Singled Out by Andrew Maraniss, Read by Kevin R. Free
On Baseball Player Glenn Burke
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Kevin R. Free approaches the narration of Maraniss’s biography of baseball player Glenn Burke, Singled Out, with dignity and an engaged tone. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss Free’s skillful narration of Burke’s biography, available from June 2-8, 2022, through AudioFile’s SYNC program, which provides free audiobooks for teens all summer long. Having played in the 1970s, Burke is remembered for two things: he was gay at a time when the gay liberation movement was in its infancy, and he’s credited as the inventor of the high five. A fine look at a ballplayer and the era he played in.
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