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Author: Ali Benjamin, Tim Howard Narrator: JD Jackson Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2014 ISBN: 9780062392237
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In this inspiring, down-to-earth memoir the revered goalkeeper and American icon  idolized by millions worldwide for his dependability, daring, and humility recounts his rise to stardom at the 2014 World Cup, the psychological and professional challenges he has faced, and the enduring faith that has sustained him.

In The Keeper, the man who electrified the world with his amazing performance in Brazil does something he would never do on a soccer field: he drops his guard. As fiercely protective about his privacy as he is guarding the goal on the field, Howard opens up for the first time about how a hyperactive kid from New Jersey with Tourette’s syndrome defied the odds to become one of the world’s premier goalkeepers.

The Keeper recalls his childhood, being raised by a single mother who instilled in him a love of sports and a devout Christian faith that helped him cope when he was diagnosed with Tourette’s in the fifth grade. He looks back over his fifteen-year professional career—from becoming the youngest player to win MLS Goalkeeper of the Year to his storied move to the English Premier League with Manchester United and his current team, Liverpool’s Everton, to becoming an overnight star after his record-making performance with the United States Men’s National Team. He also talks about the things closest to his heart—the importance of family and the Christian beliefs that guide him.

Told in his thoughtful and articulate voice, The Keeper is an illuminating look at a remarkable man who is an inspirational role model for all of us.

The Keeper is illustrated with two 8-page color photo inserts.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In a world in which greatness rarely goes hand-in-hand with humility and perspective, Tim Howard’s story should be required reading for all aspiring athletes, not just soccer players. Tim’s courage and leadership on the pitch are outclassed only by his kindness and grace off it.”

    Landon Donovan

  • “Tim Howard’s openness about living with Tourette Syndrome makes him a champion of hope for children everywhere who struggle with the disorder. The Keeper is proof that TS won’t stop anyone determined to realize his dream.”

    Annetta Hewko, president of the National Tourette Syndrome Association

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About the Author

Tim Howard is the goalkeeper for the English Premier League club Everton and the United States Men’s National Team. In July 2014, Howard broke the record for the most saves in a World Cup game against Belgium. He also works for NBC Sports as a commentator for the network’s English Premier League coverage. He splits his time between Liverpool, England, and Tennessee.

About the Narrator

Emily Woo Zeller is an artist, actor, dancer, choreographer, and voice artist who has won Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2018. She began her voice-over career by voicing animation in Asia. AudioFile magazine named her one of the Best Voices of 2013 for her work in Gulp. Other awards include the 2009 Tristen Award for Best Actress as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and the 2006 Roselyn E. Schneider Prize for Creative Achievement.