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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (914 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven Pressfield Narrator: Ronny Co Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The time: 1931. The place: the golf links at Krewe Island off Savannah’s windswept Atlantic shore. The event: a once-in-a-lifetime thirty-six-hole match … in which the stakes are higher than anyone imagined.

In Steven Pressfield’s richly imagined, vividly detailed story, golf legends Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen are joined by a local unsung opponent, the troubled war hero Rannulph Junah. Played above raging Atlantic surf and under gathering storm clouds, their match is a thrilling competition. But the key to the outcome lies with Bagger Vance, a caddie who carries the secret of the Authentic Swing. His mysterious powers guide the play and leave a lasting imprint on the lives he touches that day and in years to come.

A sports fable worthy of comparison to The Natural, The Legend of Bagger Vance reveals that, in life as well as golf, the real battle is not with outside opponents but with oneself.

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  • “Good stuff…a philosophical fantasy imagined on a golf course, heavy with fog, storm, fireworks and howling winds of supernatural forces.” 

    New York Times Book Review

  • The Legend of Bagger Vance is quite simply the best golf novel I have ever read…I was utterly riveted by this work of art, and literally covered with goose bumps for many hours until I had finished it at a single sitting!” 

    Ben Wright, CBS golf commentator

  • “Deeply entertaining, a terrific read…a deft fairy tale with a light engaging touch.” 

    St. Petersburg Times

  • “Every listener should enjoy Pressfield’s novel about a 1931 golf match between Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen…Barrett Whitener’s reading evokes the sense of life in this Georgia town, its good and bad. What makes this book special is the way Whitener transfers this page-turner into a performance the listener never wants to stop. The book and movie received excellent reviews; this rendition adds to those well-deserved kudos.” 


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christie | 2/2/2014

    " A mystical golf book. Okay, but after a while my eyes started to glaze over after so many golfing descriptions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Johny | 1/25/2014

    " I love golf, so anything I can read about the sport is fair game to me. That being said, I read The Legend of Bagger Vance alongside the Bhagavad Gita as part of a Religion in Literature course at boarding school. Bagger Vance, on its own, is incredible, but when read alongside the Bhagavad Gita, the 700-verse scripture that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata, the book takes on new meaning. It is no longer just a novel about a mysterious friend helping a golfer overcome his demons, it is a look at a spiritual journey inspired by Hinduism. I honestly believe I would have loved The Legend of Bagger Vance regardless of whether or not I'd read the Bhagavad Gita, but I do honestly believe that first reading the Bhagavad Gita helped me interpret and reflect on the themes and true meanings behind the book more than if I'd not read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Fan Francis | 1/22/2014

    " I saw the movie but the book has an indepth and more feel to what actually happened. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marylu Sanok | 1/16/2014

    " A nice story and very close to the movie version. "

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