• A Life Well Played

  • My Stories
  • By: Arnold Palmer
  • Narrated by: Rich Lerner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (365 ratings)

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A Life Well Played

By: Arnold Palmer
Narrated by: Rich Lerner
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Publisher's Summary

This program opens features an introduction read by Arnold Palmer and is narrated by Rich Lerner of the Golf Channel.

"This wasn't a "job" for me. This was a true privilege, because Arnold Palmer's story is important, and not simply because he's an American icon. His story's an inspiration, even a guide for all of us on how to live "a life well played," because as you'll hear in the book, Arnie lived and played by a simple principle. 'Go for it.'" - Rich Lerner on his experience narrating A Life Well Played

No one has won more fans around the world and no player has had a bigger impact on the sport of golf than Arnold Palmer. In fact, Palmer is considered by many to be the most important golfer in history.

As a follow-up to his 1999 autobiography, Palmer takes stock of the many experiences of his life in A Life Well Played, bringing new details and insights to some familiar stories and sharing new ones. Palmer has had tremendous success but is most notable for going about it the right way and always giving back to the fans who made it all possible. Gracious, fair, and a true gentleman, Arnold Palmer is the gold standard of how to conduct yourself. He offers advice and guidance, sharing stories of his career on the course, success in business and the great relationships that give meaning to his life. This audiobook is Palmer's gift to the world—a treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom that readers will celebrate and cherish.

©2016 Arnold Palmer Enterprises (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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Not What I Expected

What would have made A Life Well Played better?

The story and the narration was slow and boring, the opposite of Arnie's golf game.

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This will sound strange considering Arnie's reputation, but I strongly disliked the book due to it's subtle, but excessive bragging. The book is filled with phrases in which Arnie highlights his great treatment of people all while talking about how humble he is. He also is quite preachy, such as saying all Americans should be required to do a stint in the military. He also goes on about how men shouldn't have facial hair or wear hats in public. I realize that was the code in the 50s, but times have changed. I read nearly every golf book, but this one rubbed me the wrong way, repeatedly. It was very unlike most other golf autobiographies.

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A must read/hear

It was a tremendous book and the Narration was excellent. Rich Lerner was amazing. You can really feel Mr. Palmer in that read. I can easily listen to it over and over.

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Best book read so far

Listened to rather ;). It resonated on some many fronts for me as a son, as a golfer, as a fellow service member. I had a Pap as a father as well and his impact on me has stayed with me through the years. This was truly a look back to reflect on what makes us who we are and the choices we make everyday to live up to this ideals. Thank you Arnie!

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Arnold Palmer A real golfer

Beautiful insightful and caring arnold palmer the man is something special and do is this book beautifully read by rich Lerner.

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Great Story

I'm too young to have watched Arnold Palmer on tour but I enjoy golf, drink lots of Arnold Palmer iced tea/lemonades, and own some golf items with the colored umbrella on them. This biography does a good job separating chapters of Mr. Palmers career, life, and business ventures and allows the reader or listener into Arnold Palmers beliefs and upbringing. You don't need to be a golf nut to read this book; I would even argue the younger generations can learn more from Mr. Palmer than anyone.

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A must have for golf fans

I didn't know much about Arnold Palmer before listening to this book and I just got into golf so I didn't know much of the terminology either. After completing it my love for the game has grown incredibly and so has my respect and admiration for Arnold Palmer.

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Fantastic Account

Very captivating account and very well presented. Rich did a great job in connecting with the spirit of Arnie and his personality.

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Great American

Great American Arnold Palmer lived an honorable life that can be a lesson to all men on how to conduct yourself.

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Not a true picture, rubbish

This book is empty of any real facts. I am a golfer, everyone comes out with Arnie stories on the golf course... none of which is mentioned in this very kind book ... none of the real stuff. Kind of rubbish, if you are going to write a book about yourself or someone else, best be truthful, otherwise why bother... Pure drivel, and I love golf and I loved the fact that he was a pure competitor. Loved that about him, he had his swing... that is awesome, but as I said, if you write a book, give us the real deal. rubbish.

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Well played stories

Great insite into Mr Palmers life. Plenty of smiles and great lessons ...even a few golf tips

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  • John Hayes
  • 06-18-17

Too good to be true...you bet it is!

Where does A Life Well Played rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the top 5 at least

What did you like best about this story?

The honesty, sincerity & wisdom, all rolled into one and the excellent narration.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

There were too many to single out, he lived such a full life, from his golf, personal and business, this covers all aspects.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Teaches you about a life well played...

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One of those audibles that you can come back to time and again and learn something new. A clever and talented man and full of good advice and honesty.

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  • Disco
  • 01-02-17

Great book for any golfer

A tremendous memory of Arnold Palmer his personal introduction followed by great narration by Rich Lerner makes you feel that the great man is sitting by your side the whole way through. He shares wise thoughts and happy memories talking about everything in life so positively with a real honest openness.

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  • M. B. Ellison
  • 10-15-16

Legend of Golf

Brilliant Insight into the legend. A great listen and would recommend for all even non golfers