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OPENING DAY The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season

by | Read by Richard Allen

Contemporary Culture • 12 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

A good bit of research and well-crafted writing by Jonathan Eig is brought to life by Richard Allen. The writer is up to the subject matter, and the narrator is up to the writing, a confluence of topic and talent that makes for all-around great listening. The story of Jackie Robinson's breaking of the color barrier in baseball sixty years ago has been plagued by mythology and exaggeration. Eig's book sets the record straight. The real Jackie Robinson is shown--brave and professional but also stubborn and driven by an inner fury. Allen's tone and pacing make the listening experience pass quickly. Good audio production further enhances the enjoyment. T.F. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 07]



Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2007

CD ISBN 9781400104345 $34.99 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400154340 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $17.49


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2007

CD ISBN 9781400134342 $69.99 • Ten CDs

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