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The Game Player

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This critically acclaimed novel from a master of contemporary American fiction is a story of genius, performance, and the psychological forces that drive the competitive spirit

Brian Stoppard is blessed with prodigious natural talents. Howard Cohen, less so. Starting in middle school in New York, Howard watches Brian effortlessly win at everything he tries: He’s a natural
ebook, 240 pages
Published December 14th 2010 by Open Road Media (first published 1978)
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Apr 09, 2014 Lilmissmolly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the Audio version of The Game Player, which is a feel good story about two young boys whose friendship over about a dozen years develops into brotherly love as they grow up into young adults. Written by Rafael Yglesias in 1978, the story starts with middle-schooler Howard Cohen moving from New York City into the suburbs with his parents. There, he observes that all the girls are blonde and all the boys are athletic. In other words, the students in his middle school are all perfect ...more
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Overall a descent story. It wasn't the type of story that I love but I listened to it anyway. I think the narrator did an excellent job with this story. If Paul Heitsch wonderful narration I probably wouldn't have made it through this story. I felt as if Paul kept me involved and my mind in the story.

So thank you Paul and I can't wait to listen to The Devouring, that one will be my next audio book I listen to by you. I do believe it's a YA, so lovers of Audible and YA
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Rafael Yglesias (b. 1954) is a master American storyteller whose career began with the publication of his first novel, Hide Fox, and All After, at seventeen. Through four decades Yglesias has produced numerous highly acclaimed novels, including the New York Times bestseller Fearless, which was adapted into the film starring Jeff Bridges and Rosie Perez. He lives on New York City’s Upper East Side.
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