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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nan Marino Narrator: Emily Bauer Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9781423393368
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Muscle Man McGinty has finally done the unthinkable. He’s bragged that he can beat the ENTIRE block in a game of kickball. On Ramble Street, tough talk about kickball cannot be ignored. For Tamara Ann Simpson, however, this is great news. Now she’ll finally be able to prove to everyone what a wormy little liar Muscle Man really is.

It’s the summer of 1969, and the world is getting ready to watch a man named Neil Armstrong make history by taking the first step on the moon. But change happens a bit more slowly on Ramble Street, and it’ll take one giant leap for Tamara to understand the likes of Muscle Man McGinty.

“Nan Marino may be a debut author, but she’s obviously a born storyteller. You will immediately feel at home with her characters, you’ll ache right along with them, and you won’t be able to leave their stories behind.” – Patricia Reilly Giff

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie Mcneil | 2/17/2014

    " Great child-accessible portrayal of the era: from Vietnam to gender roles, the hippy movement and moon landing. Add to that a great story of friendship and keeping an open mind and you've got a book that has it all!.....One harsh moment: realizing my childhood is now "historical" fiction. >sigh< "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joshua | 2/10/2014

    " sweet, unexciting, ... war and watermelon much better telling of time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cpietrofeso | 2/5/2014

    " Another good read with the girls. It was a bitter-sweet story that provoked good discussion about life and friends. Set in a place and time when I was growing up, it reminded me of fun stories from my youth. Why don't kids play kick ball anymore? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 2/3/2014

    " A debut novel that feels a bit like one. There are many good things about the book--a great opening line, for one. And the author can write well about emotion (anger, loneliness, grief). But something is missing. Maybe what's lacking initially are the reasons WHY the main characters happen to be feeling/acting the way that they do. These reasons are revealed later in the book, but by that time I think the child reader may be somewhat perplexed. I may need to give this one another read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellie | 1/6/2014

    " Good i like it a lot "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hoover Public Library Kids and Teens | 1/1/2014

    " This book perfectly captures the everyday life of a 1960s neighborhood, including the importance of the daily kickball game. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie Rivera | 12/30/2013

    " i tried to like this book. by far my least favorite of the sunshine state books this year. i'm not sure the kids are going to relate...but i could be wrong... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia E Sherman | 12/28/2013

    " Good story. Not a fan of Tamara, she seemed cruel, but she fits with her family life. Readers will be able to relate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruie | 11/13/2013

    " I liked this very much, but I worry that my students won't like it as well. The message is timeless, even with the 60s background and that of course will be the appeal for the kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrina | 11/9/2013

    " Another book previewed for my Mom's 4th grade class. Very easy read with a good look about life back in the 60's and the way children interact. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Parry Rigney | 6/15/2013

    " A funny, touching, and kind of quirky read. While it takes place in 1969, you don't have to be a fan of typical historical fiction to enjoy it. Recommend to kids grade 4 and up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Spencer 11-12 | 1/6/2013

    " This book was OK I liked it because the end was pretty good.However,I didn't like because it didn't really flow and it was pretty boring.On a scale from 1-100 I give it a 67. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna | 8/29/2012

    " This book made me cry. Perfect, honest, funny. Sweetness and heart without too much nostalgia. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tristan | 4/25/2012

    " Only read two chapters and quit. Eight yrs old, so maybe not holding interest since it's geared at 11-12 yr olds. Read plenty of no picture, and longer chapter books, so it's not the lanquage. Gave it several tries over a couple weeks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 9/22/2011

    " Although every reader can clearly predict where this book is going from the get-go, it is a really sweet journey. Very clever use of a kickball game on a not-at-all-level playing field to allow the reader to see into the hearts of the players. Have some tissue handy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana Lynn | 5/22/2011

    " 10/15 for ssyra books! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne | 5/8/2011

    " As a book for upper elementary grades (grades 3-5), this novel was fun, with a few serious connections to major events of 1969. This was a first novel for Nan Marino, and her strength is the development of strong, young characters who are trying to figure out the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ani | 3/19/2011

    " it was short but I liked it and I reallyliked the ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 2/6/2011

    " Scholastic sent this to me for 99 cents. Worth every penny but perhaps not much more.

    The young protagonist has a strong voice, the story is completely predictable, and I will add it to the stack of book in my classroom library and probably never think of it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 10/29/2010

    " this book was alright but in some parts it didnt make secse but if you like a fun book this is great "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabe | 10/25/2010

    " I liked this book because it's funny with a little seriousness in it too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 8/17/2010

    " This is an excellent story! Love the historical events and the characters! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellie | 8/5/2010

    " Good i like it a lot "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 7/22/2010

    " A quick easy read about neighbors and families during the Vietnam era. Much of the story deals with the loss of loved ones. "

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About the Narrator

Emily Bauer is an award-winning voice-over actress who has read for dozens of popular audiobooks for children and adults, including Margery Williams’s Velveteen Rabbit, Meg Cabot’s Insatiable, and Ann Aguirre’s Enclave. Her film credits include Mona Lisa Smile and Long Distance. She has done voice-overs for Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Pokemon and has voiced scores of TV and radio commercials as well as cartoons, talking toys, and video games.