Library Ed. Books on Tape 2004
CS ISBN 0736697543 $90.00 Fourteen cassettes
CD ISBN 0736698663 $96.00 Seventeen CDs
DD ISBN $41.97
The "Splendid Splinter" was baseball's greatest hitter, and most notorious enfant terrible. The child of a broken family, Williams grew up in the glare of the major league spotlight and suffered for his honesty and lack of social graces. Nevertheless, he rewrote the record books, still taking time to serve in WWII and Korea. After baseball, he earned renown as an outdoorsman and, in the end, as the unfortunate corpse in a lurid custody battle among his children. Scott Brick's reading is both honest and idolatrous, as one cannot escape the raw charisma and bawdy crudity of this boy who never grew up. We are told of blind men who went to Fenway Park just to hear him hit. Such is the wonder of baseball. J.W. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 04/ JAN 05]
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