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  • Thrawn (Star Wars)

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 745
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 743

In this definitive novel, listeners will follow Thrawn's rise to power - uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This brought me back

  • By Paul on 09-08-18

Meeting the legend

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Reviewed: 15-07-18

A fantastic biography of one of the extended Star Wars universes greatest bad guys, and how he rose to power in the Galactic Empire. The narration is great too, with Marc Thompson’s coldly calculating portrayal of Thrawn different from any of the other performers I’ve heard.

  • Mavericks, Money, and Men

  • The AFL, Black Players, and the Evolution of Modern Football
  • By: Charles Ross
  • Narrated by: Jim Woods
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

In Mavericks, Money and Men, football historian Charles Ross chronicles the AFL's key events, including Buck Buchanan becoming the first overall draft pick in 1963, and the 1965 boycott led by black players who refused to play in the AFL All Star game after experiencing blatant racism. He also recounts how the success of the AFL forced a merger with the NFL in 1969, which arguably facilitated the evolution of modern professional football.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Look at The Little League That DID

  • By Neil Dutton on 13-05-17

Fantastic Look at The Little League That DID

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Reviewed: 13-05-17

From the humble beginnings of the Foolish Club, to two against the odds Super Bowl wins, this book tells the story of the AFL and in particular the men who made it. If you've ever wondered how the modern NFL became the game it is today, you NEED to take this book in.

  • Slow Getting Up

  • A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile
  • By: Nate Jackson
  • Narrated by: Nate Jackson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Nate Jackson’s Slow Getting Up is an unvarnished and uncensored memoir of everyday life in the most popular sports league in America - and the most damaging to its players - the National Football League. After playing college ball at a tiny Division III school, Jackson, a receiver, signed as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers, before moving to the Denver Broncos. For six seasons in the NFL as a Bronco, he alternated between the practice squad and the active roster, eventually winning a starting spot - a short, tenuous career emblematic of the average pro player.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok but not great

  • By Mrs J Fenlon on 28-09-16

Slow Getting Up Builds Up a Real Head of Steam

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-15

We all know the superstars of the NFL. The multimillion dollar deals, the Pro Bowls, the Super Bowls. This book opens the door on the workaday jocks fighting every day to make the team.

Interlaced with Nate Jackson's wit are harrowing stories about battling injury, the impact on relationships being a pro athlete has, and the lengths (or depths) some players will go to to keep their dream alive.

A moving story, wonderfully read by the author.

  • Blood, Sweat and Chalk

  • Inside Football's Playbook: How the Great Coaches Built Today's Game
  • By: Tim Layden
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

The modern game of football is filled with plays and formations with names like the Counter Trey, the Wildcat, the Zone Blitz, and the Cover Two. They have become part of the sport's vernacular, and yet for many fans they remain just names, often confusing ones. To rectify that, Tim Layden has drilled deep into the core of the game to reveal how these chalkboard X's and O's really work on the field, as well as where they came from and who dreamed them up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Neil Dutton on 18-01-15

Fascinating

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Reviewed: 18-01-15

A great listen, delving deep into the men who changed football and the systems they used to do it with.