Author : Mark Frost
Performed By : Grover Gardner
Publisher : Blackstone Audio Inc
Duration : 19 hours
Categories : Sports
Price : $49.95 $36.95
"Frost does a fine job of recounting the tenor of the times....highly recommended for
all sports collections."Library Journal
"a swift, surefooted account of Jones's remarkable life and career."Publishers Weekly
In the wake of the stock-market crash and the dawn of the Great Depression, a ray of light
emerged from the world of sports. In the summer of 1930, Bobby Jones, a twenty-eight-year-old
amateur golfer, mounted a campaign against the record books. In four months, this natural,
self-taught player conquered the British Amateur Championship, the British Open, the United
States Open, and finally the United States Amateur Championship, an achievement so
extraordinary that writers dubbed it the Grand Slam. No one has ever repeated it.
Yet, soon after the Grand Slam, Jones made the shocking announcement that he was retiring
from the game. His abrupt disappearance from the public eye helped create the mythological
image of this hero from the Golden Age of sports that endures to this day. Mark Frost uses a
wealth of original research to provide an unprecedented intimate portrait of golf great Bobby
Mark Frost is the author of The Greatest Game Ever Played. He received an Emmy nomination for his work on the acclaimed television series Hill Street Blues and was the co-creator of the television series Twin Peaks. An avid golfer, he lives in Los Angeles and upstate New York with his wife and son.
Grover Gardner, named one of the "Best Voices of the Century" by AudioFile magazine, has recorded more than five hundred audiobooks. He is the recipient of more than thirteen Earphones Awards as well as an Audie Award. In addition to narrating, he has an active career as an actor and stage director. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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