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    • Tommy's Honor

    • The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf's Founding Father and Son
    • By: Kevin Cook
    • Narrated by: James A. Gillies
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 34

    Bringing to life golf's founding father and son, Tommy's Honor is a stirring tribute to two legendary players and a vivid evocation of their colorful, rip-roaring times. Tommy's Honor is both fascinating history and a moving personal saga. But this audiobook isn't only for golfers. It's for every son who has fought to escape a father's shadow and for every father who has guided a son toward manhood, then found it hard to let him go.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best golf book since " The Greatest Game"

    • By Jason M Priecko on 07-30-18
    • The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf's Founding Father and Son
    • By: Kevin Cook
    • Narrated by: James A. Gillies
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 08-01-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 38 ratings

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Kitty Genovese

    • The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime That Changed America
    • By: Kevin Cook
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    On the 50th anniversary of her murder, Kevin Cook presents the real Kitty Genovese. She was a vibrant young woman - unbeknownst to most, a lesbian - a bartender working (and dancing) her way through the colorful, fast-changing New York of the ’60s, a cultural kaleidoscope marred by the Kennedy assassination, the Cold War, and race riots. Downtown, Greenwich Village teemed with beatniks, folkies, and so-called misfits like Kitty and her lover. Kitty Genovese evokes the Village’s gay and lesbian underground with deep feeling and colorful detail.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Myths aside, still a fascinating story.

    • By ricketsj on 05-09-14
    • The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime That Changed America
    • By: Kevin Cook
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 03-03-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 68 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Last Headbangers

    • NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless 70s - The Era that Created Modern Sports
    • By: Kevin Cook
    • Narrated by: Bob Dunsworth
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    The inside story of the most colorful decade in NFL history - pro football's raging, hormonal, hairy, druggy, immortal adolescence. Between the Immaculate Reception in 1972 and The Catch in 1982, pro football grew up. In 1972, Steelers star Franco Harris hitchhiked to practice. NFL teams roomed in skanky motels. They played on guts, painkillers, legal steroids, fury, and camaraderie. A decade later, Joe Montana's gleamingly efficient 49ers ushered in a new era: the corporate, scripted, multibillion-dollar NFL we watch today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant and Poignant

    • By Mike McDaniel on 05-22-18
    • NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless 70s - The Era that Created Modern Sports
    • By: Kevin Cook
    • Narrated by: Bob Dunsworth
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 10-18-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 49 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Titanic Thompson

    • The Man Who Bet on Everything
    • By: Kevin Cook
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    Born in a log cabin in the Ozarks, Alvin "Titanic" Thompson (1892-1974) traveled with his golf clubs, a .45 revolver, and a suitcase full of cash. He won and lost millions playing cards, dice, golf, pool, and dangerous games of his own invention. He killed five men and married five women, each one a teenager on her wedding day. He ruled New York's underground craps games in the 1920s and was Damon Runyon's model for slick-talking Sky Masterson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Steve on 09-09-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Flip

    • The Inside Story of TV’s First Black Superstar
    • By: Kevin Cook
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    When The Flip Wilson Show debuted in 1970, black faces were still rare on television, black hosts nonexistent. So how did Clerow “Flip” Wilson go from Jersey City grade-school dropout to national celebrity, heralded on the cover of Time as “TV’s first black superstar”? Flip is a candid, entertaining biography of a consummate comedian who changed the face of American popular culture. Kevin Cook chronicles Flip’s meteoric rise through the Chitlin’ Circuit of segregated nightclubs to his breakthrough on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show to his hit variety show, on which he created outrageous and hilarious characters.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Flip, what a life...

    • By J. Ross on 11-03-16
    • The Inside Story of TV’s First Black Superstar
    • By: Kevin Cook
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 04-18-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Electric October

    • Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever
    • By: Kevin Cook
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The 1947 World Series was "the most exciting ever" in the words of Joe DiMaggio, with a decade's worth of drama packed into seven games between the mighty New York Yankees and underdog Brooklyn Dodgers. It was Jackie Robinson's first Series, a postwar spectacle featuring Frank Sinatra, Ernest Hemingway, and President Harry Truman in supporting roles. It was also the first televised World Series - sportswriters called it "Electric October".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Jody Scharf on 08-30-17
    • Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever
    • By: Kevin Cook
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 08-15-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Home Game

    • Three Generations of Big-League Stories from Baseball's First Family
    • By: Bret Boone, Kevin Cook
    • Narrated by: Bret Boone
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Bret Boone made history in 1992 as the first third-generation major leaguer in baseball history. A five-foot-ten firecracker who was spurned by scouts for his small size, supposed lack of power, and temper tantrums (one scout called him a "helmet-throwing terror"), Bret didn't care about family legacy; he wanted to make his own way. He did just that, building a 14-year career that included three all-star appearances, four Gold Gloves, a bout with alcoholism, and the ignominy of being traded for the infamous "player to be named later."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good stories, but bad story teller

    • By Chris N. on 05-19-16
    • Three Generations of Big-League Stories from Baseball's First Family
    • By: Bret Boone, Kevin Cook
    • Narrated by: Bret Boone
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 05-10-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 17 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The First Shock Jock

    • By: Kevin Cook
    • Narrated by: Desiree Fultz
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A sandy-haired talk show host leans toward a microphone. “My name is Joe Pyne,” he says, “and the action starts right here.” On the screen, it’s 1967. Soon he introduces a guest, campus radical Jerry Rubin, a leader of what Pyne calls “the free speech, filthy-speech movement.”

    Regular price: $1.95