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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Barry Narrator: Dan Barry Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9780062068262
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Bottom of the 33rd is chaw-chewing, sunflower-spitting, pine tar proof that too much baseball is never enough.” —Jane Leavy, author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax 

“What a book—an exquisite exercise in story-telling, democracy and myth-making.” —Colum McCann, winner of the National Book Award for  Let The Great World Spin 

From Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Dan Barry comes the beautifully recounted story of the longest game in baseball history—a tale celebrating not only the robust intensity of baseball, but the aspirational ideal epitomized by the hard-fighting players of the minor leagues. In the tradition of Moneyball, The Last Hero, and Wicked Good Year, Barry’s Bottom of the 33rd is a reaffirming story of the American Dream finding its greatest expression in timeless contests of the Great American Pastime.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Pitch-perfect.”

    Gay Talese, New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Season of a Hero

  • “What a book—an exquisite exercise in storytelling, democracy, and myth-making that has, at its center, a great respect for the symphony of voices that make up America.”

    Colum McCann, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A worthy companion to Roger Kahn's classic Boys of Summer…Barry, like Mr. Kahn, exploits the power of memory and nostalgia with literary grace and journalistic exactitude. He blends a vivid, moment-by-moment re-creation of the game with what happens to its participants in the next 30 years.”

    New York Times

  • “A fascinating, beautifully told story…In the hands of Barry, a national correspondent for the New York Times, this marathon of duty, loyalty, misery and folly becomes a riveting narrative…The book feels like Our Town on the diamond.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “An all-angle take on the longest, and surely the strangest, game in baseball history…Barry’s wonderful story richly inspires. Destined to take its place among the classics of baseball literature.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niko05 | 6/30/2011

    " One of the best baseball books I have read.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 6/17/2011

    " Another great book - my "summer reading list" is rocking so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 6/11/2011

    " Instantly joins the pantheon of greatest baseball books ever written. Probably third on my list after The Glory of Their Times and Shoeless Joe. Bottom of the 33rd is brilliant. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clewis53 | 5/22/2011

    " Probably enough meat for a long New Yorker article, but quite a stretch over 300+ pages. I was skimming by the 8th inning. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 5/18/2011

    " Reads more like a textbook than a story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 5/14/2011

    " After reading the NY Times review of this one, I was curious. Now I just need to get going or it will have to go back before I've finished! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian | 4/23/2011

    " Not bad for a nonfiction. Only read when there is nothing else available or television is broke. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 4/20/2011

    " Very good book on the longest baseball game ever played. Its the 30th anniversary of the Red Wings being involved in the longest game ever played. "

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About the Author

Dan Barry is a reporter and columnist for the New York Times. In 1994 he was part of an investigative team at the Providence Journal that won the Pulitzer Prize for a series of articles on Rhode Island’s justice system. He is the author of a memoir, a collection of his About New York columns, and Bottom of the 33rd, for which he won the 2012 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Maplewood, New Jersey.