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7 The Mickey Mantle Novel

by | Read by Alan Smithee

Fiction • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

Mickey Mantle loved sex. And getting drunk. Those are the topics of discussion as the baseball hero, now in heaven, pulls up a chair with writer Leonard Shecter. Together they rehash Mantle's life, from his X-rated bedroom exploits and his treatment of fans to his relationship with the media and his phenomenal career. Nothing is left uncovered in a story that reveals Mantle's dark side. Only two main voices are needed from "Alan Smithee"--a drawly, scratchy Oklahoma twang for Mantle and a low, whispery tone for Shecter. The novel, rooted in truths, is a remorseful confession for Mantle as, in his own way, he faces the demons that shaped his life. "Smithee"--a traditional pseudonym in the entertainment industry--is wonderful as ball player and writer. M.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Phoenix Audio • 2007

CD ISBN 978-1597771726 $39.95 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN $27.97

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