Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer
- A Journey Into the Heart of Fan Mania
- Narrated by: Michael Kramer
- Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 08-11-04
- Language: English
- Publisher: Books on Tape
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By James on 10-07-04
I don't watch a lot of sports, and especially not football, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
This book is laid out as a documentary in which the author spends a season following the fans of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team. It is very well-written. The author does a fantastic job of painting the picture in your mind. The narrator does a brilliant job of bringing it to life, with good inflection and a talent for replicating deep southern accents.
Despite what the Publisher's Review says, this book is only sprinkled superficially with anthopological and psychological analyses of fan-mania. Those looking for an in-depth study will want to look elsewhere, but there's enough insight to give die-hard fans some pause to reflect on their behavioural habits.
4-Stars because it was very enjoyable. Not 5-stars, as those are reserved for classic must-reads, which this is not.
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By Paul B. Wells on 03-01-05
Don't miss it!
Marvelously funny and absolutely true to life. One of the most enjoyable books I've listened to. I'm making a bore of myself repeating some of the funnier passages at lunches and dinners.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful