It Happened in Wisconsin

CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: BN5136
Released: Oct 22, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781480558496
Narrator/s: Dick Hill
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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In an America ravaged by the Great Depression, a talented but ragtag baseball team sets out to change the world. Barnstorming the back roads and dusty ballparks of the Midwest, the Racine Robins rally fans to the populist cause, raising money for soup kitchens and strike funds even as they thrill small-town crowds and dazzle opponents on the field. Yet winning the hearts and minds of the people turns out to be easier for the players than facing the twin seductions of love and money, conflicting desires that threaten to derail everything they are fighting to achieve.

Professional reviews

"Actually, not much happens in Ken Moraff's novel, but that's the point. Dick Hill narrates the first-person account of a Depression-era minor league baseball player who doesn't make itÑand doesn't move on. Hill helps create a world with a lot of high-minded idealism and socialist politics, but the main character stays too firmly in place. It's a sad story, but there's joy to be had in the narrator's life. Listeners will feel the sensory pleasures of a rare meal of roast beef or the joy of love. The inertia of the protagonist might not appeal to some listeners, but for anyone who's inclined, the narration is in the best possible hands. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"