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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (478 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Feinstein Narrator: Arnie Mazer and Sean Runnette Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When college basketball teams make it to the NCAA tournament, they say they're going to the dance. John Feinstein's riveting new book is the story of the last dance: the Final Four. There is no event in sports quite like it. The Final Four draws millions to their televisions and thousands to a chosen city; attendance is topped only by the Super Bowl. It is the epicenter of sports madness, a circus of media, coaches, and fans swirling around the four teams talented enough to have made it to the end.

Tracking the four teams in 2005's Final Four, Michigan State's Spartans, the University of Louisville's Cardinals, the University of Illinois's Fighting Illini, and the University of North Carolina's Tar Heels, John Feinstein tells the story of a definitive and dramatic tournament. Here are the stories of UCLA's John Wooden, UNC's Dean Smith, and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, telling of Final Four dynasties that defined the sport. Here are great players like Bill Bradley, Michael Jordan, Christian Laettner, and Sean May, who thought they'd never make it to college basketball's final weekend. Here are the late nights at the coaches' hotel, where careers are advanced (or not). Here are the players in the 2005 Final Four trying to practice, eat, rest, and play, knowing that they will be remembered by these games for the rest of their lives.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dave | 2/14/2014

    " Although Feinstein is far too Atlantic Coast Conference-"centric" to me, this was a good behind the scene story of the greatest weekend in sports--The Final Four Weekend. The weekend is a celebration of all that is good with the sport and unfortunately all that is bad with the game as well. Feinstein brings it all alive with good back stories and brings the game alive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ash Crowe | 2/9/2014

    " If Feinstein had followed another year, 2001 for example, I would have enjoyed it more. But, even though UNC won it all in the year covered, Feinstein's writing is compelling and made me wish the next season started tomorrow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Leslie | 2/8/2014

    " I enjoyed the content of the book, it was an interesting look at the Final Four over the years. However, the writing is somewhat repetitive, and just so-so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nathan | 2/1/2014

    " An interesting book. Gives you a good feel for what the Final Four is all about. "

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