The Greatest Game Ever Played

Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf
Letto da: Robertson Dean
Durata: 17 ore e 7 min
Categorie: Sport
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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.

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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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  • A. Kaelin
  • 18/06/2020

Must read for golfers.

Very good movie but doesn't hold a candle to the book. Very thorough with every player

  • Generale
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  • Damian
  • 11/03/2020

Not a golf fan, but really enjoyed the MOVIE....

...Which in my humble opinion is (a rarity) better. Not to say this isn’t a solid 4 stars but I found it somewhat confusing and - a little bit tedious - and I often found myself drifting. But that the nature of watching golf, right? In any event, not bad.
But the Movie is better.

  • Generale
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  • Luis
  • 16/11/2019

A must read for any golf lover

This book is about the journey through the history of golf in the US, backed with great information for people who wants to know more about the American early golfers. The story of one of the most relevant golfers in America Francis Ouimet and one of the most greatest players of all times, the master from Jersey island, Harry Vardon.

I strongly recommend you to hear it, it’s just fantastic true story and the narrative of Mark Frost the author is superb! It took a while for me to get used to the velvety voice of the narrator but after a couple of chapters I couldn’t imagine anyone else reading besides Robertson Dean, it was just a perfect fit!
Enjoy.

  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Mariner
  • 07/11/2019

Riveting stuff!

Far superior to the silly Disney movie, this is a brilliant book. Note to the reader though, its Carnoustie, not Carnoutsie.

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  • Peter Campbell
  • 08/11/2018

Great book on Golf

Really enjoyed the background stories on Vardon, Ray and Ouimet.
If you enjoy golf books , I'd highly recommend.

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  • Dougy761
  • 29/10/2016

A great game

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