Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2019
DD ISBN 978-1-5491-7552-7 $25.98
Baseball broadcaster Charley Steiner narrates this illuminating biography of Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks. Banks is well known for his stellar accomplishments on the baseball field and for his cheerful public persona. While this audiobook fully covers his twenty-year career in Chicago, it also portrays Banks as a complicated, conflicted man. It delves into his childhood in a racially segregated Dallas, his personal struggles and strained relationship with his family, his reluctance to become a public crusader for the Civil Rights movement, and more. Steiner narrates straightforwardly and effectively. His broadcaster's voice immediately grabs the listener's attention and doesn't let go. His storyteller's flair also captures the epic scope of Banks's career--though it's the more intimate details about Banks that listeners may find the most memorable. A.T.N. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2019]
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