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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (391 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Markus Zusak Narrator: Stig Wemyss Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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One day we will fight again, but for now we are wolves in a cage, waiting to be let out....

The Wolfe family has fallen on hard times. Mr. Wolfe has had an accident at work and has been unemployed for months. Mum cleans longer and harder, and works a night shift at the hospital.

Sarah gets drunk now and then. Older brother Steve wants to leave home, to forget about his lunatic family. When Cameron and Ruben find they can earn fifty dollars a win with an organized boxing racket, they take the chance. Ruben has talent for boxing and Cameron has heart at least. They need the money, but it's really about self-respect. Boxing will change forever the way they see themselves.

Author Markus Zusak pens a surprisingly complex and touching story that will linger long with readers. The language is hard-hitting, witty, and authentic - as are the emotions and action. Fighting Ruben Wolfe is not about boxing. It's about respect, stubborn pride, and real brotherly love. Fans of The Book Thief won't want to miss listening to the novels that launched Markus Zusak's stellar career.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 KayLee | 2/19/2014

    " I love Markus Zusak's writing :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 1/27/2014

    " While these books were not as fantastic as The Book Thief or I am the Messenger, they were still pretty fabulous. I believe Markus Zusak a writter with the heart of a poet. I love the expressiveness of his characters. It might be said to be a little over the top, but if you've ever been a teenager there is nothing more over the top. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ℐess | 1/23/2014

    " Rating for Underdogs only, Fighting Reuben Wolfe and Getting the Girl rated under their titles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 1/11/2014

    " I read Getting the Girl years ago, and had no idea there were two prequels. Color me excited as hell at getting to read more about Cameron and Ruben. That said, Getting the Girl is still my favorite of the three because, well, he ... gets the girl. ;-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gina | 1/11/2014

    " I felt like I watched the characters as well as the author grow throughout the book. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bill | 11/2/2013

    " Um. Yeah. Imma go ahead and say there was a reason these didn't get a lot of run before I Am the Messenger. Starts with a Bo, ends with a ring. Nothing happened in 100 pages. That rates a retirement on my part. Sorry Markus! Still love your other stuff. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 10/14/2013

    " I couldn't even finish this. I got about 1/3 of the way through after forcing myself to even read that far! I thought it was incredibly dull; nothing happens! Maybe it was all set up for plot later on? I don't know. But it wasn't the same as the other two wonderful books I've read by Zusak. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mendel | 8/27/2013

    " The first book is just ok, the other two are brilliant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Soleil | 5/30/2012

    " Omg! I cant wait for this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 4/2/2012

    " It took me a while to get into these books but I ended up enjoying them greatly. I love any book about 4 children growing up! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maddie14 | 3/10/2012

    " Good, but I thought that Underdogs had really no plot. I did love Cam's narration. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lauren | 2/27/2012

    " There was no appeal for me whatsoever. It was nothing like the description and that was very disappointing. The blurb sounded good but the real story fell flat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marny | 12/22/2011

    " Good, quick read - enjoyed the succint writing style and interesting characters. Got pulled into the lives of the brothers and really routed for Reuben. "

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About the Author
Author Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak is the author of I Am the Messenger, winner of the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year in Australia; Fighting Ruben Wolfe, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; The Book Thief, a Printz Honor Book; and Getting the Girl. He lives in Sydney, Australia.