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4.58 out of 54.58 out of 54.58 out of 54.58 out of 54.58 out of 5 4.58 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Troy Soos Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mickey Rawlings Baseball Series Release Date: October 1999 ISBN: 9781436141277
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Critically acclaimed novelist Troy Soos evokes the spirit and strife of 1920s America in this compelling mystery. Hanging Curve portrays a major league baseball player’s struggle to see justice triumph over hatred and the expanding threat of the Ku Klux Klan. Mickey Rawlings hasn’t had much time at bat since he joined the St. Louis Browns as a utility infielder. When a former teammate offers him the chance to play in a semi-pro game against the East St. Louis Cubs—a well-known black team—he jumps at the chance. The Cubs turn out to be powerful opponents. But the real battle begins later, after the black pitcher is found hanging from the backstop. Baseball historian Troy Soos interviewed surviving members of the Negro National League to create this absorbing tale. His deft blend of authentic sports lore and period details gives fans something to cheer about. Narrator Johnny Heller’s lively performance adds spin to every curve ball in the plot. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gene | 11/30/2013

    " Amazing look at E. St Louis and the world of segregated baseball. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ronna | 5/23/2013

    " For all you baseball and mysterhogans who have wished to combine the two in one great joy, this book is for you. Based on some real life events. I now want to read all of Troy Soos' books!! GO CARDS!!! ( couldn't pass up the opportunity to say this!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 3/7/2013

    " Couldn't resist starting this one, too! I will miss this character and these great baseball histories/mysteries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 8/28/2012

    " What a turn of a story. This was an outstanding mystery. I use examples of it when teaching the 1920's and the growth of the KKK. Probably my favorite of the Mickey Rawlings stories. : and they are my favorite mystery series. Come on Troy give us some more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 2/19/2012

    " Good story with historical perspective on black america in the 1920's "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy"Intergalactic Bookworm" | 9/17/2011

    " See my review for Murder at Ebbets Field. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geoffrey | 7/29/2011

    " Good quality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gene | 5/21/2011

    " Amazing look at E. St Louis and the world of segregated baseball. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 5/24/2010

    " Good story with historical perspective on black america in the 1920's "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 8/26/2009

    " Couldn't resist starting this one, too! I will miss this character and these great baseball histories/mysteries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 9/16/2008

    " What a turn of a story. This was an outstanding mystery. I use examples of it when teaching the 1920's and the growth of the KKK. Probably my favorite of the Mickey Rawlings stories. : and they are my favorite mystery series. Come on Troy give us some more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy"Intergalactic Bookworm" | 9/4/2007

    " See my review for Murder at Ebbets Field. "

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About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, a two-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award, was named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine. His adult and children’s book narrations have earned him multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards.