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    • The Big Bam

    • The Life and Times of Babe Ruth
    • By: Leigh Montville
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    Babe Ruth was more than baseball's original superstar. For 85 years, he has remained the sport's reigning titan. He has been named Athlete of the Century...more than once. But who was this large, loud, enigmatic man? In The Big Bam, Leigh Montville brings his trademark touch to this groundbreaking, revelatory portrait of the Babe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • See Just How Great the Babe Was

    • By Hermano on 09-16-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Ted Williams

    • The Biography of an American Hero
    • By: Leigh Montville
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 20 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    He was one of the greatest figures of his generation, and arguably the greatest baseball hitter of all time. But what made Ted Williams a legend, and a lightning rod for controversy in life and in death? New York Times best-selling author Leigh Montville delivers an intimate, riveting account of this extraordinary life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very revealing

    • By Joseph on 02-19-05

    Regular price: $42.60

    • Evel

    • The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend
    • By: Leigh Montville
    • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Evel Knievel was a high-flying daredevil, the father of extreme sports, the personification of excitement and danger and showmanship... and in the 1970s, Knievel represented a unique slice of American culture and patriotism. His jump over the fountains at Caesar's Palace led to a crash unlike anything ever seen on television, and his attempt to rocket over Snake River Canyon in Idaho was something only P. T. Barnum could have orchestrated.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • it's great for listening than reading...

    • By Edyanne on 06-22-17
    • The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend
    • By: Leigh Montville
    • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 41 mins
    • Release date: 04-26-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 52 ratings

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Ted Williams

    • The Biography of an American Hero
    • By: Leigh Montville
    • Narrated by: Phillip Bosco
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    He was one of the greatest figures of his generation, and arguably the greatest baseball hitter of all time. But what made Ted Williams a legend, and a lightning rod for controversy in life and in death? New York Times best-selling author Leigh Montville delivers an intimate, riveting account of this extraordinary life.

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Mysterious Montague

    • A True Tale of Hollywood, Golf, and Armed Robbery
    • By: Leigh Montville
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    He was a 1930s golf legend and Hollywood trickster who adamantly refused to be photographed. He never played professionally, yet sports-writing legend Grantland Rice still heralded him as "the greatest golfer in the world". Then, in 1937, the secrets of John Montague's past were exposed - leading to a sensational trial that captivated the nation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Tale and great golf/celebrityhood

    • By Paul on 02-26-17

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Sting Like a Bee

    • Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966 -1971
    • By: Leigh Montville
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Muhammad Ali, in the late 1960s, was young, successful, brash, and hugely admired - but with some reservations. He was bombastic and cocky in a way that captured the imagination of America but also drew its detractors. He was a bold young African American in an era when few people were as outspoken. He renounced his name - Cassius Clay - as being his 'slave name' and joined the Nation of Islam, renaming himself Muhammad Ali. And finally, in 1966, after being drafted, he refused to join the military for religious and conscientious reasons.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • J.D. Jackson

    • By Craig Cunningham on 07-02-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Mysterious Montague

    • A True Tale of Hollywood, Golf, and Armed Robbery
    • By: Leigh Montville
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    He was a 1930s golf legend and Hollywood trickster who adamantly refused to be photographed. He never played professionally, yet sports-writing legend Grantland Rice still heralded him as "the greatest golfer in the world". Then, in 1937, the secrets of John Montague's past were exposed - leading to a sensational trial that captivated the nation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even if You Don't Play Golf

    • By Judith on 06-05-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Big Bam

    • The Life and Times of Babe Ruth
    • By: Leigh Montville
    • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Babe Ruth was more than baseball's original superstar. For 85 years, he has remained the sport's reigning titan. He has been named Athlete of the Century...more than once. But who was this large, loud, enigmatic man? In The Big Bam, Leigh Montville brings his trademark touch to this groundbreaking, revelatory portrait of the Babe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the Babe in all his humanity and presence

    • By Peter on 08-28-06

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Leigh Montville on Ted Williams

    • By: Leigh Montville
    • Narrated by: Ron Barr
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Leigh Montville discusses writing his book, Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero, his meetings with Williams, and Williams' career.

    Regular price: $2.95