CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: BN611
Released: Feb 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781455800650
Narrator/s: Christopher Lane
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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In a small newspaper office in South America, Paul Faustino, a veteran soccerreporter, begins an exclusive interview with El Gato, the World Cup's winninggoalkeeper. Through the long night, El Gato recounts his life story.

Author(s): Mal Peet

Professional reviews

"The framework for this novel is an interview between reporter Paul Faustino, from LA NACIîN, and soccer goalie El Gato, whose team has just won the World Cup. The story weaves back and forth through Gato's childhood and his path toward his destiny. Christopher Lane brings the listener into the room where Faustino is carefully conducting the interview of a lifetime with a man who both fascinates and confounds him. Lane's accents are thick and vary for each character. The soccer scenes are told with such energy and momentum that even non-sports fans will be rapt. The occasional references to Faustino's deadline and greedy editor put listeners on the edge of their seats, hoping that the story's conclusion is reached before the time is up. G.G. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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