• The Greatest Game Ever Played

  • Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf
  • Di: Mark Frost
  • Letto da: Robertson Dean
  • Durata: 17 ore e 7 min
  • Versione integrale Audiolibro
  • Data di pubblicazione: 05/10/2015
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Editore: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Sintesi dell'editore

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.

©2002 Good Comma Ink, Inc. (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Generale
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  • Warren
  • 02/11/2015

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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  • Generale
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  • Nathan
  • 23/02/2016

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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  • Generale
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  • Emily
  • 28/08/2019

Listening to golf....

Who would have thought listening to a play by play commentary on golf would be interesting? Kudos to the author for managing to accomplish what sounds impossible. Excellent book!!

  • Generale
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  • Woody
  • 03/08/2019

One of the Greatest Golf Books...Ever!

If it's golf, and if Mark Frost wrote it, and if you appreciate the nuances and the history of the game, then you should get this book. No, strike that, you must get this book!

  • Generale
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  • Pat Leffard
  • 01/08/2019

A must read for sportsman and especially golfers.

I love the game of golf and after listening to this book I now understand and appreciate to no end the sacrifices of those who pioneered this wonderful game. If you liked the movie this book will present you with all the back story and history of the game that could not possibly be shown in a 2 hour movie.

  • Generale
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  • Sher from Provo
  • 31/12/2018

A Great Story

This book, somewhat like the game it glorifies, has many pages full of excitement, but at least an equal number of pages with exquisite detail that is often interesting at best, but long-winded and less than interesting at worst. I enjoy watching the game of golf although I have never really participated in it as more than a spectator, so I guess this book holds less of a fascination for me than it would for true-blue, die-hard players and fans. Of course I loved the many pages about the 1913 open that Francis won against two of the world’s greatest golfers. Who wouldn’t? And I absolutely fell in love with Eddy Lowery. In spite of its too lengthy (for me) descriptions of less interesting (for me) details, I really enjoyed this book. And I love the movie!

  • Generale
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  • Storia
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  • T. Vaughn
  • 09/12/2018

Great golf history

Not just about the event..a wealth of golf's early US history. Very good info here and a detailed account of The Game.

  • Generale
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21/08/2018

unbelievable good book

love this book it takes you back to the beginning of golf in the US

  • Generale
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  • Marc
  • 08/08/2018

An amazing gem of a book!

Hate Golf, Absolutely loves this book! The story is stranger than fiction and beautiful beyond words.

  • Generale
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  • hipster2010
  • 06/08/2018

Great read even if golf does not interest you

This book is a fascinating and gripping tale based on true events. Despite never watching golf as I do not find it particularly exciting to watch, this book managed to capture my attention and was very engaging. It puts a lot of context behind each event, allowing you to have an understanding of what each stroke means to the character, and to the game. Highly recommend it.