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It's time for PS 87's annual Olympiad, the most anticipated day of the school year! But when Hank Zipzer is chosen as his team's softball pitcher, the pressure is on. Can Hank lead his team to victory, even though he thinks he is the worst athlete in the history of the world?
Don't miss the other books in the Hank Zipzer series.
©2004 Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Imagination Studio, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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  • Tina
  • Nibley, UT, United States
  • 12-29-16

Book 4

Hilarious! Hank is an awesome kid and he enjoys making his dad laugh, his friends happy and he does all this by being real. The resident bully has his moments and there are times I wish an adult would step in with a 'Hey! Let's say something nice or not say anything at all.'

Overall I have enjoyed these books. I find kids hilarious and being their support network is the best part of my day. These books go straight down that path. Every kid needs a Papa Pete.

There appears to be 16 volumes in this series and Audible has only the first four. I wish they had more. Henry Winkler is a great narrator.

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A real zinger

I liiked it okay my favorite Hank Zipper story is the Night I Flunked My Field Trip.

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Why didn't they have this when I was a kid!

I fully expected this to be the typical "young loser end's up saving the day" sports story - but it far surpassed my expectations. Yes, the main character is a loser at school and sports, but his adventures and terrors are hilariously described. And yes, the story peaks at a big softball game - but even there I was caught off-guard with how hysterical the events became.

Henry Winkler is a surprisingly great narrator, and this production will keep kids and adults grinning. There should be an Academy Awards for Mini-Van entertainment so this production could be honored. Anyone who loves sports will love this audio, but any kid (or adult) who dreads sports will love it even more.

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