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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (617 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deborah Wiles Narrator: Kate Jackson Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN: 9780739355756
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House Jackson, age twelve, star pitcher and team captain of the Aurora County All-Stars, has a secret. For the past year, while sidelined with a broken elbow, he has spent every afternoon at the bedside of a mysterious old man the other kids call Mean-Man Boyd–and he doesn't want anyone to know. Now House is finally ready to play ball again, but his team’s biggest (and ONLY) game of the year might be canceled, thanks to the very girl who caused his broken elbow. It’s almost too much to bear. But in the standoff that ensues, House finds a courage he didn't know he possessed–and discovers that just about everyone in Aurora County, Mississippi, has a secret. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katrina | 2/11/2014

    " This book did not excite me. The book did not make me want to read more. It'ss just not my style. I never clicked with the book at any time. Maybe it will be more exciting to you than to me, who knows till you read it. The characters were likable but that was about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 2/3/2014

    " Deborah Wiles is so very good at creating characters with "heart." I also love her southern settings and wacky minor characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/31/2014

    " This book came highly recommended on several kidlit blogs that I read on a regular basis. I really liked the story and the message, but I wondered if parts of the book would be confusing for my students. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/30/2014

    " Great boook!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo Sorrell | 1/20/2014

    " The book gets off to a bit of a slow start but then the mystery begins to build and it suddenly became a page turner. The plot is different and clever where a small community is having a celebration involving the town children in a play that conflicts with the one and only baseball game played annually. So how can both happen and make everyone happy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa Garrett | 1/14/2014

    " I loved the Southern voice of this book. I liked the link between baseball and Whitman. Great way to sneak some classic poetry to children who might otherwise shun it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 1/7/2014

    " Outstanding children's book....nice read for adults too! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason Penckofer | 1/3/2014

    " I can't help feeling that once this book ran out of sharks, it started jumping whales. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mermac3 | 1/2/2014

    " Cute book about a 12 year old boy who learns some great lessons about community, family, forgiveness, friendship, finding his voice. . .and baseball. I am a sucker for a good sports story! This is another one of Maddie's "battle of the books" books and was an easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 1/1/2014

    " I was surprised by this book, as Deborah is a wonderful writer and I was expecting to give it 5 stars (as I would some of her others). I enjoyed the book, but I thought it lacked the tightness and "belly-laugh" humor of some of her other work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caren | 12/15/2013

    " This is a book placed in the South that deals with kids, baseball and racism. Great book, you don't even know the colors of any of the kids throughout most of the book, which of course, we know isn't important anyway, which is one of the reasons this is a book I highly recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gemma Smith | 12/8/2013

    " This book was a little boring at first but then as the book progressed, it got more and more emotional and entertaining! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 9/9/2013

    " Good humor and good story. Love the southern settings! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Lee | 8/19/2013

    " Yes, only a three. It was good, but third best in the trilogy. For me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 8/18/2013

    " The kids LOVED this book. Wonderful "Sandlot" type story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 4/19/2013

    " This audio book took some time to get into, but once the plot got rolling, it turned out to be a great story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jensen | 9/25/2012

    " This book was great. It made me cry! At first, I wasn't sure if this book would be good, since I don't really like baseball, but I was wrong! Deborah Wiles is a great author and all of her books I have read really touched me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Unger | 9/16/2012

    " A good book that teaches tolerance, life lessons with a lot of baseball thrown in for good measure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 5/30/2012

    " one of the nominees for the Beehive book of the year. really like other books by this author "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 3/17/2012

    " I listened to the audio version of this book which was sometimes charming and sometimes annoying. But the story itself was so un-subtle. It was okay but not as good as the two that came before it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Traci | 10/12/2011

    " This book was a fantastic read! The kids (ages 8 & 11) enjoyed it as much as I did. We couldn't wait to find out what happened next. If you can get the book on CD, it's about 5 hours in length but makes it even more enjoyable with the southern accents thrown in there to make it more home-grown! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 5/15/2011

    " When my nine year old recommends a book I read it. And this one I really liked! Only beef with it is one that I have with sports culture that encourages kids to play through the pain. It was an important part of the story but it gets me when that gets glorified. Still, I enjoyed the book thoroughly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly Jorgenson | 4/10/2011

    " Very cute! I love this author! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 4/1/2011

    " Outstanding children's book....nice read for adults too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 12/10/2010

    " I love Deborah Wiles! 12 year old boy in Georgia - baseball, friendship, Walt Whitman "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 12/4/2010

    " I loved the Southern voice of this book. I liked the link between baseball and Whitman. Great way to sneak some classic poetry to children who might otherwise shun it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 9/11/2010

    " Very cute! I love this author! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 icy | 8/25/2010

    " It really was better than the other books I had read... Well, the part of the dog waering a tutu toomade me laugh so hard! Anyways, it was awsome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 8/24/2010

    " Good humor and good story. Love the southern settings! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 8/15/2010

    " Love this author and I love her characters and setting in her books. All her books connected by certain characters. Lots of baseball history in this one. Small town relationships. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristen | 7/30/2010

    " I didn't enjoy this one nearly as much as Countdown. Oh well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brantley | 7/29/2010

    " More of a boy book, but definatly good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 6/6/2010

    " Philosophical book about life and death cleverly disguised as a baseball adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jensen | 6/4/2010

    " This book was great. It made me cry! At first, I wasn't sure if this book would be good, since I don't really like baseball, but I was wrong! Deborah Wiles is a great author and all of her books I have read really touched me! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 6/1/2010

    " I recommend reading the Aurora County trilogy in order: Love, Ruby Lavender; Each Little Bird that Sings; and The Aurora County All-Stars. Thank you, Deborah Wiles. You are brillant. "

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About the Author
Author Deborah WilesDeborah Wiles is the author of the picture book FREEDOM SUMMER and three novels: LOVE, RUBY LAVENDER; THE AURORA COUNTY ALL-STARS; and EACH LITTLE BIRD THAT SINGS, a National Book Award finalist. She has vivid memories of ducking and covering under her school desk during air raid drills at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. She also sang in the Glee Club, was a champion speller, and hated Field Day. Deborah lives in Atlanta, Georgia.