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LATE TO THE BALL Age. Learn. Fight. Love. Play Tennis. Win.

by | Read by Joe Barrett

Biography & Memoir • 6.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2016

Narrator Joe Barrett's raspy, enthusiastic voice is perfect for delivering Gerry Marzorati's memoir of his quirky mission to take up tennis competitively in his 50s. The author is self-deprecating and funny as he describes his regular lessons with his Russian coach, sporadic lessons at clinics around the country to build and rebuild his physical strokes, and Skyping with a life coach. Barrett returns every spin, lob, and risky shot that Marzorati serves up. A wink and smile at the idea that 10,000 hours of training aren't likely at his age, awe at the beauty of the Federer forehand and Wawrinka backhand, empathy for a playing partner who becomes seriously ill, and frustration at finally learning a real serve that pops just right only to see it come zinging back--all of these combine to make a listening experience that is both delightful and motivating. A.B. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2016]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2016

CD ISBN 9781515903437 $37.99 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $26.59

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