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THE DOWNHILL LIE A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport

by | Read by Carl Hiaasen

Contemporary Culture • 6 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Carl Hiaasen took up golf as a teenager to avoid church and spend time with his father. Apparently, he was a lousy and bad-tempered golfer. After his father's death, Hiaasen quit. Thirty-two years later, he ventures back onto the golf course because he's "one sick bastard." THE DOWNHILL LIE chronicles about 600 days of "relapse" with typical Hiaasen absurdity: a turtle is sent airborne, rats are dispatched to the beyond with a weighted training club, a golf cart is sunk in a pond, and desperate self-help products from infomercials are sampled. Hiaasen's tone is appropriately and hilariously self-deprecating. He is both continually surprised by his ineptitude and he fully expects it, and his voice reflects that dichotomy perfectly. A funny memoir even for those who don't play golf. A.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2008]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 9780739358313 $29.95 • Five CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4159-5504-8 $40.00 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4159-4579-7 $40.00 • Five CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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