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The Greatest Player Who Never Lived: A Golf Story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2005

    THE BOOK IS PHENOMENAL

    THE BOOK IS THE BEST FICTIONAL ACCOUNT I HAVE EVER READ.EVEN THOUGH THE BOOK IS FICTIONAL IT PROVIDES A LOT OF TRUTH ABOUT THINGS SUCH AS AUGUSTA NATIONAL AND BOBBY JONES.BY THE TIME THE BOOK IS OVER YOU FEEL LIKE YOU KNOW BEAU STEDMAN AND INSTANTLY BECOME HIS BIGGEST FAN. A MUST READ FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES THE HISTORY OF GOLF AND GOLF IN GENERAL. IT IS EVEN GOOD FOR SOMEONE WHO DOESNT LIKE GOLF. LOVED IT

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  • Posted April 1, 2013

    Great story telling and fantastic details, it had me questioning

    Great story telling and fantastic details, it had me questioning fiction vs non-fiction at multiple points in the book. Great vacation read for individuals with golf interests. Back drop is golf, plot is not all golf.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    AMAZING

    I am a teenager and a golfer. When I read this book, I was thrilled to find a mix of golf and real life. This book surpassed my expectations.

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  • Posted March 19, 2011

    Fantastic read

    I had a hard time putting this book down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2003

    best sports book ever written.

    Some stories are ment to be written. I have been trying to write something just like this book for years. Michael writes like his words come from god. Michael has the talent to take a dream and make it seem real. Not wanting to give the ending away I just want to let you know that the real magic is in the dream, just like a child wishing on a star. It is the wish the child always remembers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2002

    If you play golf, you'll love this book.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book; I could not put it down. I read it in two days and wanted to read it again. I have suggested this book to all of my golfing buddies, clients, and family. The character of Beau Steadman was fascinating and so was the life of Bobby Jones and the history of golf.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2001

    First Time Author Aces Golf / Mystery Novel

    Noting that 'The Greatest Player Who Never Lived' was the first novel ever written by its author, J. Michael Veron, I didn't expect too much. After all, I've read the works of several first time novelists and while the story concept sometimes remains interesting enough to carry you to the final page, it is often an arduous effort to get there. However, this rookie novelist is not only a spellbinding storyteller, but also an incredibly talented writer. I knew that as a golfer, I fell into the target audience for this novel. But I never expected to be hooked as quickly or as hard as I was by this captivating story. Only a non-golfer would not be swept back into time as the title character, Beauregard Steadman, competes under various assumed names against some of the greatest golfers of the past from Bobby Jones to a young Arnold Palmer, while eluding authorities who want him as the prime suspect in a murder. The riveting descriptions of bygone golf competitions with actual legends are intertwined and surrounded by the fascinating modern day storyline of a young law student who pieces together the story of Beau Steadman from the dusty stored files of Robert T. 'Bobby' Jones. 'The Greatest Player Who Never Lived' is a quick moving and exciting tale and has the potential to be one of the greatest golf movies ever made, provided that author Veron makes certain the screenplay remains true to his storyline, unlike 'The Legend of Bagger Vance', which was recently another in a long list of great sports books that have been gutted and rewritten into a mediocre movie that only faintly resembles the excellent book from which it came.

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