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Would you consider the audio edition of Personal Foul to be better than the print version?
Not at all. The reader sounded like he was in a hurry and his pronunciation was atrocious----a problem, unfortunately all too common in audio books. Initially, I thought that the mispronunciations were limited to proper nouns (players' names), which while still inexcusable, would at least be tolerable. But alas, that was not the case.
What other book might you compare Personal Foul to and why?
I can't think of another book with which to compare Personal Foul, but I found it to be an honest and candid representation of the circumstances leading to the problem----i.e. no whining or constantly making excuses, blaming others etc. In fact, to my shock, I found myself empathizing with the author.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Yes, primarily with the plethora of mispronunciations.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I was moved by learning the extent----not the existence--of corruption and incompetence in the NBA management and officiating. If I continue to watch NBA games, and I still haven't decided upon that, it will certainly be with a jaundiced eye. Is pro basketball a sport, like college basketball where fouls are called on the basis of objective criteria, or a "performance," where the object is to keep high profile players on the floor "no matter what"? Clearly it's the latter, and this is evident across the board.
Any additional comments?
Great book. Couldn't put it down.
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revealing book about Tim's story and refereeing in the NBA....however if the narrator is important to you I'd listen to a sample first.