Pull Up a Chair by Curt Smith audiobook

Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story

By Curt Smith
Read by Don Leslie

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781441732422

  • ISBN: 9781441732408

  • ISBN: 9781441732439

  • ISBN: 9781441732460

Runtime: 11.57 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Since 1950, the instantly recognizable voice of Vin Scully has invited listeners to “pull up a chair” for his peerless play-by-play sports reporting. Recruited and mentored by the legendary Red Barber, Scully has narrated NBC Television’s Game of the Week, twelve All-Star Games, eighteen no-hitters, and twenty-five World Series, describing players from Duke Snider to Orel Hershiser to Manny Ramirez, with hundreds in between. Scully has made every sportscasting Hall of Fame, received a Lifetime Emmy Achievement award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and been named the Sportscaster of the Twentieth Century by the American Sportscasters Association. This long overdue first biography of Vin Scully is written by Curt Smith, called “the voice of authority on baseball broadcasting.” (USA Today)

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Riveting and exquisitely reported.” Washington Post
“Vin Scully’s career as the voice of the Dodgers—from Brooklyn to Los Angeles—covers more than half-a-century. The award-winning, often-emulated announcer, in his gentle way, has been a consistent companion for generations of baseball fans…Don Leslie…doesn’t try to imitate Scully and only subtly mimics a few voices. Mostly, he, too, is a companion, guiding the listener through the story.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Curt Smith

Author Bio: Curt Smith

Curt Smith is the author of twelve sports books, including the classic Voices of The Game, The Voice: Mel Allen’s Untold Story, and Voices of Summer: Ranking Baseball’s 101 All-Time Best Announcers. He is a GateHouse Media columnist, XM Satellite Radio and National Public Radio affiliate host, and former speechwriter to President George H. W. Bush. He has written for, among others, Newsweek, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and the Washington Post. A senior lecturer of English at the University of Rochester, he lives in upstate New York.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 11.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English