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Playing for Pizza (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
Playing for Pizza - Audio CD - Unabridged
Author: John Grisham, Christopher Evan Welch (Narrator)
Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game against Denver, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually got into the game. With a 17-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick provided what was arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780739359099
ISBN-10: 0739359096
Publication Date: 9/24/2007
Edition: Unabridged
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 94 ratings
Publisher: RH Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 11
Football, Italy, and lack of a plotline - this can't be a John Grisham novel. "Playing for Pizza" is a disappointing departure from his usual well-written legal dramas. There were many personal relationships and sub-plots that could have been developed in this story, but weren't.

The book might be interesting to people who enjoy the blow-by-blow details of a football game, but did not hold my attention. I found myself skipping pages at a time, as he described football plays in excruciating detail. I'm very disappointed.
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Helpful Score: 10
What I liked about this book is that I've never read anything like it. Although the characterization doesn't go much deeper than cliched stereotypes, the story of a humiliated underdog finding his place in the world is a fun read.
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Helpful Score: 9
Not your normal Grishman novel but good none the less. Difficult to describe to someone else but I found myself seeing the world through the main characters eyes. How he had a life all planned out and it didn't quite work the way he expected, so he took a detour and found a whole new life. A nice Sunday afternoon read.
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Helpful Score: 7
I guess even successful authors like John Grisham like to take a break from the genre that they're known for and try a different direction. In this case, I think the excursion was a great success.

I really enjoyed this tale of a football player who rediscovers himself when he leaves the US to continue playing the game he loves.
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Helpful Score: 7
If you liked "A Painted House" and "Bleachers" (and I did), you will like this too. Laid back, easy reading, Grisham manages to give his main character depth without too much detail. Great reading for a plane flight; just long enough to kill a few hours.
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Fun story about a former NFL player who is down and out and moves to Italy to play American Football. The descriptions of Italy, the food, and the people reminds me of my recent trip to Italy.

Not a typical John Grisham novel but fun, none the less.