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Download Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Don Van Natta Jr.
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (178 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Don Van Natta Jr. Narrator: Hillary Huber Publisher: Dreamscape Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN:
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Texas girl Babe Didrikson never tried a sport too tough and never met a hurdle too high. Despite attempts to keep women from competing, Babe achieved All-American status in basketball and won gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Olympics. Then, Babe attempted to conquer golf. One of the founders of the LPGA, Babe won more consecutive tournaments than any golfer in history.

At the height of her fame, she was diagnosed with cancer. Babe would then take her most daring step of all: go public and try to win again with the hope of inspiring the world. A rollicking saga, stretching across the first half of the 20th century, Wonder Girl is as fresh, heartfelt, and graceful as Babe herself.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty | 2/9/2014

    " I listened to this as an audio book. Hillary Huber is a wonderful reader. The story is a long one to listen to but a fascinating story's of a female athlete who paved the way for female athletes to play sports other than just "ladylike" ones- and to compete in the Olympics. Babe was a colorful character and often difficult but she blazed the trail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/17/2014

    " Fascinating biography. Held my interest the entire way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 1/11/2014

    " Interesting book about the Babe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki Beyer | 12/20/2013

    " A very interesting look at the life and career of Babe Didrikson. Incredible focus as an athlete, but personality flaws that the author is not afraid to show us, as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 12/6/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. To say that Babe was a 'character' is an understatement but you cannot dispute her athletic abilities especially at a time when women in sports was a rarity. You golfers should read this. She was a founder of the LPGA and was a tremendous golfer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra Lochtrog | 9/18/2013

    " have never been interested in golf, this taught me nothing about it... but it was interesting reading about a woman who wasn't afraid to challenge stereotypes... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarahjane | 9/6/2013

    " The book was well written, well researched, and documented. The author did a good job covering this complicated and sometimes difficult woman. I appreciate that he addressed some of the more controversial aspects of her life without seeming exploitative or salacious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 4/8/2013

    " I did some skimming, because there was just too much detail about the golf part of her career. But overall, her story is amazing. She was a very, very tough cookie and decades ahead of her time in her attitude toward competition, whether against herself, women or men. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 11/14/2012

    " Really fascinating, but again, skipped through parts that I thought were too detailed about the golfing/track. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marylin | 8/8/2012

    " A fascinating biography of one of the sporting greats--who also happened to be a female! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 5/19/2012

    " I didn't love this book, neither the writing nor the subject was very appealing, but it kept my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 3/28/2012

    " Very well done view of the good and the bad of the most famous woman in athletics, I have a letter from her and 3 pics I took in the 1950s, "

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