• 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
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (97 ratings)

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By: Lars Anderson
Narrated by: Roger Wayne
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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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If your not a Buck’s or Brady fan, keep scrolling

A very good insight into what it takes to win it all, certainly a look into TB12’s greatness.

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Forever Tom Brady

Although a Bronco fan who once, for obvious reasons was not much of a Tom Brady fan, I am now a huge fan. The fact that he has removed any doubt that he is the Greatest of All Time is the main reason. But because of this book and other things I've read and heard about him, he is also a very good guy! The book also made me more impressed with Bruce Arians and the Tampa organization. The Buccaneers were the perfect fit for Brady. The story of how they came together despite the restrictions caused by the Covid and how they overcame adversity to win the Super Bowl is the audio equivalent of a page turner. It's also inspiring that Brady was not born a great athlete. He has done the work to become one and to stay one for so long. This is one of the best "sports" book I've ever read!

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great story

filled with behind the scenes, inside the organization stories. Telling the story of the championship season was done very well.

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A must have for Bucs fans.

What a great way to relive one of the best seasons in Buccaneers history.

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Enjoyable and interesting

A fascinating portrayal of a single season in football, especially of the relationships within the team.

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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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  • Mr and Mrs Harrop
  • 06-17-22

Epic true story,

Superb behind the scenes storytelling of a truly amazing achievement. Well written, well read. And Tom Brady is a god!

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  • Rohan S.
  • 11-03-21

Insight to the best

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