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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (397 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Green Narrator: Tim Green Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Baseball Great Series Release Date:
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Josh feels like he's starting to make it big! Jaden, the school reporter, says he's going to take the baseball team to number one. Then his dad pulls him off the field and signs him up with Coach Rocky Valentine's youth championship team, the Titans. He says Josh has what it takes to be a baseball great—and the Titans will help him get there.

Now Josh is gulping down Rocky's "Super Stax" milkshakes to build muscle and trying to fit in with his new teammates—older, tougher kids who can suddenly become violent. All Josh really wants to do is play ball, but as he gets in deeper with the Titans, there are questions he's just got to ask. As Josh and his new friend Jaden investigate their suspicions, they find themselves in a dangerous struggle with a desperate man who doesn't want them to expose the nasty secrets they uncover.

Pulsing with action, baseball great offers a baseball story attuned to today's headlines, a totally involving, character-driven, sports-centered thriller.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This feel-good story manages an involving plot filled with strong, appealing characters who face danger and find support from responsible adults. Centered on the headline issue of steroids and crafted with short, fast-paced chapters, it is a great middle school choice for both boys and girls.”

    VOYA

  • “Author and narrator Tim Green smacks one out of the park with his portrayal of Josh, a gifted middle school baseball player who is faced with painfully intense pressures that make him question the game that he was born to play. Listeners learn how adults can, through egotism, selfishness, and greed, skew a child’s fascination for a simple game. As narrator, Tim Green breathes life and depth into the characters of this story, leaving an indelible impression.”

    AudioFile

  • “Green delivers a fast-paced story, told in short chapters that build to the exciting climax. He also doesn’t sanitize the rough world of the locker room, showing the intimidation that often accompanies young people’s sports.”

    Booklist

  • “Issues of peer and family pressure are well handled, and the short, punchy chapters and crisp dialogue are likely to hold the attention of young baseball fans.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Narration filled with crisp dialogue brings immediacy to Josh’s painful practice sessions, the excitement of his games, and his confusion at the flux of middle school dynamics.

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An AudioFile Earphones Award winner
  • An Audie Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dolores | 2/19/2014

    " 3 1/2 stars. I've read all of Tim Green's football books, and I like them very much, so I thought I'd give one of the baseball books a try. I listened to this one. It was read by the author and the audio was pretty good. Full disclosure here--NOT a baseball fan. SO not a baseball fan. But I usually like baseball books. And I really liked this one for the most part. Didn't like Josh's father, but that's okay--I can live with the jerk dad. I really hit a wall with the steroids, though. I just couldn't wrap my head around why anyone would care so much why a travel team did well. I wouldn't even care if a professional team did well, but maybe I mentioned how much I don't like baseball... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sam W | 1/13/2014

    " I enjoyed how Tim Green wrote this book, well done. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Pizza Boy | 1/8/2014

    " ok this really wasn't the worst book i have ever read, but it was bad. The charcters were cheezey, and the setting was just weird. i mean it was just all soo predictable, the olny reason i read it was because my mom gave it to me on easter for school. if i really had the choice i would have sropped after the first couple chapters. so yeah really cheezy book i gave it a D+ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tamara | 1/4/2014

    " Great boy book!! Very interesting story! "

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