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Heart of the Game Audiobook

Heart of the Game

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Publisher's Summary

Sometimes baseball is just a metaphor for life, and sometimes it works the other way around.

All Sarah Duke ever cared about was baseball, and she's finally earned her shot as a full-time sports writer. She loves the work, she loves being one of the few women to ever gain access to a man's world, but most of all, she loves the game. When Duke meets Molly Grettano and her two sons at the ballpark, she instantly connects with the young family, but Molly isn't sure Duke's ready for something more. Molly wants someone softer, more feminine, and more importantly, someone steady. She and her boys have been abandoned before, and she's vowed to never to put them in that position again. If she were ever to trust anyone, it would have to be someone fully dedicated to her and her children. Duke has a lot of heart, but neither woman is sure there's enough room left in it for anything other than baseball.

©2015 Rachel Spangler (P)2017 Bold Strokes Books Inc

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  • Margaret
    10/06/17
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    "Excellent audio!"

    I loved the Heart of the Game. Excellent story and excellent narration by AJ Ferraro. You certainly get a good feel of one person having a time consuming job, and how hard the choices are to make. Loved the inside look at major league baseball.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. NY
    14/07/17
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    "I loved this book!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book!! Not only was the story great but the narration brought more feeling and emotion to it. The characters were very interesting and had great chemistry. I found myself rooting for them to make it through their challenges. I'm not a baseball fan in the least but I found the metaphors insightful and actually refreshing to see life principles looked at from a different lens. Overall great book, I highly recommend it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Grace of Trips
    Corona, CA
    16/10/17
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    "Great story...involving sports and love"

    I love this story line. I love a book that has a Lesbian that has children and they are incorporated into the story line. The story line set around baseball is a great addition and I wish more writers would involve sports. Lesbians love sports! Now a days lesbians are having children and it's important to have a relateable story line involving children.
    Narrator was great. can't say that about most of these books but this one is a good one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heather Dodge
    01/08/17
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    "Love the metaphors."

    I loved the interweaving of baseball euphemism and metaphors throughout this story. A well crafted romance. Definitely recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda
    18/06/17
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    "love it"

    I loved the book, it was an easy listen with a great lesson. mixing both sports and love in a way anyone can understand.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Me & My Girls
    Va United States
    14/06/17
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    "Baseball and Love"

    Duke is a female baseball writer with daddy issues, and oh by the way she's a lesbian. Molly Granotto is a single mother with two sons, who is finally coming to terms with own same sex desires; so, not breaking much new ground here. Which is why I give thanks to the author for the baseball and for Molly's 9 year old son Joe. I say this even though the strong beginning of Joe as a supporting character was wasted as the book went on. On the other hand the younger son Charley's role got more defined as the story progressed; but despite these problems this saga achieved a strong 4 star rating. The reason was baseball.
    In most romance novels dealing with sports, the sports portion of the book is usually rather abysmal; this book is the exception. The baseball section, with the exception of a couple of minor points is spot on. Duke's aforementioned daddy issues are front and center for the first half of the book before she begins to move on at least incrementally with the help of Molly and her boys.
    When a card player wins the game but doesn't play it as well as they could have it's said that they left money on the table. This book, though pretty good could have been more than a little bit better; Miss Spangler definitely left money on the table.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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