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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,373 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stanley Gordon West Narrator: Traber Burns Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781611744385
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Hope is hard to come by in the hard-luck town of Willow Creek, Montana. Newly arrived basketball coach Sam Pickett and five young men are about to change that. "Likely to warm all but the most cynical hearts."<#151>Booklist Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Elegiac but hopeful novel…Worthy of a place in Montaniana alongside Ivan Doig and Deirdre McNamer, this is a modest tale, elegantly written.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Actor Traber Burns warmly narrates this wonderfully sweet and sappy inspirational sports story, which will appeal to those who enjoyed Hoosiers and Field of Dreams.”

    Library Journal

  • Selected for the February 2011 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 2/14/2014

    " Willow Creek, Montana - small town - basketball team has a 0-93 record. Sam Pickett is coach and together the team and town helpers bring the team to a winning record. Lots of basketball (which I like) - not great literature - but overall interesting and a sweet read with a happy ending - "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra Abbott | 2/8/2014

    " Fabulous book about a small town in Montana. A lot about basketball, which shouldn't be interesting (to me), but the story is great! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meagan | 2/5/2014

    " More like 3.5 stars...A good book about "broken" people who all come together through a small town in Montana. There were some pretty steamy scenes that I had to skim through. I would be very particular to whom I recommended this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Cornia Taylor | 2/4/2014

    " Really good book...it makes you think about what the personal demons people are carrying around and what it means to be happy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 2/3/2014

    " This is one of my all time favorites. Meant to be reread many times! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madelynn | 1/29/2014

    " one of the best books I've read lately. Highly recommend it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 1/22/2014

    " Just finished-started this morning. Still weepy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/19/2014

    " The characters are complex. We all know someone in this book. THe story is beautifully real. It still makes me smile. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 1/19/2014

    " The writing in this was not that great. Many spelling errors, and fairly cheesy. But it drew me in and I finished it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susie | 1/5/2014

    " This is one of those beautifully written books that you don't want to finish. I was so invested in the characters by the end that I could have sworn they were real. As a bonus, written by a Mac alum! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 1/2/2014

    " A little slow moving at times. It took me a while to get through the book. The characters were well developed and there were enough twists with the characters to keep the otherwise predictable plot moving and interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Mcelwain | 12/30/2013

    " It was a good book especially if you live in Montana "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Lindvall | 12/21/2013

    " I have to say that I enjoyed this despite the fact that I 'm not really into basketball. There's something very compelling about the writing and character development. West makes you care about his people even though you sometimes have to suspend your disbelief in this underdog story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kresti Lyddon | 12/20/2013

    " Terrific book - lots of interesting characters, and thoughtful situations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 12/12/2013

    " It's titled Blind Your Ponies! My favorite Stanley Gordon West book. A must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicki | 12/11/2013

    " If I had 3.5 stars, I'd give this that. Detail is excruciating, becomes too much. Some of the deeper meaning and team mantras are lost in cheesiness. However, characters are great and I'm a sucker for a sports story. I'd recommend it to fans of such books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/8/2013

    " Good story about an underdog basketball team against daunting odds. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Faith | 10/18/2013

    " I think this is one of the best books I have ever read. Vivid, captivating and if you've ever been to Montana - oh so real. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 12/28/2012

    " This was an easy read and left me feeling pretty good about being a small town basketball fan. An excellent read for relaxing days! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 12/3/2012

    " A cute coming of age story about a small town and their high school basketball team. There were definitely some cheesy moments, but I liked the overall message this book taught. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bernadette | 10/16/2012

    " Great Montana novel! Wonderful characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcia | 9/19/2012

    " Yep, I have to say I loved this book. I don't know if it is because it is a hoosier type nobody expected the team to win kind of book cuz I love sports or if it is something else but it made me feel better after having read it so I would highly reccomend it to others! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynnek | 7/12/2012

    " I like the book. It was kind of a sweet story, fairly predictable but a sweet story. A few nice surprises, but in general it was pretty long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi | 4/3/2012

    " Good fiction book about a Montana high school basketball coach & his 94 loss streak & his team's quest to break it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jcurmudge | 11/19/2011

    " Quite a story about a small Montana highschool Class C basketball team. Also a love story between teachers both of whom have somewhat tragic pasts. One truly wants the outcome to be what it is, but it is still hard to believe. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ben Elling | 10/20/2011

    " Got this as a Kindle $2.99 book. I can say it was worth that much, but would have been pretty ticked if I'd paid $10 for it. Cute story with the predictable arc, but the entire thing felt like the author wrote it with the expectation that it would just be made into a movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penny | 4/17/2011

    " Such a good book. Thanks Rochelle for lending it to me. "

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About the Author
Author Stanley Gordon West

Stanley Gordon West has made a name for himself by selling his books single-handedly from bookstore to bookstore, in the process gathering a large and devoted audience. His novel, Amos: To Ride a Dead Horse, became a made-for-TV movie starring Kirk Douglas. He lives in Minnesota.

About the Narrator

Traber Burns worked for thirty-five years in regional theater, including the New York, Oregon, and Alabama Shakespeare festivals. He also spent five years in Los Angeles appearing in many television productions and commercials, including Lost, Close to Home, Without a Trace, Boston Legal, Grey’s Anatomy, Cold Case, Gilmore Girls, and others.