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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (77 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jerry B. Jenkins Narrator: Laurie O'Brien and Jack Sondericker Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Jerry B. Jenkins, the author of Hometown Legend and co-author of the Left Behind series, returns with the story of a boy who has been bestowed a gift that presents the challenge of a lifetime, and of the mother determined to help him become The Youngest Hero.

Miriam Woodell realizes that the man she married, though charming and athletic, is gripped by a dangerous darkness. She has no choice but to save herself and Elgin, her young son - leaving rural Mississippi for the big, cold city of Chicago.

Strong and resolute, Miriam struggles to survive. Meanwhile, Elgin pursues a seemingly impossible dream. Fueled by the lessons his father taught him, he plays ball on the concrete streets and even sets up a batting cage in the basement, using a decrepit, malfunctioning pitching machine to teach himself to hit.

By spring, Elgin is ready to find a team. By the end of the summer, everyone will be talking about the 11-year-old who plays baseball like a high school star - a prodigy on his way to greatness, despite staggering odds.

Yet Elgin must still come to terms with his father, whose life has reached a dead end. With a new man entering Miriam's life and scouts wooing Elgin, mother and son must learn painful lessons about themselves, each other, and the people they are forced to trust. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elisa | 7/3/2013

    " Story of forgiveness, love and focus on God's calling. Set in Chicago, and written from the perspective of the mom and her son. At times, the son seems unrealistically adult to be only 11 years old, but I've never met a child prodigy before either. An easy, enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brandee Terry | 6/24/2013

    " This was a quick and easy read. I love Jenkins and his style of writing and this book is no exception. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cindy | 6/16/2013

    " This was a book about baseball. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I would know more about baseball. Still a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lawrence | 6/22/2012

    " I'm a baseball fan and I've enjoyed many other Jenkins stories. So this combination made for a quick and entertaining read. I think it's enjoyable even if you don't like baseball because Jenkins makes you care about the main characters. "

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