This collection of essays is, at its base, about Jackie Robinson's off-the-field religious beliefs, opinions on civil rights, and other non-baseball topics. But it extends further, with the assorted writers taking on the ramifications of those topics. The one constant is narrator Mirron Willis, whose voice brings a powerful resonance to a subject that demands exactly that. It is the narration that helps pull together the individual chapters. The writers have different voices--which yield slight overlaps, considering the common theme is Robinson. (Many well-known moments are mentioned briefly in various chapters.) Willis narrates with an interested tone and with emotion. He helps listeners understand that Robinson cannot be painted in broad strokes but rather in specific ones that reveal an enigmatic human being. M.B. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2021]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2021
DD ISBN 9781705275504 $19.99
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2021
DD ISBN 9781705275511 $47.95
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