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3.497 out of 53.497 out of 53.497 out of 53.497 out of 53.497 out of 5 3.50 (10 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: September 2006 ISBN: 9780739340547
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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

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

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

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

    " This book had moments of greatness but it was much more about the sport of football than the story of Michael Oher. So if you are looking for a great book about football this is a nice read, but if you are looking for more about Michael Oher there are better books:) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 5/16/2011

    " The movie was better. The book was too much about the details and technicalities of football. Wonderful story, better to watch. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kyle | 5/15/2011

    " I actually enjoyed the movie better. The book was a bit boring, because it focused more on the recruitment process than on Oher as a person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zimmerman8493 | 5/15/2011

    " It was an awesome book but it was also kinda sad it almost made me wanna cry! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenna | 5/10/2011

    " Interesting history of football. Very abrupt ending. "

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About the Author
Author Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis is the bestselling author of Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, The Blind Side, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, and others. He has been a contributing editor at Vanity Fair since 2009. His writing has also appeared in the New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, and Gourmet; he worked as an editor for the British weekly the Spectator and as a senior editor and campaign correspondent for the New Republic. In addition to his writing, Lewis has filmed and narrated short pieces for ABC’s Nightline. He holds a BA in art history from Princeton and an MS in economics from the London School of Economics. Lewis and his wife live in Berkeley, California.

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned thirty-seven Earphones Awards.