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Last Man Out

Mike Lupica

From the #1 bestselling author of Heat, Travel Team and Fantasy League comes a story of heroes, family, the thrills of skateboarding, and football. When the Brighton Bears suit up on game day, 12-year-old Tommy Gallagher is the toughest kid on the football field. And the bravest. After all, his father Patrick is a Boston firefighter--one of Boston's bravest. Tommy's dad taught him everything he knows about football--and life. Yet even Tommy isn't strong enough for what happens when the sirens ring and, for the first time, they're racing away from the fire. "First man in; last man out" had always been his dad's motto . . . yet he never said anything about leaving in an ambulance. What kind of risk had his dad taken? Now Tommy's biggest battle has nothing to do with football. And the kid who always had such respect for risk on the gridiron finds himself drawn to it off the field. Set in New England, home of the Patriots' football dynasty, Mike Lupica shows off his trademark knack for spinning a tale that's equal parts sports action and heart. Last Man Out is a thoughtful tribute to the bravery of firefighters and the need we all have to live up to the level of our heroes. Praise for Last Man Out "[S]hort, action-packed chapters . . . will keep even the most reluctant readers motivated to keep reading. As is characteristic of Lupica's books, the sports segments, most particularly the football portions, are exceptionally well written."--VOYA "Lupica stirs equal quantities of grief and gridiron action into his latest outing. Lupica effectively puts readers into the center of the action . . . [I]n the best traditionsof sports writing, this will leave readers both breathless and thoughtful."--Booklist From the Hardcover edition.

From the #1 bestselling author of Heat, Travel Team and Fantasy League comes a story of heroes, family, the thrills of skateboarding, and football. When the Brighton Bears suit up on game day, 12-year-old Tommy Gallagher is the toughest kid on the football field. And the bravest. After all, his father Patrick is a Boston firefighter--one of Boston's bravest. Tommy's dad taught him everything he knows about football--and life. Yet even Tommy isn't strong enough for what happens when the sirens ring and, for the first time, they're racing away from the fire. "First man in; last man out" had always been his dad's motto . . . yet he never said anything about leaving in an ambulance. What kind of risk had his dad taken? Now Tommy's biggest battle has nothing to do with football. And the kid who always had such respect for risk on the gridiron finds himself drawn to it off the field. Set in New England, home of the Patriots' football dynasty, Mike Lupica shows off his trademark knack for spinning a tale that's equal parts sports action and heart. Last Man Out is a thoughtful tribute to the bravery of firefighters and the need we all have to live up to the level of our heroes. Praise for Last Man Out "[S]hort, action-packed chapters . . . will keep even the most reluctant readers motivated to keep reading. As is characteristic of Lupica's books, the sports segments, most particularly the football portions, are exceptionally well written."--VOYA "Lupica stirs equal quantities of grief and gridiron action into his latest outing. Lupica effectively puts readers into the center of the action . . . [I]n the best traditionsof sports writing, this will leave readers both breathless and thoughtful."--Booklist From the Hardcover edition.
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From the #1 bestselling author of Heat, Travel Team and Fantasy League comes a story of heroes, family, the thrills of skateboarding, and football. When the Brighton Bears suit up on game day, 12-year-old Tommy Gallagher is the toughest kid on the football field. And the bravest. After all, his father Patrick is a Boston firefighter--one of Boston's bravest. Tommy's dad taught him everything he knows about football--and life. Yet even Tommy isn't strong enough for what happens when the sirens ring and, for the first time, they're racing away from the fire. "First man in; last man out" had always been his dad's motto . . . yet he never said anything about leaving in an ambulance. What kind of risk had his dad taken? Now Tommy's biggest battle has nothing to do with football. And the kid who always had such respect for risk on the gridiron finds himself drawn to it off the field. Set in New England, home of the Patriots' football dynasty, Mike Lupica shows off his trademark knack for spinning a tale that's equal parts sports action and heart. Last Man Out is a thoughtful tribute to the bravery of firefighters and the need we all have to live up to the level of our heroes. Praise for Last Man Out "[S]hort, action-packed chapters . . . will keep even the most reluctant readers motivated to keep reading. As is characteristic of Lupica's books, the sports segments, most particularly the football portions, are exceptionally well written."--VOYA "Lupica stirs equal quantities of grief and gridiron action into his latest outing. Lupica effectively puts readers into the center of the action . . . [I]n the best traditionsof sports writing, this will leave readers both breathless and thoughtful."--Booklist From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ryan Gesell

Length:

5h 41m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:03


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:39


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:12


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:16


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:30


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:57


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:07


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:52


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:33


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:33


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:29


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

00:32