More Than Rivals Audiobook Wins Communicator Award of Excellence!

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More Than Rivals continues to rack up awards! This time the audiobook is in the spotlight, winning the Communicator Award of Excellence.awardofexcellence

Judged by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, the Communicator Award of Excellence honors “work that transcends innovation and craft – work that made a lasting impact,” according to the Communicator Awards website.

We are thrilled that the More Than Rivals audiobook received this award, especially considering the steep competition. The Communicators Awards are an international awards program, meaning entries come from all over the world, and we have been informed that the 23rd Annual Communicators Awards received over 6,000 entries, so this win is truly an honor, and a testament to the hard work and talents off all those involved in the shaping of the audiobook and the More Than Rivals project! It is a wonderful achievement.

We are so proud of More Than Rivals and all its accomplishments. It is a pleasure to promote such a wonderful piece of artwork and entertainment. Its values speak to everyone, whether they are in the United States or abroad, and it is a wonderful read (or listen!) for families. If you have not given the audiobook a listen yet and enjoyed all it has to offer, please do. Roscoe Orman (You may know him as Gordon from Sesame Street!) does a fabulous narration of the story, and Joe Loesch, an audio producer in Nashville, Tenn., is very talented and did a wonderful job of producing it.

You can buy hard copies of the audio book at christianaudio.com or you can download it to start listening immediately! It is also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. As stated earlier, it appeals to a broad audience, so it’s even a perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for person. It’s inspiring, moving, and it’s a story you will never forget.

To see more Communicator Awards winners, visit the Communicator Awards website.

NYT Bestseller More Than Rivals Wins Approval from The Dove Foundation

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We are pleased to announce that the New York Times bestselling book, More Than Rivals, has been awarded the Dove Family Approved Seal by The Dove Foundation! The Seal means The Dove Foundation Review Board views the book as “the kind of entertainment family members can enjoy together with confidence.”More Than Rivals Makes Great Father's Day gift

According to The Dove Foundation, a non-profit organization with the mission to encourage and promote the creation, production, distribution, and consumption of wholesome family entertainment, the Dove Family Approved Seal is awarded to movies, DVDs, made for TV movies and specials, books and other entertainment products that portray and encourage positive values.

As all our readers know, the More Than Rivals story celebrates and encourages positive values, so we are excited for More Than Rivals to earn this honor! We continue to receive wonderful reviews from readers, and we are so glad to have a such a inspiring book, and such a life-changing and encouraging story, to share!

We would like to thank The Dove Foundation Review Board for their approval of More Than Rivals, and all our readers for their continued support of the book!

For more information on the Dove Foundation and to find other Dove Foundation approved entertainment, visit their website at http://www.dove.org/.

Get a copy of More Than Rivals for your family at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, audible, or christianaudio.com, or even in your local bookstore!

More Than Rivals Continues to Earn Great Reviews!

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Fans are still raving about the New York Times bestseller, More Than Rivals!

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More Than Rivals is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, christianaudio, and more!

The book, written by author Ken Abraham, is garnering a lot of attention from readers and from audio book lovers. That’s right! The audio book is now getting reviews! Check out this wonderful review recently posted on christianaudio’s website:

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The audio book is read by the talented actor Roscoe Orman (you may have grown up with him as “Gordon” on Sesame Street), and was produced by Joe Loesch. If you haven’t picked it up, you are missing out, and you can download the audio book on christianaudio!

Reviews for the paperback, hardcover, and eBook versions of More Than Rivals continue to pour in as well.

Here’s a review recently posted on Barnes & Noble’s website

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And last of all, yet another great review on Goodreads! This review was so long and in-depth, we didn’t even include it in full! Read the entire review here!

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Thanks to all of readers who took the time to express their thoughts about the book! It is so exciting to see people enjoying More Than Rivals! We love to see reviews and responses from readers and if you have not left your review yet, please do!

 

Ken Abraham will be on 650 AM WSM Monday, August 15!

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Ken Abraham, author of New York Times bestseller More Than Rivals, will be interviewed on Nashville radio station 650 AM WSM, dubbed the most famed country music station in the world, this coming Monday (August 15)!

Ken Abraham, author of New York Times bestseller More Than Rivals

Ken Abraham, author of New York Times bestseller More Than Rivals

WSM’s Coffee, Country & Cody show will have Ken Abraham on the air at 7:30 a.m., the perfect time to tune in whether you’re commuting to work or enjoying a cup of java at the kitchen table!

The Coffee, Country & Cody show, which you can catch on weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., is headed up by Bill Cody, a wonderful, talented host, and produced by Charlie Mattos, a 30 year radio veteran. Bill Cody has been on the air for 45 years and has spent 22 of those years on Coffee, Country & Cody, so you are in for a good time!

It is a highly respected and highly entertaining morning program and this should be a great interview, so please do not miss it! Remember to turn on the radio at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, August 15, and listen in while Bill Cody, Charlie Mattos, and Ken Abraham discuss the book everyone’s talking about: More Than Rivals! And enjoy some country music while you’re at it!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with the latest More Than Rivals news, and if you haven’t picked up your copy of the book yet, you can do so online at Barnes & Noble or Amazon or in your favorite bookstore!

More Reviews of NYT Bestseller More Than Rivals

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Wow! Readers are loving the New York Times bestseller More Than Rivals, written by Ken Abraham!

New reviews are popping up every day on bookseller sites and social media, and we are ecstatic to report that they are overwhelmingly positive!

We’ve compiled a few reviews below from various booksellers’ sites to share with you!

And don’t be afraid to leave your own review for More Than Rivals as well! We love hearing from readers, and we would love to hear from you!

Amazon:

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Click to buy the book on Amazon or leave your own review!

Barnes & Noble:

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Click here to buy the book at Barnes & Noble or leave your own review!

Goodreads:

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Click here to visit Goodreads and leave your own review!

We appreciate each and every review! If you have purchased the audio book, please don’t forget to review it as well on christianaudio or audible!

Book Reviewers, Bloggers are Writing about More Than Rivals

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More Than Rivals reviewed on blogs and websites

More Than Rivals, a New York Time Bestseller!

New York Times bestseller More Than Rivals hit the shelves on June 7 and since that date reviews have been pouring in, both from readers and from professional book reviewers.

We are happy to report that the comments from professional reviewers and bloggers have been overwhelmingly positive, and we would like to feature a few of our favorite book reviews from blogs and websites on our own blog today!

The first is by Natalie Walters, a writer from Georgia, who published a book review of More Than Rivals on her website: http://www.nataliewalterswriter.com/.

Below is an excerpt of her thoughts on the book:

My Thoughts:
This story drew me into American history unlike any other sports story has before. In typical Mayberry fashion, the town of Gallatin, Tennessee is a small, quiet southern town divided by a single set of railway tracks. And an invisible barrier that segregated black from white. Until a single basketball game challenged it all.

I’m the first to admit that basketball is not my game. Don’t like watching it much less having to read about it but I was immediately transfixed by the stories of two little boys who just wanted to play ball. Enough they momentarily forget it’s the 1960’s and one is black and the other is white.”

We are so glad Natalie enjoyed the book and chose to express her thoughts on it! Click here to read Natalie Walter’s full review!

Another review we enjoyed came from the blog: Me, Take Three.

The writer says:

“This is the perfect time for this book. It’s not just about basketball, or two boys growing up in a small town in Tennessee in the 1960s, or a championship basketball game in 1970 between two schools – one mostly white and one black – that are being forced to integrate while closing down the black school. This is about people’s fears and prejudices, and how that affects everyone… and it’s about paying little attention to those things when deciding who to be friends with, who to speak to, and who is just the same as you are.”

Great insights from Me, Take Three! Click here to read Me, Take Three’s full review!

It’s so exciting to read these wonderful, thoughtful book reviews, and to see so many people enjoying More Than Rivals! If you have read or published a review of More Than Rivals, feel free to share it in the comments or on our Facebook page!

If you don’t have your copy yet, you can purchase the book at Barnes & Noble or Amazon, or download the audio book at christianaudio or Audible

More Than Rivals on WGFX-FM’s Midday 180!

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More Than Rivals (already a New York Times bestseller!!) will be hitting the radio waves next week!

The hosts of 104-5 The Zone (WGFX-FM)’s Midday 180, a nationally syndicated sports radio show, will be visiting with More Than Rivals author Ken Abraham and the two main characters, Bill Ligon and Eddie Sherlin, next Thursday, July 28, to discuss the book!

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From left to right: Eddie Sherlin, Ken Abraham, Bill Ligon. All three will be interviewed on Midday 180 on Thursday, July 28!

And if that’s not exciting enough, Midday 180 will broadcast live right in Gallatin, Tennessee, which is where the More Than Rivals story takes place! So you can tune in from home or work or you can come out and watch it all happen in person at the Wendy’s on 927 Nashville Pike in Gallatin! That’s right, you can spend your lunch break watching a radio broadcast!

Hosted by Jonathan Hutton, Chad Withrow, and Paul Kuharsky, Midday 180 will be on air from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. CT. In that time block, the discussion of More Than Rivals, including interviews with Ken Abraham, Bill and Eddie, is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. CT.

Whether you come out to see it live at Wendy’s on July 28 or tune in over the radio, you will enjoy this, so don’t miss out!

We would like to thank Wendy’s of Gallatin and Midday 180! We are so glad to be a part of this! We can’t wait for next Thursday!

If you haven’t picked up your copy of More Than Rivals yet, you can buy the book in your favorite bookstore or online at Barnes & Noble or Amazon. If audio books are more your style, get the More Than Rivals audio book, available on christianaudio and Audible!

More Than Rivals: Reader Responses and Reviews!

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It’s hard to believe, but the More Than Rivals book has been in bookstores and online for over a month now! We are ecstatic to report that in that time More Than Rivals has received many positive reviews from enthusiastic readers, and to our great joy, has earned a spot on the New York Times bestsellers list!

Witnessing the impact of the More Than Rivals story since its publication and seeing how much the the book means to readers has truly been a phenomenal experience, so today, we would like to share a few of the responses the book has received!

Read some of our wonderful reader’s reviews (taken from popular bookseller’s and social media sites) below, and don’t forget to leave your own!

Barnes and Noble Review

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 If you purchased More Than Rivals at Barnes and Noble, don’t forget to leave a review for the book at barnesandnoble.com!

Amazon Review

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If you purchased More Than Rivals from Amazon, don’t forget to leave a review for the book on Amazon.com!

Goodreads Review

Goodreads reviews

Goodreads is a great place to review and rate books, including More Than Rivals!

In other news, the More Than Rivals audio book was released just last week! It’s available for download on christianaudio.com, and it’s now available on Audible as well! Pick it up for that summer road trip or just to enjoy around the house!

Thank you again to all the readers who have reached out via social media and through reviews to let us and others know how much they enjoyed the book! We love to hear from you!

 

The More Than Rivals Audio Book is AVAILABLE NOW!

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Threats of violence were bandied back and forth across the gym. The stands simmered with energy and overflowed with raucous fans, all cheering on their chosen teams and ready for action… There was a feeling in the air that night. A feeling that lives would be changed. It was a game like no other!

The much anticipated More Than Rivals audio book, written by Ken Abraham, makes its debut TODAY — July 7!! Enjoy all the action and excitement of More Than Rivals (now a New York Times best-seller!) as told by the very talented Roscoe Orman! Download today at christianaudio, order on Amazon, or buy the audio book at your favorite bookstore!

Roscoe, the narrator, is an accomplished actor. He has had numerous memorable roles, but you may know him best as “Gordon” on Sesame Street. It’s a role he has played for many years, much to his fan’s enjoyment! His captivating storytelling gives each scene of More Than Rivals an extra punch, and his excellent voice acting brings each character to life.

We were also fortunate enough to have Joe Loesch as the Spoken Word Producer. Thank you, Joe, for producing this addictive audio book!

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Joe Loesch and Roscoe Orman in the midst of creating the More Than Rivals audio book

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Joe Loesch (left), producer of the More Than Rivals audio book, and Roscoe Orman (right), the voice of the More Than Rivals audio book

Listening to the More Than Rivals story is truly an exciting and emotional experience, and one you will want to share. This is the perfect audio book for that summer road trip! The journey will fly by as you enjoy Eddie’s and Bill’s story! But be careful! You won’t want to get out of the car until you’ve reached the end!

The YouTube clips below, featuring excerpts from the audio book along with photos of the characters, give you a taste of what to expect!

More Than Rivals: New York Times Best-Seller!

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More Than Rivals has made the New York Times best-sellers list, and we are over the moon! It’s amazing how much the book has grown and spread! A story that began in a small Tennessee town, a town that rarely makes the news, has found its way into the hands of readers all over the world, and now has found itself a place on the New York Times best-sellers list! Unbelievable!

We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who continues to support and pro

More Than Rivals Makes Great Father's Day gift

More Than Rivals, a New York Times best-seller!

mote Eddie’s and Bill’s inspiring story, including the author Ken Abraham, who did a wonderful job bringing the story to life (and who has been on the New York Times best-sellers list many times), the bookstores and vendors who put More Than Rivals on the shelves (buy the book now at Barnes & Noble or on Amazon!), the Gallatin, Tenn., community, and the readers who have purchased and read the book!

Over the holiday weekend, the Tennessean did a wonderful article on More Than Rivals and its many supporters, some of whom were able to join us at the recent book signing and launch party for the book. There are some wonderful photographs of the book signing and launch party included in the article! If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, please do: New book reunites Union, Gallatin basketball players.

Again, we could not be more excited about this news, and we hope you will read the More Than Rivals story and share in the joy we feel at spreading its message of love, friendship, and faith! We have gotten great responses from readers! We will continue sharing the story with all of you, and we hope you will continue to share your reactions to the story with us!