Michael Jordan

  • by Roland Lazenby
  • Narrated by Bob Souer
  • 21 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The definitive biography of the most legendary basketball player of all time.
When most people think of Michael Jordan, they think of the beautiful shots, his body totally in sync with the ball, hitting nothing but net. He is responsible for incredible moments so ingrained in basketball history that they have their own names: The Shrug, The Shot, The Flu Game. But for all his greatness, there's also a dark side to Jordan: A ruthless competitor, a gambler. There's never been a biography that balanced these personas-until now.
Drawing on personal relationships with Jordan's coaches; countless interviews with friends, teammates, family members, and Jordan himself; and a career in the trenches covering Jordan in college and the pros, Roland Lazenby provides the first truly definitive study of Jordan: The player, the icon, and the man.


What the Critics Say

"It's not every day that I'm blown away by a book about a sports figure. But Michael Jordan: The Life, by Roland Lazenby, ranks up there with the very best: The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn, Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger, and Joe DiMaggio by Richard Ben Cramer. The depth of reporting, his frequent ascent into poetry, and his intelligent analysis of the life of this complicated, fascinating American icon deserve Pulitzer Prize consideration. For the first time I understand what makes Michael Jordan tick. I was captivated, fascinated and beguiled from beginning to end." (Peter Golenbock, New York Times-best-selling author of George and In the Country of Brooklyn)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Eye Opener

I loved it! I feel I know Jordan personally. I learned about things I never knew before about Jordan. it took me back to when I started following basketball.
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- eduardo

Ok book

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I didn't care for the narrator's delivery.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Michael Jordan?

retiring #1

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Too monotone.

What else would you have wanted to know about Roland Lazenby’s life?


Any additional comments?

None. Just would have liked a different delivery from the narrator

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- Ray Anthony Pruitt II

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-06-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio