The Shortstop

Written by:
Zane Grey
Narrated by:
Rowdy Delaney

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
96
Narrator
22
Release Date
January 2011
Duration
5 hours 18 minutes
Summary
Zane Grey (Pearl Zane Gray) born in 1872 in Zanesville, Ohio was best known for his western stories, most notably Riders Of The Purple Sage which has been filmed four times, the last in 1996 starring Ed Harris and Amy Madigan. Among his other interests was baseball. He attended the University of Pennsylvania on a baseball scholarship where he earned a degree in dentistry. Grey later played minor league baseball with a team in Wheeling, West Virginia. According to the Internet Movie Data Base he is credited with 110 films made from his stories and books. Grey died from a heart attack in 1939 in Altadena, California.

In The Shortstop (1909) drawing on his baseball experience Grey follows the adventures of seventeen year-old Chase Alloway on his quest to make his fortune as a baseball player and lift his family out of poverty. Along the way young Chase encounters hardship and set-back. But with perseverance he discovers not only himself but friendship and love. (summary by Rowdy Delaney)
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Anonymous

Good story

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Anonymous

Enjoyable story, expected nice ending

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Anonymous

We liked the Story.

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Jim M.

Excellent. Typical Zane Gray; short, upbeat, Americana.

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Anonymous

Good book and storyline

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Anonymous

This is a typical story of its time. Be aware that there is some use of the "N" word and other racial slurs. But a good baseball story if you can get past those issues. Does give a fair assessment of the way players would move up to the majors. I heard very little differences in the voices but overall I really liked the way Rowdy Delany read the book. What drives me crazy, even though I understand it, is the LibriVox announcement before every chapter. You just have to get past that and not let it interfere with the story.

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Anonymous

I have listened to mainly male readers as they seem to do female voices better women doing male voices. However Rowdy Delaney does an excellent job of reading this book and she has proved me wrong. She kept my attention and just had a nice flow of words that made this book really easy to listen. I would listen to another by her if offered.

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Anonymous

I enjoyed the book

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Anonymous

Women narrators should ONLY read titles authored by women. Zane Grey must be rolling in his grave!

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