The Legend of Bagger Vance

Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (292 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The time: 1931. The place: the golf links at Krewe Island off Savannah's windswept Atlantic shore. The event: a once-in-a-lifetime 36-hole match... in which the stakes are higher than anyone imagined.

In Steven Pressfield's richly imagined, vividly detailed story, golf legends Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen are joined by a local unsung opponent, the troubled war hero Rannulph Junah. Played above raging Atlantic surf and under gathering storm clouds, their match is thrilling competition. But the key to the outcome lies with Bagger Vance, a caddie who carries the secret of the Authentic Swing. His mysterious powers guide the play and leave a lasting imprint on the lives he touches that day and in years to come.

A sports fable worthy of comparison to The Natural, The Legend of Bagger Vance reveals that, in life as well as golf, the real battle is not with outside opponents but with oneself.

©2009 Steven Pressfield (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

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enjoyable start to finish

I am not a reader so my sister bought me this eBook. I will definitely be looking for other books by this author or read by this narrator.

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Wow, this is exceptional!!

What made the experience of listening to The Legend of Bagger Vance the most enjoyable?

The narrator is unbelievable. I couldn't believe the variety of characters one man could bring to life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Legend of Bagger Vance?

The deep insights into the transmundane.

Which character – as performed by Barrett Whitener – was your favorite?

Hardy

If you could rename The Legend of Bagger Vance, what would you call it?

Without hope and Without fear

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It is book about golf and I was putting this novel off because it seemed like something I wouldn't care about. I have listened to all of Steve's audiobooks, absolutely love them, and this one might be my favorite! It is a book that can be mined for knowledge and truths. It is so well written and narrated. It is so much different and better than what I expected. I can't believe how it blew my expectations away!

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Don't miss this version of The Bhagavad Gita

Fabulous! I love this version of The Bhagavad Gita both as a yoga and Ayurveda practitioner and as a golfer!

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One of my all time favorites

I can’t remember the first time that I listen to this book, but it’s become a go to book for me. Whenever I’m on long drives or in a situation where I wanna listen to something but I don’t wanna go through the hassle of picking out a new book I listen to this one again. It’s that provoking, the characters are rich strong and memorable. I can’t explain why, but it’s one of those books it makes me wanna do better and whatever I might be doing during the time that I’m listening. Highly recommended

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Even better!

I love this book and read it years ago. I just listened to it as I felt I needed its’ inspiration. It did not disappoint.

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wow....now time to go find my authentic swing!

This book really surprised me! much better than the movie, and I liked the movie! I loved the parallels between golf and life. worth your time

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Outstanding!

It was 100 times better than the movie. I had no idea what the story was really about until listening to this book. Absolutely loved it and will be listening to it again. Highly recommend it if you love golf and if you believe in a higher being.

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So much better than the movie.

Being a golfer I loved the movie and it was my first experience with this story. The book is so drastically different when it comes to Bagger Vance himself and how his relationship Junah starts. This book feels way more sci-fi and less romantics sports drama. All of these observations are positives. On top of all that, I was surprised to hear Barrett Whitener as the narrator as I loved his work on Spider Robinson’s Callahan book series.

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Glad I read the book ...

Have always loved the movie ... still do. However the book has many different layers to it and as often is true the story is a bit different. Love the book.

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bagger vance: best story in years

One of the greatest books I have ever read. The detail portrayed in the story was amazing. The character Bagger vance is very mysterious and soothing at the same time. highly recommend!

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