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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,241 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mike Lupica Narrator: Paolo Andino Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Twelve-year-old Michael Arroyo lives in the shadows of Yankee Stadium, home of his heroes, but a place that might as well be on a different continent since he can't afford to see the inside. He also lives in the shadows of his Bronx neighborhood, hiding from the bill collectors and the officials who would separate him from his 17-year-old brother if they knew the two boys were living on their own. Baseball is Michael's only salvation, along with his dream of playing in the Little League World Series, until a rival accuses Michael of being older than the league limit. With no parents and a birth certificate that is stuck in his native Cuba, the shadows in Michael's life grow darker. But that is when heroes emerge, and for Michael, heroes don't come any bigger than the Yankees. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mr. Holt | 2/10/2014

    " "Heat" by Mike Lupica is a well written novel about a young Cuban boy living in New York City trying to live out his father's dream of playing in the Little League World Series. The story is brilliantly crafted and will appeal to those interested in baseball or not. The author paints the picture of a young boy and his older brother trying to make it work in the big city despite their parents not being present. Not being a sports fan myself, I was skeptical when I began this novel. However, 20 pages in I was hooked. The author made a fan out of me. The book includes Cuban and hispanic cultural references as well as baseball lingo. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a quick read with a great story. It even has a little love story woven in for the romantic in all of us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hunter | 2/5/2014

    " wow! this book was great. at first i thought dang we have to read a book but when i started reading i didnt want to stop. this book was full of thrills and exciting scenes. i loved this book i would recommend this book to any person that likes baseball or who would like to learn a little about baseball. As a boy who loves baseball this book wanted me to be just like him and practice until i could be the best i could. this book was amazing and would love to read all of the authors books. "

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

    " Decent story for reluctant boys. Not a good read-aloud, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Adela | 2/1/2014

    " Good for boys, I guess. "

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