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A FLAME OF PURE FIRE Jack Dempsey and the Roaring '20s

by | Read by Kevin Yon

Biography & Memoir • 17 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1999

After his match with Jess Willard in 1919, Jack Dempsey was declared the heavyweight champion of the world. With that fight he gained the reputation of being "the hardest hitter boxing has ever known." This biography of Dempsey comes mixed with bios of other fighters and a history of the sport politely known as pugilism. The interpretation by narrator Kevin Yon lacks polish. He sounds stiff and inexperienced, and his only inflection is varying his volume. Yon's deficiency is most apparent when he's faced with the occasional poetry, which he has no talent for. Since his own New York-accented voice never produces a character and rarely pauses, separating the author's words from those being quoted causes the listener difficulty that could have been avoided by a more skilled narrator. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2009]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7780-1 $39.99 • Fourteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7782-5 $29.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7781-8 $99.97 • Fourteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-7783-2 $44.97 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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