Stephen King’s novella, Blockade Billy, is now available on audio—along with the bonus story “Morality”—for only $14.99!Even the most diehard baseball fans don’t know the true story of William “Blockade Billy” Blakely. He may have been the greatest player the game has ever seen, but today no one... show more
Stephen King’s novella, Blockade Billy, is now available on audio—along with the bonus story “Morality”—for only $14.99!Even the most diehard baseball fans don’t know the true story of William “Blockade Billy” Blakely. He may have been the greatest player the game has ever seen, but today no one remembers his name. He was the first—and only—player to have his existence completely removed from the record books. Even his team is long forgotten, barely a footnote in the game’s history. Every effort was made to erase any evidence that William Blakely played professional baseball, and with good reason. Blockade Billy had a secret darker than any pill or injection that might cause a scandal in sports today. His secret was much, much worse…and only Stephen King, the most gifted storyteller of our age, can reveal the truth to the world, once and for all.
Publish date: 2010
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications
Pages no: 112
Edition language: English
, Short Stories
, Sports And Games
I like a good baseball game in person, watching it on TV, not so much. Listening to Granny retell the story of Blockade Billy, I felt as if I was sitting right there beside him. Granny retold in great detail, everything about that remarkable season, his enthusiasm and energy could definitely be felt...
Great narrative flow as expected from King, but as I know next to nothing about the technicalities of baseball I really couldn't connect.
A solid story that held my attention. I have to say, it takes some real skill to make me interested in baseball. Not as enjoyable as some of his other work but still a good read.
El único libro de Stephen King que NO recomiendo comprar, en mi blog explico por qué: Click aquíBlockade Billy is a little book that contains two short (and really crappy) stories by King. Where do I start with this book? both stories were really lame in my opinion but in short, don't buy this becau...
The audio book was really neat. I imagine had I read the actual novella, I would have been slightly bored and disappointed. But the narrator made things interesting on the audio.