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The content of this book is terrific. The author did a great job of researching and drawing parallels between the world of sports and the business world. A lot of this book echoes Good to Great by Jim Collins, but its focus on confidence is enough to keep it from being redundant to Collins' readers.
The one issue with this book is the narration. The narrator has a pleasant enough voice and she is not hard to listen to. The problem is her mispronunciation of major figures' names. She butchers everything from Piniella (Lou, manager of the T.B. Devil Rays) to Krzyzewski (men's basketball coach Duke). And while these names aren't necessarily easy at first glance (especially coach K), these names would also not have been hard to find the correct pronunciation for. At some point in the book, she is reading about Adam Vinatieri's game-winning field goal in the Super Bowl and she calls it a "35-year field goal," when it was obviously 35 yards. Whether or not it was misprinted in the book itself, I don't know, but these types of mistakes are inexcusable and threaten to ruin a great book. Where were the editors? To let these egregious errors make it to audio publication, the editors were obviously asleep at the wheel.
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I'm not sure this translates to audio very well. The author reads this book herself and I think it would do her well to hire a voice actor or someone with, oddly enough, more confidence in their voice.
I think the content of the book was pretty good but, for me, her voice was enough of a distraction that I feel I didn't get all that I could from the book. Preview before you buy.
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