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Surviving the Emotional Roller Coaster

Summary

As a teen, you're experiencing intense changes in your life - both physically and mentally. To top it off, you're probably unsure of how to handle your emotions in a positive, constructive way.  Surviving the Emotional Roller Coaster offers evidence-based techniques to help you regulate your emotions and find balance in all areas of life - whether it's at home, at school, or with friends and peers. By learning to be more aware of your emotions, you'll be able to let difficult feelings pass without reacting to them in destructive ways.  You will also learn the four basic DBT skills to help you manage your emotions: core mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. You'll discover how to apply these skills to help deal with a number of negative emotions, such as low self-esteem, anger, anxiety, depression, and more. By changing the way you react to your emotions and to others, you'll be able to build better relationships and feel more confident as a result. If you're ready to understand and better manage your feelings, stop acting on impulses, and calm yourself in moments of emotional stress, this book will show you how.

©2016 Sheri Van Dijk (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Suzie Althens
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Mental Toughness for Young Athletes

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Finally! There is a mental-toughness book for young athletes! Hey everyone, Moses and Troy Horne here. Your mental-toughness guides! We know exactly how you feel. If you are reading this, you probably have a young athlete who struggles with in-game stress and maybe even sports performance anxiety. That is why this version was mostly written by Moses. As of the time of the writing of this book, Moses Horne is a 15-year-old elite athlete who can talk directly about the triumphs and struggles of working toward being mentally tough. This is the only book that I know of with input from an actual young athlete.  A lot of the heavy lifting was done by me, Troy Horne, his dad. I am here to help the parents understand how to help your kiddo navigate this mental-toughness journey. For more on that make sure that you pick up the parent's guide version of this book - Mental Toughness for Young Athletes: Eight Proven 5-Minute Mindset Exercises for Kids and Teens in Competitive Sports (Parent's Guide). It's super necessary. We know where you are, and we know how to help you help your young athlete find his or her mental fortitude.  In the past, we have purchased a lot of books about mental toughness in sports. To be honest, most of the books that we read were not a good fit for young athletes because they were either written for adults or not written for youth athletes in competitive sports. There is a difference. Parents! Troy speaking: Since there wasn't anything out there for elite athletes, I did what every youth sports parent does when they want to help their kid. I started my own team! Just kidding! (I probably should have, but I didn't believe that I would be able to do it well. I lacked mental confidence in myself I guess. We talk about that in the parent's version of this book, too.) We took the long journey of ups and downs. We struggled to help our young athlete find his mental toughness. It was rough! However, luckily along the way, we found the winning formula thanks to being able to talk with sports icons personally. We launched a podcast together, and on it we interviewed sports mental-toughness giants like Chauncey Billups, Tywanna Smith, Keiko Yoshimine, Earl Boykins, Jason Richardson, and Kobe Bryant! We studied what they did and said based on our interviews, and we came up with a mental-toughness plan that worked! We followed their journey and their advice. We wrote down what worked for our young athlete, and we put it in this book so that you would be able to skip a lot of the struggle and failure part. No need for everyone to struggle right?  In this book we are going to share with you what we learned from talking to NBA athletes, NFL athletes, EuroLeague athletes, college coaches, and college athletes as well.   Does your child perform better in practice than they do when the game or when the "lights come on"?  Do they seem like they are losing their love for the game? Do you want to help them? If you answered yes to these questions, then you are in the right place.

©2020 Buggily Group Inc (P)2020 Buggily Group Inc

Narrator: Moses Horne
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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BasSketball Lessons

Summary

What could your child achieve if they were more intentional about who they are? What if they had tools assisting them to focus and avoid distractions in this frenzied world? What if they could obtain a great formula for winning consistently both on and off the athletic court and field? Imagine the confidence they could build, in sports and education, if they learned to dig deep in order to attain the goals they have set for themselves. In this candid and inspirational guide to young people, Brent Bass examines challenges and contradictions facing school age students (notably student-athletes). He offers middle and high schoolers (and parents) tools for learning about peer pressure, respecting authority, being coachable, risk-taking, keeping their word, managing time, first impressions, staying flexible, spirituality, focusing, and other winning life skills.  Youth will also discover why it’s important to:  Maintain a positive mindset and attitude. Develop good listening skills. Assist with chores at home. Not to be afraid to ask for help. Whether endeavoring to play sports at any level, or in striving to be an entrepreneur or an astronaut, this book will help youth stay intentional in their everyday decision making and fixated on their goals as they continue to create road maps for success in life. 

©2020 Brent Bass (P)2020 Brent Bass

Narrator: Brent Bass
Author: Brent Bass
Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Honor Girl

Summary

Maggie has spent basically every summer of her 15-year-old life at the 100-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She's from Atlanta, she's never kissed a guy, she's into Backstreet Boys, and her long summer days are full of a pleasant, peaceful nothing - until one confounding moment.

A split-second of innocent physical contact pulls Maggie into a gut-twisting love for an older, wiser, and, most surprising of all (at least to Maggie), female counselor named Erin. But Camp Bellflower is an impossible place for a girl to fall in love with another girl. When it seems as if Erin maybe feels the same way about Maggie, it's too much for both Maggie and Camp Bellflower to handle - let alone understand.

©2015 Rachel Cohn (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: full cast
Length: 2 hrs
Available on Audible
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Playing to Win

8 ratings

Summary

When New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis got involved in his kids’ local softball league, it all seemed so wholesome and simple. Ten years later, his family looked back to find that they had spent thousands of dollars - not to mention hours - and traveled thousands of miles in the service of a single sport. All over America, families are investing blood, sweat, tears, and retirement savings in their children’s sports careers, all with the ultimate goal of…what exactly? A college scholarship? A professional contract? Simply the taste of victory? Through the lens of the highly competitive world of girls’ softball, Lewis reveals the youth sports industrial complex that has arisen to aggressively monetize after-school pastimes. The major players aren’t the ones on the field - they’re the ones stripping the pockets of unwitting parents to the tune of billions of dollars a year, creating an arms race of amateur athletics and enabling the Varsity Blues scandal. So what’s in it for the parents - or, for that matter, the kids themselves? This from-the-bleachers portrait of our national obsession with youth sports explores the consequences of high-stakes play for families, communities, and the kids in the game.  

©2019 Michael Lewis (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

15 ratings

Summary

The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry! Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury, Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors. Based on the Five Cs of Survivability - cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages - this valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness.  In this book, you'll also discover detailed information on: Choosing the right items for your kit. Manufacturing needed tools and supplies. Collecting and cooking food. Protecting yourself from the elements. With Canterbury's guidance, you'll not only prepare yourself for any climate and situation, you'll also learn how to use the art of bushcraft to reconnect with nature in ways you've never imagined.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Dave Canterbury (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

Available on Audible
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How Bad Do You Want It?

66 ratings

Summary

The greatest athletic performances spring from the mind, not the body. Elite athletes have known this for decades, and now science is learning why it's true. In his fascinating new book, How Bad Do You Want It?, coach Matt Fitzgerald examines more than a dozen pivotal races to discover the surprising ways elite athletes strengthen their mental toughness. Fitzgerald puts you into the pulse-pounding action of more than a dozen epic races from running, cycling, triathlon, XTERRA, and rowing with thrilling race reports and revealing postrace interviews with the elites. Their own words reinforce what the research has found: Strong mental fitness lets us approach our true physical limits, giving us an edge over physically stronger competitors. Each chapter explores the how and why of an elite athlete's transformative moment, revealing powerful new psychobiological principles you can practice to flex your own mental fitness. The new psychobiological model of endurance performance shows that the most important question in endurance sports is: How bad do you want it? Fitzgerald's fascinating book will forever change how you answer this question and show you how to master the psychology of mind over muscle. These lessons will help you push back your limits and uncover your full potential.

©2015 Matt Fitzgerald (P)2016 Recorded Books

Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Maximum Muscle: Turn Fats into Exponential Muscle Growth in 10 Days - Discover How Strength Training, Bodyweight Exercises, and Weight Training Can Lead to Bodybuilding and Weight Loss

2 ratings

Summary

Discover the most effective techniques back by science to build muscle mass fast! Complete with a full nutritional diet meal plan and strength training exercises. When it comes to building muscle, many people are simply doing the wrong exercises or have the most flawed diet plan. Without proper nutrition and a clear work-out plan, you could spend hours in the gym and still be small and inadequate.  Introducing Maximum Muscle: Turn Fats Into Exponential Muscle Growth in 10 Days! Inside this book you will learn: How muscle is built How to target the various muscle groups for growth The upper body, core, and lower body The top 10 muscle building exercises for exponential muscle growth Secret bodybuilding strategies you wish you knew  How to program an effective training cycle that works for you How to make the most out of your bodyweight workouts How to choose the optimum number of repetitions Why bodyweight workouts are super fast & super efficient How to get started with strength training with just a set of weights Benefits of Bodyweight Training include: Help build and maintain muscle mass Increased oxygen use by muscles  Reduced joint and bone pain for long-term bodybuilding  Protection of bone health & muscle mass Enhanced fat-burning and weight loss (belly fat) Increased resting metabolic rate Improves fitness & overall quality of health Increased levels of energy & boost in mood And a whole other list of positive benefits Let's not wait any longer! Buy this audiobook today for a transformed body!

©2018 Cory Calvin (P)2018 Cory Calvin

Narrator: Andre G Chapoy
Author: Cory Calvin
Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Sailboat Cruising (AUDIOTOPICS)

5 ratings

Summary

For anyone interested in owning or chartering a sailing yacht or going on a sailing vacation - otherwise known as "cruising" - this audiobook will give you a thorough orientation, something to listen to ahead of time. Experienced skippers, this is the perfect primer for the friends or family you've invited to go sailing. Presented by ASA-certified instructor Mark Herlinger, this audio program covers such topics as: qualifications to go cruising or chartering, types of boats, chartering tips, systems onboard, crew teamwork, sailboat rigging, navigation, mooring and anchoring, planning an itinerary, packing for the trip, safety, and family cruising. Listen and learn while you get excited for your sailing vacation.

©2012 Mark N. Herlinger (P)2012 Mark N. Herlinger

Narrator: Mark Herlinger
Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Winning Bodybuilding

4 ratings

Summary

Dr. Franco Columbu, internationally known bodybuilding champion, has written a book that provides a commonsense approach to training with weights - whether for competition or just to get into shape. Columbu is a two-time Mr. Olympia winner who first wrote this book in 1977, when it sold 500,000 copies. Creators Publishing has brought it back with the paperback, ebook, and audiobook. In the audiobook, recorded with Rick Newcombe, cofounder of Creators Publishing, Franco answers many questions to update his training advice and tells stories about what life was like during the Golden Age of bodybuilding. The audiobook contains priceless stories about the young Franco and his best friend, Arnold Schwarzenegger, when they first arrived in America from Europe. The audiobook is loaded with useful information for getting in shape, and it is very inspiring for training!

©2017 Creators Publishing (P)2017 Creators Publishing

Narrator: Franco Columbu
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Decide to Play Great Poker

19 ratings

Summary

Ask the great poker players how they'd play a hand and the answer is always "it depends." That answer can be infuriating. But guess what? It really does depend. The key to becoming a great poker player is in knowing what it depends on. At last there's a book that gives you that answer. Poker is a game of so many variables; table position, flop texture, the number of players in a hand, the personalities of your opponents, and so much more. Decide to Play Great Poker teaches you how to identify and analyze those variables, interchange them within basic game-situation templates, and become knowledgeable, comfortable, and confident in any poker situation. Instead of just dictating a bunch of rules that work only some of the time, this book teaches you to become a great poker thinker and strategist so that you can expertly navigate any poker challenge you encounter. Most players think the goal of poker is to make money. They're wrong! The goal of poker is to make good decisions. Money is simply the way you measure how well you're meeting that objective. So if you're ready to start making world-class decisions at the poker table - and to reap the substantial rewards that those decisions will yield - all you have to do is decide: Decide to Play Great Poker now. You'll never be vexed by "it depends" again.

©2011 Annie Duke and John Vorhaus (P)2011 Spoken Word Inc

Narrator: Annie Duke
Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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The Simple Science of Muscle Growth and Hypertrophy

1 rating

Summary

Are you still not seeing the results you want despite spending hours and hours at the gym or hundreds of dollars on supplements per month? If you want to start building as much muscle as possible and as quickly as possible, then keep reading.... Have you been going to the gym for several months now, yet you feel as if you don’t look any different? Or maybe you feel as if, for the amount of time you put into the gym, you should be a lot bigger or a lot more muscular than you currently are.... There are no more remaining “secrets” that you need to unravel, regardless of whatever the next fitness guru tells you. Truth is the health and fitness industry is a lucrative market that is being capitalized on by marketers.... And people like us - people who want to become the best versions of ourselves - are being taken advantage of and sold the same concepts repackaged under different names. Other times, we are lied to about our natural potential, and oversold the benefits that their products or supplements can bring us. But building muscle is actually a really simple process. You already know what to do. You just lack the confidence to do it. This book will dispel all the nonsense and reveal the truth about building muscle so that you can stop wasting your time trying to identify what works and what doesn’t, and start sculpting a more muscular, more confident and better you. With references to over 20 of the best scientific studies available, discover: How to avoid the most common mistake people make with their training and programming. Why “new and revolutionary” is a marketing tool, and just how old the newest training revolution really is. How to tell good research from bad, the different levels of scientific evidence, and how to properly gauge “backed by science” and “research-based” claims. What the ideal rep range for muscle growth really is (Hint: it’s not 8-12 reps!). How to quantify your training the correct way using the new, scientifically-accepted formula for volume. How you can make up to 63 percent more gains changing only one training variable. Why strength training and prioritization is unnecessary for muscle growth. The advantage hard-gainers have when it comes to building muscle. What supplements you should consider, especially if you don’t eat animal products. Why bench presses are not enough for chest development; the underused triceps extension for better triceps development; and why overhead presses may be a waste of time. The laws of muscle growth - understand and apply these two to three concepts and you will build muscle.

©2019 Andy Xiong (P)2019 Andy Xiong

Narrator: Benjamin McLean
Author: Andy Xiong
Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Supervivencia [Survival]

Summary

Una guía para curarse a sí mismo en el desierto es un libro único diseñado para ayudar a los exploradores principiantes, aficionados y experimentados que participan en la exploración de diferentes paisajes. El contenido ha sido diseñado para abordar varios aspectos que son importantes durante el viaje.   Los primeros capítulos se centran en la vida silvestre de una región en la que se analizan primero los animales y los insectos. Los arbustos y la vegetación también son parte de la vida silvestre de una región, algunos venenos y algunos deliciosos, por lo que exploraremos eso en los capítulos iniciales. El libro también es una guía sobre cómo curarse a sí mismo de experiencias e interacciones desafortunadas con esta vida silvestre y vegetal. Hay varios procedimientos que un explorador puede realizar sobre sí mismo para mantener su vida en la naturaleza. También se ha compilado una lista completa que permite a los lectores empacar de manera eficiente para su próximo viaje, según la región que visitarán y la vida silvestre que explorarán. El aspecto emocional también se ha tratado en este libro. Se ha incluido una nueva perspectiva sobre la vida silvestre, que explica cómo la naturaleza puede convertirse en una fuente de claridad emocional y espiritual. Se discuten algunos procesos que permiten a los exploradores convertir la energía de la naturaleza en energía positiva que puede afectar su vida. ¡El optimismo que trae la exploración es muy real y está esperando ser aprovechado! ¡Toma tu copia hoy para aprender a curarte física y espiritualmente durante tus aventuras de bushcrafting!  Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2020 Branda Nurt (P)2020 Branda Nurt

Narrator: Keymer Roa
Author: Branda Nurt
Length: 4 hrs
Available on Audible
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Fast After 50

5 ratings

Summary

Fast After 50 is for every endurance athlete who wants to stay fast for years to come.  For runners, cyclists, triathletes, swimmers, and cross-country skiers, getting older doesn't have to mean getting slower. Drawing from the most current research on aging and sports performance, Joe Friel - America's leading endurance sports coach - shows how athletes can race strong and stay healthy well past age 50.  In his groundbreaking book Fast After 50, Friel offers a smart approach for athletes to ward off the effects of age. Friel shows athletes how to extend their racing careers for decades - and race to win.  Fast After 50 presents guidelines for high-intensity workouts, focused strength training, recovery, crosstraining, and nutrition for high performance:  How the body's response to training changes with age, how to adapt your training plan, and how to avoid overtraining  How to shed body fat and regain muscle density  How to create a progressive plan for training, rest, recovery, and competition  Workout guidelines, field tests, and intensity measurement  In Fast After 50, Joe Friel shows athletes that age is just a number - and race results are the only numbers that count.  With contributions from: Mark Allen, Gale Bernhardt, Amby Burfoot, Dr. Larry Creswell, John Howard, Dr. Tim Noakes, Ned Overend, Dr. John Post, Dr. Andrew Pruitt, and Lisa Rainsberger. This audiobook is skillfully narrated by Douglas James. All figures and tables referenced in the audiobook can be found in the supplementary PDF.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2015 Joe Friel (P)2019 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

Narrator: Douglas James
Author: Joe Friel
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Barbell Training for Beginners

Summary

Have you been struggling with fitness lately? Have you heard about barbell training but you don’t know much about it? If that is the case, then you need not go far…. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never lifted a barbell before - this book will have you bulking up in no time.  It is set to serve as a road map through the weight room. Think of it as a personal trainer who’s always going to be there for you. Increase your strength to improve your health, your appearance, and your performance with Barbell Training for Beginners. Barbell Training for Beginners includes: Personal assessment hints - how to conduct an assessment on yourself Explanations of the role and importance of barbell training Barbell training plan for beginners — the best way to be prepared for barbell starting from scratch Barbell keys to success  Presentations of the most effective exercises you need to know Descriptions of many different workouts and programs How to use barbell racks Strength vs. hypertrophy Nutrition hints — ensure your diet supports your barbell activity with many nutrients, simple meal ideas, and prepping tips. Discover the true approach to barbell training and become more strong, more confident, and better you for less than a single session of personal training – join the challenge by clicking “add to cart” now!

©2019 Bradon Medrano (P)2020 Brandon Medrano

Narrator: Mike Houston
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Essential BushCraft & Emergency BushCraft

Summary

Some say it's survival of the fittest. What it should be is survival of the prepared, and here's why... Are you tired of living in a world where humans have lost all kinds of consideration to mother nature, having become infinitely indulged in the concepts of profit and greed? Do you find attractive the idea of living on the edge with only the bare minimum, wanting to experience the ultimate satisfaction that comes from being creative and resourceful in the wild? But while you’re marveling at the beauty of Mother Nature, she is plotting your demise. Approximately 140 people die in US national parks every year from drowning, falls, heat or cold exposure, and wildlife. Mother Nature is ruthless just as much as she is beautiful, and she doesn’t forgive mistakes. A nice camping or hiking trip can turn deadly in seconds. So much can go wrong when you venture outdoors, and it doesn’t take a lot for you to be thrown into a life-threatening situation Essential Bushcraft & Emergency BushCraft is the only survival guide that will equip you with both: Skills to survive any outdoor emergency, and mental strength that will help you stay calm and poised during life-threatening situations. Inside, here’s just a fraction of what you’ll discover: Why bushcraft is the answer you've been searching for to become completely independent and easily survive on your own in the wilderness Exactly how to begin your preparations to survive in nature, even if you've never been outside the city in your life Step-by-step guidance on how to acquire all the essentials with nothing but your wit and your hands What exactly your relationship to nature could be if you take the time to understand its endless secrets and hidden gems Straightforward techniques to build your own tools and finally become the engineer of your own life The empowering skills you will get once you master the knowledge and mysteries of all the wealth of the earth Simple mental reprogramming exercises the Navy SEALs use to fully control their minds and emotions in emergencies Techniques used by various special forces units that develop observational skills A detailed list of personal protective equipment (PPE) you should always carry to survive in the wilderness A guide on how to perform a physical examination of injuries on yourself or someone else for worst-case scenarios Techniques for treating all types of mental and physical injuries, from cuts and fractures to strokes and seizures Expert advice on how to deal with emergencies caused by predators, insects, and plants Bonus: How to survive 5 life-threatening scenarios that can happen anywhere, such as a car accident Bushcraft is not just about surviving in nature; it is about adopting a new way of thinking.

©2020 Elijah Sarge (P)2020 Elijah Sarge

Author: Buck Johnson
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Epic

Summary

‘For 30 years I was the voice of sport at The Times - but that’s enough about me. What matters is sport.’ This is an autobiography from which the author, award-winning writer Simon Barnes, has been surgically removed. He has reported on six World Cups, seven Olympic Games, cricket on five continents and more than 20 Wimbledons, watching Diego Maradona, Usain Bolt, Sachin Tendulkar and Roger Federer at their peaks. Along the way he had soul-revealing conversations with Ayrton Senna and sat on Desert Orchid. His journalist’s experience gives him perspective - until the addictive madness of sport takes over. Epic is a stunning mosaic of some of the greatest sporting moments in recent years, which build up to provide the listener with a better idea of what sport is for and what differentiates winners from losers and reveal how sport teaches us how better to enjoy life. This is sport unplugged. Speaking for itself. Allowing the listener to understand sport with more clarity and depth than ever before.

©2018 Simon Barnes (P)2018 Simon & Schuster UK

Narrator: Simon Barnes
Author: Simon Barnes
Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods

1 rating

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"Feeder" mindset means being in control of a situation, proactive rather than reactive. It is an optimistic outlook that reframes any situation as a learning experience. Kevin Estela teaches survival skills from this feeder-based perspective, which is what separates his teaching style from other wilderness instructors.   Kevin has written the quintessential guide for an outdoor enthusiast's "bucket list" of skills - how to make a fire, build a shelter, gather food, find water, use a knife correctly, and make cordage. These skills will keep you safe and better prepare you to deal with emergencies in the field, when you'll need the additional skills of signaling and communication, navigation, and crisis first aid taught in this book.  Each chapter concludes with more advanced techniques to build your skills in various challenging situations, with tips that even seasoned survival enthusiasts haven't thought of.   101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods is a lifetime reference you will turn to over and over again. It will become the first thing you pack for any adventure and just might save your - or someone else's - life.

©2019 Kevin Estela (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Matthew Boston
Author: Kevin Estela
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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The Squared Circle

Summary

Grantland and Deadspin correspondent presents a breakthrough examination of the professional wrestling, its history, its fans, and its wider cultural impact that does for the sport what Chuck Klosterman did for heavy metal. The Squared Circle grows out of David Shoemaker’s writing for Deadspin, where he started the column “Dead Wrestler of the Week” (which boasts over 1 million page views) - a feature on the many wrestling superstars who died too young because of the abuse they subject their bodies to - and his writing for Grantland, where he covers the pro wrestling world, and its place in the pop culture mainstream. Shoemaker’s sportswriting has since struck a nerve with generations of wrestling fans who - like him - grew up worshipping a sport often derided as “fake” in the wider culture. To them, these professional wrestling superstars are not just heroes but an emotional outlet and the lens through which they learned to see the world. Starting in the early 1900s and exploring the path of pro wrestling in America through the present day, The Squared Circle is the first book to acknowledge both the sport’s broader significance and wrestling fans’ keen intellect and sense of irony. Divided into eras, each section offers a snapshot of the wrestling world, profiles some of the period’s preeminent wrestlers, and the sport’s influence on our broader culture. Through the brawling, bombast, and bloodletting, Shoemaker argues that pro wrestling can teach us about the nature of performance, audience, and, yes, art.

©2013 David Shoemaker (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: R.C. Bray
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Essential Bushcraft

Summary

Some say it's survival of the fittest. What it should be is survival of the prepared, and here's why... Are you tired of living in a world where humans have lost all kinds of consideration to mother nature, having become infinitely indulged in the concepts of profit and greed? Do you find attractive the idea of living on the edge with only the bare minimum, wanting to experience the ultimate satisfaction that comes from being creative and resourceful in the wild? Are you fed up with being surrounded by concrete, buildings, and an ever-growing dependence on technology to manage your life, looking to escape the city and learn the many pieces of forgotten wisdom our great ancestors left behind? If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, then look no further - bushcraft is precisely what you need. Whether you want to build your own shelter, start your own fire with nothing but a spindle and board, or even set a trap to catch your own food, mastering the art of manufacturing everything you need can take you a long way to surviving on your own. With so much uncertainty surrounding us in the world of today - economic crashes, global warming, and impending health crises - the urge to be prepared for a worst-case scenario is ever-growing. It is no surprise then that as many as 3.7 million Americans consider themselves survivalists, and the numbers are only increasing exponentially worldwide. It may finally be the time for you to go into the wilderness with nothing but your hands, and start exploring all the possibilities that nature has to offer you to become completely independent and stop relying on anything or anyone but yourself to survive and thrive. Don't jump in just yet, though!  You'll need proper guidance to help you understand exactly what you need and how you need to do it. You must prepare yourself for any challenge you may face out there to avoid much unnecessary time spent in the dark simply trying to figure things out. In Essential Bushcraft, you will discover: Why bushcraft is the answer you've been searching for to become completely independent and easily survive on your own in the wilderness  Exactly how to begin your preparations to survive in nature, even if you've never been outside the city in your life  Step-by-step guidance on how to acquire all the essentials with nothing but your wit and your hands  What exactly your relationship to nature could be if you take the time to understand its endless secrets and hidden gems  Straightforward techniques to build your own tools and finally become the engineer of your own life  The empowering skills you will get once you master the knowledge and mysteries of all the wealth of the earth And much more Bushcraft is not just about surviving in nature; it is about adopting a new way of thinking. It means overcoming the needs and desires of a modern man and only relying on the essentials. The practice goes beyond the simplicity of a vacation. It is a real immersion into the untamed wilderness that surrounds us on a different level - nature is not just a safe place to pitch a tent; nature also provides. If others like Dave Canterbury, Les Stroud, and David Arama have been able to unlock the secrets of nature and master the art of survival and real independence, then there's no reason why you can't.

©2020 Elijah Sarge (P)2020 Elijah Sarge

Author: Buck Johnson
Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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The Science of Getting Ripped

Summary

Here's how an overworked computer engineer accidentally discovered the little-known 'secrets' to build muscle and lose fat I'd had enough of my unhealthy lifestyle...I didn't exercise, I had a two hour commute to my hospital IT job in Chicago, I had a wife and two kids. And most of the fitness advice I read was geared towards guys who had the time to work out six days a week. But after a lot of research and trial and error, I finally figured out how to burn fat and build muscle while still maintaining my busy lifestyle. The result is The Science of Getting Ripped. This is the step-by-step manual I created for busy guys that want to burn fat, build muscle, get stronger, and increase their athleticism and power. I share the secrets and tips that regular guys can use to get in incredible shape. This is not a typical "bodybuilding" audiobook because it's geared towards regular guys with busy lives. Here's what you'll discover: How a little known nutrition trick slashes fat! (Once you know this, you won't have trouble burning fat.) The little used strategy that means you get stronger on any lift. (This is a common sense technique I hardly ever see anyone do.) Are you looking to lose belly fat? You're in luck...I'll show you a proven way to target your flabby belly...this is great for beer bellies. How to get a six-pack and an incredible core with these under-utilized ab movements. Imagine increasing strength and muscle growth week after week! The exact time it should take you to lower a rep. The magic timeframe each set should take for optimal growth. Why training for too long is counterproductive and often a barrier to muscle growth! The one thing you must do to stimulate new muscle growth. What the true muscle-building hormone is and how to ignite it every single workout. Why drastic reductions in calories is counterproductive and damages long-term weight loss. How to smash through plateaus and sticking points. (The scientific principle you must incorporate in your workouts to help prevent plateaus.) How to eat your favorite "junk" foods and still lose body fat. Finally discover how to eat your favorite foods like pasta, chocolate cake, hot dogs, pizza, ice cream, cupcakes, French toast, and cinnamon rolls to help you build muscle while still dropping body fat! How the "afterburn effect" helps you burn more calories while working out less. Can't make it to the gym? No problem. Just do this simple "get ripped at home" workout. The mind-blowing testosterone and growth hormone boosting secrets. (These powerful hormones literally burn fat, increase sex drive, and virtually turn back the hands of time causing you to look and feel younger.) The only three supplements you will ever need!

©2017 Raza Imam (P)2017 Raza Imam

Narrator: C.J. McAllister
Author: Raza Imam
Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
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L.A. Pomeroy

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L.A. Pomeroy is an award-winning journalist (2010 AHP Best Freelance Equestrian Journalist, 2008 AHP Best Feature finalist), publicist, Internet radio cohost, and equinista specializing in equestrian culture/lifestyle, fashion/design, and art/collectibles. She also serves as Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) media liaison and has gained exceptional experience in Olympic equestrian sports history and trivia working for the US Equestrian Team (now USEF), earning respected, trusted connections over the decades with the uppermost echelons of the international equestrian industry. Her specialty is crafting timely, compelling writing with a twist, targeted to engage the equine investor/reader and bridge the divide between the horse industry and modern world.

©2011 Nanette Levin (P)2015 Nanette Levin

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The Practical Bushcraft Survival Guide

4 ratings

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Survival situations often don't start off as such, like a day hike or a fishing trip. It is only when things go wrong that you are suddenly faced with a life-and-death survival situation. Therefore, you want to plan for the unexpected. Before you set off into the woods, take the time to go through all contingencies. Disasters often don't come with advance notice, nor do they send you any early warning signs. So learning how to survive in the wilderness can truly save you and your family's life. After hiking, backpacking, and camping out for many years in 17 different countries, I have mastered the art of survival in the woods. Because I have done it for so long, I will tell you, it was a "learn as I go" process for me. But for you, it may not be that easy. Why, you may ask? What if a severe natural or man-made disaster happens suddenly? What if a war breaks out? Would you be ready? I have been teaching hiking, camping, and backpacking for many years in many countries, but in the last three years, a group of people in Colombia asked me to teach them survival tactics in the woods. That question opened my mind and eyes wide; I know why they had asked me to teach them, but what if similar civil and or political unrest or war breaks out in our country? How many of us would be ready? More importantly how many of us would actually survive? I believe every one of us needs to know at least the basics of wilderness survival like what bushcraft skills you need, what bushcraft gears and supplies you will require, and how to navigate yourself in the wilderness. Along with the knowledge, let's make a survival pack ready just in case. Once you do these two things (first gather the basic knowledge of survival, second get the emergency pack ready), I believe you will sleep better at night. This is what you will master: How to get started in bushcraft Four survival basics in the woods 10 bushcraft skills to master Tips and tricks to bushcraft survival Bushcraft tools and gears you need How to find and treat water (source water from plants, trees, and underground) How to find a prepare food (trapping, gathering, and cooking) How to catch fish (bare hand, trotline, spearfishing, fish traps) How to make snares and traps to catch animals How to start a fire without lighters or matches How to build both long and short term shelters Bushcraft safety and emergency first aid (how to use medicinal herbs) How to navigate your way around the wilderness (map- and compass-reading basics) How to practice and get prepared for wilderness survival Activities you can do in the woods Money saving tips on bushcraft survival gear List of items you need to take with you All of this comes directly from my personal experience and not from Google search.

©2016 CSB Academy Publishing Company (P)2016 CSB Academy Publishing Company

Author: Robbie Jones
Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
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Under Pressure

1 rating

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Most incidents and accidents are down to "human error". Unfortunately, human error is normal and common, and we can't get rid of it. However, we can reduce the likelihood of one of those - "oh shit moments" - if we have an understanding of human factors and develop our non-technical skills. This is a globally unique book containing decades of research and practice from high-risk domains translated into the world of recreational and technical diving. This is done through the use of numerous detailed case studies to highlight the value and applicability of these skills.  This book is a must for all divers who want to manage their risks more effectively and have fun in the process. 

©2019 Gareth Lock (P)2019 Gareth Lock

Narrator: Graham Jack
Author: Gareth Lock
Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Strength Training Revolution: Grow Bigger and Stronger with the 4-Step Training System That Redefines Strength for Intermediate-Advanced Barbell, Powerlifting, and Strength Athletes

1 rating

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If you’ve encountered plateaus with your current strength training program and you can’t seem to get over this slump no matter what you do, then keep reading.... What’s your max squat? How much ya bench? What’s your best deadlift? Can you press your body weight? Today, pushing quantifiable expressions of strength, like your maxes, is becoming increasingly ubiquitous. However, though strength may be specific, real strength is much more than a powerlifting total - it’s about resilience, capability, and adaptability. It’s survival of the fittest after all, not the strongest. But most strength training programs emphasize mastering only one factor of strength - technicality via neuromuscular efficiency, which happens to be the least transferable factor of strength, too. There are other factors of strength that should be trained, which offer more carryover to other sports, as well as to other aspects of life. In fact, your training should be specific to you, and it should be dependent on your training advancement, goals, and weaknesses. Yet I see many strength enthusiasts make the same mistake I once made: Get addicted to the simplicity of beginner linear progression programs and try to run them forever. But proper training doesn’t have to be complicated; you can continue to have simple programming as you enter the intermediate and advanced stages of your lifting career. Using a simple yet revolutionary four-step training system, train all factors of strength at the same time and become a stronger, better, and more confident you. Referencing some of the best powerlifting and strength coaches, discover: What your training advancement is according to a comprehensive classification chart compiled from five different coaches, and how to correct your training so that it matches your real experience level What to prioritize at each training advancement, and why most of you should not be fixated on either technical mastery or periodization How to properly autoregulate your training using RPE according to its founder, champion powerlifter, and renowned powerlifting coach, Mike Tuchscherer What you know about volume is WRONG: Discover how to properly measure and regulate training volume according to two experts, a champion powerlifter and an Olympic coach What real strength entails, and, contrary to Mark Bell’s claim that strength is never a weakness, how and when strength is a weakness The most important training variable no one talks about, and two equally important ones that are forgotten (Ignore these and you will never reach your potential.). Why exercises like the deadlift are great for displaying strength, but aren’t the best for developing strength.... And much, much more!

©2019 Andy Xiong (P)2019 Andy Xiong

Narrator: Benjamin McLean
Author: Andy Xiong
Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Create a Bug Out Bag for Emergency Survival Situations: How Preppers Prepare Their Go Bags for Evacuations to Survive Disasters

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Disaster can strike at any time. Sometimes, as with a hurricane, you may get some notice; other times, in the case of a fire or an earthquake, you'll receive no warning at all. Most of the time, the disaster will leave your home and the surrounding area more or less intact. I've been in several earthquakes that damaged the furniture and windows of my apartment, but otherwise, everything was fine. When I lived in the mountains, there were forest fires that burned close to where I lived, but fortunately, there was no damage to my residence. Regardless of whether your residence is damaged or not, you may be required to evacuate the area. This can happen for many reasons. When I lived in the mountains, several evacuations were implemented because it appeared to the authorities that there was some danger that a fire would burn through the town. Fortunately, the fire department was able control fire before that happened. After a disaster like a chemical spill, the authorities may order residents to evacuate immediately. It may be several weeks or longer before anyone is allowed back into their homes. Even local police action due to criminal activity can require a quick evacuation. Police generally ask residents to stay in their homes during these situations. In the United States, plenty of warning is given before a hurricane occurs. In these cases, authorities may order mass evacuations of whole cities. When you are ordered to evacuate - or if you evacuate on your own free will - you generally don't have a lot of time to gather your belongings and the things you'll need. You may have just a few minutes to get out of your home. The best preparation for evacuation is to create what is called a bug out bag. These are also known as go-bags, as in, "grab it and go!" If you haven't already created your bug out bag, you need to as soon as possible. Use this book as a guide.

©2016 Richard G Lowe Jr (P)2016 Richard G Lowe Jr

Narrator: Dean Smart
Length: 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Keto Bodybuilding

5 ratings

Summary

Do the impossible - build muscle and burn fat at the same time! The ultimate goal of every bodybuilder and fitness enthusiast is to carve their body into an aesthetic sculpture like that of a Greek god. The keto diet is known for its rapid weight loss effects. For burning fat, it's superior to any other diet out there. However...can you build muscle on a keto diet? Well, the answer to that is yes! On the ketogenic diet you can use different strategies and training modalities to force your body to build pure lean muscle mass, without getting too fat. You don't have to bulk up for six months and then starve yourself during your cutting period to get ripped and muscular. Keto Bodybuilding will not only optimize your training but will also improve your health. It's the most sustainable way of eating for the individual who wants to stay low carb while still making some massive gains. This book can show you how to do it. Keto Bodybuilding teaches you how to: Start a ketogenic diet to improve your health Burn all excess body fat down to single digits and stay there year-round Build some impressive lean muscle mass and strength without getting fat in the process Train appropriately for any physique goal while on a low carb diet Activate the most powerful anabolic hormones within your body Deliberately manipulate your genes and metabolism to shape your body Improve your longevity and increase your life-span, so that you can be muscular at an old age as well Not feel deprived or have low levels of energy Reclaim your throne of greatness and start enjoying life a lot more. The seemingly impossible is actually possible. As contradictory as it might sound right now, you can build lean muscle and burn fat.

©2016 Siim Land (P)2016 Siim Land

Narrator: Siim Land
Author: Siim Land
Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Starting Strength

14 ratings

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Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. It has sold over a half-million copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. The updated third edition expands and improves on the previous teaching methods and biomechanical analysis. No other book on barbell training ever written provides the detailed instruction on every aspect of the basic barbell exercises. And while the methods for implementing barbell training detailed in the audiobook are primarily aimed at young athletes, they have been successfully applied to everyone: young and old, male and female, fit and flabby, sick and healthy, weak and already strong. Many people all over the world have used the simple biological principle of stress/recovery/adaptation on which this method is based to improve their performance, their appearance, and their long-term health. Starting Strength is the most important method available to learn the most effective way to train with barbells - the most important way to improve your strength, your health, and your life. Why barbells are the most effective tools for strength training. The mechanical basis of barbell training, concisely and logically explained. Complete, easy-to-follow instructions for performing the basic barbell exercises: the squat, press, deadlift, bench press, power clean, and the power snatch. Revised instruction methods for all six lifts, proven effective in four years of seminar, military, and group instruction. How the human body adapts to stress through recovery, and why this is the foundation of the development of strength and lifetime health. How to program the basic exercises into the most effective program for long-term progress. The most productive method in existence for anyone beginning a strength training program.

©2013 The Aasgaard Company (P)2019 The Aasgaard Company

Narrator: Mark Rippetoe
Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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The Bolt Supremacy

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Beijing 2008, the 100 metres final: Usain Bolt slows down, beats his chest, metres clear of his nearest rival, his face filled with the euphoria of a young man utterly in thrall to his extraordinary physical talent. It is one of the greatest sporting moments. It is just the beginning. Of the 10 fastest 100-metres times in history, eight belong to Jamaicans. How is it that a small Caribbean island has come to almost totally dominate the men’s and women’s sprint events? The Bolt Supremacy opens the doors to a community where sprinting permeates conversations and interactions; where the high school championships are watched by 35,000 screaming fans; where identity, success and status are forged on the track; and where making it is a pass to a world of adoration and lucrative contracts. In such a society there can be the incentive for some to cheat. There are those who attribute Jamaican success to something beyond talent and hard work. Award-winning writer Richard Moore doesn’t shy away from difficult questions as he travels the length of this beguiling country speaking to antidoping agencies, scientists and sceptics as well as to coaches, gurus, superstar athletes and the young guns desperate to become the next big thing. Peeling back the layers, Moore finally reveals the secrets of Usain Bolt and the Jamaican sprint factory.

©2015 Richard Moore (P)2015 Random House Audiobooks

Narrator: Richard Moore
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Rugby Union

2 ratings

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No game generates more passion, or stirs the emotions, like Rugby Union. No game enjoys itself more when the final whistle blows. And none has produced quite such a line of good talkers, on or off the subject. Here, from the BBC's unique Sound Archives, are memories of great teams, matches and tries, the wit and wisdom of some of the legendary characters to have graced the game and a few of its celebrated followers.

Contributors include: Tony O'Reilly, Barry John, Chris Rea, Bill McLaren, Bill Beaumont, Gareth Edwards, Willie John McBride, Gerald Davies, Spike Milligan, Richard Harris, Richard Burton and many others

©2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

Narrator: Tony O'Reilly
Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Bodybuilding for Women: How to Build a Lean, Strong and Fit Female Body by Home Workout

1 rating

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Do you want to increase your strength, speed, and overall athletic performance? Do you want to fit a bodybuilding routine into your schedule? You can reach your fitness goals with Bodybuilding for Women. Muscle building has two important components: diet and exercise. If you don't maintain a good balance between diet and exercise, it will be nearly impossible to build a leaner and stronger body. This book provides in-depth coverage of each of these areas by offering nutrition strategies and a bodybuilding training plan that can be used right at home. By listening to this book, you'll learn: The benefits of bodybuilding for women Home bodybuilding exercises, including warm-ups, dumbbell exercises, yoga, and gravity workouts A 7-day training plan Bodybuilding nutrition Bodybuilding tips for beginners If you are currently involved in a sport such as swimming, tennis, or recreational team sports like softball or basketball, bodybuilding can help you improve your athletic performance. If you're not a natural athlete, but you'd like to look and feel like one, bodybuilding will nudge you closer to those goals. This book will show you how to replace fat with muscle and develop a strong, balanced physique. Download your copy of Bodybuilding for Women right now!

©2016 Insight Health Communications (P)2016 Insight Health Communications

Author: Linda Harris
Length: 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Betting Exchange Explained

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If you want to discover new betting techniques and making money, this is the audiobook for you. Betting exchange is a platform for betting where two parties bet each other. The winner receives the desired amount and pays a portion of it for betting. Betting markets have inspired many people because they have options or better odds to choose from. You can wager on any event such as soccer, finance, horse racing, baseball game, or golf tournaments, and wager with better odds between events. At the beginning of the event, the betting price is set, but you can always change it if you wish to change the betting price. In this audiobook, you will discover: Betting Exchanges and Lay Betting Reasons You Should Bet On The Betting Exchanges Exchange Betting on Tennis Matches Football Betting - End-of-Season Games Finding an Edge in Sports Betting New Approach to Betting on Boxing Tips for Betting on The Stock Market

©2020 Henry Fisher (P)2020 all4bookltd

Narrator: Alpert Walt
Author: Henry Fisher
Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Calisthenics for Beginners

Summary

Bored by the same old gym workout? Are you looking for something different and extremely effective to speed up the body's metabolism, help tone the entire body and strength the muscles and tendons? Keep reading... ...and discover Calisthenics, the the world's most effective training system. Here are some benefits of Calisthenics: Fat loss Minimize injuries to joints, ligaments, and tendons Increase strength Exercise anywhere, anytime Cost free No need for Gym Memberships or expensive equipments or machines The word calisthenics comes from ancient Greek. It was created by adding together “kálos”, which means “beauty”, and “sthénos”, which means “strength”. It can be closely translated as a beauty of strength. So, calisthenics is the art of generating strength, flexibility, and endurance. This is done by using only your own bodyweight through basic fundamental exercises such as squats, push-ups, squats, planks, pull-ups, dips, leg raises, and so on.  Calisthenics is one of those activities or hobbies that is on the rise now and recently it gained more momentum thanks to growing interest in street workout.  In general, calisthenics workout programs such as the ones you find inside “Calisthenics for beginners” develop muscle endurance. There are few occasions, however, when calisthenics workout programs develop muscle strength: Bodyweight calisthenics could be done anywhere - You do not require expensive gym memberships or expensive equipment to profit from bodyweight calisthenics...You've got all you want right here and now. Bodyweight calisthenics are your fantastic place to get started - If you're just beginning a physical fitness training program...Bodyweight calisthenics would be the ideal place to get started. Bodyweight calisthenics could be adapted for almost any fitness level - There are lots of variants to bodyweight calisthenics exercises...Providing you with the capacity to make them harder or easier. That is the reason why they are excellent for beginners in addition to experienced fitness fans. Bodyweight calisthenics train natural body functions - Frequently, resistance training methods don't directly enhance movement patterns which are obviously utilized in everyday life...However, this isn't true with bodyweight calisthenics. Bodyweight calisthenics can boost immune strength, power and endurance - Depending on the exercises utilized, the repetitions and sets and also the intensity...You can effectively target strength, endurance and power independently or collectively. Discover the truth approach to Calisthenics and become more strong, more confident and better you for less than a single session of personal training - join the challenge by getting this audiobook.

©2019 Brandon Medrano (P)2020 Brandon Medrano

Narrator: Daniel Perez
Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It

8 ratings

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James Wesley Rawles, founder of survivalblog.com, shares with you everything you need to know to be ready for the worst. The book includes information on proper food storage and sanitation, gardening and livestock basics, investment strategies to protect your assets, medical advice, communication techniques, home security, and how to get "outta Dodge" when, in the parlance of the movement, "the shit hits the fan".

©2009 James Wesley Rawles (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Dick Hill
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Home Workout: The Essential Guide to Home Workout

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Home Workout - The Essential Guide to Home Workout   This audiobook is a complete home workout guide that will transform your body while saving you time and money. The workouts provided are diverse and can be used with or without equipment. This audiobook will guide you to items in your house that make perfect weights or the perfect barbell for practicing. There are more than 22 different moves that can be used in many different ways. There are complete workout sets combining all the chapters in this book to keep things interesting for you.  Follow the suggestions in this audiobook and in just a few weeks you will have gained muscle and trimmed fat from your body. No matter what shape you are in now, even if you work out all the time, the workouts in this book will help you get over any plateaus that you may have experienced, and you can do this without paying for an expensive gym membership. Aside from the 22 different techniques and moves provided, this book has more than 25 workout plans for you to choose from or to customize.  You will never find all of this information in one place again.  This audiobook includes: Tips for stretching and warming up, mobility, and flexibility Examples of healthy meal plans Popular workouts customized for your home Motivational tips to keep you going Information on equipment made from home objects Strength training and cardio workouts Info on barbell and dumbbell skills An easy and practical guide to adding yoga to a strength training program Practical guide to not giving up, ever Info on what the gym doesn’t want you to know A body weight workout

©2018 Ben K. Blanchard (P)2018 Ben K. Blanchard

Narrator: Rhys David
Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Bushcraft

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The best outdoor survival tips everyone should know to find shelter in the woods without professional gear and prior knowledge. What does it take to survive in the wilderness if you run into an emergency or if you have an accident? Should you eat raw meat, Bear Grylls-style? Should you follow flying birds to get to water? Or, maybe, build a fire inside a cave to keep you warm? These are just three of the wilderness survival myths that can easily get you killed. To survive, you need practical bushcraft skills passed from one generation onto the next. You need to know how to protect yourself from the elements, how to keep predators away, where to seek food and water. You need to be nature-savvy, identifying the plants that can feed you and the ones that can hurt you. You need to know how to get around, how to build a shelter and conserve your resources. Surprisingly, young people lack all the essential skills required to survive in the wild. Our urbanized, detached lifestyles have made us forget basics like tying knots, starting a fire, and distilling water to keep us safe. You never know when the need to get into survival mode is going to kick in. Even a peaceful walk in nature can be transformed into a something a lot grimmer when you’re at the wrong place in the wrong time. Anyone can benefit from the basic bushcraft skills and experiences to survive a disaster or an emergency. If you want to optimize your chances of survival in every possible situation, scroll up and click the “buy now” button now.

©2020 Ray E. Reeves (P)2020 Ray E. Reeves

Narrator: Jason Belvill
Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Carb Cycling Recipes: Fat Shredding, Muscle Building Meals Which Will Eliminate Your Skinnyfat Physique Forever

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World-leading fitness nutritionist discovers the secret to getting rid of "skinny fat" forever.... If you’re looking for a total body transformation without resorting to unhealthy crash diets, then pay attention.... Here’s the deal. You’ve tried all the “clean eating” plans online...gulped down 15 different supplements every morning...and worked your butt off in the gym...but you still look in the mirror and see string-bean arms, narrow shoulders, and wrists the size of a six-year-old's. And no matter how hard you diet, you always seem to have love handles or pockets of fat in unwanted places. Sound familiar? If it does, then the protocol inside this audiobook is your answer. This is a scientifically constructed yet easy-to-follow eating protocol designed for both short- and long-term fat loss and muscle gain. In fact, studies in the Journal of Sports Science Nutrition showed that people using this protocol lost more weight over a 12-week period than those eating a normal diet. Watch the fat melt off your body...while powering through your workouts...without the strength loss you usually find when dieting. It’s great for stubborn fat loss (think love handles and upper thigh fat) as well. In this fitness and recipe guide, you will discover: The number-one problem "skinny fat" people have with weight loss - and how to overcome it Why you shouldn't try to lose fat as quickly as possible Three “hidden” benefits of carb cycling you didn’t know about How to get all the benefits of a keto diet without restricting your carb intake Two vital questions you must ask yourself regarding your fitness goals before you embark on a diet program Delicious carb-cycling-friendly recipes including snacks and desserts Why too much cardio is actually hurting your weight-loss goals What the bodybuilding industry doesn’t want you to know about traditional “bodybuilding diets” Optimized carb-cycling workout routines The only mind-set change you need for consistent weight loss Exactly how many calories you need to be eating (take out the guesswork) And much, much more! Including recipes for both high-carb and low-carb days This isn’t a “miracle cure” by any means, and the first week or two might be a little rough as your body adapts and you fight off the initial hunger pangs. However, as long as you stick with and follow the diet plan, there is absolutely zero reason you won't burn fat faster than anything else you've tried before. You'll also be amazed at every other aspect of what will come from it, including your mental clarity. So, if you’re ready to look the best you’ve ever looked and build a body you can be proud of (not to mention all those compliments you’ll be getting)...scroll up and click “Buy Now”.

©2018 Jason Michaels (P)2018 Jason Michaels

Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Secrets of Sports Broadcasting

Summary

You don't need me to tell you the secrets of sports broadcasting. Honestly, you can do it all on your own. It will only take you 25 years. The biggest secret about the sports broadcasting industry is that there isn't just one secret, but rather a series of principles, philosophies, and guidelines that can lead to success in the world of sports media. Anyone can acquire, attain, and learn these secrets. For me, this took 25 years. And believe me, I'm not special. The learning continues to this day - from colleagues, students, mentors, and everyone in between. One thing I learned a long time ago is that I can always be better. We learn how to excel at the craft of sports broadcasting by starting with the advice of those who have gone before us, including many well-known pioneering media voices. We can take their wisdom to heart and make it our own. That is the quickest path to sports broadcasting achievement and the most solid foundation for lasting success. Over the last 25 years, I have been fortunate to learn from some of the biggest names in sportscasting. Some I have worked side by side with, in cramped broadcast booths or tight media quarters. Others have passed down their wisdom in classrooms, books, seminars, or over the airwaves. They have done their best to demystify the industry, which is what I try to do every day for my online sports broadcasting students and those in the nationally-acclaimed sports department at WFUV Radio in New York City. I believe the following tips and stories are the foundation on which to build a successful sports broadcasting career. And I can say as much without pretense because they don't belong to me. I didn't invent these philosophies and ideas, however I simply boiled them down over 25 years and use them to educate the next generation of sports broadcasting professionals. I hope you enjoy these stories and use them to create the best sports broadcasting career possible!

©2017 Rick Schultz (P)2017 Rick Schultz

Narrator: Mark Rossman
Author: Rick Schultz
Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Stay Alive in the Woods

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Broken down into four essential sections - Sustenance, Warmth, Orientation, and Safety - this enlightening manual reveals how to catch game without a gun, what plants to eat, how to build a warm shelter, make clothing, protect yourself, and signal for help. Expanded instructions offer crucial information at a glance, making How to Stay Alive in the Woods truly a lifesaver.

©1956 Bradford Angier; Copyright renewed 1984 by Bradford Angier (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Matthew Boston
Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Hypertrophy Manual

Summary

Building muscle is at once very simple and simultaneously incredibly complicated. If that sounds like something of a frustrating contradiction…well, then get used to it! As you learn more about growing muscle and getting jacked, you’ll find that almost all the information you come across only makes things more complicated and more difficult. Everyone has a different opinion and no one seems able to agree on what the best way to get into powerful shape actually is. When you start out, though, it all seems very straightforward. In order to grow, you need to exercise more and eat more protein. When you do this, you start to build more muscle and you see yourself constantly increase in strength. If you aren’t seeing any growth or strength gains, then it might well simply mean that you aren’t going to the gym regularly enough, or working out hard enough when you are there!

©2020 J. Steele (P)2020 J. Steele

Narrator: Martin Lawrence
Author: J Steele
Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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The Raw Westside Bundle

2 ratings

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Learn how to use the Westside/Conjugate methods for raw powerlifting. This bundle includes three audiobooks, plus a bonus section for frequently asked questions about using the Westside system for raw lifting. You get: Powerlifting: The Westside System For Raw Lifting. The original number one best-selling short guide detailing exact adjustments to make to the Westside system for raw lifting. Westside for Raw Powerlifting: Periodization 101. Learn how to structure a complete training cycle using a simplified form of block periodization - done the Westside/Conjugate way. Bonus: The Ultimate Weight Cutting Protocol. How to effectively cut 8-10 pounds in one week for your next powerlifting meet. Done in the safest, easiest way possible, with no drugs and no supplements. Bonus: an extensive list of frequently asked questions asked by actual Amazon users about using Westside for raw lifting. Cut down your learning time on how to train your raw lifts correctly using Westside.

©2017 Jacob Rothenberg (P)2017 Jacob Rothenberg

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Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Survival 101 Bushcraft and Survival 101 Beginner's Guide 2020

Summary

Do you know how to survive without access to modern supply chains? Do you worry about what might happen if you find yourself having to evacuate the safety of your home due to an emergency? Could you survive it?  Wonder no more. The reality is, survival is a task we are all faced with in life. At times, however, we may be faced with surviving under less than stellar conditions. In our modern society, we have become so accustomed to having all of our survival needs met that the idea of having to meet them ourselves seems...impossible. It doesn’t have to be.  A global pandemic has left many realizing that survival is not as easy as going to the store for your necessities. The truth is, you are wired to survive. But that doesn’t mean it would be easy to survive in the wilderness. Not growing up in the face of exposure means that you may be entirely unaware of what to look for, what to avoid, and how to prepare. It’s time you change that.  Survival 101: Beginner's Guide and Bushcraft: 2 In 1 Book Bundle: The Complete Guide For Urban And Wildnerness Survival For Beginners in 2020 was written to help you discover how to survive in any situation whether it be in an urban environment or the wilderness. The contents of this book will walk you through the step by step process of discovering how to survive any situation you are faced with, with ease.  Some of what you will discover in Survival 101: Beginner's Guide and Bushcraft include:  What skills and tools are essential to your survival Key terms you should know about when reading survival manuals How to set up a secure campground, including where to place your cooking and food facilities for safety The first five things you have to secure to ensure your survival  An overview of the survival task list  Essential navigation and tracking skills, including how to find yourself if you are lost  Methods for securing food and water, including how to butcher game meat How to safely and properly leave an urban environment  How to secure your long term survival in an off-grid situation  Necessary hygiene and medicine practices to know in the bush, including which plants you can rely on for medicinal purposes, and how to use them How to leverage the environment around you for easier survival And more! This two in one bundle book is an excellent guide for anyone, anywhere needing to survive in an urban setting, and also needing bushcraft skills to survive in a wilderness setting; however, it will show you how to specifically tailor your survival to your environment. To discover how you can prepare yourself to survive in the wilderness. Scroll up and click Add to Cart.  With the way things are going these days, you will be glad you did! 

©2020 Rory Anderson (P)2020 Rory Anderson

Narrator: Aimee McKenzie
Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Advanced Bushcraft

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Trek deeper into the wilderness with New York Times best-selling author Dave Canterbury! In this valuable guide, survivalist Dave Canterbury goes beyond bushcraft basics to teach you how to survive in the backcountry with little or no equipment. Using the foundation you learned in Bushcraft 101, Canterbury shows you how to completely immerse yourself in the wilderness with advanced bushcraft and woodcraft techniques. He covers crucial survival skills like tracking to help you get even closer to wildlife, crafting medicines from plants, and navigating without the use of a map or compass. He also offers ways to improvise and save money on bushcraft essentials like fire-starting tools and packs. With Canterbury's expert advice and guidance, you will learn how to forgo your equipment, make use of your surroundings, and truly enjoy the wilderness.  Whether you're eager to learn more after your first real outdoor adventure or have been exploring the backcountry for years, Advanced Bushcraft will help you take your self-reliance and wilderness experience to the next level. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2015 Dave Canterbury (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

Narrator: Travis Tonn
Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Strength Training: The Best Tips and Strategies to Getting Stronger

Summary

Do you want to get stronger? Then this is the book for you! This book teaches you how to go from a beginner strength training athlete to an advanced strength training athlete.  This book teaches you the amazing 5x5 workout program for the purpose of helping you to get stronger.  This book goes over the important muscles you will need to exercise for getting stronger: leg, back, and chest muscles.  It also provides information on recipes, the importance of eating healthy, and getting enough rest for the purpose of getting stronger.  This book guides you through the process of getting stronger with explanations of exercises covered in this book.  So do you want to get stronger? Then what are you waiting for? Buy this book now!  

©2017 Epic Rios (P)2017 Epic Rios

Narrator: David Durand
Author: Epic Rios
Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Raw Conjugate - Foundations

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Learn the powerlifting training system that has helped thousands of athletes become stronger faster, and closer to realizing their potential - with Raw Conjugate. Spanning its development over the past 40 years and best popularized as the "Westside Method" in powerlifting, the Conjugate system has continued to evolve, and is now used by athletes competing in raw powerlifting meets - to reach unbelievable levels of strength in record time. Join the next revolution in strength training - by revisiting the powerlifting methods that have become legendary worldwide.

©2017 Jacob Rothenberg (P)2017 Jacob Rothenberg

Narrator: Bruno Belmar
Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Eat Clen, Tren Hard: The Guide for Steroid Use in Powerlifting

6 ratings

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If you want to learn how anabolic steroids are used within the sport of powerlifting, and learn how to gain muscle and strength at a rate faster than naturally possible...then you will want to listen to this book. When it comes to powerlifting, there is not a lot of solid information available about drug use in the sport. More importantly, there are few resources on the internet that will properly guide you on how to set up steroid protocols specifically for powerlifting.... Until now. Learn how each steroid used for powerlifting works. Discover the benefits of each compound while also understanding the possible risk factors. Discover the protocols used to maximize gains & reach new PRs at your next meet, while minimizing side effects. Find different cycles based on your goal - put on mass faster than ever before, or get leaner while preserving your strength. Included in this book are actual steroid cycles done by some of the sport's current world class strength athletes. Find out what the strongest men in the world are doing to achieve new all-time world records. Imagine yourself 12 weeks from today. You've been thinking about taking your passion for powerlifting to the next level and finally are considering using anabolic steroids. Do you want to use them in the smartest way possible to achieve your goals, or are you going to keep putting yourself off from the idea because you didn't "know enough" to start? Written by one of the sport's current elite lifters, Eat Clen, Tren Hard is the book about steroid use for powerlifting you have been waiting for. Start learning what it takes to become the strongest powerlifter you've ever imagined yourself being!

©2017 J. R. Musclebear (P)2017 J. R. Musclebear

Narrator: Joseph Tabler
Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Bodybuilding: A Beginner's Guide to Bodybuilding

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Bodybuilding - A Beginner's Guide to Bodybuilding Designed for the novice who takes big goals seriously, this book filters through many different perspectives. It turns them into an easy-to-follow guide for reaching your ultimate bodybuilding goals, based on the most commonly agreed upon principals, ideas, and knowledge that are out there right now.            It begins when you write down your goal and organize your life to make the necessary room to achieve it. Organize your schedule, start a journal, choose the foods that are going to support your growth and get into a proper sleeping routine. All of this has to happen before you can start the physical process of ripping and repairing muscle tissue. You're building your support system and surrounding yourself with everything you need.  These pages have a lot of information about food; what is good for you, what is bad for you and why. It goes over the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that you need, demystifies probiotics and prebiotics and explains where you can find them and how to get them in your gut.       There is an entire section of recipes. They were dishes I found that lots of people really enjoyed. I then modified them to increase protein, changed flavors I think work better, and reduced saturated fats intake. Once you've got a system in place to support your goal, you need to start preparing your body for the physical journey ahead. That journey starts with a month of yoga and floor exercises. By doing that you can start getting used to your body in a new way and start getting your body used to being trained.

©2018 Ben K. Blanchard (P)2018 Ben K. Blanchard

Narrator: Andrew Heron
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Weight Training for Women: 9-Step Beginner's Guide for Women to Slim Down, Tone Up & Burn Fat FASTER!

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From the best-selling weight loss writer, Sarah Talene, comes Weight Training for Women: 9-Step Beginner's Guide for Women to Slim Down, Tone Up & Burn Fat FASTER! This book will help you lose weight fast, gain a healthy and sexy body, and improve your overall diet and health! If you're sick of trying so hard to lose weight but never succeeding... If you want a fit, sexy and healthy body without spending hours in the gym... Or if you just want to burn fat faster so you can drop those extra pounds... Then this book is for you! This book provides you with a simple-to-follow weight training guide that will have you transforming your entire body - in just 9 simple steps! It comes with the information, weight training plans, exercises, diet and tips that you need to know! Are you ready to look slimmer, feel healthier and stronger than you have in years? Then check out this book and start transforming your life today! If you successfully implement this weight training guide for women, you will: Start experiencing weight training benefits like losing weight faster Burn your excess fat and begin toning areas like your abs, legs and arms Get a healthier and sexier body a lot faster than without weight training Transform your body and mind with just 9 simple steps Become happy and excited about weight training and exercising - every time!

©2017 Sarah Talene (P)2017 Sarah Talene

Narrator: Jennifer Dorr
Author: Sarah Talene
Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Wrestle Like a Girl

Summary

The first world team practice for United States women's wrestling, in 1989, consisted of two wrestlers and one coach. Ever since, it's been a long, adversity-filled battle for USA women's wrestling to become established on the the international scene. From pioneers Afsoon Roshanzamir, Tricia Saunders, and Kristie Marano to to current stars Adeline Gray and Helen Maroulis, heroes have emerged in a battle to overcome stereotypes, discrimination and other obstacles to become a fixture in the Olympic program. Twelve years after the USA nearly had its first Olympic champion, Maroulis came through in 2016 to knock off arguably the greatest female wrestler of all time - Japan's Saori Yoshida. It showed that gold medal dreams can come true. This audiobook tells the story of the trailblazers - and the new breed they inspired.

©2016 Craig Seskar and Jamie Moffatt (P)2019 Jamie Moffatt

Narrator: Emily Kleimo
Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Coach Olympic Weightlifting

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This short book is a response to the increased popularity of Olympic weightlifting and the problems that have come with it: the quality of coaching in the sport has been diluted in the English-speaking world by increased demand. This book aims to provide a basic description of how to coach weightlifting effectively, based on some very simple principles and approaches that should be developed. This will also help the new athlete seeking a coach understand the why of her/his training as well as the how. This will develop existing weightlifters into coaches with a very solid understanding of the basics, or allow those who coach other sports, or strength and conditioning, to improve their skillset. This book will cover the main areas of coaching for Olympic weightlifting, and how they should be applied to provide the best coaching service and the best athlete success.

©2017 HowExpert (P)2017 HowExpert

Narrator: Kane Power
Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Arm Bible: 39 Best Workouts

Summary

Want to know what exercises are proven to make your arms bigger and stronger? Then this book is perfect for you! It shows you the 37 best arm workouts for building strength and gaining muscle. Many of them are timeless and have been performed by bodybuilders for decades. They are proven to work and should be part of every arm workout routine. On top of that we will cover everything you need to know on how to increase your muscle strength and arm size: Arm muscle anatomy Workout schedules Everything you need to know about nutrition and supplements All exercises in this book contain: Step-by-step instructions on how to perform the exercise Details about the primary and secondary muscles involved Safety tips Possible variations Avoid simply copying friends at the gym! This usually leads to injuries and long-term joint problems. To spare yourself such issues, educate yourself on how to train correctly! I promise you that if you follow the advice in this book, you will increase both arm strength and size within a few weeks. No fluff or bro science! The bottom line is you can get bigger and stronger arms as long as you know what you are doing. No need for fancy equipment or a personal trainer.

©2016 Felix Harder (P)2016 Felix Harder

Narrator: Dave Wright
Author: Felix Harder
Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Trim Kamp

Summary

A group of pro skateboarders take a gonzo dive into the Californian weed world. From a pool-skating orgy to a kung fu challenge, the drama never stops. Even the super trooper escapade couldn't dampen the stoke of playing a poker tournament on acid. This was one for the record books or Book of Records. This thing you'll be listening to right now. Side note: Best to listen to it when you're hella high.

©2017 A.E. Gold (P)2020 A.E. Gold

Narrator: Mitch Urban
Author: A.E. Gold
Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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The 30 Day Muscle Building Training Program

Summary

This training program will change how you look and feel. If you follow the program, you should see great results within 30 days, but you don't have to stop there. Both a normal and an intense version of this training program are included to make sure you are challenged enough to make a significant change to your body. This training program comes with a warm-up session in addition to its exercise routine. Make sure you don't skip the first part to stay injury free and able to complete the program. Additionally, this training program solves the eating dilemma by giving many nutritional options. It comes with delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes so you can satisfy hunger all day and still eat healthy. An entire chapter is dedicated to muscle shake recipes to help you fully absorb as much protein as possible in a healthy way, but make sure to drink plenty of water to help your body digest all of the protein adequately. Anyone can get fitter, leaner, and stronger; it just takes discipline and a great training program to get you exercising and eating right. People who begin this training plan will see the following: Increased muscle growth Enhanced strength, mobility, and muscle reaction Better capacity to train for long periods of time Faster increase of lean muscle Lower muscle fatigue Faster recovery times after competing or training Increased energy throughout the day More confidence in yourself A better attitude toward exercise and nutrition

©2015 Correa Media Group (P)2015 Correa Media Group

Narrator: Andrea Erickson
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Poker: A Beginners Guide to No Limit Texas Holdem and Understand Poker Strategies in Order to Win the Games of Poker

Summary

Learn overarching poker concepts and theories essential to becoming a long-term winning poker player. Are you new to poker or a struggling poker player? Do you want to be a profitable poker player? Do you want to learn how to crush it at poker? If so, this audiobook is for you.  This audio program will teach you everything you need to know to crush it at poker and turn nickels, dimes, and quarters into hundreds of dollars of profit.   Here is a preview of what you'll learn: History of poker  Poker 101 Poker vocabulary  Playing Texas Hold ‘Em Position pot odds and “outs”  Playing the flop Playing the river Betting Strategies Tells Bluffing Playing multi-table tournaments  Playing sit and go’s  Limit games  Some things to keep in mind  And basically everything you need to know to start learning poker today. Download your copy today! Take action today and download this audiobook now at a special price!

©2018 Zen Mastery (P)2018 Zen Mastery

Narrator: Matt Montanez
Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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RV and Travel Trailer Preppers Long Term Survival Bug Out Skills Camping Guide

Summary

There will possibly come a day I woefully imagine in the near future when you might find yourself in a darkened world alongside a road. The road might not end, but you can go no further. You will be far from home and find yourself without gas, food, banks, law enforcement, or hospital care because a man-made or natural disaster such as a EMP (electromagnetic pulse) has shut the power grid off nationwide for an indeterminate length of time. You wonder what to do next. Let’s hope this scenario never comes about or ever happens, but if it does you will find that at a light speed pace you have finally reached the proverbial end of the road in the realist sense ever.  Doom awaits the ill-informed or ignorant. Society will be collapsing; murder and mayhem rule in the streets and the real survival has just now started at your little formerly peaceful campsite day one. Do you have in that prepared mind of yours all the relevant skills, tools on hand, manuals or references to survive before the food runs out? How about after it runs out, what then? Can you protect your goods today with any degree of certainty from other survivors who are just as hungry and desperate as you are? Do you have the tools that you need to keep you warm and fed through the winter? Do you think that you have the proper survival mindset and prepper bushcraft skills necessary to make it anywhere in the US no matter where your own personal road has led you to so far? Could you, or should I say would you, if you had to walk away from your expensive recreational vehicle with just what you could carry in a knapsack make it more than a month on your own? Do you know how to turn your vehicle or camper into a portable survival retreat before a disaster even strikes to maximize your chances of surviving long term in some degree of comfort? This book covers all of this and so much more! Learn military grade survival skills along with the proper prepper repurposing insights to not only survive, but possibly thrive in what for most unskilled survivors would be a very hostile environment. 

©2017 Ron Foster (P)2018 Ron Foster

Narrator: Kolyn Marshall
Author: Ron Foster
Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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40 Years with a Whistle: Life Lessons from the Field of Play

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40 Years with a Whistle - 40 years of coaching tips woven into a touching memoir of a coach's life Dan John has been performing as an athlete for six decades. His coaches - the mentors he describes in this audiobook - steered him on the narrow path toward success in both sports and life. These coaches emphasized performance, yes...but they all also insisted on the balance of health, fitness, and longevity. From Dan's introduction to 40 Years with a Whistle: I’ve learned a lot over those decades and would like to share these lessons with you. I didn’t want a book filled with “Xs” and “Os” or sets and reps. I wanted to share the lessons that apply to life and living.   I begin with what are clearly my 10 best lessons of coaching. Each of these works well for the teacher, student, parent, and neighbor too. Following the advice of the 10th lesson, I explore the stories of the people who shaped my career and the gems of advice they shared with me. I finish with my vision of coaching - basically looking at training from the big picture and the toolkit to allow one to succeed.  The lessons are simple. The application is difficult. The rewards are worth everything. The lessons learned on the fields and in the gyms will lead to a successful life. Hop on board.   “As I listen through this audio book, over and over I found myself mentally saying, 'Yup' and 'Absolutely'. If you’re a coach, an athletic administrator or the parent of a school-age athlete, you need to listen this audio book. I know my coaching staff will be listening it.” (Chris Long, athletic director, Juan Diego Catholic High School)

©2019 Dan John (P)2019 Dan John

Narrator: Dan John
Author: Dan John
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Vegetarian Intermittent Fasting: The Secret to Long-Lasting Weight Loss

Summary

Have you been trying different fad diets, only to regain the same pounds over and over again? Forget the old "simple" calorie-in and calorie-out diet - there is no need to say no to your favorite food and count calories in every single meal you eat. Whether your dream is losing weight while being able to still eat everything you love, experiencing high energy levels with increased mindfulness and willpower, or preventing dreadful diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer's, Vegetarian Intermittent Fasting is your secret to success. You will learn: How to lose that stubborn weight while eating whatever you want How to get lean and healthy without counting calories How to maximize IF's benefits through a vegetarian diet How to listen to your own body and finally stop binge-eating How intermittent fasting can help you increase your willpower How IF can reduce your insulin resistance, and lower your risk of type-2 diabetes How to lower your risk of heart disease by practicing intermittent fasting How IF can prevent and protect you against cancer and Alzheimer's A complete overview of 4 IF styles: 16/8, alternate-day, eat-stop-eat, and 5/2 method, and which one is for you The audiobook also provides a seven-day kick-start vegetarian intermittent fasting plan to help you start losing weight and boosting your well-being today.

©2017 Andrea J. Clark (P)2017 Andrea J. Clark

Narrator: Dan Wilson
Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Vegan Bodybuilding 101 - Meal Plans, Recipes and Nutrition: A Guide to Building Muscle, Staying Lean, and Getting Strong the Vegan Way (Revised Edition)

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Summary

It is a huge misconception that veganism and building muscle are mutually exclusive. Society has taught us to believe that eating meat is correlated with being “macho” and you need it to build great muscle. Well that unfortunately might be a stereotype, but it is not a fact. When you have a plan and adjust accordingly, than getting great results on a vegan bodybuilding diet is just as easy as it would be with any other plan. And that is the purpose of this book. Inside, you will learn the trials and errors that vegans make when they start building muscle, and how to get optimal results out of a plant-powered diet. This book is not only centered around vegan bodybuilding but also covers vegan health benefits, supplements, bodybuilding recipes and saving money! Be prepared to feel great, have energy you never had before and make the best gains of your life!

©2019 Project Vegan (P)2019 Project Vegan

Narrator: Mutt Rogers
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Bodyweight Bible: 44 Best Exercises

Summary

Want to know what bodyweight exercises are proven to make you gain muscle and strength? Then this book is perfect for you! It teaches you the 44 best bodyweight exercises for building strength and gaining muscle. Many of them are timeless and have been performed by athletes for decades. Muscle groups Included: Chest Back Legs Arms Shoulders/Neck Abs The exercises are proven to work and should be part of every workout routine. Avoid simply copying friends at the gym! This usually lead to injuries and long-term joint problems. To spare yourself such issues, you need to educate yourself on how to train correctly. Each exercise contains: Step-by-step instructions on how to perform the exercise Details about the primary and secondary muscles involved Safety tips Possible variations I promise you that if you follow the advice in this book, you will increase both strength and muscle size within a few weeks. No fluff or bro science! With this guide you will build muscle faster than ever! The bottom line is you can get bigger and stronger with just these exercises. No need for fancy equipment or a personal trainer.

©2016 Felix Harder (P)2016 Felix Harder

Narrator: Carl Moore
Author: Felix Harder
Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Play the Position of Tight-Lock No. 5

Summary

The purpose of this book is to provide the player, family, coach, and player’s support network with the information needed for positional excellence in the position of tight-lock (number five) in rugby union.   

©2018 Chris Miles (P)2020 Chris Miles

Narrator: Ralph Booth
Author: Chris Miles
Length: 25 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Play the Position of Tight-Head Prop (No.3): A Practical Guide for the Player, Coach and Family in the Sport of Rugby Union

Summary

The purpose of this book is to provide the player, family, coach and player’s support network with the information needed for positional excellence in the position of Tight-head Prop (No. 3) in rugby union.  The objectives of this audiobook are to: Provide the listener with an understanding of the natural physical and mental development of young players. Provide an appreciation of the statistics of modern rugby union and use that information to guide the player’s development. Provide a blueprint for the elite conditioning needed to help young players achieve results in the modern game of rugby union. Provide an insight into what selectors and coaches are looking for at the representative level. Provide FREE access to a professional player development portal where the player can record and grow their own player profile. Achieve excellence in the key aspects of a competitive team sport.

©2018 David Christopher Miles (P)2019 David Christopher Miles

Author: Chris Miles
Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Ski Technique

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Ever had a private ski lesson? Remember how useful it was to talk with the instructor while riding up the chair lift? Imagine two hours of great conversation just like that with a triple-certified PSIA ski instructor produced in an easy-to-listen radio talk-show style. This program covers all the aspects of contemporary ski instruction and technique. It has great tips for all levels of skiers, but focuses primarily on intermediate to advanced concepts. Pump up your inner skier while you're heading for the hills. Topics include: modern day fundamentals of ski technique, analyzing the parallel turn, adapting for varying conditions, adapting for terrain, skiing powder, skiing moguls, and much more.

©2006 Mark Herlinger (P)2016 Mark Herlinger

Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Play the Position of Blindside Winger (No. 11): A Practical Guide for the Player, Coach and Family in the Sport of Rugby Union

Summary

The purpose of this book is to provide the player, family, coach, and player’s support network with the information needed for positional excellence in the position of blindside winger (number 11) in rugby union.

©2018 Chris Miles (P)2020 Chris Miles

Narrator: Poppy Royana
Author: Chris Miles
Length: 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Real Men Drink Aftershave

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Since its inception in 1987, the rugby union World Cup has gone from being a cheerful, amateurish kick-about to one of the world's premier sporting events, third only to the football World Cup and the Olympics in terms of global reach. Along the way it has mirrored the sport's occasionally painful march into the professional era, with commensurate advances in the standard of play but also, some would argue, a loss of innocence as the marketing men have moved in on an increasingly lucrative property. But the competition is still - mostly - about the game itself. And Real Men Drink Aftershave is the real tale of the rugby World Cups - the players' stories - the funny, the irreverent, the real, and the fascinating tale of the history of the competition from the perspective of those who took part.  From the players who got drunk all the way through the 1987 World Cup to the high-level training programmes and sophisticated tactics of 2003 - here is the full story. Written by one of the game's foremost insiders and observers, Real Men Drink Aftershave is destined to become the definitive history.

©2009 Alison Kervin (P)2018 Alison Kervin

Narrator: Adrian James
Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Bodyweight Training: The Complete Guide to Calisthenics

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Fitness Academy: This is a scientific text, the result of 13 months of work, built and assembled by five of our best trainers with more than 10 years of experience in Calisthenics. It contains not only the best and most updated pieces of information in 2020, but it’s the result of practical experience of training. This audiobook is powerfull because is honest, Fitness Academy doesn’t want to sell to you a new revolutionary method or magical solutions. We prefer to show you the subject in a scientific and objective way, in order to give you the necessary knowledge for you to train correctly and effectively. Benefits of Bodyweight Training: Body recomposition: burns fats, define your muscles, and start the process of muscular hypertrophy Improve all the primary physical skills, like resistence, power, strength, and agility Improve your body’s shape making you feel healthier and younger (biological rejuvenation) Contents: How to be slim, agile, strong, muscular, and healthy Targeting for all muscle areas, upper and lower: arms, chest, shoulders, back, core, quadriceps, back thighs muscles, gluteus, and calves All the most effective bodyweight that can be done anytime and everywhere. This guide doesn’t only mean to show you the best techniques to get guaranteed and lasting results in the shortest time, but most of all it wants to make you a complete and autonomous athlete Scientific and detailed explanations for every exercise Customized routines and effective recommendations, provides contents and offers approachable passages for beginner, intermediate, and advanced users Innovative program designed to offer the maximum results with the minimum effort Bodyweight Training is the authoritative resource to sculpt your body anywhere, without weights and machines.

©2019 Fitness Academy (P)2019 Fitness Academy

Narrator: Wes Grant
Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Miracle Men

Summary

When Rassie Erasmus took over as coach of the Springboks in 2018, few thought they had a chance of winning the Rugby World Cup. The Boks had slipped to seventh in the world rankings and lost the faith of the rugby-loving public. Less than two years later, jubilant crowds lined the streets of South Africa’s cities to welcome back the victorious team.  Sportswriter Lloyd Burnard takes the listener on the thrilling journey of a team that went from no-hopers to world champions. He examines how exactly this turnaround was achieved. Interviews with players, coaches and support staff reveal how the principles of inclusion, openness and focus, as well as careful planning and superb physical conditioning, became the basis for a winning formula. The key roles played by Rassie Erasmus and Siya Kolisi shine through.  There were ups and downs along the way: beating the All Blacks in Wellington during the Rugby Championship was a high point, but then came Kolisi’s injury, while in Japan the distractions of a volatile support base sometimes shook the players’ focus. Miracle Men is filled with marvellous anecdotes and sharp insights. It is also inspiring testimony to what can be achieved when a group of South Africans from all backgrounds come together as a team.

©2020 Lloyd Burnard (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
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Playing Tennis to Win

Summary

Playing Tennis to Win is written by a professional tennis player and coach. She has a proven winning record and will teach you how to win. It provides clear instruction on winning strategies and how to become a better player to ultimately win more matches. The author, Mariana Correa, is a former professional tennis player and certified sports nutritionist that competed successfully all over the world. She shares years of experience both as a player and a coach bringing a perspective beyond priceless. This audiobook will help you on and off the court. It inspires you to excel, and dare to dream beyond your abilities. Every aspect to win is explained including: mental training; nutrition; fitness training; and much more with a clear and easy way to understand. Learn from the best with this great tennis book that will get you winning more matches.

©2014 Mariana Correa (P)2014 Mariana Correa

Narrator: Rudi Novem
Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
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Strength Training for Women

1 rating

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Strength training seems, to most people, like an inherently male pursuit. Women have often looked down their noses at the concept of bodybuilding due to concerns about becoming "overly masculine." Instead many women tend to spend a lot of time in doing other types of exercises such as light toning and cardiovascular exercises. Although these exercises can help to reduce body fat and tone your muscle to some degree, you can never truly change the shape of your body unless you start strength training.  Even a beginner's strength-training routine will burn calories and fat. When you lift weights, you put your body through a series of resistance training moves in order to build muscle. This type of training not only replaces fat with muscle, it also increases your metabolism. This book features a strength-training plan that can be used right at home. By listening to this book, you'll learn: The benefits of strength training for women  Strength-training exercises and a 7-day training plan Bodybuilding nutrition and clean-eating recipes Strength-training tips for beginners Try the strength-training workouts in this audiobook, and it won't be long before you begin to look and feel better. Download your copy of Strength Training for Women right now!

©2018 Hailey Jackson (P)2018 Insight Health Communications

Narrator: Lisa Reichert
Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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Antarctic Tears

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Emotions run high in this true polar adventure. It's a story of triumph, harrowing danger, and outright adventure. In 2012, Aaron Linsdau left his entire life behind. Gone was the engineering career. He told his family and girlfriend that he wanted to pursue a dream to do something no other American had ever accomplished. He wanted to be the first to ski from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back without aid or support. Alone. The journey to the South Pole covers over 700 miles through the most forbidding frozen terrain on the planet. The temperature is always below zero and gale force winds routinely roar across the ice. The polar plateau is devoid of life. There are no plants, animals, or insects. Antarctica provides no shelter, no protection, and is unforgiving of any mistake. Before the expedition was to start, there was much to do. Linsdau trekked 100 miles across the Greenland tundra. He skied across Yellowstone in the winter, camping in -45 degree temperatures. Towing tires up mountains and eating 4000 calories a day was preparation for Antarctica. Previous expeditions have lost tents, helplessly watching them blow over the horizon. Many explorers have quit or been rescued. What began as a brave adventure into the unknown turned into a battle for survival. Linsdau takes the listener to Antarctica. They experience incredible storms, skiing blind through whiteouts, crossing invisible crevasses, and skirting disaster. The audiobook tells what happened every day of the expedition. The air is cold enough to freeze water in seconds and cause frostbite in minutes. Only outer space is less hospitable. Driven by passion, he sacrifices nearly everything to make his dream come true. This is a story about personal discovery, testing the limits of human endurance, total dedication to achieving a goal, and never giving up even when both body and equipment fail. There were many surprises during Aaron Linsdau's expedition to the South Pole.... Linsdau speaks about this extraordinary experience to audiences worldwide.

©2014 Aaron Linsdau (P)2016 Aaron Linsdau

Narrator: Aaron Linsdau
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
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How to Play the Position of Loose-Head Prop (No. 1)

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The purpose of this audiobook is to provide the player, family, coach, and player’s support network with the information needed for positional excellence in the position of Loose-head Prop (No. 1) in rugby union. The objectives of this book are: To provide the listener with an understanding of the natural physical and mental development of young players. To provide an appreciation of the statistics of modern rugby union and use that information to guide the player’s development. To provide a blueprint for the elite conditioning needed to help young players achieve results in the modern game of rugby union. To provide an insight into what selectors and coaches are looking for at the representative level. To provide free access to a professional player development portal where the player can record and grow their own player profile. To achieve excellence in the key aspects of a competitive team sport.

©2018 David Christopher Miles (P)2019 David Christopher Miles

Author: Chris Miles
Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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6 Most Important Principles to Six Pack Abs

Summary

Only one thing works in life and that is hard-work! But it's not anywhere near as hard as you think. It's a case of seeing through hype and forcing yourself to accept reality as it is and to then go forward with a positive attitude and make an effort. A simple diet and a bit of exercise can net you unbelievable results! Most people tend to quit when they don't see results right away but it takes time for results to happen as nothing is immediate. This is where willpower is required, to help you stay on track. If you can stay focused on your goal to lose weight and get in shape, you will succeed.

©2020 Cosmo Media (P)2020 Cosmo Media

Narrator: John Fletcher
Length: 39 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Build the Ultimate Disaster Survival Kit

Summary

Discover exactly how to prepare yourself and your family when the SHTF! In times past, people lived in such a way that they were more prepared to deal with disasters. They might not have had the technology that we have available today, but they had something much more important: self-reliance. Modern man has become too dependent.... Inside this book you'll discover: What you must do when the lights go out Thirteen things crucial to stock How to prepare food for long-term storage How to survive away from home How to create the ultimate survival kit The six things every survival kit must contain Table of contents: What does it take to survive? Surviving at home How your home helps you What to do when the lights go out What you need to stock Surviving away from home Survival kits come in all sizes The basic survival kit What to add to pad your survival kit

©2017 Clark Gates (P)2017 Clark Gates

Narrator: Trey Etheridge
Author: Clark Gates
Length: 55 mins
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Men's Hormones Made Easy

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Men's Hormones Made Easy: How to Treat Low Testosterone, Low Growth Hormone, Erectile Dysfunction, BPH, Andropause, Insulin Resistance, Adrenal Fatigue, Thyroid, Osteoporosis, High Estrogen, and DHT Prevent and reverse: Manopause Prostate Issues Heart Disease Cancer See how hormone issues at any age may: Wreck your relationship Make you fat Accelerate aging and death Learn how to safely: Improve your sexual performance Increase your energy, motivation, and sex drive Strengthen muscles and bones Lower your risk of heart disease and cancer We studied for many years with the smartest hormone experts on the planet. We developed a plan to heal our hormones and regain our health. We followed our plan. It worked. And now we want to help you do the same. Listen to this audiobook and change your life!

©2015 Y.L. Wright M.A. (P)2015 Y.L. Wright M.A.

Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
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Calisthenics

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Dieses Buch ist das einzige Equipment das Sie für einen Sportlichen Körper brauchen! Nur mit Richtigen Grundübungen kann man Optimal Muskeln aufbauen.Nicht zu vernachlässigen ist eine Gesunde Ernährung die nötige Kraft für ein Eigengewichts-Workout bringt.Mit Richtiger Ernährung und verletzungsfreien Übungen kann man seinen Körper durch kontinuierliches Training umformen. Achtung! Bei dieser Sportart brauchen Sie KEINE Gewichte oder Geräte auch keine teure Fitness-Studio Mitgliedschaft. Lernen Sie Eigengewichtsübungen kennen und Transformieren Sie Ihren Körper.Mit Calisthenics können Sie eine überaus starke Koordination aufbauen. Please Note: This audiobook is in German.

©2017 Mike Peters (P)2017 Mike Peters

Narrator: Jürgen Kalwa
Author: Mike Peters
Length: 43 mins
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Deep Blue

Summary

For those who dare, things often go wrong on the sea. Deep Blue offers some of literature's greatest stories about the ocean and the people who risk its wrath. Castaways, pirates, and victims of shipwreck all fight to survive in far-flung places and under harrowing circumstances. Together, these works offer a convincing reminder of the sea's dangers and mysteries.

©2001 by Nate Hardcastle (P)2002 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

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Paper Lion

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Based off the book that made a legend, Paper Lion captures America's sport in detail that's never been matched and now features an introduction by Tom Wolfe. George Plimpton was perhaps best known for Paper Lion, the book that set the bar for participatory sports journalism. With his characteristic wit, Plimpton recounts his experiences in talking his way into training camp with the Detroit Lions, practicing with the team, and taking snaps behind center. His breezy style captures the pressures and tensions rookies confront, the hijinks that pervade when 60 high-strung guys live together in close quarters, and a host of football rites and rituals. One of the funniest and most insightful audiobooks ever written on football, Paper Lion is a classic look at the gridiron game.

©1966 George Plimpton (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Dan Woren
Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
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The Cost of These Dreams

4 ratings

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From one of America's most beloved sportswriters, a collection of true stories about the dream of greatness and its cost in the world of sports. "Wright Thompson's stories are so full of rich characters, bad actors, heroes, drama, suffering, courage, conflict, and vivid detail that I sometimes thinks he's working my side of the street - the world of fiction." (John Grisham)  There is only one Wright Thompson. He is, as they say, famous if you know who he is: his work includes the most-read articles in the history of ESPN (and it's not even close) and has been anthologized in the Best American Sports Writing series ten times, and he counts John Grisham and Richard Ford among his ardent admirers. But to say his pieces are about sports, while true as far as it goes, is like saying Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove is a book about a cattle drive.  Wright Thompson figures people out. He jimmies the lock to the furnaces inside the people he profiles and does an analysis of the fuel that fires their ambition. Whether it be Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods or Pat Riley or Urban Meyer, he strips the away the self-serving myths and fantasies to reveal his characters in full. There are fascinating common denominators: it may not be the case that every single great performer or coach had a complex relationship with his father, but it can sure seem that way. And there is much marvelous local knowledge: about specific sports, and times and places, and people.  Ludicrously entertaining and often powerfully moving, The Cost of These Dreams is an ode to the reporter's art, and a celebration of true greatness and the high price that it exacts.

©2019 Wright Thompson (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Wright Thompson
Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
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Who's Your Caddy?

1 rating

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Rick Reilly has been a senior sports writer for Sports Illustrated for the past 17 years, and has been named "Sports Writer of The Year" seven times. Now, he pokes his nose into the world of golf. How does he do it? By caddying ("looping") for top players, celebrities, and some really bad run-of-the-mill golfers, Reilly gains insight into the minds of golfers, their winning or less-than-winning ways, and what they actually mutter when they're in the middle of play. Even though Reilly doesn't know a thing about actual caddying, Jack Nicklaus, David Duval, Tom Lehmann, Deepak Chopra, Donald Trump, Casey Martin, and a blind golfer let him fumble through the motions at their sides. The result is a hilarious book of wisdom and humor.

©2003 Rick Reilly (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.

Narrator: Grover Gardner
Author: Rick Reilly
Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
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Turning the Black Sox White

Summary

Charles Albert “The Old Roman” Comiskey was a larger-than-life figure - a man who had precision in his speech and who could work a room with handshakes and smiles. While he has been vilified in film as a rotund cheapskate and the driving force, albeit unknowingly, behind the actions of the 1919 White Sox, who threw the World Series (nicknamed the “Black Sox” scandal), that statement is far from the truth. In his five decades involved in baseball, Comiskey loved the sport through and through. It was his passion, his life blood, and once he was able to combine his love for the game with his managerial skills, it was the complete package for him. There was no other alternative. He brought the White Sox to Chicago in 1900 and was a major influential force in running the American League from its inception. From changing the way the first base position was played, to spreading the concept of “small ball” as a manager, to incorporating the community in his team’s persona while he was an owner, Comiskey’s style and knowledge improved the overall standard for how baseball should be played. Through rigorous research from the National Archives, newspapers, and various other publications, Tim Hornbaker not only tells the full story of Comiskey’s incredible life and the sport at the time, but also debunks the “Black Sox” controversy, showing that Comiskey was not the reason that the Sox threw the 1919 World Series.

©2014 Tim Hornbaker. Foreword © 2014 by Bob Hoie (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Stephen Hoye
Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
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Season of '42

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Before hundreds of major leaguers went off to war, they enjoyed one final season in the sun. Big league baseball would seem to have been a hard sell in 1942. World War II was not going well for the United States in the Pacific and not much better in Europe. Moreover, the country was in drastically short supply of ships, planes, submarines, torpedoes, and other war materials, and Uncle Sam needed men, millions of them, including those from 21 through 35 years of age who had been ordered to register for the draft, the age range of most big league baseball players. But after a “green light” from President Roosevelt, major league baseball played on in 1942 as it would throughout the war. It turned out to be an extraordinary season, too, spiced by a brash, young, and swift St. Louis Cardinal team that stunned the baseball world by winning the World Series. The 1942 season would be overshadowed by war, though, with many people wondering whether it was really all right for 400 seemingly healthy and athletic men to play a child’s game and earn far more money than the thousands of young Americans whose lives were at risk as they fought the Germans and Japanese abroad. In Season of ’42, veteran sportswriter Jack Cavanaugh takes a look at this historic baseball season, how it was shaped and affected by the war and what, ultimately, it meant to America.

©2012 Jack Cavanaugh (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
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Deep Survival

56 ratings

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After her plane crashes, a 17-year-old girl spends 11 days walking through the Peruvian jungle. Against all odds, with no food, shelter, or equipment, she gets out. A better equipped group of adult survivors of the same crash sits down and dies. What makes the difference? Examining such stories of miraculous endurance and tragic death, Deep Survival takes us from the tops of snowy mountains and the depths of oceans to the workings of the brain that control our behavior. Through close analysis of case studies, Laurence Gonzales describes the essence of a survivor and offers 12 "Rules of Survival". In the end, he finds, it is what's in your heart, not what's in your pack, that separates the living from the dead. This audiobook will change the way we understand ourselves and the great outdoors.

©2003 Laurence Gonzales (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks

Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
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Death in the Afternoon

2 ratings

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Still considered one of the best books ever written about bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon reflects Hemingway's belief that bullfighting was more than mere sport. Here he describes and explains the technical aspects of this dangerous ritual, and "the emotional and spiritual intensity and pure classic beauty that can be produced by a man, an animal, and a piece of scarlet serge draped on a stick." Seen through his eyes, bullfighting becomes an art, a richly choreographed ballet, with performers who range from awkward amateurs to masters of great grace and cunning.

©1932 Charles Scribner's Sons. Copyright Renewed 1960 Ernest Hemingway. All rights reserved (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Boyd Gaines
Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
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The Grasshopper Trap

13 ratings

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Often compared to Garrison Keillor and Mark Twain, Patrick F. McManus maintains just the right balance between baffled innocence and conspiratorial confidence. Since 1979, this humorist has been delighting readers with hilarious stories recounting his childhood in rural Idaho and relating his misadventures in the great outdoors. Whether you're a sportsman or a couch potato, he will have you laughing out loud at his escapades. In this collection of 30 tall tales, McManus introduces you to the perils of Trailer Trials and Mean Tents. Like Hemingway, McManus hunts the big fish in "Down and Way Out in Brazil". The title tale, "The Grasshopper Trap", unveils an ingenious invention for catching fish bait in motion. And in "Hunting Camp Etiquette", McManus becomes a rustic Miss Manners. Narrator Norman Dietz adds additional spice to each impish line. You won't want to miss the other audio productions of McManus' works, including Never Sniff a Gift Fish and The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw.

©1989 Patrick F. McManus (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Norman Dietz
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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Long Distance

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In his late 30s, celebrated essayist, journalist, and author Bill McKibben - never much of an athlete - decided the time had come for him to really test his body. Cross-country skiing his challenge of choice, he lived the fantasy of many amateur athletes and trained - with the help of a coach/guru - nearly full-time, putting in hours and miles typical of an Olympic hopeful. For one vigorous year, which would culminate in a series of grueling, long-distance races, McKibben experienced his body's rhythms and possibilities as never before. But the year also brought tragedy to McKibben and his family as his father developed a life-threatening illness. Forcing a deeper exploration of both body and spirit, the arrival of this illness transforms McKibben's action-packed memoir into a moving account of two men coming to terms with the limits of the flesh. The author of such impassioned and groundbreaking books as The End of Nature and The Age of Missing Information, Bill McKibben is re-nowned as an original thinker. Here, writing with his trademark honesty and insight, he once again creates a provocative and unconventional book, a fascinating portrait of a man in midlife pushing his body and soul to the breaking point - and learning some unexpected truths along the way.

©2010, 2001, 2000 Bill McKibben (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Rex Anderson
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
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Number Two

34 ratings

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From the twisted and juvenile mind that brought you the national best seller Anchorboy comes another rollicking collection of embarrassing stories that'll make you laugh, cry, and feel just a little bit uncomfortable. Get ready for more story time with everyone's favorite Canadian sportscaster, Jay Onrait! Pull up a chair, open a bag of ketchup chips, and join Jay as he reminisces about the times he... Explored the squalid world of medical marijuana Made a mess of himself on the road to Pittsburgh Got upstaged on live TV by comedy legend Martin Short Rode a Street Dragon through the laneways of Sochi Shared a drink with Jay-Z and was then asked to leave And much, much more!

©2015 Jay Onrait (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jay Onrait
Author: Jay Onrait
Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
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Never Sniff a Gift Fish

10 ratings

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Humorist Patrick F. McManus has been called "a master at spoofing sportsmen" by Publishers Weekly. His rib-tickling books about hunting, fishing, and camping receive rave reviews from national media. The New York Times Book Review writes, "Everybody should read Patrick McManus." In the chapters of Never Sniff a Gift Fish, McManus will teach you the wisdom that is usually shared only in the close ranks of modern-day hunters and gatherers. To complete your arsenal, McManus also includes "The Hunter's Workout Guide" and a special "Family Camper's Dictionary". Exercises like the hindquarter shuffle will make you move like a hunter. And phrases like "Yip-yip-yip-Owoooooo!" will help you sound like one, too. Whether he's poking fun at fly fishing or taking on some other sportsman's icon, Patrick F. McManus is sure to have you laughing aloud. And Norman Dietz's wry narration is the perfect vehicle for McManus' best-selling, tongue-in-cheek works.

©1983 Patrick F. McManus (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Norman Dietz
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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Amazing Tales from the Boston Red Sox Dugout

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A huge treasury to delight Red Sox Nation. Founded in 1901, the Boston Red Sox have been making history for over a century. The passion of the players, the tragedy and triumph of the “Bambino’s Curse” - the Boston spirit comes alive in this collection of stories and anecdotes from Fenway Park. Any baseball fan will find this book irresistible.

©2002, 2012 Jim Prime and Bill Nowlin (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Gary Telles
Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
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Beyond Basketball

1 rating

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For Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke University men's basketball team, certain words have special importance and force. Coach K uses them every day to energize, motivate, and teach his players how to be winners on the court and in every aspect of their lives. Now, in Beyond Basketball, he offers 40 short, hard-hitting audio essays that will educate and inspire. Each is centered on an important keyword and illustrated with anecdotes from his personal experiences.

©2006 Defense LLC. All Rights Reserved (P)2006 Hachette Audio. All Rights Reserved.

Narrator: Mike Krzyzewski
Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
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Harvey Penick's Little Red Book

11 ratings

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Harvey Penick's life in golf began when he was eight years old, caddying at the Austin, Texas, Country Club. Eight decades later, he is still there, dispensing wisdom to pros and beginners alike. His stature in the golf world is reflected in the wide array of champions that he has worked with, including those featured in this audio program. And it is not for nothing that the Teacher of the Year Award given by the Golf Teachers Association is called the Harvey Penick Award. After sixty years of keeping notes on the things he's seen and learned and on the golfing greats he's taught, Penick lets the secrets in his Little Red Book be heard by the golf world in this classic work. His simple, direct, practical wisdom pares away all the hypertechnical jargon that's grown up around the game, and lets all golfers play their best - whatever their level.

©1993 Harvey Penick, Bud Shrake, and Helen Penick, All Rights Reserved (P)1993 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

Narrator: Jack Whitaker
Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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Should the Tent Be Burning Like That?

6 ratings

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Maybe the best way to explain Bill Heavey's writing is to note that both Ted Nugent and the Wall Street Journal - two entities rarely seen in the same sentence - like it. For more than 20 years, Heavey has staked a claim as one of America's best sportsmen writers. In feature stories and his Field & Stream column A Sportsman's Life, he has taken audiences across the country and beyond to experience his triumphs and failures as a suburban dad who happens to love hunting and fishing. This new collection gathers together a wide range of his best work - tales that are odes to the notion that enthusiasm is more important than skill and testaments to the enduring power of the natural world. Whether he's hunting mule deer in Montana, draining cash on an overpriced pistol, or ruminating on the joys and agonies of outdoor gear, Heavey always entertains and enlightens with honesty and wit.

©2017 Bill Heavey (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Jeff Harding
Author: Bill Heavey
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
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Over Time

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Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter is as unconventional and wide-ranging as Frank Deford's remarkable career, in which he has chronicled the heroes and the characters of just about every sport in nearly every medium. Deford joined Sports Illustrated in 1962, fresh, and fresh out of Princeton. In 1990, he was Editor-in-Chief of The National Sports Daily, one of the most ambitious and ill-fated projects in the history of American print journalism. But then, he's endured: writing ten novels, winning an Emmy (not to mention being a fabled Lite Beer All-Star), and last week he read something like his fourteen-hundredth commentary on NPR's Morning Edition. "From the Mad Men-like days of SI in the 60s, and the bush" years of the early NBA, to Deford's visit to apartheid South Africa with Arthur Ashe, and his friend's brave and tragic death, Over Time is packed with intriguing people and stories. Interwoven through his personal history, Deford lovingly traces the entire arc of American sports writing from the lurid early days of the Police Gazette, through Grantland Rice and Red Smith and on up to ESPN. This is a wonderful, inspired audiobook equal parts funny and touching a treasure for sports fans. Just like Frank Deford.

©2012 Frank Deford (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Frank Deford
Author: Frank Deford
Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
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War on the Basepaths

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During his 24-year career, Ty Cobb was an MVP, a Triple Crown-winner, and a 12-time batting champion and was elected in the inaugural ballot for the National Baseball Hall of Fame (along with Honus Wagner, Babe Ruth, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson). As someone who retired from the game over 85 years ago, he is still the leader for career batting average; second in runs, hits, and triples; and a mainstay in dozens of other categories. However, when most people think of "The Georgia Peach", they're reminded of his reputation as a "dirty" player. It was said that he got so many of his steals because he would sharpen his metal cleats and "spike" the second basemen if they would try to tag him out. It's also said that he was rude, nasty, a racist, and hated by peers and the press alike. As author Tim Hornbaker did for Charles Comiskey in Turning the Black Sox White, War on the Basepaths is an unbiased biography of one of the greatest players ever to grace a baseball diamond. Based on detailed research and analysis, Tim Hornbaker offers the full story of Cobb's life and career, some of which has been altered for almost a century. While he retired in 1928 and passed away in 1961, War on the Basepaths will show how Ty Cobb really was and place listeners in the box seats of his incredible life.

©2015 Tim Hornbaker (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
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This Book Has Balls

24 ratings

Summary

Michael Rapaport, actor, top 50 podcaster, award-winning film maker, and sports fanatic, is here to set the world straight on the greatest and downright worst athletes, players, teams, and jerseys - while refusing to mention statistics, analytics, or anything else that isn't pure hustle. In 1979, nine-year-old Michael Rapaport decided he was going to do whatever it took to be a pro baller. He practiced and practiced, but by the time he was 15, he realized there was no place for a slow, white Jewish kid in the NBA. So he found another way to channel his obsession with sports: talking trash. In This Book Has Balls, Rapaport uses his signature smack-talk style and in-your-face humor to discuss everything from why LeBron will never be like Mike to how Tiger needs the ladies to get his golf game back and how he once thought Mary Lou Retton was his true love. And, of course, why next year will be the year the New York Knicks win the championship. This book is a series of rants - some controversial, some affectionate, but all incredibly hilarious.

©2017 Michael Rapaport (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
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The Bases Were Loaded (And So Was I)

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In The Bases Were Loaded (and So Was I), sportswriter Tom Callahan brings to life the most fascinating - and often least understood - figures in the world of sports. This is the ultimate collection of Callahan’s sports profiles, with subjects ranging from Muhammad Ali to Pete Rose, and Joe Montana to Michael Jordan. Based on decades of sports reporting as well as featuring material original to this book, The Bases Were Loaded (and So Was I) takes athletes we thought we knew and reveals how wrong we often are. This is a rare and surprising work of reportage that will appeal to sports fans and non–sports fans alike.

©2004 Tom Callahan (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: David Fuller
Author: Tom Callahan
Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
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The Bear in the Attic

6 ratings

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The beloved humorist and bestselling author returns with his most riotous collection of essays to date. Starting with his trademark outdoorsman's wit, Patrick F. McManus's newest collection ponders the strange allure of the RV, the existential implications of being lost, the baffling tendency of animals to outsmart those who wish to hunt them, and the singular pleasure of doubling the size of every fish one doesn't actually catch. Combining the curmudgeonly voice of Dave Barry and the innocent tone of Garrison Keillor, McManus brilliantly captures the everyday absurdities that comprise our existence. Alongside his humor, McManus's inimitable vision consistently evokes a childlike wonder at the natural world. Even if we are running low on food, the compass is broken, and we are fairly certain we have just spotted a family of Sasquatches frolicking in the treetops, The Bear in the Attic makes the outdoors seem wildly irresistible.

©2002 Patrick F. McManus (P)2002 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Norman Dietz
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
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The Bogey Man

1 rating

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George Plimpton chronicles his month spent on the PGA tour in The Bogey Man, now recorded and including an introduction by Tom Wolfe. What happens when a weekend athlete - of average skill at best - joins the professional golf circuit? George Plimpton, one of the finest participatory sports journalists, spent a month of self-imposed torture on the tour to find out. Along the way, he meets amateurs, pros, caddies, officials, fans, and hangers-on. In The Bogey Man, we find golf legends, adventurers, stroke-saving theories, superstitions, and other golfing lore and, best of all, Plimpton's thoughts and experiences - frustrating, humbling, and sometimes thrilling - from the first tee to the last green. This intriguing classic, which remains one of the wittiest books ever written on golf, features Arnold Palmer, Dow Finsterwald, Walter Hagan, and many other golf greats and eccentrics all doing what they do best.

©2016 George Plimpton (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Jeff Bottoms
Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
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Good Enough to Dream

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Roger Kahn's first major league hit was a grand slam: The Boys of Summer, his runaway best seller that immortalized the 1950s Brooklyn Dodgers. Now Kahn does the same for players whose moment in the sun has not yet arrived. Good Enough to Dream is the story of his year as owner of the Class A, very minor league, Utica Blue Sox. Most of the Blue Sox will never make it to the majors, but they all share the dream that links the small child in the sandlot with the bonus baby who has just smacked one out of the stadium. It's a dream Kahn learned from his father, and in the course of a season, passes on to his daughter - hours of practice for a moment of poetry; a hard living but a touch of legend. Good Enough to Dream presents baseball unadorned, a game still sweet enough to lure grown men to leagues where first-class transportation is an old school bus and the infield is likely to be the consistency of thick soup. It is a funny and poignant story of one season and one special team that will make us hesitate before we ever call anything "bush league" again.

©1985 Roger Kahn (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Allan Robertson
Author: Roger Kahn
Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
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A Magic Summer

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A Magic Summer tells of that remarkable season by chronicling the major events as viewed twenty years later. Interviews conducted twenty years after with members of the team - Seaver, Ryan, McGraw, and others - provide immediacy and, with that, fascinating updates and insights. This is a unique record and celebration of a season that Mets fans - and all baseball fans - will not soon forget.

©2009 Stanley Cohen (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Ian Eugene Ryan
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
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One on One

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After numerous beloved and best-selling sports books, John Feinstein returns to the subjects of his first 10 books, crafting a narrative of the most revealing encounters he's had. Feinstein has interviewed some of the most enduring figures in sports - from hallowed coaches, such as Bob Knight, Jim Valvano, Mike Krzyzewski, and Dean Smith, to beloved athletes, including Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, and John McEnroe. And here we have John Feinstein at his very best. He goes behind the scenes of his reporting from The Final Four, Wimbledon, The US Open, the Army/Navy game, the Olympics, and more, opening up sport's most private, closed-door places and sharing exclusive stories from the reporting of books like Season on the Brink, A Good Walk Spoiled, A Season Inside, and A Civil War. These are the coaches and athletes who know their games the best, and the legends and legendary moments that gave inherent shape to our favorite pastimes.

©2011 John Feinstein (P)2011 Hachette

Narrator: David de Vries
Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
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Storm: Stories of Survival from Land and Sea

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Selections by Sebastian Junger, Michael Groom, Gordon Chaplin, Jack London, Rick Bass, Jack LeMoyne, John Vaillant, John Muir, Whitney Balliett, Richard Byrd, and more.   Most people associate storms and other big weather with death - with the kind of force that makes each of us wonder about life, time, and the nature of our surroundings. Some people go out looking for bad weather or go to places where they're likely to encounter it. Others have the misfortune of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Still, the stories in Storm have more to say than that. They tell us about what happens when people find that treacherous weather - or when it finds them - and we are reminded of the fragility of life, the capriciousness of nature's will, and how little we can do when both cross paths.   Editor Clint Willis has been a climber and an armchair mountaineer since he was 10 years old. His writing about technology, finance, and the outdoors has appeared in more than 100 publications, including Men's Journal, Outside, Rock & Ice, and The New York Times, and he is a contributing editor of Forbes ASAP and Worth magazines. He lives with his wife and two sons in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.   Terence Aselford narrated more than 150 audiobooks. His acting career has included regional theater roles ranging from Shakespeare to Neil Simon, on-camera work in NBC's Unsolved Mysteries, national television commercials, industrial videos, and voiceovers.   Nick Sampson, born in Bristol, England, has been an award-winning stage actor for more than 20 years. His theater experience ranges from British farce to Shakespeare.   Gary Telles has been narrating audiobooks for the past 10 years. A veteran stage actor, he has performed classical, contemporary, and original theater across the country in addition to appearing on television, radio, and CD-ROM.

Public Domain (P)2020 Listen & Live Audio

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Golf Dreams

Summary

Golf is neither work nor play, John Updike tells us: "Golf is a trip." Golf has been the subject of many books and the province of many experts, but few have written as sympathetically, or as knowingly, about the peculiar charms of bad golf and the satisfactions of an essentially losing struggle. John Updike has been writing about golf since he took the game up at the age of 25. In the nearly 40 years of pleasurable bafflement that have followed, he has composed essays for Golf Digest and short stories for The New Yorker concerning the sport. His memories, insights, and witty remarks make this a truly unique audiobook. John Updike will tell you, in his own voice and his own words, how he learned the game, plays the game, and loves the game.

©2017 John Updike (P)2017 Random House Audio

Narrator: John Updike
Author: John Updike
Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
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Got to Give the People What They Want

9 ratings

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"I want to start conversations and, even better, arguments." (From the Introduction) One of the most outspoken and original voices in sports sounds off while revealing his incredible life story. Jalen Rose has never been quiet. Not as a kid growing up in Detroit in the '70s and '80s. Not as the brash, trash-talking leader of the legendary "Fab Five" at the University of Michigan. Not as the player under the stewardship of Hall of Famers Larry Bird, Isiah Thomas, and others throughout his 13-year NBA career. And certainly not as a commentator and analyst on ABC/ESPN and Grantland. In Got to Give the People What They Want, no topic is off limits. Honest, unfiltered, unbiased. Raw, refreshing, real. This colorful collection of stories and opinions about basketball and life gives people the kind of insight and understanding they don't get anywhere else in the sports world.

©2015 Jalen Rose (P)2015 Random House Audio

Narrator: Jalen Rose
Author: Jalen Rose
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
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A Season in the Sun

Summary

In 1976 Roger Kahn spent an entire baseball season, from spring training through the World Series, with players of every stripe and competence. The result is this book,in which Kahn reports on a small college team’s successes and hopes, a young New England ball club, a failing major league franchise, and a group of heroes on the national stage.

©1977 Roger Kahn (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Allan Robertson
Author: Roger Kahn
Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
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Driving Lessons

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When Steve Friedman was a child growing up in the suburbs of St. Louis, the game of golf was, to him, mysterious and dark. His father’s passion for it caused friction in his marriage and eluded the interest of his youngest son, who was devoted instead to basketball. For that and many other reasons, the two failed to bond, ultimately leading to an awkward and unhappy relationship. But Friedman never forgot the love his father had for golf, and after many years, when he was in his 40s, he reached out and asked his dad to teach him the game. He thought that perhaps he could learn something about his old man’s view of life and thereby find a way to communicate with him. This small volume is the sweet yet unsentimental story of that experience - the tale of two men using the game of golf to find a way to connect with each other across decades of disagreement and misunderstanding. For anyone who is a golfer, a father, or a son, this book will be a treasure.

©2011 Steve Friedman, Introduction 2011 by James Dodson (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jeremy Arthur
Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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Unplayable Lies

1 rating

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Dan Jenkins virtually invented the golf novel with Dead Solid Perfect, his rollicking account of the life and times of touring pro Kenny Lee Puckett. For the first time ever, Dan Jenkins’ best Golf Digest pieces have been collected together with over 20 all-new essays for the next generation of golfers. Often biting, usually cranky, always hilarious and surprising, this is Dan Jenkins at his best.

©2015 Dan Jenkins, c/o ICM Partners (P)2015 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: J. P. Guimont
Author: Dan Jenkins
Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
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The Patch

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An "album quilt", an artful assortment of nonfiction writings by John McPhee that have not previously appeared in any book.  The Patch is the seventh collection of essays by the nonfiction master. It is divided into two parts.  Part 1, "The Sporting Scene", consists of pieces on fishing, football, golf, and lacrosse - from fly casting for chain pickerel in fall in New Hampshire to walking the links land of St. Andrews at an Open Championship.  Part 2, called "An Album Quilt", is a montage of fragments of varying length from pieces done across the years that have never appeared in book form - occasional pieces, memorial pieces, reflections, reminiscences, and short items in various magazines including The New Yorker. They range from a visit to the Hershey chocolate factory to encounters with Oscar Hammerstein, Joan Baez, and Mount Denali.  Emphatically, the author's purpose was not merely to preserve things but to choose passages that might entertain contemporary listeners. Starting with 250,000 words, he gradually threw out 75 percent of them and randomly assembled the remaining fragments as "An Album Quilt". Among other things, it is a covert memoir.

©2018 John McPhee (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McPhee
Author: John McPhee
Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
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Tiger, Meet My Sister...

Summary

In this hilariously funny essay collection, former ESPN columnist Rick Reilly com­piles the best of his sports columns - essays that include his expert opinion on athlete tattoos, NFL cheerleaders, and even running with the bulls in Pamplona.  Rick Reilly has no compunction telling listeners, in his quick-witted style, how he really feels about some of the most popular sports figures of our time. Wondering about quarterback Jay Cutler? "Cutler is the kind of guy you just want to pick up and throw into a swimming pool, which is exactly what Peyton Manning and two linemen did one year at the Pro Bowl." Or how about Tiger Woods? "Sometimes you wonder where Tiger Woods gets his public-relations advice. Gary Busey?"  But for every brazen takedown, Reilly has written a heartwarming story of the power of sports to heal the wounded and lift the downtrodden: the young Ravens fan with cancer who called the plays for a few victorious games in 2012, or the onetime top NFL recruit who was finally exonerated after serving five years for a crime he didn't commit. Whether he makes you laugh, cry, or just gets under your skin, Rick Reilly is sure to offer a unique and hilarious perspective on your favorite golf players, football teams, MVPs, and more.

©2014 Rick Reilly (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Barry Abrams
Author: Rick Reilly
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
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Ninjas for Beginners: 10 Days to Becoming a Ninja

Summary

Ninjas are the epitome of cool awesomeness. Most of us have wanted to become ninjas all of our lives! In all actuality, we all have been training to be ninjas since we were kids. Whether you were silently stealing cookies from the kitchen or sneaking out of your bedroom to meet friends, you were unknowingly training to be a super awesome ninja! If you have a problem, you can learn how to take care of it by actually becoming a real-life ninja. Take those skills you honed from childhood and apply them toward becoming a ninja. Is your brother-in-law a bullying meathead? Is your supervisor a deluxe bullying meathead, filled to the brim with protein powder? Would you like to slip away from your desk undetected for a longer lunch break? You can do that right now. Seize the day and learn to be a ninja! Do you think you are too old? Pishposh, you're never too old! With this book, you can learn all of the secrets of the ninja. After you hear this book, you will be a certified ninja with all of the skills and training you will need to apply sneezing powder to you meathead supervisor's keyboard, undetected. You can then sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. With this book, you too can learn too can learn to be a super badass, awesome sauce ninja in just five easy-to-understand chapters: 1. Learn all about ninja history. Yes, it's important! 2. Learn how to dress like a real-life ninja. 3. Learn to think like a ninja and live the lifestyle of the ninja. Become one with the ninja way. 4. Learn ninjutsu, the art of being a ninja. Learn techniques like how to look like a rock and how to make smoke bombs, which help with your stealthy escapes. 5. Weapons, lots and lots of ninja weapons.

©2015 Mike Fury (P)2015 Mike Fury

Narrator: Jimmie Moreland
Author: Mike Fury
Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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The Dark Side of the Game

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Sportscaster and former National Football League defensive end Tim Green reveals what it’s really like to play in the NFL in The Dark Side of the Game. In this - the Super Bowl champion of tell-all novels - an eight-year NFL veteran exposes the game he loves, warts and all. This audiobook is packed with hard-hitting inside information only a former player could know. From the perfect partnership between the mob and the NFL to the shattered lives of former players, no subject is out of bounds. At the same time, you’ll meet the NFL’s role models and true heroes, including the dazzling Deion Sanders and the superb Steve Young. Whether you’re one of the millions of die-hard fans, or only have a passing interest in the game, veteran narrator Richard Poe’s no-nonsense voice and flair for the drama of the game puts you in the huddle. This unflinching look at the most-watched professional sports league on Earth is a must-listen.

©1996 Tim Green (P)1997 Recorded Books

Narrator: Richard Poe
Author: Tim Green
Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
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Where Men Win Glory

16 ratings

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The best-selling author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven delivers a stunning, eloquent account of a remarkable young man's haunting journey. Like the men whose epic stories Jon Krakauer has told in his previous best sellers, Pat Tillman was an irrepressible individualist and iconoclast. In May 2002, Tillman walked away from his $3.6 million NFL contract to enlist in the United States Army. He was deeply troubled by 9/11, and he felt a strong moral obligation to join the fight against al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Two years later, he died on a desolate hillside in southeastern Afghanistan. Though obvious to most of the two dozen soldiers on the scene that a ranger in Tillman's own platoon had fired the fatal shots, the Army aggressively maneuvered to keep this information from Tillman's wife, other family members, and the American public for five weeks following his death. During this time, President Bush repeatedly invoked Tillman's name to promote his administration's foreign policy. Long after Tillman's nationally televised memorial service, the Army grudgingly notified his closest relatives that he had probably been killed by friendly fire while it continued to dissemble about the details of his death and who was responsible. In Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer draws on Tillman's journals and letters, interviews with his wife and friends, conversations with the soldiers who served alongside him, and extensive research on the ground in Afghanistan to render an intricate mosaic of this driven, complex, and uncommonly compelling figure, as well as the definitive account of the events and actions that led to his death. Before he enlisted in the army, Tillman was familiar to sports aficionados as an undersized, overachieving Arizona Cardinals safety whose virtuosity in the defensive backfield was spellbinding. With his shoulder-length hair, outspoken views, and boundless intellectual curiosity, Tillm...

©2009 Jon Krakauer (P)2009 Random House Audio

Narrator: Scott Brick
Author: Jon Krakauer
Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
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Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

3 ratings

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Depuis que le Kansas City Star a qualifié Laurent Duvernay-Tardif d’«homme le plus intéressant de la NFL», les médias américains et canadiens se passionnent pour son parcours atypique. Et pour cause: en plus de jouer avec les Chiefs de Kansas City, Duvernay-Tardif poursuit en parallèle des études de médecine à l'Université McGill, ultime pied de nez à tous ceux qui lui enjoignaient de choisir entre le sport et les études.  Dans la biographie que le journaliste Pierre Cayouette lui consacre, on découvre une histoire qui pique la curiosité et force l'admiration. De son enfance à Mont-Saint-Hilaire à l'école alternative, des deux années qu’il a passées à bord d'un voilier avec sa famille jusqu'à son repêchage par la plus prestigieuse ligue de football en Amérique du Nord, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif démontre des qualités d'athlète et d'intellectuel, une détermination et un charisme indéniables. Infatigable, il s'investit, grâce à sa fondation, dans la promotion de l'activité physique et de saines habitudes de vie chez les jeunes (fondationldt.com).

©2017 Flammarion Québec (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Gabriel Lessard
Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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NFL Brawler

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NFL Brawler is a raucous first-person account of an NFL under siege by the game's first player turned agent, Ralph Cindrich, the original "Blind Side" agent. This entertaining pro football memoir takes listeners behind the scenes of the game's most important and outrageous drafts, deals, and trades; takes on NFL scandals by telling it like it is; and takes listeners closer to the real action of the sport - from locker rooms to boardrooms and into the worlds of agents and players - than any book to date. Chronicling more than 30 years in the professional football business, Ralph Cindrich, twice named by the Sporting News as one of the 100 most powerful people in sports, writes about the who's who of professional football: NFL personnel like Jimmy Johnson, Bill Polian, and Bill Parcells; NFL owners like Art Rooney and Al Davis; sports agents; and, of course, NFL players like Herschel Walker, Bill Fralic, and James Farrior. While taking certain aspects of his beloved sport to task, Cindrich delivers a memoir that is a must-listen for any fan of the game.

©2015 Ralph Cindrich (P)2015 Tantor

Narrator: R.C. Bray
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
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Gunslinger

2 ratings

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A towering figure on the field for two decades and destined for the Hall of Fame, Brett Favre was one of the game's last cowboys, a fastball-throwing, tobacco-chewing gunslinger who refused to give up without a fight. This peerless quarterback guided the Green Bay Packers to two Super Bowls and one championship win, shattering countless NFL records along the way. Gunslinger tells Brett Favre's full, definitive story for the first time, drawing on more than 500 interviews, including many from the people closest to Favre. Jeff Pearlman charts Favre's journey, from his rough rural childhood and lackluster high school football career to landing the last roster spot at Southern Mississippi to a late-night car accident that nearly took his life. Favre clawed back, getting drafted into the NFL, first to Atlanta, then to Green Bay, where he restored the Packers to greatness and inspired a fan base as passionate as any in the game. Yet he struggled with demons: addiction, infidelity, the loss of his father the day before he honored him by playing the greatest game of his career, and ultimately a fraught, painfully prolonged exit from the game he loved.

©2016 Jeff Pearlman (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Barry Abrams
Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
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Rudy

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The inspirational real-life story of the man behind the beloved movie Rudy, his continued determination to make his dreams come true, and how you can dream big too. How does a lower middle class kid, who suffered through school with undiagnosed dyslexia, get into Notre Dame and become the inspiration for millions in a Hollywood film that has become one of the most inspiring sport movies ever made? He never gave up. For the first time, read Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger's real life story and learn the behind-the-scenes details of the ten years it took to make the movie and how that tossed him into a new career of public speaking that continues on stages today alongside world-class leaders and speakers. Divided into four parts, each include details of the failures and hard lessons he's learned along the way and how hitting the reset button was often the best thing that ever happened to him: Growing up one of 14 kids in Joliet, a brief stint in the Navy opens a new world of opportunity and dreams Rudy finds a side door into Notre Dame where in a legendary moment he becomes one of only a few players in school history to be carried off the field The struggle to find a career after college leads him to his new impossible dream, to get a movie made about his life story Launched into a new world, Rudy finds his true calling as an inspirational speaker and reveals how losing site of his own dreams nearly derails him, but how once again, in learning another of life's most important lessons, he finds a reason to hope again—through the eyes of the next generation of Rudys Rudy doesn't represent some far-fetched Hollywood fantasy that most people can never attain—the power of his story comes from the fact that at heart he's just an “Average Joe.” The moral is that anyone with a dream can make that dream a reality—as long as they’re willing to put in the hard work, and heart, it takes to get there.

©2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. (P)2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Narrator: Daniel Butler
Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
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Talking to GOATs

9 ratings

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A star-studded, dynamic production performed by Jim Gray with a foreword written and read by Tom Brady. Talking to GOATs audio also features appearances by Bob Costas, Vin Scully, Carol Burnett, and Snoop Dogg.  “As a sportscaster and sports historian, Jim’s career genuinely stands the test of time.... This book is sports history about some of the greats by one of the greats, who was taking it all in on the sidelines, in the stands or the dugout, by the 18th green, courtside, or in the broadcast booth.” (Tom Brady, six-time NFL Super Bowl champion GOAT) A riveting, insightful memoir of never-before-told stories from Jim Gray, 12-time Emmy Award-winner, Hall of Fame sports broadcaster, and renowned interviewer - that explores the author's career and the inside stories and memorable moments of the famous legends he has covered including, Muhammad Ali, Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Michael Jordan and Mike Tyson. In Talking to GOATs, award-winning broadcaster Jim Gray looks back at his four decades of sports reporting from the unparalleled perspective of one of the world’s most respected and skilled interviewers. A journalist who many iconic athletes have trusted to tell their stories (of both triumph and disgrace), Jim has had unprecedented access to the people, places and extraordinary events in the world of sports. Asking tough but fair questions, he has broken numerous stories, and landed squarely in the middle of others, from the Ben Johnson and Barry Bonds steroid scandals, to Michael Jordan’s surprise retirement, to the off-the-court Kobe/Shaq feud which led to their on-the-court break up, to being part of the live broadcast for 22 Super Bowls. He’s climbed into the ring to interview Mike Tyson after he bit off a chunk of Evander Holyfield’s ear, and stood next to Ron Artest when the  “Malice at the Palace” melee erupted, and was on site at the bombing of the Atlanta Olympics.  Anyone who has watched Jim effortlessly engage his subjects at the precise moment of triumph or tragedy has little idea what it takes to secure the interview, or what actually happens when the camera cuts away.  These are real, mesmerizing, and previously untold stories. Talking to GOATs features numerous world-class athletes, including Muhammad Ali, Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Floyd Mayweather, Michael Phelps, Mike Tyson, and Tiger Woods, and world leaders George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Mikhail Gorbachev, and many more. Jim gives the listener a coveted all-access pass as he reviews the best interviews, the best athletes, and the best games in modern sports history. It’s like a personal introduction to the characters and careers of these heroes and villains we’ve known since childhood. He examines how money, celebrity, the media, and power interact, and how sports, more than any other institution, has led to momentous transformations in American society.  

©2020 Jim Gray and Greg Bishop (P)2020 HarperAudio

Author: Jim Gray
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
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The Blind Side

13 ratings

Summary

In football, as in life, the value we place on people changes with the rules of the games they play.  When we first meet the young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story, he is one of 13 children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or any of the things a child might learn in school. And he has no serious experience playing organized football.  What changes? He takes up football, and school, after a rich, Evangelical, Republican family plucks him from the mean streets.  Their love is the first great force that alters the world’s perception of the boy, whom they adopt. The second force is the evolution of professional football itself.  In The Blind Side, Lewis shows us a largely unanalyzed but inexorable trend in football working its way down from the pros to the high school game, where it collides with the life of a single young man to produce a narrative of great and surprising power. 

©2006 Michael Lewis (P)2006 Books on Tape

Narrator: Stephen Hoye
Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
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Truth Doesn't Have a Side

3 ratings

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One day in 2002 the 50-year old body of former Pittsburgh Steeler and hall of famer Mike Webster was laid on a cold table in front of pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu. Webster's body looked to Omalu like the body of a much older man, and the circumstances of his behavior prior to his death were clouded in mystery. But when Omalu cut into Webster's brain, it appeared to be normal. Something didn't add up. It was at this moment, Omalu studying slides of Webster's brain tissue under a microscope, that the world of contact sports would never be the same: the discovery of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. CTE can result in an array of devastating consequences including deterioration in attention, memory loss, social instability, depression, and even suicide. And Omalu's discovery of CTE in the brain of an American football player has become the catalyst of a blazing controversy across all contact sports. At the center of that controversy stands the unlikely Dr. Bennet Omalu, a Nigerian-born American citizen, a mild-mannered, gentle man of faith. It is fascinating that it would take someone on the outside of American culture to make this amazing discovery, and refuse to let it be kept hidden. Dr. Omalu began his life in strife, growing up in war-torn Nigeria. But his medical studies in forensic pathology proved to be a lifeline. It fed his natural curiosity and awakened within a deeper desire to always search for the truth. Who would have thought that such an unexpected character would play such a role in bringing to life this world-changing data? In Truth Doesn't Have a Side, discover the truth about CTE: Its causes and symptoms, how we might keep our children safe and guide professional athletes when CTE sets in. The problem of CTE is coming to light with each new story about an athlete's concussion problem, and we are likely facing dramatic changes to professional sports. You'll be inspired by Dr. Bennet Omalu a man driven by his love and concern for the welfare of all people, and his professional vow to speak the truth.

©2017 Omalu, LLC (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Ron Butler
Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
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America's Quarterback

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A powerful biography of one of the greatest football players of all time, in the spirit of Johnny U and Namath. No one can touch Bart Starr's record setting 5 NFL Championships, including 3 straight. America's Quarterback tells the story of the man who helped create the legend of Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers. Set against the changing landscape of the last half of the 20th century, this biography traces Starr’s life from childhood in Alabama to stardom in Green Bay and beyond. Not a simple sports story, Dunnavant traces the story of one man reaching for the American dream while professional football emerged from the shadows to capture the nation’s imagination. It’s a story of the tension between a coach and a player as different as fire and ice, and how they came to trust and revere each other. It’s a story of triumph tempered by tragedy, and the world-class athlete who quietly and persistently, achieved a level of greatness unsurpassed by any quarterback since. A remarkable blend of personal memory and historical narrative, America’s Quarterback is a tribute to an American hero and the perfect companion to the classic When Pride Still Mattered.

©2011 Keith Dunnavant (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jay Snyder
Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
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The Ultimate Pittsburgh Steelers Trivia Book

Summary

Do you think you’re the ultimate Pittsburgh Steelers superfan? Do you have a buddy who bleeds black and gold for the Steelers? Do you want to learn about the history of your favorite six-time Super Bowl champion? Even if you couldn’t answer yes to any of those questions, you will still enjoy The Ultimate Pittsburgh Steelers Trivia Book, the best book to learn about the historic Pittsburgh Steelers. This trivia book is packed with interesting facts about the Steelers from cover to cover, taking you from the tough football in western Pennsylvania to the hallowed halls of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. In this book, you'll discover the answer to: Which team combined with the Steelers during World War II to create a new team? How many Hall-of-Famers did the Steelers draft in 1974? Which Pittsburgh receiver was coached by Snoop Dogg in a youth football league? Which Pittsburgh draft pick won six collegiate national titles as a wrestler? Who was the youngest quarterback to start and win a Super Bowl? Whether you are a knowledgeable Steelers fanatic hungry for more information about your favorite team, an NFL superfan craving knowledge about the teams in the league, or just someone who enjoys learning new, interesting facts to learn new things, this book is right up your alley. You will not be disappointed when discovering the world of the Pittsburgh Steelers, so just crack open the book, sit back, relax, and enjoy the wave of knowledge.

©2020 HRP House (P)2021 HRP House

Narrator: Scott Miller
Author: Ray Walker
Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Dream Big, Never Quit

1 rating

Summary

You Can’t Be Feeble in Football. But that’s exactly what Marc was. Repeatedly bullied and overweight, Marc was an unpopular kid who turned pain into fuel to transform his body, train his mind, and change the course of his entire life.  What started as self-defense became an unquenchable thirst for self-improvement from pre-dawn sprints at his high school track to living in a storage closet while training for the NFL draft. It took blood, sweat, sacrifice - and his mom’s heartfelt advice - for Marc to go from an insecure boy to a professional NFL athlete.  His against-all-odds story is proof that a bigger life, a better version of you, and incredible success is possible with enough grit, hard work, and dedication. For anyone who’s been told they aren’t strong enough, fast enough, or simply good enough, this book will move you to dream big and believe in yourself.

©2019 Marc Megna (P)2021 Marc Megna

Narrator: Marc Megna
Author: Marc Megna
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Woodlawn

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This riveting true story of courage, strength, and football at the height of racial tension in Birmingham, Alabama, inspired the motion picture Woodlawn and tells the story of Coach Tandy Gerelds; his running back, Tony Nathan; and a high school football game that healed a city. Woodlawn is soon to be a major motion picture starring Jon Voight, Nic Bishop, and C. Thomas Howell. In the midst of violent, impassioned racial tensions in Birmingham, Alabama, new football coach Tandy Gerelds was struggling to create a winning football team at Woodlawn High School - one of the last schools in Birmingham to integrate. The team he was handed did not have the caliber of players he needed to win - until he saw Tony Nathan run. But Tony was African American, and Coach Gerelds knew that putting him in as running back would be like drawing a target on his own back and the back of his soon-to-be star player. But Coach Gerelds saw something in Tony, and he knew that his decision to let him play was about more than football. It was about doing what was right for the school...and the city. Coach Gerelds' football field became the only place in Birmingham where racial tensions melted away, but Tony was still plagued by chaos and violence in school. With the help of a new school chaplain, Tony learned to look beyond himself and realized that there was more at stake than winning a game. In 1974 Coach Gerelds' interracial team made Alabama history, drawing 42,000 fans into the stadium to watch them play. It was this game that triggered the unity and support of the Woodlawn High School Colonels and that finally allowed a city to heal and taught its citizens how to love.

©2015 Thomas Todd Gerelds (P)2015 Simon & Schuster Audio

Narrator: Kirby Heyborne
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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The TB12 Method

46 ratings

Summary

The number one New York Times best seller by the six-time Super Bowl champion The first book by Tampa Bay Buccaneers and former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady - the six-time Super Bowl champion who is still reaching unimaginable heights of excellence at 42 years old - a gorgeously illustrated and deeply practical “athlete’s bible” that reveals Brady’s revolutionary approach to sustained peak performance for athletes of all kinds and all ages.  In this new edition of The TB12 Method, Tom Brady further explains and details the revolutionary training, conditioning, and wellness system that has kept him atop the NFL at an age when most players are deep into retirement. Brady - along with the expert Body Coaches at TB12, the performance lifestyle brand he cofounded in 2013 with Alex Guerrero - explain the principles and philosophies of pliability, a paradigm-shifting fitness concept that focuses on a more natural, healthier way of exercising, training, and living. Filled with lessons from Brady’s own training regimen, The TB12 Method provides step-by-step guidance on how develop and maintain one’s own peak performance while dramatically decreasing injury risks. This illustrated, highly visual manual also offers more effective approaches to functional strength and conditioning, proper hydration, supplementation, cognitive fitness, restorative sleep, and nutritious, easy-to-execute recipes to help readers fuel-up and recover.  Brady steadfastly believes that the TB12 approach has kept him competitive while extending his career, and that it can make any athlete, male or female, in any sport and at any level achieve his or her own peak performance and do what they love, better and for longer. With instructions, drills, photos, in-depth case studies that Brady himself has used, along with personal anecdotes and experiences from his legendary career, The TB12 Method gives you a better way to train and get results with Tom Brady himself as living proof.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Tom Brady (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio

Author: Tom Brady
Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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QB

7 ratings

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In the most candid and compelling sports memoir since Andre Agassi's riveting bestseller Open, former San Francisco 49er, Super Bowl champion, NFL MVP, and Hall of Famer Steve Young gives listeners an unprecedented and stunning inside look at what it takes to become a super-elite professional quarterback. Steve Young was not expected to become one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. A devout Mormon, he had a perfect GPA in school, studied Latin and calculus, and was blessed with a photographic memory. His mother pleaded that he not play football. But Young was determined to become the next Roger Staubach. QB tells the story of a boy with a gentle demeanor who overcame personal fears and his teammates' and coaches' indifference to reach the pinnacle of America's most violent game. Football was a test and a quest: listed eighth on the depth chart at Brigham Young University, Young was told he'd never play quarterback in college. He went on to endure intense media scrutiny as the highest-paid player in sports history before he ever stepped on the field as a professional. As a 49er, he went head-to-head with the legendary Joe Montana in what became the NFL's greatest quarterback controversy. But Young's biggest hurdles were invisible to the public: the physical pain that comes with being an ordinary-size man in a league of giants; the loneliness of playing sixteen seasons as a bachelor; and an undiagnosed case of separation anxiety that made him dread getting out of bed and caused him to vomit in locker room bathrooms before games. Through sheer grit, Young put on a helmet week after week, season after season, leading his team to a Super Bowl championship, endearing himself to both the city of San Francisco and football fans everywhere.

©2016 J. Steven Young. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Author: Steve Young
Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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I Beat the Odds

2 ratings

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The football star made famous in the hit film The Blind Side reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. Michael Oher is the young man at the center of the true story depicted in The Blind Side movie (and book) that swept up awards and accolades. Though the odds were heavily stacked against him, Michael had a burning desire deep within his soul to break out of the Memphis inner-city ghetto and into a world of opportunity. While many people are now familiar with Oher's amazing journey, this is the first time he has shared his account of his story in his own words, revealing his thoughts and feelings with details that only he knows, and offering his point of view on how anyone can achieve a better life. Looking back on how he went from being a homeless child in Memphis to playing in the NFL, Michael talks about the goals he had for himself in order to break out of the cycle of poverty, addiction, and hopelessness that trapped his family for so long. He recounts poignant stories of growing up in the projects and running from child services and foster care over and over again in search of some familiarity. Eventually, he grasped onto football as his ticket out of the madness and worked hard to make his dream into a reality. But Oher also knew he would not be successful alone. With his adoptive family, the Touhys, and other influential people in mind, he describes the absolute necessity of seeking out positive role models and good friends who share the same values to achieve one's dreams. Sharing untold stories of heartache, determination, courage, and love, I Beat the Odds is an incredibly rousing tale of one young man's quest to achieve the American dream.

©2011 Michael Oher (P)2011 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Michael Boatman
Author: Michael Oher
Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Matt Jansen: The Autobiography

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What do you do when the world is at your feet...and then suddenly it isn’t? Matt Jansen had it all. He was young, quick, audaciously skillful and, at the turn of the millennium, regarded as one of the most intelligent attacking talents in English football. His potential seemed boundless. After bursting onto the scene with Carlisle United in 1997, Sir Alex Ferguson tried to lure him to Manchester United, but foreseeing only a bench spot at Old Trafford, Jansen instead opted for Steve Coppell’s Crystal Palace. In 1999, he moved to Blackburn Rovers, and after blasting them back to the Premier League in 2001 and scoring in the 2002 League Cup final victory over Spurs, he was widely tipped to be part of England’s 2002 World Cup squad - but coach Sven-Goran Eriksson had a last-minute change of heart and instead selected Martin Keown. While England battled it out in the Far East, Jansen took a holiday to Rome. He and his girlfriend were on a moped when they were hit by a taxi. Matt suffered a brain hemorrhage and slipped into a coma for six days. He survived and, astonishingly, he was back playing for Blackburn just four months later. But while his body may have recovered, his mind had not. In the shadow of the accident, he was unable to recapture the instinctive genius or the bullet-proof self-confidence that had previously defined him. This was a hidden breakdown - nothing that could be picked up by a fitness test or fixed on an operating table. As Jansen’s career as an elite footballer slipped away from him, he started to discover more about what had happened to him and how he could recover not only as an athlete, but as a person. With insights from a range of contributors, including Graeme Souness, Sir Alex Ferguson, Sam Allardyce, Sven-Goran Eriksson, Lucy Jansen, and Professor Steve Peters, this is the astonishing story of a career destined for the stratosphere, cruelly snatched away by the vagaries of fate.

©2019 Matt Jansen and Jon Colman (P)2020 Matt Jansen, Jon Colman and Matthew Hall

Narrator: Matthew Hall
Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Believe It

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New York Times best seller Get ready to defy the odds when everyone’s counting you out.  When the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting quarterback went down with a torn ACL in week 14 of the 2017 NFL season, many fans - and commentators - assumed the Eagles’ season was over. Instead, Nick Foles came off the bench and, against all odds, led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory in history. How did Nick get it done - winning MVP honors, silencing the critics, and shocking the world? How did the man who was on the verge of retiring just two seasons earlier stay optimistic and rally the team to an astounding win? How did he stay ready despite numerous trades and discouraging injuries, able to step up in the moment and perform at the top of his game? Believe It offers a behind-the-scenes look at Nick’s unlikely path to the Super Bowl, the obstacles that threatened to hold him back, his rediscovery of his love for the game, and the faith that grounded him through it all. Learn from the way Nick handled the trials and tribulations that made him into the man he is today - and discover a path to your own success.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

Narrator: John Wilders
Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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No Excuses

Summary

In this inspirational memoir, Derrick Coleman, Jr., the Seattle Seahawks fullback who won the 2014 Super Bowl with the Seahawks in his second year in the NFL, relates his inspirational story of hard work and determination in his own words. Showcasing his unlikely and challenging journey to become the first deaf athlete to play offense in the NFL, he talks about overcoming internal and external obstacles in the course of reaching your true potential.

©2015 Derrick Coleman, Jr. (P)2015 Tantor

Narrator: Sean Crisden
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Russell Wilson: The Inspiring Story of One of Football's Greatest Quarterbacks

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Learn the incredible story of Seattle Seahawk Russell Wilson! In Russell Wilson: The Inspiring Story of One of Football's Greatest Quarterbacks, you'll hear about the inspirational story of football's star, Russell Wilson. This short unauthorized biography of Russell Wilson highlights the greatest moments of his career. Russell Wilson may have recently entered the NFL, but his impact on the Seattle Seahawks' franchise was immediate. In just his early 20s, Wilson is already a Super Bowl Champion, a feat very few quarterbacks can ever say they've accomplished. In this book, we'll explore Russell Wilson's journey to the NFL, as well as his impact on the game. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Childhood and early life High school years College years at North Carolina State Russell's NFL career Russell Wilson as a leader Wilson's personal life Russell's dual professional careers

©2015 Clayton Geoffreys (P)2015 Clayton Geoffreys

Narrator: Sam Gonzalez
Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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The Eagles of Heart Mountain

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The impeccably researched, deeply moving, never-before-told tale about a World War II incarceration camp in Wyoming and its extraordinary high school football team - for fans of The Boys in the Boat and The Storm on Our Shores. In the summer of 1942, the United States government forced 120,000 Japanese Americans from their homes in California, Oregon, Washington, and Arizona and sent them to internment camps across the West. Nearly 14,000 of them landed on the outskirts of Cody, Wyoming, at the base of Heart Mountain.  Behind barbed wire fences, they faced racism, cruelty, and frozen winters. Trying to recreate comforts from home, many established Buddhist temples and sumo wrestling pits. They grew Chinese cabbage and daikon radishes - yet there was little hope. That is, until the fall of 1943, when the camp’s high school football team, the Eagles, started its first season and finished it undefeated, crushing the competition from nearby, predominantly white high schools. Amid all this excitement, American politics continued to disrupt their lives as the federal government drafted men from the camps for the front lines - including some of the Eagles. The young men faced a choice to either join the Army or resist the draft. Teammates were divided, and some were jailed for their decisions. The Eagles of Heart Mountain honors the resilience of extraordinary heroes and the power of sports in a sweeping and inspirational portrait of one of the darkest moments in American history. 

©2021 Bradford Pearson. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Feodor Chin
Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Through My Eyes

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Over the course of the last five years, Tim Tebow has established himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of college football and a top prospect in the NFL. During that time, he amassed an unparalleled resume - winning two BCS national championships; becoming the first sophomore in NCAA history to win the Heisman trophy; and in the face of massive public scrutiny, being drafted in the first round of the NFL draft by the Denver Broncos. Now, in Through My Eyes, Tebow brings listeners everywhere an inspirational memoir about life as he chose to live it, revealing how his faith and family values, combined with his relentless will to succeed, have molded him into the person that he is today. As the son of Christian missionaries, Tebow has a unique story to tell - from the circumstances of his birth, to his home-schooled roots, to his record-setting collegiate football career with the Florida Gators and everything else that took place in between. At every step, Tebow's life has defied convention and expectation. While aspects of his life have been well-documented, the stories have always been filtered through the opinions and words of others. Through My Eyes is his passionate, firsthand, never-before-told account of how it all really happened.

©2011 Timothy R. Tebow (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Tom Wayland
Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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The Last Season

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Fathers, sons, and sports are enduring themes of American literature. Here, in this fresh and moving account, a son returns to his native Mississippi to spend a special autumn with his 95-year-old dad, sharing the unique joys, disappointments, and life lessons of Saturdays with their beloved Ole Miss Rebels. In the fall of 2012, after working on a presidential campaign that suffered a devastating loss, Stuart Stevens, having turned 60, realized that he and his 95-year-old father had spent little time together for decades. His solution: a season of attending Ole Miss football games together, as they'd done when college football provided a way for his father to guide him through childhood - and to make sense of the troubled South of the time. Now, driving to and from the games, and cheering from the stands, they take stock of their lives as father and son and as individuals, reminding themselves of their unique, complicated, precious bond. Poignant and full of heart, but also irreverent and often hilarious, The Last Season is a powerful story of parents and children and the importance of taking a backward glance together while you still can.

©2015 Blackstone Inc. (P)2015 Blackstone Audiobooks

Narrator: Dan John Miller
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Tough Luck

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In the long annals of sports and crime, no story compares to the one that engulfed the Luckman family in 1935. As 18-year-old Sid Luckman made headlines across New York City for his high school football exploits at Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, his father, Meyer Luckman, was making headlines in the same papers for a very different reason: the gangland murder of his own brother-in-law. Amazingly, when Sid became a star at Columbia and a Hall of Fame NFL quarterback in Chicago, all of it while Meyer Luckman served 20-years-to-life in Sing Sing Prison, the connection between sports celebrity son and mobster father was studiously ignored by the press and ultimately overlooked for eight decades. Tough Luck traces two simultaneous historical developments through a single immigrant family in Depression-era New York: the rise of the National Football League led by the dynastic Chicago Bears, whose famed owner George Halas convinced Sid Luckman to help him turn the sluggish game of pro football into America's favorite pastime; and the demise - triggered by Meyer Luckman's crime and initial cover-up of the Brooklyn labor rackets and Louis Lepke's infamous organization Murder, Inc.

©2019 Richard Dean Rosen (P)2019 Tantor

Author: R. D. Rosen
Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Relentless

7 ratings

Summary

Bill Belichick: "Julian is the epitome of competitiveness, toughness, and the great things that are possible when someone is determined to achieve their goals." Tom Brady: "It's a privilege for me to play with someone as special as Julian." The Super Bowl champion wide receiver for the New England Patriots shares his inspiring story of an underdog kid who was always doubted to becoming one of the most reliable and inspiring players in the NFL. When the Patriots were down 28-3 in Super Bowl LI, there was at least one player who refused to believe they would lose: Julian Edelman. And he said so. It wasn't only because of his belief in his teammates, led by the master of the comeback, his friend and quarterback Tom Brady - or the coaching staff run by the legendary Bill Belichick. It was also because he had been counted out in most of his life and career, and he had proved them all wrong. Whether it was in Pop Warner football, where his Redwood City, California, team won a national championship; in high school, where he went from a four-foot-ten, 95-pound freshman running back to quarterback for an undefeated Woodside High team; or college, where he rewrote records at Kent State as a dual-threat quarterback, Edelman far exceeded everyone's expectations. Everyone's expectations, that is, except his own and those of his father, who took extreme and unorthodox measures to drive Edelman to quiet the doubters with ferocious competitiveness. When he was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round, the five-foot-ten college quarterback was asked to field punts and play wide receiver, though he'd never done either. But gradually, under the tutelage of a demanding coaching staff and countless hours of off-season training with Tom Brady, he became one of the NFL's most dynamic punt returners and top receivers who can deliver in the biggest games. Relentless is the story of Edelman's rise, and the continuing dominance of the Patriot dynasty, filled with memories of growing up with a father who was as demanding as any NFL coach, his near-constant fight to keep his intensity and competitiveness in check in high school and college, and his celebrated nine seasons with the Patriots. Julian shares insights into his relationships and rivalries and his friendships with teammates such as Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Matt Slater, and Randy Moss. Finally, he reveals the story behind "the catch" and life on the inside of a team for the ages. Inspiring, honest, and unapologetic, Relentless proves that the heart of a champion can never be measured. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Julian Edelman (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Gregory Abbey
Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Mind and Matter

3 ratings

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A New York Times best seller John Urschel, mathematician and former offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, tells the story of a life balanced between two passions By the time he was 13, Urschel was auditing a college-level calculus course. But when he joined his high school football team, a new interest began to eclipse the thrill he felt in the classroom. Football challenged Urschel in an entirely different way, and he became addicted to the physical contact of the sport. After he accepted a scholarship to play at Penn State, his love of math was rekindled. As a Nittany Lion, he refused to sacrifice one passion for the other. Against the odds, Urschel found a way to manage his double life as a scholar and an athlete. While he was an offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, he simultaneously pursued his PhD in mathematics at MIT.  Weaving together two separate narratives, Urschel relives for us the most pivotal moments of his bifurcated life. He explains why, after Penn State was sanctioned for the acts of former coach Jerry Sandusky, he declined offers from prestigious universities and refused to abandon his team. He describes his parents’ different influences and their profound effect on him, and he opens up about the correlation between football and CTE and the risks he took for the game he loves.  Equally at home discussing Georg Cantor’s work on infinities and Bill Belichick’s playbook, Urschel reveals how each challenge - whether on the field or in the classroom - has brought him closer to understanding the two different halves of his own life and how reason and emotion, the mind and the body, are always working together.  “So often, people want to divide the world into two”, he observes. “Matter and energy. Wave and particle. Athlete and mathematician. Why can’t something (or someone) be both?”

©2019 John Urschel (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Sullivan Jones
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Football for a Buck

17 ratings

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The United States Football League was the last football league to not merely challenge the mighty NFL but also to cause it to collectively shudder. It spanned three seasons, featured as many as 18 teams, secured multiple television deals, drew millions of fans, and launched the careers of legends - but then it died beneath the weight of a particularly egotistical and bombastic owner, a New York businessman named Donald Trump. In Football for a Buck, Jeff Pearlman draws on more than 400 interviews to unearth all the salty, untold stories of one of the craziest sports entities to have ever captivated America. From 1980s drug excess to some of the most enthralling and revolutionary football ever seen, Pearlman transports listeners back in time to this crazy, boozy, audacious era of the game. He shows how fortunes were made and lost and how, 30 years ago, Trump was a scoundrel and a spoiler. This is sports as high entertainment - and a cautionary tale of the dangers of ego and excess.

©2018 Jeff Pearlman (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Joel Richards
Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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When Pride Still Mattered

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When Pride Still Mattered is the quintessential story of the American family: how Vince Lombardi, the son of an immigrant Italian butcher, rose to the top, and how his character and will to prevail transformed him, his wife, his children, his players, his sport, and ultimately the entire country. It is also a vibrant football story, abundant with accounts of Lombardi's thrilling life in that world, from his playing days with the Seven Blocks of Granite at Fordham in the 1930s to the glory of coaching the Green Bay Packers in the 1960s. It is also a study of national myths, tracing what Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David Maraniss calls the fallacy of the innocent past, and an absorbing account of the mythmakers from Grantland Rice to Howard Cosell who shaped Lombardi's image. By the time he died of cancer in 1970, after one season in Washington during which he transformed the Redskins into winners, Lombardi had become a mythic character who transcended sport, and his legend has only grown in the decades since. In When Pride Still Mattered, Maraniss renders Lombardi as flawed and driven yet ultimately misunderstood, a heroic figure who was more complex and authentic than the stereotypical images of him propounded by admirers and critics. Using the same meticulous reporting and sweeping narrative style that he employed in First in His Class, his classic biography of Bill Clinton, Maraniss separates myth from reality and wondrously recaptures Vince Lombardi's life and times.

©1999 by David Maraniss, All Rights Reserved (P)1999 Simon & Schuster, Inc., All Rights Reserved, AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

Narrator: David Maraniss
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Go Long! My Journey Beyond the Game and the Fame

1 rating

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Football legend Jerry Rice was selected for the Pro Bowl 13 times and won three Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers in his 20 NFL seasons. Rice grew up in Crawford, Mississippi, the son of a brick mason. He developed his hands by catching the bricks that his brothers threw at him. From these humble beginnings, Rice blazed a path to greatness, becoming the leading wide receiver in the NFL. In spite of Rice's legendary gridiron skills - or even his ability to transform himself into an instant ballroom-dance prodigy on ABC's hit TV series Dancing with the Stars - the surprising fact is that a guy like Jerry Rice is made, not born. In Go Long! Rice shares the inspirational lessons and empowering practices that have helped him attain success, both on and off the football field. Through the ups and downs of Rice's life and incomparable career, we discover how self-motivation, determination, and humility are the keys to achievement and true fulfillment.

©2006 Jerry Rice (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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The Truth About Aaron

13 ratings

Summary

The unvarnished true story of the tragic life and death of Aaron Hernandez, the college All-American and New England Patriots star convicted of murder, told by one of the few people who knew him best, his brother. To football fans, Aaron Hernandez was a superstar in the making. A standout at the University of Florida, he helped the Gators win the national title in 2008. Drafted by the New England Patriots, in his second full season with the team he and fellow Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski set records for touchdowns and yardage, and with Tom Brady, led New England to Super Bowl XLVI in 2012. But Aaron’s NFL career ended as quickly as it began. On June 26, 2013, he was arrested at his North Attleboro home, charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, and released by the Patriots. Convicted of first-degree murder, Aaron was sentenced to life in prison without parole. On May 15, 2014, while on trial for Lloyd's murder, Aaron was indicted for two more murders. Five days after being acquitted for those double murders, he committed suicide in his jail cell. Aaron Hernandez was 27 years old.  In this clear-eyed, emotionally devastating biography - a family memoir combining football and true crime - Jonathan (formerly known by his nickname DJ) Hernandez speaks out fully for the first time about the brother he knew. Jonathan draws on his own recollections as well as thousands of pages of prison letters and other sources to give us a full portrait of a star athlete and troubled young man who would become a murderer, and the darkness that consumed him. Jonathan does not portray Aaron as a victim; he does not lay the blame for his crimes on his illness. He speaks openly about Aaron’s talent, his sexuality, his crimes and incarceration, and the CTE that ravaged him - scientists found that upon his death, Aaron had the brain of a 67-year old suffering from the same condition. Filled with headline-making revelations, The Truth About Aaron is a shocking and moving account of promise, tragedy, and loss - of one man’s descent into rage and violence, as told by the person who knew him more closely than anyone else.

©2018 Jonathan Hernandez (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Josh Bloomberg
Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Relentless

1 rating

Summary

New York Times best seller "Julian is the epitome of competitiveness, toughness, and the great things that are possible when someone is determined to achieve their goals." (Bill Belichick) "It's a privilege for me to play with someone as special as Julian." (Tom Brady) The Super Bowl champion wide receiver for the New England Patriots shares his inspiring story of an underdog kid who was always doubted to becoming one of the most reliable and inspiring players in the NFL. When the Patriots were down 28-3 in Super Bowl LI, there was at least one player who refused to believe they would lose: Julian Edelman. And he said so. It wasn't only because of his belief in his teammates, led by the master of the comeback, his friend and quarterback, Tom Brady - or the coaching staff run by the legendary Bill Belichick. It was also because he had been counted out in most of his life and career, and he had proved them all wrong. Whether it was in Pop Warner football, where his Redwood City, California, team won a national championship; in high school, where he went from a 4'10", 95-pound freshman running back to quarterback for an undefeated Woodside High team; or college, where he rewrote records at Kent State as a dual-threat quarterback, Edelman far exceeded everyone's expectations. Everyone's expectations, that is, except his own and those of his father, who took extreme and unorthodox measures to drive Edelman to quiet the doubters with ferocious competitiveness. When he was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round, the 5'10" college quarterback was asked to field punts and play wide receiver, though he'd never done either. But gradually, under the tutelage of a demanding coaching staff and countless hours of off-season training with Tom Brady, he became one of the NFL's most dynamic punt returners and top receivers who can deliver in the biggest games. Relentless is the story of Edelman's rise, and the continuing dominance of the Patriot dynasty, filled with memories of growing up with a father who was as demanding as any NFL coach, his near-constant fight to keep his intensity and competitiveness in check in high school and college, and his celebrated nine seasons with the Patriots. Julian shares insights into his relationships and rivalries, and his friendships with teammates such as Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Matt Slater, and Randy Moss. Finally, he reveals the story behind "the catch" and life on the inside of a team for the ages. Inspiring, honest, and unapologetic, Relentless proves that the heart of a champion can never be measured.

©2019 Julian Edelman (P)2019 Hachette Books

Narrator: Gregory Abbey
Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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God and Football: Why Men Love the Sport

Summary

Men love the game of football because it mimics the eternal war perpetually existing between good and evil. This recondite battle is analogous to football because like human beings themselves, football is half a physical game and half a spiritual undertaking. Football is fierce in nature because tests the hearts of men via healthy competition while simultaneously offering a healthy means of catharsis for deep-seated masculine fervor and release of emotion put there by God. Football makes men better by reminding us of our mortality, because severe injuries and even deaths have resulted from partaking in the game. Being cognizant of this transience of life in turn instills a deep sense of awe and humility because the gifts brevity dawns on us. While playing football might not be able to source the evangelistic sprout of becoming a Christian, it can implant and nurture the seed of faith given to mankind in the anagogical nature of the Bible. The game of football has many parallels to the word of God, everyday life challenges that mature adult face, and aids in spiritual development while being an effective tool of discipleship. Has the spiritual effect of football on Americas youth ever been researched in the short and long-term? It is my hope that this book carries both theoretical and practical implications for athletes, coaches, and even more so to those entrusted with carrying out the calling of Jesus great commission commandment.

©2019 Waldorf Publishing (P)2019 Waldorf Publishing

Narrator: Walter Byrne
Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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The Dynasty

28 ratings

Summary

New York Times Best Seller From the number-one New York Times best-selling coauthor of Tiger Woods comes the definitive inside story of the New England Patriots - the greatest sports dynasty of the 21st century. It’s easy to forget that the New England Patriots were once the laughingstock of the NFL, a nearly bankrupt team that had never won a championship and was on the brink of moving to St. Louis. Everything changed in 1994, when Robert Kraft acquired the franchise and soon brought on board Head Coach Bill Belichick and Quarterback Tom Brady. Since then, the Patriots have become a juggernaut, making 10 trips to the Super Bowl, winning six of them, and emerging as one of the most valuable sports franchises in the world. Today, the team’s 20-year reign atop the NFL stands as the longest in league history.  How was the Patriots dynasty built? And how did it last for two decades? In The Dynasty, acclaimed journalist Jeff Benedict provides richly reported answers in a sweeping account based on exclusive interviews with more than 200 insiders - including team executives, coaches, players, players’ wives, team doctors, lawyers, and more - as well as never-before-seen recordings, documents, and electronic communications. Through his exhaustive research, Benedict uncovers surprising new details about the inner workings of a team notorious for its secrecy. He puts listeners in the room as Robert Kraft outmaneuvers a legion of lawyers and investors to buy the team. We listen in on the phone call when the greatest trade ever made - Bill Belichick for a first-round draft choice - is negotiated. And we look over the shoulder of 40-year-old Tom Brady as a surgeon operates on his throwing hand on the eve of the AFC Championship Game in 2018. But the portrait that emerges in The Dynasty is more rewarding than new details alone. By tracing the team’s epic run through the perspectives of Kraft, Belichick, and Brady - each of whom was interviewed for the book - the author provides a wealth of new insight into the complex human beings most responsible for the Patriots’ success. We watch the NFL’s savviest owner treat Brady like a son, empower Belichick to cut and trade beloved players, and spend sleepless nights figuring out diplomatic ways to keep Brady and Belichick together for two decades. We come to understand how a genius head coach keeps his players at an emotional distance and blocks out anything that gets in the way of winning. And we experience the relentless drive, ferocious competitive nature, and emotional sensitivity that allows Brady to continue playing football into his 40s. The result is an intimate portrait that captures the human drama of the dynasty’s three key characters while also revealing the secrets behind their success. This is perhaps the most compelling and illuminating book that will ever be written about the greatest professional sports team of our time.

©2020 Rockspring Media, LLC. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Todd Menesses
Length: 25 hrs
Available on Audible
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Brain Damage in Contact Sports

Summary

Dr. Omalu provides answers to parents who fear contact sports might cause injuries that have long-term effects. Should your child play football, ice hockey, mixed martial arts, boxing, wrestling, rugby, gymnastics, soccer, lacrosse, BMX bike riding, trampoline jumping, and gymnastics or other sports? This audiobook will help you answer this question, but only you, the parent, can answer this question. However, after you have finished this audiobook, it will be a very easy question for you to answer.  The simplicity of the truth can even be more fantastic and more beautiful than football or any other sport.  Dr. Omalu has received phone calls, emails, texts, and social media messages from thousands of parents reaching out to him from across the world for help - asking the same questions: “Should my son continue to play rugby after his last concussion six months ago?”  “I do not want my daughter to play soccer but she loves it so much. What should I do?” “Are concussions permanent brain damage?”  “Is it true helmets can cause brain damage?”  “My son never suffered any brain injury while he played, but did ice hockey cause his depression, diminishing intelligence, and drug abuse?”  “Was my son’s suicide caused by football?”  “If my child shouldn’t play football or ice hockey, can I let him play lacrosse or soccer?”

©2018 Bennet I. Omalu (P)2018 Bennet I. Omalu

Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
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NFL Confidential

1 rating

Summary

A current pro player takes fans on a pseudonymous trip through one of the most infamous years of football - the very long, sometimes funny, often controversial 2013-2014 season - sharing raucous, behind-the-scenes, on-the-field, and in-the-locker-room truth about life in the National Football League. "Well, to hell with being safe. I'm going to be honest." Johnny Anonymous' life goal was to be nothing greater or less than the Best NFL Back-Up of All Time™. For two years, he was content earning hundreds of thousands of dollars to stand on the sidelines doing absolutely nothing. But early in his third year, a starting lineman is injured, and he suddenly finds himself on the field. For most players, this moment is a dream come true. But not so for our author, one of the incredibly rare birds in football who reach the highest echelons, but who actually hate America's favorite game. That's right. Johnny Anonymous hates football. He hates what it does to his body, his brain, his life. Luckily, he can see the humor in his own situation, but also in the machinations of the NFL. Part truth-telling narrative, part whip-smart commentary that only a true insider could bring, part hilarious, NFL Confidential gives football fans a look at a world most would give anything to see, and gives non-fans a wild ride through the strange, and sometimes disturbing customs and realities of football today. Here is a truly unaffiliated look at the nation's biggest, most lucrative pastime over the course of one of its most transformative seasons. From hard-to-stomach diets, showdowns in the weight room, shenanigans in the locker room, the looming dread of being cut from the team, the racial issues that still exist in modern-day football, the rock-star lifestyle that players find themselves able to afford and sometimes enjoy a little too much, the notion of being lauded in a league plagued by controversy, and the sharp contrast between the love/hate of the game and the reality of the job, Johnny reveals a never-before-seen side of the NFL.

©2016 Johnny Anonymous (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Tiki Barber of the New York Giants on Playing to Win at the 92nd Street Y

Summary

New York Giants star Tiki Barber, who grew up playing football alongside his brother, Ronde, has become one of the most versatile and productive players in the NFL. Hear Tiki interviewed by NY 1 sports anchor Budd Mishkin at New York's 92nd Street Y. This event took place on January 10, 2006.

©2006 92 nd Street Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association (P)2006 92 nd Street Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association

Narrator: Budd Mishkin
Author: Tiki Barber
Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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My Own Story

Summary

The extraordinary memoir from baseball icon Jackie Robinson - originally published in 1948, just a year after he shattered baseball’s color barrier, and now released as an audiobook for the very first time.  “I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me...all I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”  So says number 42, who comes alive to share his story, up to and through that historic first season, as told to famed sportswriter Wendell Smith, with a foreword by Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey.  Travel back in time, as the Dodgers legend guides you through his athletic upbringing, his short stint with the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues, and his breakthrough to the big leagues, at the age of 28.

©1948 Jackie Robinson (P)2020 Spoken Realms

Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Out of Their League

Summary

Dave Meggyesy had been an outside linebacker with the St. Louis Cardinals for seven years when he quit at the height of his career to tell about the dehumanizing side of the game - about the fraud and the payoffs, the racism, drug abuse, and incredible violence. The original publication of Out of Their League shocked readers and provoked the outraged response that rocked the sports world in the 1970s. But his memoir is also a moving description of a man who struggled for social justice and personal liberation. Meggyesy has continued this journey and remains an active champion for players’ rights through his work with the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA).

©1970 David M. Meggyesy (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Scout Speak

Summary

While the NFL has millions of fans all over the world, the most serious fans entertain dreams of becoming professional scouts. This book is for those people who are fascinated by player evaluation. Scout Speak tells the stories of scouts, talks about how they do their jobs, and shares insights, observations, and anecdotes from more than 30 current and former NFL evaluators.

©2020 Neil Stratton (P)2020 Neil Stratton

Narrator: Neil Stratton
Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Collision Low Crossers

1 rating

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The definitive portrait of day-to-day life in the NFL, as told by the writer who was there. We watch football every Sunday, but we don't really see it. By spending a year with the New York Jets, Nicholas Dawidoff explored the game in such an intimate way that he can now put you right inside the NFL. Collision Low Crossers is a story that is part Paper Lion and part Moneyball, part Friday Night Lights and part The Office. In this absorbing, funny, and vividly written narrative, he describes the Combine, the draft, the practices, the strategy meetings, all while thinking deeply about such fundamental truths and the nature of success and disappointment in a massive and stressful collective endeavor. Most of what happens in today's NFL takes place at team facilities, walled off from fans and, until now, from writers. The New York Jets issued Dawidoff a security code, a locker, and a desk in the scouting department: for an entire year he lived with the team, from early-morning quarterback meetings to edgy late-night conversations. Dawidoff makes an emblematic NFL season come alive for fans and nonfans alike. Most of what happens in today's NFL takes place at team facilities, walled off from fans and, until now, from writers. The New York Jets issued Dawidoff a security code, a locker, and a desk in the scouting department: for an entire year he lived with the team, from early-morning quarterback meetings to edgy late-night conversations. Dawidoff makes an emblematic NFL season come alive for fans and nonfans alike. Dawidoff has written the book of depth and feeling that football has long deserved, one that will forever change the way people watch and think about the sport. "Collision low crossers" is a phrase defensive coaches use for the act of making legal contact with any potential pass receiver within five yards of the line of scrimmage. Beyond five yards, "collisioning" someone becomes a penalty. The term also evokes the most fundamental elements of the game - speed, aggression, the interplay between space and time, and meticulously planned events that likely will not come to fruition.

©2013 Nicholas Dawidoff (P)2013 Hachette Audio

Narrator: David DeVries
Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Russell Wilson: An Unauthorized Biography

Summary

The NFL is a quarterbacks’ league more than ever. Teams that win consistently year after year typically have one thing in common - an elite quarterback. The best quarterbacks of this generation have all won Super Bowls over the past decade, including Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Aaron Rodgers. It is time to add a new name to the list - Russell Wilson. Wilson led the Seattle Seahawks to a dominating 43-8 victory in Super Bowl XLVIII in February of 2014. Wilson completed 72 percent of his throws for 206 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Although some view Wilson as simply a game manager, make no mistake - Wilson is a star. Most fans are aware of Wilson’s Super Bowl victory, but in order to truly understand Russell Wilson, you must first understand where he came from. Inside, you will discover where it all started and learn how Wilson got to where he is today. From football to family to the future, all you need to know about Russell Wilson is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of his life. This audiobook also includes all of Russell Wilson’s collegiate and NFL statistics.

©2014 Belmont & Belcourt Books (P)2014 Belmont & Belcourt Books

Narrator: Linda LongCrane
Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Football for Dummies, 6th Edition

Summary

New stadiums have been built, new stars have been born, and records have been broken since the last edition of Football for Dummies. This new edition is the fan's ultimate, up-to-date guide to all things pigskin. Perfect for new and veteran fans of the sport alike, it covers everything you need to be the most knowledgeable spectator in the stadium. With deep explanations of every position, analysis of offense and defense, and detailed strategies for play, football legend Howie Long and established analyst John Czarnecki present the nuts and bolts of football for fans of all ages and experiences. Tackle football basics and enjoy America's favorite sport Grasp the rules and regulations, positions, plays, and penalties Appreciate the different aspects of the game at the professional and college levels Learn about the latest NFL stadium technologies Football For Dummies has something to offer fans of all ages, from peewees to the pros and everything between.

©2019 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Barry Abrams
Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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From Underdog to Bulldog

Summary

Candler Cook knows firsthand that dreams can come true - but only if you’re willing to fight for them. A lifelong Bulldogs fan, Candler decided at age seven that he wanted to play football for the University of Georgia. Despite being only a fourth-string linebacker on his high school squad, he remained laser-focused on his quest. Rejection followed rejection, but he refused to give up, even when others insisted that he’d never make the team. And after years of intensive workouts and grueling self-reinvention, Candler Cook finally played his first football game for UGA - 1,543 days after he walked into the coach’s office and requested a tryout. A fascinating inside look at SEC football and a guidebook for anyone pursuing a seemingly unattainable goal, From Underdog to Bulldog is the remarkable true story of one young man's extraordinary efforts to make the impossible happen.

©2019 Candler Cook (P)2020 Candler Cook

Narrator: Vito Gorinas
Author: Candler Cook
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Al Davis: Behind the Raiders Shield

3 ratings

Summary

Al Davis was such a polarizing figure that people either admired or despised him. Most cared about what Davis thought on any issue, and he was captivating before an audience. Yet Davis rarely revealed much about himself, his philosophy and decision-making. Everyone knew of Davis and his catchy slogans, especially "Just Win, Baby". But no one knew much about the man. Everyone, it seemed, had a strong opinion about Davis, but precious few had enough information about Davis to proffer an informed description. For the first time, people will receive an accurate, detailed portrayal of a man in the pantheon of notable sports figures of the 20th century, in a book chock-full of firsthand accounts from those who were present and played a role in many of the seminal moments in Davis illustrious career as the patriarch of the Raiders. Seldom is so much revealed about someone who went to such great lengths to perpetuate an aura of mystery, and control the nature and volume of information disseminated. Bruce Kebric and Jon Kingdon have teamed with Steve Corkran to take listeners to a place long thought to be forbidden: Behind the Raiders Shield, for an unvarnished look at what it was like working for Al Davis.

©2017 Rather Be Feared Publishing Bruce Kebric, Jon Kingdon and Steve Corkran (P)2017 Rather Be Feared Publishing Bruce Kebric, Jon Kingdon and Steve Corkran

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Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Chuck Noll

1 rating

Summary

Chuck Noll won four Super Bowls and presided over one of the greatest football dynasties in history, the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70s. Later inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, his achievements as a competitor and a coach are the stuff of legend. But Noll always remained an intensely private and introspective man, never revealing much of himself as a person or as a coach, not even to the players and fans who revered him. Chuck Noll did not need a dramatic public profile to be the catalyst for one of the greatest transformations in sports history. In the nearly four decades before he was hired, the Pittsburgh Steelers were the least successful team in professional football, never winning so much as a division title. After Noll's arrival, his quiet but steely leadership quickly remolded the team into the most accomplished in the history of professional football. And what he built endured well beyond his time with the Steelers - who have remained one of America's great NFL teams, accumulating a total of six Super Bowls, eight AFC championships, and dozens of division titles and playoff berths.

©2016 University of Pittsburgh Press (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Sean Runnette
Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away

Summary

After five major concussions, NFL tight end Ben Utecht of the Indianapolis Colts is losing his memories. This is his powerful and emotional love letter to his wife and daughters - whom he someday may not recognize - and an inspiring message for all to live every moment fully. At the age of 34, Ben Utecht has accumulated a vast treasure of memories: tossing a football in the yard with his father; meeting his wife, with whom he'd build a loving partnership and bring four beautiful daughters into the world; writing and performing music; catching touchdown passes from quarterback Peyton Manning; and playing a Super Bowl championship watched by 93 million people. But the game he has built his living on, the game he fell in love with as a child, is taking its toll in the most devastating way. After at least five concussions - and an untold number of microconcussions - Ben is suffering from multiple traumatic brain injuries that have erased his important memories. Knowing that his wife and daughters could someday be beyond his reach and desperate for them to understand how much he loves them, he penned a secret letter for them to read one day after his essential self is gone. Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away chronicles his remarkable journey from his early days throwing a football back and forth with his father in Minnesota to speaking about traumatic brain injury before Congress and how his faith keeps him strong and grounded as he waits for a difficult future. Ben recounts the experiences that have shaped his life and imparts the lessons he's learned along the way. Emotionally powerful, inspiring, and uplifting, Ben's story will captivate and encourage you to make the most of every day and treasure all of your memories.

©2016 Ben Utecht (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: Ben Utecht
Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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We Own This Game

Summary

Although its participants are still in grade school, Pop Warner football is serious business in Miami, where local teams routinely advance to the national championships. Games draw thousands of fans; recruiters vie for nascent talent; drug dealers and rap stars bankroll teams; and the stakes are so high that games sometimes end in gunshots. In America's poorest neighborhood, troubled parents dream of NFL stardom for children who long only for a week in Disney World at the Pop Warner Super Bowl. In 2001, journalist Robert Andrew Powell spent a year following two teams through roller-coaster seasons. The Liberty City Warriors, former national champs, will suffer the team's first-ever losing season. The Palmetto Raiders, undefeated for two straight years, will be rewarded for good play with limo rides and steak dinners. But their flamboyant coach (the "Darth Vader of youth football") will face defeat in a down-to-the-wire playoff game. We Own This Game is an inside-the-huddle look into a world of innocence and corruption, where every kickoff bares political, social, and racial implications; an unforgettable drama that shows us just what it is to win and to lose in America.

©2003 Robert Andrew Powell. Portions of this book originally appeared in Miami New Times. Recorded by arrangement with Grove Atlantic, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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The Mentor Leader

1 rating

Summary

"Your only job is to help your players be better." That single idea had a huge impact on Tony Dungy when he heard it from one of his earliest mentors, and it led him to develop the successful leadership style so admired by players and coaches throughout the NFL. Now, a storied career and a Super Bowl victory later, Tony Dungy is sharing his unique leadership philosophy with you. In The Mentor Leader, Tony reveals what propelled him to the top of his profession and shows how you can apply the same approach to virtually any area of your life. In the process you'll learn the seven keys of mentoring leadership - and why they're so effective; why mentor leadership brings out the best in people; how a mentor leader recovers from mistakes and handles team discipline; and the secret to getting people to follow you and do their best for you without intimidation tactics. As a son, a football player, and a winning coach, Tony has always learned from others on his path to success. Now you can learn to succeed for your team, family, or organization while living out your values - by becoming a mentor leader.

©2010 Tony Dungy (P)2010 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Narrator: Tony Dungy
Author: Tony Dungy
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Pass It On

Summary

Breakout NFL star Deshaun Watson, quarterback for the Houston Texans, shows listeners the lessons that have driven him to become a leader and to put others first.  Houston Texans Quarterback Deshaun Watson is one of the most promising young players in the NFL, but he believes that true success lies in leading his team from a perspective of service. In this inspiring, practical book, Deshaun illustrates how the seven qualities of a servant leader can lead to a more successful life. Deshaun Watson was only 11 when his family qualified for a Habitat for Humanity house, which was furnished by from Atlanta Falcons Running Back Warrick Dunn through Dunn’s charity, Homes for the Holidays. But that early gift left a lasting impression, teaching Deshaun that generosity and service to others are important parts of true success. Now a star in his own right, and one of the most promising young players in the NFL, Deshaun reveals the lessons that have guided him throughout his life. From Deshaun’s early days in Gainesville, Georgia, where he supported his mother through cancer, to his years at Clemson University - where he graduated in three years while being nominated for the Heisman twice - to his first few seasons in the NFL, Deshaun has distinguished himself as a leader by putting others first. In Pass It On, Deshaun opens up about the seven core values that have guided him on his own journey. Generosity Empathy Self-sacrifice Service Commitment Strength Values in action Interweaving stories from his life with practical advice that every listener can apply, Deshaun demonstrates how true strength lies in putting others first. Reflection questions are available in the audiobook companion PDF download.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Deshaun Waton (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: James Shippy
Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Elway

1 rating

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The unauthorized biography of John Elway, Hall of Fame quarterback, two-time Super Bowl champion, now president of football operations and general manager of the Denver Broncos. John Elway's historic moments are known by two-word phrases. He was at the center of the wildest play in college football history, simply known as "The Play". Before he signed a pro contract, there was "The Trade". His NFL career included "The Drive" and "The Fumble", and, of course, "The Helicopter", one of the most iconic highlights in Super Bowl lore. There are so many memorable comeback victories and heroic plays that people have to make lists rather than consider Elway in the context of any singular event. Yet Elway's story is filled with one challenge after another. At Stanford, he never played in a bowl game. He was ripped for being petulant after refusing to sign with the Baltimore Colts when he was drafted number one overall and later for his failure to get along with Coach Dan Reeves. Over the first 10 years of his career, Elway led Denver to three Super Bowls, but lost in progressively worse fashion each time. Finally, after 15 years of perseverance, Elway led the Broncos to back-to-back championships, including one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history. Elway won the MVP award in his final Super Bowl and then walked away from the game. Within four years, Elway's father and twin sister both died, and he went through a difficult divorce. Reeling in his post-retirement, he returned to football...at the bottom, running the Colorado Crush of the Arena Football League. He waited more than a decade to return to his beloved Broncos. While many people doubted him initially, Elway navigated the Broncos through massive changes and to victory in Super Bowl 50, making Elway the rare Hall of Famer to win a title both on and off the field. Elway has put his passion for competition on display in a way that only a handful of other NFL greats have ever done, and Elway is the most complete look at one of the most accomplished legends in the history of American sports.

©2020 Jason Cole (P)2020 Hachette Books

Narrator: Pete Larkin
Author: Jason Cole
Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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The Soul of a Team

2 ratings

Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Mentor Leader and Quiet Strength comes an audiobook sure to transform your team or organization!   For most people, succeeding in life requires mastering the art of teamwork. Whether at work, school, church, or home, virtually everyone is part of a team - and when they work well, teams can accomplish more than individuals working by themselves.   But not all teams are created equal. When a team isn’t functioning well, individual strengths can be undermined and weaknesses accentuated, making the work environment a terrible place to be. So what does a truly effective team environment look like, and how can you create one within your own organization?   As a former Super Bowl-winning coach, Tony Dungy is an expert at building and bringing out the best in a team. Drawing on his experiences from years of coaching and working with other leaders, this football fable lays out four essential principles practiced by truly effective teams. Telling the story of a fictional NFL team looking for a turnaround, The Soul of a Team not only identifies some of the most common issues that hold a team back, but also lays out a game plan for winning teamwork.  Whether you aspire to be a better leader or a stronger team player, The Soul of a Team will show you how to contribute to a stronger, healthier, more productive team destined for success.

©2019 Tony Dungy (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Tony Dungy
Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Still in the Game

Summary

Be proud of your scars. They’re signs that you survived whatever tried to break you. For Devon Still, life has been a journey from one scar to the next. From one challenge to the next. His is a story of pushing through pain and overcoming obstacles of all shapes and sizes - of choosing to fight for the sake of his family, his community, and his faith. Millions of people around the world have been inspired by Devon’s tireless devotion in helping his daughter, Leah, learn how to “beat up cancer.” But in this audiobook, Devon takes listeners behind the headlines to reveal the deeper story of what prepared him for that fight. Still in the Game is Devon’s declaration that our challenges reveal our purpose, that our scars make us stronger, and that no loss is too great to stop our comeback! Follow Devon and Leah’s story with the photos included in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Devon Still (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Devon Still
Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Hit Hard

Summary

Life hit Pat and Tammy McLeod hard when their son Zach collapsed on a high school football field; he had sustained a severe brain injury. Facing the devastating possibility that things would never be the same for their beloved son, they committed to staying strong as a family and finding a way to maintain their footing. But the journey would reshape their faith, their family, and their future in ways they never saw coming. What would it take for them to navigate the endless fallout of their son’s life-transforming injury? How could they reconcile their grief over the life Zach lost, with gratitude for the life that remained? And how does a couple move forward together in their search for hope, rather than letting indefinable loss drive them apart?  Hit Hard is the true story of the McLeods’ journey through ambiguous loss - both having and not having their son. It’s the story of a family who faced unexpected heartbreak, a story that offers us all glimpses of how we can pick up the pieces, redefine expectations, and trust God for hope in the midst of unresolved pain.

©2019 Patrick McLeod and Tammy McLeod (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Tim Tebow: An Unauthorized Biography

Summary

Tim Tebow is one of the most talked about athletes of all time. Everybody seems to have an opinion about him, especially on his religious beliefs. But, in order to truly understand Tim Tebow, you must first understand where he came from. Tim Tebow: An Unauthorized Biography explores Tebow's upbringing, his high school and college football careers, and details his breakthrough into the NFL, all the way through his playoff loss to the New England Patriots. ''Tebow-mania'' has fans and critics alike questioning his motives and looking for where God and his career will take him next. Inside, you will discover where it all started and learn why so many fans are ''Tebowing'' alongside their new national hero. From family to football to the future, all you need to know about Tim Tebow is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of Tim Tebow's life. This audiobook also includes all of Tim Tebow's college and professional football statistics.

©2014 Belmont & Belcourt Books (P)2014 Belmont & Belcourt Books

Available on Audible
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Beyond the Tailgate

Summary

Jim and Cheryl Flint '94 tailgate in Texas where everything is bigger. As passionate football fans, they love planning and participating in tailgating. With more than a decades worth of active tailgating experience in College Station the couple shares their stories and experiences in Beyond the Tailgate.  The couple recently established the Jim and Cheryl Flint '94 Endowed Scholarship at Texas A&M University's College of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this audiobook will fund additional scholarships at Texas A&M University.

©2020 FJCF Enterprises, Inc (P)2020 FJCF Enterprises, Inc.

Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
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Football 101

1 rating

Summary

This is an entertaining, informative beginner's guide to understanding football. Also, I guarantee* that this is the most enjoyable introductory audiobook ever about football, and that after listening to this audiobook you will know and love the game. *Any guarantees mentioned in this audiobook are imaginary and not enforceable by law.

©2011 Gilbert Klein (P)2014 Gilbert Klein

Narrator: Jack Hicks
Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Fantasy Football Strategy Secrets

Summary

Take your fantasy football abilities to the next level! Discover the strategy secrets that have never been available to the public until now! More people are playing fantasy football every year. This has created a small demographic of professional fantasy football players. People who have made enough money playing fantasy football that they are able to retire early. The strategies they have learned over the years can turn anyone into a Super Bowl winner. With this book you will learn strategies for: Draft player selection Regular season weekly match-ups Using available information to crush your opponent Playoff success Super Bowl winning team selection

©2013 Patrick Bunker (P)2016 Patrick Bunker

Narrator: Trevor Clinger
Length: 34 mins
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Messi vs Ronaldo

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En 2009 el Real Madrid pagó cerca de 80 millones de euros para hacerse con Cristiano Ronaldo con la intención de frenar a un F.C. Barcelona que parecía imbatible. Desde ese día nació un duelo histórico entre Messi y Cristiano Ronaldo, dos de las más importantes figuras de la historia del fútbol. Nunca antes dos estrellas de esta categoría habían convivido en un mismo momento histórico y en un mismo campeonato.La liga española lleva seis años disfrutando de un pulso entre dos jugadores que no dejan de superarse a sí mismos y cuya ambición no parece tener fin. Luca Caioli nació en Milán en 1958 pero vive en Madrid desde el año 2001. Como periodista especializado en deportes, a lo largo de los últimos años ha seguido muy de cerca los principales acontecimientos internacionales. Ha trabajado en periódicos italianos como Il Manifesto, L’Unitá, La Repubblica o la Gazzetta dello Sport. Ha sido redactor jefe de deportes en Euronews TV y ha colaborado en otros medios como la RAI en Italia y Granada TV en Gran Bretaña.Desde que en 2001 se trasladó a vivir a España, trabaja como corresponsal de Sky Tg24, a la vez que ejerce como comentarista deportivo de La Sexta, Cuatro, Onda Cero y Cadena Ser, así como de columnista del diario Marca y colaborador del Corriere della Sera.

©2020 SAGA Egmont (P)2020 SAGA Egmont

Narrator: Oscar Chamorro
Author: Luca Caioli
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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Finally Free

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One of the most talented and polarizing athletes of our generation, Michael Vick’s stunning story has captured news headlines across the nation. From his poverty-stricken youth, to his success on the field in high school and college, to his rise to NFL stardom and his fall from grace, Finally Free shows how a gifted athlete’s life spiraled out of control under the glare of money and fame, aided by his own poor choices. In his own words, Vick details his regrets, his search for forgiveness, the moments of unlikely grace - and the brokenness that brought his redemption on the way to his celebrated return to the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2012 Michael Vick (P)2012 Oasis Audio

Narrator: Rodney Gardiner
Author: Michael Vick
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
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Yonkis Y Gitanos [Yonkis and Gypsies]

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En realidad, la obra de Hemingway es un gran críptico sobre la historia sevillista. Y quien diga lo contrario, o se lo dijera a cierto chaval que vio a su equipo bajar con 16 años y ahí quedó tullido de la cabeza para siempre, miente o es un imbécil. Si no fuera así, ¿qué simboliza entonces el leopardo congelado en las nieves perpetuas del Kilimanjaro, sino el título de Liga que nunca podremos alcanzar mientras morimos de gangrena a pocos pasos de él? Es un audiolibro que cautiva al oyente en los primeros instantes, un relato que va más allá de la historia del fútbol. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2014 José Lobo 2014 Libros del K.O., S.L.L. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Victor Manzur
Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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Understanding Football for Beginners

Summary

Learning football is not as difficult as you may have thought. Some people think football is confusing and sometimes, it can seem that way. Often the problem begins with trying to learn football from someone who understands football, but is so wrapped up in the game they are watching that they can't explain football adequately. Fans of football get so mesmerized watching the game that they don't want to explain it and may even get agitated when asked to explain football. That's where this audiobook comes in. Listen to How to Understand Football for Beginners once. Then watch a game on television. You will see that it's possible to understand football in less than an hour! If you find some things about football that are not clear, listen to the short book again and watch another game. By that point, you will understand football enough to enjoy the game. You will pick up on the intricacies of football as you continue to watch and enjoy football. There are no complicated diagrams or discussions of football "formations" or any of that nonsense! You'll just learn how football works and how to enjoy football. It's fun! And you can listen to Understanding Football for Beginners: How to Understand Football in Less Than an Hour in LESS than an hour! Start enjoying Super Bowl parties. Have fun at games with your friends. Spend more time with your significant other and enjoy America's number-one sport: football!

©2015 Mark A Hicks (P)2015 Mark A Hicks

Narrator: Jack Hicks
Author: Jack Hicks
Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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Peyton Manning

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Discover the Inspirational Story of Football Superstar Peyton Manning! You're about to discover the incredibly inspirational story of football superstar Peyton Manning. If you're reading this, then you must be a Peyton Manning fan, like so many others. As a fan, you must wonder how this man is so talented and want to know more about him. Peyton Manning is considered as one of the greatest football players in the world, and it's been an honor to be able to watch him play throughout his career. This audiobook will reveal to you much about Peyton Manning's story and the many accomplishments throughout his career. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: Youth and Family Life High School and College Career Professional Career and Personal Life Legacy, Charitable Acts and Much More! If you want to learn more about Peyton Manning, then this book is for you. It will reveal to you many things that you did not know about this incredible football star!

©2013 Bill Redban (P)2015 Bill Redban

Narrator: Michael Pauley
Author: Bill Redban
Length: 26 mins
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The Proving Ground

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Life in the minor leagues of football, which NFL Europe has been aptly dubbed, can be funny, sad, profound and ludicrous all at the same time. At its heart, this six-team league is a short-stop away from either the glamour of the NFL or the bottom of the professional football scrap pile - a crossroads full of real-life drama where the joy of "making it" can be tempered by failure or injury with one misstep; where the difference between a multimillion dollar NFL contract and abject poverty may only be one play away. Just ask Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner. Author Lars Anderson brings to life the compelling drama of NFL Europe by spending a season with the Scottish Claymores. Anderson lives with the players at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, spending every waking minute with them - eating and heading out to the pubs as the Claymores make their championship run. Along with detailing the life and times of the Claymores, Anderson digs deep into the background of the players and coaches to help explain why some succeed and others fail in their quest to make it to that shining city on the hill - the NFL. Through the eyes of Anderson, the listener experiences what it means and what it's like to be a football player in Europe. The men that make up the Claymores are the strength of this book - a funny and complex lot that face many of the same issues we tackle every day. An inspiring portrait of both new beginnings and bitter ends, The Proving Ground will shock and delight listeners, while showing them another side of the professional football player. Of The Proving Ground, Frank Deford, award-winning author and commentator, says "Anderson deftly shows that you can take the football player out of America, but...he's the same creature, loving the game and scrambling for one more chance."

©2004 Lars Anderson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jeremy Arthur
Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
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Just Win, Baby

1 rating

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Revealing how an obscure young assistant coach, in less than a decade, progressed to become a head coach, general manager, league commissioner, and controlling partner of the Oakland Raiders franchise, this biography pays tribute to the late Al Davis. Contrary to Davis’s notoriously quirky and reclusive reputation, this account is based on the inside scoop he personally gave the author, lending his full cooperation to relate the account of his life and career. With a treasure trove of previously untold anecdotes, personal reminiscences, and highlights of Davis’s leadership of the Raiders as professional football became America’s premier spectator sport, this chronicle details the major impact this maverick owner had - not only on professional football, but also on America’s sports scene as a whole. The subject’s influence on the merger of the American and National Football Leagues into the greater NFL is also reviewed as is his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

©2012 Murray Olderman (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jeremy Arthur
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
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Tom Brady

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This audiobook aims to serve as a biography of Tom Brady, documenting his life and career to date. Inside, you will learn about Brady’s childhood, his high school career, his time at college, as well as all of his NFL achievements!   As you will soon discover, Tom Brady was not a natural football player. His incredible work ethic has been his key to success and has served him well throughout the years.   Although he is now in his 40s, Tom Brady is showing no signs of slowing down. In this audiobook, we also discuss what might be next for Tom Brady and where his career could take him after football!

©2018 Ingram Publishing (P)2018 Ingram Publishing

Narrator: Rob Hegner
Author: David Bowes
Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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CLIVE WOODWARD

1 rating

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The greatest coach England has ever produced? Madmen? Genius? This is the ultimate, award-winning, highly acclaimed biography of Sir Clive Woodward. It has been brought fully up-to-date to celebrate the 10th anniversary of England's rugby World Cup victory.  Learn about ever facet of Woodward's life. What made him great? Who did he upset along the way? What do the players REALLY think of him? What went wrong in football and what did he do to help British Olympians in their training for London 2012. He's brilliantly successful but what is he really like? And what does he do with teams to make them so successful?

©2005 Alison Kervin (P)2018 Alison Kervin

Narrator: Adrian James
Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
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Surviving the Lights: A Professional Athlete's Playbook to Avoiding the Curse

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It's more than a game; it's more than money; it's your life!  This audiobook will help aspiring professional athletes and their families avoid the curse that oftentimes comes with the professional sports culture.  Why do so many NFL and NBA athletes struggle to lead productive, successful lives when they retire? Why do they invest in their talent but not their life? Don’t they know their playing days have an expiration date?  The bigger question is: Why don’t college athletes prepare to be professionals like they prepare to be professional athletes? Why do they repeat their predecessors’ mistakes? Isn’t that insanity?  By studying this playbook, aspiring and rookie NBA and NFL athletes will be able to create a blueprint to prepare them to navigate the world of professional sports and successfully transition into the final stage of their lives. This playbook takes a proactive approach in addressing the common issues that plague athletes, enabling them to move forward strategically and with purpose.  This is your opportunity to change your thinking so you can change the game! By listening to this audiobook, you will give yourself a better shot at surviving the lights!

©2017 Tywanna Smith (P)2018 I'm Hearing Stories

Narrator: Ashley Nero
Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Belief

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From prison to premiership glory; this is Marlion Pickett’s extraordinary story. It’s the third quarter in the biggest game of the season. A young man lines up for goal. The 100,000 strong crowd leaps to its feet and roars as Marlion Pickett sends the ball soaring through the goalposts for his first ever major, celebrated by every teammate, a tradition upheld even on Grand Final day. It was the 2019 AFL Grand Final, and Richmond’s Marlion Pickett was making history as the first player in over 50 years to debut on that "one day in September". Marlion helped the Tigers thrash the Greater Western Sydney Giants in their debut grand final appearance and was judged third best on ground, only six days after steering Richmond’s VFL team with his best on ground performance to their nail biting Grand Final victory. Marlion Pickett’s extraordinary story of redemption is a true fairy tale. The tale of a man who came back from the brink to triumph on Australian sport’s biggest stage, a long-held dream come true. What’s even more remarkable about Marlion’s journey is how this young, troubled Aboriginal kid from Western Australia ever got his chance in the first place. A story all too sadly familiar - about drugs, crime, violence and time spent in jail - but also about a life picked up piece by piece through his own belief in himself and those around him who believed in him too. Belief also takes us inside the South Fremantle and Richmond Football clubs - clubs that have made stars and cult heroes out of other Indigenous players; clubs willing to overlook a talented kid’s troubled past to give him a chance. We meet the fellow players and support network who stood by Marlion’s side as he fought back against injury and the doubters and proudly ran onto the field at the MCG. Marlion’s resilience and strength is inspirational. His is an unforgettable Australian story of triumph over adversity. Foreword by Brendan Gale, CEO Richmond Football Club and Damien Hardwick, Senior Coach Richmond Football Club   "[Belief reads] like a Steinbeck novel cum Tarantino film due to the vividly unfolding drama on almost every page." (Dr. Sean Gorman, AFL.com.au)

©2020 Marlion Pickett (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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I Feel Like Going On

6 ratings

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Ray Lewis, legendary Baltimore Ravens linebacker and one of the greatest defensive players of his generation, holds nothing back on the state of football as well as his troubled childhood, his rise to athletic greatness, the storm that threatened to ruin his NFL career, and the devastating injury that nearly cost him a final moment of glory. A lot of folks, they know my game, but they don't know my deal. This audiobook right here, it tells the story of my 17-year NFL career. It tells of my two Super Bowls, the mark I was blessed to be able to make on the game, on the city of Baltimore. But it also tells the story of how I grew up - abandoned by my no-account father, raised with my siblings by our God-fearing, hardworking single mother. It tells how I sometimes struggled off the field. It tells of the anguish and controversy that found me away from the game. Mostly it tells how heartbreak can sometimes lift you to greatness and glory - if you find a way to put your focus on faith and faith in your focus. When I left the game, confetti raining down on my teammates and me after winning the Super Bowl, I made a promise to myself to show how the game is really played at the highest level. That's what you'll find in this audio - a raw, honest look at the business of football and a look behind the scenes at some of the most torturous aspects of the game. The grind of the NFL - that's what shines through. My deal? That grind is a given. Every player who wears an NFL uniform has to slog through the same battles just to get to the league. But it's how you prepare for those battles that defines you - and here I hope to show how an unwavering trust in God and an unbreakable sense of purpose can lift you from tragedy to triumph. From strength to strength, man - that's the deal.

©2015 Ray A. Lewis Jr. (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: JD Jackson
Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Uncommon

2 ratings

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Super Bowl-winning coach and number-one New York Times best-selling author Tony Dungy has had an unusual opportunity to reflect on what it takes to achieve significance. He is looked to by many as the epitome of the success and significance that is highly valued in our culture. He also works every day with young men who are trying to achieve significance through football and all that goes with a professional athletic career, such as money, power, and celebrity. Coach Dungy has had all that, but he passionately believes there is a different path to significance, a path characterized by attitudes, ambitions, and allegiances that are all too rare but uncommonly rewarding. Uncommon reveals lessons on achieving significance that the coach has learned from his remarkable parents, his athletic and coaching career, his mentors, and his journey with God. A particular focus of the book: what it means to be a man of significance in a culture that is offering young men few positive role models.

©2009 Tony Dungy (P)2009 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Narrator: Tony Dungy
Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Black College Football

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Black College Football: The Game That Time Forgot will re-explain everything that you thought you knew about Black college football. No one has ever discussed the contribution of BCF to the culture or the game of football in this fashion.  Carlos Lock provides accounts of forgotten games, legendary players, and coaches, but most importantly, he instills the narrative that Black College Football matters. This book reinforces that belief and recognizes BCF contributions to African American Culture and the game of football.  This book provides a pocket guide to historically Black colleges and universities’ classic football games to include appropriate etiquette when attending. Lock also recommends solutions for HBCU administrators to chart a new course and revive the Black College Football fan base. Lock grew up a Jackson State fan and lived Southwestern Athletic Conference football for a decade. He attended Hampton University, a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference school, where he noted the subtleties between the two conferences. He is more than equipped to tell this story; football is in his DNA.

©2020 Carlos A. Lock (P)2021 Carlos A. Lock

Narrator: Helena Studmire
Author: Carlos Lock
Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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PhD Football: Quarterback

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Success on offense begins and ends with the quarterback! PhD Football: Quarterback covers all aspects of the most important position in football: the quarterback!  In this audiobook, you are led through the incremental process of how the top coaching staffs in the country coach and train the quarterback position. From selecting the right individual to lead the team, to quarterback drills and fundamentals, to detailing intricate coaching keys and progressions when tutoring the quarterback position, PhD Football: Quarterback covers it all!  Go inside the championship football program and discover how the best quarterbacks are taught, coached, and trained by some of the leading offensive minds in the country. When you are finished with this volume, you will truly be a quarterback guru!

©2015 Mike Lowry (P)2018 Mike Lowry

Narrator: Craig Levin
Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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The Agony of Victory

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What makes some men drive themselves to succeed in their chosen sport, no matter how daunting the odds? And what are the struggles that victory almost inevitably brings? Meet the swiftest and saddest cyclist of his time, a man whose craving for speed was outstripped by a terrible urge toward self-annihilation. Try to understand the most accomplished high-school runner in American history, whose long-distance records still astound and who, a few years later, abruptly abandoned his wife and three small children. Learn about the briefly glorious life of the leading scorer in Division I college basketball, one of the inner city’s great success stories . . . while it lasted. This superbly narrated and insightful audiobook follows the paths of thirteen ravaged champions in solitary crafts such as cycling and running, bowling and boxing, hiking and golf. These men work at and master their sports, driven only by a burning need to prove themselves. Movingly detailed here are their painful journeys to grace, and their eventual realization that no victory brings lasting happiness. In short, here is the human experience, told in seconds and miles, scorecards and records.

©2013 Steve Friedman (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
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Devenir champion

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La différence entre les champions et les espoirs : le mental. Les sportifs donnent souvent l'impression d'être des rocs impénétrables et incassables. Dans l'imaginaire collectif, l'exigence liée aux compétitions, à l'entraînement quotidien suppose un mental d'acier, une force morale surhumaine qui ne peut se permettre de plier à la moindre difficulté rencontrée. Ce n'est pas faux : supporter l'intensité du très haut niveau n'est pas à la portée de tous, il faut une sacrée dose d'égo, de volonté, de courage pour y prétendre. Mais les athlètes sont des femmes et des hommes comme les autres : ils doivent dépasser, surmonter des épreuves et ont tout à gagner à mieux se connaître. Devenir champion propose précisément de plonger au cœur des obstacles auxquels se trouvent confrontés nos sportifs. Qu'ils soient basketteurs, gymnastes, footballeurs, tous ont au moins une fois dans leur carrière jeté l'éponge, après une défaite humiliante ou une blessure. Cédric Quignon-Fleuret, Psychologue clinicien et responsable de l'Unité de Psychologie du Sport de l'INSEP, partage la sphère intime de nos plus grandes personnalités sportives et pourvoyeurs de médailles depuis de longues années. Fort de cette expérience unique, il partage dans cet ouvrage une analyse sans détours des principaux maux ou épreuves auxquels les champions sont confrontés, depuis leur enfance jusqu'à leur consécration sur le podium. Son propos s'appuie sur des interviews et des témoignages exclusifs qui, chaque fois, servent de socle à la présentation de l'auteur. Riche et instructif, vision inédite du monde des sportifs de haut niveau, Devenir champion montre comment psychologie et performance sont les meilleures alliées d'une carrière sportive.

©2016 Edi8 (P)2020 Audible Studios

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Scorecasting

1 rating

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In Scorecasting, University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran Sports Illustrated writer L. Jon Wertheim to overturn some of the most cherished truisms of sports, and reveal the hidden forces that shape how basketball, baseball, football, and hockey games are played, won and lost. Drawing from Moskowitz's original research, as well as studies from fellow economists such as bestselling author Richard Thaler, the authors look at: the influence home-field advantage has on the outcomes of games in all sports and why it exists; the surprising truth about the universally accepted axiom that defense wins championships; the subtle biases that umpires exhibit in calling balls and strikes in key situations; the unintended consequences of referees' tendencies in every sport to "swallow the whistle," and more. Among the insights that Scorecasting reveals: Why Tiger Woods is prone to the same mistake in high-pressure putting situations that you and I are Why professional teams routinely overvalue draft picks The myth of momentum or the "hot hand" in sports, and why so many fans, coaches, and broadcasters fervently subscribe to it Why NFL coaches rarely go for a first down on fourth-down situations--even when their reluctance to do so reduces their chances of winning. In an engaging narrative that takes us from the putting greens of Augusta to the grid iron of a small parochial high school in Arkansas, Scorecasting will forever change how you view the game, whatever your favorite sport might be.

©2011 L. Jon Wertheim and Tobias Moskowitz (P)2011 Random House Audio

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The Rise of the Ultra Runners

37 ratings

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Marathons are no longer impressive. Pain is to be relished, not avoided.  Hallucinations are perfectly normal.  Ultra running defies conventional logic. Yet this most brutal and challenging sport is now one of the fastest growing in the world. But is it an antidote to modern life or a symptom of a modern illness?  Adharanand Finn travelled to the heart of the sport to find out - and to see if could become an ultra runner himself. His journey took him from the deserts of Oman to the snow-capped peaks of the Rockies, and from a 24-hour track race in Tooting to his ultimate goal, the 105-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc.  The Rise of the Ultra Runners is the electrifying, inspirational account of what he learned along the way. Through encounters with the sport's many colourful characters and his experiences of its soaring highs and crushing lows, Finn offers an unforgettable insight into what can be found at the boundaries of human endeavour.

©2019 Adharanand Finn (P)2019 Faber Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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The Comeback Quotient

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Every sports fan loves a great comeback. Is there a special quality shared by top athletes who triumph over great challenges? And can anyone acquire it? In The Comeback Quotient, celebrated sports writer Matt Fitzgerald supplies the answer to both questions. He identifies these mega-achievers of astounding athletic comebacks as "ultrarealists", men and women who succeed where others fail by fully accepting, embracing, and addressing the reality of their situations.  From ultrarunners like Rob Krar to triathletes like Mirinda Carfrae to rowers, skiers, cyclists, and runners all over the world, Fitzgerald highlights and speculates on just what makes these comebacks so compelling. As for whether anyone can stage his or her own great comeback, the answer is a resounding yes: Anyone can become an ultrarealist to some degree.  In the tradition of his best-selling How Bad Do You Want It?, The Comeback Quotient combines gripping sports stories with mind-blowing science to deliver a book that will forever change how you perceive the challenges you face, giving you the inspiration and the tools to make the next great comeback you witness your own.

©2020 Matt Fitzgerald (P)2021 Tantor

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The Champion's Mind

53 ratings

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Sports participation - from the recreational to the collegiate Division I level - is at an all-time high. While the caliber of their game may differ, athletes at every level have one thing in common: they want to excel. In The Champion's Mind, sports psychologist Jim Afremow, PhD, LPC, now offers the same advice he uses with Olympians, Heisman Trophy winners, and professional athletes, including tips and techniques based on high-performance psychology research, such as how to get in a "zone", thrive on a team, and stay humble; how to progress within a sport and sustain excellence long-term, and customizable pre-performance routines to hit full power when the gun goes off or the puck is dropped. The Champion's Mind distills actionable advice into clear and concise steps for athletes looking to find confidence, concentration, and mental preparedness - the mental edge that sets champions apart.

©2013 Jim Afremow (P)2014 Tantor

Author: Jim Afremow
Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Keeping Your Head in the Game

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Brought to you by Penguin. Elite athletes play out their lives in the most public of arenas. Everything they do is analysed in real time and then picked apart in the pub and in the press afterwards. 'Why did they miss that penalty?', 'What made them fall at the first jump?', 'That press conference was a bit weird.' We can all speculate, but what's really going on? Gary Bloom is a sports psychotherapist. He works with footballers, cricketers, rugby players, jockeys, Olympians and many other athletes besides. They might seem like superheroes on the pitch, but in the dressing room they're just like anybody else, subject to the same emotional pressures that affect us all. In Keeping Your Head in the Game we peer into this highly confidential world. We follow the journeys of 10 athletes in their therapy sessions with Gary, from a rugby player arrested for a drunken brawl, through a homesick cricketer on tour, to a snooker player struggling with his feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem. Structured around the emotions we all experience on a daily basis - shame, anger, fear, jealousy and envy, love - chapter by chapter, the inner traumas that have an impact on the performance of these sports personalities are revealed, explained and resolved. Seeing how they overcome their demons is a powerful way of tackling your own and, as Gary says, happier players play better - in sport and in life.

©2021 Gary Bloom (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Gary Bloom
Author: Gary Bloom
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
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Endure

272 ratings

Summary

Featuring a foreword by Malcolm Gladwell Writing from both the cutting edge of scientific discovery and the front-lines of elite athletic performance, National Magazine Award-winning science journalist Alex Hutchinson presents a revolutionary account of the dynamic and controversial new science of endurance. The capacity to endure is perhaps the key trait that separates champions and determines great performance in any field - from a 100-meter sprint to a 100-mile ultramarathon, from summiting Everest to acing finals. But what if everything we've been taught about endurance was wrong? What if we all have more potential than we think to go farther, push harder, and achieve more? Blending cutting-edge science and gripping storytelling in the vein of Malcolm Gladwell - who forewords the book - Hutchinson reveals that a wave of paradigm-altering research over the past decade suggests that the seemingly physical barriers you encounter are mediated as much by your brain as by your body. But it's not "all in your head." For each of the physical limits that Hutchinson explores - pain, muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, fuel - he carefully disentangles the delicate interplay of mind and muscle by telling the riveting stories of men and women who've approached (and sometimes surpassed) their own ultimate limits. As the longtime "Sweat Science" columnist for Outside and Runner's World as well as a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and New York Times, Hutchinson draws on his background as a former national-team long-distance runner and Cambridge-trained physicist. But the lessons he draws from traveling to labs around the world and trying out new endurance-boosting techniques like electric brain stimulation and brain endurance training are surprisingly universal. Endurance, he writes, is "the struggle to continue against a mounting desire to stop" - and we're always capable of pushing a little farther.

©2018 Alex Hutchinson (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Narrator: Robert G. Slade
Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Mental Toughness for Young Athletes (Parent's Guide)

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Finally! There is a mental-toughness book for young athletes! Hey Parents, Troy Horne here. Your mental-toughness guide! If you are reading this, you probably have a young athlete who struggles with in-game confidence and maybe even sports-performance anxiety. I am here to help parents understand how to help your young athlete navigate this mental-toughness journey. I know where you are, and I know how to help you help your young athlete find their mental toughness. I have purchased a lot of books about mental toughness in sports. To be honest, most of the books that we read were not a good fit for young athletes because they were either created for adults or not created for youth athletes in competitive sports. There is a difference. Parents! Since there wasn't anything out there for elite athletes, I did what every youth-sports parent does when they want to help their kid.  I took the long journey of ups and downs. I struggled to help my young athlete find his mental toughness. It was rough! However, luckily along the way, we found the winning formula, thanks to being able to talk with sports icons personally. We launched a podcast together, and on it we interviewed mental-toughness giants of sports like Chauncey Billups, Tywanna Smith, Keiko Yoshimine, Earl Boykins, Jason Richardson, and Kobe Bryant! I studied what they did and said based on our interviews, and I came up with a mental-toughness plan that worked! I followed their journey and their advice. I wrote down what worked for my young athlete, and I put it in this book so that you would be able to skip a lot of the struggle and failure parts. No need for everyone to struggle right?  In this book, I am going to share with you what I learned from talking to NBA athletes, NFL athletes, EuroLeague athletes, college coaches, and college athletes as well. Does your child perform better in practice than they do in the game or when the "lights come on"?  Do they seem like they are losing their love for the game? Do you want to help them? If you answered yes to these questions, then you are in the right place. This book provides the answer that you have been looking for! I can say this with confidence because I have used everything that I am going to share with you in this book with my son, and it has worked. What a blessing to get the keys to mental toughness straight from greats! I look forward to sharing what we've learned with you! This stuff is a game-changer, and it's made specifically for young athletes! Order now to improve your young athlete's mental-toughness level for good!

©2020 Buggily Group Inc (P)2020 Buggily Group Inc

Narrator: Troy Horne
Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Play Your Best Golf Now

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Building on the core concepts introduced in Every Shot Must Have a Purpose and the strategic thinking in The Game Within the Game, Play Your Best Golf Now takes the mystery out of the soft skills of golf and shows golfers how to add these skills to their game for peak performance. Players learn to master the 8 Essential Playing Skills:  Leave your mind behind and enter the Play Box;  Decide and commit to your shots;  Find your balance both physically and mentally;  Feel your tempo on the course and dance to its rhythm;  Tame tension to improve your swing;  Build emotional resilience;  Store memories and learn from the past to make a better present; and  Drown self-talk in useful thoughts. And two essential practice skills: Simulate golf on the practice range to maximize your time and effort Integrate skills and practice with a plan These essentials complement the technical anchors of the game - the grip, the stance, the swing - and give players a foundation for achieving their peak performance.

©2011 Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Eva Wilhelm
Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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The Little Book of Breaking 80

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In The Little Book of Breaking 80, the author, a struggling amateur golfer who finally discovered the true keys to breaking 80 after more than 30 years of trial and error, blows the cover off of the hopelessly doomed conventional approach to golf improvement that keeps most golfers stuck on the endless merry-go-round of frustration and failure. He provides a realistic blueprint for breaking 80 that any golfer of any level can easily apply and quickly see real and lasting scoring improvement. This is not a book of swing techniques. There are plenty of other resources that teach you how to swing, chip, and putt. What this book does provide is a true framework for how to break 80 and consistently shoot scores in the 70s, based on sound principles that will work for any golfer of any level. Provided you faithfully follow and apply these principles, you will begin to improve surely and steadily, to the point where you will eventually gain the ability to break 80, not just as a one-time fluke, but over and over again as a reflection of your true newfound ability.

©2014 Shane Jones (P)2020 Shane Jones

Narrator: Mark Williams
Author: Shane Jones
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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The Best

1 rating

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Never have the best sportspeople seemed so far removed from the rest of us. So how are these extraordinary athletes made, and what do their achievements tell us about success? The Best reveals how the most incredible sportspeople in the world got that way. It is a unique look at the path to sporting greatness. This is a story of origins, training, luck, and serendipity, as well as of sports science and cutting-edge technology. Packed with gripping personal stories and interviews, you will discover how the best athletes develop the extraordinary skills and muscle memory that allow them to perform remarkable acts without consciously thinking about them. The Best deconstructs the myths, like the notion that 10,000 hours of practice are needed to make it to the top, and explores the hidden power of the mind to reveal how athletes really think and process information during high octane competition. It gets inside the minds of champions, deconstructing what athletes see during matches and explaining how they do what they do. Drawing on examples and lessons from throughout the sporting world, this is for anyone who wants to know what it takes to be the best.

©2020 A. Mark Williams and Tim Wigmore (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Stuart Nurse
Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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The Unstoppable Golfer

15 ratings

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From the best-selling author of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect, and the preeminent golf psychologist to the game’s top players, comes the defining guide to mastering the enormous challenges of chips, pitches, bunker shots, and putts. It is no secret that more than two-thirds of the shots a golfer makes are shorts ones: putts, chips, and pitches. Long drives may garner applause, but whether a golfer wants to win the Masters or just five bucks from a friend on Saturday morning, it’s the little shots that make the difference. In The Unstoppable Golfer, Dr. Bob Rotella takes the same wisdom and experience that have worked for clients like Davis Love III and David Toms to help you master this special art of short shots and avoid all the frustration out of this increasingly challenging element of the game. Requiring extraordinary levels of concentration, the short game is typically a source of fear for amateurs and pros alike. Here Dr. Rotella teaches listeners how to overcome that fear by using their minds to achieve a state of calm in which focus is on one thing alone: the hole. In addition, he explains the science of memory and how knowledge of the brain’s workings—especially those areas that deal with physical tasks—can markedly improve a golf game, particularly when it comes to getting out of a bunker or taking the measure of a long putt. For casual and dedicated golfers alike, a better short game provides one of the ultimate pleasures of the game—a pleasure they will come to know by training their minds with The Unstoppable Golfer.

©2012 Dr. Bob Rotella (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: Bob Rotella
Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Mental Combat

1 rating

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Finally! An easy way to use the science of sports psychology to skyrocket your performance! You may already know that pro athletes use the power of sports psychology to boost motivation, manage nerves, and become top performers. The problem is that many of these techniques are kept secret, and other guides are heavy and full of jargon. So how can you use the simple power of sports psychology techniques to revolutionize your performance today? Clearly you need more than just a system; you need the right kind of system. Not just the science behind mental strength but a super-simple, step-by-step guide to unlocking the power of your brain. As a best-selling author and martial arts and fitness coach, I've been lucky enough to work with some of the best experts around the world. With input from top instructors and researchers, I discovered easy tactics that can be effortlessly used by everyone, from fitness fans, runners, and gym athletes to combat styles like boxing, MMA, and martial arts. Even the busy office worker can dominate any competitive or stressful event in minutes! This is mental combat...and once applied to your training, it quickly revolutionizes performance - every time! What is mental combat? Mental combat is a simple, easy set of tactics for unlocking the full power of your brain and body. Moreover, it gives you the proven scientific benefits of sports psychology without needing to understand the complex history and theories. While traditional guides can be heavy and difficult to follow, Mental Combat is a simple, tactical approach. Perfect for martial artists, fitness fans, gym enthusiasts, and even the busy office worker! Stressful, nerve-racking events become a walk in the park when transformed using the right techniques. A busy and cluttered mind becomes laser focused. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Phil Pierce (P)2016 Phil Pierce

Narrator: Jay Prichard
Author: Phil Pierce
Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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How Champions Think

26 ratings

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From best-selling author Bob Rotella, America's preeminent sports psychologist, a groundbreaking guide to success in all aspects of life - not just sports - from business to relationships to personal challenges of every variety. Acclaimed sports psychologist Bob Rotella has advised everyone from professional golfers to NBA superstars to business executives on how to flourish under pressure and overcome challenges. Now, for the first time, he's distilled his decades of in-depth research and practical experience into a potential-unlocking guide for everyone. This exciting audiobook is not a collection of Rotella's theories; it consists of performance principles that have proven themselves in countless competitive situations, in arenas from which only the strongest minds emerge triumphant. It's a book full of insights that you can learn and use the next morning - in the office, the classroom, or wherever your quest takes you - told not in abstractions, but through case studies and stories drawn from Rotella's years teaching sports psychology, counseling athletes, and consulting for Fortune 500 companies. It explores how to keep the mind from holding you back, whatever your physical gifts or other talents. It's about how to make a commitment, how to persevere, how to deal with failure - and how to train your mind to create a self-image that promotes confidence and accomplishment. Any successful life starts with how you see yourself. And with these pearls of wisdom from the nation's preeminent sports psychologist, you can learn to achieve the success of your dreams.

©2015 Bob Rotella (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: Dr. Bob Rotella
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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The Amateurs

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For the first time in almost 30 years, the United States rowing team has a serious chance to win an Olympic medal in the single sculls when four genuine challengers emerge for the opportunity to represent the U.S. in the 1984 Olympics. They compete fiercely in a sport that holds no promise of financial reward. What drives these men to endure a physical pain known to no other sport? Who are they? Where do they come from? How do they regard themselves and their competitors? What have they sacrificed, and what inner demons have they appeased? Pultizer-Prize winning journalist, David Halberstam takes as his focus the competitors in the 1984 single sculls trials in Princeton - Tiff Wood, John Biglow, Brad Lewis, and Joe Bouscaren - One man will win and gain the right to represent the United States in the 84 Olympiad; the losers will then have to struggle further to gain a place in the two- or four-man boats. And even if they succeed, they will have to live with the bitter knowledge that they were not the best, only close to it.

©1985 David Halberstam (P)1985 Dove Books-On-Tape, Phoenix Books

Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Golf Psychology - When Positive Thinking Doesn't Work

4 ratings

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An alternative to popular positive thinking, this groundbreaking audiobook on golf psychology, reveals the practical mindfulness, techniques, and philosophies that will help you to play your best golf when it matters. Author Jon Adler has worked with touring professionals and amateurs for over 10 years, helping them to overcome mental problems and blocks by developing the art of relaxed concentration. In this book there are practical exercises, psychological ideas, and interesting stories to help you to: Play your best golf when it matters Stop getting so frustrated when you play Develop a calm and equanimous mind Understand how anxiety affects your game Improve your concentration Stop doubting your ability Develop trust and confidence Discover how you get in your own way Strike the ball like you do in practice Overcome anxiety Chip it stiff Develop confidence and feel on the putting green Learn to concentrate under pressure What do you do when positive thinking stops working? Really, I’m serious. If you have ever tried being really positive while playing golf, you may have experienced some success, but what do you do when you start playing poorly? It is very hard to keep positive when you have no idea where the ball is going. I tried the positive thinking route myself and when things got tough the only explanation for my poor performance was that I was not being positive enough. There had to be more to it than that I thought, so I went about trying to discover the truth about how our mind gets in the way of good performance. What I found, changed the way I played and coached golfers forever. I am sharing my techniques with you, having practiced them with golfers of all abilities for the last ten years. The key skill that you will learn to improve is the skill that underpins peak performance in every walk of life: relaxed concentration. Golfers and golf commentators often talk about focusing well and good concentration, but there is little information about how to improve and perfect relaxed concentration, a skill that all agree is a prerequisite for good golf. This is not popular golf psychology. I will not encourage you to sit in a chair, close your eyes, and imagine yourself playing really well. If you want the positive thinking route then don’t buy this audiobook. I only deal with reality. In fact it has been said that my techniques are so simple that you actually think much less on the golf course and play better. Does that sound good to you? Are you ready to uncover your potential?

©2012 Jonathan Adler (P)2019 Jonathan Adler

Narrator: Jonathan Adler
Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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The Cycling Mind

1 rating

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This practical and highly accessible guide, written by British Cycling’s Lead Psychologist, will explore the importance of psychology in achieving peak cycling performance.  The audiobook will transfer the sport psychology strategies used to win Olympic gold and equip individuals with the psychological skills to pursue performance excellence in cycling and in daily life. For the last three Olympic Games the Great Britain Cycling Team has dominated the Velodrome events and is regarded as one of the most successful elite sporting setups in Olympic history. The emergence of sport psychology as a critical aspect of the Great Britain Cycling Team’s success has sparked wide interest in the psychological skills required to perform.  This audiobook will transfer the sport psychology strategies used to assist elite cyclists to win Olympic gold to individuals seeking to improve their own performance and psychological well-being on and off the bike.  The Cycling Mind will take the listener through the key stages of an athlete’s pathway, from training through to competition, and provide guidelines to developing the psychological skills to compete at their best. In addition the strategies explored in the audiobook can be applied across all high-pressure performance environments, including business and daily life.

©2019 Ruth Anderson (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Shaelee Rooke
Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Secrets of Sports Psychology Revealed

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The world of sports psychology and in the introduction of mental-skills coaches has exploded into the athletic mainstream over the last few decades. Before then, the attitude regarding such training was extremely conservative and “old school” - the prevailing philosophy was that “any athlete who needs to talk with a shrink needs to have their head examined”.   Fortunately, with today’s modern athletes, the dark ages of mental training in sports have gone away, and times have changed for the better. But as with any growing industry, there are lots of new and untested pathways to one’s mental-performance training in practices and games. But depending on who you talk to, the advice that is given can vary widely - and sometimes, even be contradictory.    The Secrets of Sports Psychology Revealed by Rick Wolff, one of the pioneers in the field of sports psychology, is based upon his many years of clinical, hands-on work with top professional and amateur athletes in a variety of sports. He provides real insight into what does - and doesn’t - work. Specifically:   Do pregame visualization techniques really work?   Is it okay to be superstitious, or are those rituals counterproductive?   Does taking a deep breath or two in a tight situation really help?   What’s the best way to learn how to make adjustments in one’s game?    These direct questions, and many others, are presented and answered in this easy-to-use how-to guide aimed directly at athletes and coaches. The answers are right to the point and are based upon the author’s observations and work over the years with top athletes.

©2018 Pond Lane Productions, Inc. (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Rick Wolff
Author: Rick Wolff
Length: 5 hrs
Available on Audible
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The Making of a Leader

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From polar explorers and politicians to CEOs and sports coaches, we are fascinated with the makeup of leaders. How do they thrive under pressure and inspire others to do the same? How do they establish a culture of long-term success? Performance psychologist Tom Young has worked closely with teams and individuals at the highest level of professional sport. He has seen how leaders in these high-pressure environments communicate, how they maintain focus and respond to challenges. In The Making of a Leader, Young shares the practical principles of sustained elite performance and shows how any individual can add value to their own business or organisation by applying these insights.  You will learn how to develop a leadership philosophy that is true to your values, effectively manage and get results from individuals and teams, establish a high-performance culture and bring value to your organisation - in short, the ingredients that make a leader. These lessons are based on interviews with:  Stuart Lancaster, current Leinster coach and former head coach of the England national RFU team Ashley Giles, ECB director of cricket during England's 2019 World Cup win Gary Kirsten, record-breaking former international batsman and World Cup-winning coach of the Indian national team Dan Quinn, former head coach of the Atlanta Falcons and a Super Bowl winner with the Seattle Seahawks Roberto Martinez, FA Cup-winner and Belgian national team manager  Sean Dyche, Burnley FC manager Michael Maguire, head coach of the New Zealand national rugby league team  The Making of a Leader is a unique, inspiring guide to leadership that can inspire positive results in any context, based on interviews and experiences from the cutting edge of elite sport. 

©2021 Tom Young (P)2021 Hachette Audio UK

Narrator: Roger Davis
Author: Tom Young
Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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The Danaher Diaries

5 ratings

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Since he burst onto the scene as George St. Pierre’s grappling coach in the late 2000’s, John Danaher has risen to be recognized as one of the foremost minds in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and competitive grappling. More than just a coach, Danaher has garnered a reputation as a philosopher of the art. His social media is read by hundreds of thousands, serving as daily inspiration for students around the world. Danaher is able to take the complex and often contradictory rules of jiu-jitsu and break them down into universal concepts.  And it’s not just talk: Danaher’s student’s are a who’s-who of combat sports. From MMA champions like George St. Pierre, to grappling phenoms like Gary Tonon and Nikki Ryan. His work speaks for itself. We’ve assembled John Danaher’s most timeless and thought provoking writings, over one hundred passages in short segments. At just a few minutes per passage, they make for the perfect quick listen before hitting the gym, a quiet moment during morning coffee, or a long afternoon listen.  Included are Danaher’s famous concepts of: Division and unity The fundamentals of guard passing and retention   Kaizen and the mindset of constant improvement Building the perfect armbars, strangulations, and leg attacks The power of asymmetry-breaking paradigms in jiu-jitsu The value of creating systems amongst the chaos of daily training Scattered throughout are the fascinating little stories of John’s life, from a philosophy major in college, to a bouncer in New York City. It’s an amazing glimpse into the thinking of a modern jiu-jitsu master.

©2019 Heroes of the Art (P)2020 Heroes of the Art

Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Heads-Up Baseball 2.0: 5 Skills for Competing One Pitch at a Time

3 ratings

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Who else wants a competitive edge? Join more than 145,000 players and coaches, from World Series champions to youth levels, who have found playing heads-up baseball helps them overcome the failure, frustration, and fear the game throws at you each day and instead play with confidence, consistency, and composure under pressure.  Talent, strength, and great mechanics don't matter if you can't compete in games. Developed by working with elite players and coaches over the past 40 years, the strategies and tools in this audiobook (an "upgrade" to the classic 1994 edition) arm you with the approach you need to find out how good you can be at baseball.

©2016 Dr. Ken Ravizza, Dr. Tom Hanson and Hanson House (P)2018 Dr. Ken Ravizza, Dr. Tom Hanson and Hanson House

Narrator: Michael Haytack
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Legacy

84 ratings

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The All Blacks are the world's most successful sporting outfit, undefeated in over 75% of their international matches over the last 100 years. What is the secret of their success? And what can we - as individuals, companies and teams - learn from them? The All Blacks are the world's most successful sporting outfit, undefeated in over 75% of their international matches over the last 100 years. In other arenas, there have been commanding sides that swept all before them, like the West Indies cricket team of the 1980s with their fearsome battery of fast bowlers, or the Hungarian football team who introduced a sophisticated new passing game and famously thrashed England 7-1 in Budapest in 1954. But what makes the All-Blacks different is their supremacy for decade after decade - their sheer consistency, longevity and sustained dominance. So, what is the secret of their success? And what can we - as individuals, companies and teams - learn from them? Whatever field we are in, how can we play like All Blacks? In Legacy, best-selling author James Kerr is embedded deep into the heart of the All Blacks' set-up to reveal 15 powerful and pragmatic lessons in leadership. Revealing proven secrets of sustained success, Legacy is a unique, inspiring handbook for leaders in all fields, and asks: How do you turn vision into action? How do you achieve world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year? How do you handle pressure, expectation and setbacks? How do you train to win at the highest level? What is your purpose?What will be your legacy?

©2013 James Kerr (P)2013 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Saul Reichlin
Author: James Kerr
Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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The Champion's Comeback

3 ratings

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Your ultimate guide to overcoming losses and injuries and achieving greatness - on and off the field. Leading sports psychologist Jim Afremow, author of The Champion's Mind, knows what makes good athletes great, especially when they come back to win after facing devastating injuries, tough obstacles, or seemingly insurmountable odds. Making a comeback isn't just about raw talent or athletic ability - it's the mental game that counts most. In The Champion's Comeback, he offers winning strategies for athletes of any age or skill level to get mentally psyched for competition, quickly rebound after a loss, and overcome injuries (and the fear of reinjury). Afremow explores the psychology of commitment and shows you how to develop the core confidence of repeat champions. Featuring unique tips and advice, including guided imagery scripts, easy-to-follow mental training exercises, and motivating stories of famous "comeback" athletes, The Champion's Comeback is the ultimate athlete's handbook, encouraging you to not only stay in the game but also achieve greatness - no matter what.

©2016 Jim Afremow, PhD (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Author: Jim Afremow
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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The Art of Mental Training

14 ratings

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Achieve the champion mindset for peak performance. Reach new levels of success and mental toughness with this ultimate guide. Learn the "Science of Success" and prepare to excel. In this concise and highly acclaimed training guide, Peak Performance Coach DC Gonzalez teaches a blend of unique mental training technologies, sports psychology essentials, and peak performance methods that are effective and motivational. Get ready to increase your self-belief, self-confidence, and mental toughness using this powerful guide designed to help you reach new levels of success, sports performance and personal development. Peak Performance Coach DC Gonzalez is among a very fortunate few who have had the unique experience of learning from the late Peter Siegel, a world renowned sports and peak performance authority, sports hypnotherapist, and Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner. This audio book is powerful. In it, Dan explains, teaches, and helps you develop the psychological skills required for peak performance, while pointing out the underlying mental training strategies that will help anyone reach higher levels of achievement and performance - not by random chance, but by focused choice. The Art of Mental Training teaches the critical essentials while interwoven with stories from Dan's fascinating background as an Aviator in the Navy, a Federal Agent, Military Cyber-Security Specialist, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and a Peak Performance Coach. Dan creates a powerful teaching connection between his adrenaline-filled life experiences and the mental skills and mental training that make all the difference. The lessons and techniques presented in this book are essential for anyone seeking more success and peak performance, whether it be on the playing field, in business, or life in general.

©2014 Daniel C. Gonzalez (P)2014 Daniel C. Gonzalez and Robert Caleb Lane

Narrator: D. C. Gonzalez
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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The Fighter's Mind

15 ratings

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In his acclaimed national best seller, A Fighter's Heart, Sam Sheridan took listeners with him as he stepped through the ropes into the dangerous world of professional fighting. From a muay Thai bout in Bangkok; to Rio, where he trained with jiu-jitsu royalty; to Iowa, where he matched up against the toughest in MMA, Sheridan threw himself into a quest to understand how and why we fight. In The Fighter's Mind, Sheridan does for the brain what his first book did for the body. To uncover the secrets of mental strength and success, Sheridan interviewed dozens of the world's most fascinating and dangerous men, including celebrated trainers Freddie Roach and Greg Jackson; champion fighters Randy Couture, Frank Shamrock, and Marcelo Garcia; ultrarunner David Horton; legendary wrestler Dan Gable; and many more. What are their secrets? How do they stay committed through years of training, craft a game plan, and adjust to the realities of the ring? How do they project strength when weak and remain mentally tough despite incredible physical pain? A fascinating book, bursting at the seams with incredible stories and insight, The Fighter's Mind answers these questions and many more.

©2010 Sam Sheridan (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Author: Sam Sheridan
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Intangibles

2 ratings

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From baseball to biology, an award-winning journalist highlights the power of team chemistry in this "terrific" data-driven investigation of human relationships (Billie Jean King). Does team chemistry actually exist? Is there scientific or mathematical proof? Is team chemistry as real and relevant as on-base percentages and wins above replacement? In Joan Ryan's groundbreaking audiobook, we discover that the answer to all of the above is a resounding "Yes". As Ryan puts it, team chemistry, or the combination of biological and social forces that boosts selfless effort among more players over more days of a season, is what drives sports teams toward a common goal, encouraging the players to be the best versions of themselves. These are the elements of teams that make them "click", the ones that foster trust and respect, and push players to exceed their own potential when they work well together. Team chemistry alone won't win a World Series, but talent alone won't win it, either. And by interviewing more than 100 players, coaches, managers, and statisticians, as well as more than five years of extensive research in neuroscience, biology, physiology, and psychology, Ryan proves that the social and emotional state of a team does affect performance. Grit, passion, selflessness, and effort matter - but never underestimate the power of chemistry.

©2020 Joan Ryan (P)2020 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Joan Ryan
Author: Joan Ryan
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Above All Else

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World-famous competitive skydiver and coach Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld presents proven tools and techniques for success and explains how they can be used in everyday life. Dan survived a plane crash from which 16 of the 22 people on board were killed. He was left critically injured and woke up from a six-week-long coma with a broken neck, broken skull, severe head trauma, a collapsed lung, and other serious internal injuries. Against all odds, Dan recovered and went on to become one of the greatest competitive skydiver in the world. With the love and support of friends and family, Dan was able not only to resurrect his life but return to skydiving to achieve greater heights than he could have ever imagined. His techniques and methods for excelling are applicable to all people, no matter their goals. Dan uses his experiences to teach the lessons he's learned - as a competitor, coach, business owner, father, and husband - to help others achieve their dreams, overcome obstacles, and reach their peak performance.

©2011 Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Racing Wisely

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Race wisely to achieve your personal best. You've trained for your peak race for months. When the big day comes, how will you perform? All the training in the world is useless if you can't execute your race plan and cope with unforeseen events, and subpar training can be overcome if you approach race day with the right attitude. Whether you are new to racing or have been frustrated by underperformance or setbacks, Racing Wisely gives you tools - from the practical to the philosophical - to perform to the best of your ability. You'll learn how to: Choose the right race for your personal strengths. Test yourself in training to identify the right race pace and effort. Write a race plan that helps you feel calm, prepared, and in control. Manage your energy in the week, days, and hours before the race. Warm up properly to race at your best. Pace correctly for races of every distance. Race for a personal-best time, or race competitively for place. Recover physically and mentally to set up your next personal best. Coach Sage Rountree provides concrete tips and pacing tools for athletes racing endurance events including open-water races, bike races, track, road, and trail running, multisport races, and adventure races. Learn to plan and execute perfect pacing as you race to your personal best, and gain tools to make the best of whatever situation emerges on race day. Learn to race wisely: to use your experience to grow stronger, to move faster, and to come through when it really counts.

©2013 Sage Rountree (P)2013 Sage Rountree

Narrator: Sage Rountree
Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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The Mental Game of Baseball

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In this book, authors H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl present their practical and proven strategy for developing the mental skills needed to achieve peak performance at every level of the game.  The theory and applications are illustrated by anecdotes and insights from major and minor league players, who at some point discovered the importance of mastering the inner game in order to play baseball as it should be played.  Intended for players, managers, coaches, agents, and administrators as well as fans who want a more in-depth look at the makeup of the complete baseball player.

©2016 Anita Dorfman (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Matthew Josdal
Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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See You on the Mat

1 rating

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This book is about a journey. A journey of perspective. We all go through life with our own perceptions and expectations based on our pasts, experiences, and beliefs. Beliefs of how things are or how they should be. We interpret experiences and assign meanings to them. Many times, the meanings we assign, and the perceptions we have based on them, are very limited. We project our preconceived notions into situations which oftentimes keeps us from fully understanding or appreciating the opportunities we have at our fingertips. In this story, you’ll meet Spencer, a young man who thinks he knows how things are. But as you’ll see, he’s about to find out that there is so much more to people and their situations than what’s on the surface.

©2020 Marty Josey (P)2020 Marty Josey

Narrator: Marty Josey
Author: Marty Josey
Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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Invincible Mind: The Sports Psychology Tricks You Can Use to Build an Unbeatable Body and Mind!

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Discover how to use the secret strategies of top sports psychologists to create unstoppable motivation, banish nerves, and build a smarter, stronger brain, with INVINCIBLE MIND. The follow-up to number one best seller Mental Combat....   You may already know about the power of Sports Psychology to boost physical abilities, skyrocket motivation, and banish nerves, the only problem is that most of these strategies are reserved for pro-athletes and coaches, or found in thick technical books costing a fortune.   So what is going to give you the edge, at home, at work, or at your next big competition? You need more than just facts and figures. More than technical jargon. You need easy-to-use tips and techniques in plain English. You need an Invincible Mind.   As a best-selling author, martial artist, and fitness coach, I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the best experts around the world. With input from top instructors and cutting-edge research, I discovered proven tactics that can be effortlessly used by everyone, whatever your challenge. Invincible Mind is the follow-up to acclaimed best seller, Mental Combat, revealing more of the powerful sports psychology tips you can use in your daily life to give you an almost unfair advantage over the competition, whether it’s at home, at the office or in sports.   Opponents become easier to overcome...or become allies! A busy mind becomes laser-focused. Nerves are quickly banished and motivation triples as you develop a calm confidence through specific sports psychology tactics.   Inside Invincible Mind, you’ll discover:  How to read any opponent using body language How to turn pain into power  The secret method for mastering any skill in 30 days How to train for lightning reflexes  Why ____Words can revolutionize your training  The strategy for creating rock-solid positive habits  How to manipulate an opponent (the right way)  The mindfulness technique everyone should know  And much more!   Get your copy now! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Phil Pierce (P)2019 Phil Pierce

Narrator: Jay Prichard
Author: Phil Pierce
Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
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The Three Principles of Outstanding Golf

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Is your golf driving you crazy? This audiobook will tell you why. To reach your potential as a golfer, it helps to understand two things: You need to understand the game, and you need to understand yourself. The game is simple; get the ball in the hole as quickly as you can. It’s the second element that leaves many golfers confused. A simple game becomes more complicated than it should be when a golfer doesn’t understand how their mind really works. This misunderstanding is revealed in the questions they ask themselves when they play or practice. Why do I rarely play my best golf when I really want to? Why is it so difficult to fix and improve my golf swing? Why do I feel so nervous on the first tee? Why do I always sabotage myself when I have a good round going? Why do I enjoy golf one day but find it frustrating and hard work the next? Many golf psychology guides offer mental strategies and techniques to cope with the apparent pressures of the game and to address how golfers feel on the golf course. This audiobook is different. It reveals the cause of the doubts and fears rather than trying to fix the symptoms. 

©2016 Sam Jarman (P)2020 Sam Jarman

Narrator: Sam Jarman
Author: Sam Jarman
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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It Takes What It Takes

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Performed by Trevor Moawad with a foreword written and read by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson From a top mental conditioning coach - "the world’s best brain trainer" (Sports Illustrated) - who has transformed the lives and careers of elite athletes, business leaders, and military personnel, battle-tested strategies that will give you tools to manage and overcome negativity and achieve any goal. He knows how to win. More, he knows the many ways - subtle, brutal, often self-inflicted - we lose.  As the most trusted mental coach in the world of sports, Trevor Moawad has worked with many of the most dominant athletes and the savviest coaches. From Nick Saban and Kirby Smart to Russell Wilson, they all look to Moawad for help finding or keeping or regaining their competitive edge. (As do countless business leaders and members of special forces.)  Now, at last, Moawad shares his unique philosophy with the general public. He lays out lessons he's derived from his greatest career successes as well as personal setbacks, the game-changing wisdom he's earned as the go-to whisperer for elite performers on fields of play and among men and women headed to the battlefield.  Moawad's motivational approach is elegant but refreshingly simple: He replaces hardwired negativity, the kind of defeatist mindset that's nearly everybody's default, with what he calls "neutral thinking". His own special innovation, it's a nonjudgmental, nonreactive way of coolly assessing problems and analyzing crises, a mode of attack that offers luminous clarity and supreme calm in the critical moments before taking decisive action.  Not only can neutral thinking raise your performance level - it can transform your overall life. And it all starts, Moawad says, with letting go. Past failures, past losses - let them go.  "The past isn't predictive. If you can absorb and embrace that belief, everything changes. You'll instantly feel more calm. And the athlete - or employee or parent or spouse-who's more calm is also more aware, and more times than not...will win." Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Trevor Moawad and Andy Staples (P)2020 HarperAudio

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10-Minute Toughness

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Mental training is a must for high performance both on the field and off. But simply hoping for mental toughness isn't going to build any mind muscles. You need a proven routine of daily exercises to get you where you want to go. 10-Minute Toughness is your personal coach for boosting brainpower and achieving a competitive edge in whatever game you play. With quickness and ease, you'll learn how to master your own mind and psych out your opponents using personalized techniques from one of America's most successful sport psychology consultants. Like no other program available, the 10-Minute Toughness (10-MT) routine gets you ready for the competition in just ten minutes a day. 10-Minute Toughness is expertly narrated by Brian Arens, an Audible Listener favorite. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2008 Jason Selk (P)2019 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

Narrator: Brian Arens
Author: Jason Selk
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
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The Ultimate Bodybuilding Training Program: Increase Muscle Mass in 30 Days or Less Without Anabolic Steroids, Creatine Supplements, or Pills

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For bodybuilders to develop consistent muscle growth, they need to have a solid training plan, and they need to supplement it with great nutrition. This book will provide you with an organized training plan and calendar. Both a normal and an intense version of this training program are included in case you find the normal version not challenging enough. Make sure to include the nutritional recipes suggested in your diet to see maximum muscle development. Eat right and train hard to see real results fast. The nutritional portion of this training program comes with delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes. Muscle shake recipes are also included to help increase additional muscle growth.

©2015 Correa Media Group (P)2015 Correa Media Group

Narrator: Andrea Erickson
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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The Empty Cup

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The Empty Cup provides listeners with the eight keys to developing a proper mind-set for success in their martial arts training. Presented in the form of parables, these life lessons are analyzed and explained in a way that is easy to understand.  Accompanied by real-life examples from the author’s 35 years of experience in the field, The Empty Cup is a must-listen for everyone who is serious about martial artists, regardless of rank, style, or lineage.

©2018 Jeffrey D. Webb (P)2020 Jeffrey D. Webb

Narrator: Mark Rabi
Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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The Shift

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With its three-hour-long contests, 162-game seasons, and countless measurable variables, baseball is a sport which lends itself to self-reflection and obsessive analysis. It's a thinking game. It's also a shifting game. Nowhere is this more evident than in the statistical revolution which has swept through the pastime in recent years, bringing metrics like WAR, OPS, and BABIP into front offices and living rooms alike.  So what's on the horizon for a game that is constantly evolving? Positioned at the crossroads of sabermetrics and cognitive science, The Shift alters the trajectory of both traditional and analytics-based baseball thought. With a background in clinical psychology as well as experience in major league front offices, Baseball Prospectus's Russell Carleton illuminates advanced statistics and challenges cultural assumptions, demonstrating along the way that data and logic need not be at odds with the human elements of baseball - in fact, they're inextricably intertwined.  Covering topics ranging from infield shifts to paradigm shifts, Carleton writes with verve, honesty, and an engaging style, inviting all those who love the game to examine it deeply and maybe a little differently.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Russell A. Carleton (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Kyle Tait
Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
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The Performance Cortex

5 ratings

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Athletic genius explained. A groundbreaking new perspective on the science of elite sporting performance. Why couldn't Michael Jordan, master athlete that he was, hit a baseball? Why can't modern robotics come close to replicating the dexterity of a five-year-old? Why do good quarterbacks always seem to know where their receivers are? In this deeply researched book, sports and business reporter Zach Schonbrun explores what actually drives human movement and its spectacular potential. The groundbreaking work of two neuroscientists in Major League Baseball is only the beginning. Schonbrun traces the fascinating history of motor research and details how new investigations in the brain are helping explain the extraordinary skills of talented performers like Stephen Curry, Tom Brady, Serena Williams, and Lionel Messi; as well as musical virtuosos, dancers, rock climbers, race-car drivers, and more. Whether it is timing a 95-mph fastball or reaching for a coffee mug, movement requires extraordinary computation that many take for granted - until now. The Performance Cortex ushers in a new way of thinking about the athletic gifts we strain to see in our cavernous arenas. It's not about the million-dollar arm anymore. It's about the million-dollar brain. Includes a bonus PDF with charts and graphs. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2018 Zach Schonbrun (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
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Head in the Game

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An intriguing blend of science and sports that explores how some of the world's greatest athletes are utilizing the last frontier of performance-enhancing technology - the mental mapping and engineering of their own brains - for peak performance and what it means for the future of athleticism, sports, and the rest of us. Moneyball showed how statistics were revolutionizing baseball. The Sports Gene revealed the role genetics play in sports. Now, Head in the Game examines the next evolution: how mental engineering - the manipulation of the cognitive processes of the brain - can make gifted athletes even better. For years technology - from EEG (electroencephalogram) to fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) to video games, tablets, and personal data collection devices - have been used with soldiers to understand their physical and mental functioning. Touching on brain functionality vital to sports - both the "hard" (coordination, stimuli processing, functional memory, decision making, load processing) and the "soft" (emotion regulation, visualization, psychology, mindfulness) - this tech is now being adopted by scores of championship franchises and top athletes - including scrappy underdogs forced to innovate and elite players looking for an advantage. Star NFL quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Tom Brady, the NBA's Kyle Korver, and Olympic volleyball champion Kerri Walsh are using mental engineering to up their game. It's not luck that has transformed the San Antonio Spurs into a formidable force - it's science, Sneed demonstrates. As mental engineering becomes widespread - taking athletes who are already freaks of nature and making them better - the impact on the multibillion-dollar sports industry will be dramatic on players, managers, trainers, owners, and even fans. Interviewing athletes and coaches, visiting training camps and sports science firms, Brandon Sneed offers a firsthand, on-the-ground look at this exciting breakthrough that has the potential to transform the game - and all our lives.

©2017 Brandon Sneed (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
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Take Relief

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Rediscover your love for the game! Remember the freedom you felt playing golf as a kid? No fear, no worries, no overthinking. You stepped up on the first tee with confidence and excitement, rather than fear and anxiety. You saw every shot as an opportunity to learn or enjoy, rather than a challenge to be overcome. Now imagine playing with that mindset today, but with all the skills, technique, and experience you have gained since. What’s stopping you? Sam Jarman is a PGA Golf professional, coach, and author of the best-selling book The Three Principles of Outstanding Golf. He played elite level golf for 10 years before becoming a coach to golfers of all levels, as well as athletes in other sports. In this new book, Sam exposes the myths and misunderstandings which stop you playing the golf you know you can. You will discover: Why your pre-shot routine could be getting in the way of hitting your best shots Why you play well one week, but badly the week after Why you forget your good shots in minutes, but remember the bad ones for years Why trying to control your thinking and mindset leads to more clutter and tension Why "hard work" might not be the "one size fits all" solution the golf instruction industry suggests it to be This book explains how you can fall in love with golf again - without changing your swing or spending hours on the driving range. Grab your copy today by clicking the "Buy Now" button.

©2019 Sam Jarman (P)2020 Sam Jarman

Narrator: Sam Jarman
Author: Sam Jarman
Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
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The Mental Training Guide for Elite Athletes

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A mental toughness playbook for athletes, parents, and coaches. In sports, and in life, mental toughness matters - even more than raw talent and skill. But young athletes can't develop it, and master other vital aspects of the "inner game", on their own. Coaches and parents play a vital role as well. In The Mental Training Guide for Elite Athletes, David Angeron speaks to all three audiences. He draws on his expertise as a sport psychology coach and his background as a college athlete and baseball scout to help listeners overcome the fear, doubt, and negativity that derail players and teams. In this audiobook you will learn: The fundamentals of the "Mental Master Method" How personality type plays into athletic excellence How to develop traits like work ethic, grit, and desire Why tools like visualization and imagery and deep breathing help "weaponize" pressure and supercharge your game How positive energy can change the trajectory of a losing season In The Mental Training Guide for Elite Athletes, Angeron will teach you the routines and exercises that great athletes use to take their performance to the next level - whether “next level” for you means making the team for the first time, or moving up to varsity, or being offered your first professional contract. When you practice these regularly and incorporate them into your life, you will be able to set and exceed goals and eventually reach your true potential. Packed with self-assessments, exercises, and engaging examples, this audiobook is a must-listen for athletes who want to transform their game and coaches and parents who guide and support them on the journey.

©2020 David L. Angeron (P)2020 David L. Angeron

Narrator: Allen R. Wazny
Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
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The Greatest

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What can Roger Federer teach us about the secret of longevity? What do the All Blacks have in common with improvised jazz musicians? What can cognitive neuroscientists tell us about what happens to the brains of sportspeople when they perform? And why did Johan Cruyff believe that beauty was more important than winning? Matthew Syed, the Sports Journalist of the Year 2016, answers these questions and more in a fascinating, wide-ranging and provocative book about the mental game of sport. How do we become the best that we can be as individuals, teams and organisations? Sport, with its innate sense of drama, its competitive edge, its psychological pressures, its sense of morality and its elusive quest for perfection, provides the answers.

©2017 Matthew Syed (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton

Narrator: Simon Slater
Author: Matthew Syed
Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
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The Broken Rice Bowl

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Most books on teaching the martial arts, pertain primarily to one’s wallet. The Broken Rice Bowl is a book which appeals to one’s heart. It is not a quick fix to anything. Rather, it is the telling of a tale of one man, on the quest for making better human beings through individuals stories across time. In The Broken Rice Bowl, such stories focus on what makes for a less-than-worthy teacher, and how to avoid such pitfalls with common sense and technical know-how. The Broken Rice Bowl examines leadership, conduct, morality, and identifies the difference between good and bad teaching principles.

©2020 Jeffrey D. Webb (P)2020 Jeffrey D. Webb

Narrator: Mark Rabi
Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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Rewire Your Mindset

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Are you in charge of your life? Or are you being swept away by things that are seemingly out of your control? In Rewire Your Mindset, the bestselling author of The Fitness Mindset, shows you how to take control of your mental, emotional and physical world. If you have ever set a goal for yourself and then self-sabotaged the moment you hit it, let fear dictate what you do, been emotionally broken by a failure, lacked confidence and felt full of self-doubt or let negative people influence you, then this is the book for you. Listen to Rewire Your Mindset to: Learn how to get the success your desire and the life you deserve! Take 100% responsibility because then you can control and change your life, Decide exactly what you want to achieve then make it happen, Believe whatever you want is possible.

©2019 Brian Keane (P)2019 Brian Keane

Narrator: Brian Keane
Author: Brian Keane
Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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The Art of Captaincy

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Mike Brearley is one of the most successful cricket captains of all time, and in 1981 he captained the England team to the momentous Ashes series victory against Australia. In The Art of Captaincy, his treatise on leadership and motivation, he draws directly on his experience of man-managing a team, which included a pugnacious Ian Botham and Geoffrey Boycott, to explain what it takes to be a leader on and off the field. Giving an insight into both his tactical understanding of the game as well as how to get a group of individuals playing as a team in order to get the best out of them, The Art of Captaincy is a classic handbook on how to generate, nurture and inspire success. With a new introduction by former England player and BBC commentator Ed Smith to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its first publication, The Art of Captaincy remains urgently relevant for cricket fans and business leaders alike. Covering the ability to use intuition, resourcefulness and clearheadedness and the importance of empathy as a means of achieving shared goals, Brearley's seminal account of captaincy is the ultimate blueprint for creating a winning mind-set but also shows how the lessons in the sporting arena can be applied to any walk of personal or professional life.

©1985 Mike Brearley (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

Narrator: Roger May
Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
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The Champion Mindset

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Champions, as the familiar adage preaches, are not born - they're made. Reaching the top of any sport, or any aspect of life, takes years upon years of dedication and proper preparation. But if there's a huge pool of individuals who have undertaken the same commitment and steps towards becoming the best, what truly separates the winners from everyone else? Joanna Zeiger believes proper mental preparation is the answer. The Champion Mindset is a much-needed and long overdue look into how to program a competitor's mind to achieve optimal success. Changing behaviors and ways of thinking are never easy, but the chapters in this audiobook aim to simplify this process to make it manageable and achievable. This audiobook is for every athlete - from the weekend warrior who wants to complete in his or her first 5k running race to those who have aspirations of one day becoming Olympians and world champions. The Champion Mindset is a compendium of Zeiger's own personal journey from struggling novice swimmer to Olympian and world champion. Through steps including proper goal setting, keeping it fun, building your team, intention in training, improving motivation, promoting self-confidence, and mind/body cohesion, among others, Zeiger uses her decades of personal experience, doctoral-level research, and professional success to prepare listeners to go all-in with their mental game.

©2017 Joanna Zeiger (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Joanna Zeiger
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
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Motivation: Stories on Life and Success from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts

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This is a collection of intimate and sometimes shocking conversations about motivation with 12 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts. The end result is 12 fascinating and unexpected stories about overcoming adversity and achieving success in life and Jiu-Jitsu. Jiu-Jitsu has often been used as a metaphor of life, but you can replace Jiu-Jitsu with any sport, business or ambitious pursuit - the lessons are universal. What drives ambitious people is often shaped by our subconscious mind. We are not always aware of the influences driving our behavior, but you will discover underlying themes which reveal answers to the following questions: What drives highly successful people? Are they born ambitious or is it learned? What is common among extremely motivated people? What lessons have they learned during their journey? Were the sacrifices worth the rewards?

©2016 Chuck J. Rylant (P)2017 Chuck J. Rylant

Narrator: Pete Ferrand
Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
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GOLF: The Art of the Mental Game

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Dr. Joe Parent, PGA tour instructor, executive performance coach and best-selling author of ZEN GOLF: Mastering the Mental Game and ZEN PUTTING: Mastering the Mental Game on the Greens, has drawn on a career coaching the masters to write a hundred easy to understand yet powerful tips for improving any golfer’s score, from the essentials of the mental game to helpful hints to keep your composure. As with his other books, you will find yourself returning time and again to hear what Masters and PGA Champion Vijay Singh call “lessons that make the mental game seem so simple”.

©2008 Joseph Parent (P)2010 Joseph Parent

Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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Running & Being

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Written by the late, beloved Dr. George Sheehan, Running and Being tells of the author's midlife return to the world of exercise, play, and competition, in which he found "a world beyond sweat" that proved to be a source of great revelation and personal growth. But Running and Being focuses more on life than it does, specifically, on running. It provides an outline for a lifetime program of fitness and joy, showing how the body helps determine our mental and spiritual energies. Drawing from the words and actions of the great athletes and thinkers throughout history, Dr. Sheehan ties it all together with his own philosophy on the importance of fitness and sport as well as his knowledge of training, injury prevention, and race competition. Above all, he describes what it means to experience the oneness of body and mind, of self and the universe. In this, he argues, we have the power to discover "the truth that makes men free".

©1978 The George Sheehan Trust; foreword copyright 2013 by Andrew Sheehan; introduction copyright 2013 by Kenny Moore (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
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Fear Less

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Brought to you by Penguin.  If we were truly free from fear, what could we achieve? We strive for success, but we are rarely happy. The more we try to win - putting on a brave face for work or family - the more we risk losing ourselves. And even reaching our goals can feel strangely hollow. The culprit? Fear. It makes us anxious, or shameful, or turns us into perfectionists. We pretend to be someone else while aiming for a status that’s never truly satisfying. There is another way. A way to find our true voice, to win on our own terms. Building that open mindset is at the heart of this mould-breaking book by Dr Pippa Grange, the psychologist who helped transform the England team, taking them all the way to the World Cup semi-finals in 2018. In Fear Less, Pippa Grange shows all of us how, by starting to live with less fear, we can find our real passions and deeper fulfilment. Her simple manifesto enables us to replace stress with courage and connect with the people around us on a far deeper level. This type of success isn’t about trophies or beating others, it’s about winning at the very deepest level: winning from within. It’s time to fear less.

©2020 Dr Pippa Grange (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Dr Pippa Grange
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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Becoming a True Champion

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Becoming a True Champion: Achieving Athletic Excellence from the Inside Out fills a critical need by speaking in a frank and direct voice directly to today's aspiring athletes about these crucial, controversial issues and the personal choices they face. At the same time the audiobook presents them with the antidote to these negative influences - the fundamental values, attitudes and concepts, both mental and practical, that support and lead to athletic excellence. A “true champion” is an athlete with the specific qualities of character, mental discipline, and physical skills necessary to generate and keep increasing athletic excellence and success throughout his or her career. These qualities can be learned and developed; they need not be inborn. Becoming a True Champion goes deeply into each quality to show developing athletes how adopting it directly affects and enhances athletic performance, longevity, and dignity. Through relevant examples, inspiring stories, and a personalized approach, the audiobook shows athletes how to avoid the many pitfalls, and overcome the inevitable obstacles, so common in today's sports culture.

©2012 Kirk Mango with Daveda Lamont (P)2014 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Bob Goding
Author: Kirk Mango
Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
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Jailhouse Strong

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Are you tired of all the latest self-help programs that drain your pocketbook and offer no real practical plans for self-improvement? Are you tired of putting in the time but continually driving down a highway of perpetual failure? For half the price of self-medicating with a six-pack, you can develop and immediately implement a plan to develop a successful mindset. Bryant and benShea share the blueprint, explained in layman's terms, for taking your mental game to the next level. The Successful Mindset is for the competitive athlete, the entrepreneur, or anyone who strives to get better and be the best.

©2014 Josh Bryant and Adam benShea (P)2015 Josh Bryant and Adam benShea

Narrator: Frank George
Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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Perform Under Pressure

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The transformative mind-model for performing under stress and making pressure your advantage. Used by the planet’s top performers. In Performance Under Pressure, forensic psychiatrist Dr Ceri Evans gives you the tools to take control of the moment. Beat doubt, worry, regret and burnout with simple mind techniques and discover the secret of how to be ‘comfortable being uncomfortable’. No one is immune to pressure. We all fall victim to its effects in the same ways. But pressure is misunderstood. Pressure can be your greatest ally in leading a fulfilling and successful life. The more discomfort there is in a situation, the better it is for those who have prepared. In this, his very first book, Dr Ceri Evans shares the life-changing methods he uses with some of the planet’s top performers. This book will give you a better understanding of how the brain behaves under pressure using the Red-Blue mind model, a simple, contagious and universally applicable recipe for dealing with whatever pressure you have in your life, whatever form it takes.

©2019 Ceri Evans (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Author: Ceri Evans
Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
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In Pro Football Black Quarterbacks and the N-Word Matters

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Ralph Cuffeea Allsopp wrote In Pro Football Black Quarterbacks and the N-Word Matters: The Acceptance of the Black Quarterback and the Black Male in Society to inform and sensitize the public with his unique perspective. Provocative and powerful, In Pro Football Black Quarterbacks and the N-Word Matters is a story crafted from personal passion and cultural perspective.

©2019 Ralph Cuffeea Allsopp (P)2020 Ralph Cuffeea Allsopp

Narrator: T.S. Coleman
Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
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Zen Jiu Jitsu: Over 40

4 ratings

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Over 40 and training in BJJ? Zen now offers new concepts that will change the way you think and train instantly. This is the audiobook I wish I had when I began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. My age, I didn't think was a factor at the time and now after many years on the mats, I've found that certain strategies and concepts when applied save me from constantly being injured or de-motivated by plateaus. I know how it feels to wonder if this is a long term game or just something I wish I could be good at. Follow the advice and ideas in this audiobook and you'll be training into your 70s! Topics covered include: Having a training life Motivation Age versus talent Getting and staying fit Staying Injury Free... and much more The features in Zen Jiu Jitsu for the over-40s cover a lot of ground... Drilling and how it impacts your progress; promotions and their ability derail or support your game; nutrition tips; advice on training aids and resources.

©2012 Barry Crowther (P)2014 Barry Crowther

Narrator: Kirk Hanley
Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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Mind Hack Your Golf

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How would you like to take charge of your mind and play your golf on your own terms?  While most mental-skills guides for golf adopt a narrow focus on teaching skills that target performance, this audiobook uses a holistic approach and provides tools to organize your thinking. You will learn to direct your mind with focused purpose to help you achieve your goals. Mind Hack Your Golf explores the five Ps of a great golf mind: Preparation - focuses on building self-awareness as one of the essential key ingredients that will help you to develop the golf champion mind-set. Practice - introduces you to mindfulness practices, concentration techniques, self-talk, and imagery that helps to build your mental-skills tool kit. Performance - highlights the stages of skill development and the importance of managing your emotions so you can consistently perform without fail. Pursuit - explores the benefits of positive emotional states and identifies core values that build character while promoting enjoyment and success. Progress - promotes an action-learning approach that encourages you to keep things simple while focusing on specific aspects of practice. The tips, tricks, and strategies in this audiobook will provide a solid platform for you to create your own mind mastery. All you have to do is implement the tactics in this audiobook to take your golf game to the next level.

©2018 Dr Margaret Potter (P)2018 Dr Margaret Potter

Narrator: Xana Chambers
Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
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Success

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This book is a collection of intimate and sometimes shocking conversations about success. Each story will inspire, enlighten, and entertain you. In Success, not only did I seek to discover what motivates high achievers, but I also dug for the philosophies that lead to success. During these interviews, I asked uncomfortable questions that led to answers that often surprised even the athletes being interviewed, because it is the subconscious mind that drives most ambitious people to achieve. Each athlete came from a diverse background, but there were common themes that every reader can embrace and model in their own lives. A key takeaway was how each fighter defined success - often their answers contradicted societal norms. Jiu-Jitsu has often been used as a metaphor for life, but in these stories, you can replace Jiu-Jitsu with any ambitious pursuit - the lessons are universal. Get ready for an intense journey.

©2019 Chuck Rylant (P)2019 Chuck Rylant

Narrator: Pete Ferrand
Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
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My Story

9 ratings

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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of My Story by Steven Gerrard, read by Michael Ryan. Steven Gerrard is the former captain of Liverpool football team and of the England national football team and is the only player ever to have scored in a FA cup final, a league cup final, a UEFA cup final and a champion's league final. His entire career, since 1998, has been spent at Anfield with Liverpool. In this audiobook he charts his full playing career, shedding light on the defining games, his life off the pitch as well as the players and managers he's encountered. Explosive, controversial and searingly honest, this will be the last word from an era-defining player.

©2015 Steven Gerrard (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited

Narrator: Michael Ryan
Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
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Champagne Football

1 rating

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Brought to you by Penguin. The number one best seller! Over the course of 15 years, John Delaney ran the Football Association of Ireland as his own personal fiefdom. He had his critics, but his power was never seriously challenged until last year, when Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan published a sequence of stories in the Sunday Times containing damaging revelations about his personal compensation and the parlous financial situation of the FAI. Delaney's reputation as a great financial manager was left in tatters. He resigned under pressure and the FAI was left hoping for a massive bail-out from the Irish taxpayer. In Champagne Football, Tighe and Rowan dig deep into the story of Delaney's career and of the FAI's slide into ruin. They show how he surrounded himself with people whose personal loyalty he could count on and a board that failed to notice that the association's finances were shot. They detail Delaney's skilful cultivation of opinion-formers outside the FAI. And they document the culture of excess that Delaney presided over and benefited from, to the detriment of the organisation he led. Champagne Football is a gripping, sometimes darkly hilarious and often enraging piece of reporting by the award-winning journalists who finally pulled back the curtain on the FAI's mismanagement.

©2020 Paul Rowan, Mark Tighe (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Johnny Candon
Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
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Robbo: Now You're Gonna Believe Us...

2 ratings

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May 12, 2019... The final whistle blows at Anfield, and we have beaten Wolves two-to-zero, but I know that we have been pipped to the Premier League title on the final day of the season by our rivals Manchester City - despite our record league points total. The hairs on the back of my neck stand up as the fans defiantly sing "We Shall Not Be Moved". July 22, 2020... I watch Hendo dance and thrust the Premier League trophy into the sky at a near-deserted Anfield after a 15-month spell in which we have become European Cup, Super Cup, and, for the first time, World Club Cup winners. Robbo: Now You’re Gonna Believe Us... is the inside story of an unrivaled period in the illustrious history of Liverpool Football Club - as seen through my eyes. Taking you behind the scenes at Anfield and Melwood, I’ll reveal how it all happened - how doubters turned to believers - and brought the league title home after a 30-year wait. From the dressing room to the pitch, this is my story of our year to remember.

©2020 Andrew Robertson (P)2020 Andrew Robertson

Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
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The Ball Is Round

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The definitive book about soccer, from the author of The Games: A Global History of the Olympics. There may be no cultural practice more global than soccer. Rites of birth and marriage are infinitely diverse, but the rules of soccer are universal. No world religion can match its geographical scope. The single greatest simultaneous human collective experience is the World Cup final. In this extraordinary tour de force, David Goldblatt tells the full story of soccer's rise from chaotic folk ritual to the world's most popular sport - now poised to fully establish itself in the USA. Already celebrated internationally, The Ball Is Round illuminates soccer's role in the political and social histories of modern societies, but never loses sight of the beauty, joy, and excitement of the game itself.

©2006 David Goldblatt (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Liam Gerrard
Length: 38 hrs and 58 mins
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Jurgen Klopp

2 ratings

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Brought to you by Penguin. Updated to include the Champions League Victory 2019  “It is the intensity of the football, of how the people live football in Liverpool, all the Liverpool fans around the world. It is not a normal club, it is a special club.” Jürgen Klopp Jürgen Klopp is the charismatic German manager who single-handedly overthrew the accepted order in German football, taking Borussia Dortmund from nowhere to back-to-back Bundesliga titles and the Champions League final. He had long been admired in the Premiership and was finally wooed by Liverpool in the belief he could bring back the glory days to the Kop.  Klopp is revered as a master tactician with his own unique playing philosophies. He is loved by his players for his passion and man-management skills, and adored by fans for his charm, wit and exciting football on the pitch.  In 2019, Klopp cemented his name in the history books by returning Liverpool to Champions League glory. Here is the definitive story of Jürgen Klopp - the normal one - and his footballing genius.

©2019 Elmar Neveling (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Saul Reichlin
Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
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Pep Guardiola

10 ratings

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For three extraordinary seasons at Bayern Munich, Marti Perarnau was given total access around the German super club - to its players, its backroom staff, its board members and, above all, its manager, Pep Guardiola. In the follow-up to his critically acclaimed account of Guardiola's first full season at Bayern, Pep Confidential, Perarnau now lifts the lid on the Catalan's whole tenure in Bavaria. Pep Guardiola: The Evolution takes the listener on a journey through three action-packed seasons as Bayern smashed domestic records yet struggled to emulate that dominance in Europe, analysing Guardiola's management style through key moments on and off the field. Perarnau reveals how Guardiola improved as a manager at Bayern despite failing to land the ultimate prize in European football, examines his decision to leave Germany to take up the challenge at Manchester City and how his managerial style will continue to evolve in the Premier League. This is more than the story of three seasons with one of the biggest clubs in the game. It is a portrait and analysis of a manager and the footballing philosophies that have beguiled the world.

©2016 Marti Perarnau (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Thomas Judd
Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
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The Real Madrid Way

1 rating

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Real Madrid is the most successful sports team on the planet. The soccer club has more trophies than any other sports team, including 11 UEFA Champions League trophies. However, the story behind the triumph goes beyond the players and coaches. Generally unnoticed, a management team consisting mostly of outsiders took the team from near bankruptcy to the most valuable sports organization in the world. How did Real Madrid achieve such extraordinary success? Columbia Business School adjunct professor Steven G. Mandis investigates. Given unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, Mandis is the first researcher to rigorously analyze both the on-the-field and business aspects of a sports team. What he learns is completely unexpected and challenges the conventional wisdom that moneyball-fueled data analytics are the primary instruments of success. Instead, Real Madrid's winning formula both on and off the field, from player selection to financial management, is based on aligning strategy with the culture and values of its fan base. Chasing the most talented (and most expensive) players can be a recipe for a winning record, but also financial disaster, as it was for Real Madrid in the late 1990s. Real Madrid's management believes that the club exists to serve the Real Madrid community.

©2016 Steven G. Mandis (P)2017 Tantor

Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
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The Billionaires Club

1 rating

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Once upon a time football was run by modest local businessmen. Today it is the plaything of billionaire oligarchs, staggeringly wealthy from oil and gas, from royalty, or from murkier sources. But who are these new masters of the universe? Where did all their money come from? And what do they want with our beautiful game? In The Billionaires Club James Montague delves deeper than anyone else has dared, to tell this story for the first time. It is part history of club ownership, part in-depth investigation into the money and influence that connects the super-rich around the globe, and part travel book as he crosses national boundaries in an attempt to reveal the real force behind modern-day football. Whilst almost always cloaked in secrecy, the billionaire owner has to raise his head above the bunker when it comes to football ownership - a rare Achilles heel that allows access to worlds normally off limits for journalists and outsiders. And so Montague criss-crosses the world - from Dhaka to Doha, from China to Crewe, from St Louis to London, from Bangkok to Belgium - to profile this new elite, their network of money and their influence that defies geographic boundaries. At its heart The Billionaires Club is a football book, about some of the biggest clubs in the world. But it is also about something bigger: the world around us, the global economy, where the world is headed and how football has become an essential cog in this machine.

©2017 James Montague (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Damian Lynch
Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
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Alex Ferguson

26 ratings

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Meet the man who helmed Manchester United for 27 years. A tour de force in the world of football, Alex Ferguson wrote this book for his fans, addressing personal feuds, triumphs and highlights of his life on the pitch. A must-listen for football fanatics around the world. Revised and updated with new material from the paperback edition. Includes a prelude read by Sir Alex Ferguson. Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson's best-selling autobiography has now been updated to offer reflections on events at Manchester United since his retirement as well as his teachings at the Harvard Business School, a night at the Oscars and a boat tour round the Hebrides, where he passed unrecognised. The extra material adds fresh insights and detail on his final years as United's manager. Both the psychology of management and the detail of football strategy at the top level can be complex matters but no-one has explained them in a more interesting and accessible way for the general reader than Sir Alex does here. My Autobiography is revealing, endlessly entertaining and above all inspirational. The reader James Macpherson most notably appeared in 'Taggart' as DCI Mike Jardine, and has also read the audiobook editions of Ian Rankin's Rebus series and Billy Connolly's Route 66.

©2013 Alex Ferguson (P)2013 Hodder & Stoughton

Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
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We Are Sunday League

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The Wizards FC was a team of former school friends who - with the help of a few star ringers - slogged their way through mud, skinheads, and Staffordshire bull terriers to win the Edmonton Sunday League. Team captain Ewan Flynn brings alive a world of young men giving it their all on sloping pitches a million miles from the glamour of the Premier League, and officials who volunteer to maintain some sort of order. Along the way, he charts the bittersweet stories of mates who brought success to the Wizards, despite suffering disappointment in their own all-too-brief professional football careers. It's a sometimes farcical, sometimes tragic tale of growing up in North London: family tensions, friendship, being a man, and seeing where your dreams can take you - even a Roy-of-the-Rovers rise to captaining your country against the world champions. Injuries on the pitch led the writer to many encounters with the surgeons' knife in order to keep playing. He shows how, once football has you, it never lets you go.

©2017 Pitch Publishing (P)2019 Ewan Flynn

Narrator: Martin East
Author: Ewan Flynn
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
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The Barcelona Inheritance

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From Cruyff's "Total Football" to the epic rivalry between Guardiola and Mourinho, a gripping chronicle of the rise and fall of Barcelona's dominance in world soccer. Barcelona's style of play - pressing and possessing - is the single biggest influence on modern soccer. In The Barcelona Inheritance, Jonathan Wilson reveals how and why this came to pass, offering a deep analysis of the evolution of soccer tactics and style. In the late 1990s, Johan Cruyff's Dream Team was disintegrating and the revolutionary manager had departed, but his style gave birth to a new generation of thinkers, including Pep Guardiola and José Mourinho. Today, their teams are first and second in the Premier League, marking the latest installment in a rivalry that can be traced back 25 years. The Barcelona Inheritance is a book about the tactics, the personalities, the friendships, and, in one case, an apocalyptic falling-out that continue to shape the game today.

©2018 Jonathan Wilson (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Charlie Anson
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
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I Think, Therefore I Play

13 ratings

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Andrea Pirlo is one of the finest footballers of his generation - a World Cup and Champions League winning playmaker who has redefined his position at the base of midfield, and one of the most deadly free-kick takers the game has known. This is his story, in his words. It is written with a level of humour and insight which confound his image as a dead-eyed assassin on the field of play. All the big names are in there: Lippi, Ancelotti, Conte, Maldini, Shevchenko, Seedorf, Buffon, Kaka, Nesta, Balotelli, Costacurta, Gattuso, Berlusconi and Ronaldo ('the real one'). But they're not always in their work clothes. We hear Berlusconi playing the piano and telling 'various types of jokes' at Milan's training ground. We see Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi drawing Nesta's ire as they take him on a mystery tour of the German countryside in a hire car days before a World Cup semifinal. And we smell the aftermath of Filippo Inzaghi's graphically described prematch routine. With the 2014 World Cup being his last international tournament, this is a timely salute to a special talent who may yet have one final chapter left to write.

©2014 Andrea Pirlo (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Ric Jerrom
Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
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Pep Guardiola

9 ratings

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This fully updated edition of the international best seller includes Pep Guardiola's Bayern years and his decision to join Manchester City. Pep Guardiola is the most successful and sought after football coach in the world. After being appointed first-team manager in 2008, he transformed Barcelona into arguably the greatest club side of all time, winning an unprecedented 13 trophies in four years. Following a shock sabbatical from the game, he replaced Jupp Heynckes at the helm of Bayern Munich at the start of the 2013-14 season, twice winning the Double in his three years in charge. He then announced that he would be joining Manchester City for the 2016-17 season, thereby beginning what could prove to be his greatest challenge yet: turning them into a team that consistently wins in the most difficult of leagues and a regular challenger in the Champions League...and doing it the Guardiola way.   Guillem Balagué has followed Pep's career from the outset and has had direct access to the man and his inner circle. This, then, is the definitive portrait of Pep Guardiola and his relentless pursuit of footballing perfection.

©2012 Guillem Balague (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
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My Turn: The Autobiography

6 ratings

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Johan Cruyff is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in football history. Throughout his playing career, he was synonymous with Total Football, a style of play in which every player could play in any position on the pitch. Today his philosophy lives on in teams across Europe, from Barcelona to Bayern Munich, and players from Lionel Messi to Cesc Fabrecas. My Turn tells the story of Cruyff's life starting at Ajax, where he won eight national titles and three European Cups before moving to Barcelona, where he won La Liga in 1973, his first season, and was named European Footballer of the Year. He won the Ballon d'Or three times and led the Dutch national team to the final of the 1974 World Cup, famously losing to West Germany and receiving the Golden Ball as the player of the tournament. While on the field Cruyff was in total control, off the field his life was more turbulent, with a kidnapping attempt and bankruptcy. After retiring in 1984, he became a hugely successful manager of Ajax and then Barcelona, where he won the Champions league with a young Pep Guardiola in his team. In 1999 Cruyff was voted European Player of the Century and came second behind Pelé in the World Player of the Century poll. In March 2016 Cruyff died after a short battle with lung cancer, bringing world football to a standstill in an outpouring of emotions. Johan Cruyff was a brilliant teacher and analyst of the game he loved, and My Turn is his legacy.

©2016 Johan Cruyff (P)2016 Macmillan Digital Audio

Narrator: William Brand
Author: Johan Cruyff
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
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Wenger

24 ratings

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In Wenger: My Life and Lessons in Red and White, world-renowned and revolutionary soccer coach Arsène Wenger finally tells his own story for the very first time. Wenger opens up about his life, sharing principles for success on and off the field with lessons on leadership, personal development, and management.  This book charts his extraordinary career, including his rise from obscurity in France and Japan to his 22 years at the helm of Arsenal Football Club.  Covers the years of controversy that led up to his resignation in 2018 and his current seat as chief of global football development for FIFA  Wenger offers studious reflections on the game and his groundbreaking approach to motivation, mindset, fitness, and the winning edge  Wenger popularized the attacking approach and belief that the game should be entertaining  Among the most successful managers of all time, Wenger, affectionately nicknamed "The Professor", has won multiple championships and run one undefeated and unmatched English Premier League season  This is a must-listen for Arsenal fans, soccer fans, athletes, trainers, business leaders, and anyone seeking the tools for success in work and life. It's the story of one of the most revered and successful coaches - and his tactics and vision - in the world's largest sport.  Makes a great gift for diehard soccer fans around the world. Add it to the audiobook "shelf" with books like Alex Ferguson: My Biography by Alex Ferguson, Beckham: Both Feet on the Ground: An Autobiography by David Beckham and Tom Watt, and Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success by Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty.   PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Arsène Wenger (P)2020 Chronicle Prism

Narrator: Arsène Wenger
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
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Bring the Noise

10 ratings

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Jürgen Klopp's coaching career began in the German second tier at the unfashionable club of FSV Mainz 05, whom he steered to the Bundesliga for the first time in 41 years. In 2008, he joined Borussia Dortmund, where he achieved back-to-back league titles and took the club to the UEFA Champions League final. He left Germany for one of the England's most challenging jobs: to manage Liverpool, a once-mighty club that had not managed sustained success since the 1980s. It was not a task for the fainthearted.  Anfield, Liverpool's home, is a temple to flamboyant attacking soccer powered by passion. In Klopp, Liverpool finally found a manager who embodied the essence of the club. Klopp is dynamic, expressive, restless, driven - he feels every move and play, every tactical shift, every contact on the field. His eyes betray a wild ecstasy and agony as his team thrives or falls. His game plan demands relentless commitment - the famous gegenpress - and he is one of the great personal motivators in all sport.  Raphael Honigstein, author of Das Reboot and Budesliga correspondent for the Guardian, has interviewed Klopp and followed his career since his early years, and better than anyone knows how to "bring the noise" to his subject. 

©2018 Raphael Honigstein (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Adam James
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
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Cristiano Ronaldo

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The definitive biography of Cristiano Ronaldo, named Football Book of the Year at the Cross Sports Book Awards 2016. Fully updated to include the 2017-18 season and Ronaldo's transfer to Juventus. Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest footballers of all time, a dream he pursued from the age of just 12 when he left his humble origins on Madeira behind. It wasn't long before he had the biggest clubs in Europe knocking on his door, but it was Manchester United who won the race for his signature. Under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson, Ronaldo developed into the complete footballer and athlete, winning three league titles and a Champions League along the way. He then became the biggest galáctico of them all when he transferred to Real Madrid for a record-breaking fee. Unprecedented success in the Champions League and a record-equalling five Ballons d'Or followed, before his sensational move to Juventus in the summer of 2018. Guillem Balagué, respected football journalist and expert on the Spanish game, provides the definitive account of a 21st-century footballing icon.

©2020 Guillem Balague (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

Narrator: Peter Kenny
Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
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Ultra

1 rating

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Italy's ultras are the most organised and violent fans in European football. Many groups have evolved into criminal gangs, involved in ticket-touting, drug-dealing and murder. A cross between the Hells Angels and hooligans, they're often the foot-soldiers of the Mafia and have been instrumental in the rise of the far-right. But the purist ultras say that they are insurgents fighting against a police state and modern football.  Only amongst the ultras, they say, can you find belonging, community and a sacred concept of sport. They champion not just their teams, they say, but their forgotten suburbs and the dispossessed. Through the prism of the ultras Jones crafts a compelling investigation into Italian society and its favourite sport.  He writes about not just the ultras of some of Italy's biggest clubs - Juventus, Torino, Lazio, Roma and Genoa - but also about its lesser-known ones from Cosenza and Catania. He examines the sinister side of football fandom, with its violence and political extremism, but also admires the passion, wit, solidarity and style of a fascinating and contradictory subculture.

©2019 Tobias Jones (P)2019 Head of Zeus

Narrator: Adam Bromley
Author: Tobias Jones
Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
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Klopp

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In the first UK-written book about this extraordinary football manager, life-long Liverpool fan Anthony Quinn has crafted a uniquely revealing love-letter to Jurgen Klopp.  In early March 2020 Liverpool was two wins away from an extraordinary achievement, on course for its first league title win in 30 years - since the heady days of Kenny Dalglish - and likely to seal it in the Liverpool derby against its great rival Everton. And all this an incredible two months before the season was due to end. Then, as we all know, the season was postponed. The architect of the club's great resurgence - including its 2019 UEFA Champions League win - has been Jurgen Klopp. In his personal love-letter to the man, Anthony Quinn, journalist, novelist and life-long Liverpool fan, has written an inspiring and affectionate portrait of this incredible German manager, who had performed a similar job at his previous club Borussia Dortmund, where he is still idolised despite his departure. Closely following the three-month break - the media, outreach and community work of Klopp and his Liverpool players during that time, including club captain Jordan Henderson - as well as their title-clinching return, Quinn offers a uniquely revealing and personal take on this long-awaited triumph. Less full biography and more love-letter, Klopp will also be, like Fever Pitch, a study of the author himself and of the universal appeal of sport, fandom and obsession.

©2020 Anthony Quinn (P)2020 Faber Audio

Narrator: Mark McGann
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
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Zonal Marking

17 ratings

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A mazy dribble through the recent history of European soccer, showing how shifting styles and influence have shaped the game. In the early 1990s, the Dutch footballing philosophy was worshiped across the continent. Then the baton passed to the Italians, who clearly boasted Europe's strongest league. But when France started winning everything at international level its national academy became the template for others, until suddenly, almost out of nowhere, Europe's most revered player and manager both hailed from Portugal. Next, Barcelona and Spain won everything during a very obvious four-year period of dominance, before tiki-taka's decline meant Bayern and Germany took control. Finally, Europe's most successful coaches found themselves competing in England, introducing a brilliant cacophony of styles to the Premier League. Zonal Marking is a glorious travelogue through soccer's triumphant styles and characters.

©2019 Michael Cox (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Colin Mace
Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
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Liderazgo [Leadership]

Summary

«Para aquellos interesados en temas relacionados con el liderazgo, con la gestión de equipos efectiva y con conseguir lo mejor de ellos o en aprender como inspirar a los que te rodean, este es un libro obligatorio.» (Daily Mirror) Sir Alex Ferguson es uno de los pocos líderes que verdaderamente conoce su materia. En sus treinta y ocho años dentro del mundo del fútbol, Ferguson ganó la impresionante cifra de 49 títulos y fue la pieza angular que convirtió al Manchester United en una de las grandes marcas del mundo entero. Liderazgo está estructurado alrededor de las claves estratégicas y de los valores fundamentales de la vida de Ferguson. Incluye temas que se asocian con su estilo de gestión: Disciplina, Control, Trabajo en Equipo y Motivación.  Pero también apunta temas que son menos obvios pero no por eso menos importantes en la búsqueda del éxito: Delegar, Análisis de Datos y Gestión del Fracaso.  Escrito junto con sir Michael Moritz, Liderazgo es un libro honesto, repleto de sentido común, humor y perspicacia que te ayudará a convertirte en un mejor líder.  Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.  

©2015 Alex Ferguson y Michael Moritz; 2016, de la traducción: Enrique Alda; 2020, Roca Editorial de Libros (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
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Luka Modric

1 rating

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In his first and only autobiography, Real Madrid galáctico and Croatian legend Luka Modric tells the story of his incredible journey from a childhood in war-torn Yugoslavia to becoming a serial Champions League winner and the most celebrated footballer in the world. In 2018, Luka Modric made football history with an unprecedented feat - winning all four of the most prestigious football awards in the same year: the Golden Ball at the World Cup in Russia, FIFA’s The Best Men's Player, UEFA Men’s Player of the Year and the Ballon d’Or. The same year, as the team captain he led Croatia to the silver medal at the World Cup.   In this, his never-before-told life story, Luka reveals details from his childhood in war-torn Yugoslavia, describes his beginnings as a football player, unveils the background of key moments at Dinamo Zagreb, Spurs and Real Madrid, and brings you his personal account of his career peak - Croatia’s dramatic path to the spectacular World Cup Final. What were his thoughts during decisive matches? What was his relationship with key players and coaches? What is the inner determination that keeps him striving on the pitch?  Globally renowned as a visionary playmaker and midfield maestro, Luka Modric was born with the ambition to prove himself and to lead. From his humble and hard-working origins, through grit and persistence, he has faced down everyone who doubted him and reached the heights of world football. His life story is a true inspiration.

©2020 Luka Modric and Robert Matteoni (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Author: Luka Modric
Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
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Forward

26 ratings

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Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. Named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people of 2015, the iconic soccer player captured the nation's heart when she led her team to its recent World Cup championship. Admired for her fearlessness and passion, Abby is a vocal advocate for women's rights and equal opportunity, pushing to translate the success of her team to the real world. She has become a heavily requested speaker to a wide a range of audiences, from college students to executives at Fortune 500 companies. In Forward, Abby recounts her own decisions, wins, and losses and the pivotal moments that helped her become the world-class athlete and leader she is today. Wambach's book goes beyond the soccer field to reveal a soulful person grappling with universal questions about how we can live our best lives and become our truest selves. Written with honesty and heart, Forward is an inspiring blueprint for individual growth and a rousing call to action.

©2016 Abby Wambach (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Abby Wambach
Author: Abby Wambach
Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
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The Secret Player

Summary

For those who enjoyed I Am the Secret Footballer, this new book delivers hard-hitting insights into the hidden world of professional football and footballers. In the vein of Hotel Babylon and Confessions of a GP, The Secret Player will fascinate football fans with its wealth of insider knowledge and willingness to talk, albeit anonymously, about the inner workings of the game. Based on the hugely popular 'The Player' columns in FourFourTwo magazine, the book gives a warts-and-all insight into the daily life of professional footballers. Month by month, it chronicles the oscillating rhythms of the season, from the trudge of pre-season to the 'squeaky-bum time' of promotion and relegation. The player himself has played at all levels of English football - from Premier League to a season of non-League - and represented England.

©2013 Anonymous (P)2013 Headline Digital

Narrator: Jamie Parker
Author: uncredited
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
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Soccer iQ (2 Book Series)

2 ratings

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Amazon's top two soccer-coaching books have been combined to create one amazing audiobook! Soccer iQ Vol. 1 is an Amazon best seller and an NSCAA Soccer Journal Top 5 Book of the Year! Football.com rated these books number one and number two in its list of the Top 14 Soccer Books for Players and Coaches! In a world saturated with books about how to coach soccer, Dan Blank finally gives players two books on how to think it. Standing on two decades of collegiate coaching experience, Blank has cataloged soccer's most common mistakes and provides simple, connect-the-dots solutions to help players solve their soccer problems. Soccer iQ is soccer's first textbook for players; an almanac of smarter soccer decisions intended to flatten out the learning curve. It covers everything from hunting rebounds to the value of the toe-ball; from playing in the rain to the world's dumbest foul. Blank tells his story from the familiar and humorous voice of a coach who has endured years of stress at the hands of his players. Written in plain-spoken language, Soccer iQ is an easy listen and a quick fix to the most common, yet critically important soccer problems. Vol. 2 picks up where Vol. 1 left off, providing even more valuable soccer nuggets for aspiring players.

©2013 Dan Blank (P)2016 Dan Blank

Narrator: Don Bratschie
Author: Dan Blank
Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
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Rookie

1 rating

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Coach Dan Blank once again over-delivers for listeners with another essential how-to book for college-bound soccer players. Written in the same plainspoken tone that shot Soccer IQ to best-seller status, Rookie is more conversation than book. It gives rising college freshmen a revealing preview of life as a college soccer player and provides them with a wealth of survival tips for making the most of their debut seasons. Rookie covers topics that incoming freshmen will be starved to learn, including a remarkably clear-cut strategy for earning playing time.

©2014 Dan Blank (P)2016 Dan Blank

Narrator: Don Bratschie
Author: Dan Blank
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
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The Club

8 ratings

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This is a sports and business tale of how money, ambition, and 25 years of drama remade an ancient institution into a 21st-century entertainment empire. No one knew it when their experiment began, but without any particular genius or acumen, the motley cast of billionaires and hucksters behind the modern Premier League struck gold. Pretty soon, everyone wanted to try their luck, from Russian oligarchs to Emirati sheikhs, American tycoons, and Asian Tiger titans. Some succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Some lost everything. Today, players are sold for tens of millions, clubs are valued in the billions, and games are beamed out to nearly 200 countries, all while the league struggles to preserve its English soul. Deeply researched and drawing on 100 exclusive interviews, including the key decision makers at every major English team, The Club is the definitive and wildly entertaining narrative of how the Premier League took over the world.

©2018 Joshua Robinson and Jonathan Clegg (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Shaun Grindell
Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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When Nobody Was Watching

2 ratings

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From the celebrated star of the US Women's National Soccer Team, an inspiring, uplifting, and candid memoir of how she got there. In 2015, the US Women's National Soccer Team won its first FIFA championship in 16 years, culminating in an epic final game that electrified soccer fans around the world. It featured a gutsy, brilliant performance by team captain and midfielder Carli Lloyd, who made history that day, scoring a hat trick - three goals in one game - during the first 16 minutes. But there was a time when Carli almost quit the sport. In 2003 she was struggling, her soccer career at a crossroads. Then she found a trusted trainer, James Galanis, who saw in Carli a player with raw talent, skill, and a great dedication to the game. What Carli lacked were fitness, mental toughness, and character. Together they set to work, training day and night, fighting, grinding it out. No one worked harder than Carli. And no one believed in her more than James. Despite all the naysayers, the times she was benched, moments when her self-confidence took a nosedive, she succeeded in becoming one of the best players in the world. This candid reflection on a remarkable turnaround will take listeners inside the women's national team and inside the head of an athlete who willed herself to perform at the highest levels of competition.

©2016 Carli Lloyd (P)2016 Random House Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
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I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic

11 ratings

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'Guardiola has no balls. He drove me like a Fiat...I'm a Ferrari', Zlatan Ibrahimovic - professional football's most mercurial player, Swedish national hero, tabloid fixture, fashion icon, modern-day philosopher and black belt in Taekwondo. Born to a Muslim father from Bosnia, and a Catholic mother from Croatia, Zlatan recounts his extraordinary life story, from his poverty-stricken upbringing as an immigrant in Malmö, Sweden, to becoming one of the world's most sought-after and expensive players, gracing Europe's finest clubs, from Ajax to Juventus, Internazionale to Barcelona, Milan to Paris Saint-Germain, and now Manchester United. I Am Zlatan reveals a rare and ferocious intelligence, willpower and God-given talent most recently exhibited when Zlatan scored all four goals for Sweden in a 4-2 victory against England. His fourth goal, a 30-yard overhead kick with his back to goal is widely regarded as one of the greatest goals of all time. The BBC described it as a goal that 'combined unfathomable imagination and expert technique'.

©2013 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (P)2016 Penguin Books Ltd.

Narrator: James Hillier
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
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Red Card

1 rating

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The story of FIFA's fall from grace has it all: power, betrayal, revenge, sports stars, hustlers, corruption, sex and phenomenal quantities of money, all set against exotic locales stretching from Caribbean beaches to the formal staterooms of the Kremlin and the sun-blasted streets of Doha, Qatar. In Red Card, investigative journalist Ken Bensinger takes a journey to FIFA's dark heart. He introduces the flamboyant villains of the piece - the FIFA kingpins who flaunted their wealth in private jets and New York's grandest skyscrapers - and the dogged team of American FBI and IRS agents, headed by attorney general Loretta Lynch, who finally brought them to book. Providing fresh insights on a scandal which has gripped the world, he shows how greed and arrogance brought down the most powerful institution in sporting history. A wild, gritty, gripping, and at times blackly comic story, Red Card combines world-class journalism with the pace of a thriller. Red Card (filmed as Houses of Deceit) will be a major film, produced by Pearl Street Films, the production company owned by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

©2018 Ken Bensinger (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Mike Capozzola
Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Brave New World

3 ratings

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The exclusive behind-the-scenes story of the Mauricio Pochettino revolution at Spurs, told in his own words. Since joining the club in 2014, Mauricio Pochettino has transformed Tottenham from underachievers into genuine title contenders. In the process, he has marked himself out as one of the best young managers in the world, more than holding his own against the Premier League's established heavyweights. He has done so by promoting an attacking, pressing style of football and by nurturing homegrown talent, fully endearing himself to the Spurs' faithful along the way. Guillem Balagué was granted unprecedented access to Pochettino and his backroom staff for the duration of the 2016-17 season, and he has therefore been able to draw on extensive interview material with Pochettino, his family, his closest assistants, players such as Dele Alli and Harry Kane and even a very rare conversation with Daniel Levy to tell the manager's story in his own words. From Pochettino's early years as a player and coach to his transformation of Tottenham into one of the best teams in England, this audiobook uniquely reveals the inner workings of the man and of his footballing philosophy. It also lays bare what it takes to run a modern-day football team competing at the highest level over the course of a single campaign. The result is the most comprehensive and compelling portrait of a manager and of a club in the Premier League era. Read by Piers Hampton. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Guillem Balague (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

Narrator: Piers Hampton
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
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Pep Confidential

5 ratings

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Martí Perarnau was given total access to Bayern Munich during season 2013-14. This audiobook represents the first time in the modern era that a writer has got this close to one of the elite teams of world football. At the invitation of Pep Guardiola, he shadowed the Catalan, his staff and his superstar players during training and on matchdays. Bayern smashed domestic records on their way to the double, but were humiliated by Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final. Perarnau was with them every step of the way. Perarnau is with Guardiola as he is courted by the world's greatest clubs during his sabbatical in New York. We hear Guardiola explain in detail the radical tactical moves which transform Bayern's season and reprogramme the players who will win the World Cup with Germany. Perarnau talks exclusively and in fascinating detail with players such as Arjen Robben, Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Thiago Alcântara and Bastian Schweinsteiger. Pep Confidential is much more than the story of a season it is also a lasting portrait of one of the greatest coaches in sport.

©2014 Marti Perarnau (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Thomas Judd
Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
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How to Watch Soccer

4 ratings

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Ruud Gullit knows better than anyone else that to understand soccer you have to understand strategy. When he started playing soccer, his only "strategy" was to get the ball, outrun everyone else to the other end of the field, and score. At first it served him well, but as he advanced through the sport, he learned that it takes much more than speed to make a winning team. He worked his way from the Dutch junior leagues all the way to the legendary AC Milan, eventually retiring from the field to be a trainer, then a manager, and finally a commentator. Each step came with its own lessons, and its own unique perspective on the game. Having looked at soccer through just about every lens possible, Gullit is now sharing his own perspective. Most spectators simply watch the ball, but in How to Watch Soccer, Gullit explains how to watch the whole game. He shows how every part of a match, from formations to corner kicks, all the way down to what the players do to influence the referees, is important. This exhaustive guide will change the way even the most die-hard fan watches the beautiful game.

©2016 Ruud Gullit; translation copyright 2016 by Sam Herman (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Shaun Grindell
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Masters of Modern Soccer

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In Masters of Modern Soccer, Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl asks: How do some of the game's smartest figures master the craft of soccer? By profiling players in every key position (American phenomenon Christian Pulisic, Mexican superstar Javier "Chicharito" Hernández, Belgium's Vincent Kompany, Spain's Xabi Alonso, Germany's Manuel Neuer) and management (Belgium coach Roberto Martínez and Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc), Wahl reveals how elite players and coaches strategize on and off the field and execute in high pressure game situations. Masters of Modern Soccer is the definitive thinking fan's guide to modern soccer. For a supporter of any team, from the US national teams to Manchester United, or any competition, from Mexico's Liga MX to the World Cup, this book reveals what players and managers are thinking before, during, and after games and delivers a true behind-the-scenes perspective on the inner workings of the sport's brightest minds. America's premier soccer journalist, Grant Wahl, follows world-class players from across the globe examining how they do their jobs. This access imbues Masters of Modern Soccer with deep insight from the players on how goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and forwards function individually and as a unit to excel and win. Wahl also shadows a manager and director of soccer as they juggle the challenges of coaching, preparation, and the short- and long-term strategies of how to identify and acquire talent and deploy it on the field. A book that will stand the test of time, Masters of Modern Soccer is the most in-depth analysis of the craft of soccer ever written for the American fan. For any fan, player, coach, or sideline enthusiast, this book will change the way they watch the game.

©2018 Grant Wahl (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: Grant Wahl
Author: Grant Wahl
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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The Football Ramble

3 ratings

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Lovers of football: pour yourself a cuppa, pull up your armchairs and prick up your ears. This is the audiobook experience you have been looking for. Downloaded over 10 million times a year, The Football Ramble podcast has established itself as the essential independent voice of football punditry. The weekly podcast has resonated with supporters around the world, and their sold-out live shows have been a massive hit with supporters. This audiobook is a collaboration by all four presenters and tackles the real issues from fans you won't see or hear on Sky Sports - or anywhere else, for that matter. From the weird and wonderful, from the Alan Pardew to the Kevin Keegan, the Ramble has it covered. Putting all aspects of the game under the microscope, this book is a timely reminder of why we just can't take our minds off football.

©2016 Marcus Speller. Pete Donaldson. Luke Aaron Moore. Jim Campbell. (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

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Why Soccer Matters

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Soccer. Football. The beautiful game. The world’s most popular sport goes by many names, but for decades, fans have agreed on one thing: the greatest player of all time was Pelé. Now the legendary star, ambassador, and humanitarian shares a global vision for what soccer can accomplish. Now he shares his story, his experience, and his insights on the game for the very first time. Before Messi, before Ronaldo, before Beckham, there was Edson Arantes do Nascimento - known simply as Pelé. A national treasure, he created pure magic with his accomplishments on the field: an unprecedented three World Cup championships and the all-time scoring record, with 1,283 goals in his twenty year career. Now, with the World Cup returning after more than sixty years to Brazil - the country often credited with perfecting the sport - soccer has a unique opportunity to encourage change on a global level. And as the tournament’s official ambassador, Pelé is ready to be the face of progress. For the first time ever Pelé explores the recent history of the game and provides new insights into soccer’s role connecting and galvanizing players around the world. He has traveled the world as the global ambassador for soccer and in support of charitable organizations such as Unicef, promoting the positive influences soccer can have to transform young men and women, struggling communities, even entire nations. In groundbreaking detail and with unparalleled openness, he shares his most inspiring experiences, heartwarming stories and hard-won wisdom, and he puts the game in perspective. This is Pelé’s legacy, his way of passing on everything he’s learned and inspiring a new generation. In Why Soccer Matters, Pelé details his ambitious goals for the future of the sport and, by extension, the world.

©2014 Pelé, Brian Winter (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

Narrator: Sean Pratt
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Messi

Summary

Updated to include the 2018 World Cup. 

The story of one of the greatest footballers of all time, Barcelona and Argentina's Lionel Messi. 

'I have seen the player who will inherit my place in Argentine football and his name is Messi.' (Diego Maradona)

Despite all the fame and adulation, remarkably little is known about Lionel Messi, the modest and intensely private footballing genius. Just how did the boy from Rosario, Argentina, become the world's greatest player? 

Guillem Balague has had unprecedented access to Messi's inner circle: his coaches, teammates and family. In addition, Pep Guardiola has provided exclusive analysis of the player. The result is an authoritative and compelling account of the wonderful mystery that is Messi.  

'I can tell my grandkids one day that I coached Lionel Messi.' (Pep Guardiola)

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site.

©2020 Guillem Balague (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

Narrator: Peter Kenny
Length: 24 hrs and 30 mins
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The Manager

1 rating

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From the post room to the board room, everyone thinks they can be the manager. But how do you manage outrageous talent? What do you do to inspire loyalty from your players? How do you turn around a team in crisis? What’s the best way to build long-term success? How can you lead calmly under pressure? The issues are the same whether you’re managing a Premier League soccer team or an FTSE 100 company. Here, for the first time, some 30 of the biggest names in soccer management reveal just what it takes. With their every decision, remark, skill, and success or failure under constant scrutiny from the media and the fans, these managers need to be the most adroit of leaders. In The Manager they explain their methods, give examples of lessons they’ve learned along the way, and describe the decisions they make and the leadership they provide. Each chapter tackles a key leadership issue for managers in any walk of life and, in their own words, shows how the experts deal with the challenges they face in an abnormally high-pressure environment. Offering valuable lessons for business leaders and fascinating behind-the-scenes insights for soccer fans, The Manager is an honest, accessible and unprecedented look at the day-to-day work of these high-profile characters and the world of top-level soccer management.

©2013 The League Managers Association (LMA) and Mike Carson (P)2013 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Kyle Munley
Author: Mike Carson
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Thou Shall Not Pass

Summary

Football is often romanticized as "The Beautiful Game". If true, then the game's centre-half might be considered as the unsightly pimple on the end of its otherwise perfectly formed nose. The stopper, the last line of defense, the big man with small ideas. The lump who lumps it. Thou Shall Not Pass (the title comes from a command England captain Terry Butcher would shout before every match) celebrates the football position where brutal characters are loved for their hard-hitting tackles and bruising mentality and yet laughed at for their apparent lack of skill. As well as covering the long and illustrious history of the centre-half, the book will take the listener into the muddy penalty area frequented by our protagonists, into their domain. The places they head the ball, the places they tackle, the places in which they will stop at nothing to stop a forward. What makes them approach the game the way they do? What makes them different from those whose sole purpose is flair? Packed with rich and highly entertaining anecdotes, the book will explore all aspects of the position and into the mentality of those who ply their trade there.

©2021 Leo Moynihan (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Shaun Grindell
Author: Leo Moynihan
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
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Leading

15 ratings

Summary

After an astonishing career - first in Scotland and then over 27 years with Manchester United Football Club - Sir Alex Ferguson delivers Leading, in which the greatest soccer coach of all time will analyze the pivotal leadership decisions of his 38 years as a manager and, with his friend and collaborator Sir Michael Moritz, draw out lessons anyone can use in business and life to generate long-term transformational success. From hiring practices to firing decisions, from dealing with transition to teamwork, from mastering the boardroom to responding to failure and adversity, Leading is as inspiring as it is practical and a go-to reference for any leader in business, sports, and life.

©2015 Alex Ferguson and Michael Moritz (P)2015 Hachette Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Fear and Loathing in La Liga

Summary

It’s Messi vs Ronaldo, it’s Catalonia vs Castilla. It’s the nation against the state, freedom fighters vs Franco’s fascists. It’s majestic goals and mesmerising skills, red cards and bench brawls. It’s the best two teams on the planet going face to face and toe to toe. It’s more than a game. It’s a war. It’s Barcelona vs Real Madrid.... Only, it’s not that simple. From the wounds left by the civil war to the teams’ recent global domination, historian and expert on Spanish football, Sid Lowe lifts the lid on sport’s greatest rivalry. Lowe has spoken to the biggest names and the forgotten heroes who defined their clubs. Men like Alfredo Di Stéfano and Johan Cruyff as well as the only survivor of the most politically charged game in history, the Barcelona striker who knocked Madrid out of the European Cup for the first time ever, and the president who celebrated his club’s defining moment by taking a midnight dip in the Thames. By exploring the history, politics, culture, economics, and language, while never forgetting the drama on the pitch, Lowe demonstrates the symbiotic nature of the relationship between these two football giants. In doing so he reveals the human story behind this explosive rivalry.

©2013 Sid Lowe (P)2013 Random House AudioGo

Narrator: Sid Lowe
Author: Sid Lowe
Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Maradona

Summary

Bloomsbury presents Maradona by Jimmy Burns, read by Paul Thornley. Anyone doubting that Diego Maradona was more than just a football player had only to witness the outpourings after his death on 25th November 2020. During his tempestuous life and career, he played for top clubs in South America and Europe, notably Napoli, where he became an adored hero and adopted son, and grew to be a legend in his homeland of Argentina after leading them to victory in the 1986 World Cup. Having gained access to his inner circle, Jimmy Burns traces Maradona’s life from the slums of Buenos Aires, where he was born, through his great years of triumph, to the United States from where, in 1994, he was ignobly expelled after undergoing a positive drug test. He also tells of his failed attempt to bring further glory to Argentina as coach in the 2010 World Cup, and ultimately, his tragic decline and recent death. Widely regarded as the best and most revealing account of the highs, lows, genius and flaws of arguably the greatest footballer of all time, this biography inspired Asif Kapadia’s award-winning 2019 film Diego Maradona.

©2021 Jimmy Burns (P)2021 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Narrator: Paul Thornley
Author: Jimmy Burns
Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
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Everything Your Coach Never Told You Because You're a Girl

3 ratings

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Written by Dan Blank, Everything Your Coach Never Told You Because You’re a Girl is one of the most inspirational stories ever written for the female athlete. Coaches and teams of all sports – from soccer to golf to equestrian – have embraced this book as the foundation for a new brand of female competitor. Everything Your Coach Never Told You isn’t a soccer book, it’s a life book filled with competitive lessons that most girls never get the chance to hear. The edgy and passionate voice of Don Bratschie makes this audio-book jump to life with stories of a small-college soccer team that refused to conform to the warm and fuzzy image of female athletes. Listeners will join their remarkable journey from doormat to champions and feel as if they are right there in the locker room on game day, listening to a coach driving them forward into battle.

©2014 Daniel Blank (P)2015 Daniel Blank

Narrator: Don Bratschie
Author: Dan Blank
Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Soccer Coaching: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Lead Your Players, Manage Parents, and Select the Best Formation

Summary

Ever get a little overwhelmed by trying to think of what to teach your team in practice? Wish you had a book that was a listen quick that doubled your confidence by pointing out the most important things to focus on with your team? Want to learn the number one thing to build the bond between you and a player that takes less than five seconds. Ever have difficult players or parent(s) of a player and wish you knew the steps how to handle them in a way that is a win-win for both parties? If any of these situations describe where you are at, you are not alone. Working with the directors of your club, managing the expectations of your players’ parents, and making an enjoyable experience for the players while also wanting to win is not an easy feat. I am impressed that you are taking up this sometimes thankless position as you are making a difference in your players’ lives, even if they do not verbally tell you. As the coach, you are the leader of the team and should lead by example. The harder you work, the harder your team will work. There is not a perfect way to coach and it normally takes time to find the style that works best for you and motivates your players. This book will help you in that process. This book is not intended to be a complete guide on coaching because if you have ever coached, you realize that everything to know could not be contained in one book. Other author’s tend to fill up their pages with coaching tips for various situations, but never really say which things to know are the most important and will make the biggest difference for your team. This book does exactly that. This book’s main aim is to point out and provide help with the most important areas for you, the coach, to succeed with your team. In an ideal world, you have an infinite amount of time to work with your players. However, we both know that you hardly get enough practices each year and the players’ attention spans can make the practices even more limited.  Therefore, this book details the most important 20 percent of coaching points to help you get 80 percent of the results. This book details various coaching styles, ways to get the team to respect you even more, and work hard for you. This book does not cover the technical aspects of soccer such as how to pass the ball, shoot properly, perform a foot skill. Other books in the Understand Soccer Series have been created to cover those subjects and are also available on Amazon.com.  Outcomes of applying the facts in this book: Have the terrific feeling where you are working with your players’ parents instead of against them. Know the advantages and disadvantages of the major formations to ensure that you are using the best formation for your team to win. Understand the #1 technique to make sure all your advice is followed and not just heard, which is a major struggle for most coaches.  Why does learning these things matter? Well, building your soccer knowledge grows your coaching confidence. Coaching-esteem is key for you, the coach, to build the belief in yourself to know how to handle the difficult situations that can arise when coaching.  It is time for your Soccer Coaching to reach the next level. Become the coach that changes every game from here on out and the coach whose team every player wants to be on.  Download a copy today by clicking "Buy Now"! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Understand, LLC (P)2019 Understand, LLC

Narrator: Dylan Joseph
Author: Dylan Joseph
Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Going to the Match

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A celebration of football by award-winning sports writer Duncan Hamilton.   A massive audience in sitting rooms, parks and pubs watched England in the 2018 World Cup. Yet as Duncan Hamilton demonstrates with style, insight and wit in Going to the Match, watching on TV is no substitute for being there.    Hamilton embarks on a richly entertaining, exquisitely crafted journey through football. Glory game or grass roots, England v Slovenia or Guiseley v Hartlepool, he delves beneath the action to illuminate the stories which make the sport endlessly compelling.   Along the way he marvels at present-day titans Harry Kane, Mo Salah, Kevin De Bruyne and Paul Pogba, reflects on sepia-tinted magicians Stanley Matthews, Jimmy Greaves, Bobby Charlton and Pele, and assesses managerial giants from Brian Clough and Jose Mourinho to Arsene Wenger and Gareth Southgate.   The odyssey takes Hamilton from Fleetwood to Berlin, via Glasgow and a Manchester derby, making detours into art, cinema, literature and politics as he explores the game's ever-changing culture and character.   The result, like the L. S. Lowry painting that inspired the book, is a football masterpiece.  

©2018 Duncan Hamilton (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Narrator: David Mounfield
Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
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The Boy on the Shed

1 rating

Summary

Shortlisted for the 2018 William Hill Sports Book of the Year   Today was his first climb to the top. He knew if he was there, watching, then she would never leave him. Her name was Bernadette, and he climbed the shed every day.  This is a not a football book, as such. Rather, it is a memoir by someone who happened to have superior ability at the sport during his formative years, which led him on a remarkable journey. Paul Ferris became a professional footballer and at the age of 16 was the youngest ever to play in Newcastle United's first team.  Coming from Northern Ireland and being a skilful winger with dancing feet, he was inevitably hailed as 'the new George Best'. But the story of his time in the game, particularly as a young player, is one of insecurity, injuries, uncertainty, fear and, ultimately, a failure to fulfil his hopes and dreams.  The book opens in Lisburn, near Belfast. The Ferris family are Catholics in a predominantly Protestant town at the height of The Troubles. Ferris relives his childhood and teens with brutal candour laced with black humour. The Boy on the Shed is a beautifully written account of a life, but it also lifts the lid on big personalities at Newcastle United. 

©2018 Paul Ferris (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Narrator: Ruairi Conaghan
Author: Paul Ferris
Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Neymar

Summary

Learn about the inspirational story of Neymar. One would think that the son of a professional footballer would inherit a paved road to success in the same sport. But, Neymar Jr.'s status as one of the best players in the world has not come without great sacrifice, persistence, endurance...and a lot of luck. He and his family have taken advantage of the big breaks which have come his way. By combining opportunity with the natural talent for soccer that he inherited from his father, he has risen to the ranks of the highest paid and best young soccer players the world has ever seen. Neymar da Silva Santos, Jr. was born in Mogi des Cruzes, São Paulo to Neymar Santos, Sr. and Nadine da Silva on February 5, 1992. Upon his birth, in order to distinguish him from his father, his father came to be called Pai which means "father." The son was called Juninho which means "junior." To the world, the son would become Neymar.

©2016 Benjamin Southerland (P)2016 Benjamin Southerland

Narrator: Chris Abernathy
Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Soccer Passing & Receiving

Summary

If you are not interested in passing around the other team or teaching others how to use the correct receiving form to build confidence, this audiobook is not for you. This audiobook is for players who need the tips, tricks, tweaks, and techniques to increase the number of defenders he or she can pass the ball around and receive passes easily to increase the number and quality of shots on net.  In Soccer Passing & Receiving, there are well over 100 tips for you, including how to pass and receive a pass with correct form, knowing what to do before receiving a pass, how to effectively shield the ball, and insights on effective crossing.    Often, coaches only emphasize the team's abilities while giving no time for the specific passing skills of each individual. It is just as essential to develop the players within the system as it is to strengthen the squad itself.    Who this audiobook is for:  The defender who lacks the confidence to play the ball to a teammate who is far away.   The midfielder who is unable to control the ball surrounded by so many players in the middle of the field.  The forward who constantly has defenders on them and needs to be able to shield the ball and receive with great scoring opportunities.   The parent who loves their child but hates to see them struggle with a lack of self-esteem from not being confident with the ball.   The coach who knows their squad can win if their players' passing, receiving, and awareness on how to outsmart defenders were improved through increased IQ.    Outcomes of applying the facts in this audiobook:   Learn how to correctly pass with the inside of your foot.  Determine how hard your passes should be while ensuring your passes aren't blocked.   Receive a pass to set yourself up to shoot or dribble.     It is time for the countless hours of practicing passing and receiving to finally pay off. Become the player, coach, or parent who changes every game from here on out. Pass around the other team today by clicking "Buy Now". PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Understand, LLC (P)2018 Understand, LLC

Narrator: Dylan Joseph
Author: Dylan Joseph
Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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The Age of Football

2 ratings

Summary

A monumental exploration of soccer and society in our time - by its preeminent historian. In the 21st century, soccer commands the allegiance, interest, and engagement of more people in more places than any other phenomenon in the world. David Goldblatt - author of the acclaimed, best-selling The Ball Is Round - charts the sport's global cultural ascent, economic transformation, and deep politicization. With breathtaking scope and unparalleled knowledge of the game, The Age of Football explores soccer's vital role in our social, political, and economic lives: its connections to social discord in the Middle East and political division in Europe; the reasons behind its surprising surge in popularity in China, India, and the United States; and its use (and misuse) in the global advance of equality and human rights. Goldblatt proves that whether you call it football or soccer, you can't make sense of the modern world without understanding its most popular sport.

©2019 David Goldblatt (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: David Goldblatt
Length: 24 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Cristiano and Leo

Summary

A Financial Times Sports Books of the Year  Cristiano and Leo is the fascinating account of the lives and rivalry between two of the best footballers to ever play the game, Ronaldo and Messi. The rivalry between Ronaldo and Messi has defined football to a generation of fans - everyone has an opinion on who is the greatest. Do you prefer Ronaldo, whose work ethic and physique have been honed for one purpose - scoring goals? Or Messi, whose superhuman natural talent means he can do the seemingly impossible with a football? Between them they have scored over 1300 goals, won the Ballon d’Or 10 times, and taken the beautiful game to even greater heights. But statistics alone cannot do justice to their skill, athleticism and dedication to stay at the top for so long of one of the most competitive sports in the world. Cristiano and Leo tells their definitive story, from children kicking a ball halfway around the world from each other to facing each other in the epic clash El Clásico, between Real Madrid and Barcelona. This is the essential audiobook to understand one the most compelling rivalries in sporting history.

©2019 Jimmy Burns (P)2019 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

Narrator: Simon Darwen
Author: Jimmy Burns
Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Inverting the Pyramid

5 ratings

Summary

"An outstanding work...the [soccer] book of the decade." (Sunday Business Post) Inverting the Pyramid is a pioneering soccer book that chronicles the evolution of soccer tactics and the lives of the itinerant coaching geniuses who have spread their distinctive styles across the globe. Through Jonathan Wilson's brilliant historical detective work, we learn how the South Americans shrugged off the British colonial order to add their own finesse to the game; how the Europeans harnessed individual technique and built it into a team structure; how the game once featured five forwards up front, while now a lone striker is not uncommon.  Inverting the Pyramid provides a definitive understanding of the tactical genius of modern-day Barcelona, for the first time showing how their style of play developed from Dutch "Total Football", which itself was an evolution of the Scottish passing game invented by Queens Park in the 1870s and taken on by Tottenham Hotspur in the 1930s. Inverting the Pyramid has been called the "Big Daddy" (Zonal Marking) of soccer tactics books; it is essential for any coach, fan, player, or fantasy manager of the beautiful game.

©2018 Jonathan Wilson (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Damian Lynch
Length: 18 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Soccer Sleep

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Have you ever wanted to know the secret to getting a great night’s sleep every night? Ever wonder what top soccer players do to get a restful night’s sleep before a big match? Want to learn the number one thing that is holding you back from waking well-rested and full of energy each day? If any of these situations describe you, you are not alone. Balancing everything can be difficult. Not enough sleep works against you and can make it even more difficult to succeed. There are certain sleeping habits that will lift you to great heights and ways to view sleep that will hold you back. Improving your sleeping takes time to find the key things that work best for you. However, this audiobook will reduce your time to discover those things that will ensure you become the most energetic player. This audiobook’s main aim is to provide help with important areas of sleeping. Ideally, you would have an infinite amount of time to sleep as much as you need. However, we both know that it is hard to find the time needed to sleep enough. Therefore, discover what makes the biggest difference for you to become a more effective sleeper even if you can’t get in a full seven to eight hours. Outcomes of applying the facts in this audiobook: Use sleep to become better than your competition. Learn how the top 10 percent of performers sleep and what ways of sleeping to avoid. Learn how to fall asleep in 5 minutes or less. Why does learning how to sleep matter? Self-esteem is key for you to build the belief in yourself to know how to sleep in a way that helps push you to become the star you want to be. After all, sleeping is not a subject taught in most schools and you spend up to 1/3rd of your life doing it. It is time for your soccer sleep to reach the next level. Learn what it takes to become the best sleeper you know. Buy your copy today! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Understand, LLC (P)2020 Understand, LLC

Narrator: Dylan Joseph
Author: Dylan Joseph
Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Soccer: How to Become a Better Soccer Player with These 10 Steps

Summary

How to become a better soccer player with these 10 steps.

©2018 Jeremy Rupert (P)2018 Jeremy Rupert

Narrator: Joseph Mitchell
Length: 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Soccer Shooting & Finishing: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Score

Summary

How defenses think and react during a game is not easily understood...or is it? Through countless hours of practice, training, and experience, soccer's elite have shown patterns of skills that lead to predictable outcomes - more goals, more assists, and more wins! The current soccer books on the market teach about general knowledge of infrequent game situations without the steps to score. This audiobook is for players who need the tips, tricks, tweaks, and techniques to reach 10 times the goals they score in a season. There are well over 100 tips to score. From 1v1/2v1/1v2/2v2s to five shooting techniques, heading the ball to rebounding, and turning under pressure to correct ball placement on shots, this audiobook will help make you the MVP goal scorer. When many coaches’ advice for scoring is to pass more, improve your conditioning, practice taking free kicks, and hope for the best, this book stands out on turning any player into an unstoppable goal producer. Learn what coaches do not teach, not because they don’t care, but because they just don’t know how to get a player to score consistently. Often, coaches only emphasize the team's abilities to pass and work as a unit, while giving no time to the scoring skills of each individual. Who this audiobook is for: The defender who gets a few chances to shoot or who wants to be a forward The midfielder who has had little success at shooting accurately The forward who doesn’t score two goals a game The parent who loves their child but hates to see them struggle with a lack of self-esteem from not being able to score The coach who knows their squad can score more if their players' shooting power, heading form, and awareness on outsmarting defenders were improved through increased IQ It is time for hours of shooting and finishing to pay off. Become the player, coach, or parent who changes every game from here on out. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Understand, LLC (P)2019 Understand, LLC

Narrator: Dylan Joseph
Author: Dylan Joseph
Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Cristiano Ronaldo

2 ratings

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Discover the Inspirational Story of Football Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo! You're about to discover the incredibly inspirational story of football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. If you're reading this, then you must be a fan of Cristiano, like so many others. As a fan, you must wonder how this man is so talented and want to know more about him. Cristiano is considered to be one of the greatest football players ever, and it's been an honor to be able to watch him compete throughout his career. This audiobook will reveal to you much about Cristiano's story and the many accomplishments throughout his career. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: Youth and family life Amateur career Professional career and personal life Legacy, charitable acts, and much more! If you want to learn more about Cristiano Ronaldo, then this book is for you. It will reveal to you many things that you did not know about this incredible football star.

©2015 Bill Redban (P)2015 Bill Redban

Narrator: Michael Pauley
Author: Bill Redban
Length: 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Soccer Tactics Bundle

Summary

Soccer Training Box Set (3 Books in 1) Book 1: Soccer Mental Toughness The mark of the very best players is that they have the mental toughness to overcome moments of adversity. To accept that there are times when matters do not pan out as they hope, and having accepted them, move on without allowing their confidence to drop. Call it resilience, spirit, mental strength or whatever, without a doubt such a mindset is as crucial as having the skills to play at the level to which we aspire. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...    Importance of Mental Toughness    Understanding Your Role in the Team    Getting Along with Your Team Mates    Difficulties on the Pitch    Overcoming Personal Difficulties    Improving Self-Discipline    Top Mental Exercises and Visualisations    Build a Personal Improvement Plan Book 2: Soccer Shooting Drills Go to almost any general compilation of clips online and the overwhelming majority will be shots – usually ones that lead to a goal. This book will provide a series of drills which will help coaches and players to become star shooters, leading to more goals, more wins and even greater joy at playing this most beautiful of games. Book 3: Soccer Intelligence Intelligent people in whatever field they work know that simple works best. Soccer is, at its heart, a simple game. Pass the ball, move into space (where it is easier to control a pass and to deliver a return), move the ball on. When the chance arises, attempt to score a goal. If you are a defender, try to deny the other side space. A simple pass is easier to complete than a complex one. Intercepting the ball is easier than winning it through a tackle. Moving into space, finding a good angle and communicating well makes a pass easier to deliver for a team mate. Intelligence and simplicity are brothers to one another. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Kumar (P)2018 Kumar

Author: Chest Dugger
Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Chelsea FC Quiz Book

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Are you a true fan of the Blues? Do you follow every match? Have you picked up lots of little known facts about Chelsea Football Club along the way? Then the time has come to put your knowledge to the test with this fun and enjoyable Chelsea audio quiz book. Brand new for the 2014/15 season, you will be presented with 101 informative and entertaining trivia questions, all with multiple choice answers. With 101 questions, some easy, some more challenging, this fun and educational audio book will test your knowledge and memory of the club's long and successful history. It is packed with information and is a must-have for all loyal Blues supporters. You will be asked a Shed full of wonderful questions on a wide range of topics associated with Chelsea Football Club for you to test yourself. You will be quizzed on players, legends, managers, opponents, transfer deals, trophies, records, honours, fixtures, terrace songs and much more, guaranteeing you both an educational experience and hours of fun. Sample questions include:- Why do Chelsea wear blue? Who was the youngest ever goalscorer? What song do the players run out to? Who was the club's first foreign signing? Why you should buy this book Educational, enjoyable and fun, The Chelsea Quiz Book will provide the ultimate in entertainment for Chelsea FC fans of all ages, and will test your knowledge of Chelsea Football Club and prove you know your Chelsea trivia in this fun addictive quiz book.

©2014 Colin Carter (P)2014 Colin Carter

Narrator: Ian Barker
Author: Colin Carter
Length: 59 mins
Available on Audible
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The Football Men

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The great footballers and coaches are rarely glimpsed up close. They shield themselves from the tabloids, hide their personalities behind professionalism, and in the words of the cliche, 'do their talking on the pitch'. This book gets up close to them. The Football Men is not a series of celebrity profiles, and it doesn't attempt to unearth secrets in the players' private lives. Rather, it portrays these men as three-dimensional human beings. It describes their upbringings, the football cultures they grew up in, the way they play, and the baggage that they bring to their relationships at work. This multimillion-pound, multinational world is mostly inhabited by ordinary men. The profiles in this book are sometimes funny, but never breathless or sensational. Some of the profiles in this book are based on interviews; others are the results of time the author spent with that person; sometimes the profile is a story of a country. All are fascinating and shed light on their subject to reveal things you wouldn't expect. From one of the great sports writers of our time, this is a penetrating and surprising collection of articles on the figures that have defined the modern sporting world.

©2011 Simon Kruper (P)2011 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Colin Mace
Author: Simon Kuper
Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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The National Team (Updated and Expanded Edition)

1 rating

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The US Women’s National Soccer Team has won three World Cups and four Olympic gold medals, set record TV ratings, drawn massive crowds, earned huge revenues for FIFA and US Soccer, and helped to redefine the place of women in sports. But despite their dominance, and their rosters of superstar players, they’ve endured striking inequality: low pay, poor playing conditions, and limited opportunities to play in professional leagues.  The National Team, from leading soccer journalist Caitlin Murray, tells the history of the USWNT in full, from their formation in the 1980s to the run-up to the 2019 World Cup, chronicling both their athletic triumphs and less visible challenges off the pitch. Murray also recounts the rise and fall of US professional leagues, including the burgeoning National Women’s Soccer League, an essential part of the women’s game.   Through nearly 100 exclusive interviews with players, coaches, and team officials, including Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo, Heather O’Reilly, Julie Foudy, Brandi Chastain, Pia Sundhage, Tom Sermanni, and Sunil Gulati, Murray takes readers inside the locker rooms and board rooms in engrossing detail. A story of endurance and determination, The National Team is a complete portrait of this beloved and important team.

©2019 Caitlin Murray (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Andi Arndt
Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Men in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica

1 rating

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Soccer has been America's Sport of the Future since 1972. Propelled by the rise of the World Cup, Premier League, the glory of the United States Women's National Team, Lionel Messi's demigod-esque talent and repeat exposure to Cristiano Ronaldo's preening abs, that future has finally arrived. The Men in Blazers are two English-born, soccer-obsessed broadcasters who have savored the dizzying growth of the game along with millions of Americans, as if it was a rollicking, sporting telenovela playing out in real life. Written in such a way that fully immerses Americans in the history and culture of the world's game, their Encyclopedia Blazertannica relives the careers of such greats such as George Best, Maradona, Beckham...and Alexi Lalas. It examines fan culture, from the tactical variations of scarf tying, to the pathos of England's classic, yet doomed, World Cup theme songs, and explores the complex physics and ethics of both celebratory knee slides and fights between players, along with such burning questions as how professional footballers deal with hair loss. Any listener will feel as if they've had a front-row seat for the classic matches - seeing every dive and missed penalty kick, and hearing every vulgar chant - and will emerge with a deeper appreciation for the dodgy haircuts and ill-judged neck tattoos that populate world football. Includes bonus material exclusive to the audiobook: an extended clip from the Men in Blazers podcast

©2018 Roger Bennett, Michael Davies (P)2018 Random House Audio

Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Soccer Defending: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Stop the Other Team

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A player who could hardly defend. A bleak soccer future as a bench-warmer. An athlete who lacked confidence in their game.  Are you or a loved one enjoying soccer, but can’t stand not being confident on how to defend? Do you or a child have a problem stopping the team from shooting? Are you a parent or player that would love to stop the dribble of each opponent, but struggle even stopping the foot skills of one player? If any of these situations describe you, you are not alone. Coaches of soccer are good at having the team work together. Sadly, your abilities as an individual are often lost in the team’s tactics unless you are the star player on the team. The coach lets the best player do as they please but every other player must do their job, even though the coach may not always teach exactly how to do that job. This is great when you are the favorite player, but more often than not you are just existing on the field, and not really contributing to your team in the way you want to. Outcomes of applying the facts in this audiobook: Understand how to stop an attacker every time (plus a few mindsets to avoid). Learn the proper body positioning and placement in relation to the defender. Remove the toxic habits you need to break.  Why does learning these things matter? Well, building your knowledge grows your confidence. Self-esteem is key for any soccer player, and building the belief in yourself and your child will allow them to play to the level you know they can play. You may think those are all well and great, but how can a book really deliver on increasing the abilities of yourself, your son, your daughter, or your team? Why not just watch a YouTube video to see it too? Excitingly, this audiobook lays out step-by-step what you should work on and the most important keys to being able to perform on the field. Yes, other authors will give tips for various situations but never really say which things to know are the most important and will make the biggest difference in your game. This audiobook does exactly that. Also, though YouTube can be used to complement a book because videos show visual representations of the skills covered, each video is often unorganized and the order in which you watch the videos is not structured at all. This audiobook provides that structure to ensure that you are not just getting a little information in one spot and some knowledge in another without being able to understand the entire picture of how it all works together. It is time for hours of Soccer Defending to finally pay off. Become the player, coach, or parent that changes every game from here on out.  Please Note: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Understand, LLC (P)2019 Understand, LLC

Narrator: Dylan Joseph
Author: Dylan Joseph
Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Soccer Positions: A-Step-by-Step Guide About Each Player on a Team

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Ever wonder what all the positions are? Think you know every position and that an audiobook on positioning is unnecessary for you? Ever hear of a False Nine, a Wing Back, or what position that referred confused an Inverted Winger to? Have you ever wanted to learn the abilities needed by each player on the pitch including the position you play in now or potentially want to play in the future? Are you a parent that is a bit confused by the differences of each spot on the field that your child plays? Well, if any of these situations describe you, you are not alone. Coaches of soccer are decent at assigning positions such as goalkeeper, defender, midfielder, and forward in addition to whether that player should be on the left side, right side, or center of the field. Sadly, coaches do not often teach the more advanced positions and what each player in that role must do. It is all well and good if your team is consistently winning and outperforming the other team. However, if your team is not always winning by a few goals, the positioning could be upgraded to effectively use the skills of each player on the team. Outcomes of learning the positions explained: Understand some of the history on how positions came to be in the modern game. Learn the specialties of each role to determine your best fit on the field. Find the tactical position to take your team to the next level.  Why does learning these things matter? Well, building your knowledge grows your confidence. Self-esteem is key for any soccer player, coach, or parent and building the belief in yourself and your child will allow them to play to the level you know they can. You may think those are all well and great, but “how can an audiobook really deliver on increasing the positioning of yourself, son, daughter, or team?” “Why not just watch a YouTube video to see it too?” Excitingly, this audiobook lays out step-by-step what you should work on and the most important keys to being able to perform in each position. Yes, other author’s may glance over the different types of players but never describe and explain the exact role based on each team’s needs. Also, though YouTube can be used to compliment an audiobook because videos show visual representations of the positions covered, each video is often unorganized and the order in which you watch the videos is not structured at all. This audiobook provides that structure to ensure that you are not just getting a little information in one spot and some knowledge in another without being able to understand the entire positional picture of how each part works together. It is time for your knowledge of Soccer Positions to go to the next level. Become the player, coach, or parent that changes every game from here on out. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Understand, LLC (P)2019 Understand, LLC

Narrator: Dylan Joseph
Author: Dylan Joseph
Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Basic Soccer Drills for Kids

1 rating

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Are you looking to take your kids' soccer game to the next level? Check out this guide for youth soccer players (under 15 years) used by coaches, parents and players alike. Soccer is the most popular team sport in the world. It is perfect for kids to play. It is safe, simple, and the skills required can be easily acquired. Becoming an expert player requires high levels of dedication, natural athleticism, and innate skills. Any girl or boy can take to the sport and find enjoyment at their own level. It is for this reason that the game is escalating to such a rapid extent in the US. And it is why the need for coaches and players is growing continuously and rapidly. After all, who would not turn down the chance for their kids to keep physically fit, to allow their natural competitiveness to be channeled in an organized way, to be kept busy in a manner that is both productive and worthwhile? In addition to this, soccer develops dexterity, problem solving, collaboration, friendship, respect, self-discipline, team spirit, and sportsmanship. All of which are life skills that are best acquired young. But there is so much to learn for youngsters who wish to become soccer players at a good club level. Shooting, defending, pressing, passing, controlling the ball, the laws of the game (even professionals struggle at times with the offside law as do, it sometimes seems, the referees themselves). And more important than all of these, children must learn about the spirit of soccer. Fair play and the sportsmanship mentioned above. This is especially so for today’s youngsters facing all the pressures of growing up in a challenging world driven by the twin pressures of consumerism and social media. Here's what's included in this audiobook: The 7 different kinds of skills that kids need to learn in soccer How ball control skills escalate the level of your kids soccer game Six passing drills that will improve team cohesion quickly Offensive tips, tricks and drills that will make your team win Six drills that will make your kids get to defend in numbers and strength How to get kids to learn from the pros on TV Six drills that will make your kids get to defend in numbers and strength Five dribbling tips and drills that will make your kid stand out How the mental side of soccer will improve your kids social and life skills What parents must do during soccer practice and games Even if you've never played or watched soccer in your life before, you and your kids will gain a significant amount of knowledge from this audiobook!

©2019 Kumar (P)2019 Kumar

Narrator: Jamie McLean
Author: Chest Dugger
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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The Fall of the House of FIFA

4 ratings

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In 2015, FIFA - the multibillion-dollar governing body of the world's most loved sport - was brought down by allegations of industrial-scale bribes, kickbacks, money laundering, racketeering, and tax evasion. Beginning with early morning raids in Zurich and the indictment of 27 executives by the US Department of Justice, the rottenness at the core of FIFA seemed to extend throughout all of soccer, from the decision to send the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar to lesser known cases of embezzlement from Trinidad to South Africa. David Conn writes the definitive account of FIFA's rise and fall, covering in great detail the corruption allegations and the series of scandals that continued to shake the public's trust in the organization. The Fall of the House of FIFA situates FIFA's unraveling amid revealing human portraits of soccer legends such as Michel Platini and Franz Beckenbauer and features an exclusive interview with former president Sepp Blatter. Even as he chronicles the biggest sport scandal of all time, Conn infuses the book with a passionate love of the game, delivering an irresistible audiobook.

©2017 David Conn (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Author: David Conn
Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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In My Tribe

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In this riveting follow-up to the best seller Everything Your Coach Never Told You Because You're a Girl, Coach Dan Blank takes aim at the warm and fuzzy double-standard facing those who coach female athletes and reveals the philosophies and methods that sparked a culture of unapologetic competitiveness in a women’s college soccer team that won more games than it was ever supposed to win. In My Tribe is written specifically for coaches looking to develop a competitive culture within their teams and recounts the author's experience coaching a group of rebellious over-achievers, who became notorious for their commitment to extinguishing the spirit of their opponents.  In My Tribe details Coach Blank’s unconventional approach to culture-building, from selecting captains and indoctrinating rookies, to aggression, accountability, and self-governance. This book also includes a Tools of the Tribe section - specific exercises that helped to build a culture where teammates were ferociously loyal, where everyone was accountable, and where winning was the only acceptable outcome.    Written in Blank’s familiar, pull-no-punches style, In My Tribe speaks directly to coaches who strive to build a competitive culture that teaches girls to win, win big, and to never, ever apologize for it.

©2019 Dan Blank (P)2019 Dan Blank

Narrator: Don Bratschie
Author: Dan Blank
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Soccer Coaching Bundle: 3 Books in 1

Summary

This audiobook bundle includes three titles that will help your soccer skills: Soccer Analytics Soccer Drills Soccer Offense Listen to learn more about how to improve your soccer abilities....

©2018 Kumar (P)2018 Kumar

Author: Chest Dugger
Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Soccer Analytics

1 rating

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Do you love soccer and want to get better in a systematic manner? Or have you ever wondered how top-level coaches and players think about the game? This audiobook is your answer. Analytics are playing an increasing role in the world of soccer. The days of gut instinct representing the main tactic in a game are passing, and a more calculated approach is being applied to coaching and playing. This has the advantage of providing a secure base on which coaches and players can apply their bits of skill, their touches of magic that can turn a game. This audiobook will explain what soccer analytics are and how they work in a game. It will analyze different parts of play during a game and provide ideas and details around how analytics can improve a team during various passages of play. It will show it is possible to carry out analytics without recourse to expensive software and the kind of backroom team that is only possible in the higher levels of the professional game. Here's what's included in this audiobook: How analytics are used in soccer Team-formation analytics Attacking set-play analytics Defensive set-play analytics Player-performance analytics Player-injury analytics Player-combination analytics Scroll up and download now.

©2018 Abhishek Kumar (P)2018 Abhishek Kumar

Narrator: Jim Cassidy
Author: Chest Dugger
Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Inside FC Bayern

1 rating

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Christian Falk ist Journalist. Er ist Fußball-Reporter. Er ist, was den FC Bayern betrifft, ein Insider. Er nimmt die Leser erstmals mit hinter die Kulissen der Fußball- und Reporter-Welt. Die Generation um Schweinsteiger, Lahm und Podolski begleitet er so nah wie kein anderer. Von den ersten Schritten als Profis bis hin zum Weltmeister-Titel - und darüber hinaus. Falk gewährt einen Einblick durchs Schlüsselloch und lässt spüren, wie es ist, von Uli Hoeneß angebrüllt zu werden, Opfer der Scherze von Franck Ribéry zu sein oder mit Louis van Gaal Rotwein zu trinken. Neben neuen Enthüllungen und Insider-Geschichten kommen auch die Stars zu Wort.

©2020 riva Verlag (P)2020 riva Verlag

Narrator: Uwe Thoma
Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Jamie Vardy: The Boy from Nowhere

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Jamie Vardy, the free-scoring talisman behind Leicester City's Premier League champion title, has become a modern against-the-odds footballing hero the world over. Rejected as a teenager by his boyhood club, Sheffield Wednesday, Jamie thought his chances had gone. But from playing pub football and earning £30 a week at Stocksbridge Park Steels while working in a factory, his impressive performances and hard work saw him rise again. After successful spells at Halifax Town and then Fleetwood Town, he finally moved to championship team Leicester City. They gained their dream promotion to the Premier League, and after surviving relegation by the skin of their teeth came the fairy-tale season where a team arose together, and everything clicked. Vardy's incredible 22 goals, including setting the record as the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League matches, helped Leicester City beat odds of 5,000-1 to become champions. Defying all expectations, it is simply one of the greatest sporting stories of all time. 'Even now there are moments when I shake my head at the madness of it all - going from the factory floor and playing Sunday morning pub football with my mates to scoring for my country against the World Cup winners in Berlin. It's the stuff of dreams. It hasn't always been an easy journey; some doubted that I was capable, and at times I was probably guilty of not helping myself, but nobody can question my passion for football or my commitment once I set foot on the pitch. There is so much that people don't know, and I look forward to sharing all of that and more in what I hope will be an entertaining and inspiring story.' (Jamie Vardy)

©2016 Jamie Vardy (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

Narrator: Steven Kynman
Author: Jamie Vardy
Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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A Life Too Short

2 ratings

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Why does an international footballer with the World at his feet decide to take his own life? On November 10, 2009, the German national goalkeeper Robert Enke stepped in front of a passing train. He was 32 years old. Viewed from the outside, Enke had it all. Here was a professional goalkeeper who had played for a string of Europe's top clubs, including Jose Mourinho's Benfica and Louis Van Gaal's Barcelona. Enke was destined to be his country's first choice for years to come. But beneath the bright veneer of success lay a darker story. In A Life Too Short, award-winning writer Ronald Reng pieces together the puzzle of his lost friend's life. Reng brings into sharp relief the specific demands and fears faced by those who play top-level sport. Heartfelt but never sentimental, he tells the universal tragedy of a talented man's struggles against his own demons.

©2011 Piper Verlag GmbH, Munich. English Translation © Shaun Whiteside 2011 (P)2011 Random House AudioGo

Narrator: John Telfer
Author: Ronald Reng
Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Practice Soccer at Home

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Are you stuck at home or unable to get access to a soccer field? Are you worried about a lack of practice and reduced fitness? This book is your answer. Whether it's a pandemic caused by an extremely infectious pathogen or a harsh winter that causes 10 feet of snow to pile up on the soccer field, there are times when soccer takes a back seat. As we have discovered, soccer isn't more important than life or death, despite the claims to the contrary. So many coaching books require complex equipment, copious resources, and fantastic facilities. In writing Practice Soccer at Home, we are seeking to offer a guide for those times when we train alone, in our backyard, with little more than a ball and our immediate environment. Undertaking this additional work is important whether we are professionals seeking to perfect our technique at the highest level (why else would top professionals build home gyms into their luxurious houses?) or, more relevantly for this book, keen amateurs or youth players looking to develop our own game. With jobs to hold down, school to attend, and such, it is unlikely that, in the best of times, we will get more than two formal training sessions per week, plus a match at the weekend. Realistically, it is likely to be just one session. In order to maximize our potential, we must do some work on our skills and endurance alone. The most practical place for many of us is to undertake this training at home. Why get in the car to drive to the gym or park if we have a backyard we could use instead? The answer is, of course, what to do in the backyard and what to do it with! This book provides some answers to those questions.

©2020 Kumar (P)2020 Kumar

Narrator: Jim Cassidy
Author: Chest Dugger
Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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World Soccer Mastery Books

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What do Pearl Harbor, McDonald's, Graceland and a soccer game have in common?  The mind thinks between 60,000 - 80,000 thoughts a day. That's an average of 2500 - 3,300 thoughts per hour. Yet most of those thoughts happen unconsciously and dictate your behavior.  People act based on their unconscious habits and you end up: biting your nails while you wait for the next epiphany avoiding eye contact with the people next to you on the bus eating junk food to reward yourself for the hard work you have done Not all habits are bad, but a lot of them can be the reason why you are stuck in the same routine and making the same mistakes over and over again in your soccer game. Soccer is a game of habits. It´s as simple as 1+1. The right habits create players who win. And the wrong habits get punished once your opponent intercepts the careless pass you continue to make over and over again. Mastering your soccer game means stepping out of the hamster wheel you´ve been living in for years. If you want to instantly level up your game, all you need to do is follow the simple formula of strategies to improve your habits you never even notice. You will be speechless once you discover how you can improve your soccer skills while at work, while brushing your teeth, or while waiting for the bus. Mastering the most popular sport in the world requires more than using muscle strength and the right technique…a lot of people are not even aware of what part of their game they need to work on. Soccer is one of the fastest, most unpredictable and complex games in the world. Therefore, you have to make sure you always stay in control and think one step ahead of your opponent. You´ll discover: How a “happy meal“ turned into a horror meal for soccer players  The magical “hawk-eye” of soccer to prevent failure  How numbers rule the game  Which tool your coach uses to predict the game (one hint: he doesn´t need to be a soccer expert)  How to be in the right place at the right time and turn a pass into a winning goal  The most overlooked factors to help you reach the next league  Why Sergio Ramos is the Real Madrid center back and how you can transfer this knowledge into your next game  Exactly what scouts are looking in a future World Cup player  How a mug and a toothpick can maximize your peripheral vision And much more. Even if you don’t plan to make it to the UEFA Champions League, you still want to be the best player on the soccer field. If you are passionate enough about the game, you don´t want to trust your gut when it comes to the next match and you want to ensure that you are taking the right steps to move your game to the next level... ...then get this audiobook now!

©2019 Kumar (P)2019 Kumar

Narrator: Jim Cassidy
Author: Chest Dugger
Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
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Create a World Class Soccer Defense

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Do you want to learn the keys to improving your defensive game? Or looking for ways to solidify your team's defense? This audiobook is your answer. As was said by a great soccer manager, "Offense wins games; defense wins titles." This is the case with every level of the professional and amateur game in all countries across the globe. Although there is a correlation between scoring the most goals and winning leagues, it does not seem to be quite as strong as having a watertight defense. So, we might conclude that while scoring goals thrills the crowd and helps a team to win, to be a champion, it is even more important that the defense is as strong as it can possibly be. We hope that we have made our case. Defense is key to a team’s success. But there is another important reason for this coaching audiobook on a team’s defensive unit. We can coach attacking play; set moves, individual skills, and so forth can all help a team to create and score chances. However, goals often result from a touch of magic. The 30-yard screaming shot, the piece of dribbling brilliance, the through pass hit with precision and vision. These are hard attributes to train. Or they can result from an error by the opposition. A mishit clearance, a goalkeeping mistake, a positional defect or communication lapse. Consistent training and coaching can make a bigger impact with defense than can be with offensive players. Movement that becomes second nature, knowledge, technique, experience, and positional awareness - allied to teamwork and communication - these are the elements that come together to produce a defense hard to breach. They are all factors which the coach can improve with their team through drills and team and individual coaching. It is true, if not often said, that attackers thrill the crowd while defenders win matches, at whatever level we play the game, from professional to Under 10 teams playing on a Sunday morning. And it is there, with the match winning defense, that a coach earns his salt. Here's what's included in this audiobook: The four elements of a soccer game and how to defend in each of them Which defensive system is better? Man to man or zonal? The answer may surprise you The most efficient drills to organize your team for set pieces Nine different defensive formations with drills to incorporate each in your team How three-v-two drills are powerful methods to improve with transition in defensive Individual goalkeeping drills and strategies to improve positioning, communication, and timing The two qualities of a great defender and drills to improve them Even if you're a die-hard center forward who believes that all 11 players should attack the opposition goal all day, you'll gain a lot from this audiobook.

©2019 Kumar (P)2019 Kumar

Narrator: Jamie McLean
Author: Chest Dugger
Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
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Soccer Drills: A 100 Soccer Drills to Improve Your Skills, Strategies and Secrets

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Are you ready to take your soccer game to the next level? Or just looking for ways to improve your team? This audiobook can help solve your problems. Whether known as football or, as in the US, soccer; the ‘beautiful game’ is the most popular sport in the world. The best players earn millions of dollars per year, and the greatest clubs are icons in their regions. Children love putting down a couple of jerseys and having a kick around. Globally, it is the team sport that has the greatest public participation and, at the highest level - such as the World Cup, top leagues and cup finals - matches are watched live by tens of thousands of cheering fans. Support is only limited by stadium size, with tens or even hundreds of millions following their team on TV. It is therefore no surprise that so many people love to play the game, and want to become better at it. Youngsters dream of becoming the next Pele, Messi, Maradona or Ronaldo. This book offers coaches and players insight into how to become a better soccer player. There are chapters on the role of the individual in this team game, and the role of the team in a sport lit up by the brilliance of individuals.   There are drills included to help the player and his side. Indeed, it is drills that lead to players becoming experts, and as good as they can be. Drills take the individual components of soccer and allow practice in a pressure-free, or pressure-controlled, environment. Imagine that a game of soccer is like an English literature examination. For that test, you get taught the information you need to know; you practice using that learning in tests, discussions, and essays. You work on it on your own, making sure that your mind is fit enough to tackle the challenge of the final exam. What you very much do not want is to be learning new concepts under the pressure of the examination hall. That is the place to show what you can do, not try out risky ideas.

©2018 Kumar (P)2018 Kumar

Narrator: Jamie McLean
Author: Chest Dugger
Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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The Second Half

10 ratings

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Narrated by Stephen Hogan and introduced by Roy Keane. In an 18-year playing career for Cobh Ramblers, Nottingham Forest, and Manchester United (under Sir Alex Ferguson) and Celtic, Roy Keane dominated every midfield he led to glory. Aggressive and highly competitive, his attitude helped him to excel as captain of Manchester United from 1997 until his departure in 2005. He played at an international level for nearly all of his career, representing the Republic of Ireland over 14 years, mainly as team captain, until an incident with national coach Mick McCarthy resulted in Keane's walk-out from the 2002 World Cup. Since retiring as a player, Keane has managed Sunderland and Ipswich and become a notably contrarian pundit for ITV. He is assistant (to Martin O'Neill) manager of the Ireland team. The TV analyst reflects the manager, the player, and the man himself, the unique Roy Keane - Keano. As part of a tiny elite of football players, Roy Keane has lived and experienced what very few people could ever imagine. His status as one of football's greatest stars is undisputed, but what of the challenges beyond the pitch? How did he succeed in coming to terms with life as a former Manchester United and Ireland leader and champion, reinvent himself as a broadcaster, and cope with the psychological struggles this entailed? This book is a personal odyssey, a blend of anecdote and reflection which re-evaluates the meaning of success. In following his personal struggle to reinvent himself, confronting a few demons along the way, The Second Half blends memoir and motivational writing in a manner which both disquiets and reassures in Roy Keane's original voice, in a stunning collaboration brilliantly captured with Man Booker Prize-winning writer Roddy Doyle.

©2014 Roy Keane and Roddy Doyle (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group

Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
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Gazza

1 rating

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Gazza's tears in the 1990 World Cup semi-final launched the boom of interest in football that continues to this day. Suddenly, Paul Gascoigne found himself the centre of attention in a way that only George Best and David Beckham have ever experienced. So much has been written about Gazza over the years, but he has said little - until now. For the first time, he talks in depth about the key events in his life: the injuries that threatened his career, what really happened when he was dropped from Glenn Hoddle's World Cup squad, his battles with alcoholism and other health problems, as well as his private life away from the spotlight. He also recalls the outrageous antics that have made the headlines, and discusses his hopes for his life after football. Gazza is loved by fans of the game throughout the country, and his autobiography is quite simply the most remarkable footballing story you'll ever read.

©2004 Paul Gascoigne (P)2004 Headline Audiobooks

Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
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Soccer Mental Toughness: Soccer Coaching to Improve Mental Toughness for a Winning Mentality

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Are you ready to take your soccer game to the next level? Improving your mental strength could be the answer. Things don’t always go our way. That is true in life, in our career, in our relationships and, of course, in sport. That sweet hit from the tee that lands perfectly on the fairway, and races on and on…and on, straight into the bunker. Or the day that our serve just will not function. Is there anything more frustrating than sending hit after hit into the net? Well, of course, there are many things harder to bear, but it doesn’t seem so at the time. Or the day we play the boss at squash, and aim to push him just so far before he defeats us with a series of devastating volleys and bias shots to the corner. Except, they just don’t come off, and we end up winning, knowing that the lift will continue to stop for us at the fifth floor, at least until next time. But these are all examples of individual sports; occasions where if things go against us it is only we that suffer, as annoying as that is. But in team games, such as soccer, we can end up letting down the entire team. Nobody wants to do that. Perhaps more significantly, we do not want the fear of that happening. Often it is the fear of doing something wrong, of making a mistake, of giving the referee a chance to award a penalty against us, that causes that particular disaster to occur. The mark of the very best players is that they have the mental toughness to overcome these moments of adversity. To accept that there are times when matters do not pan out as they hope, and having accepted them, move on without allowing their confidence to drop. Call it resilience, spirit, mental strength or whatever, without a doubt such a mindset is as crucial as having the skills to play at the level to which we aspire. Here's what you'll learn from this audiobook:   Importance of mental toughness Understanding your role in the team Getting along with your teammates Difficulties on the pitch Overcoming personal difficulties Improving self-discipline Top mental exercises and visualisations How to build a personal improvement plan Buy this audiobook now!

©2018 Kumar (P)2018 Kumar

Narrator: Paul Wilson
Author: Chest Dugger
Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
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Griezmann

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Passé au travers des mailles du filet de la formation française, Antoine Griezmann n'a jamais porté le maillot d'un club hexagonal. Jugé trop frêle, il a dû s'exiler en Espagne, à la Real Sociedad, pour accomplir son rêve de gamin et devenir footballeur professionnel. Désormais star incontestée de l'Atlético de Madrid et fer de lance de l'équipe de France, le meilleur joueur de l'Euro 2016 incarne la nouvelle génération bleue. A 26 ans, il a désormais la Coupe du monde 2018 en ligne de mire et, si sa carrière est loin d'être terminée, son histoire et ses 7 vies méritent déjà d'être contées.

©2017 Collot & Caioli (P)2020 Audible Studios

Narrator: Ronan Ducolomb
Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
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Robbie Fowler

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To Liverpool fans he was 'God', but Robbie Fowler has never told his full story - until now.  In Robbie Fowler: My Life in Football, Robbie takes us on a journey through the games that have shaped his career and thinking about football, from Hillsborough to Istanbul, via the cup treble, that celebration, all those goals, Houllier, Benitiez, Klopp and the rest.  Personal and revealing, Robbie's stories come from a life spent inside the game. He invites us inside the dressing room, sharing stories of legendary teammates like Rush, Owen and Gerrard, his love of the Kop, his greatest achievements and his biggest regrets - as well as the money, fame and hoopla that surround the modern game.  Discussing frankly his rise to football's top table, his struggles with injuries and retirement, as well as his feelings about the modern game, Robbie Fowler: My Life in Football harks back to a simpler time when fans and players shared the same story, and when the local boy really could dream of scoring a hat-trick for his home club when Saturday came.

©2019 Robbie Fowler (P)2019 Bonnier Books UK

Narrator: Luke Francis
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
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Grupo salvaje [Wild Group]

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El audiolibro que firma Manuel Jabois, Grupo salvaje, traza un recorrido por el madridismo de un niño gallego. No es algo casual, porque para Jabois el fútbol y la infancia van unidos. "Yo pienso que el fútbol es un estado natural de la infancia, algo irracional que mantener dentro de los cauces de la no violencia, pero esta tontería de felicitar al rival o concederle valor nunca la acabé de ver. Uno en la vida puede tener amigos de izquierdas y de derechas, casarse con mujeres del Atlético y hasta tener a un hijo del Barcelona, si la providencia es especialmente cruel, pero todo transcurrirá con armonía y piques sanos hasta que empiece el partido. El partido de fútbol pienso yo que es la infancia alocada, parcial y furiosa de quien patalea y llora. Ahí uno está defendiendo su parcela de niñez. "Yo quería hacer con los goles de Hugo Sánchez lo que después quise hacer con mi vida: detenerlos en el tiempo, congelar la felicidad y mantenerla envasada en la nevera para cogerlos cualquier día y abrirlos como si fuesen un helado. Me avergonzaba cuando mis padres abrían la habitación y me encontraban un martes por la noche dándole al play y escuchando aquello embelesadamente, tratando de sentir dos días después lo mismo: cazar el instante, y por tanto devolverme a esos pocos segundos en los que era feliz de una manera extrema y bellísima. "Levantó los brazos espasmódicamente y todo su cuerpecillo se agitó despacio. Luego se dio la vuelta, por fin, después de tantos años, y gritó '¡gol!' mientras nosotros, sentados, nos levantábamos a chocarle la mano por lo menos. 'Higuaín,' dijo antes de desplomarse sobre su silla para seguir viendo el partido, 'es el mejor.' Así que nuestro viejo era del Pipa y ahí teníamos uno de los milagros del fútbol: un anciano gallego devoto hasta no se sabía qué punto de un veinteañero argentino, un killer que había llegado a Madrid con pinta de luchador voluntarioso. "Al fin y al cabo es a las emociones antiguas a las que se les tiene más cariño, como hijos que le acompañan a uno desde niño. Lo sagrado del partido del Madrid permanece quieto como el primer día; como si, desde el primer partido, el Madrid solo hubiera jugado un primer partido tras otro. Y ese regreso perpetuo a lo que fuimos es un milagro en la medida en que uno siempre, pase lo que pase, es del Madrid como la primera vez." Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2012 Manuel Jabois Sueiro 2012 Libros del K.O., S.L.L. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Victor Manzur
Length: 46 mins
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The Farther Corner

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Widely regarded as one of the best football books ever written, The Far Corner was a vivid portrait of the sport in the North-East and of the people who bring such passion to it. Now, a generation later, Harry Pearson returns to the region to discover how much things have changed - and how much they have remained the same.  In the mid-1990s, Kevin Keegan brought sporting romance and expectation of trophies to Newcastle, Sunderland moved the the Stadium of Light backed by a wealthy consortium, Middlesbrough signed one of the best Brazilians of the era and won their first major trophy - even little Darlington had a former safe-cracker turned kitchen magnate in charge, promising the world. The region even provided England's two key players in Euro 96 in Alan Shearer and Paul Gascoigne - the far corner seemed destined to become the centre of England's footballing world. But it never happened. Using travels to and from matches in the 2018-19 season, The Farther Corner will explore the changes in North-East football and society over the past 25 years. Visiting new places and some familiar ones, catching the stories, the sentiment and the sound of the supporters, locating where football now sits in the life of a region that was once proud to be what John Arlott suggested was ‘The Hotbed of Soccer’, it will be about love and loss and the happiness to be found eating KitKats and joking about Bobby Mimms on cold February days in coal-scented northern air. The region may have been left behind in the Champions League stakes, but few would doubt the power of its beating heart. 

©2020 Harry Pearson. All rights reserved (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, UK. All Rights Reserved.

Narrator: Gordon Griffin
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Grupo salvaje [Wild Group]

Summary

El audiolibro que firma Manuel Jabois, Grupo salvaje, traza un recorrido por el madridismo de un niño gallego. No es algo casual, porque para Jabois el fútbol y la infancia van unidos. "Yo pienso que el fútbol es un estado natural de la infancia, algo irracional que mantener dentro de los cauces de la no violencia, pero esta tontería de felicitar al rival o concederle valor nunca la acabé de ver. Uno en la vida puede tener amigos de izquierdas y de derechas, casarse con mujeres del Atlético y hasta tener a un hijo del Barcelona, si la providencia es especialmente cruel, pero todo transcurrirá con armonía y piques sanos hasta que empiece el partido. El partido de fútbol pienso yo que es la infancia alocada, parcial y furiosa de quien patalea y llora. Ahí uno está defendiendo su parcela de niñez. "Yo quería hacer con los goles de Hugo Sánchez lo que después quise hacer con mi vida: detenerlos en el tiempo, congelar la felicidad y mantenerla envasada en la nevera para cogerlos cualquier día y abrirlos como si fuesen un helado. Me avergonzaba cuando mis padres abrían la habitación y me encontraban un martes por la noche dándole al play y escuchando aquello embelesadamente, tratando de sentir dos días después lo mismo: cazar el instante, y por tanto devolverme a esos pocos segundos en los que era feliz de una manera extrema y bellísima. "Levantó los brazos espasmódicamente y todo su cuerpecillo se agitó despacio. Luego se dio la vuelta, por fin, después de tantos años, y gritó '¡gol!' mientras nosotros, sentados, nos levantábamos a chocarle la mano por lo menos. 'Higuaín,' dijo antes de desplomarse sobre su silla para seguir viendo el partido, 'es el mejor.' Así que nuestro viejo era del Pipa y ahí teníamos uno de los milagros del fútbol: un anciano gallego devoto hasta no se sabía qué punto de un veinteañero argentino, un killer que había llegado a Madrid con pinta de luchador voluntarioso. "Al fin y al cabo es a las emociones antiguas a las que se les tiene más cariño, como hijos que le acompañan a uno desde niño. Lo sagrado del partido del Madrid permanece quieto como el primer día; como si, desde el primer partido, el Madrid solo hubiera jugado un primer partido tras otro. Y ese regreso perpetuo a lo que fuimos es un milagro en la medida en que uno siempre, pase lo que pase, es del Madrid como la primera vez." Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2012 Manuel Jabois Sueiro 2012 Libros del K.O., S.L.L. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Enric Puig
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
Available on Audible
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The Ultimate Guide to Soccer Positions

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Desperate to improve your striking skills but lack the inside knowledge on how to do so? Want to know how to imitate the world's best professional strikers? There are a few straightforward procedures you can undertake to achieve top striking ability. Listen to my book to find out how what they are and how to implement them. With the secrets contained within, you will be equipped to become the amazing goal-scorer you always wanted to be! Success in soccer is not always down to having the best shot or dribbling skills. It also depends on game intelligence - the ability to read football with a tactical and pre-emptory eye. Like a game of chess, soccer requires cunning and know-how. You must defeat your opponent mentally as well as physically and technically. Game intelligence is a hard skill to teach, but my manual has uncovered the secret. With the tips contained within it you will be able to expand your game intelligence and your knowledge of the intricacies of playing soccer exponentially. Don't waste any more time, start developing your game intelligence today! Ever tried to develop a new skill but been frustrated by failure? Ever tried something that the next footballer learns easily but you struggle to master? Learning new skills can often be an arduous task. However, the difficulties of obtaining new skills can be avoided with the information contained inside my manual. Using techniques popular among South American, and especially Brazilian, players, my guide will show you how to add new skills to your repertoire quickly and easily!

©2016 Mirsad Hasic (P)2016 Mirsad Hasic

Author: Mirsad Hasic
Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
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Soccer Dribbling & Foot Skills

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How defenses think and react during a game is not easily understood…or is it? Through countless hours of practice, training, and experience, soccer's elite have shown consistent patterns of in-game skills that when applied, will lead to predictable outcomes - more goals, more assists, and more wins! The current soccer books on the market teach about general knowledge without the clear steps to use skills to quickly get past players on the other team. Learn what coaches do not teach, not because they don’t care, but because they just don’t know how to improve a player's confidence and abilities to get past the other team. Often, coaches only emphasize the team's abilities to pass, while giving no time to the dribbling skills of each individual. It is just as essential to develop the players within the system as it is to strengthen the squad itself. Who this book is for: The defender who lacks the confidence to control the ball in the backfield or who wants to make the transition from defense to offense. The midfielder who finds themselves passing often because they can't beat a defender. The forward who doesn’t create the space to take at least five shots per game. The parent who loves their child, but hates to see them struggle with a lack of self-esteem. The coach that knows their squad can succeed if their players' attacking foot skills, shot fakes, and awareness on how to outsmart defenders improved. Outcomes of applying the facts in this book: Learn how to create enough space to get a shot on target. Know which move to use when you are being defended. Ensure that you are using moves that will work every time. It is time for hours of practicing dribbling and foot skills to pay off. Become the player, coach, or parent that changes every game from here on out. Get up your copy today by clicking "Buy Now". Please note: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Understand, LLC (P)2018 Understand, LLC

Narrator: Dylan Joseph
Author: Dylan Joseph
Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Soccer Training: A Step-by-Step Guide on 14 Topics for Intelligent Soccer Players, Coaches, and Parents

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With game-proven methods to score more against any team, this is your manual for success!   How teams play is unpredictable...or is it? Through countless hours of practice, training, and experience, soccer's elite have shown consistent patterns of in-game skills that, when applied, will lead to very predictable outcomes - more goals, more assists, and more wins! Learn what coaches do not teach, not because they do not care, but because they just don't know. Often, coaches emphasize the team's abilities while giving little to no time and minimal volume to the skills of each individual. It is just as essential to develop the players within the system.   This is a high-level overview of the areas that can take a player from being a benchwarmer to MVP. In a day and age where many so-called experts' advice is to improve your conditioning, get more touches, try harder, and want it more, this audiobook stands out on delivering the steps to turn any player into a great performer.   Who this is for:  The defender who does not know which direction to push an attacker  The midfielder who does not get enough assists  The forward who does not score at least two goals a game  Parents  Coaches   Outcomes of applying this audiobook:  Understand how to beat a defender every time (plus a few skills to avoid) Condition your mind-set to become one of a winner You may ask, "Why is this better than watching free YouTube videos?" Well, though YouTube can be used to complement this audiobook because videos show visuals of the skills, each video is often unorganized, and the order in which you watch the videos is not structured at all. This audiobook provides that structure. It gives every player the ability to walk onto a field and know that, one, your team will win, and two, you will lead them to victory!    It is time for hours of soccer training to pay off. Become the player, coach, or parent who changes every game from here on out. Pick up your copy today by clicking "Buy Now".  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Understand, LLC (P)2018 Understand, LLC

Narrator: Dylan Joseph
Author: Dylan Joseph
Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Newcastle United's Worst Ever Players

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Did Wayne Fereday ruin your life? Was Silvio Maric directly responsible for your high dentist bills due to the constant gnashing and grinding of your molars? Did Billy Askew's hair give you nightmares, or did the merest mention of Alain Boumsong's name have the same effect as the aftermath of a Vindaloo? Then this is the book you've been waiting for. Relive all your least favorite Newcastle United moments by taking a journey back through the labyrinth of frustration, disillusionment, and failure that is Newcastle United's worst ever players. Grimace, cringe, and wince as you take a trip down the derelict end of memory lane, through a history of Newcastle United's most inept, incompetent, and overpaid exponents of the beautiful game. Players who panicked whenever the ball came within 20 yards of them, players who would struggle to make the bench for St. Joseph's School under-sevens team and players who surprised you by managing to put their boots on the right feet. If you've ever watched a Newcastle United player and wondered how they managed to turn professional and you didn't, if you were left speechless as they were allowed to continue spreading their misery well into the second half or dumbfounded at the fact they'd managed to convince someone to pay them a wage to stumble around the field and offer nothing more to the cause than the corner flag, you'll find them all here.

©2014 Peter Nuttall (P)2015 Peter Nuttall

Narrator: Andy Patterson
Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
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Believe Us

1 rating

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The definitive account of Jürgen Klopp’s astonishing revival of Liverpool Football Club.  Liverpool Football Club’s stunning 2020 Premier League title victory deserves a place in the official record of great sporting achievements. The Reds became the first team in British history to hold the European Cup, Super Cup, World Club Cup and domestic league title simultaneously in a masterclass of free-scoring, full throttle footballing prowess.  Journalist Melissa Reddy reveals the inside story of Jürgen Klopp’s astonishing revival of Liverpool, culminating in the club’s first domestic league trophy in 30 years. Featuring incisive and insightful reporting, and the thoughts of players, management and club hierarchy, Believe Us paints a vivid picture of this titanic sporting success. Reddy’s unparalleled access to the club brings interviews with everyone from fans and key backroom staff to players including talismanic captain Jordan Henderson, and of course Klopp himself. The perfect gift for any fan of the club or its inimitable leader, this is heavy metal football writing at its best. 

©2020 Melissa Reddy (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Narrator: Julie Maisey
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Michael Owen: Reboot

2 ratings

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Michael Owen's new autobiography will enable him to open up about his football life for the first time and set the record straight once and for all. It promises to make for an explosive listen and is one of the most hotly anticipated football books of the year. The legendary striker published his first book, Off the Record, in 2004, but feels he didn't have a voice during his playing days, and now, six years after hanging up his boots, he can finally lift the lid on what really happened during his career. After breaking into the Liverpool team as a 17-year-old, Owen burst on to the international scene with a wonder goal against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup.   But controversial transfers to Real Madrid, Newcastle United, and Anfield rivals Manchester United, have always divided opinion among fans. Now Owen is revealing what really happened during a career that saw him share a dressing room with the likes of David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Steven Gerrard, and Alan Shearer. Exclusive bonus content, including a special Q&A section and an introduction, specifically narrated by Michael himself. 

©2019 Michael Owen (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Author: Michael Owen
Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
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Cheer Up Peter Reid

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Peter Reid is one of the most colourful characters to emerge from England over the last 50 years. As a player, he established himself as one of the leading midfielders of his era, being named PFA Player of the Year in 1985 and credited as the fourth best footballer in the world. He won numerous honours with Everton, including two league titles, one FA Cup and one European Cup Winners’ Cup. He also won 13 England caps, playing at the 1986 World Cup - where a date with destiny at the ‘hand’ of Diego Maradona would provide a lasting, painful memory.  This is the unique story of a footballer who got to the top and never forgot his roots. Told with typical forthrightness, Peter’s audiobook will capture the imagination of football fans far and wide.

©2017 Peter Reid (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Narrator: Robin Morrissey
Author: Peter Reid
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
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Ballzauber

Summary

Was ist ein Hattrick? Wenn ein Fußballspieler es schafft innerhalb einer Halbzeit drei Tore zu schießen. Übersetzt heißt das englische Wort eigentlich nicht mehr als Hut-Trick. Spieler, die diesen Trick schaffen werden in der Tat auch in Fußballbüchern als Zauberer bezeichnet. Doch wie viel haben Fußball und Zauberei tatsächlich gemein? Da die Autorin sich seit vielen Jahren mit Magie beschäftigt, kann sie mit einer Fülle von Fakten das Ballspiel beschreiben und die magischen Elemente darin enttarnen. Und dabei wird ganz schnell deutlich was für eine besondere Position dieser Sport einnimmt.

©2006 SAGA Egmont (P)2020 SAGA Egmont

Narrator: Knut Müller
Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
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Soccer: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Score, Dribble Past the Other Team, and Work with Your Teammates (3 Books in 1)

Summary

A player who couldn’t score. A bleak soccer future as a bench-warmer. An athlete who lacked confidence in his game. Are you or a loved one enjoying soccer, but can’t stand not being confident on what to do with the ball? Do you or a child have a problem getting shots and making them go in? Are you a parent or player that would love to dribble several opponents at once but struggle even beating one? If any of these situations describe you, you are not alone. Coaches of soccer are good at having the team work together. Sadly, your abilities as an individual are often lost in the team’s tactics unless you are the star player on the team. The coach lets the best player do as they please, but every other player must do their job. This is great when you are the favorite player, but more often than not you are just existing on the field and not really contributing to your team in the way you want to. This three-in-one bundled book contains the second, third, and fourth books of the Understand Soccer Series. Therefore, you get the following three books for the price of two: Soccer Shooting & Finishing: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Score Soccer Dribbling & Foot Skills: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Dribble Past the Other Team Soccer Passing & Receiving: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Work with Your Teammates From these three books, you will: Learn the shooting form to use most often and which ones are important in different game situation. Find out the one skill to beat a defender every time. Discover the two things to take any okay soccer player and make them great overnight. Why does learning these things matter? Well, building your knowledge grows your confidence. Self-esteem is key for any soccer player and building the belief in your child will allow them to play to the level you know they can play. You may think those are all well and great, but “how can a book really deliver on increasing the abilities of yourself, son, daughter, or team? Why not just watch a YouTube to see it too?” Excitingly, this bundled book lays out step-by-step what you should work on and the most important keys to being able to perform on the field. Yes, other author’s will fill up their pages with tips for various situations, but never really say which things to know are the most important and will make the biggest difference in your game. This book does exactly that. It is time for hours of soccer practice to finally pay off. Become the player, coach, or parent that changes every game from here on out. Listen to your copy today by clicking "Buy Now". PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Understand, LLC (P)2019 Understand, LLC

Narrator: Dylan Joseph
Author: Dylan Joseph
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Premier League Legends: The 10 Greatest Premier League Players of All Time

Summary

The English Premier League is the richest in the world, with clubs able to attract some of the best footballing talent on the planet. But who are the 10 greatest players ever to have graced the Premier League?

©2016 Ian Slatter (P)2018 Ian Slatter

Narrator: Simon Watts
Author: Ian Slatter
Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Spillets forvandling

Summary

For 30 år siden var Europas herrefodbold martret af vold og tragedie. Fodbolden var blevet synonym med grove tackling og tilskueruroligheder, der kulminerede med stadiontragedierne på Heysel og Hillsborough. Det stod så slemt til, at Margaret Thatchers britiske regering overvejede af indstille den professionelle fodbold. Det skete ikke, i stedet voksede en ny sport ud af ruinerne. Klubfodbolden blev rigere, dyrere, smukkere, renere, mere højlydt og global, men også mere ulige og forudsigelig.

Spillets forvandling er historien om tre årtier, der ændrede fodbolden for altid. Om idéernes kamp, og om nøglepersoner som Van Gaal, Mourinho, Guardiola, Wenger, Xavi, Messi, Ronaldo, Bosman, Murdoch og Abramovitj, om Premier Leagues og Champions Leagues fødsel og sejrsgang. Og om hvorfor fodboldstøvler ikke længere er sorte. 

©2019 Gyldendal (P)2019 Gyldendal

Narrator: Bo Carlsson
Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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The Premier League's Worst Ever Players

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Did Francis Jeffers ever keep you awake at night? Did you slap yourself in the face each time you witnessed an Eric Djemba-Djemba attack-splitting pass? Did Titus Bramble cause you to eat your match program in frustration? Then this is the book you've been waiting for. Relive all your least favorite Premier League moments by taking a journey back through the maze of frustration, disillusionment and failure that is the Premier League's worst ever players. Grimace, wince and sob as you take a trip down the derelict end of memory lane, through a history of the Premier League's most inept, incompetent, overpaid and under-talented exponents of the beautiful game. Players who looked terrified whenever the ball came within 20 yards of them, players who would struggle to make the bench for their son's under-7s team and players who surprised you by managing to make it onto the field wearing the correct strip. If you've ever watched a Premier League player and wondered how they managed to turn professional and you didn't, if you were left speechless as they were allowed to continue spreading their misery well into the second half, if they rang Graeme Souness pretending to be George Weah's cousin or if they left you dumbfounded at the fact they'd managed to convince someone to pay them a wage to represent your hopes and dreams, you'll find them all here.

©2013 Peter Nuttall (P)2015 Peter Nuttall

Narrator: Hugh Noble
Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
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44 Soccer Midfielder Mistakes to Avoid

1 rating

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Forty-Four Awesome Secrets That Will Transform You into a Skillful Soccer Midfielder Today! Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Play as a successful soccer player. This means that you accept the huge responsibility of being the midfielder and commit to playing well. This position can lead the team to either victory or crushing defeat. Like most things in life, it's up to you to choose which direction you go. The tasks of a midfielder are critical on the field. The midfielder must be able to move the ball selectively, build strong attacks, defend the ball skillfully, and go the extra mile to score as many goals as possible. It's a lot of risk, but it's also a lot of reward...if you know how to take the next step. In this book I lay out the next step - and then some. Why? That's what will be required for you to rise as a midfielder, earning respect, recognition, and rewards. Let me make the path to success easier for an action taker such as yourself. Stop Failing Over and Over.... Let Me Catapult You to the Peak! In order to succeed on the soccer midfield, you need to stop doing the same mistakes over and over again and then start doing the things right. This can be really hard, especially if you are not even aware of what you are doing wrong. This is why I am going to reveal how exactly to identify those mistakes and stop doing them once for all. I guarantee that you will be able to notice amazing results in your performance on the soccer field. You will not find this information in any other book, as these are my personal objectives and thoughts that I have built through the years of an active career.

©2015 Mirsad Hasic (P)2016 Mirsad Hasic

Author: Mirsad Hasic
Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Tanking to the Top

10 ratings

Summary

Enter the City of Brotherly Love and see how the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers trusted The Process – using a bold plan to get to first by becoming the worst. When a group of private equity bigwigs purchased the Philadelphia 76ers in 2011, the team was both bad and boring. Attendance was down. So were ratings. The Sixers had an aging coach, an antiquated front office, and a group of players that could best be described as mediocre.  Enter Sam Hinkie - a man with a plan straight out of the PE playbook, one that violated professional sports' Golden Rule: You play to win the game. In Hinkie's view, the best way to reach first was to embrace becoming the worst - to sacrifice wins in the present in order to capture championships in the future. And to those dubious, Hinkie had a response: Trust The Process, and the results will follow.   The plan, dubbed "The Process", seems to have worked. More than six years after handing Hinkie the keys, the Sixers have transformed into one of the most exciting teams in the NBA. They've emerged as a championship contender with a roster full of stars, none bigger than Joel Embiid, a captivating seven-footer known for both brutalizing opponents on the court and taunting them off of it.  Beneath the surface, though, lies a different story, one of infighting, dueling egos, and competing agendas. Hinkie, pushed out less than three years into his reign by a demoralized owner, a jealous CEO, and an embarrassed NBA, was the first casualty of The Process. He'd be far from the last.  Drawing from interviews with nearly 175 people, Tanking to the Top brings to life the palace intrigue incited by Hinkie's proposal, taking listeners into the boardroom where the Sixers laid out their plans, and onto the courts where those plans met reality. Full of uplifting, rags-to-riches stories, backroom dealings, mysterious injuries, and burner Twitter accounts, Tanking to the Top is the definitive, inside story of the Sixers' Process and a fun and lively behind-the-scenes look at one of America's most transgressive teams. Including exclusive interviews with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Coach Brett Brown, Sam Hinkie, and more.

©2020 Yaron Weitzman (P)2020 Grand Central Publishing

Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
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The Last Good Year

23 ratings

Summary

We may never see a playoff series like it again. Before Gary Bettman, and the lockouts. Before all the NHL's old barns were torn down to make way for bigger, glitzier rinks. Before expansion and parity across the league, just about anything could happen on the ice. And it often did. It was an era when huge personalities dominated the sport; and willpower was often enough to win games. And in the spring of 1993, some of the biggest talents and biggest personalities were on a collision course. The Cinderella Maple Leafs had somehow beaten the mighty Red Wings and then, just as improbably, the St. Louis Blues. Wayne Gretzky's Kings had just torn through the Flames and the Canucks. When they faced each other in the conference final, the result would be a series that fans still talk about passionately 25 years later. Taking us back to that feverish spring, The Last Good Year gives an intimate account not just of an era-defining seven games, but of what the series meant to the men who were changed by it: Marty McSorley, the tough guy who took his whole team on his shoulders; Doug Gilmour, the emerging superstar; celebrity owner Bruce McNall; Bill Berg, who went from unknown to famous when the Leafs claimed him on waivers; Kelly Hrudey, the Kings' goalie who would go on to become a Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster; Kerry Fraser, who would become the game's most infamous referee; and two very different captains, Toronto's bull in a china shop, Wendel Clark, and the immortal Wayne Gretzky. Fast-paced, authoritative, and galvanized by the same love of the game that made the series so unforgettable, The Last Good Year is a glorious testament to a moment hockey fans will never forget.

©2018 Damien Cox (P)2018 Penguin Random House Canada

Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
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One to Remember

4 ratings

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From the national best-selling author of One Night Only come 39 new stories about what a big-league goal can mean to an NHLer. Including interviews with Billy Smith, Chris Mason, Damian Rhodes, Christian Thomas, and Slap Shot’s Dave Hanson. This follow-up to Reid’s national best seller One Night Only: Conversations with the NHL’s One-Game Wonders unearths the blood, sweat, tears, and laughs of the journey to and from a single big-league goal. If you’ve ever picked up a hockey stick, chances are you’ve dreamed of scoring in the National Hockey League. Ken Reid interviews and profiles 39 men who did just that: they bulged the twine in the best hockey league in the world...but only once. From minor-league call-ups to season-long mainstays and even a Hall of Famer, One to Remember answers all the questions.... What did that one tally mean? Was it enough to satisfy a lifelong ambition, or was it just the smallest taste of success? Is the achievement still cherished years later? Or is it bittersweet, a distant reminder of what could have been?

©2020 Ken Reid (P)2020 ECW Press

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We the North

22 ratings

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National best seller "Doug Smith always gets the first question in any Raptors press conference - as the dean of our press corps, he's been in the front row for every development over the past 25 years. There's no one better placed to write a history of our team's first quarter century." (Nick Nurse, head coach, Toronto Raptors) Bringing Jurassic Park to your home, a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Canada's most exciting team. When the Toronto Raptors first took the court back in 1995, the world was a very different place. Michael Jordan was tearing up the NBA. No one had email. And a lot of people wondered whether basketball could survive in Toronto, the holy city of hockey. Twenty-five years later, the Raptors are the heroes not only of the 416, but of the entire country. That is the incredible story of We the North, told by Doug Smith, the Toronto Star reporter who has been covering the team since the press conference announcing Canada's new franchise and the team's beat reporter from that day on.  Comprising 25 chapters to mark the team's 25 years, We the North celebrates the biggest moments of the quarter-century - from Vince Carter's amazing display at the dunk competition to the playoff runs, the major trades, the Raptors' incredible fans, including Nav Bhatia and Drake, and, of course, the challenges that marked the route to the championship-clinching Game 6 that brought the whole country to a standstill. We the North: 25 Years of the Toronto Raptors tells the story of Canada's most exciting team, charting their rise from a sporting oddity in a hockey-mad country to the status they hold today as the reigning NBA champions and national heroes.

©2020 Doug Smith and Vince Carter (P)2020 Penguin Random House Canada

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Hockey Card Stories (Booktrack Edition)

3 ratings

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Hockey Card Stories: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!* Hockey Card Stories reveals what was really going on in your favorite old hockey cards through the eyes of the players depicted on them. Some of the cards are definitely worth a few bucks, some a few cents - but every story told here is priceless. Sportsnet’s Ken Reid presents the cards you loved and the airbrushed monstrosities that made you howl, the cards that have been packed away in boxes forever, and others you can’t believe ever existed. Whether it’s a case of mistaken identity or simply a great old photo, a fantastic 1970s haircut and ’stache, a wicked awesome goalie mask or a future Hall of Famer’s off-season fashion sense, a wide variety of players - from superstars like Bobby Orr, Denis Potvin, and Phil Esposito to the likes of Bill Armstrong who played only one game in the NHL - chime in on one of their most famous cards. *Booktrack is an immersive listening experience that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music and sound effects. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

©2014 Martha Baillie (P)2018 ECW Press

Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
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The Road to Sparta

4 ratings

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The Road to Sparta is the story of the 153-mile run from Athens to Sparta that inspired the marathon and saved democracy, as told - and experienced - by ultramarathoner and New York Times best-selling author Dean Karnazes. In 490 BCE Pheidippides ran for 36 hours straight from Athens to Sparta to seek help in defending Athens from a Persian invasion in the Battle of Marathon. In doing so he saved the development of Western civilization and inspired the birth of the marathon as we know it. Even now, some 2,500 years later, that run stands enduringly as one of greatest physical accomplishments in the history of mankind. Karnazes personally honors Pheidippides and his own Greek heritage by recreating this ancient journey in modern times. Karnazes even abstains from contemporary endurance nutrition like sports drinks and energy gels and eats only what was available in 490 BCE, such as figs, olives, and cured meats. Through vivid details and internal dialogs, The Road to Sparta offers a rare glimpse into the mind-set and motivation of an extreme athlete during his most difficult and personal challenge to date.

©2016 Dean Karnazes (P)2016 Tantor

Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Father Bauer and the Great Experiment

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A pioneering and beloved Canadian legend comes to life. Father David Bauer changed lives - at the rink, in the classroom, and at the pulpit. Bauer's dream created the first truly national Canadian hockey team. In 1963 that unique group represented Canada abroad and were committed to both country and to Father Bauer. Whether shepherding the hockey program at St. Michael's College in Toronto or the men's national team out of the University of British Columbia, Bauer was both spiritual leader and trailblazer. Through exhaustive research and countless interviews, author Greg Oliver explores a Canadian icon, the teams that he put on the ice, and the rocky, almost unfathomable years of the 1970s when Canada didn't play international hockey. Finally, for the first time ever, the whole story of Father Bauer's critical importance to Canada's game is told in the rich detail it deserves, and a beloved icon is celebrated for his contributions to our nation's sporting history.

©2017 Greg Oliver (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
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Homer Kelley's Golfing Machine

2 ratings

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The remarkable true story of a lone genius whose quest to unlock the science behind the perfect swing changed golf forever. In 1939, Homer Kelley played golf for the first time and scored 116. Frustrated, he did not play again for six months; when he did he carded a 77. Determined to understand why he was able to shave nearly 40 strokes off his score, Kelley spent three decades of trial and error to unlock the answer and to recapture that one wonderful day when golf was easy and enjoyable. In 1969, Kelley self- published his findings in The Golfing Machine: The Computer Age Approach to Golfing Perfection. The best-selling instruction books of the day required golfers to conform their swings to the author's ideals, but Homer Kelley configured swings to fit every golfer. He found an enthusiastic disciple in a Seattle teaching pro named Ben Doyle, who in turn found an eager student in 13-year-old prodigy Bobby Clampett. Clampett's initial success in amateur golf shined a bright spotlight on Homer Kelley and The Golfing Machine, but when the young star suffered a painfully public collapse and faltered as a pro, critics were quick to blast Kelley and his complex and controversial ideas. With exclusive access to Homer Kelley's archives, author Scott Gummer paints a fascinating picture of the man behind the machine, the ultimate outsider who changed the game once and for all of us.

©2009 Scott Gummer (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Alan Robertson
Author: Scott Gummer
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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Wheelmen

9 ratings

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The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports. Lance Armstrong won a record-smashing seven Tours de France after staring down cancer, and in the process became an international symbol of resilience and courage. In a sport constantly dogged by blood-doping scandals, he seemed above the fray. Then, in January 2013, the legend imploded. He admitted doping during the Tours and, in an interview with Oprah, described his "mythic, perfect story" as "one big lie". But his admission raised more questions than it answered - because he didn't say who had helped him dope or how he skillfully avoided getting caught. Wall Street Journal reporters Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell broke the news at every turn. In Wheelmen they reveal the broader story of how Armstrong and his supporters used money, power, and cutting-edge science to conquer the world's most difficult race. Wheelmen introduces U.S. Postal Service Team owner Thom Weisel, who in a brazen power play ousted USA Cycling's top leadership and gained control of the sport in the United States, ensuring Armstrong's dominance. Meanwhile, sponsors fought over contracts with Armstrong as the entire sport of cycling began to benefit from the "Lance effect". What had been a quirky, working-class hobby became the pastime of the Masters of the Universe set. Wheelmen offers a riveting look at what happens when enigmatic genius breaks loose from the strictures of morality. It reveals the competitiveness and ingenuity that sparked blood-doping as an accepted practice, and shows how the Americans methodically constructed an international operation of spies and revolutionary technology to reach the top. At last exposing the truth about Armstrong and American cycling, Wheelmen paints a living portrait of what is, without question, the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports.

©2013 Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell (P)2013 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Santino Fontana
Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Weird Facts About Canadian Hockey

Summary

Canadian hockey is rife with tales of the odd, the strange, the funny and, occasionally, the disturbing side of the game:  In 1976, Maple Leafs coach Red Kelly installed pyramids in the players’ dressing room and under the bench in an attempt to harness “pyramid power”  The Cusimano brothers started the tradition of “octopus hurling” during the 1952 playoff games  In 1930, Toronto Maple Leafs’ general manager Conn Smythe placed a winning bet on a longshot horse to pay the cash-strapped Ottawa Senators for star player Frank “King” Clancy  After a hard-fought win in the 1972 NHL playoffs, goaltender Bruce Gamble discovered after the fact that he had suffered a heart attack while minding the net After winning the Stanley Cup in 1924, the Montreal Canadiens left the precious trophy sitting in the snow by the side of the road! And many more....

©2005 Peter Boer (P)2021 EMV

Narrator: Boris Derow
Author: Peter Boer
Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Too Sweet

2 ratings

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The first and only in-depth look at the indie wrestling revolution In 2017, after being told that no independent wrestling group could draw a crowd of more than 10,000, a group of wrestlers took up the challenge. For several years, these gladiators had been performing in front of rabid crowds and understood the hunger for wrestling that was different from the TV-slick product. In September 2018, they had the numbers to prove it: 11,263 fans filled the Sears Center Arena for the All In pay-per-view event, ushering in a new era. A year later, WWE had its first major head-to-head competitor in nearly two decades when All Elite Wrestling debuted on TNT. Acclaimed wrestling historian Keith Elliot Greenberg's Too Sweet takes listeners back to the beginning, when a half century ago outlaw promotions challenged the established leagues, and guides us into the current era. He paints a vivid picture of promotions as diverse as New Japan, Ring of Honor, Revolution Pro, Progress, and Chikara, and the colorful figures who starred in each. This is both a dynamic snapshot and the ultimate history of a transformational time in professional wrestling.

©2020 Keith Elliot Greenberg (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Danny Campbell
Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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The Majors

Summary

What does it take to win a major championship and reach the absolute pinnacle of golf? Through a season of the four tournaments - the Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship - known collectively as the majors, John Feinstein takes us where the television cameras never go, both off the links and "inside the ropes", as he reveals the special challenges and rituals, the frustrations and exhilaration, that mark the lives and careers of the world's greatest golfers.

©2000 John Feinstein (P)2013 Hachette Audio

Narrator: John Feinstein
Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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The Devil and Bobby Hull: How Hockey's Original Million-Dollar Man Became the Game's Lost Legend

8 ratings

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An award-winning writer sets the record straight on hockey's forgotten golden boy - Bobby Hull.... In his prime, few could dispute Bobby Hull's athletic brilliance - the first to have five fifty-goal seasons, the highest scorer on the 1976 Canada Cup team, the first to use the slap shot as a scoring weapon, and the first hockey player to sign a million-dollar contract. With his body-builder torso and his 100 mph volleys across a rink, the world of hockey glory was his to lose. And he did. With his publicized marital troubles and his defection from the NHL to the WHA, Hull's star began to fall, leaving him broke and in exile from the game. In The Devil and Bobby Hull, this once great hockey player and pioneer is finally given his due. Not only are Hull's remarkable on-ice achievements finally put in perspective, so, too, are his achievements off the rink - including endorsements for a wide array of products (rare for an NHL player) and his appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated a record four times. And the book details how Hull's battle with the owners of the Chicago Blackhawks - challenging the reserve clause in his contract, a move that enabled him to move to the WHA - helped other players follow him. The author places Hull squarely in the pantheon of other hockey greats, including Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, and Wayne Gretzky - and makes the case that he is the game's most influential and important player This full, unauthorized story of Hull's life - that doesn't sidestep the controversies (including the domestic violence tainting his private life) - details Hull's recent reconciliation with the Chicago Blackhawks. A candid look at one of hockey's most gifted and controversial figures, The Devil and Bobby Hull tells the story of his extraordinary career and life - and why this remarkable man has not faded into oblivion.

©2011 Gare Joyce (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Bernard Clark
Author: Gare Joyce
Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
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The Limit

1 rating

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Phil Hill, a lowly California mechanic who, defying all expectations, became the first American to win the Grand Prix championship. In the tradition of Seabiscuit and The Right Stuff, Cannell’s high-octane narrative evokes the lives of the daredevils who tempted fate each Sunday by driving well over 150 mph without benefit of seat belts or roll bars. Written with the pacing of a novel, The Limit pits Hill against his Ferrari teammate, German Count Wolfgang Von Trips, as they jockey for the top spot throughout the 1961 season, culminating in one of the deadliest races in Grand Prix history. The Limit captures a distinct moment when men the world over were driven to push the boundaries of the possible.

©2011 Original material Michael Cannell. Recorded by arrangement with Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group USA. (P)2011 HighBridge Company

Narrator: Fred Stella
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
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