• A Season in the Sun

  • The Inside Story of Bruce Arians, Tom Brady, and the Making of a Champion
  • By: Lars Anderson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Sports & Outdoors, Coaching
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

With a foreword by Coach Bruce Arians

The extraordinary behind-the-scenes story of how Coach Bruce Arians, Tom Brady, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came together to deliver one of the most improbable Super Bowl victories in NFL history.

The pursuit was so shrouded in secrecy that it was referred to within the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ organization by codename: Operation Shoeless Joe Jackson. Indeed, the prospect of Tom Brady, six-time Super Bowl champion and widely acknowledged greatest football player ever, joining the Bucs, a historically hapless franchise that hadn’t made the playoffs in more than a decade, seemed about as likely as Jackson emerging out of an Iowa cornfield in the movie Field of Dreams.

But come Brady did. At age 43, pushing the boundaries of football mortality and without Bill Belichick by his side for the first time in his NFL career, this would be the ultimate test for the ultimate football legacy. Brady’s new coach, Bruce Arians, also had much to prove. One of the great offensive minds of his generation, Arians returned to coaching in 2018, at the age of 65, in search of the one achievement that had eluded him throughout his illustrious career: a Super Bowl championship. Together, like so many aged snowbirds, Brady and Arians had decamped to Florida to make the most of their remaining years.

Renowned sports journalist Lars Anderson was granted extraordinary access to the inner workings of the Bucs’ organization. The result is a remarkable work of sports journalism, peppered with wild inside stories and new insights into Brady, Arians, and the Bucs. From the practice facility to the team plane, from the garage where Brady treats his footballs to the huddle on gameday, Anderson captures the rhythms of perhaps the strangest NFL season ever, turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. In his telling, the Bucs’ quest for one glorious season in the sun becomes a riveting sports epic.

©2021 Lars Anderson (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Awesome Recap!!!

As a lifelong Bucs fan, last season was a magical fairytale experience and this well written detailed account from inside the organization, was fascinating. It was immensely enjoyable.

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Good read

A good read, but has some factual errors in it, some of which are hard to understand. The biggest one being that it was Brady's 11th Super Bowl. But I would recommend it.

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I need this for my daily long commute to work

My first audible book and I enjoyed it. Football fan n Brady and buc fan

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goosebumps

I have loved this book from the first chapter. I can't wait till enough time passes to listen to it again. I also really hope there is a sequel!!!

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What a ride!

A great inside look into the team, the season, the coaches, and fun stories about how everyone became who they are today. A great read whether you are a fan or not.

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Fantastic book for Bucs fans or any football fan!

It was a great book. I enjoyed every minute of it. It gave me the behind the scenes stories of 2020 that we didn’t know a lot about. Was narrated well too. A definite MUST BUY book. Whether you are a Bucs fan or just a football fan, you will love this book. Now I want a sequel!

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No bad

Entertaining just a little of the inside stories. Just an ok book. Their will be plenty more Brady books.

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Tom Brady The Greatest

This was a great listen Go Bucs Very detailed account of last season Every Buc Fan will enjoy

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Insight to the best

Good listen, easy work. Insight but not too detailed. Good story and for the fan more than the coach.