The authors peel back the layers of science underlying so many aspects of sports, using various analyses and data. Narrator Keith Szarabajka describes the action, so to speak, in a comfortable tone. When someone is quoted, he shifts into a generic imitation, which fits the bill here, separating the authors’ words from the well-placed quotes from athletes. What’s covered is a myriad of topics: how emotional decisions are made, whether quarterbacks really are the best-looking players on a team, sexual mores and sports, and why crowds go crazy over the ever-popular T-shirt cannon. It’s a good listen for anyone who wants to delve into the scientific and psychological side of sports beyond the diagrams of Xs and Os. M.B. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2016]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2016
DD ISBN 9780399566936 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2016
DD ISBN 9780399566943 $76.00
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