What We Think about When We Think about Soccer Audiobook, by Simon Critchley Play Audiobook Sample

What We Think about When We Think about Soccer Audiobook

What We Think about When We Think about Soccer Audiobook, by Simon Critchley Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Liam Gerrard Publisher: Tantor Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 1.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781977372376

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Longest Chapter Length:

24:05 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

04:11 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

11:28 minutes

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Publisher Description

Soccer is the world's most popular sport, inspiring the absolute devotion of countless fans around the globe. But what is it about soccer that makes it so compelling to watch, discuss, and think about? Is it what it says about class, race, or gender? Is it our national, regional, or tribal identities? Simon Critchley thinks it's all of these and more. In his new book, he explains what soccer can tell us about each, and how each informs the way we interpret the game, all while building a new system of aesthetics, or even poetics, that we can use to watch the beautiful game.

Critchley has made a career out of bringing philosophy to the people through popular subjects, and in What We Think About When We Think About Soccer he uses his considerable philosophical acumen to examine the sport that has captured the hearts and minds of millions.

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"[Critchley] approaches every subject—be it suicide or soccer—with the same intellectual rigor. The writing is not only deep and philosophical but approachable and conversational.”

— Los Angeles Times 


  • "[An] irresistible treatise on how soccer came to be the dominant sport around the globe…Critchley’s depth and range of knowledge is remarkable.”

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Critchley makes the sport’s myths tangible without removing our sense of awe.”

    — Rolling Stone

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About Simon Critchley

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.

About Liam Gerrard

Liam Gerrard is an award-winning voice artist with over ten years of experience working in every field of the voice industry, as well as a highly acclaimed stage and screen actor. A 2017 Audie Award nominee, he has narrated over thirty audiobooks in a wide range of genres and styles.