Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Blockade Billy by Stephen King

I listened to the unabridged audio version of Blockade Billy by Stephen King and read by Craig Wasson. Also included in this audio edition is the short story 'Morality' by Stephen King and read by Mare Winningham.

Total playing time for this audiobook is approximately 2.5 hours.

I am by no means a baseball fanatic. In fact, I don't pay a lot of attention to baseball these days. That didn't stop me though from enjoying Blockade Billy immensely. It is both well written by Stephen King and well read by Craig Wasson. I also thought that Morality, a short story, by Stephen King and read by Mare Winningham was also terrific and suspenseful!

Overview of Blockade Billy from Barnes & Noble:
Even the most die-hard baseball fans don’t know the true story of William “Blockade Billy” Blakely. He may have been the greatest player the game has ever seen, but today no one remembers his name. He was the first—and only—player to have his existence completely removed from the record books. Even his team is long forgotten, barely a footnote in the game’s history. 
Every effort was made to erase any evidence that William Blakely played professional baseball, and with good reason. Blockade Billy had a secret darker than any pill or injection that might cause a scandal in sports today. His secret was much, much worse... and only Stephen King, the most gifted storyteller of our age, can reveal the truth to the world, once and for all.
The plot overview for Morality can be found at the following Wikipedia page.

I am giving both Blockade Billy & Morality by Stephen King a rating of 7 stars out of 10 stars!!

Until my next post, happy reading!!

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