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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (436 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rick Reilly Narrator: Bronson Pinchot Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From Sports Illustrated writer Rick Reilly comes this spoof of all things golf and country club. Missing Links is the story of four middle-class buddies who live outside Boston and play golf together at Ponkaquoque Municipal Course and Deli, not so fondly known as Ponky. An eighteen-hole garbage dump with hazards that include a concrete river surrounded by a chain-link fence and the pillars of the elevated train track that runs through the course, it is reputed to be the worst golf course in America. Just adjacent to the municipal course lies the Mayflower Country Club, the most exclusive private course in all of Boston. The rollicking plot includes a bet to see who will be first to sneak in a round at the Mayflower, as well as the narrator’s attempts to reach some sort of reasonable understanding with his overbearing father.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “You don’t need to know your bogeys from your birdies to find at least three laughs per page in this novel.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Part Damon Runyon, part Raymond Chandler, and part Caddyshack…I was hooked for the full 18.”

    Entertainment Weekly 

  • “Snappy prose, believable characters, and the funniest take on blue-collar hacking and gambling since Dan Jenkins’ The Glory Game at Goat Hill…it’s social satire and pure irreverence that keep this story in the groove.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “A great piece of fiction.”

    Denver Post

  • “If you’re obsessed with the ‘green game,’ and it's raining or snowing, or we’re under nuclear attack so you can’t get out on the course, Missing Links should give you a temporary fix.”

    Rocky Mountain News

  • “Easily the wittiest golf novel yet—the Bull Durham of the genre, and the closest thing to Caddyshack on paper we’re likely to get…A loving, knowledgeable, laugh-out-loud portrait of the Hardest Sport There Is, as practiced by the blue-collar rakes who compose golf’s most devoted fans.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Don’t get started reading this book. It will take three burly men to pull you away from it.”

    Bob Costas, NBC commentator 

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brandon Michaud | 2/13/2014

    " Good light-hearted read. Most golfers should enjoy this. It is very humerous with an overall moral and ethical theme. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Grant | 2/13/2014

    " It's no classic, but it's an entertaining page-turner (if you're into golf fiction). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bubba | 2/2/2014

    " Another quick read that will have you laughing out loud every couple pages, and falling off the couch every couple chapters. if you've ever played on a team, competed with friends, and enjoy heckling, you will get a kick out of this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by spenca | 2/2/2014

    " I love Rick Reilly's articles - but this was just too much sophomoric humor in a weak plot to warrant finishing. "

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