Calico Joe (Compact Disc)

By John Grisham, Erik Singer (Read by)
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A surprising and moving novel of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, set in the world of Major League Baseball

Whatever happened to Calico Joe?
" It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed someone to play first, so they reached down to their AA club in Midland, Texas, and called up a twenty-one-year-old named Joe Castle. He was the hottest player in AA and creating a buzz."
In the summer of 1973 Joe Castle was the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone had ever seen. The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas dazzled Cub fans as he hit home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shattered all rookie records.
Calico Joe quickly became the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faced Calico Joe, Paul was in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his Dad. Then Warren threw a fastball that would change their lives forever
In John Grisham's new novel the baseball is thrilling, but it's what happens off the field that makes CALICO JOE a classic.

About the Author

Sid Salter, Starkville, Mississippi, is Chief Communications Officer at Mississippi State University. He has been a Mississippi syndicated political columnist for more than thirty years.

Erik Singer's theatrical credits include the title role in "The Hostage, A Life in the Theatre, Greetings, Stones in His Pockets", national tours of "Othello" and "The Taming of the Shrew, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde", and "The Tempest". TV credits include "All My Children" and "As the World Turns", and the A&E "Biography" as Vincent Van Gogh. Other audiobooks include "The Dogs of Babel", and "The Five People You Meet In Heaven".

Praise For…

Praise for Calico Joe
“Grisham knocks it out of the park.”—The Washington Post
“An enjoyable, heartwarming read that’s not just for baseball fans.”—USA Today
Praise for John Grisham
“Never let it be said this man doesn’t know how to spin a good yarn.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Grisham may well be the best American storyteller writing today.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

Product Details
ISBN: 9780449011003
ISBN-10: 0449011003
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication Date: April 10th, 2012
Language: English