The Big Bam
- The Life and Times of Babe Ruth
- Narrated by: Adam Grupper
- Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-27-06
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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At a time when modern baseball is grappling with hyper-inflated salaries, free agency, and assorted controversies, The Big Bam brings back the pure glory days of the game. Leigh Montville operates at the peak of his abilities, exploring Babe Ruth in a way that intimately, and poignantly, illuminates a most remarkable figure.
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By Peter on 08-28-06
the Babe in all his humanity and presence
I found this book to to be refreshing and thoughtfully written. I like the premise that the author Leigh Montville uses to let us have a glimps into the life that was Babe Ruth.
The life of Babe Ruth has always been one of great memories for me as I had the stories told to me by my father about Babe and the New York Yankees. To this day the goose bumps arise when I recall the hundreds of different stories I was told by my father about the Babe !!
This book re-woke many of those memories of my childhood, my father, and of course the Babe!!
This is a terrific read and I must highly recommend this book for your enjoyment. There will never be another Babe !!
Baseball then and now - NO comparison!!
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By Chris on 03-19-12
Big Bam review
What made the experience of listening to The Big Bam the most enjoyable?
This was a very interesting book. I enjoyed the Narrater Adam Grupper his voice was smooth and easy to listen to!
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Big Bam?
The book covered many things that I did not know about the Babe and for that reason it was work listening to.
Have you listened to any of Adam Grupper’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This was my first time listening to Grupper, and I found him one of the best I have heard so far!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes I found myself not wanting to stop
Any additional comments?
All in all a great listen, but I wish it would have covered more. It seemed to me that it rushed through his early years to fast. Short read.