Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2000
CS ISBN $44.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN $56.00/ $15.95(R) Seven CDs
THE ETERNAL SUMMER is a book for people who love golf, and who remember it before Tiger Woods. Sampson spotlights golf in 1960, when the game seemed to overflow with stars and budding stars, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Ben Hogan. Sampson is passionate about golf, and his attention to detail is superb. Dennis McKee reads the book as if he's in the gallery; he is soft-spoken and reverent; at times, however, he seems bored, and fails to consistently infuse the book with the emotion that Sampson clearly possesses. McKee seems to awaken, and is at his best, when describing the golfers' styles and personalities. His portrayals of Ben Hogan's coldness and intensity, and Arnold Palmer's willingness to take every chance in order to win, are especially memorable. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB / MAR 03]
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