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Author: Mark Frost Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: October 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781504658560

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Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon came from different worlds and different generations, but their passion for golf set them on parallel paths that would collide in the greatest match their sport had ever known. A young Massachusetts native, Francis was only three years removed from his youthful career as a lowly caddie. Harry was twice his age, the greatest British champion in history, and innovator of the modern grip and swing. Through exacting hard work, perseverance, and determination, Harry Vardon had escaped a hopeless life of poverty; the unknown Ouimet dared to dream of following in his hero’s footsteps. When the two men finally came together in their legendary battle at the 1913 US Open, its heart-stopping climax gave rise to the sport of golf as we know it today.

Weaving the stories of Ouimet and Vardon as his narrative, Mark Frost creates a uniquely involving, intimate epic that is equal parts sports biography, sweeping social history, and emotional human drama. The Greatest Game Ever Played is a must-listen for millions of sports and history fans—and all who have ever dared to reach for their dreams.

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  • “Stirring.”

    - New York Times Book Review
  • “A fascinating story of the early days of golf in this country and how it came to be one of the major sports at the turn of the century”

    - Los Angeles Times
  • “Masterful storytelling…A must-read for the fanatical golfers among us, and a worthwhile trip through a largely forgotten era for the rest.”

    - Boston Globe
  • “The most compelling sports book since Laura Hillenbrand’s bestselling Seabiscuit…Genuinely exciting, a marvelous re-creation of a signature moment in golf history.”

    - Booklist (starred review)
  • “An award-winning TV writer turned novelist Frost proves just as skilled at nonfiction in his affectionate recreation of the dramatic 1913 US Open Golf Championship…Throughout, Frost demonstrates a detailed knowledge of the different rules, equipment, and terminology used in 1913…Captivating entertainment.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “All the page-turning excitement of a blockbuster novel.”

    - Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Mark Frost received a Writers Guild Award and an Emmy nomination for the acclaimed television series Hill Street Blues and was cocreator and executive producer of the legendary television series Twin Peaks. In 2005 he wrote and produced The Greatest Game Ever Played, a major motion picture based on his book of the same name. An avid golfer, Frost lives in Los Angeles and upstate New York with his wife and son.

About the Narrator

Robertson Dean has played leading roles on and off Broadway and at dozens of regional theaters throughout the country. He has a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from Yale. His audiobook narration has garnered ten AudioFile Earphones Awards. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he works in film and television in addition to narrating.