Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2006
CD ISBN 0739323806 $29.95 Five CDs
DD ISBN 0739323814 $22.00
The abridged version of this book gets right to the point: Barry Bonds and other elite athletes used steroids because that was the only way they could succeed and used other substances to mask this use when they were tested. Some people might not find this surprising, but hearing the actual evidence is jarring to anyone who relishes true competition. Narrator Arnie Mazer's voice is nasally, reedy, combative, and somewhat annoying. In other words, he's the perfect person to read a sports book in which the athletes try to dupe unwitting fans. It's as if Mazer, speaking for the public, is outraged that our baseball, football, and Olympic heroes would sell their souls for one more victory. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 06]
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