Retail pak Time Warner AudioBooks 2001
CS ISBN 1586210548 $24.98 Four cassettes
Sports autobiographies are usually boring or clichéd; THE OLDEST ROOKIE is neither. The story of Jim Morris, a retired minor leaguer who becomes a Major League pitcher at age 35, defies the odds. Not only is it true, it's the stuff of dreams. Kevin O'Rourke makes this inspiring tale even better. Morris is a likable athlete, not primarily concerned about money and prestige, and O'Rourke demonstrates those traits. He conveys Morris's emotions, capturing everything from Morris's youthful dreams to his many frustrations and trepidations. In addition, O'Rourke's use of inflection and his subtle changes in pace add to the presentation. This book is not just for baseball fans; it's for anyone whose childhood fantasies will not die. D.J.S. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 02]
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