Michael Jordan: The Life

Written by:
Roland Lazenby
Narrated by:
Bob Souer

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2014
21 hours 10 minutes
The definitive biography of a legendary athlete.

The Shrug. The Shot. The Flu Game. Michael Jordan is responsible for sublime moments so ingrained in sports history that they have their own names. When most people think of him, they think of his beautiful shots with the game on the line, his body totally in sync with the ball -- hitting nothing but net.

But for all his greatness, this scion of a complex family from North Carolina's Coastal Plain has a darker side: he's a ruthless competitor and a lover of high stakes. There's never been a biography that encompassed the dual nature of his character and looked so deeply at Jordan on and off the court -- until now.

Basketball journalist Roland Lazenby spent almost thirty years covering Michael Jordan's career in college and the pros. He witnessed Jordan's growth from a skinny rookie to the instantly recognizable global ambassador for basketball whose business savvy and success have millions of kids still wanting to be just like Mike. Yet Lazenby also witnessed the Michael Jordan whose drive and appetite are more fearsome and more insatiable than any of his fans could begin to know.

Michael Jordan: The Life explores both sides of his personality to reveal the fullest, most compelling story of the man who is Michael Jordan. Lazenby draws on his personal relationships with Jordan's coaches; countless interviews with Jordan's friends, teammates, and family members; and interviews with Jordan himself to provide the first truly definitive study of Michael Jordan: the player, the icon, and the man.

This is a good REFERENCE book..It gives details (OBJECTIVE DETAILS) of Michael's life...if you want scandal, action, and adventure..THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR YOU!!..it is an auditory version of a journal..BUT AGAIN..I really enjoyed this book..thank you..

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Bradley Bright

Good book, but it did ramble on a bit. I didn't like the voice of he narrator.

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Hugh Dodwell

I found this painful to listen too. I really regret purchasing this audio book, way too much detail that is not interesting. I Would not recommend this book.

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Lukáš R.

Perfect audiobook if u want to learn more about MJ

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Great book...Particularly liked the detail about his early life. Highly recommend for any sports fan.

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Lewis B.

very enjoyable book authors illustrations makes you feel like you're there... narrator voice keeps you engage with the story

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Bruce M

Interesting analysis, perspective & insight into .MJ , a public figure thru his competitive nature . Certainly well worth the listen

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Jason S

I found the book fascinating! I will agree it was pretty long but a lot of interesting facts and worth the time, I would recommend this book!

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Peter Tydeman

A terrific story of a great sports person and hard worker.

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Nathan Davies

Loved it! "Michael, who's open?" "Pax" "Then pass him the fucking ball"

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