The Umpire Has No Clothes
- Narrated by: Barry Abrams
- Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 12-16-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: Jonathan Lowe
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By Mark L. Berry on 09-09-15
Helmet-cam view of our sports-fervor culture
What made the experience of listening to The Umpire Has No Clothes the most enjoyable?
Strap in for an enviable volley of pop culture metaphors while Walter Witty—the alter ego of Jonathan Lowe—rips, slams, tackles, and punts our world of professional sports worship through the broadcasting voice of Barry Abrams.
Told with a Douglas Adams flare (and abundant references to that Galactically famous five-book trilogy), Walter even offers a brief look at an interplanetary twelve-step program for sports addiction. From the football gridiron to the baseball diamond, the Olympic stadium to the boxing ring, the competitive eating dinner table to wildebeest plains of Neanderthal March Madness, no sport is spared Walter's helmet-cam view (the next step in game-day coverage?).
Short at 2 hours and 40 minutes, this is a good filler book for the end of your Audible billing month while you wait for your next full credit to arrive.
What other book might you compare The Umpire Has No Clothes to and why?
Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker'sGuide series, only a much smaller universe.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, at 2 hours and 40 minutes it's a single-sitting (or in my case, a single-bike-ride) listen.
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