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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (548 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Feinstein Narrator: Arnie Mazer Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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America’s favorite sportswriter teams up with Red Auerbach, the most successful and admired coach in basketball history, to tell the best stories of a legendary life.

Living legend Arnold “Red” Auerbach led the Boston Celtics to nine NBA championships, eight of them consecutive, during his seventeen year tenure in Boston from 1950 to 1966. The fiery coach is a unique personality: brash, opinionated, and unfailingly accurate. As a coach, he never stood still along the sidelines, and in retirement he remains a lively part of the game, still consulted by coaches, players, and general managers in his eighties.

For years, John Feinstein has met regularly with Red and his friends, drawing out Red’s life story in a raucous series of unforgettable sessions. From those smoke- and laughter-filled rooms come the colorful reports about all the players and coaches Red has worked with and played against over the years. Bob Cousy, Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain, Sam Jones, Bill Russell, and Michael Jordan—you name them—the basketball greats are all here.

Red Auerbach’s incredible experiences in sports and John Feinstein’s unparalleled skill as a sports storyteller make this one of the greatest books to come out of the game of basketball.

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  • “A fascinating life story, a terrific basketball book, and a compelling look at generations communicating around a modern-day campfire.”


  • “An exceptionally enjoyable read.”

    Library Journal

  • “Auerbach’s stories, as related through author John Feinstein, are witty, observant, and well told. Narrator Arnie Mazer’s voice is just right for the two of them, making Auerbach come across not as a man living in the past, but as a likable, generous, and dryly funny guy whose friends and memories are the most important things in his life.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kate | 2/20/2014

    " Great book on the history of basketball and the Boston Celtics "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pat | 2/16/2014

    " Red is an amazing person and a great story teller. John Feinstein provides background for, and insight around Red's great stories. This book gives the reader a great understanding of not only how important Red was to the Celtics, but to professional basketball. A great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Keagan | 2/10/2014

    " I thought this was a very good book based solely on the riveting stories of Red. I thought Feinstein jumped around a lot and it lacked great continuity, but it was very enjoyable nonetheless. A must read for any fan of basketball, leadership, or the Boston Celtics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alan | 2/5/2014

    " Not really an autobiography (which is what I thought it would be), but more Feinstein recounting stories he's heard Red tell over the years, with his own commentary. Still entertaining, though "

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