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3.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 5 3.81 (16 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mike Lupica Narrator: Fred Berman Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Game Changers Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545434362
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Ben McBain is every football team's dream player. He's a jack-of-all-trades guy that can handle almost any position. When the game is on the line, Ben's number is the one being called for the final play. But Ben wants to be the starting quarterback and the one thing standing in his way is the coach's son.



Shawn O'Brien looks the part. He has been groomed by his father, a former professional quarterback. But despite his size and arm strength, Shawn is struggling.



Ben is torn between being a good teammate and going after his own dream. As Ben finds out, Shawn isn't the easiest person to help. And when Ben gets an unexpected opportunity, the entire game will change for the both of them.



Best-selling author Mike Lupica kicks off a winning new series about sports and friendship that will captivate listeners.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ben is a strong character, surrounded by a great group of sidekicks. Readers who, like Ben, live and breathe football, will enjoy.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Lupica is at his best when he puts the reader right in the center of the action…”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 2/18/2014

    " This was the first Mike Lupica book that I've read. I can see why he's popular with young readers. His style is clear and straightforward. For those who love football, I'm sure they will really enjoy this book. As someone who doesn't like football, I was getting a bit bored with all that football talk. But, that said, I did like this book. Again, it's great to have another writer offering sports fiction for kids. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Petrit Rugova | 1/31/2014

    " I liked this book I found it very interesting "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/17/2014

    " Great book for kids! MIke Lupica is a great kid writer! HIgh action, well written and good for a slightly younger group than Mike Lupica's feel kid novels like Travel Team and more substance than the Comeback Kids series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 1/12/2014

    " Read this with my 10-year old son. He loved it. It's written in a very colloquial manner, and there are a lot of descriptions of football games. So of course, it's great for kids more obsessed with sports than reading. My main problem with it was that the main character was pretty unbelievable. I would have liked to see a little more fullness to the character. I think it was great that he always did the right thing, but I think some kids would have trouble relating. It would have been more interesting if he had struggled a little more, the way most kids do in real life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abbie | 1/9/2014

    " Read my review at Gator Book Chomp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/3/2014

    " I'm not a sports book person, but even I liked this one. Perfect for middle grades. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/7/2013

    " Didn't know when I started this one that it was the first in a series but I'm glad to know that. Sports minded readers will enjoy the characters, the descriptive action, and conflict. My only complaint was that 11 year old Ben seemed wise beyond his years. Some of his actions/dialogue didn't ring true to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Enda Sweeney | 12/4/2013

    " I liked this book very much. It always had me on my feet waiting for the big play. There were many big plays that kept you reading to the very end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Delacruz | 11/6/2013

    " Loved it!! Great sports book by one of my favorite authors! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nate Dubois | 9/29/2013

    " One of my favorite Lupica books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen -only4lightn | 9/23/2013

    " This book is about a little league football team. It's about being a team player and supporting each other. It was really a good story. I will definitely be reading more of the series. It would be a great book series for a boy. (Girl, too, but there are lots of girly books). ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 7/31/2013

    " Everyone thinks the quarterback has to be a leader on a football team. But does a leader have to be a quarterback? And does being a quarterback make you a leader? Mike Lupica is back with his best book since "Heat", doing what he does best, reminding all of us why we love the game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs.Melaugh Melaugh | 2/23/2013

    " Every time I read a Mike Lupica book I wish I could speak to him personally to thank him for writing sports books that are both realistic and idealistic. He's done it again with Game Changers. Great book about friendship, football, and father-son relationships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 12/2/2012

    " Great 5th grade "boy" book. The boys on the team face the same real-life situations our kids are dealing with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 10/27/2012

    " Another great sports book by Mike Lupica. Football fans this ones for you! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Lyman | 7/26/2012

    " I think this book is good if you like sports book I would recommend it "

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About the Author
Author Mike Lupica

Mike Lupica is a New York Times bestselling author of several books for young readers. He has carved out a niche as the sporting world’s finest storyteller. His column in the New York Daily News is syndicated nationally. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children.

About the Narrator

Fred Berman has won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook narration. A theater, film, and television actor, his credits include Broadway’s The Lion King, Law & Order, and Directing Eddie, among others. He was featured in Entertainment Weekly for his work on the Walking Dead audiobook series.