Nonfiction fans have a well-delivered audiobook to add to their listening queue with this true story of the first Olympic basketball team. Set at the 1936 Berlin games, the story combines grit and foreboding as the horrors of World War II are just beginning. Angelo Di Loreto's straightforward style allows listeners to focus on the structural racism that surrounded the early Olympics. The life story of James Naismith, who invented basketball in 1891, is also told in a fittingly sober no-frills approach that matches his real-life persona. Methodically paced but never dull, this engaging audiobook includes details of each player's biography, along with historical asides that are given equal treatment. E.A.N. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2019]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2019
DD ISBN 9780593105986 $15.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2019
DD ISBN 9780593106006 $38.00
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