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3.00059655961359 out of 53.00059655961359 out of 53.00059655961359 out of 53.00059655961359 out of 53.00059655961359 out of 5 3.00 (11,801 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Grisham Narrator: Erik Singer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the summer of 1973 Joe Castle was the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone had ever seen.  The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas dazzled Cub fans as he hit home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shattered all rookie records.

Calico Joe quickly became the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faced Calico Joe, Paul was in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his Dad. Then Warren threw a fastball that would change their lives forever.

In John Grisham’s new novel the baseball is thrilling, but it’s what happens off the field that makes Calico Joe a classic.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An enjoyable, heartwarming read that’s not just for baseball fans.”

    USA Today

  • “Grisham knocks it out of the park.”

    Washington Post

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Linda Vanderbloom | 2/8/2014

    " I'm not a baseball fan, but Grisham is such a skilled writer that this story held my interest. Very different from his usual legal fare, but that's ok sometimes. Its a quick read. A fictional story interspersed with real events and people. I do recommend even though I only gave it 3 stars. I prefer the legal novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amy | 1/27/2014

    " I love the fact that this book required nothing of me except a passing interest in baseball. Such a simple gentle read. For literary quality, maybe a two, but for filling a need it would get a four, hence the 3 averaged. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie Marshall | 1/27/2014

    " a great story of forgiveness "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carrie | 1/23/2014

    " The Narrator was excellent. John Grisham tells a very good baseball story....too good for me in that the abuse was hard to listen to. "

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