• The Greatest Game Ever Played

  • Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf
  • By: Mark Frost
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 17 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-05-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.9 (224 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon came from different worlds and different generations, but their passion for golf set them on parallel paths that would collide in the greatest match their sport had ever known.
A young Massachusetts native, Francis was only three years removed from his youthful career as a lowly caddie. Harry was twice his age, the greatest British champion in history, and innovator of the modern grip and swing. Through exacting hard work, perseverance, and determination, Harry Vardon had escaped a hopeless life of poverty; the unknown Ouimet dared to dream of following in his hero's footsteps. When the two men finally came together in their legendary battle at the 1913 US Open, its heart-stopping climax gave rise to the sport of golf as we know it today.
Weaving the stories of Ouimet and Vardon as his narrative, Mark Frost creates a uniquely involving, intimate epic that is equal parts sports biography, sweeping social history, and emotional human drama. The Greatest Game Ever Played is a must-listen for millions of sports and history fans - and all who have ever dared to reach for their dreams.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Warren on 11-02-15

Great Book

As in most cases this book is way way better than the movie.. great history of golf with a story thrown in.. fantastic..

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nathan on 02-23-16

One of the Greatest Golf Stories ever writen

My all time favorite golf film is the one based on this book and this story blows away the movie. Along with The Match (also written by Mark Frost), The Greatest Game Ever Played are by far two of my favorite books ever read or listened to.

If you're a golfer and/or love the game, this book will take you back to a different era of the sport to a time of some of that generations greatest sportsman and ambassadors.

The book is enthralling, captivating, and has not one dull moment. I highly suggest listening to this exquisitely told story of Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon and everything that lead up to and after the 1913 US Open.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dougy761 on 10-29-16

A great game

Loved it. Wonderfully detailed but enthralling and easy to listen to. Recommend this to any student of the great games history.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 02-20-18

a golf history listen<br />

a true golfing story with all the highs and lows of golf itself. A great book

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