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    • Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter

    • By: Loretta Lynn, George Vecsey
    • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    Born into deep poverty, married at thirteen, mother of six, and a grandmother by the time she was twenty-nine, Loretta Lynn went on to become one of the most prolific and influential songwriters and singers in modern country music. Here we see the determination and talent that led to her trailblazing career and made her the first woman to be named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association and the first woman to receive a gold record in country music.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy Listen

    • By Patti smith on 03-29-16

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Stan Musial

    • An American Life
    • By: George Vecsey
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    When baseball fans voted on the top 25 players of the twentieth century in 1999, Stan Musial didn’t make the cut. This glaring omission - later rectified by a panel of experts - aised an important question: How could a first-ballot Hall of Famer, widely considered one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, still rank as the most underrated athlete of all time? In Stan Musial, veteran sports journalist George Vecsey finally gives this 20-time All-Star and St. Louis Cardinals icon the kind of prestigious biographical treatment previously afforded to his more celebrated contemporaries....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Vecsey is great... narrator, not so much

    • By Daniel Stromme on 04-11-13

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Baseball

    • A History of America's Favorite Game
    • By: George Vecsey
    • Narrated by: Alan Nebelthau
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Best-selling author George Vecsey is an esteemed and award-winning sports journalist for the New York Times. In Baseball, he recounts the history of America's national pastime. Baseball has been around in various forms for thousands of years, but only within the last 200 years has it become an American institution. Growing from a sport played in open fields and big-city streets, baseball has seen its share of innovators and detractors, heroes and villains.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Tomilee on 08-04-07

    Regular price: $26.57

    • A Hockey Luminary, Gordie Howe Glowed with Modesty

    • By: George Vecsey
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "A Hockey Luminary, Gordie Howe Glowed with Modesty" is from the June 10, 2016, Sports section of The New York Times. It was written by George Vecsey and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

    Regular price: $0.95