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Extended Audio Sample Bang the Drum Slowly (Dramatization), by Eric Simonson
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (616 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Simonson Narrator: David Schwimmer, Jonathan Silverman, Harry Shearer, and Ed Begley, Jr. Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A humorous and poignant story that follows a fictional major league baseball team through a summer season when the team comes together after one of the players is diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cathy | 2/11/2014

    " One of my favorite books of all time. It uses baseball circa 1950 as a metaphor for life, death and how we (mis)treat each other. The narrator has a certain tone, an accent or manner of speaking that I can't quite place but I vaguely recall from old movies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alison | 1/29/2014

    " 3.5 stars. A strange, affecting little read. The narrative voice and story within a story conceit wear a little thin by the end (and the end wasn't quite satisfying), but by that point the characters had worked their way into my heart. Best read in larger chunks so you can get into the rhythm of the storytelling and the baseball season; unfortunately I often didn't have the chance. Still, I think Henry Wiggen and Bruce Pearson will live on as important fictional characters to me for some time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by John Desmond | 1/24/2014

    " A good baseball story; worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Doug | 1/13/2014

    " A very enjoyable read with a baseball backdrop and a not-too-bright sounding narrator, it is really about the depth of human friendship and compassion. The tone and style bring to mind some of Ring Lardner's work, one of the finest sportswriters ever. "

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