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QB 1

By: Mike Lupica
Narrated by: Nicolas Tecosky
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Publisher's Summary

Jake Cullen is a freshman quarterback playing high school football in the high-pressure land of Friday Night Lights (Texas). He is also the brother of Wyatt Cullen, who quarterbacked his team to the Texas State Championship last season - not to mention the son of former NFL quarterback and local legend, Troy Cullen. To be a Cullen in Texas is to be royalty…and a quarterback. All of which leaves 14-year-old Jake in a Texas-sized shadow, a tall order for any boy, especially one who's merely a freshman.

While his teammates assume the starting job will be handed to Jake on a silver platter, the truth is that he has to fight for every snap and every ounce of respect. Jake may be a Cullen and he may play quarterback, but he is not his brother or his father. Being a good teammate comes naturally to Jake; being a winner and a celebrity does not. He's just like every other boy - awkward around a pretty girl, in awe of his famous family, and desperate to simultaneously blend in and cast his own shadow.

Inspired by the real-life Manning family of quarterbacks (father Archie, Super Bowl-winning sons Peyton and Eli) and set amid the football-crazy culture of Texas immortalized in Friday Night Lights, QB 1 is a coming-of-age story perfect for the fan of Million-Dollar Throw, Heat, and of course Friday Night Lights.

©2013 Mike Lupica (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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"This is a wonderful book by a great writer. All football fathers and sons will enjoy it." (Archie Manning)

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Best book ever totally recommend for athletes like me who like football loved every minute

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Great story, but this audio was terrible due to the poor accent from the narrator. That may be what some people think small town Texans sound like, but its not. It was overdone to the point of no return.

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Great book

If you love football, you will love this book. It is one of the best books I have ever read. I never wanted this book to end and always go me exited to read it. Very good job Audible

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Perfect for middle school boy

My 13 year old football player son really enjoyed the novel. He loved the characters and the setting.

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best book ever

it needs way more romance every thing else is good so ya more romance please

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it was a pretty good story the only really part i didnt like is that there wasnt a lot of action.

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Best ever

I love love this book I wanna read it a million times 😁😁😁😁😁❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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I just liked. It was entertaining ! Remind me of my high School DAYS !