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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (106 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Nantz Narrator: Jim Nantz Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9781436220057
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America’s most visible sports commentator tells the stories of the most dramatic moments in sports and pays tribute to the man who inspired him to pursue his broadcasting dream—his beloved father, who has fallen victim to Alzheimer’s disease. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 2/15/2014

    " If I were a great sports fan I may have given this book a much higher rating. I enjoyed many of the stories even though I read the book because of my interest in the lives of those who suffer from Alzheimer's and other dementias. It was a warm story in that regard. Jim Nantz's dad suffers from AD, and he is the one who inspired his son in so many ways. The references to that part of the story are few, but I think that sports-minded people will probably love this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 2/10/2014

    " This is more of a mid-career memoir than a celebration of dads and sons. As a memoir it has interest, but I confess disappointment that I thought I was going to learn more about how a dad and son grew together vs. what was delivered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hayden | 1/8/2014

    " Touching book about Nantz's life and dealing with his father's decline due to Alzheimer's. Great sports story about achieving your dreams but also has some life lessons. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin Harris | 12/22/2013

    " Story of Jim Nantz and his relationship with his late father who was stricken with Alzheimers. Reminder of the importance of family relationships in the midst of the busyness of life and the relationship between Father and Son. Cool history of Jim Nantz's career. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 12/14/2013

    " A wonderful book especially if you follow sports and have experience with Alzheimers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank | 12/8/2013

    " Could not put the book down,Excellent "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 11/22/2013

    " A nice story which probably will be of most interest to football as well as golf fans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 11/21/2013

    " A nice tribute to the love and bonds between a father and son. I liked learning about sports and sportscasting (and I detest watching sports on TV but enjoy attending live events). I don't think the writing is done well, but the story makes up for it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 11/19/2013

    " Truly amazing read on the Jim Nantz travels to attain his 3 major career goals. More importantly, it also reflects on his relationship with his father and who died just this year from Alzheimers Disease. If you enjoy sports but also family relationships, this is just a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey Castleton | 11/19/2013

    " Loving sports and Jim Nantz is synonomous. His biography of his career is exactly what an aspiring broadcaster like myself needs to get motivated! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 12/17/2012

    " A look at Jim Nantz's life in sports broadcasting, complete with vignettes with many famous athletes and sports personalities. Interspersed are lessons learned from Nantz's dad, an Alzheimers-sufferer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 2/12/2012

    " Good look at a life which has gone well to this point. He obviously had a great father who taught him well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 7/19/2011

    " Coming from a broadcasting background, the book was very interesting. And of course if you're into TV sports, you'll love al the inside stories. Very poignant story about his families struggle with his fathers alzheimer's disease. Easy, one-day read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marion Robinson | 3/19/2011

    " a precious book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Wood | 1/28/2011

    " Good Father's Day book for the hubbies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 8/29/2010

    " A nice tribute to the love and bonds between a father and son. I liked learning about sports and sportscasting (and I detest watching sports on TV but enjoy attending live events). I don't think the writing is done well, but the story makes up for it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/25/2010

    " A wonderful book especially if you follow sports and have experience with Alzheimers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicholas | 8/6/2009

    " A person should always follow what's in his heart.
    Hard work pays off.
    You've got to earn others' respect.

    Emphasizes the positive relationship characteristics between a loving father and his son. Deeply moving. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 2/23/2009

    " This is more of a mid-career memoir than a celebration of dads and sons. As a memoir it has interest, but I confess disappointment that I thought I was going to learn more about how a dad and son grew together vs. what was delivered. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 2/9/2009

    " Story of Jim Nantz and his relationship with his late father who was stricken with Alzheimers. Reminder of the importance of family relationships in the midst of the busyness of life and the relationship between Father and Son. Cool history of Jim Nantz's career.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 2/4/2009

    " Coming from a broadcasting background, the book was very interesting. And of course if you're into TV sports, you'll love al the inside stories. Very poignant story about his families struggle with his fathers alzheimer's disease. Easy, one-day read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 1/25/2009

    " Truly amazing read on the Jim Nantz travels to attain his 3 major career goals. More importantly, it also reflects on his relationship with his father and who died just this year from Alzheimers Disease. If you enjoy sports but also family relationships, this is just a great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank | 12/8/2008

    " Could not put the book down,Excellent "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 10/22/2008

    " Good look at a life which has gone well to this point. He obviously had a great father who taught him well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 10/6/2008

    " Good Father's Day book for the hubbies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 9/23/2008

    " A nice story which probably will be of most interest to football as well as golf fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hayden | 7/21/2008

    " Touching book about Nantz's life and dealing with his father's decline due to Alzheimer's. Great sports story about achieving your dreams but also has some life lessons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 6/7/2008

    " Loving sports and Jim Nantz is synonomous. His biography of his career is exactly what an aspiring broadcaster like myself needs to get motivated! "

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