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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (130 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 is still flying high from his team's tournament win at Coopers­town when his parents start talking about a divorce. Now his dad is challenging him to play the best of the best at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. But does he just want to get Josh out of the way? Two things are sure: His father's new girlfriend, Diane, is looking to change things, and Josh is determined to get her and her terrible son out of his life.

With the help of Benji and Jaden, Josh races to get the facts that can keep his family together—but it's ever harder to concentrate on the game and make the winning plays that will lead his team to victory.

In his compelling style, Tim Green delivers great sports action and more—a fast-paced adventure about friendship, the power of becoming a team, and finding a way to get what you need when you can't have what you want.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With lots of baseball action, this story will appeal to sports fans, and those who have enjoyed the previous volumes will want to follow Josh's adventures. Green writes realistic, detailed baseball scenes, and Josh's quandaries and the lively characters will keep even reluctant readers turning the pages.” 

    Children’s Literature

  • “An extremely winning tale.”


  • “Whether he’s writing about baseball or the gridiron game, Tim Green knows how to keep young fans riveted. This Baseball Great novel possesses grand slam excitement.” 

    Barnes and Noble editorial review

  • “Green’s story breezes along in brisk chapters, and his narration is just as fun. He differentiates voices creatively: Josh’s friend, a girl who aspires to be a writer, is given articulate diction and a Southern lilt. Josh’s best pal on the team has a husky “big lug” kind of voice. Josh’s father’s voice resonates with a stern, deep tone that is consistently recognizable.”  


  • “The money involved in sports, even at the kid level, is carefully emphasized, as is the pressure to win. Ethics in sports lifts this above the usual sports saga.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Egan Smith | 11/20/2013

    " Kind of boring...I thought it would be a baseball,entusiastie and a good book but then it turned out to be boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melissa | 11/16/2013

    " This author is coming to our school on June 8th! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marcie | 8/7/2013

    " If you like sports and like to read this book is for you. I loved the action and the characters. Tim Green really understands baseball and all of the details of the game. I look forward to reading more of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Finn | 12/27/2012

    " I don't like Zamboni the character but I love Benji. "

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