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    • Who's Your Caddy?

    • Looping for the Great, Near Great, and Reprobates of Golf
    • By: Rick Reilly
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    Rick Reilly has been a senior sports writer for Sports Illustrated for the past 17 years, and has been named "Sports Writer of The Year" seven times. Now, he pokes his nose into the world of golf. How does he do it? By caddying ("looping") for top players, celebrities, and some really bad run-of-the-mill golfers, Reilly gains insight into the minds of golfers, their winning or less-than-winning ways, and what they actually mutter when they're in the middle of play.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Friggin' Hilarious!!!

    • By Patrick on 08-05-05

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Secretariat

    • By: William Nack
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 505
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 422

    In 1973, Secretariat, the greatest champion in horse-racing history, won the Triple Crown. The only horse to ever grace the covers of Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated in the same week, he also still holds the record for the fastest times in both the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. He was also the only non-human chosen as one of ESPN's "50 Greatest Athletes of the Century".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The story of a great athlete

    • By Me & My Girls on 07-31-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Grand Slam

    • Bobby Jones, America, and the Story of Golf
    • By: Mark Frost
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 19 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 201

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A grand man.

    • By Fletch on 03-07-07

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Sweet Science

    • By: A. J. Liebling
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    This collection of A.J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" brings vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. It depicts the great events of boxing's American heyday: Sugar Ray Robinson's dramatic comeback, Rocky Marciano's rise to prominence, Joe Louis' unfortunate decline. Liebling never fails to find the human story behind the fight, and he evokes the atmosphere in the arena as distinctly as he does the goings-on in the ring.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Liebling is a master wordsmith, Gardner an incredible narrator

    • By Josh on 03-29-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Rothstein

    • By: David Pietrusza
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    The model for The Great Gatsby's Meyer Wolfsheim and Nathan Detroit from Guys and Dolls, Arnold Rothstein was an underworld genius, racketeer, rumrunner, and mastermind who, as F. Scott Fitzgerald observed, played "with the faith of 15 million people with the single-mindedness of a burglar blowing a safe."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Time well spent

    • By Michael on 07-15-04

    Regular price: $25.17

    • The Blind Side

    • Evolution of a Game
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    When we first meet the young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story, he is one of 13 children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or any of the things a child might learn in school. And he has no serious experience playing organized football.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • not the complete book

    • By Fang on 10-01-06

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Cinderella Man

    • James Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History
    • By: Jeremy Schaap
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Lost in the annals of boxing is the sport's true Cinderella story. James J. Braddock, dubbed "Cinderella Man" by Damon Runyon, was a once promising light heavyweight for whom a string of losses in the ring and a broken right hand happened to coincide with the Great Crash of 1929.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By MA on 06-05-05
    • James Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History
    • By: Jeremy Schaap
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 04-21-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 210 ratings

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Who's Your Caddy

    • Looping for the Great, Near Great, and Reprobates of Golf
    • By: Rick Reilly
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    The funniest and most popular sportswriter in America abandons his desk at Sports Illustrated to caddy for some of the world's most famous golfers, and some celebrity duffers, recounting it all in this hilarious and revealing look at the world of golf.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • HILLARIOUS!!

    • By Michael on 07-11-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Iowa Baseball Confederacy

    • By: W. P. Kinsella
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Gideon Clarke is a man on a quest. He is out to prove to the world, as his father tried before him, that the world-champion Chicago Cubs traveled to Onamata, Iowa, in the summer of 1908 for an exhibition game against all-stars from the Iowa Baseball Confederacy, an amateur league. The game, which was to be short, pleasant, and the Cubs thought, one-sided, turned into a titanic battle of over 2,000 innings, played mostly in the pouring rain. This game is not on the record books.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Golf Rules and Etiquette

    • Pocket Idiot Guides
    • By: Jim Corbett
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 12

    Written in clear, simple terms, this guide explains golf 's rules and etiquette by taking listeners through a round of golf. From dressing properly to putting the final ball on the 18th green, Jim Corbett (nationally recognized as "Mr. Golf Etiquette") covers all the do's and don'ts - and even lets listeners know which rules are safe to bend when playing with friends.

    Regular price: $11.19