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PLAY THEIR HEARTS OUT A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine

by | Read by Emily Rose Speer

Contemporary Culture • 14 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

This inside look at Amateur Athletic Union basketball—a rarely scrutinized hoops farm ground—examines a sordid world of overly ambitious coaches banking their lives on the futures of preteen players. Many of the coaches seem motivated by shoe contracts while dreaming of a bigger payday down the road. Each day for AAU basketball coaches is a gaze at a proverbial crystal ball as they try to predict which young players will evolve into NBA draft picks. Emily Speer’s poor pacing and numerous mispronunciations of well-known basketball figures mar this book. She also cannot conjure an angry voice—even for the hot-under-the-collar coach who is the book’s focus. M.B. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2011]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 9781441763365 $32.95 • Twelve CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441763372 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2010

CS ISBN 9781441763341 $79.95 • Eleven cassettes

CD ISBN 9781441763358 $109.00 • Twelve CDs

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