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In Belle Valley, little league baseball is the biggest sport in town. For years, Benny Warren dreamed of pitching on a little league team and striking out the school bully Mitch. One summer, he finally gets his chance when he plays for a new team called the Tigers, who are coached in an unorthodox manner by Benny's musician father Harry. Follow Benny and his teammates as they learn about baseball, friendship and winning. And Benny becomes known as the boy with the golden arm.

©2003 William Graham (P)2015 William Graham

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The Boy with the Golden Arm

The Boy with the Golden Arm is a cute feel good story. While I enjoyed the happily ever after aspect, I didn’t find it a very believable story. Coming from a family that has been involved with rec league sports for many years, I know how unrealistic this situation is. That being said, sometimes it’s nice to just listen to a story where all the stars align, and everything works out perfectly.

I was given this free review copy Audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Baseball, Music or Both?

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a really sweet book about a small group of friends making a little league baseball team. I don't understand the rules of the little league very well, but it made sense in the novel and I thought it was really awesome how they included a girl in their little league team. I particularly liked Harry, the main character's father and the coach of the team, and his unorthodox methods for teaching baseball, based on music.

The narrator, David Kresser, was not as impressive. He didn't sound very good in the recording and I had to pause frequently when the narration started to really annoy me.