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True Legend

Mike Lupica

#1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica makes his return to the basketball court! There's a reason teammates call him "True." Because for basketball phenom Drew Robinson, there is nothing more true than his talent on the court. It's the kind that comes along once in a generation and is loaded with perks--and with problems. Before long, True buys in to his own hype, much to the chagrin of his mother, who wants to keep her boy's head grounded--and suddenly trouble has a way of finding him. That is, until a washed-up former playground legend steps back onto the court and takes True under his wing. In this age of street agents promising riches to kids barely out of elementary school and college programs being taken down because of recruiting violations, True Legend is a resonant and inspiring novel in the Lupica tradition. ***"The perfect trifecta of deep knowledge and portrayal of the history and culture of basketball, keen insight into the obstacle course of motivations and temptations facing a talented young man, and perfect-pitch sports writing. . . Lupica is the greatest sportswriter for middle-grade readers, and this book, True Legend, is a reminder of his dominance."*** -VOYA, starred review "Lupica scores another winner with this cautionary tale. . . . Loaded with action-packed, suspenseful basketball sequences, crisp dialogue, sharply drawn characters, and keen insight into contemporary basketball culture in America, Drew's story illuminates the realities and choices facing gifted young athletes." -School Library Journal "Written in a fluid mix of slightly distant exposition and terse dialogue, the tale features plenty of suspenseful, expertly depicted hoops action along with choices both wrong and, ultimately, right made in the face of glittering temptations." -Booklist From the Hardcover edition.

#1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica makes his return to the basketball court! There's a reason teammates call him "True." Because for basketball phenom Drew Robinson, there is nothing more true than his talent on the court. It's the kind that comes along once in a generation and is loaded with perks--and with problems. Before long, True buys in to his own hype, much to the chagrin of his mother, who wants to keep her boy's head grounded--and suddenly trouble has a way of finding him. That is, until a washed-up former playground legend steps back onto the court and takes True under his wing. In this age of street agents promising riches to kids barely out of elementary school and college programs being taken down because of recruiting violations, True Legend is a resonant and inspiring novel in the Lupica tradition. ***"The perfect trifecta of deep knowledge and portrayal of the history and culture of basketball, keen insight into the obstacle course of motivations and temptations facing a talented young man, and perfect-pitch sports writing. . . Lupica is the greatest sportswriter for middle-grade readers, and this book, True Legend, is a reminder of his dominance."*** -VOYA, starred review "Lupica scores another winner with this cautionary tale. . . . Loaded with action-packed, suspenseful basketball sequences, crisp dialogue, sharply drawn characters, and keen insight into contemporary basketball culture in America, Drew's story illuminates the realities and choices facing gifted young athletes." -School Library Journal "Written in a fluid mix of slightly distant exposition and terse dialogue, the tale features plenty of suspenseful, expertly depicted hoops action along with choices both wrong and, ultimately, right made in the face of glittering temptations." -Booklist From the Hardcover edition.
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#1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica makes his return to the basketball court! There's a reason teammates call him "True." Because for basketball phenom Drew Robinson, there is nothing more true than his talent on the court. It's the kind that comes along once in a generation and is loaded with perks--and with problems. Before long, True buys in to his own hype, much to the chagrin of his mother, who wants to keep her boy's head grounded--and suddenly trouble has a way of finding him. That is, until a washed-up former playground legend steps back onto the court and takes True under his wing. In this age of street agents promising riches to kids barely out of elementary school and college programs being taken down because of recruiting violations, True Legend is a resonant and inspiring novel in the Lupica tradition. ***"The perfect trifecta of deep knowledge and portrayal of the history and culture of basketball, keen insight into the obstacle course of motivations and temptations facing a talented young man, and perfect-pitch sports writing. . . Lupica is the greatest sportswriter for middle-grade readers, and this book, True Legend, is a reminder of his dominance."*** -VOYA, starred review "Lupica scores another winner with this cautionary tale. . . . Loaded with action-packed, suspenseful basketball sequences, crisp dialogue, sharply drawn characters, and keen insight into contemporary basketball culture in America, Drew's story illuminates the realities and choices facing gifted young athletes." -School Library Journal "Written in a fluid mix of slightly distant exposition and terse dialogue, the tale features plenty of suspenseful, expertly depicted hoops action along with choices both wrong and, ultimately, right made in the face of glittering temptations." -Booklist From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Prentice Onayemi

Length:

6h 38m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:21


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:09


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:13


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:28


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:35


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:45


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:40


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:27


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:44


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:54


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:02


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:58


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:32


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:48


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:19


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:50


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:42


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:02


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:08


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:54


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:18


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:22


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:44


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:44


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:02


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:25


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:49


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:41


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:57


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:43


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

00:35