- An American Dilemma
- Narrated by: Ben Bartolone
- Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-11-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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How do we evaluate the Hit King now, at a time when steroid cheats appear on the Hall of Fame ballot even as Rose is denied? What do we make of this happily unrepentant gambler, this shameless but beguiling showman whose post-baseball journey has led him to a curious reality show and to the streets of Cooperstown to hawk his signature, his story, himself?
Best-selling author Kostya Kennedy delivers an evocative answer in his fascinating re-examination of Pete Rose's life; from his cocky and charismatic early years through his storied playing career to his bitter war against baseball's hierarchy to the man we find today--still incorrigible, still adored by many. Where has his improbable saga landed him in the redefined, post-steroid world? Do we feel any differently about Pete Rose today? Should we?
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By orange-man on 08-15-14
Worst narrator ever
Would you try another book from Kostya Kennedy and/or Ben Bartolone?
What did you like best about this story?
The story's was excellent and appeared to be very well researched giving us a good insight into Pete Rose. Very compelling read.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The narrator was horrible. The story was great. The delivery was maddening, scores of mispronounced names. This is unacceptable. He couldn't even pronounce the name of the current commissioner of baseball correctly. Bud Sell'-ig. What a joke.
This greatly detracted from the story. Where did they find this guy? The worst I have ever heard.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Anger, due to the horrible delivery
Any additional comments?
Don't ever use this narrator again. He either doesn't care to take his job seriously or those who should have been checking on him should be fired. I wish I had read this great book instead of fuming over the presentation.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful