The Match by Mark Frost audiobook

The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever

By Mark Frost
Read by Richard Poe

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Renowned novelist and screenwriter Mark Frost turns his eye for golf to an event so famous that it's grown to the stuff of legend. In 1956, a casual bet between two millionaires eventually pitted two of the greatest golfers of the era-Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan-against top amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi. Frost recounts this dramatic tale from start to finish, detailing the match that vaulted golf out of the shadows and into the national spotlight.

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A New York Times bestseller

Renowned novelist and screenwriter Mark Frost turns his eye for golf to an event so famous that it's grown to the stuff of legend. In 1956, a casual bet between two millionaires eventually pitted two of the greatest golfers of the era-Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan-against top amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi. Frost recounts this dramatic tale from start to finish, detailing the match that vaulted golf out of the shadows and into the national spotlight.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It’s difficult to beat a good golf book, be it a good yarn or a picture book…The golf is spectacular, the course more so, the descriptions luminous.” USA Today
“Frost weaves an exceptional narrative…It’s a gripping tale—as good as James Patterson, John Grisham, or any other contemporary novelist could create. And all true. The match comes down to the eighteenth hole, and you’ll be the winner once you turn the last page.” Met Golfer
“Frost…captures an elusive magic in this improbable matchup and what it meant for those who played and witnessed it.” Publishers Weekly
“Frost tells the gripping, shot-by-shot story of the incredible match…Best of all, he captures one of those fleeting moments in sports when competing athletes reach a kind of transcendent perfection simultaneously. Superb narrative nonfiction.” Booklist (starred review)
The Match was a dream I never thought would come true. If I hadn’t been there I wouldn’t believe it myself, and if you know anything about sports or the game of golf, once you pick up this book you won’t put it down. No one will ever see an event like this again. Fiction can’t touch it.” Ken Venturi, retired profession golfer and golf broadcaster

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Reviews

by KG 9/13/2017
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If you love Golf you will LOVE this book.

Excellent book that tells a little known story of 4 golfing greats.

Author

Author Bio: Mark Frost

Author Bio: Mark Frost

Mark Frost received a Writers Guild Award and an Emmy nomination for the acclaimed television series Hill Street Blues and was cocreator and executive producer of the legendary television series Twin Peaks. In 2005 he wrote and produced The Greatest Game Ever Played, a major motion picture based on his book of the same name. An avid golfer, Frost lives in Los Angeles and upstate New York with his wife and son.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 8.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English