The Miracle of Castel Di Sangro (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
The Miracle of Castel Di Sangro - Audio Cassette - Abridged Author:Joe McGinniss, Dick Hill (Narrator) From Joe McGinniss, one of our greatest storytellers, comes the extraordinary true drama of success against all odds - and the inevitable comedy of human foibles. — Castel Di Sangro is a tiny town in the Abruzzo region of Italy, whose soccer team became an international sensation by winning promotion to the highest levels of national competition.... more » For the team from this tiny village to be playing against the teams of Genoa and Venice was more than a dream come true - it was inconceivable.
But truth can be stranger than dreams, as Joe McGinniss discovered when he arrived in Castel Di Sangro. A recent convert to soccer, he wanted to experience life in a town turned upside down by the game. What he found was a cavalcade of euphoria, betrayal, grief, and euphoria again - an entire town living in an emotional frenzy unlike anything since the local battle of World War II. McGinniss lost himself totally to the team - a boisterous collection of characters the reader will grow to love - and found a story whose depth and power enthralled him.
Like Field of Dreams and Chariots of Fire, this is a masterpiece of storytelling that transcends sports to embrace universal human emotions.