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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (45 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dave Kindred Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538463499
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A 2007 Audie Award Nominee
One of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2006

Muhammed Ali and Howard Cosell, a legendary athlete and a television icon, were individually interesting, but together they were mesmerizing. They were profoundly different—young and old, black and white, a Muslim and a Jew, Ali barely literate, Cosell an editor of his university’s law review. Yet they had in common forces that made them unforgettable. Both were unprecedented performers who covered enormous insecurities by demanding, loudly and often, public acclaim.

Theirs was an extraordinary alliance that produced drama, comedy, controversy, and a mutual respect that helped shape both men’s lives. Dave Kindred draws on his experiences with Ali and Cosell over nearly four decades, as well as new reporting and interviews, to break new ground in our understanding of these two giants who changed sports and television forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[No other book] shows so effectively how each man helped create the legend surrounding the other.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This book has it all: a great idea, the perfect writer, and two extraordinary characters” 

    David Maraniss, author of When Pride Still Mattered 

  • “This is a book that needs to be read and reread to appreciate just how good it is.” 

    John Feinstein, author of Caddy for Life and Last Dance 

  • “Room should be made for this approachable, touching, and altogether fascinating buddy comedy.”

    Booklist

  • “Loaded with color, ribaldry, and ego…Hill’s performance [brings] rollicking entertainment value.”

    AudioFile

  • AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year
  • Audie Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joseph Young | 6/4/2012

    " Mostly interesting account of Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell. The book does tend to drag on after the first third. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lawrence | 5/21/2012

    " Warts-and-all look at Ali and Cosell by someone who was there. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Hard to read some of the truths about this two but overall I found them more human after finishing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vaughn | 6/19/2011

    " Audible version - Enjoyed reliving some of my earliest memories of the "Golden Age" of heaveyweight boxing and Monday Night Football. I was fairly oblivious to the racial and societal tensions that were manifest in the attitudes of society towards the friendship of Cossell and Ali. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joseph | 6/21/2010

    " Mostly interesting account of Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell. The book does tend to drag on after the first third. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luis | 10/21/2009

    " Biography of Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell and how their relationship shaped each other and society.

    Good one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vaughn | 6/12/2009

    " Audible version - Enjoyed reliving some of my earliest memories of the "Golden Age" of heaveyweight boxing and Monday Night Football. I was fairly oblivious to the racial and societal tensions that were manifest in the attitudes of society towards the friendship of Cossell and Ali. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bax | 6/24/2008

    " Much better than I expected.

    The author does a fine job on Cosell, who I knew nothing about, but also tills new ground on Ali, who I would have bet my house had no secrets left to uncover.

    An interesting portrait of the sport during the greatest heavyweight era of all time. "

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About the Author

Dave Kindred has been a newspaper and magazine columnist for thirty-seven years. His newspaper work for the Washington Post and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution earned three nominations for the Pulitzer Prize. He is the 1991 winner of the Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement in sports journalism and the author of seven books.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.