Moneyball by Michael Lewis audiobook

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

By Michael Lewis
Read by Scott Brick

Random House Audio
10.45 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Moneyball is a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the giant offices of major league teams and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers, and physics professors. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Lewis shows us how and why the new baseball knowledge works. He also sets up a sly and hilarious morality tale: Big Money, like Goliath, is always supposed to win . . . how can we not cheer for David?

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Summary

Summary

A People Magazine Best Book of 2003

A New York Times Notable Book of 2003 in Nonfiction

Winner of the 2003 Casey Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Moneyball is a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the giant offices of major league teams and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers, and physics professors. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Lewis shows us how and why the new baseball knowledge works. He also sets up a sly and hilarious morality tale: Big Money, like Goliath, is always supposed to win . . . how can we not cheer for David?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Anyone who cares about baseball must read Moneyball. —Newsweek
Engaging, informative, and deliciously contrarian.—Washington Post
An extraordinary job of reporting and writing.—San Jose Mercury News
You have to read Moneyball.... Amazing anecdotes... an entertaining, enlightening read. —Baseball America
One of the most enjoyable baseball books in years.—New York Times Book Review
Ebullient, invigorating... provides plenty of action, both numerical and athletic, on the field and in the draft-day war room.—Time
Another journalistic tour de force.—Wall Street Journal
The single most influential baseball book ever.—Rob Neyer, Slate
“The best book of the year…[and] already feels like the most influential book on sports ever written.” People
“Ebullient, invigorating…Provides plenty of action, both numerical and athletic, on the field and in the draft-day war room.” Time
“A journalistic tour de force.” Wall Street Journal
“Lewis has hit another one out of the park…You need know absolutely nothing about baseball to appreciate the wit, snap, economy and incisiveness of [Lewis’] thoughts about it.” New York Times
“Engaging, informative, and deliciously contrarian.” Washington Post
“What delights the listener…is the reader’s narrative flair. Granted, the writing is sprightly…Scott Brick makes the most of these assets, less like a gifted narrator and more like a sports fan regaling pals with fascinating inside scoops. Further, the melody of his narration is one of Brick’s most expressive and tuneful. In all his work, Brick almost sings in a youthful, manly voice brimming with personality and gusto…Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Michael Lewis

Author Bio: Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis is the author of several books, including the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers The Big Short and Boomerang. He writes for Vanity Fair magazine. He was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 10.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English