Sound and Fury: Two Powerful Lives, One Fateful Friendship

By Dave Kindred
Read by Dick Hill

14.35 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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A 2007 Audie Award Nominee One of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2006 Muhammed Ali and Howard Cosell, a legendary athlete and a television icon, were individually interesting, but together they were mesmerizing. They were profoundly different—young and old, black and white, a Muslim and a Jew, Ali barely literate, Cosell an editor of his university’s law review. Yet they had in common forces that made them unforgettable. Both were unprecedented performers who covered enormous insecurities by demanding, loudly and often, public acclaim. Theirs was an extraordinary alliance that produced drama, comedy, controversy, and a mutual respect that helped shape both men’s lives. Dave Kindred draws on his experiences with Ali and Cosell over nearly four decades, as well as new reporting and interviews, to break new ground in our understanding of these two giants who changed sports and television forever.

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Summary

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Audie Award Finalist

AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year

A 2007 Audie Award Nominee
One of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2006

Muhammed Ali and Howard Cosell, a legendary athlete and a television icon, were individually interesting, but together they were mesmerizing. They were profoundly different—young and old, black and white, a Muslim and a Jew, Ali barely literate, Cosell an editor of his university’s law review. Yet they had in common forces that made them unforgettable. Both were unprecedented performers who covered enormous insecurities by demanding, loudly and often, public acclaim.

Theirs was an extraordinary alliance that produced drama, comedy, controversy, and a mutual respect that helped shape both men’s lives. Dave Kindred draws on his experiences with Ali and Cosell over nearly four decades, as well as new reporting and interviews, to break new ground in our understanding of these two giants who changed sports and television forever.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[No other book] shows so effectively how each man helped create the legend surrounding the other.” Publishers Weekly
“This book has it all: a great idea, the perfect writer, and two extraordinary characters”  David Maraniss, author of When Pride Still Mattered 
“This is a book that needs to be read and reread to appreciate just how good it is.”  John Feinstein, author of Caddy for Life and Last Dance 
“Room should be made for this approachable, touching, and altogether fascinating buddy comedy.” Booklist
“Loaded with color, ribaldry, and ego…Hill’s performance [brings] rollicking entertainment value.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Dave Kindred

Dave Kindred has been a newspaper and magazine columnist for thirty-seven years. His newspaper work for the Washington Post and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution earned three nominations for the Pulitzer Prize. He is the 1991 winner of the Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement in sports journalism and the author of seven books.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 14.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English