If anyone understands the phrase "tough luck", it's Harrison. As a foster kid in a cruel home, he knows his dream of one day playing for the NFL is a long shot. Then Harrison's luck seems to change. He is brought into a new home with kind, loving parents - his new dad is even a football coach. Harrison's big build and his incredible determination quickly make him a star running back on the junior high school team. In no time, he's practically unstoppable. But Harrison's good luck can't last forever.
"My Students Loved it!"
Ty Lewis is ecstatic when the school coach recruits him for the football team. Unfortunately, Ty's Uncle Gus has other plans for him - namely, scrubbing toilets for Gus's cleaning service. Ty's only relief from his oppressive uncle comes in the too-rare times he can spend with his big brother, Thane, a college football star who's headed for the NFL. But when Uncle Gus gets involved with the local mob boss, a man called "Lucy", and Lucy finds out how famous Thane is, things begin to spiral out of control.
"Best book ever"
Josh is still flying high from his team's tournament win at Cooperstown when his parents start talking about a divorce. Now his dad is challenging him to play the best of the best at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. But does he just want to get Josh out of the way? Two things are sure: His father's new girlfriend, Diane, is looking to change things, and Josh is determined to get her and her terrible son out of his life.
Troy and his pals Tate and Nathan are leading their team toward a possible state championship. At the same time Troy’s gift for predicting an opposing team’s plays is helping Seth Halloway lead the Falcons on a march toward glory. Then everything is endangered by a sleazy reporter with a grudge against Seth who will do anything to get a story.
Powerfully charged from start to finish, this is an amazing portrayal of Troy's struggle to make his lifetime dreams of being with his father come true. Filled with pause-register excitement as a high-stakes deal increases the clash of family tension, The Big Time is an unforgettable experience.
Tim Brown, CEO and president of IDEO, on breakthrough problem-solving, from Harvard Business Review.
When Tory White's mom gets a job with the Atlanta Falcons, Tory demonstrates his uncanny ability to call football plays before they happen. With Troy's genius, the Falcons could be unstoppable-- if only the coaches would take him seriously!
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.
Jalen DeLuca loves baseball. Unfortunately his dad can't afford to keep him on the travel team. His dad runs a diner and makes enough to cover the bills, but there isn't enough to cover any extras. So Jalen decides to take matters into his own hands, and he sneaks into the home of the New York Yankees' star second baseman, James Yager, and steals a couple of balls from his personal batting cage. He knows that if he can sell them, he'll be able to keep himself on the team.
Former Secret Service agent Kurt Ford seeks revenge for the death of his son - but to get it he's going to have to assassinate the president of the United States.
"Predictable and Pedantic"
Landon Dorch longs to play football, and he is definitely built for the game. Unfortunately two things stand in his way: his mother's worries and the fact that he is deaf. Landon hopes that the family's move to a new town will offer him a fresh start and that he can leave behind the teasing and taunts that marred life at his former school. But his speech problems and his cochlear implants seem to invite bullying. Luckily he is not without help, starting with his loving and quirky family and then a great new friend on the team.
It's always been just Ryder and his mom. But on the way home from Ryder's baseball practice, everything comes to a halt. An accident sends his mom to the hospital, and now she is fighting for her life. So Ryder goes on a search to find his father, determined to help pay for the expensive operation to save his mother's life. But with only a signed baseball and a letter as his clues, and the help of his next-door neighbor and a New York City firefighter, will everything fall into place in time, or will Ryder become a lost boy forever?
"Not what I was expecting, but, on a good way"
Cooperstown! Josh is thrilled when all his hard training pays off in a big way and his team, the Titans, makes it to a national tournament in Cooperstown, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. More is on the line for Josh than just a trophy. Winning would mean everything to his dad, now Josh's coach. Winning could mean a major endorsement deal for the Titans and the attention of big league scouts!
When world-famous criminal law professor Eric Lipton is accused in the murder of his young student, he chooses one of his most promising and ambitious former law students, Casey Jordan, to represent him. Now somewhere between the legal maneuvers and the letter of the law, a terrible reversal will take place.
"Very well written"
Troy White is a star quarterback who can predict a football play before it happens. Ty Lewis is the football hero - a wide receiver with exceptional speed, living in the shadow of his NFL superstar brother. Both boys are striving to win the 7-on-7 tournament that's being held at the Super Bowl in Miami, sure that they can claim victory for their team. From the moment the two football champs cross paths, Troy and Ty begin to size each other up.
This audiobook is packed with hard-hitting inside information only a former player could know. From the perfect partnership between the mob and the NFL to the shattered lives of former players, no subject is out of bounds. At the same time, you’ll meet the NFL’s role models and true heroes, including the dazzling Deion Sanders and the superb Steve Young.
For 20 years, Raymond White has waited. Living in a maximum security prison in upstate New York and convicted of a murder he didn't commit, his only thoughts are finding the men who put him there.
"Pretty Good Book"
Even the most avid football fans don't know what goes on behind the locker room doors. Now, 8-year NFL veteran Tim Green takes you behind the scenes for an insider's view of the game, complete with all of the humor, the pathos, the horror, and the wonder of the NFL experience. He shares some of the day-to-day details of life in the NFL that will captivate any fan and doesn't hesitate to examine the game's troubling problems such as racism, steroids, AIDS, and gambling.
"the author was always reading"
When an illegal Mexican immigrant is shot to death on a ranch outside Dallas, it makes the news, not because of the immigrant but because of the shooter, rising political star Senator Chase. The death appears to be a hunting accident, and the well-loved senator spins the disaster artfully with his tearful press conference. But then the wife of the victim steps forward with another tale and evidence of a cover-up of epic proportions.
"Exciting but unsatisfying"
When world-famous law professor Eric Lipton is seen driving away from the home of his horribly mutilated student - and is later caught fleeing the country with the woman's bloody underwear - the case seems open and shut. But ambitious defense attorney Casey Jordan is a master at injecting reasonable doubt into the minds of jurors. Somewhere between legal maneuvering and the letter of the law, however, Casey finds her own doubts rising to the surface - and her life in jeopardy from a remorseless killer!