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Bettym

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  • "Great story even if you are not a b..."

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    This book tells it like it was about the doping culture in top class bike racing and how it was impossible to win without enhancing your performance. A fascinating insight into the top races and racers, making clear that those superhuman feats you had seen in the Tour de France on TV really were that - beyond normal human achievement. Tyler Hamilton comes across as a basically decent guy, and there is relatively little special pleading. The commentary by his co-author Daniel Coyle adds welcome balance. Just be glad that the Tour is so much slower than it was. Sean Runnette reads really well.

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    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"
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  • The Elements of Effort: Reflections on the Art and Science of Running

    "Enjoyable and motivating"

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    I enjoy listening to this in the early mornings before my run, and although I don't always agree with absolutely everything he says there is a lot to interest me in there and I've listened to it a few times.

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  • "Fantastic"

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    I really didn't think I'd enjoy a book lasting so long about one race. However this is one of the best books I've listened to in a long time. What amazing athletes!! Interesting to wonder what could have Dave Scott could have produced if Mark Allen hadn't trailed him all day up to the marathon. I'm not taking away from the athletic ability but he didn't do the same work and worked the system better.

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    Iron War: Dave Scott, Mark Allen, and the Greatest Race Ever Run

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Matt Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Seth Michael Donsky
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    The 1989 Ironman World Championship was the greatest race ever in endurance sports. In a spectacular duel that became known as the Iron War, the world's two strongest athletes raced side by side at world-record pace for a grueling 139 miles. Driven by one of the fiercest rivalries in triathlon, Dave Scott and Mark Allen raced shoulder to shoulder through Ironman's 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike race, and 26.2-mile marathon. After 8 punishing hours, both men would demolish the previous record - and cross the finish line a mere 58 seconds apart.

    John says: "Fantastic"

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  • 4.8 (241 ratings)
    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
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    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
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (109)

    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"
  • 4.8 (16 ratings)
    On the Road Bike (






UNABRIDGED) by Ned Boulting Narrated by Ned Boulting
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    On the Road Bike

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • 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.

    Jon says: "Interesting & entertaining take on British Cycling"
  • 4.9 (12 ratings)
    Into the Arena (






UNABRIDGED) by Alexander Fiske-Harrison Narrated by Paul Thornley
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    Into the Arena

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Alexander Fiske-Harrison
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
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    In this remarkable and controversial book, Alexander Fiske-Harrison follows the tracks of a whole bullfighting year in Spain. He trains and takes part in the sport himself. He gives us memorable portraits of bull-fighters and bulls, of owners, trainers and fans - of a whole country. Fiske-Harrison offers a fully rounded and involving portrait of an art as performed for centuries and of the arguments that dog it today.

    David says: "Unique view into a secret "art""
  • 4.6 (197 ratings)
    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
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    Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

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    • 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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  • 4.5 (86 ratings)
    Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness (






UNABRIDGED) by Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman Narrated by Quincy Dunn-Baker
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    Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman
    • Narrated By Quincy Dunn-Baker
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    A dominant force in the sport of ultrarunning, Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run and a two-time winner of the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon through Death Valley. Eat & Run offers an inspirational account of Jurek's life as a runner and vegan. Regaling listeners with jaw-dropping tales of endurance, Jurek also delivers sound science and practical advice-as well as his favorite plant-based recipes.

    MR says: "Great book - misleading title"
  • 4.3 (32 ratings)
    Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season (






UNABRIDGED) by Nick Heil Narrated by David Drummond
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    Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • 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!"
  • 4.4 (28 ratings)
    Once a Runner (






UNABRIDGED) by John L. Parker Jr. Narrated by Patrick Lawlor
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    Once a Runner

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    • By John L. Parker Jr.
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
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    Once a Runner captures the essence of what it means to be a competitive runner; to devote your entire existence to a single-minded pursuit of excellence. It has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever written. Originally self-published in 1978 and sold at road races out of the trunk of the author's car, reading the book became a rite of passage for many runners, and tattered copies were handed down like sacred texts from generation to generation.

    Colette says: "Feel the pain!!"
  • 4.4 (24 ratings)
    Barca: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World (






UNABRIDGED) by Graham Hunter Narrated by Graham Hunter
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    Barca: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World

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    • By Graham Hunter
    • Narrated By Graham Hunter
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    Barcelona is the greatest football team in the world, the greatest for a generation, and possibly the greatest of all time. This is the untold inside story of how the best and most loved football team in the world came to redefine how the game is played. We start with the 2011 Champions League final at Wembley, the game that ended the debate about whether Barcelona was the greatest team in the world and began a new one: are they the best ever?

    Richard says: "A Fantastic Insight"
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  • 4.3 (24 ratings)
    The Mental Game of Poker: Proven Strategies for Improving Tilt Control, Confidence, Motivation, Coping with Variance, and More (






UNABRIDGED) by Jared Tendler, Barry Carter Narrated by Jared Tendler
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    The Mental Game of Poker: Proven Strategies for Improving Tilt Control, Confidence, Motivation, Coping with Variance, and More

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jared Tendler, Barry Carter
    • Narrated By Jared Tendler
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    The mental game may be more important in poker than in any other form of competition. It's one of the only games in the world where you can play perfectly and lose-again and again. Hundreds of poker players have turned to mental game coach Jared Tendler's revolutionary approach to help them play their best, no matter how badly they're running. In this book you'll find simple, step-by-step instructions and proven techniques to permanently fix problems such as tilt, handling variance, emotional control, confidence, fear, and motivation.

    Jason says: "The Ultimate Guide to the Mental Game"
  • 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
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    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
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (95)

    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"
  • Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness (






UNABRIDGED) by Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman Narrated by Quincy Dunn-Baker
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    Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman
    • Narrated By Quincy Dunn-Baker
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (34)

    A dominant force in the sport of ultrarunning, Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run and a two-time winner of the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon through Death Valley. Eat & Run offers an inspirational account of Jurek's life as a runner and vegan. Regaling listeners with jaw-dropping tales of endurance, Jurek also delivers sound science and practical advice-as well as his favorite plant-based recipes.

    MR says: "Great book - misleading title"
  • 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
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    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
    Overall
    (241)
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    (111)
    Story
    (109)

    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"
  • Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Lewis Narrated by Scott Brick
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    Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Moneyball is a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the giant offices of major league teams and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers, and physics professors.

    Colin says: "Recommended reading for all sports fans"
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  • Hatters, Railwaymen and Knitters: Travels through England's Football Provinces (






UNABRIDGED) by Daniel Gray Narrated by Derek Perkins
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    Hatters, Railwaymen and Knitters: Travels through England's Football Provinces

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Daniel Gray
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
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    Daniel Gray is about to turn thirty. Like any sane person, his response is to travel to Luton, Crewe, and Hinckley. After a decade's exile in Scotland, he sets out to reacquaint himself with England via what he considers its greatest asset: football. Watching teams from the Championship (or Division Two as any right-minded person calls it) to the South West Peninsula Premier, and aimlessly walking around towns from Carlisle to Newquay, Gray paints a curious landscape forgotten by many.

    kmcca5 says: "Excellent football/history/travel book"
  • Wide-Eyed and Legless: Inside the Tour de France (






UNABRIDGED) by Jeff Connor Narrated by Ben Elliot
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    Wide-Eyed and Legless: Inside the Tour de France

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jeff Connor
    • Narrated By Ben Elliot
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    Named 'The No. 1 Cycling Book of All Time' by Cycle Sport, Wide-Eyed and Legless is a fast-paced, fly-on-the-wall story of courage, endurance, bungling, rows and cheating in sport's greatest marathon. In 1987, the Tour was won by Irishman Stephen Roche. It was the first time the champion had hailed from outside the Continent or the States and the first time in 20 years a British team - ANC Halfords - had competed in the world's toughest and craziest race.

  • Tour de France (






UNABRIDGED) by Graeme Fife Narrated by Peter Wickham
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    Tour de France

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    • By Graeme Fife
    • Narrated By Peter Wickham
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    In this updated edition of the highly acclaimed Tour de France, Graeme Fife sets the 2012 race in the context of the event's remarkable history, stretching back to July 1903. Combining meticulous research with a pacy narrative style, he penetrates the mystique of the race and paints a colourful picture of the men whose exploits have given the Tour an enduring universal appeal. Moreover, the book now celebrates a truly historic event: The 99th edition of the race was won, for the first time, by a Briton.

  • The Long Run: One Man's Attempt to Regain his Athletic Career-and His Life - by Running the New York City Marathon (






UNABRIDGED) by Matthew Long, Charles Butler Narrated by Matthew Del Negro
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    The Long Run: One Man's Attempt to Regain his Athletic Career-and His Life - by Running the New York City Marathon

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Matthew Long, Charles Butler
    • Narrated By Matthew Del Negro
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    On the morning of December 22, 2005, New York City firefighter Matt Long was cycling to work when he was struck by and sucked under a 20-ton bus making an illegal turn. The injuries he sustained pushed him within inches of death. Miraculously, after five months in the hospital and more than 40 operations, Matt was able to start his recovery. This book chronicles Matt's road to recovery as he teaches himself to walk again and, a mere three years later, to run in the 2008 New York City Marathon.

    Mark says: "Inspiring"
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  • Triathlon for the Every Woman: You Can Be a Triathlete. Yes. You. (






UNABRIDGED) by Meredith Atwood Narrated by Angela Ellis
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    Triathlon for the Every Woman: You Can Be a Triathlete. Yes. You.

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Meredith Atwood
    • Narrated By Angela Ellis
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    Triathlon for the Every Woman is a hilarious, fun and informative read - full of expert advice, training tips, and stories to turn a tired, busy woman into a tired, busy woman triathlete - no matter her size, age, or place in life. Meredith Atwood, an overweight and overworked wife, mother, and attorney, went from the couch to the finish of a half Ironman triathlon in a little over a year. Her book, full of contributions from expert coaches, nutritionists and athletes, takes the reader through the disciplines of swimming, biking and running.

  • The Stupid Footballer Is Dead: Insights into the Mind of a Professional Footballer (






UNABRIDGED) by Paul McVeigh Narrated by Paul McVeigh
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    The Stupid Footballer Is Dead: Insights into the Mind of a Professional Footballer

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Paul McVeigh
    • Narrated By Paul McVeigh
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    Professional football in the modern era is played every bit as much in the mind as on the pitch. More and more it's becoming clear that natural talent is nowhere near enough to sustain a career in the modern game. Players need to be smart; not academically but in terms of their thinking. The ones who are dedicated, with mental resilience and a winner's psychology are prospering and will continue to do so as the game evolves. The stupid footballer is dead.

  • Once a Runner (






UNABRIDGED) by John L. Parker Jr. Narrated by Patrick Lawlor
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    Once a Runner

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    • By John L. Parker Jr.
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
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    Once a Runner captures the essence of what it means to be a competitive runner; to devote your entire existence to a single-minded pursuit of excellence. It has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever written. Originally self-published in 1978 and sold at road races out of the trunk of the author's car, reading the book became a rite of passage for many runners, and tattered copies were handed down like sacred texts from generation to generation.

    Colette says: "Feel the pain!!"
  • Running Ransom Road: Confronting the Past, One Marathon at a Time (






UNABRIDGED) by Caleb Daniloff Narrated by Caleb Daniloff
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    Running Ransom Road: Confronting the Past, One Marathon at a Time

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Caleb Daniloff
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    In Running Ransom Road, Daniloff, many years sober, confronts his past by setting out, over the course of 18 months, to run marathons in the cities where he once lived and wreaked havoc. Competing from Boston to New York, Vermont to Moscow, Daniloff explores the sobering and inspiring effects of running as he traverses the trails of his former self, lined with dark bars, ratty apartments, lost loves, and lost chances.

  • Making Mavericks: The Memoir of a Surfing Legend (






UNABRIDGED) by Frosty Hesson, Ian Spiegelman Narrated by Gary Dikeos
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    Making Mavericks: The Memoir of a Surfing Legend

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    • By Frosty Hesson, Ian Spiegelman
    • Narrated By Gary Dikeos
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    When Richard "Frosty" Hesson was first approached by a young Jay Moriarty in 1990, the skinny kid with a sparkle in his eye only wanted one thing from the icon: His help in becoming a better surfer. Hesson, one of the first to conquer the huge waves off northern California known as Mavericks, recognized that the kid "had a vision." Jay quickly demonstrated a resolve that reminded Frosty of his younger self, pursuing his goal with a seriousness far beyond his years. His attitude and work ethic earned Frosty's respect and, eventually, his friendship.

  • The Gospel According to Tim (






UNABRIDGED) by Joseph Bottum Narrated by Brian Troxell
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    The Gospel According to Tim

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    • By Joseph Bottum
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    What's there left to say about Tim Tebow? He's brilliant and appalling, inspiring and annoying - a straightforward young man who somehow played and prayed his way into being the most enigmatic figure in American sports. In the essay-length Kindle Single "The Gospel According to Tim", Joseph Bottum argues that Tebow strikes a nerve because he has slipped beyond all the usual categories of our wink-and-nudge culture of irony. And he's done that mostly by being simply who he is: not a football-playing theologian but, in essence, a mystic.

  • The Summer of 43: R.A. Dickey's Knuckleball and the Redemption of America's Game (






UNABRIDGED) by Joseph Bottum Narrated by Brian Troxell
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    The Summer of 43: R.A. Dickey's Knuckleball and the Redemption of America's Game

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    • By Joseph Bottum
    • Narrated By Brian Troxell
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    The summer of 2012 has become the Summer of 43 - as in the summer of R. A. Dickey, the 37-year-old knuckleball pitcher who wears Number 43 on the mound for the New York Mets. As his knuckleballs flutter and drop through the strike zone, befuddling batters and producing a 12-1 record by the All Star break, Dickey has become one of the greatest feel-good stories of baseball history: the man who found redemption, after years of adversity, by mastering one of the strangest and most difficult pitches in the game.

  • How to Play Golf: 2011 Edition: Based on the Original 1869 Book (






UNABRIDGED) by Henry James Wingham Narrated by Stephen Stephen W. Davis
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    How to Play Golf: 2011 Edition: Based on the Original 1869 Book

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Henry James Wingham
    • Narrated By Stephen Stephen W. Davis
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    Want to learn to play golf? This 2011 edition of a world-famous book will teach you the ins and outs of golfing. This is a revision of the world's most well-known book on the subject, How to Play Golf written by H. J. Whigham in 1892. This audiobook describes the rules of golf as revised by the Royal and ancient golf club of St. Andrews, in 1891. How to Play Golf covers every aspect of the game: it provides advice to beginners, swinging tips, putting instructions, and even a guide to building your own golf course.

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  • My Life on the Run: The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon (






UNABRIDGED) by Bart Yasso, Amby Burfoot (foreword) Narrated by Steven Roy Grimsley
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    My Life on the Run: The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Bart Yasso, Amby Burfoot (foreword)
    • Narrated By Steven Roy Grimsley
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    My Life on the Run chronicles the heatstroke and frostbite, heartache and triumphs he's experienced while competing in more than 1,000 competitive races on all seven continents. With the wit and wisdom of a seasoned insider, Yasso tells runners what they need to know to navigate the logistics of running in an unfamiliar country. He also offers practical guidance, such as 5-K, 10-K, half-marathon, and marathon training schedules, including his innovative technique known as the Yasso 800s for beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners.

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    • By Nanette Levin
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    Reduce your horse's stress - and yours - with smart ideas you can apply at home to get ready for an initial show, community ride, trip to an instructor's facility or hopeful fun time with friends. It can be nerve-wracking for anyone (professionals included) to venture off the property with a horse for the first time. This becomes more challenging for novices who don't have the benefit of drawing from decades of experience. Know you're not alone - everyone has some doubts, anxiety and excitement associated with that first public appearance.

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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.

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