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Keeper Audiobook

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Read By: Christopher Lane Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: February 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781455800704

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

24

Longest Chapter Length:

25:36 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

09:43 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

15:04 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

4

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Publisher Description

In a small newspaper office in South America, Paul Faustino, a veteran sports reporter, begins an exclusive interview with El Gato, the World Cup-winning soccer phenom. Over the course of the long night, El Gato tells the story of how an unspectacular teenager in a poor logging town became the world's most accomplished goalkeeper. It is a tale filled with tension, hunger, and magic, set in a mythic corner of the jungle. But above all it is a tale about El Gato's ghostly, but very real mentor: the Keeper.

“A well-written, fast-paced sports story that addresses far more than just the sport itself.” —School Library Journal

“This haunting tale is full of sports action.… An unusual and compelling story.” —KLIATT

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"This book left me oddly ambivalent. Is it a masterpiece or a pretentious fraud? Whereas I didn't really enjoy it (despite my love of soccer) while reading it, I find it haunts me. I have The Penalty on my bookshelf, ready to follow Paul Gaudino with his journalistic career into the magical realms."

— Debra (4 out of 5 stars)

Keeper Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4.56 out of 54.56 out of 54.56 out of 54.56 out of 54.56 out of 5 (4.56)
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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Excellent. Though it is part of a series, it works as a stand-alone as well. My favorite "soccer fiction" book. "

    — Megan, 2/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Magical realism in a YA book? Unusual, but true. Slow start, but must-reading for soccer fanatics and magical realism (set in So. America... where else?) fans. Well-written for a YA book (some of which are quick and dirty these days). "

    — Newengland, 2/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " this book was a fantastic piece of literature it made it mre realistic putting it more like an interview than an actual story its the first of its kind that i ever read "

    — Shazarah, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I thought this book was very inspiring to soccer players, and it was interesting to hear about how he became such a great goalie, or "keeper". "

    — Hannah, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " amazing soccer story :) "

    — Lizzie, 1/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great story for good young readers (at least 7th grade level) and up through adult. Loved the soccer tale and how the Keeper is portrayed. "

    — Sandy, 1/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book is an excellent sports book that keeps you wondering all the way to the end. If you love soccer and have a fascination and understanding for the South American countries/culture, you will truly appreciate and enjoy this story. "

    — Sara, 1/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I thought this book was very interesting and kept me engaged throughout the whole story. I like the fiction to it and I would recommend this book to many of the people my age. "

    — Giacomo, 1/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I like playing soccer so when I seen the cover of the book it caught my attention.. "

    — Briana, 11/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Amazing book, everyone must read this. No matter what is your favorite sport. Although it is mostly about soccer. Anyone should and could read it. "

    — Matias, 11/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Outstanding mix of sport and mysticism. "

    — Michelle, 11/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Wow, what a story. Devoured this one in a single sitting. Was actually a little disappointed when it ended, because there was no more book. It will be one that I read again. "

    — Shane, 10/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " whoa. this book was the first book in the pula faustino series. "

    — Rohan, 7/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was amazing. It storyline is set in the jungle with a young boy who goes up to be a world cup winner. And I loved the book because it has an interesting twist. I am trying not to give it away!!! I also play soccer and it did help me to learn more about being in the goal. "

    — Ivey, 6/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book centers around a soccer goalie, and I still really liked it. That is saying something. "

    — Kara, 8/2/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not at all what I thought, but it was a nice story. "

    — Sarah, 3/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The keeper, by paul Fastino is a book about how El Gatto ( the cat) single handedly took his took to World cup finals. i found this book quite inspirational because from being a nobody to the world's greatest goal keeper made me think that i too could do that. "

    — Gregory, 2/13/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " LOVED this book! There was a nice twist at the end. Very well written! "

    — Auburnchick, 6/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was great. It was especially good for young soccer "addicts" like me. Go FC BARCELONA!!!!!!! "

    — Jonah, 4/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book is an excellent sports book that keeps you wondering all the way to the end. If you love soccer and have a fascination and understanding for the South American countries/culture, you will truly appreciate and enjoy this story. "

    — Sara, 4/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " great book .. and I don't even like soccer! Excuse me, fútbol. Well told. "

    — Kelly, 4/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book about soccer which I don't care for and life which I do! "

    — Robert, 12/29/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " this book is about the best goal keeper in the world and his road of becoming a goal keeper. Ive learned that what you need could be right in front of your eyes u just have to look for it. "

    — Devin, 9/20/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of the best books ever "

    — Kiefer, 6/14/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Totally one of my faborites. I laughed I cried. I loved it. Truley touching. "

    — Amara, 2/27/2010

About Mal Peet

Mal Peet (1947–2015) was the much-acclaimed author of the Carnegie Medal–winning novel Tamar, as well as three Paul Faustino novels: Keeper, The Penalty, and Exposure, winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.

About Christopher Lane

Christopher Lane is an award-winning actor, director, and narrator. He has been awarded the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration several times and has won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards.