Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: David Maraniss

Narrated By: David Maraniss

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: April 2006

Duration: 5 hours 47 minutes


On New Year's Eve 1972, following eighteen magnificent seasons in the major leagues, Roberto Clemente died a hero's death, killed in a plane crash as he attempted to deliver food and medical supplies to Nicaragua after a devastating earthquake. David Maraniss now brings the great baseball player brilliantly back to life in "Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero.


  • Bruce

    I learned a lot about an important figure before my time.

  • Anonymous

    Having grown up in Pittsburgh and seeing Roberto Clemente play- I was amazed at the memories the author was able to stir up as the book unfolded. Names, places and events. It was like a trip back in time. I thought he did a great job of keeping things factual yet interesting enough that you wanted to see what was next. It is a sad story in many ways. The author does a very nice job of bringing out information that was new informtion for me. It is a great personal story even if you were not a Pirate's fan.

  • Anonymous

    Great insight to both Clemente and the era he lived in. Definitely a historical account and not an edge of your seat story. I felt the narrator was a little dry.