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KW

KW Lancashire, United Kingdom Member Since 2012
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  • "As you'd expect"

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    There's little that's new here - much of Lance Armstrong's 'antics' have been well documented and what this book does is put everything together into a relatively cohesive structure.

    Sometimes the order seems a bit off, jumping back and forth in the other cyclist's chapters, for instance Floyd Landis, but it generally holds together well.

    It's not as personal as David Walsh's book, which leaves it up to the reader/listener to decide if that's a good or bad thing. For me, at times, it felt as if Juliet was listing things that happened, as opposed to explaining how she was involved in asking certain questions. David Walsh's version perhaps veers too far the other way but each book has its own merits (though I suspect Walsh himself would be surprised to hear himself called an "English" journalist - he's most definitely Irish).

    All in all, if you've decided to buy this, you likely already know what you're getting - a dossier chronicling Lance Armstrong's years of cheating. Everything publicly known is there and, for that, it does what it should do.

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    Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Juliet Macur
    • Narrated By Carrington Macduffie
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    A fly-on-the-wall account of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal - the greatest drama in modern sporting history by the New York Times cycling correspondent. As Lance Armstrong's precipitous fall from grace continues, New York Times sports reporter Juliet Macur takes the reader behind the scenes to bring you the astonishing twists and turns of an outrage that has rocked the world of cycling.

    KW says: "As you'd expect"
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Sir Alex Ferguson: football legend

My dear old thing!

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UNABRIDGED) by Alex Ferguson Narrated by Alex Ferguson, James Macpherson

    Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Alex Ferguson
    • Narrated By Alex Ferguson, James Macpherson
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    The celebratory, revealing, inspiring and entertaining autobiography of the greatest manager in the history of British football. Sir Alex announced his retirement as manager of Manchester United after 27 years in the role. He has gone out in a blaze of glory, with United winning the Premier League for the 13th time, and he is widely considered to be the greatest manager in the history of British football. Over the last quarter of a century there have been seismic changes at Manchester United.

    Ehsan says: "Disappointing"
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UNABRIDGED) by Chris Froome Narrated by Patrick Doherty

    The Climb: The Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Chris Froome
    • Narrated By Patrick Doherty
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of the revealing, inspirational memoir from the British winner of the Tour de France. The Climb tells the extraordinary story of Chris Froome's journey from a young boy in Kenya, riding through townships and past wild animals, and with few opportunities for an aspiring cyclist, to his unforgettable yellow jersey victory in the 2013 Tour de France.

    O' says: "Tour Fever! An incredibly interesting story."
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UNABRIDGED) by Mike Tyson Narrated by Joshua Henry

    Undisputed Truth: My Autobiography

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    • By Mike Tyson
    • Narrated By Joshua Henry
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    Love him or loathe him, 'Iron' Mike Tyson is an icon and one of the most fascinating sporting figures of our time. In this no-holds-barred autobiography, Tyson lays bare his demons and tells his story: from poverty to stardom to hell and back again. In his first autobiography, 'Iron' Mike Tyson pulls no punches and lays bare the story of his remarkable life and career.

    Chris says: "An extremely open account of a rollercoaster life!"
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UNABRIDGED) by Christopher McDougall Narrated by Fred Sanders

    Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
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    Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners and learn their secrets - and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.

    richard says: "Born to Run"
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  • Always Managing (






UNABRIDGED) by Harry Redknapp Narrated by David John

    Always Managing

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    • By Harry Redknapp
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    "From kicking a ball as a kid under the street lamps of Poplar and standing on Highbury's North Bank with my dad, to my first game at West Ham, I was born head over heels in love with football. It saved me, and 50 years on that hasn't changed one bit - I'd be lost without it..." Harry is the manager who has seen it all - from from a dismal 70s Portakabin at Oxford City and training pitches with trees in the middle to the unbeatable highs of the Premiership, lifting the FA Cup and taking on Real Madrid in the Champions League.

    abdulaziz says: "Fantasticly written & narrated"
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UNABRIDGED) by Tyler Hamilton, Daniel Coyle Narrated by Sean Runnette

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    • By Tyler Hamilton, Daniel Coyle
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    On a fateful night in 2009, Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle met for dinner at a restaurant in Boulder, Colorado. The two had met five years before while Coyle was writing his best-selling book Lance Armstrong: Tour de Force. But this time, Tyler had something else on his mind. He finally wanted to come clean, about everything: the doping, the lying, his years as Lance Armstrong's teammate on U.S. Postal,, and his decade spent running from the truth. "I'm sorry," he told Coyle. "It just feels so good to be able to talk about this. I've been quiet for so many years."

    Bettym says: "Great story even if you are not a bike racing fan"
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UNABRIDGED) by Roland Lazenby Narrated by Bob Souer

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    When most people think of Michael Jordan, they think of the beautiful shots, his body totally in sync with the ball, hitting nothing but net. He is responsible for incredible moments so ingrained in basketball history that they have their own names: The Shrug, The Shot, The Flu Game. But for all his greatness, there's also a dark side to Jordan: a ruthless competitor, a gambler. There's never been a biography that balanced these personas-until now.

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UNABRIDGED) by Jimmy Bullard Narrated by David John

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    • By Jimmy Bullard
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    Jimmy Bullard may not have had the perfect hair-do, his Granada Ghia may not have been the flashiest of cars, and he definitely didn't have a string of Page 3 girls trying to sell kiss and tell stories about him to the tabloids. But what he has in spades is a genuine love for The Beautiful Game that few of his peers can match. One of the last graduates from football's old school, Jimmy actually worked in the real world - including as a painter and decorator - before turning pro. Maybe that's why he played football with a smile on his face, always says what's on his mind, and is no stranger to a spot of mischief.

    John says: "Should be Bonkers Bullard!"
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  • My Time (






UNABRIDGED) by Bradley Wiggins Narrated by Tom Watt

    My Time

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    • By Bradley Wiggins
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    On 22 July 2012 Bradley Wiggins became the first British man ever to win the Tour de France. In an instant, 'Wiggo' became a national hero. Ten days later, having swapped his yellow jersey for the colours of Team GB, he won Olympic gold in the time trial, adding to his previous six medals to become the nation's most decorated Olympian of all time. Outspoken, honest, intelligent and fearless, Wiggins has been hailed as the people's champion.

    Oliver says: "Better Than I Expected"
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UNABRIDGED) by Nick Heil Narrated by David Drummond

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    In early May 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit. A week later, Lincoln Hall, a seasoned Australian climber, was left for dead near the same spot. Hall's death was reported around the world, but the next day he was found alive after spending the night on the upper mountain with no food and no shelter.

    S says: "Simply Brilliant!"
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UNABRIDGED) by Ned Boulting Narrated by Ned Boulting

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    Ned Boulting has noticed something. It's to do with bikes. They're everywhere. And so are their riders. Some of these riders seem to be sporting sideburns and a few of them are winning things. Big things. Now Ned wants to know how on earth it came to this. And what, exactly is 'this'. In On the Road Bike, Ned Boulting asks how Britain became so obsessed with cycling. Ned's search puts him in contact with some of the wonderful and wonderfully idiosyncratic people who have contributed to this nation's two-wheeled history.

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    • By Belmont and Belcourt Biographies
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    Peyton Manning's exceptional talents have fans and critics alike wondering where his career will take him next. Inside, you will discover where it all started and learn why so many fans love Manning so much. From family to football to the future, all you need to know about Peyton Manning is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of Peyton Manning's life. This audiobook also includes all of Peyton Manning' college and NFL statistics.

  • Michael Phelps: An Unauthorized Biography (






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    Tales from the Village Green: Collected Tales, Volume 1 brings together the first five of Michael White's well-loved cricket stories, stories of friendship, heroism, and fierce battles on the cricket pitch.

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    The Ultimate Guide to Ping Pong Nutrition will teach you how to increase your RMR (resting metabolic rate) to accelerate your metabolism and help you change your body for good. Learn how to get in top shape and reach your ideal weight through smart nutrition, so that you can perform at your very best.

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    The Ultimate Guide to Ice and Figure Skating Nutrition: Maximize Your Potential

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    Baseball before We Knew It: A Search for the Roots of the Game

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