Showing results by author "Jane Leavy"

Categories

All Categories

6 results
Sort by
    • The Last Boy

    • Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood
    • By: Jane Leavy
    • Narrated by: Jane Leavy, John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    Drawing on more than 500 interviews with friends and family, teammates, and opponents, she delivers the definitive account of Mantle's life, mining the mythology of The Mick for the true story of a luminous and illustrious talent with an achingly damaged soul.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Man Behind the Myth

    • By Ray on 11-12-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Big Fella

    • Babe Ruth and the World He Created
    • By: Jane Leavy
    • Narrated by: Jane Leavy, Fred Sanders
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    After hitting his 60th home run in September 1927, Ruth embarked on the mother of all barnstorming tours, a three-week victory lap across America, accompanied by Yankee teammate Lou Gehrig. In The Big Fella, acclaimed biographer Jane Leavy recreates that 21-day circus and in so doing captures the romp and the pathos that defined Ruth’s life and times. Drawing from more than 250 interviews, a trove of previously untapped documents, and Ruth family records, Leavy breaks through the mythology that has obscured the legend and delivers the man.

    Regular price: $42.20

    • Sandy Koufax

    • A Lefty's Legacy
    • By: Jane Leavy
    • Narrated by: Charley Steiner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    No immortal in the history of baseball retired so young, so well, or so completely as Sandy Koufax. After compiling a remarkable record from 1962 to 1966 that saw him lead the National League in ERA all five years, win three Cy Young awards, and pitch four no-hitters including a perfect game, Koufax essentially disappeared. Save for his induction into the Hall of Fame and occasional appearances at the Dodgers training camp, Koufax has remained unavailable, unassailable, and unsullied.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Greatest Lefty I've Ever seen

    • By Bruce M. Oka on 06-11-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Out of My League

    • The Classic Hilarious Account of an Amateur's Ordeal in Professional Baseball
    • By: George Plimpton, Jane Leavy - foreword
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The first of Plimpton's remarkable forays into participatory journalism, Out of My League chronicles with wit, charm, and grace what happens when a self-professed amateur has the chance to answer every fan's question: could he strike out a major league star? Plimpton's inspired idea - to get on the mound and pitch a few innings to the All-Stars of the American and National Leagues - begins as a fun-filled stunt and comes to a deeply hellish, nearly humiliating end.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You Cannot Go Wrong With Plimpton

    • By Jared Henderson on 10-07-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Sandy Koufax

    • A Lefty's Legacy
    • By: Jane Leavy
    • Narrated by: Robert Pinsky
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    No immortal in the history of baseball retired so young, so well, or so completely as Sandy Koufax. After compiling a remarkable record from 1962 to 1966 that saw him lead the National League in ERA all five years, win three Cy Young awards, and pitch four no-hitters including a perfect game, Koufax essentially disappeared. Save for his induction into the Hall of Fame and occasional appearances at the Dodgers training camp, Koufax has remained unavailable, unassailable, and unsullied.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • needs better narration

    • By david on 09-12-15

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Squeeze Play

    • By: Jane Leavy
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    Troubles begin for sports reporter A.B. Berkowitz when she is assigned to cover the Washington Senators, who are having a lousy season. When A.B. points out the team's ineptitude, the players refuse to talk to her, except to attempt to gross her out as often as possible. Into this mix come the team's televangelist owner, her hard-core editor, a two-timing boyfriend, and an aging All-Star catcher who is becoming romantic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Blog before its time....

    • By Rebekah52 on 12-05-06

    Regular price: $25.17