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The Resource The downhill lie : [a hacker's return to a ruinous sport], by Carl Hiaasen, (sound recording)

The downhill lie : [a hacker's return to a ruinous sport], by Carl Hiaasen, (sound recording)

Label
The downhill lie : [a hacker's return to a ruinous sport]
Title
The downhill lie
Title remainder
[a hacker's return to a ruinous sport]
Statement of responsibility
by Carl Hiaasen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Originally drawn to the game by his father, Carl Hiaasen wisely quit golfing in 1973. But some ambitions refuse to die, and as the years--and memories of shanked 7-irons faded, it dawned on Carl that there might be one thing in life he could do better in middle age than he could as a youth. So gradually he ventured back to the dreaded driving range, this time as the father of a five-year-old son--and also as a grandfather. "What possesses a man to return in midlife to a game at which he'd never excelled in his prime, and which in fact had dealt him mostly failure, angst and exasperation? Here's why I did it: I'm one sick bastard." And thus we have Carl's foray into a world of baffling titanium technology, high-priced golf gurus, bizarre infomercial gimmicks and the mind-bending phenomenon of Tiger Woods; a maddening universe of hooks and slices where Carl ultimately--and foolishly--agrees to compete in a country-club tournament against players who can actually hit the ball. "That's the secret of the sport's infernal seduction," he writes. "It surrenders just enough good shots to let you talk yourself out of quitting." Hiaasen's chronicle of his shaky return to this bedeviling pastime and the ensuing demolition of his self-esteem--culminating with the savage 45-hole tournament--will have you rolling with laughter. Yet the bittersweet memories of playing with his own father and the glow he feels when watching his own young son belt the ball down the fairway will also touch your heart. Forget Tiger, Phil and Ernie. If you want to understand the true lure of golf, turn to Carl Hiaasen, who offers an extraordinary audiobook for the ordinary hacker" -- from publisher's web site
Cataloging source
TEFBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hiaasen, Carl
Dewey number
796.352092
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
GV964.H53
LC item number
D69 2008ab
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Carl Hiaasen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hiaasen, Carl
  • Golfers
  • Golf
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The downhill lie : [a hacker's return to a ruinous sport], by Carl Hiaasen, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
  • Digital recording
  • Subtitle from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn191907354
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
CD edition ; B-O-T library edition.
Extent
5 audio discs (345 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415945797
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Note
796.352092 H52DO ; L3 ; XX-CD ; 5CD 1AW ; CD10GW ; RP ; YAN0806RH52 ; NR.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
7478-CD
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 191907354
  • (Sirsi) 191907354
  • (OCoLC)191907354
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The downhill lie : [a hacker's return to a ruinous sport], by Carl Hiaasen, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
  • Digital recording
  • Subtitle from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn191907354
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
CD edition ; B-O-T library edition.
Extent
5 audio discs (345 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415945797
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Note
796.352092 H52DO ; L3 ; XX-CD ; 5CD 1AW ; CD10GW ; RP ; YAN0806RH52 ; NR.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
7478-CD
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 191907354
  • (Sirsi) 191907354
  • (OCoLC)191907354
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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