The Kid by Ben Bradlee audiobook

The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams

By Ben Bradlee Jr.
Read by Dave Mallow

Hachette Book Group 9780316614351
35.24 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $50.00

    ISBN: 9781478926672

At long last, theepic biography Ted Williams deserves—and that his fans have been waiting for. Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. Hisbatting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player whohas hit more than five hundred home runs has a higher career batting average.Those totals would have been even higher if Williams had not left baseball fornearly five years in the prime of his career to serve as a Marine pilot in WorldWar II and Korea. He hit home runs farther than any player before him—andtraveled a long way himself, as Ben Bradlee, Jr.’s, grand biography reveals.Born in 1918 in San Diego, Ted would spend most of his life disguising hisMexican heritage. During his twenty-two years with the Boston Red Sox, Williamselectrified crowds across America—and shocked them, too. His notorious clasheswith the press and fans threatened his reputation. Yet while he was a god inthe batter’s box, he was profoundly human once he stepped away from the plate.His ferocity came to define his troubled domestic life. While baseball mighthave been straightforward for Ted Williams, life was not. The Kid isbiography of the highest literary order, a thrilling and honest account of alegend in all his glory and human complexity. In his final at-bat, Williams hita home run. Bradlee’s marvelous book clears the fences, too.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

Nominated for the 2013 Plutarch Award for Best Biography of the Year

At long last, theepic biography Ted Williams deserves—and that his fans have been waiting for.

Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. Hisbatting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player whohas hit more than five hundred home runs has a higher career batting average.Those totals would have been even higher if Williams had not left baseball fornearly five years in the prime of his career to serve as a Marine pilot in WorldWar II and Korea. He hit home runs farther than any player before him—andtraveled a long way himself, as Ben Bradlee, Jr.’s, grand biography reveals.Born in 1918 in San Diego, Ted would spend most of his life disguising hisMexican heritage. During his twenty-two years with the Boston Red Sox, Williamselectrified crowds across America—and shocked them, too. His notorious clasheswith the press and fans threatened his reputation. Yet while he was a god inthe batter’s box, he was profoundly human once he stepped away from the plate.His ferocity came to define his troubled domestic life. While baseball mighthave been straightforward for Ted Williams, life was not.

The Kid isbiography of the highest literary order, a thrilling and honest account of alegend in all his glory and human complexity. In his final at-bat, Williams hita home run. Bradlee’s marvelous book clears the fences, too.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Any time an author sets out to write a definitive biography, expect many layers to be peeled back from the subject’s life. Ben Bradlee Jr. does that admirably in this exhaustive book about one of baseball’s greatest hitters. Narrator Dave Mallow keeps a steady pace while maintaining a consistent tone for the listener…He brings to life the angry quotes and commentary that capture the ballplayer’s bitterness toward many people, especially sportswriters. In the end, the listener is left with a well-told story about an imperfect man.” AudioFile

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Ben Bradlee Jr.

Author Bio: Ben Bradlee Jr.

Ben Bradlee, Jr., spent twenty-five years at the Boston Globe as a reporter and editor, overseeing as deputy managing editor, among many critically acclaimed stories, the Globe’s Pulitzer Prize–winning coverage of the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 35.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English