Library Ed. Recorded Books 2005
CS ISBN 1419337114 $59.75 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 1419337130 $74.75 Seven CDs
Many boxing historians consider Sugar Ray Robinson the greatest "pound for pound" boxer in history. Fighting in the middle-weight divisions, he was technically skilled, extremely quick, and smart. But his life was far more than boxing. Herb Boyd tracks Sugar Ray's life, from poverty to amateur success, followed by professional renown and failure outside the ring. Peter Jay Fernandez is solid as the reader, giving character to the work without overpowering it. He lets the author speak. He doesn't overinterpret the work vocally, but he gives speakers, if not unique voices, then certainly vocal character. His style is easy on the ears, more like telling a story than reading one. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 06]
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