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Playing for pizza

by Grisham, John.

Format: Book on CD 2007
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Summary
Third-string quarterback Ricky Dockery is an NFL reject who just wants to play football. The Cleveland Browns don't want him anymore, but the Parma Panthers do. Parma, Italy, that is. Rick has never been to Europe and doesn't speak Italian. And playing by the Italian rules of football could be more than he bargained for.
Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game against Denver, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually got into the game. With a 17-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick provided what was arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he became a national laughingstock and, of course, was immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams. But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his agent, Arnie, find a team that needs him. Against enormous odds Arnie finally locates just such a team and informs Rick that, miraculously, he can in fact now be a starting quarterback for the mighty Panthers of Parma, Italy. Yes, Italians do play American football, to one degree or another, and the Parma Panthers desperately want a former NFL player ,any former NFL player at their helm. So Rick reluctantly agrees to play for the Panthers at least until a better offer comes along and heads off to Italy. He knows nothing about Parma, has never been to Europe, and doesn't speak or understand a word of Italian. To say that Italy holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Christopher Evan Welch kicks and scores with his engaging narration of Grisham's charming tale of touchdowns and tortellini. Rick Dockery, a 28-year-old third-string NFL quarterback, is playing for the Cleveland Browns. In the final minutes of a decisive game, Rick is brought off the bench to disastrous results. The Browns lose the game and a chance at going to the Super Bowl. After he is unceremoniously dumped by the team, the quarterback agrees to play for a small but tenacious team called the Parma Panthers--whose playing field is in Parma, Italy. Welch perfectly captures the tone for this humorous and often touching fish-out-of-water story. Welch brings the listener along with Rick, as the young quarterback painfully adjusts to the strange new world he's thrust into. He brings to life Rick's discovery of Italy, with all its history and colorful characters. Especially delicious are the descriptions of the rich Italian foods that Rick and his teammates seem to constantly consume. By the end of the book, listeners will be seeking out the nearest Italian trattoria. Simultaneous release with the Doubleday hardcover (Reviews, Sept. 24). (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Americans -- Italy -- Fiction.
Quarterbacks (Football) -- Fiction.
Americans -- Travel -- Italy -- Fiction.
Parma (Italy) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York :Random House Audio,2007
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Welch, Christopher Evan.
Random House Audio Publishing.
Participants/Performers Read by Christopher Evan Welch.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 6 audio discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780739359099 :
0739359096 :
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