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4.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 4.11 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Adelman Narrator: Richard Davidson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781449803285
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Includes an exclusive interview with the author Critically acclaimed writer Tom Adelman crafts a dynamic re-telling of baseball’s thrilling 1975 season. The year ended with the greatest World Series of all time, featuring a legendary home run by Boston catcher Carlton Fisk. From the preseason through the final game, Adelman gives a behind-the-scenes account that is blunt, funny, and sometimes shocking.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hillary | 1/4/2014

    " Even though I knew what was going to happen I still enjoyed reading how the final outcome was achieved and everything that lead up to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisabeth | 10/27/2013

    " Just an excellent baseball history book...and it's partly about the A's! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy Wiggins | 10/9/2013

    " Another good summer book dealing with Baseball. Tracks the entire 1975 season with in depth looks at the personalities involved. May have taken place before you were even born - but the characters are just as vivid and compelling today as they were then. Non fiction that reads like a novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A. | 8/20/2012

    " I didn't enjoy this as much as Adelman's other book, about the Orioles/Dodgers World Series, but I think that's because neither the Reds nor the Red Sox are my personal team. Fans of those teams might dig it more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 8/1/2012

    " Great review of the '75 Season all the way thru the series...Reds and Socks. The beginnings of free agency...the coaches and managers....injuries....quite a bit happened that year. The last I would follow until I got to Ole Miss after my hitch in the Navy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diener | 4/1/2012

    " Enjoyable tale of a fabled baseball season, and a historic World Series known by the iconic image of Carlton Fisk waving the ball fair. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bookwoman7 | 12/21/2011

    " Ok - it was amazing if you are a fan of baseball - not just a baseball team. You won't be able to put it down - and you will become very literate in the history of the game. A perfect summer read about the Boys of Summer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 11/24/2011

    " Baseball lovers will enjoy the historical perspective, outrageous characters and play by play. Non ball lovers need not bother. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry Gallagher | 9/29/2011

    " I didn't "read" this book, but listened to it on cassettes. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad | 8/26/2010

    " I am a huge fan of baseball and of more specifically the Cincinnati Reds. This book is a must read for any fans of the Reds or the "Big Red Machine" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 7/26/2010

    " This was very enjoyable. And several times it took me back vividly to a really great summer when I was 12 years old. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 5/19/2010

    " Baseball lovers will enjoy the historical perspective, outrageous characters and play by play. Non ball lovers need not bother. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diener | 8/17/2009

    " Enjoyable tale of a fabled baseball season, and a historic World Series known by the iconic image of Carlton Fisk waving the ball fair. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bookwoman7 | 7/5/2009

    " Ok - it was amazing if you are a fan of baseball - not just a baseball team. You won't be able to put it down - and you will become very literate in the history of the game. A perfect summer read about the Boys of Summer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisabeth | 5/21/2009

    " Just an excellent baseball history book...and it's partly about the A's! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 5/2/2009

    " Great review of the '75 Season all the way thru the series...Reds and Socks. The beginnings of free agency...the coaches and managers....injuries....quite a bit happened that year. The last I would follow until I got to Ole Miss after my hitch in the Navy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 7/20/2008

    " Another good summer book dealing with Baseball. Tracks the entire 1975 season with in depth looks at the personalities involved. May have taken place before you were even born - but the characters are just as vivid and compelling today as they were then. Non fiction that reads like a novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hillary | 3/14/2008

    " Even though I knew what was going to happen I still enjoyed reading how the final outcome was achieved and everything that lead up to it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A. | 7/31/2007

    " I didn't enjoy this as much as Adelman's other book, about the Orioles/Dodgers World Series, but I think that's because neither the Reds nor the Red Sox are my personal team. Fans of those teams might dig it more. "

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About the Narrator

Richard Davidson has narrated over 200 books and recently received the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Audiobook Nonfiction.