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Hometown Legend Audiobook

Hometown Legend

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Publisher's Summary

Athens City, Alabama has fallen on hard times. The town's leading employer struggles for survival. The Athens City Crusaders, once a powerhouse high school football team, are in disarray - as is the school itself, targeted for closing. When an old, familiar figure returns to Athens City after a twelve-year absence, everything begins to change.

Former football coach Buster Schuler, who left town following a tragedy during a championship game in 1988, has returned for one last chance to lead the Crusaders to glory. But he soon discovers the challenge is overwhelming. Outmanned and outsized, the Crusaders enter a make-or-break season, and other lives are caught up in the their quest.

As the Crusaders head for a final confrontation with their most powerful rival, this last drive for victory mirrors the struggles of everyone in Athens City to recapture the heart and soul of their town.

©2001 by Jerry B. Jenkins; (P)2001 by Time Warner AudioBooks

What the Critics Say

"A homey, feel-good story." (Publishers Weekly)
"His characters have flaws. Their lives are not easy. Yet they show resourcefulness that serves as an inspiration." (Sports Illustrated)

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    Amazon Customer Victorville, CA 02-20-15
    Amazon Customer Victorville, CA 02-20-15 Member Since 2013

    Books are just the best!

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    I've loved this book for so long. Its more than just football, it reflects life from different perspectives. The characters are not perfect little Christians, but are flawed. The way Jenkins portrays the way they need one another, each turning to God.

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    Chute53 BELLA VISTA, ARKANSAS, United States 01-14-12
    Chute53 BELLA VISTA, ARKANSAS, United States 01-14-12

    I listen while doing those tasks when I don't need to be mentally engaged all the time. If I miss something I listen all over again.

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    Where does Hometown Legend rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 15 percent


    What other book might you compare Hometown Legend to and why?

    Comanchie Moon - both have superb storytelling by a true storytelling legend


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Orphaned brother and sister reunited


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Football in your face - in Athens


    Any additional comments?

    Turf, love, and sacrifice

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