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4.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 5 4.03 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Lewis Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2003 ISBN: 9780736698016
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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

  • “The best book of the year…[and] already feels like the most influential book on sports ever written.”

    People

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

    Time

  • “A journalistic tour de force.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Lewis has hit another one out of the park…You need know absolutely nothing about baseball to appreciate the wit, snap, economy and incisiveness of [Lewis’] thoughts about it.”

    New York Times

  • “Engaging, informative, and deliciously contrarian.”

    Washington Post

  • “What delights the listener…is the reader’s narrative flair. Granted, the writing is sprightly…Scott Brick makes the most of these assets, less like a gifted narrator and more like a sports fan regaling pals with fascinating inside scoops. Further, the melody of his narration is one of Brick’s most expressive and tuneful. In all his work, Brick almost sings in a youthful, manly voice brimming with personality and gusto…Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • A People Magazine Best Book of 2003
  • A New York Times Notable Book of 2003 in Nonfiction
  • Winner of the 2003 Casey Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 2/19/2014

    " Really good, I enjoyed it more than the film. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Plass | 2/18/2014

    " Brilliant look at Sabermetrics's beginning. Much less story than the movie, but for baseball fans, it's the new-age bible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad Majorie | 2/11/2014

    " Great way to change your view of value of baseball players. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheryl Fish | 1/31/2014

    " Loved it. I never thought about stats when watching baseball before this book. Now I start to theorize why one team is better than the other and it comes down to OBP. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tedders | 1/24/2014

    " Cool book about applying new ideas to an old game. As a pretty casual baseball fan, the history about some of the players that still play now was interesting, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Macpherson | 1/21/2014

    " A good book, it really was enjoyable, but I feel that it was sketchy at times. Characters appeared and then were ignored compeltely. The writing style was good, but the book felt like a few long SI articles strung together and not a comprehensive narrative or story.Also, the length of time from when this book was written and when I read it does it no favors. It goes on how Billy Bean is diametrically opposed to drafting high school players, but on looking his up now, he now believes that high school players is the way to go. The poor showing of recent years of the As doesn't help the point either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candice | 1/18/2014

    " I found this book very interesting and well-written. Plus it helped me with my baseball withdrawal symptoms. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caryn | 1/13/2014

    " So much fun and educational about the back world of baseball finance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Gray | 1/11/2014

    " Michael Lewis is an expert story teller and Moneyball was no exception. Interesting take on baseball strategy, yet surprisingly human. Recommend to baseball fans everywhere and to people who just like a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ozzie | 1/4/2014

    " This book changed the sports industry, plus it's a great read, especially if you're a baseball fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen Holiday | 12/30/2013

    " Not a baseball fan but really liked how they optimized for the variables they cared about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenda | 12/26/2013

    " This was a great book. Even more impressive was how they turned this fairly stats-oriented book into a fantastic movie! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy Mettler | 9/3/2013

    " Must read for baseball fans "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew Steinhiser | 7/3/2013

    " Was an excellent and entertaining read. Very informative also. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deonne | 5/18/2013

    " Couldn't make it through, just not my thing. The screenplay probably would have been more up my alley.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber Hartley | 8/24/2012

    " It's hard to read sports books sometimes because they get so technical, but I enjoyed reading this one. It was interesting to learn the history and about Beane himself. It made me want to watch the movie, which I also enjoyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 7/19/2012

    " Really liked this one, more than anything else for the ideas of focusing in on what really matters and getting past confounders. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla Hanna | 5/2/2012

    " Wow. Lewis is a great writer of a fascinating story of the business of professional sports. Everyone should read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Griffin | 3/8/2012

    " Very good baseball book. Appreciated the forays into things like the career of Billy Bean as a player and some of the relatively obscure players who were part of the team. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken Lawrence | 11/12/2011

    " You can never really go wrong reading about baseball especially in March. Good read. Interesting strategy. I found myself thinking about the 1993 Phillies who were sort of misfits but walked alot, scored runs and mixed and matched their way to a pennant. It's not the Phillies Way now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 11/8/2011

    " The story of Billy Beane and his success at thinking "outside the box." I liked it because I have always liked baseball. I liked the author wrote about players that I remember well.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 11/8/2011

    " Michael Lewis can tell a great story and this one is no exception. Again, you don't have to be a sports fan to enjoy his well researched and detailed story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bigboy | 11/7/2011

    " awesome book best I've read nothing like this before.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 11/7/2011

    " Interesting story but I was already familiar with some of these stats. It might have been more enlightening to me if I read it when it first came out. Quick read and very much about baseball. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kent | 11/7/2011

    " Describes the impact of how sabermetrics has impacted the way major league teams evaluate talent. Highly recommended for baseball fans. Even those not interested in the game will be hooked by Lewis's superb storytelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patiki | 11/5/2011

    " I liked the book even though I hate baseball. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 11/3/2011

    " I liked it but would've liked it more if I was somewhat interested in baseball. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kerilotion | 11/2/2011

    " How did they make a movie out of this "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 11/2/2011

    " Listened to this on a roadtrip a while back. Boring first few chapters, but a fascinating approach to a game based in "gut" feelings. Curious to see the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 10/31/2011

    " I <3 everything about this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sahil | 10/30/2011

    " I liked this book. It developed a nice idea from econ/finance, applied it to baseball, and made it interesting for the masses. Nicely done. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.