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Publisher's Summary

Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon came from different worlds and different generations, but their passion for golf set them on parallel paths that would collide in the greatest match their sport had ever known.

A young Massachusetts native, Francis was only three years removed from his youthful career as a lowly caddie. Harry was twice his age, the greatest British champion in history, and innovator of the modern grip and swing. Through exacting hard work, perseverance, and determination, Harry Vardon had escaped a hopeless life of poverty; the unknown Ouimet dared to dream of following in his hero's footsteps. When the two men finally came together in their legendary battle at the 1913 US Open, its heart-stopping climax gave rise to the sport of golf as we know it today.

Weaving the stories of Ouimet and Vardon as his narrative, Mark Frost creates a uniquely involving, intimate epic that is equal parts sports biography, sweeping social history, and emotional human drama. The Greatest Game Ever Played is a must-listen for millions of sports and history fans - and all who have ever dared to reach for their dreams.

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Great Book

As in most cases this book is way way better than the movie.. great history of golf with a story thrown in.. fantastic..

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One of the Greatest Golf Stories ever writen

My all time favorite golf film is the one based on this book and this story blows away the movie. Along with The Match (also written by Mark Frost), The Greatest Game Ever Played are by far two of my favorite books ever read or listened to.

If you're a golfer and/or love the game, this book will take you back to a different era of the sport to a time of some of that generations greatest sportsman and ambassadors.

The book is enthralling, captivating, and has not one dull moment. I highly suggest listening to this exquisitely told story of Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon and everything that lead up to and after the 1913 US Open.

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unbelievable good book

love this book it takes you back to the beginning of golf in the US

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An amazing gem of a book!

Hate Golf, Absolutely loves this book! The story is stranger than fiction and beautiful beyond words.

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Great read even if golf does not interest you

This book is a fascinating and gripping tale based on true events. Despite never watching golf as I do not find it particularly exciting to watch, this book managed to capture my attention and was very engaging. It puts a lot of context behind each event, allowing you to have an understanding of what each stroke means to the character, and to the game. Highly recommend it.

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Must read!

Absolutely outstanding! Will have to listen more than once to catch everything. An eye opening account of how golf came to be.

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EXCELLENT!

As great on audio as it is in print. The narrator does a marvelous job of telling one of the greatest stories in the history of the game.

EXCELLENT!!

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Fantastic Historical Story

What a great story backed up by a colorful historical telling of the history of golf. I learned a great deal about the sport and was entertained by the authors development of the characters which quickly presents an emotional bond between the reader, author and book.

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I never thought golf could be this exciting!

I almost never leave reviews unless I absolutely love the book. This is one of those books. I never understood how people could love a sport where you walk around a giant field watching one person hit a ball. After this book, I feel like a huge part of the action. This quickly became one of my favorite books and elevated my appreciation for golf well above anything I could have done by watching golf on my own. It was exciting, thrilling, suspenseful, breathtaking, and beautiful all at once, and it truly is a story for the ages. I loved learning about the history behind what makes the game so popular today. The story of Francis, Harry, and the rest of the golf greats is very powerful, and I hope you love it as much as I did.

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Love it

Very motivating book! Deff worth the long read. Would tell anyone to listen to it!

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  • Dougy761
  • 10-29-16

A great game

Loved it. Wonderfully detailed but enthralling and easy to listen to. Recommend this to any student of the great games history.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-20-18

a golf history listen<br />

a true golfing story with all the highs and lows of golf itself. A great book