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The downhill lie : a hacker's return to a ruinous sport / Carl Hiaasen.

Hiaasen, Carl. (Author). Books on Tape, Inc. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781415945803 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1415945802 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, 2008.

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General Note: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 5:44:25.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by the author.
Summary, etc.: Ever wonder how to retrieve a sunken golf cart from a snake-infested lake? Or which club in your bag is best suited for combat against a horde of rats? If these and other sporting questions are gnawing at you, The downhill lie, Carl Hiaasen's hilarious confessional about returning to the fairways after a thirty-two-year absence, is definitely the book for you. Originally drawn to the game by his father, Carl wisely quit golfing in 1973, when "Richard Nixon was hunkered down like a meth-crazed badger in the White House, Hank Aaron was one dinger shy of Babe Ruth's all-time home run record, and The Who had just released Quadrophenia." But some ambitions refuse to die, and as the years--and memories of shanked 7-irons--faded, it dawned on Carl that there might be one thing in life he could do better in middle age than he could as a youth. So gradually he ventured back to the dreaded driving range, this time as the father of a five-year-old son--and also as a grandfather.
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 82494 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Hiaasen, Carl.
Golfers > United States > Biography.
Golf > Humor.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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