Jones as well as brief bios on other golfers and key figures was fascinating. Frost brings you back in time like you lived in that period. Can't wait for him to do another golf book, I will definitely purchase.

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    leon teutli 05-05-16
    leon teutli 05-05-16
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    "IF YOU LOVE GOLF THIS IS THE ONE BOOK"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Excellent detail of historic context surrounding Bobby's feats.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Grand Slam?

    His interactions with the Scots. The St Andrew's moments.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Bobby becomes honorary member of St Andrews town.


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

    Both.


    Any additional comments?

    Bobby was the greatest. Jack and Arnold second and third. Not only the golf, the class.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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