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King of the World

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: David Remnick

Narrated By: Dick Hill

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: May 2012

Duration: 6 hours 1 minutes

Summary:

There had been mythic sports figures before Cassius Clay, but when he burst upon the sports scene in the 1950s, he broke the mold. Those were the years when boxing and boxers were at the mercy of the mob and the whim of the sportswriters. If you wanted a shot at a title, you did it their way. Young Clay did it his way - with little more than an Olympic gold medal to his credit, he danced into Sonny Liston's baleful view and provoked the terrifying champ into accepting him as his next challenger. The rest is history. Muhammad Ali has become a mythic hero, an American icon, a self-invented legend. As both a mirror and a molder of his times, Ali became the most recognizable face on the planet, a key figure in the cultural battles of the times. This is the story of his self-creation, and his rise to glory, told by a master storyteller.

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  • Suresh Ale

    Love the way narrated definitely recommend book for the year

  • Jemma Wolfe

    Loved it. Totally worth the credit. Would recommend.