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Barry

Barry Sidcup, United Kingdom Member Since 2011
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  • "Superb"

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    This started life as a stage show that was hugely enjoyable and has now been extended to full length book. A must for both fans of cricket and for those who are ambivalent, it mixes humour and pathos as it follows Miles Jupp's attempts to pass himself off as a cricket journalist on England's tour of India through to his final realisation of the reality of his love for the game. I saw the show three times; this is a permanent and extended reminder of those, one one that can be listened to again and again.

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    Fibber in the Heat: Following England in India - A Blagger's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Miles Jupp
    • Narrated By Miles Jupp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Fanatical about cricket since he was a boy, Miles Jupp would do anything to see his heroes play. But perhaps deciding to bluff his way into the press corps during England's Test series in India wasn't his best idea. By claiming to be the cricket correspondent for BBC Scotland and getting a job with the (Welsh) Western Mail, Miles lands the press pass that will surely be the ticket to his dreams. Soon, he finds himself in cricket heaven - drinking with David Gower and Beefy, and sharing bar room banter with Nasser Hussain.

    June says: "It's Just Not Cricket!"
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Sir Alex Ferguson: football legend

A controversial figure

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  • Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography (






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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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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"
  • Undisputed Truth: My Autobiography (






UNABRIDGED) by Mike Tyson Narrated by Joshua Henry

    Undisputed Truth: My Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 6 mins)
    • 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!"
  • Always Managing (






UNABRIDGED) by Harry Redknapp Narrated by David John

    Always Managing

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Harry Redknapp
    • Narrated By David John
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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"
  • The Climb: The Autobiography (






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






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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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"
  • Bend It Like Bullard (






UNABRIDGED) by Jimmy Bullard Narrated by David John

    Bend It Like Bullard

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jimmy Bullard
    • Narrated By David John
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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.

    Mr. A. W. Line says: "Nice bloke"
  • Touching the Void (






UNABRIDGED) by Joe Simpson Narrated by Daniel Weyman, Andrew Wincott

    Touching the Void

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Joe Simpson
    • Narrated By Daniel Weyman, Andrew Wincott
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    Joe Simpson, with just his partner, Simon Yates, tackled the unclimbed West Face of the remote 21,000-foot Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in June of 1995. But before they reached the summit, disaster struck. A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frostbitten, to tell their non-climbing companion that Joe was dead. For three days he wrestled with guilt as they prepared to return home. Then a cry in the night took them out with torches, where they found Joe, badly injured.

    Zafar says: "Much for all of us to learn!"
  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (






UNABRIDGED) by Haruki Murakami Narrated by Ray Porter

    What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Haruki Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing.

    Kevin says: "Motivational, Insightful, Poetic"
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  • Sean Yates: It's All About the Bike (






UNABRIDGED) by Sean Yates Narrated by Clive Mantle

    Sean Yates: It's All About the Bike

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sean Yates
    • Narrated By Clive Mantle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Before Bradley Wiggins, there was Sean Yates. Behind Bradley Wiggins, there was Sean Yates. One of only five Britons to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, Sean Yates burst onto the cycling scene as the rawest pure talent this country has ever seen. After turning professional at the age of 22, he soon became known as a die-hard domestique, putting his body on the line for his teammates.

    Peter says: "An authentic look inside cycling"
  • The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs (






UNABRIDGED) by Tyler Hamilton, Daniel Coyle Narrated by Sean Runnette

    The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Tyler Hamilton, Daniel Coyle
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
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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"
  • Captain Scott (






ABRIDGED) by Ranulph Fiennes Narrated by Ranulph Fiennes

    Captain Scott

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ranulph Fiennes
    • Narrated By Ranulph Fiennes
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    The real story of one of the greatest explorers who ever lived by the man described by the Guinness Book of Records as 'the world's greatest living explorer'. Sir Ranulph Fiennes is uniquely qualified to write a new biography of Captain Scott. This is the first biography of Scott by someone who has experienced the deprivations, the stress and the sheer physical pain that Scott lived through.

    Jeremy says: "Review of captain scott"
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UNABRIDGED) by Steven Kotler Narrated by Jeff Cummings

    The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance

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    • By Steven Kotler
    • Narrated By Jeff Cummings
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    In this groundbreaking audiobook, New York Times best-selling author Steven Kotler decodes the mystery of ultimate human performance. Drawing on over a decade of research and first-hand reporting with dozens of top action and adventure sports athletes like big wave legend Laird Hamilton, big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones, and skateboarding pioneer Danny Way, Kotler explores the frontier science of "flow", an optimal state of consciousness in which we perform and feel our best.

    Y. Syed says: "Our Brains are amazing!"
  • Wooden: A Coach's Life (






UNABRIDGED) by Seth Davis Narrated by Stephen McLaughlin

    Wooden: A Coach's Life

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Seth Davis
    • Narrated By Stephen McLaughlin
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    No college basketball coach has ever dominated the sport like John Wooden. His UCLA teams reached unprecedented heights in the 1960s and '70s, capped by a run of ten NCAA championships in twelve seasons and an eighty-eight-game winning streak, records that stand to this day. Wooden also became a renowned motivational speaker and writer, revered for his "Pyramid of Success." The portrait that emerges from Davis's remarkable biography is of a man in full, whose life story still resonates today.

  • Baseball's Finest Moments (






UNABRIDGED) by Jack L. Hayes Narrated by Bobby Brill

    Baseball's Finest Moments

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jack L. Hayes
    • Narrated By Bobby Brill
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    In this audiobook, you'll find scores of interesting stories about unforgettable moments in the game, and see what the batboy saw as he mingled with legendary players of the 1950s, a time that may well go down as the greatest in American baseball history!

  • The Ultimate Guide to Boxing Nutrition: Maximize Your Potential (






UNABRIDGED) by Joseph Correa (Certified Sports Nutritionist) Narrated by Andrea Erickson

    The Ultimate Guide to Boxing Nutrition: Maximize Your Potential

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Joseph Correa (Certified Sports Nutritionist)
    • Narrated By Andrea Erickson
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    The Ultimate Guide to Boxing 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. Eating complex carbohydrates, protein, and natural fats in the right amount and percentages, as well as increasing your RMR, will make you faster, more agile, and more resistant.

  • Bird Watching: On Playing and Coaching the Game I Love (






UNABRIDGED) by Larry Bird, Jackie MacMullan Narrated by Tom Stechschulte

    Bird Watching: On Playing and Coaching the Game I Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Larry Bird, Jackie MacMullan
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
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    Even if you thought you knew everything about basketball legend Larry Bird, this audiobook is full of surprises. Bird speaks with amazing candor, offering a personal and honest look at his career with the Celtics, his experience with the '92 Olympics Dream Team, and his transition from superstar player to respected coach. Bird offers striking revelations about his health problems and how they shaped the man and his game. He shows how the things he learned as a player formed his thinking as a coach.

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UNABRIDGED) by Belmont and Belcourt Biographies Narrated by Nick Hahn

    Michael Vick: An Unauthorized Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 44 mins)
    • By Belmont and Belcourt Biographies
    • Narrated By Nick Hahn
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    Most people are aware of his amazing talents on the field and of his amazing controversies off the field, but in order to truly understand Michael Vick, you must first understand where he came from. Michael Vick: An Unauthorized Biography explores Vick's early life, his high school and college careers, details his dog-fighting conviction and other personal troubles, and explores his career in the NFL all the way through April 2013.

  • Kevin Love: An Unauthorized Biography (






UNABRIDGED) by Belmont and Belcourt Biographies Narrated by Sean Lenhart

    Kevin Love: An Unauthorized Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By Belmont and Belcourt Biographies
    • Narrated By Sean Lenhart
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    Kevin Love is an NBA superstar on the rise. He has accomplished more in his first few seasons in the NBA than most players achieve in their careers. Most true fans are aware of his amazing scoring and rebounding abilities and the fact that he holds the longest streak for consecutive games with double figures in points and rebounds since the ABA - NBA merger, but in order to truly understand Kevin Love, you must first understand where he came from.

  • Kyrie Irving: An Unauthorized Biography: Basketball Biographies, Book 14 (






UNABRIDGED) by Belmont and Belcourt Biographies Narrated by Gary D. MacFadden

    Kyrie Irving: An Unauthorized Biography: Basketball Biographies, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By Belmont and Belcourt Biographies
    • Narrated By Gary D. MacFadden
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    Kyrie Irving is an NBA star on the rise. Most fans are aware that he was the 2011-12 NBA Rookie of the Year and that he is a point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but in order to truly understand Kyrie Irving, you must first understand where he came from. This audiobook explores Irving's upbringing, his high school and college careers, and details his breakthrough into the NBA, all the way through the end of the 2012-13 season.

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UNABRIDGED) by Duane Smith Narrated by Ronald Clarkson

    The Nubian 21st Anniversary Commemorative Edition: A Novel

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    • By Duane Smith
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    True spirituality requires that one develop a cosmic consciousness. Words are the containers by which the power of the Spirit (Universe) is shipped into the realm of the material world. It's critical for a spiritual man, a cultural warrior to achieve a state of clarity, within which he will be able to handle the power of the Spirit. The fundamental challenge for the warrior is to bring the immensity of the power of the Spirit alive in the Universe to bear on the circumstances of everyday living.

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