Football Genius: Book 2
by Tim Green
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. As the tension ratchets up, Ty finds himself trapped in a dangerous web. The stakes are high, and one false move on Ty’s part could destroy his brother’s future.
“With plenty of dialogue and plot twists, former NFL player Tim Green’s latest novel works well as a full-cast interpretation … Lanny Freshman’s reading makes Uncle Gus appropriately dislikable, and Bryce Humphrey brings out Ty’s vulnerability and likableness. Thane’s voice has a cocky assuredness and warmer tones when he interacts with younger brother Ty. Acting as principal narrator, Green’s reading keeps pace with the action.” — Booklist, January 1, 2010
“Author Tim Green skillfully narrates his fast-moving sports thriller along with a full cast of excellent voice actors. As a former NFL star, Green knows exactly how to convey the game’s excitement and suspense. Fans of sports stories and thrillers will enjoy this action-packed tale.” — School Library Journal, March, 2010
“As a college and NFL football player, Tim Green dished out a lot of hard hits. As an author and narrator, Green utilizes his mighty pen and vocal skills to create a hard-hitting, heartfelt masterpiece. … Listeners will be mesmerized by this production and the way that every actor takes command of each scene.” Earphones Award — Audiofile Magazine, January, 2010
Praise for the print version of Football Hero:
“Instantly gripping … [keeps] the tension level high and the pages flipping furiously … sure to have a great many fans.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Even better than Football Genius … lots of fast-moving action and suspense… sure to be a hit.” — KLIATT Starred Review
Listen to samples from this audiobook:
- Track 01 3:02
- Track 02 2:38