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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (271 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Feinstein Narrator: John Feinstein Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sports Beat Series Release Date:
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Bestselling writer John Feinstein is back with another exciting sports-mystery, this one set behind the scenes at the storied Army-Navy football game.

Teen sportswriters Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson are thrilled to be covering "America's Game."  The Black Knights of Army and the Midshipmen of Navy have met on the football field since 1890, and it's a rivalry like no other, filled with tradition. But this year, the match-up is also filled with intrigue.

For weeks, Stevie and Susan Carol have been spending time at Annapolis and West Point, getting to know the players, and coaches. And the secret service agents. Since the president will be attending the game, security will, of course, be tighter than tight. As the game draws nearer Stevie and Susan Carol can tell that the agents are getting tenser.  

But as usual when Stevie and Susan Carol cover a big event--nothing is quite as it seems, and the coaches aren't the only ones calling plays...

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chris Czubati | 2/7/2014

    " It's a kids book, but was a fast read with famous names and a plot that was not obvious. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Carol | 1/26/2014

    " Fun for young readers who could identify with he protagonists, not matter how implausible their presenting scenario. The extensive name dropping became quite annoying. How many "famous" people could possibly appear in any one book!?! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Mrs. Tongate | 1/22/2014

    " Wanted this to be like the other YA mysteries be Feinstein. I couldn't even get into this one. Too much football and too many details. Feels like he pulled from his nonfiction book and pushed out a quick book. Read 1/2 book, maybe it picked up. Only boys will read this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christina | 12/30/2013

    " A solid entry in the series, although I was a little disappointed at the ho-hum nature of the mystery itself. Our heroes, Steve and Susan Carol, didn't do a whole lot of digging or sleuthing to figure it out. They just kind of put two and two together in a flash of inspiration, which is clever, but not as much fun to read about as doing actual investigating. The story is mostly all about the lead up to the Army-Navy college football game, and we get a lot of background on the history and tradition of it; I found that intriguing because I know nothing about that topic. And there's plenty of football action thanks to the flashbacks to the Army and Navy teams' two last games leading up to the big one. Stevie and Susan Carol get to shadow a Secret Service agent as part of their research for a newspaper story on the security aspect of protecting the President at the big game, and that too was interesting. But the romance is pretty much done now, because the two teens are dating long distance, and I was a little disappointed that there wasn't more to that angle of the story. (What can I say, I'm a romantic!) "

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