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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (662 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mal Peet Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It was darker now, and the city below Faustino’s office was a jazzy dance of neon signs and traffic. The big man went to the window and looked down at it all, spreading his large hands on the glass. “No,” he said. “It found me.”

When Paul Faustino of LA NACION flips on his tape recorder for an exclusive Interview with El Gato - the phenomenal goalkeeper who single-handedly brought his team the World Cup - the seasoned reporter quickly learns that this will be no ordinary story. Instead, the legendary El Gato (“The Cat”) quietly narrates a spellbinding tale that begins in a mythic corner of the South American rain forest, where a ghostly but very real mentor, the Keeper, emerges to teach the gangly boy the most thrilling secrets of the game. Combining vivid imagery and heart-stopping action, this evocative, strikingly ethereal novel about loyalty, passion, and magic will haunt readers, regardless of their love for soccer, long after the story is ended.

An enthralling story of a poor and gawky kid who mysteriously becomes the world’s greatest goalkeeper - a seamless blend of magic realism and exhilarating soccer action.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Megan | 2/3/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Newengland | 2/3/2014

    " 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). "

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

    " 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 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Debra | 1/24/2014

    " 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. "

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