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Castro's Curveball

Tim Wendel

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Description:

Tim Wendel is well known to baseball fans for his award-winning writing in Baseball Weekly. In Castro’s Curveball, he crafts a delightful blend of history, romance, and baseball into a stunning novel of love, dreams, betrayal, and redemption. In 1947, catcher Billy Bryan breaks up a political protest at his Cuban winter league game by asking a skinny student revolutionary named Fidel Castro to throw him a couple of pitches. To Billy’s surprise, the kid has good stuff: a decent fastball and an unhittable curve. Soon, Billy is in the middle of a strange tangle of people—including revolutionaries, mobsters, major league scouts, and a beguiling photographer—whose interests in the young Castro go far beyond his pitching abilities. L.J. Ganser’s sizzling narration of this utterly unique tale captures all the glamour and turmoil of 1940s Cuba. Wendel skillfully mixes his pitches in a story that keeps listeners guessing until the final at-bat.

Language:

English

Narrators:

L. J. Ganser

Length:

7h 57m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:30

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

20:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:17