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CARDBOARD GODS An All-American Tale Told through Baseball Cards

by | Read by Jim Meskimen

Contemporary Culture • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

Using the unlikely device of his childhood collection of baseball cards as a series of metaphors, Josh Wilker recounts his life growing up in a changing America. Narrator Jim Meskimen lends a likable credibility to the story, which began as a blog on the joys of baseball and its players. Wilker particularly delights in talking about little-known facts relating to lesser-known players from the 1970s and 1980s. The skillful part comes when he blends the world of baseball cards with his own successes and failures in coming-of-age, including his growing estrangement from his family. Meskimen’s breezy, conversational style makes listeners feel Wilker’s enthusiasms—from the heady delights of opening up a new packet of baseball cards in childhood to the delightful memories associated with them decades later. M.S. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2011]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 9781441768636 $24.95 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441768643 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2010

CS ISBN 9781441768612 $54.95 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 9781441768629 $69.00 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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