Shoeless Joe

Version: Unabridged
Author: W.P. Kinsella
Narrator: Grover Gardner
Genres: Sports & Recreation
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: June 2008
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours
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Overview

Shoeless Joe, the soulstirring novel on which the movie Field of Dreams is based, is more than just another baseball story. Kinsella captures the spiritual dimension that baseball represents for its most determined devotees in this tale of love and the power of dreams to make people come alive.

"Shoeless Joe" is the great Joe Jackson, one of the eight members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox who were banned from baseball for throwing the World Series. One day, while out in his corn field, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears the voice of a baseball announcer saying, "If you build it, he will come." "He," of course, is Ray's hero, Joe Jackson. "It" is a baseball stadium, which Ray carves out of his corn field.

"Wild...romantic...unconventional....A triumph of hope."—Boston Globe

Author Details

Author Details

Kinsella, W.P.

W. P. Kinsella is the author of numerous works of fiction, including the best-selling Shoeless Joe, for which he won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, as well as eleven highly acclaimed short story collections. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.