I could have done without the last chapter, wherein Mookie describes his Christian beliefs and becoming a Minister at his church. But that is just my personal opinion. I would have preferred to hear only about Mookie the baseball player. Which character — as performed by Ruffin Prentiss — was your favorite? Mookie of course. Do you think Mookie needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
No, I believe he's told his story. Any additional comments?
Ruffin Prentiss did a creditable job reading the book. He did mispronounce a few names, in particular Hal Lanier the manager of the Houston Astros had the pronunciation of his name butchered at every mention of it. Would you listen to Mookie again? He had a very positive message and attitude.
Who was your favorite character and why? Mookie himself, of course. Which scene was your favorite? The World Series and also his experience as a truck driver. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? Not really. It took me several settings. Mookie Wilson was the heart and the soul of the Mets.
He came up to the big leagues when the team was horrible. He perservered through tough times. I was so glad for him that he was able to win the World Series with the team.
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