The Art of Fielding (Playaway Adult Fiction) (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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By Chad Harbach, Bryan Kennedy (Read by)
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Chad Harbach's first novel invites comparisons to at least one modern master. The combination of rich storytelling, fully developed characters whose lives and futures the reader cares about deeply, and crackling dialogue raise The Art of Fielding to a level of pure reading pleasure one finds in the work of Richard Russo. The fact that much of the action takes place on the baseball diamond is almost too good to be true for lovers of sporting fiction. — Stan Hynds

Summer 2012 Reading Group


“Every now and then, a life-affirming novel comes along that gets everybody talking and The Art of Fielding is such a book. It is an accomplished first novel sure to raise the bar for every debut in the near future. Building from the loaded bases of a Wisconsin college baseball field, Harbach's team is like family; we cheer their victories, feel their losses, and grow up a little more with every lesson learned. Anyone claiming to be a reader cannot miss this grand slam of a book.”
— Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books, Wichita, KS

September 2011 Indie Next List


“Despite having reservations about a 'baseball book,' reading this debut novel I discovered that baseball is every bit as exciting and excruciating as any thriller, as complicated as any psychological mystery, and as heartbreaking as my favorite romance. Harbach loves his characters, and never lets them off easily. All the words I want to use to describe this book -- original, heartfelt, classic, hilarious, wise, unforgettable -- are insufficient. I loved every word of it.”
— Leslie Reiner, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL



Product Details
ISBN: 9781611137866
ISBN-10: 1611137861
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication Date: September 7th, 2011
Language: English
Series: Playaway Adult Fiction
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