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Braxton

Braxton Glendale, AZ, USA
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  • "This book rocks!"

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    this is an awsome book. i read (listened to) this book nonstop until it was over. i personally can relate to not making a basketball team. it has to be one of the best books ive ever read and i would recommend it to anyone. basketball lovers should definitly read this book!

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    Travel Team

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    Twelve-year-old Danny Walker may be the smallest kid on the basketball court, but don't tell him that. Because no one plays with more heart or court sense. But none of that matters when he is cut from his local travel team, the very same team his father led to national prominence as a boy. Danny's father knows Danny isn't the only kid who was cut for the wrong reason, and together, this washed-up former player and a bunch of never-say-die kids prove that the heart simply cannot be measured.

    Braxton says: "This book rocks!"
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  • Face-Off, Book 1

    "Fantastic YA story about brothers"

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    When T.J. has to switch high schools, Brad suddenly has to share his school, his friends, and his hockey team. This is a story about sibling rivalry with realistic family relationships. The hockey parts were easy to follow, even for someone who does not know much about hockey. Readers middle school and up will relate to struggles with family, friends and school. An enjoyable story, and you could really see how both brothers were affected by the situation.

    The audio is excellent. The narrator is perfect for this story and he does a great job with the different voices. Overall easy to listen to.

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Linmarie Cincinnati, OH, United States 08-12-10 Member Since 2009
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    Roland Smith's books have by far been the most intriguing to my students who would rather be running than reading. His settings and story lines, though somewhat fantastic, are yet believable and compelling. Peak is one of his best, and I hope Audible soon offers more of Roland Smith's work, such as Elephant Run and I.Q.

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    Peak

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    • By Roland Smith
    • Narrated By Ramon de Ocampo
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    Peak Marcello is a 14-year-old who loves to climb things. Unfortunately, living in New York City makes his hobby difficult. After a run-in with the law, Peak is presented with two options: endure Juvenile Detention or reconnect with his estranged father, who runs a climbing operation in Thailand. The choice is easy for Peak, but his father has an ulterior motive for their reunion ? he wants his son to risk his life and become the youngest person to ever scale Mount Everest.

    Linmarie says: "excellent for reluctant readers"

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  • 4.3 (42 ratings)
    Dairy Queen (






UNABRIDGED) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock Narrated by Natalie Moore

    Dairy Queen

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    • By Catherine Gilbert Murdock
    • Narrated By Natalie Moore
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    When you don't talk, there's a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said. Stuff like why her best friend, Amber, isn't so friendly anymore. Or why her little brother, Curtis, never opens his mouth. Why her mom has two jobs and a big secret. Why her college-football-star brothers won't even call home. Why her dad would go ballistic if she tried out for the high school football team herself.

    Amy says: "I want to be a Dairy Queen!!!"
  • 4.1 (53 ratings)
    Heat (






UNABRIDGED) by Mike Lupica Narrated by Paolo Andino

    Heat

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Paolo Andino
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    Twelve-year-old Michael Arroyo lives in the shadows of Yankee Stadium, home of his heroes, but a place that might as well be on a different continent since he can't afford to see the inside. He also lives in the shadows of his Bronx neighborhood, hiding from the bill collectors and the officials who would separate him from his 17-year-old brother if they knew the two boys were living on their own. Baseball is Michael's only salvation.

    John Gates McKibbin says: "Great baseball read"
  • 4.3 (44 ratings)
    Travel Team (






UNABRIDGED) by Mike Lupica Narrated by Oliver Wyman

    Travel Team

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    Twelve-year-old Danny Walker may be the smallest kid on the basketball court, but don't tell him that. Because no one plays with more heart or court sense. But none of that matters when he is cut from his local travel team, the very same team his father led to national prominence as a boy. Danny's father knows Danny isn't the only kid who was cut for the wrong reason, and together, this washed-up former player and a bunch of never-say-die kids prove that the heart simply cannot be measured.

    Braxton says: "This book rocks!"
  • 3.8 (24 ratings)
    Pinned (






UNABRIDGED) by Alfred C. Martino Narrated by Mark Shanahan

    Pinned

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    • By Alfred C. Martino
    • Narrated By Mark Shanahan
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    Pinned follows Ivan Korske and Bobby Zane, two high school seniors, as they embark on the most important winter of their lives in a quest for the New Jersey state high school wrestling championship.

    Martin says: "Well done!"
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  • 3.5 (35 ratings)
    Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery (






UNABRIDGED) by John Feinstein Narrated by John Feinstein

    Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Feinstein
    • Narrated By John Feinstein
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    Steven Thomas is one of two lucky winners of the U.S. Basketball Writer's Association's contest for aspiring journalists. His prize? A trip to New Orleans and a coveted press pass for the Final Four. It's a basketball junkie's dream come true!

    Sidney says: "Enjoyable for kids and basketball fans"
  • 3.7 (187 ratings)

    Summerland: A Novel

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    • By Michael Chabon
    • Narrated By Michael Chabon
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    It's summer, and the Clam Island fairies, or "ferishers," as the North American Fair Folk call themselves, are in grave peril. War is coming, another battle in an ancient conflict, a struggle against the Fell Smith and his power of Anti-life. He and his host of demon engineers, kobolds, and warriors have sought to destroy the fairies since time began. When the Clam Island band sends for a champion, they get an 11-year-old boy named Ethan Feld.

    A Reader says: "Unforgettable characters!"
  • Peak (






UNABRIDGED) by Roland Smith Narrated by Ramon de Ocampo

    Peak

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Roland Smith
    • Narrated By Ramon de Ocampo
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    Peak Marcello is a 14-year-old who loves to climb things. Unfortunately, living in New York City makes his hobby difficult. After a run-in with the law, Peak is presented with two options: endure Juvenile Detention or reconnect with his estranged father, who runs a climbing operation in Thailand. The choice is easy for Peak, but his father has an ulterior motive for their reunion ? he wants his son to risk his life and become the youngest person to ever scale Mount Everest.

    Linmarie says: "excellent for reluctant readers"
  • Swindle (






UNABRIDGED) by Gordon Korman Narrated by Jonathan Todd Ross

    Swindle

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Gordon Korman
    • Narrated By Jonathan Todd Ross
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    Popular author Gordon Korman has sold millions of copies of his irreverant books for young readers. In this fast-paced caper, 11-year-old Griffin Bing finds something far more profitable than cobwebs during a haunted house sleepover - a rare Babe Ruth baseball card. But when a swindler scams the card from Griffin for only $125, the resourceful sixth grader and his friends plot their revenge.

    Lynn says: "No at all what I expected"
  • Travel Team (






UNABRIDGED) by Mike Lupica Narrated by Oliver Wyman

    Travel Team

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (44)
    Performance
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    Story
    (15)

    Twelve-year-old Danny Walker may be the smallest kid on the basketball court, but don't tell him that. Because no one plays with more heart or court sense. But none of that matters when he is cut from his local travel team, the very same team his father led to national prominence as a boy. Danny's father knows Danny isn't the only kid who was cut for the wrong reason, and together, this washed-up former player and a bunch of never-say-die kids prove that the heart simply cannot be measured.

    Braxton says: "This book rocks!"
  • Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series (






UNABRIDGED) by John Feinstein Narrated by John Feinstein

    Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John Feinstein
    • Narrated By John Feinstein
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    Teen reporters Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson are covering baseball's World Series, and during the course of an interview with a new hot pitcher, they discover more than a few contradictions in his life story. What's he hiding? An embarrassing secret? A possible crime? Let the investigation begin!

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  • Heat (






UNABRIDGED) by Mike Lupica Narrated by Paolo Andino

    Heat

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Paolo Andino
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (53)
    Performance
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    Story
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    Twelve-year-old Michael Arroyo lives in the shadows of Yankee Stadium, home of his heroes, but a place that might as well be on a different continent since he can't afford to see the inside. He also lives in the shadows of his Bronx neighborhood, hiding from the bill collectors and the officials who would separate him from his 17-year-old brother if they knew the two boys were living on their own. Baseball is Michael's only salvation.

    John Gates McKibbin says: "Great baseball read"
  • Baseball Great (






UNABRIDGED) by Tim Green Narrated by Tim Green

    Baseball Great

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Tim Green
    • Narrated By Tim Green
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    Josh feels like he's starting to make it big! Jaden, the school reporter, says he's going to take the baseball team to number one. Then his dad pulls him off the field and signs him up with Coach Rocky Valentine's youth championship team, the Titans. He says Josh has what it takes to be a baseball great and the Titans will help him get there. Now Josh is gulping down Rocky's "Super Stax" milkshakes to build muscle and trying to fit in with his new teammates.

    Grace says: "Good Read for Sports Fans."
  • Tears of a Tiger (






UNABRIDGED) by Sharon M. Draper Narrated by J. D. Jackson, Cornell Womack, Kevin R. Free, Sisi Aisha Johnson, Susan Spain, Caroline Clay

    Tears of a Tiger

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson, Cornell Womack, Kevin R. Free, and others
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    The night that changes everything in Andy's life begins as a great time. His basketball team wins a big game, and he and his best friend have some cold brews stashed in the car, just waiting for the rolling party to begin. Nothing anyone can say or do afterwards will convince Andy that what happens next isn't his fault.

  • Dogsong (






UNABRIDGED) by Gary Paulsen Narrated by Robert Ramirez

    Dogsong

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Robert Ramirez
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    The graphic, coming-of-age tale of a modern Eskimo lad and his consuming vision quest and harrowing struggle for survival. Troubled by changes in his Alaskan village, 14-year-old Russell Suskitt seeks the counsel of the village elder - and only dog team owner. After his training in the ancient arts of hunting with bow and lance, handling sled dogs, and surviving arctic dangers, Russell embarks upon his lonely search for Eskimo manhood.

    Billie says: "Codie, Jr High Teacher"
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  • True Legend (






UNABRIDGED) by Mike Lupica Narrated by Prentice Onayemi

    True Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
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    There's a reason teammates call him "True". Because for basketball phenom Drew Robinson, there is nothing more true than his talent on the court. It's the kind that comes along once in a generation and is loaded with perks - and with problems. Before long, True buys in to his own hype, much to the chagrin of his mother, who wants to keep her boy's head grounded - and suddenly trouble has a way of finding him. That is, until a washed-up former playground legend steps back onto the court....

  • Summer Ball (






UNABRIDGED) by Mike Lupica Narrated by Danny Gerard

    Summer Ball

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Danny Gerard
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    When you're the smallest kid playing a big man's game, the challenges never stop - especially when your name is Danny Walker. Leading your travel team to the national championship may seem like a dream come true, but for Danny, being at the top just means the competition tries that much harder to knock him off. Now Danny's leaving Middletown for the summer and heading to Right Way basketball camp, where he's out of his element and maybe out of his league.

  • Throwing It (






UNABRIDGED) by Jay Tando Narrated by Jay Tando

    Throwing It

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    • By Jay Tando
    • Narrated By Jay Tando
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    Throwing Itis a novel written by Jay Tando. It is a fictional story about a football player's life spanning his high school years, finding romance in the Seattle dance clubs, through his professional career taking him all over the world 1984-2013.

  • Night Olympic Team: Fighting to Keep Drugs Out of the Game (






UNABRIDGED) by Caroline Hatton Narrated by Barbara McCulloh

    Night Olympic Team: Fighting to Keep Drugs Out of the Game

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    • By Caroline Hatton
    • Narrated By Barbara McCulloh
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    A team of scientists works to expose athletes who use banned drugs to win Olympic medals. Here is the true, inside story of the UCLA Olympic Laboratory - the drug-detection team that tests athletes for banned performance-enhancing drugs. The scientists worked long nights to detect a new, never-before-tested performance-enhancing drug called NESP (novel erythropoietic stimulating protein) during the 19th Winter Olympics (2002) in Salt Lake City, Utah. The group's work exposed three NESP users among the winning cross-country skiers.

  • Overcoming Blushing: Feel More Confident About Yourself  by Anne Morrison Narrated by Anne Morrison

    Overcoming Blushing: Feel More Confident About Yourself

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    • By Anne Morrison
    • Narrated By Anne Morrison
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    This audioook is to help you cope with blushing. If you worry about blushing then this audio can help you learn to think and respond differently to blush-inducing situation. Designed to help you think differently about yourself, this audio guides you through a number of different steps and exercises, that teach you techniques and skills to overcome blushing. You will be encouraged to take a step back and consider those times when you used to blush and how you can change that response.

  • Finish Strong Teen Athlete: A Guide for Developing the Champion Within (






UNABRIDGED) by Dan Green Narrated by Sean Pratt

    Finish Strong Teen Athlete: A Guide for Developing the Champion Within

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    • By Dan Green
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
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    Finish Strong Teen Athlete is Dan Green's follow up to his bestselling book Finish Strong (the auidobook and the mantra the New Orleans Saints used along their journey to become the 2009 Super Bowl Champions). Finish Strong Teen Athlete identifies 16 key principles for developing the champion within, and no matter which sport is played, any teen athlete (male or female) can learn from it.

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  • The 12th Falcon: Sports Beats (






UNABRIDGED) by Paul Demko Narrated by The Staff at High Noon Books

    The 12th Falcon: Sports Beats

    • UNABRIDGED (42 mins)
    • By Paul Demko
    • Narrated By The Staff at High Noon Books
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    Kevin just wants to play soccer, and maybe get Terri to pay attention to him instead of the star quarterback. The star of the rival team has a grudge against him. His father's dreams are weighing on him. And he's not sure what Terri really feels.

  • On the Line: Sports Beats (






UNABRIDGED) by Paul Demko Narrated by The Staff at High Noon Books

    On the Line: Sports Beats

    • UNABRIDGED (48 mins)
    • By Paul Demko
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    Jazmine goes to summer tennis camp without really wanting to. Sports are just not her thing. Still, she's happy to find her best friend Blanca at the same camp. Even more than that, she discovers she can play pretty well. Now she faces a more important challenge. On the Line is one of five high interest quick listening stories in the Sports Beats series. These fiction stories weave characters' real-life issues around the sports they play: Basketball, baseball, tennis, skiing, and soccer.

  • Breaking Pitch: Sports Beats (






UNABRIDGED) by Paul Demko Narrated by The Staff at High Noon Books

    Breaking Pitch: Sports Beats

    • UNABRIDGED (44 mins)
    • By Paul Demko
    • Narrated By The Staff at High Noon Books
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    Micah, the new outfielder on the Bulldogs, makes a critical error that loses a game. Now he's got enemies on the team. If only he were a better player! An unexpected ally helps him find a hidden talent that just might bring the bulldogs closer to victory. Breaking Pitch is one of five high interest quick listening stories in the Sports Beats series. These fiction audiobooks weave characters' real-life issues around the sports they play, including basketball, baseball, tennis, skiing, and soccer.