Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella audiobook

Shoeless Joe

By W. P. Kinsella
Read by Grover Gardner

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Retail CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781470820008

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    ISBN: 9781433249938

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    ISBN: 9781433249945

Runtime: 7.77 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the Books in Canada First Novel Award

Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award

Shoeless Joe, the soul-stirring novel on which the movie Field of Dreams is based, is more than just another baseball story. Kinsella captures the spiritual dimension that baseball represents for its most determined devotees in this tale on love and the power dreams have to make people come alive.

'“Shoeless Joe” was the great Joe Jackson, one of the eight members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox, who were banned from baseball for throwing the World Series. One day, while out in his cornfield, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears the voice of a baseball announcer saying, “If you build it, he will come.” “He,” of course, is Ray’s hero, Joe Jackson. “It” is a baseball stadium, which Ray carves out of his cornfield. In doing this, he also inadvertently provides us with an amazing and somewhat nostalgic story on America's perhaps most beloved national pastime, baseball.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A moonlit novel about baseball, dreams, family, the land, and literature.” Sports Illustrated
“Not so much about baseball as it is about dreams, magic, life, and what is quintessentially American.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“Wild…romantic…unconventional…A triumph of hope.” Boston Globe
“[Grover Gardner’s] unobtrusive reading lets the full color of the words speak for themselves.”  Library Journal (audio review)
“The importance of baseball and family comes to life in Grover Gardner’s narration. He uses a gentle tone for Ray Kinsella, who, despite being close to losing his farm, rarely seems stressed…Gardner fits the first-person approach, helping the listener cheer for Ray to overcome his plight.” AudioFile
“Kinsella plays with both myth and fantasy in his lyrical novel…Kinsella spins baseball as backdrop and metaphor, and, like his predecessors, uses the game to tell us a little something more about who we are and what we need.” Amazon.com

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Author Bio: W. P. Kinsella

Author Bio: W. P. Kinsella

W. P. Kinsella (1935-2016) was a Canadian novelist, short-story writer, and poet who won numerous awards for his work, including the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship and the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor. In 1993 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, their highest civilian honor. He is best known for his novel Shoeless Joe, basis for the award-winning motion picture Field of Dreams.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 7.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English