The Fight

  • by Norman Mailer
  • Narrated by Arthur Morey
  • 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre, two African American boxers were paid five million dollars apiece to fight each other. One was Muhammad Ali, the aging but irrepressible "professor of boxing." The other was George Foreman, who was as taciturn as Ali was voluble. Observing them was Norman Mailer, a commentator of unparalleled energy, acumen, and audacity. Whether he is analyzing the fighters' moves, interpreting their characters, or weighing their competing claims on the African and American souls, Mailer's grasp of the titanic battle's feints and stratagems - and his sensitivity to their deeper symbolism - makes this book a masterpiece of the literature of sport.


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I couldn't even finish this book because the author comes across as such an arrogant jackass.
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- Bookworm

Worth the time to read or listen to

Of course I like the description of the fight most of all, but overall a good book. It helps people who don't remember the way George Foreman and Muhammad Ali actually used to be thought of before they got old. Before Foreman became a nice guy who sold grills, and before Ali became famous for his philanthropy and valiant battle with Parkinson's syndrome.
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- Trần Hưng Đạo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-20-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio