Missing Links by Rick Reilly audiobook

Missing Links

By Rick Reilly
Read by Bronson Pinchot

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780385488860
8.05 Hours Unabridged
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From Sports Illustrated writer Rick Reilly comes this spoof of all things golf and country club. Missing Links is the story of four middle-class buddies who live outside Boston and play golf together at Ponkaquoque Municipal Course and Deli, not so fondly known as Ponky. An eighteen-hole garbage dump with hazards that include a concrete river surrounded by a chain-link fence and the pillars of the elevated train track that runs through the course, it is reputed to be the worst golf course in America. Just adjacent to the municipal course lies the Mayflower Country Club, the most exclusive private course in all of Boston. The rollicking plot includes a bet to see who will be first to sneak in a round at the Mayflower, as well as the narrator’s attempts to reach some sort of reasonable understanding with his overbearing father.

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From Sports Illustrated writer Rick Reilly comes this spoof of all things golf and country club. Missing Links is the story of four middle-class buddies who live outside Boston and play golf together at Ponkaquoque Municipal Course and Deli, not so fondly known as Ponky. An eighteen-hole garbage dump with hazards that include a concrete river surrounded by a chain-link fence and the pillars of the elevated train track that runs through the course, it is reputed to be the worst golf course in America. Just adjacent to the municipal course lies the Mayflower Country Club, the most exclusive private course in all of Boston. The rollicking plot includes a bet to see who will be first to sneak in a round at the Mayflower, as well as the narrator’s attempts to reach some sort of reasonable understanding with his overbearing father.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“You don’t need to know your bogeys from your birdies to find at least three laughs per page in this novel.” New York Times Book Review
“Part Damon Runyon, part Raymond Chandler, and part Caddyshack…I was hooked for the full 18.” Entertainment Weekly 
“Snappy prose, believable characters, and the funniest take on blue-collar hacking and gambling since Dan Jenkins’ The Glory Game at Goat Hill…it’s social satire and pure irreverence that keep this story in the groove.” Los Angeles Times
“A great piece of fiction.” Denver Post
“If you’re obsessed with the ‘green game,’ and it's raining or snowing, or we’re under nuclear attack so you can’t get out on the course, Missing Links should give you a temporary fix.” Rocky Mountain News
“Easily the wittiest golf novel yet—the Bull Durham of the genre, and the closest thing to Caddyshack on paper we’re likely to get…A loving, knowledgeable, laugh-out-loud portrait of the Hardest Sport There Is, as practiced by the blue-collar rakes who compose golf’s most devoted fans.” Kirkus Reviews
“Don’t get started reading this book. It will take three burly men to pull you away from it.” Bob Costas, NBC commentator 

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Author Bio: Rick Reilly

Author Bio: Rick Reilly

Rick Reilly, screenwriter and author, worked for years for Sports Illustrated and ESPN. In addition to being voted the NSMA National Sportswriter of the Year eleven times, he has also been recognized with the Damon Runyon Award for Outstanding Contributions to Journalism. USA Today called him, “the closest thing sportswriting ever had to a rock star.”

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Runtime: 8.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English