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Miracle at Augusta

(Travis McKinley #2)

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  2,276 ratings  ·  316 reviews
One year after his big golf tournament win, Travis McKinley struggles to find a place in the world of professional sports in this inspiring novel.
A year ago, unknown golfing amateur Travis McKinley shocked the world by winning the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach. Now he's famous, he makes his living playing the game he loves, and everything should be perfect. Still, Travis
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published April 6th 2015 by Little, Brown and Company
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Jul 03, 2015 rated it liked it
I would like to thank Net Galley for allowing me to read this novel in exchange for a honest review. I have now read in excess of 80 James Patterson books and some are excellent reads full of action and suspense. This one did not quite do it for me, I read 'The miracle on the 17th green' many years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I hoped I would have a similar feeling about this one. Unfortunately this was not the case, like most of his books it was fast paced and a quick easy read but found i ...more
Paula  Phillips
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it

One of the things that I love about James Patterson's novels, is that it doesn't just write in the mystery genre, every now and again he will write alongside another author an inspirational story. One that resembles love, romance for either another person or in this case a sport. One of my favourite movies growing up was The Legend of Bagger Vance which was a golfing movie starring Will Smith and Matt Damon and now I happen to be dating someone who plays the sport, so reading this book and knowi
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
nice fast read...a little far fetched but any golfer would enjoy
Apr 18, 2015 rated it liked it
This was a sweet story. How often can you say that about a James Patterson book? I enjoy an underdog tale, especially when there are moments of pure kindness.
Apr 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
Patterson and de Jonge return with the sequel to their golf-themed inspirational novella. After a surprising win at the PGA Senior Open the year before, Travis McKinley basks in the fame. McKinley may be living the good life, but cannot shake that he does not belong among the greats, which is supported by a lacklustre second season on the Tour. After getting into a skirmish after one event, McKinley finds himself suspended and heads back home to spend time with his family. Pining for a return to ...more
Jun 06, 2015 rated it liked it
This was advertised by Patterson, himself, while I was watching the 2015 masters. Therefore mixing golfing with my reading addiction was a perfect combination! I enjoyed the characters and this sweet story. I feel that anyone could enjoy this novel, but having knowledge and a love of playing golf makes it very entertaining. I now will look forward to reading Miracle on the 17th Green by James Patterson. 3.5 stars
Mike French
If this wasn't from one of my favorite authors and favorite subjects I would have given it 1 star. I was really looking forward to reading this book and I am disappointed !
Nancy Geary
Jun 01, 2015 rated it did not like it
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Don Gorman
May 02, 2015 rated it did not like it
There are few things in life as lightweight and fluffy as a 200 page sappy golf book. I have read my share and this one is every bit as sappy as the worst. The story is overwhelmingly predictable, the characters are remarkably warm, fuzzy and colorful and an amazing time is had by all. I think the world of Patterson, he revolutionized the book business at many levels and I know he is a golf fan but this book is not worth your time.
May 01, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I know. I broke a New Year's resolution and vow never to read another book written by James Patterson, or whoever is actually doing the writing for him these days, but it's a book about golf. I made it through 121 days in 2015 before giving in to temptation. I enjoyed the book. A little sappy. It is obvious that Peter de Jorge did the lion's share of writing in this one. You mustn't take James away from directing his money making empire. Now back to that resolution.
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Miracle at Augusta

What a wonderful story. Many years ago I remember reading "Miracle on the 17th Green" and I know I enjoyed it but this book was much better. I'm not a really big golf fan but I actually wouldn't mind if this turned into a series. Good writing James Patterson and Peter De Jonge!
Apr 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Time for Golf

I am not a golfer, but I enjoy watching th Masters in Augusta each year. I also like cheering for the underdogs. This book was a quick read and enjoyable.
Apr 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quick read, moving and heartfelt. Golf fans and suckers for a touching story will enjoy.
Barbara Nutting
Sep 20, 2017 rated it liked it
After just slamming James Patterson for Never Never he recouped himself with this nice little book ( he probably didn't write it - it's and Peter de Jonge). I'm not a golfer but I have watched enough on TV to appreciate this uplifting tale played out at Augusta.
Jul 22, 2018 added it
Shelves: dnf
Dnf. My understanding of golf stopped me from enjoying this book.
Mar 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews
When you think of the name James Patterson, what immediately comes to mind are thrilling and suspenseful novels like Alex Cross series, Women’s Murder Club series, Detective Michael Bennett series, Private novels, NYPD Red series and the riveting stand-alone thrillers, or at least the fun-packed cool Middle School or I Funny series. Very few would remember him for writing some intensely painful and nerve-wracking romance like First Love. Probably, there would be very few who remembered that he a ...more
Jul 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015, kindle, net-galley
This was a short quick read. I usually enjoy the thrillers by James Patterson and the odd romantic one that I've read. This one wasn't really my cup of tea - being predominantly set in the golf world. Travis has been suspended for fighting another player. After a young lad clears the snow from his drive and he later see him being bullied- he decides that he's going to teach the lad to play golf.

I quite enjoyed the camaraderie between the two- but the golfing description flew over my head. I thi
May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm pretty sure this is my first novel about golf. And even though it's about golf, it's about more than that.
It's about relationships, misunderstandings and golf. oh yeah, and miracles!
I think Dave's dad would enjoy it because he does live golf.
Ryan Saban
Jul 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
When your wife borrows a book for you from the library because she knows that you like golf, there is plenty of Patterson on the bookshelf and that I need to read more than just things for work... this is all it took to enjoy this book. A quick read with plenty of moments that made me smile.
Jul 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Great story, quick read. I finished it in two days. This is a great book if you play golf. I don't, so it is just a good book.
Kelly Schwartz
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
pleasant story
May 20, 2015 added it
DNF ... Did Not Finish

Golf Crap

James Patterson's worst yet
A Reader's Heaven
Jan 12, 2018 rated it did not like it
(I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)

A little over a year ago, Travis McKinley, an unknown rookie, shocked the world by winning the US Senior Open at Pebble Beach. Now he's famous, he makes his living playing the game he loves, and everything should be perfect. Still, Travis can't shake the feeling that he's a fraud, an imposter who doesn't deserve his success – and after a series of disappointments and, to be honest, personal screw-ups, he might
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
THIS BOOK IS surprisingly compelling, entertaining and emotional, even for book lovers who arent golfers. Written usnig Mr Patterson’s trademark writing style of short chapters that end on addictive cliff hangers this book is a short story of a family’s love shining through bereavement, anger, loss, sacrifice and eventually friendship, which pays off in the most unexpected but beautifully rewarding ways.

Co-authored by Peter de Jonge, its actually a sequel to MIRACLE ON THE 17th GREEN, a surpris
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The amount of knowledge that I possessed regarding the game of golf wouldn't have fill a thimble; yet, this was such an entertaining book. Not only did I enjoy the story but I learned a lot about golf! I picked the audiobook up not even reading the back cover. I put the disk in my disk player for my drive to work the next day. As I was driving, I thought that by the time I got to work in 25 minutes that I'd be taking that disk out and trying out a different book. I just knew this one was not for ...more
John Toffee
A first person tale from the perspective of Travis McKinley, a golfer on the Senior Tour, about his time on and off tour and his buddy Earl, nemesis 'Stump' and his 17 year old Romanian prodigy Jerzy, who is being bullied at school.
The book is ok and nothing like Patterson's excellent thrillers. My main problem with this book is that the golfing elements in the book are just so ridiculously unbelievable, as an example a kid who has only had 6 rounds of golf shooting 83.... No way in the world! T
Cynthia Cleveland
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I purely picked this book out because it was available on overdrive from my library and I have read James Patterson in the past. Besides the large amount of golf lingo the story in between it was enjoyable. Nothing like a story about using your time for something positive. Surprisingly good read.
Ed Zirkwitz
Dec 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: sports
Essentially this is a story of the life and struggles of a fictitious golf pro. Although well written
the reader needs to be knowledgeable of golf or at least interested in learning about the ins and outs of the professional game. Otherwise I dare say the will stop reading after several chapters.
Vicki Holmsten
Feb 17, 2019 rated it liked it
My wonderful public library set me on on a "Blind Date with a Book" on this one. Wrapped in a plain white cover, three words in red called to me-- GOLF, REDEMPTION, OUTSIDERS.
I was surprised to open to find a novel about golf, and then the plot surprised me in a good way. Quick and fun read.
Sean Harding
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sport, fiction
Sequel to Patterson's earlier book about golfer is written many years after but set just after the first one. Does that make it a period drama? Anyway it was basically an unnecessary sequel and did not add much to anything, except presumably more coins in Patterson's coffers.
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