Book pak Recorded Books 2002
CS ISBN 1402531974 $78.00 Nine cassettes
Fans of professional basketball know this title refers to Kermit Washington's brutal punch, which struck Rudy Tomjanovich and broke virtually every bone in his face. In THE PUNCH, John Feinstein examines how one moment changed the lives of both men and impacted the other players, coaches, and officials involved, as well as the future of the NBA. Richard M. Davidson's performance superbly complements Feinstein's prose. Davidson demonstrates an uncanny ability to use just the right tones, inflections, and emotions and, like Feinstein's prose, is steady and calm. THE PUNCH is not a sports book, but rather a finely tuned analysis of how people deal with triumphs, tragedies, and unfairness. Feinstein and Davidson are a wonderful match; ironically, if you subtract the punch from their lives, so are Washington and Tomjanovich. D.J.S. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 03]
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