Havana Heat by Darryl Brock audiobook

Havana Heat

By Darryl Brock
Read by Tom Parker

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780786195329

Runtime: 9.25 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Set in the golden age of baseball, Havana Heat transports readers to 1911 America, where real-life pitcher Luther "Dummy" Taylor is trying to work his arm back into fighting shape. Though deaf, Taylor helped lead John McGraw's New York Giants to the pennant, winning 115 games between 1900 and 1908. But an injury relegates him to the minors, and he dreams of one last shot at the big leagues while on a barnstorming trip to Cuba.

There, while he faces off against the tough Havana teams, Taylor meets a deaf Cuban boy with a spectacular pitching arm. In young Luis, Taylor sees his chance for redemption—and a way to win them both Giants uniforms. But baseball's changing politics and growing unrest in Cuba threaten his plans and force him to confront the choices that have brought him to this crossroads in his life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fast-paced, savvy, and sensitive…Baseball fiction at a level all baseball fiction should reach.” Seattle Times
“Vivid…profound.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Poignant and humorous…Moves with the crispness of a perfectly turned double play.” Cincinnati Post
“A terrific…novel that just happens to be about baseball.” San Diego Union-Tribune

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Author

Author Bio: Darryl Brock

Author Bio: Darryl Brock

Darryl Brock authored the highly acclaimed novel If I Never Get Back, as well as articles on Mark Twain, baseball, and other subjects in numerous publications. Brock lives with his wife in Berkeley, California.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English