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    • Play Their Hearts Out

    • A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine
    • By: George Dohrmann
    • Narrated by: Emily Rose Speer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    The NBA has returned to prominence on the backs of phenoms like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Garnett. The media promotes them, the shoe companies pay them, and America applauds. But how exactly do such players reach the pros? What do they give up to get there? And what happens to those who fall short?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing book, fantastic narration.

    • By Randy on 11-03-10

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Superfans

    • Into the Heart of Obsessive Sports Fandom
    • By: George Dohrmann
    • Narrated by: Chris Ciulla
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    There are fans, and then there are fanatics. In this wondrously immersive look at American sports fandom, George Dohrmann travels the country to find out what distinguishes an ordinary, everyday enthusiast from that special breed of supporter known as the superfan. In Minnesota, Dohrmann meets newly minted generals of the Viking World Order, Minnesota Vikings fans organized along military lines. In Oregon, he shares a few beers with a determined soccer fan who amassed a 4,000-strong cheering section for the fledgling Portland Timbers.

    Regular price: $24.50