My Losing Season by Pat Conroy audiobook

My Losing Season

By Pat Conroy
Read by Chuck Montgomery

Random House Audio
13.87 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781415919156

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A deeply affecting coming-of-age memoir about family, love, loss, basketball—and life itself—by the beloved author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini   During one unforgettable season as a Citadel cadet, Pat Conroy becomes part of a basketball team that is ultimately destined to fail. And yet for a military kid who grew up on the move, the Bulldogs provide a sanctuary from the cold, abrasive father who dominates his life—and a crucible for becoming his own man.   With all the drama and incandescence of his bestselling fiction, Conroy re-creates his pivotal senior year as captain of the Citadel Bulldogs. He chronicles the highs and lows of that fateful 1966–67 season, his tough disciplinarian coach, the joys of winning, and the hard-won lessons of losing. Most of all, he recounts how a group of boys came together as a team, playing a sport that would become a metaphor for a man whose spirit could never be defeated.   Praise for My Losing Season   “A superb accomplishment, maybe the finest book Pat Conroy has written.”The Washington Post Book World   “A wonderfully rich memoir that you don’t have to be a sports fan to love.”Houston Chronicle   “A memoir with all the Conroy trademarks . . . Here’s ample proof that losers always tell the best stories.”Newsweek   “In My Losing Season, Conroy opens his arms wide to embrace his difficult past and almost everyone in it.”New York Daily News   “Haunting, bittersweet and as compelling as his bestselling fiction.”Boston Herald

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Summary

Summary

Winner of a 2003 YALSA Alex Award

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

Winner of Alex Award, 2003

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A deeply affecting coming-of-age memoir about family, love, loss, basketball—and life itself—by the beloved author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini
 
During one unforgettable season as a Citadel cadet, Pat Conroy becomes part of a basketball team that is ultimately destined to fail. And yet for a military kid who grew up on the move, the Bulldogs provide a sanctuary from the cold, abrasive father who dominates his life—and a crucible for becoming his own man.
 
With all the drama and incandescence of his bestselling fiction, Conroy re-creates his pivotal senior year as captain of the Citadel Bulldogs. He chronicles the highs and lows of that fateful 1966–67 season, his tough disciplinarian coach, the joys of winning, and the hard-won lessons of losing. Most of all, he recounts how a group of boys came together as a team, playing a sport that would become a metaphor for a man whose spirit could never be defeated.
 
Praise for My Losing Season
 
“A superb accomplishment, maybe the finest book Pat Conroy has written.”The Washington Post Book World
 
“A wonderfully rich memoir that you don’t have to be a sports fan to love.”Houston Chronicle
 
“A memoir with all the Conroy trademarks . . . Here’s ample proof that losers always tell the best stories.”Newsweek
 
“In My Losing Season, Conroy opens his arms wide to embrace his difficult past and almost everyone in it.”New York Daily News
 
“Haunting, bittersweet and as compelling as his bestselling fiction.”Boston Herald

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Haunting, bittersweet and as compelling as his bestselling fiction. Boston Herald
“A superb accomplishment, maybe the finest book Pat Conroy has written. The Washington Post Book World
A wonderfully rich memoir that you don’t have to be a sports fan to love. Houston Chronicle
“Anyone who has ever sat in the bleachers and rooted for the home team will connect with this powerful sports memoir written by one of America’s finest storytellers…Chuck Montgomery’s performance is a winner. At home with the sports jargon used in the many on-court action sequences, Montgomery infuses energy into what could be a tedious recounting of statistics.” AudioFile
In My Losing Season, Conroy opens his arms wide to embrace his difficult past and almost everyone in it. New York Daily News  
A memoir with all the Conroy trademarks . . . Here’s ample proof that losers always tell the best stories. Newsweek
“A superb accomplishment, maybe the finest book Pat Conroy has written.” Washington Post Book World
“A wonderfully rich memoir that you don’t have to be a sports fan to love.” Houston Chronicle
“A memoir with all the Conroy trademarks…Here’s ample proof that losers always tell the best stories.” Newsweek
“Haunting, bittersweet, and as compelling as his bestselling fiction.” Boston Herald
“As heartfelt and poignant a memoir as they come and a splendid contribution to the literature of sport.” Los Angeles Time Book Review
“In My Losing Season, Conroy opens his arms wide to embrace his difficult past and almost everyone in it.” New York Daily News

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Author

Author Bio: Pat Conroy

Author Bio: Pat Conroy

Donald Patrick “Pat” Conroy (1945–2016) was an American author of acclaimed novels and memoirs, two of which made it to #1 on New York Times bestsellers list: Beach Music and South of Broad. Four of his novels were made into major motion pictures: The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, Conrack, and The Lords of Discipline. The novel on which the movie Conrack was based, The Water Is Wide, won an NEA Human and Civil Rights Award and an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 13.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English