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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (92 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carol Gorman, Ron J. Findley Narrator: Terry Bregy Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538467312
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Twelve-year-old Charlie Nebraska wants two things he can’t get: to make the local Wildcats baseball team and to have life return to the way it was before his father died two years earlier in the Korean War. Then Charlie meets Luther Peale, a stranger who quietly and mysteriously arrives in the small town of Holden, Iowa. The two strike up a friendship and Luther agrees to coach Charlie’s fledgling neighborhood baseball team for a game against the Wildcats. But many of Holden’s white residents are suspicious of Luther because of his skin color. And when Charlie inadvertently reveals a secret of Luther’s, violence erupts in the town and both Luther and Charlie are drawn into serious danger. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Terry Bregy’s narration makes 1952 Holden, Iowa, seem real. His softer register gives tones of both patience and exasperation to Charlie’s mother as she navigates being a single parent. He imbues Luther with a slower, unruffled cadence as he coaches Charlie’s team and faces down his past.”

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  • “Kids looking for a lightweight read will find a cast easily broken down into heroes and villains, and all the side plots tidily resolved by the end.”

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  • “Themes of honesty, loyalty, and heroism are embedded in this powerful, fast-paced story set in a small Iowa town in 1952…Readers will enjoy this winning mix of sports, suspense, and heroism, and delight in the baseball wit and wisdom.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jone | 8/16/2013

    " Should make a great read a loud. A glimpse into the past about race relations, baseball, and prejudice. It seems that there is much to discuss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 7/20/2013

    " Baseball, Iowa setting, and a pretty realistic racial message as well. It was a good book, more thought-provoking than I expected. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maddie hillis | 3/12/2013

    " I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!! I didn't think I would but I did!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tess | 11/30/2012

    " This happens to be one of my favorite books. I think it is a great story about true friendship and great trust! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dquan G. | 11/26/2012

    " I think this is a really good book it had some action not a lot but some. It had sad parts in there it all most made me cry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 7/12/2012

    " I've read this book twice...and both times I found myself cheering and anxious and fascinated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MaE | 5/24/2012

    " this was a very surprising book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophie S. | 3/21/2012

    " This book was amazing, it was one of my Battle Books and I enjoyed it SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! It changed me because I learned many new different baseball techniques!!! Thank you Luther :P "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Addy | 3/5/2012

    " I actually liked it! Good baseball story "

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About the Author

Carol Gorman is the author of more than a dozen award-winning books for kids, including Stumptown Kid, The Marvelous Makeover of Lizard Flanagan, Dork in Disguise, Dork on the Run, and A Midsummer Night’s Dork. She is a former middle school teacher and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa.

About the Narrator

Terry Bregy is a narrator of children’s and young adult books. Some of his published credits include Morning Girl, Paddle-to-the-Sea, and Across Five Aprils.