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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (798 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Gutman Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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Eddie Air Ball wants to win the Finkle Foods poetry contest for a chance to sink a million-dollar free throw at halftime of the NBA finals. He knows he can make the shot, no problem. He's not so sure he can write a winning poem, though. Luckily, Eddie has the help of his best friend, Annie Oakley Stokely. Not only is Annie as good at shooting baskets as Eddie is, she also knows a lot about writing poems. Together, the two friends might have a chance to win the money that will help their parents move them out of their trailer park homes.

With entertaining books like Babe and Me and The Kid Who Ran for President, Dan Gutman has become one of the most popular writers of young adult titles around. Johnny Heller's narration hits nothing but net in this engaging tale of basketball and life. 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 Anne | 2/10/2014

    " I liked the book but didn't love it. Good read for boys who like basketball. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cassie | 1/29/2014

    " I could predict the out come of the book very early on. I have read better books and am not going to read other books like this such as The Million Dollar Kick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Grogan | 1/29/2014

    " I read this book out loud to my students. It's really a good one though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Curtis | 1/29/2014

    " I thought sam ate too many butterflies to have that porkchop, what a shame... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam | 1/27/2014

    " I wanted this book so badly ever since it appeared on our important test. When I finally got the book, it almost wasn't WORTH it, because the book was too short to elapse all of its substance and content. Sure it's funny and inspiring like Gutman's work usually is, but this...this was just a rough, rough entry into the Million Dollar series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lm | 1/20/2014

    " A little too far-fetched and predictable to earn a higher rating, but overall a fun story that young basketball fans will likely enjoy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Venus | 1/20/2014

    " i had to read this book but it was worth the time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kassia | 1/9/2014

    " This book was an interesting book to read. It really touched me on about how and what people do, to have a good life. In this book, the main character - Eddie tries to do everything that would be pleasing for him and his mother. He knows that they don't have a lot of money, but he really loves basketball. One day, someone tells him that if he can make this one and only shot, he'll win one million dollars. He gets really pumped up about it and he ends up. His mom, on the other hand has a hard time to even sustain having a job. She got fired from the Finkle company, and so the guy that fired her wants the life of Eddie to be even harder by telling him not to enter the contest. In the end, his friend Annie helps him out and he ends up getting the one million dollars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrs.Y. Yeingst | 1/9/2014

    " A great book for basketball fans, and for people who need to believe in themselves! Dan Gutman is a very good author. "

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

    " like most student readers with low lexiles, pretty boring.. no wonder kids who struggle don't love to read... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brianna :D | 12/22/2013

    " it was o.k............................. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irene | 12/14/2013

    " This story was creative. I liked it a lot but it was kinda...predictable. Extremly funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melinda | 11/23/2013

    " A great fast read for students who are not avid readers. It really gets the reader thinking about the possibilities of the storyline. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 George Olson (G0#44) | 10/14/2013

    " the book is the worst iv read so far "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaela | 9/18/2013

    " Dan Gutman is a great children's fiction author. This book is a slam dunk. Great book to suggest to boys who are into sports. And it's a series!! Swish! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/5/2013

    " Great book, reading this with my fourth grade class and they are loving it! Some great vocabulary and many wonderful discussion questions. I love Dan Gutman books to read with my students! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 8/25/2012

    " Great book. Learned how to shoot hoops really well. Is there really a company named Finkle Foods (or used to be)? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Moe Lopez | 6/22/2012

    " This was the best basketballbook I've read. WAY better than darwen arkwright could ever try.And of course I would like this book!(Basketball Fan) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 4/21/2012

    " It was ok. Not the best book I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Armani Brown | 11/11/2011

    " I think this is a good book,I think they should make a movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maxy | 10/9/2011

    " this is my favorite book of all times. it is great for all ages. i read the short book in one sitting and haven't forgotten a line in it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 G solo | 10/3/2011

    " summer book. the best summe book school gives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrs. | 8/8/2011

    " Great sports book that pulls at the cords of acceptance and diversity. Touches of humor add to the likeability of this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John rice | 8/6/2011

    " this is a good book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie Z | 7/25/2011

    " The characters in this book were quite interesting like Annie who was a bald black girl with earings "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jomer | 6/11/2011

    " my first book i've ever finished. it tells out that you must trust in your own skills coz Eddie Ball still shot ball even Finkle has a great bribe. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna K | 6/9/2011

    " Not my favorite. It seemed predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 5/19/2011

    " I wanted the book to have more at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 3/1/2011

    " Maybe it's just because I am not a Basketball fan but I did not enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed the others in the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Atapia | 2/24/2011

    " this book is about a kid who is very good at basketball,and he got a chance to get million dollars!:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor | 2/19/2011

    " It was amazing I could not put it down!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 2/9/2011

    " it was really good! i liked the ending a lot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 12/17/2010

    " this book is about kids knowing they can be athletes if they tried and practice and practice. I thought it was one of the best to read since I am one of those athletes....haha "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luis | 9/30/2010

    " This is one of my favorite books because i really like that its about sports "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy | 5/7/2010

    " Anyone who loves sports will enjoy all of the Million Dollar...
    books.If you like a book about a regular persons life but with a chance of a lifetime, you'll love all of these books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms Anderson | 11/11/2009

    " A cute book. The main character reminded me of me at that age--snarky and not interested in anything the other girls are interested in. I liked it, and I actually wasn't sure how it would end.

    4/5 on here, 8/10 for myself "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 5/27/2009

    " This book is okay not really the best but I think som of u guys would like it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany who was in France. Toulouse, France. | 5/24/2009

    " Really funny. I had a different cover than this..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rohan | 10/27/2008

    " Great book where readers can really relate to Whisper and want to root for her the whole book. A great page-turning book. "

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About the Author
Author Dan Gutman

Dan Gutman is the New York Times bestselling author of the children’s series the Genius Files. His other work includes the Baseball Card Adventures, the My Weird School series, and hundreds of other fiction and nonfiction stories for kids and adults. The first book in the Baseball Card Adventure series, Honus & Me, was turned into a made-for-television movie called The Winning Season. Before becoming a children’s writer, Gutman worked as a newspaper columnist and video game magazine editor. He is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey. 

About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, a two-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award, was named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine. His adult and children’s book narrations have earned him thirty-five AudioFile Earphones Awards.