Jack Nicklaus: My Story

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ken Bowden, Jack Nicklaus

Narrated By: Ian Esmo

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: April 2010

Duration: 18 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

During his more than forty-year career as champion amateur, dominating professional, and senior star, the Golden Bear has won almost one hundred tournaments around the world. Topping that astounding achievement are his record twenty major-championship victories: two U. S. Amateurs, six Masters, four U. S. Opens, three British Opens, and five U. S. PGA Championships.

This is Jack Nicklaus’ complete and compelling in-depth account of his legendary major triumphs, along with many other competition highlights—and some lowlights, too—of one of the greatest sports careers of all time.

“The most important golf autobiography since that of Nicklaus’ boyhood hero, Bobby Jones. A chronicle of rare insight and depth. It manages to increase the reputation of its subject. And like him, it will last.”—Jay Nordlinger, Washington Times

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  • Anonymous

    Disappointing. By way of background, I am kind of a golf nut, about a 2 handicap, and generally love learning about great players. Since there are not many (if any) players greater than Jack, I was excited to listen to this book. I was disappointed that this book didn't dive into what made Jack great. It is more of a play by play of his career (including many play by play of his various wins), and includes many irrelevant facts, such as names and history of his attorneys, CPAs, business partners, etc. I believe a biography should dive deep into what distinguishes the subject from the rest of us normal people, and this book does not do that. Very little to learn from this book. I would have loved to learn about how exactly Jack practiced as a kid, other than just he practiced and played a lot. I know that in Jack's mind, all he had to do was practice long and hard, but he was obviously doing something different, because a lot of kids practice long and hard and don't make it to the PGA Tour, let alone becoming the best ever. I fault Ken Bowden for not asking the right questions to figure out what Jack's mindset was, what his practice routine was, how often he worked with his coach, etc. In other words, I found this book just kind of boring narrative of his life.

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