Lou Gehrig: The Lost Memoir Audiobook, by Alan D. Gaff Play Audiobook Sample

Lou Gehrig: The Lost Memoir Audiobook

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Read By: Angelo Di Loreto, Kyle Tait Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781797104539

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

24

Longest Chapter Length:

32:44 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

08 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

13:58 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

2

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Publisher Description

The lost memoir from Lou Gehrig—“a compelling rumination by a baseball icon and a tragic hero” (Sports Illustrated) and “a fitting tribute to an inspiring baseball legend” (Publishers Weekly).

At the tender age of twenty-four, Lou Gehrig decided to tell the remarkable story of his life and career. He was one of the most famous athletes in the country, in the midst of a record-breaking season with the legendary 1927 World Series–winning Yankees. In an effort to grow Lou’s star, pioneering sports agent Christy Walsh arranged for Lou’s tale of baseball greatness to syndicate in newspapers across the country. Those columns were largely forgotten and lost to history—until now.

Lou comes alive in this “must-read” (Tyler Kepner, The New York Times) memoir. It is an inspiring, heartfelt rags-to-riches tale about a poor kid from New York who became one of the most revered baseball players of all time.

Fourteen years after his account, Lou would tragically die from ALS, a neuromuscular disorder now known as Lou Gherig’s Disease. His poignant autobiography is followed by an insightful biographical essay by historian Alan D. Gaff. Here is Lou—Hall of Famer, All Star, MVP, an “athlete who epitomized the American dream” (Christian Science Monitor)—back at bat.

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“Gaff astutely crafts a biography to accompany Gehrig’s columns and focuses on details that parallel Gehrig’s generosity of spirit. Perhaps most movingly, Gaff revisits the Yankee great’s post-baseball career. Despite the ravages of ALS, Gehrig worked for the parole board, counseling young men who had taken a wrong turn in life.”

— Associated Press 

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  • “Gaff’s slim but distinctive contribution to the Gehrig syllabus shifts our attention to the Hall of Famer’s improbable rise—in its way, every bit as inspiring as the courage he demonstrated later.”

    — Wall Street Journal
  • “A compelling rumination by a baseball icon and a tragic hero.”

    — Sports Illustrated
  • “Gehrig reveals a great deal about himself and his insecurities, both in his youth and in his years in professional baseball…The Yankee first baseman has very interesting observations and comments on his teammates and opponents.”

    — New York Journal of Books
  • "[A] gem for baseball fans.”

    — Kirkus Reviews

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About Alan D. Gaff

Alan D. Gaff is an independent scholar and the author of many books, including Lou Gehrig: The Lost Memoir, Bayonets in the Wilderness, Blood in the Argonne, and On Many a Bloody Field, hailed as “a masterpiece of Civil War scholarship” (The Bookwatch). He lives in Indiana.

About the Narrators

Andrew Eiden, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is an actor and voice artist. He has been acting since the age of four, working at regional theaters including La Mirada Theatre, the Glendale Center Theatre, and the Pasadena Playhouse. He has starred in dozens of national commercials, guest-spotted on numerous television shows, and has been a series regular on three programs: Discovery Channel’s Outward Bound, Disney Channel’s Movie Surfers, and most notably ABC’s Complete Savages

Kyle Tait is a professionally trained voice actor and sports broadcaster based in Atlanta, Georgia. He’s done voice work for TV and radio ads around the world, corporate training videos, whiteboard and explainer videos, documentaries, audiobooks, and more. He’s narrated more than twenty titles on Audible and iTunes, across genres spanning from sports history to crime thrillers to self-help.

In addition to his voice work, Tait is an established sports broadcaster, calling baseball, basketball, and football on ESPN3, as well as serving as a studio host on multiple national college networks with IMG College.