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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,258 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Markus Zusak Narrator: Stig Wemyss Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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One day we will fight again, but for now we are wolves in a cage, waiting to be let out....

The Wolfe family has fallen on hard times. Mr. Wolfe has had an accident at work and has been unemployed for months. Mum cleans longer and harder, and works a night shift at the hospital. Sarah gets drunk now and then. Older brother Steve wants to leave home, to forget about his lunatic family. When Cameron and Ruben find they can earn fifty dollars a win with an organized boxing racket, they take the chance. Ruben has talent for boxing and Cameron has heart at least. They need the money, but it's really about self-respect. Boxing will change forever the way they see themselves.

Author Markus Zusak pens a surprisingly complex and touching story that will linger long with readers. The language is hard-hitting, witty, and authentic - as are the emotions and action. Fighting Ruben Wolfe is not about boxing. It's about respect, stubborn pride, and real brotherly love. Fans of The Book Thief won't want to miss listening to the novels that launched Markus Zusak's stellar career.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Merreh65 | 2/2/2014

    " Read this because I so enjoyed "The Book Thief" and "I Am the Messenger" and wanted to read some of Zusak's early work. He writes from what he knows and the threads of family and young experience in the two later works are apparent here--the basic human need for respect and the willingness to fight hard for it and the loyalty to those we love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jillian | 1/31/2014

    " This goes to show that Zusak can write a book on bloody well anything, and it'll be superb. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shauna | 1/26/2014

    " I cannot believe how good Fighting Ruben Wolfe was. It is the first of Zusak's books I have read, but it certainly won't be the last. It reminds me of SE Hinton's The Outsiders, which is one of my all time favourites. This is certainly a book I will return to afew times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Damian | 1/24/2014

    " Of Zusak's books, this one sits below The Messenger and The Book Thief both in terms of audience - teen fiction more definitively here - and also effectiveness. Still a lovely read, it lacks the substance of his latter work. "

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