The Blind Side by Michael Lewis audiobook

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

By Michael Lewis
Read by Stephen Hoye

Random House Audio
11.76 Hours Unabridged
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In football, as in life, the value we place on people changes with the rules of the games they play. When we first meet the young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or any of the things a child might learn in school. And he has no serious experience playing organized football. What changes? He takes up football, and school, after a rich, Evangelical, Republican family plucks him from the mean streets. Their love is the first great force that alters the world’s perception of the boy, whom they adopt. The second force is the evolution of professional football itself. In THE BLIND SIDE, Lewis shows us a largely unanalyzed but inexorable trend in football working its way down from the pros to the high school game, where it collides with the life of a single young man to produce a narrative of great and surprising power.

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Summary

Summary

One of the 2006 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction

Winner of a 2007 YALSA Alex Award

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of Alex Award, 2007

In football, as in life, the value we place on people changes with the rules of the games they play. When we first meet the young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or any of the things a child might learn in school. And he has no serious experience playing organized football. What changes? He takes up football, and school, after a rich, Evangelical, Republican family plucks him from the mean streets. Their love is the first great force that alters the world’s perception of the boy, whom they adopt. The second force is the evolution of professional football itself. In THE BLIND SIDE, Lewis shows us a largely unanalyzed but inexorable trend in football working its way down from the pros to the high school game, where it collides with the life of a single young man to produce a narrative of great and surprising power.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Its dialogue is sharp and its anecdotes well chosen. Its aim for both the heartstrings and the funny bone is right on the mark.” New York Times
[Lewis] is advancing a new genre of journalism. George F. Will (New York Times Book Review)
?works on three levels. First as a shrewd analysis of the NFL; second, as an exposé of the insanity of big-time college football recruiting; and, third, as a moving portrait of the positive effect that love, family, and education can have in reversing the path of a life that was destined to be lived unhappily and, most likely, end badly. Wes Lukowsky (Booklist)
The Blind Side, perhaps the best book written about a college football player since Willie Morris’s The Courting of Marcus Dupree, grabs hold of you in several ways. On one hand, you’ll be appalled by the tactics used to advance academically unqualified high school and college football players. At the same time, you’ll be furiously…rooting for Michael Oher to succeed.” Washington Post
“Lewis has made a habit of writing about sport recently, but sport is really only a subtext for a much more meaningful examination of class and race. I wept at the end, something I have not done at the end of a work of nonfiction for a very long time.” Observer (London)
“The book works on three levels. First as a shrewd analysis of the NFL; second, as an expose of the insanity of big-time college football recruiting; and, third, as a moving portrait of the positive effect that love, family, and education can have in reversing the path of a life that was destined to be lived unhappily and, most likely, end badly.” Booklist (starred review)

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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
Runtime: 11.76
Audience: Adult
Language: English