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Bird Watching

On Playing and Coaching the Game I Love
Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
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Even if you thought you knew everything about basketball legend Larry Bird, this audiobook is full of surprises. Bird speaks with amazing candor, offering a personal and honest look at his career with the Celtics, his experience with the ’92 Olympics Dream Team, and his transition from superstar player to respected coach. Bird offers striking revelations about his health problems and how they shaped the man and his game. He shows how the things he learned as a player formed his thinking as a coach. He also shares his insight into the Pacers' disastrous 1999 playoff loss.

Fans will be thrilled with the game talk, intimate anecdotes, and reminiscences with which Bird colors his stirring story. Overall, this is a compelling self-portrait of an uncomplicated man of humble beginnings who has achieved a great deal through hard work and integrity.

Narrator Tom Stechschulte lends a strong, rich voice to Bird’s revealing memoir. His perfectly paced delivery enhances the sense of play-by-play action and the feeling that the Bird Man himself is telling you his personal story.

©1999 Larry Bird (P)2000 Recorded Books

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Another side of the Legend

A lot of us who are Bird fans have heard the same old stories over and over. This is a broader and fresher perspective from his career as a player into coaching. We all love that blue collar demeanor Bird carries to the grave, but this book seemed to be a little on the dry side. It may have been the narrator to be honest. It didn’t hit the spot for me all that much, but still had some decent information and perspective. Larry!!, Larry!!, Larry!! haha!