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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Lewis Narrator: Michael Lewis Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2003 ISBN: 9780739308172
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Moneyball is a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the giant offices of major league teams and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers, and physics professors.

In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Lewis shows us how and why the new baseball knowledge works. He also sets up a sly and hilarious morality tale: Big Money, like Goliath, is always supposed to win . . . how can we not cheer for David? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ebullient, invigorating…Provides plenty of action, both numerical and athletic, on the field and in the draft-day war room.”

    Time

  • “This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame.”

    Forbes

  • “A journalistic tour de force.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “By playing Boswell to Beane’s Samuel Johnson, Lewis has given us one of the most enjoyable baseball books in years.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • Winner of the 2003 Casey Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 5/24/2011

    " love hearing inside stories into the financial side of baseball "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Runetoft | 5/21/2011

    " A classic Lewis book - storytelling without a huge focus on numbers despite their relevance - however if you (as in my case) know nothing about baseball some parts of the book looses value. I would not recommend this book to people without some basic interest and knowledge about baseball. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mason | 5/20/2011

    " Lewis manages to take a subject which I all but swore off in my youth and make it engagingly real. Using the 2002 Oakland A's as a frame, Lewis explores the insurgency of statistical analysis in America's favorite pastime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 5/15/2011

    " Took me so long to read this that by the time I did it seemed like I already had...I was completely familiar with all the themes of the book from having read them elsewhere. STILL--very entertaining and well worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zachary | 4/23/2011

    " Absolutely intriguing. Could not put it down. (But sort of fails as a piece of journalism. Not very objective, a lot of exaggeration.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 4/22/2011

    " Since I am entering this book a year after I read it and can still remember what OBP means and who Billy Beane is it must be a pretty good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christian | 4/21/2011

    " The most compelling nonfiction book I've read. Even a reader with only a passing interest in baseball and how it works will find it hard to stop reading. If I could give it more stars, I totally would. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 4/19/2011

    " Billy Beane and the Oakland A's. I think it was me first exposure to Michael Lewis. He's become one of my favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tad | 4/16/2011

    " One of the best books I've ever read. Michael Lewis is an artist. This was a breakthrough book for me as a journalist and a baseball fan. My world's collided perfectly. "

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About the Author
Author Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis is the bestselling author of Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, The Blind Side, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, and others. He has been a contributing editor at Vanity Fair since 2009. His writing has also appeared in the New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, and Gourmet; he worked as an editor for the British weekly the Spectator and as a senior editor and campaign correspondent for the New Republic. In addition to his writing, Lewis has filmed and narrated short pieces for ABC’s Nightline. He holds a BA in art history from Princeton and an MS in economics from the London School of Economics. Lewis and his wife live in Berkeley, California.