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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
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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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
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
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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
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 09/04/2022

Highly recommend

An excellent, excellent read. Definitely adding to my favorites. If you love sports I recommend adding this to your list. If you loved the movie you’ll love the book.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27/12/2021

The movie is Good, The Book is Great

A very well written book telling the story of golf in the first half of the 20th century with much insight to the time and the people involved.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Jon Y.
  • 19/12/2021

The greatest sports story, PERIOD!

I cannot say enough good things about this story. Of course I’m a golf lover, however if you simple like great stories, then this one is for you. It’s amazing how Francis’ win forever changed the sports landscape in the USA, and what became of it is still present today. I couldn’t wait to listen to this story…it had me. Highly recommended!!!

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Chicago
  • 12/12/2021

I couldn’t stop listening

I saw the movie years ago. There is so much rich history of the game of golf not even touched upon in the movie. Attention was given to the life of Harry Vardon, as well as Eddy Lowery and other. This book is a must for anyone that loves golf.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Alejandra Lucia Bohorquez
  • 24/08/2021

I hate golf and LOVED this book

Beautifully written, this is a book that renewed my faith in humanity. very nice!!

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Murray Stanford Robinson
  • 18/08/2021

it's a great book, but it's not nonfiction.

I really enjoyed the book once I realized it was historical fiction much like Jeffrey Shaara's Pulitzer prize winning novel, The Killer Angels. The events all took place however, the conversations and the thoughts are those of the author. There's nothing wrong with that, but to advertise this as nonfiction is not quite correct. As with the case with most books, this one is far superior to the movie of the same name. Whether one enjoys golf or not, this book is a classic tale of an underdog going against a couple of Goliaths. In this case, both the underdog and the Goliaths are sympathetic characters. Both Harry Varden and Ted Ray were known to be gentlemen on and off the course. And the book is true to that.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Liam Wallace
  • 19/05/2021

Great writing

If you play golf the author paints a beautiful picture and captures the moment beautifully.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Ranger Mike
  • 23/04/2021

The Greatest Game is The Greatest Audiobook

Although I had read the book many years earlier, I chanced to give this a listen and I thank my good Lord that I did. This incredible story, amazingly written and enhanced by flawless, brilliant narration is an experience that I will cherish my entire life.

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  • Generale
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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.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
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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.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
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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.