"Big air", the distancing of one’s self from the slope, is the goal of Olympic snowboarding. Once upon a time in the not so distant past, Jeremy Waverly did it better than anyone else. Not anymore. Now, with his busted knee and flabby hips, he’s just another has-been who hits the Oxycontin way too hard. One day, however, the clouds part and he sees an opportunity to reclaim his title.
The King of Big Air is a short story by Joseph Babcock and performed in an insouciant, metallic voice by Pat Young. Filled with colloquialisms and slang, this short listen will appeal to those who love the back story of their Olympic heroes.