- File Size: 402 KB
- Print Length: 104 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Orion's Comet; 1st edition (March 16, 2013)
- Publication Date: March 16, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BVEHGVU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,902,007 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Hack: Innings 1-3 (Hack: The Complete Game) Kindle Edition
"The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell" by Robert Dugoni
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In a spur of the moment decision the retired coach decides to heads to Hoplite, weaseling his way into the head coach position, to the dismay of players and management alike. Hack brings his no-nonsense attitude and his flair for the dramatic to the field to try to live up to the expectations dictated by the home office: win the next three games in a row or he's out on his butt. Can Hack O'Callahan win over his team and support staff, or will he be driven out once again, forced to live the
remainder of his days as an old alcoholic has-been?
Hack: Innings 1-3 brings the feel of the baseball diamond to the printed page (or the electronic page, as the case may be) and is a fun story for both lovers of the game and those who simply like a good story. Personally I'm not a huge fan of baseball. I don't dislike it by any means, but I never learned to appreciate the game like some of the hardcore fans do. I was a little apprehensive about this book at first because of that but after reading, and loving, the author's previous book, I had to give it a shot. Needless to say I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Once again, the author proves that he has what it takes to convince even the most skeptical of us of his literary genius.
I received this item free in exchange for my honest, fair and unbiased review. I have not, and do not, promise a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and are based on my experience with the item. I have in no way been compensated by the manufacturer, distributor or any other entity, aside from said free item
Hack is an old man. Although he was a celebrated, award-winning sports manager, his life is behind him. I don't like to give away plot, but I will say that (SPOILERS) in the first page, he is diagnosed with a lethal form of cancer. Hack is foul-mouthed and abrasive, insulting and hostile. No one wants him around. But, he's dying. And early on in the book, he 'hits bottom' so to speak, and decides to go back to the place where he had value - baseball - and starts to find himself again.
The section ends with a surprising twist, and it definitely made me want to read the next section!
The writer here is terrific. He is cracker-jack paced and his descriptions are vivid. He doesn't flinch from powerful images. Hack is a disgusting, foul-mouthed old man, at least at the start, and the writer lets you see him in all his glory.
So quick warning: if you're uncomfortable with foul language, this might not be the story for you. But if you like your books gritty and real, and/or are looking for a good sports story, I'd check this one out!