Friday Night Lights

  • by H. G. Bissinger
  • Narrated by Tom Stechschulte
  • 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The 25th anniversary edition of the number-one New York Times best seller and Sports Illustrated's best football book of all time, with a new afterword by the author
Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa - the winningest high school football team in Texas history.
Socially and racially divided, Odessa isn't known to be a place big on dreams, but every Friday night from September to December, when the Panthers play football, dreams can come true. With frankness and compassion, H. G. Bissinger unforgettably captures a season in the life of Odessa and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires - and sometimes shatters - the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Terrific audiobook!

What made the experience of listening to Friday Night Lights the most enjoyable?

More of a sociological treatise than a football book, it still holds up well after almost thirty years. It examines what happens when a Texas town (Odessa) emphasizes football over academics. The results are not surprising but the story follows several players of different races and that makes up the bulk of the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Liked all of the student/football players equally well. What happens to each is fascinating.

Which character – as performed by Tom Stechschulte – was your favorite?

Did not have one. The narration was fine but I docked one star because the narrator sometimes sounded like he had a cold.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Silly question but it was a riveting listen.

Any additional comments?

I recommend this audiobook highly!

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- Bill "Love well written and well narrated books of any type."

Texas tale that's all too true

I grew up in Texas and went to high school about the same time as this book. It may seem foreign or unbelievable to many, but this book accurately captures the spirit and religion that is Texas high school football.
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- Family of Four

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-03-2015
  • Publisher: Recorded Books