Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional Sports, Mark Fainaru-Wada
  • List: $20.00  |  Sale: $14.00
    Club: $10.00
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional Sports

Author: Mark Fainaru-Wada, Lance Williams

Narrator: Scott Brick

Unabridged: 10 hr 38 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 04/04/2006

Genre: Sports & Recreation - Baseball - History

Synopsis

The complete inside story of the shocking steroids scandal that turned the sports world upside down

For years, in the shadowy reaches of the world of sports, there were rumors that some of our nation’s greatest athletes were using steroids, human growth hormone, and other drugs to run faster, jump higher, and hit harder. But as track stars blazed their way to Olympic medals and sluggers brought fans back to baseball, sports officials, the media, and fans looked past the rumors and cheered on the athletes to ever-higher levels of performance. Then, in December 2004, San Francisco Chronicle reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams broke the story of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, a tiny nutritional supplement company that, according to sworn testimony, was supplying elite athletes with banned drugs. The stories shocked the nation and the exposés led to congressional hearings on baseball's drug problems and a revived effort to purge the U.S. Olympic movement of drug cheats.

Now, in GAME OF SHADOWS, Fainaru-Wada and Williams tell the complete story of BALCO and the investigation that has shaken the foundations of the sporting world. And at the center of the story is the biggest star of them all, Barry Bonds, the muscle-bound MVP outfielder for the San Francisco Giants whose suspicious late-career renaissance has him threatening Hank Aaron’s all-time home run record.

Shocking, revelatory, and riveting, GAME OF SHADOWS casts light into the shadows of American sports to reveal the dark truths at the heart of the game today.


From the Compact Disc edition.

Recommended

Satchel The Life and Times of an American Legend, Larry Tye
Satchel
by Larry Tye

List: $25.00

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.50

Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Published: 06/09/2009

Where Nobody Knows Your Name Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball, John Feinstein
Where Nobody Knows Your Name
by John Feinstein

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: John Feinstein
Published: 02/25/2014

The Cubs Way The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse, Tom Verducci
The Cubs Way
by Tom Verducci

List: $22.50

Sale: $15.75

Club: $11.25

Narrator: Tom Verducci
Published: 03/28/2017

Southern League A True Story of Baseball, Civil Rights, and the Deep South's Most Compelling Pennant Race, Larry Colton
Southern League
by Larry Colton

List: $19.98

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Fleet Cooper
Published: 05/14/2013

Astroball The New Way to Win It All, Ben Reiter
Astroball
by Ben Reiter

List: $17.50

Sale: $12.25

Club: $8.75

Narrator: Ben Reiter
Published: 07/10/2018

Stealing Home Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between, Eric Nusbaum
Stealing Home
by Eric Nusbaum

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: David Owen Nelson
Published: 03/24/2020

Game Six Cincinnati, Boston, and the 1975 World Series: The Triumph of America's Pastime, Mark Frost
Game Six
by Mark Frost

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Andrew Garman
Published: 12/04/2009

Kings of Queens Life Beyond Baseball with '86 Mets, Erik Sherman
Kings of Queens
by Erik Sherman

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Darrel J. Caneiro
Published: 03/22/2016

Off Speed Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception, Terry McDermott
Off Speed
by Terry McDermott

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Joe Barrett
Published: 05/30/2017

Reviews Write A Review

AudiobooksNow review by Andre Wade on 2017-03-04 15:52:02

This book is very in-depth about BALCO, it's founder Victor Conte and his network of athletes, coaches and drug dealers that cheated their way to success. It is very interesting to learn of the cheating techniques and how BALCO was eventually taken down. I really enjoyed listening to this book, which is very well written.

{"id":"628729","ean":"9781415929070","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional Sports","subtitle":"Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional Sports","author":"Mark Fainaru-Wada","rating_average":"4","narrator":"Scott Brick","ubr_id":"628729","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"20.00","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"13.00","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Scott Brick","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 10 hr 20 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}