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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (361 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill Russell Narrator: Peter Jay Fernandez Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“Bill Russell was the greatest team basketball player ever….[He] has produced a moving tribute to his friend and, in a larger sense, to friendship.”

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In Red and Me, Boston Celtics basketball legend Bill Russell pays homage to his mentor and coach, the inimitable Red Auerbach. A poignant remembrance of a life-altering relationship in the tradition of Big Russ and Me and Tuesdays With Morrie, Red and Me tells an unforgettable story of one unlikely and enduring friendship set against the backdrop of the greatest basketball dynasty in NBA history.

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  • [Auebach] was extraordinarily intelligent, fearless, and sensitive to what would bring out the best in those around him. Russell understands these characteristics and has produced a moving tribute to his friend and, in a larger sense, to friendship. 

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  • “Fernandez's eloquent delivery will have listeners savoring every syllable of this audiobook.”

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  • “Bill Russell is a private, complex man, but on the subject of his love of Red Auerbach and his Celtic teammates, he's loud and clear. He might object to my use of the word ‘love,’ but deny it though you will, Mr. Russell, that's what sits at the heart of this beautiful book.”

    New York Times

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chamique Holdsclaw | 2/20/2014

    " I enjoyed reading about the Coach/Athlete relationship. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jenny Sheppard | 2/6/2014

    " I really connected with this book on many levels. For one many of the times Russell describes I can relate to as a young athlete myself. Throughout my athletic career I have gotten to know many coaches; some that I have gotten along with and others that I didn't. Out of reading this book I have learned to pull out what different things I ended up learning from each one of them. I now notice how my coach perceives our body language, how we work with each other , and so many other aspects that he puts into who plays where and when. This book really made me open my eyes about sports,relationships, friendship, and respect. "

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

    " If you like the NBA and its history, you'll enjoy this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jed | 2/1/2014

    " I thought red and me was a great description of a true bond between two men who cared deeply about each other and they cared so much about each other they didn't have to tell them that. It was also a great look at basketball back then where as if you went against your coach you would be on the bench where as red knew bill was a great player and liked his style and saw something in him no one else saw. The revolution of defense. "

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