Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2018
CD ISBN 9780062865847 $65.99 Eighteen CDs
DD ISBN 9780062865793 $42.99
In this audiobook, renowned sports writer Jane Leavy offers a fresh look at the life of legendary baseball great Babe Ruth. Leavy provides a warm and spirited reading of the introduction before Fred Sanders takes over as the primary narrator. Sanders immerses the listener in the details of Baltimore circa 1900, where young Babe Ruth grew up. From there, Ruth's barnstorming tour with teammate Lou Gehrig in October of 1927 is used as a framing device to move through different periods of his life and celebrity. Sanders effortlessly handles this biography's massive scope. His commanding voice captures Ruth's larger-than-life status, but careful attention is also paid to the details that make Ruth sound less like a myth or more like real person. A.T.N. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2018]
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