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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Lewis Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In football, as in life, the value we place on people changes with the rules of the games they play.
When we first meet the young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or any of the things a child might learn in school. And he has no serious experience playing organized football.
What changes? He takes up football, and school, after a rich, Evangelical, Republican family plucks him from the mean streets. Their love is the first great force that alters the world’s perception of the boy, whom they adopt. The second force is the evolution of professional football itself.
In The Blind Side, Lewis shows us a largely unanalyzed but inexorable trend in football working its way down from the pros to the high school game, where it collides with the life of a single young man to produce a narrative of great and surprising power. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • One of the 2006 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction
  • Winner of Margaret A. Edwards Award (Alex Awards), 2007

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jamie | 5/22/2011

    " The movie only really covered a chapter or two of this book and left out some of the best stuff, especially a lot of cool NFL football history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristopher | 5/20/2011

    " Excellent, even if it brings back horrible memories of that hit on Theisman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy | 5/19/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book----even the football parts. I found it really interesting and now I can appear a little more knowledgeable when watching football with the guys "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Colleen | 5/19/2011

    " This was actually a great book but it was a lot more about football than Michael Oher so if you are looking forsomething about him there are better books out there. "

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