Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2004
CS ISBN 0739309226 $25.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 0739309234 $29.95 Five CDs
DD ISBN 0739309242 $16.95
Ted Williams was the greatest hitter in baseball history. But to many, Ted Williams is the baseball player whose head has been frozen for eternity. Fortunately, sportswriter Leigh Montville's biography tastefully and insightfully captures both the spirit of this enigmatic player, as well as the tragic events that have made Williams's death the butt of many late-night TV jokes. This is the rare sports biography that is neither boring nor trite. Philip Bosco's reading meshes beautifully with Montville's prose. Bosco's deep tones remind one of a classic play- by-play announcer's voice. His style is particularly effective when conveying Williams's intensity and stubbornness, both on and off the field. If the production has a drawback, it's that the book is so good, the listener is left to wonder what was abridged. D.J.S. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 04]
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