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Download The Greatest: Muhammad Ali Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Greatest: Muhammad Ali (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Walter Dean Myers
4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50 (6 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Dean Myers Narrator: J. D. Jackson Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. This was one of the most famous catch-phrases of boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

Rising from poverty-stricken Louisville in the 1950s, Ali became one of the world's greatest athletes. Beginning life as Cassius Clay, Ali would struggle against opponents both in and out of the ring.

Segregation and racism stood as obstacles in his path, but as he climbed the boxing ranks, his social conscience grew. He refused to be pigeonholed as a stereotypical black athlete in the 1960s and changed his name to Muhammad Ali after converting to Islam. Fighting for social justice even as his brutal profession took its toll on his body and mind, his spirit was never defeated.

Best-selling author of the Coretta Scott King Honor book Monster, Walter Dean Myers pens this inspirational biography of a true champion. Acclaimed narrator J.D. Jackson adds the perfect voice to this triumphant true story. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan | 12/26/2010

    " This book is a really good book. Talks about the legend of Muhammuad Ali and his life as a kid, in his career, and when his career ends. I like this book and I would recommed this book to a friend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicholas | 9/27/2010

    " I think that this book was great. Muhammad Ali is like an idol. He never backs down, and he is always confident. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 9/9/2010

    " I Loved this book. He is my favorite Boxer ever. He defeated some of the greatest boxers in the world. Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier, and many others. You can't deni that he is "The Greatest" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diva | 4/21/2010

    " Now whoever wrote this book shoulda wrote the movie cause this was good...mad luv for Ali...holla "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 3/16/2010

    " I loved this. It was a great length and was really interesting. Personally I find boxing to be a insane sport, but this book was able to hold my attention throughout and was really worth my time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dequan | 6/3/2009

    " muhammad ali was the greatest and walter dean myers proved with this great book "

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About the Author
Author Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers (1937–2014) was the acclaimed author of over fifty books, primarily for young adults. His notable works include Fallen Angels, Monster, Crystal, and Scorpions. He won numerous awards for his works, including five Coretta Scott King Awards for African American authors. He also won the first Michael L. Printz Award for his book Monster. In January of 2012 he became the Library of Congress’ National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

About the Narrator

J. D. Jackson is a theater professor, aspiring stage director, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He is a classically trained actor, and his television and film credits include roles on House, ER, Law & Order, Hack, Sherrybaby, Diary of a City Priest, and Lucky Number Slevin. He is the recipient of more than a dozen Earphones Awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy, and he was also named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013. An adjunct professor at Los Angeles Southwest College, he has an MFA in theater from Temple University.