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Blake

Blake BLOOMINGTON, IN, United States Member Since 2011
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  • "When the NBA was fun to watch!"

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    I really enjoyed this book. I was in high school when Bird and Magic where in their prime. This book took me back to when the NBA was great intertainment! My only issue with the book is the narrator. His voice makes me tired. He just seems bored by the material. It didn't ruin the book for me but it didn't enhance it either. I am sure many people will not mind the narrator but I wish that they would have used someone else.

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    When the Game Was Ours

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Larry Bird, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jackie MacMullan
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    From the moment these two players took the court on opposing sides, they engaged in a fierce physical and psychological battle. Their uncommonly competitive relationship came to symbolize the most compelling rivalry in the NBA. These were the basketball epics of the 1980s - Celtics vs Lakers, East vs West, physical vs finesse, Old School vs Showtime, even white vs black. Each pushed the other to greatness - together Bird and Johnson collected eight NBA Championships and six MVP awards.

    Marvin says: "BIRD AND MAGIC"
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  • Sir Charles: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles Barkley

    "Print vs Audio"

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    Rick Reilly is better at print journalism than audio, in my opinion, because he comes off sounding like a jerk in this interview. Sir Charles, on the other hand, is revealed to be a smart, thoughtful and authentic gentleman --- oh yeah, and a fierce competitor. .

  • Let Me Tell You a Story: A Lifetime in the Game

    "Red Who?"

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    Growing up in Indiana, basketball was almost a religion for me. So why have I never heard of Red Auerbach? Probably because he wasn’t on the HS team? What a sheltered life!!
    Feinstein does a great job of showcasing how this great coach approaches life – lots of wisdom, humor and insight into basketball and life. Great storytelling about a charming and fascinating man

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  • "Just as Trite as Positive Thinking"

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    What would have made The Power of Negative Thinking better?

    Depth. Real insight. Any MSNBC or FOX news commentator could have patched this book together in an afternoon.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Bob Knight and Bob Hammel again?

    No.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was fine. The book was a waste.


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    The Power of Negative Thinking: An Unconventional Approach to Achieving Positive Results

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Bob Knight, Bob Hammel
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking, a classic best seller, has inspired an optimistic perspective for millions of Americans. Now, in an inspirational and entertaining rebuttal, the legendary basketball coach Bob Knight explains why "negative thinking" will actually produce more positive results, in sports and in daily life. Coach Knight, the second-winningest coach in NCAA history with 902 victories, explains that victory is often attained by the team that makes the fewest mistakes. His coaching philosophy was to instill discipline by "preparing to win" rather than hoping to win.

    Elyse says: "Just as Trite as Positive Thinking"

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UNABRIDGED) by Mike Krzyzewski, Jamie K. Spatola Narrated by Mike Krzyzewski

    Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords for Success

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mike Krzyzewski, Jamie K. Spatola
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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.

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    Twelve-year-old Danny Walker may be the smallest kid on the basketball court, but don't tell him that. Because no one plays with more heart or court sense. But none of that matters when he is cut from his local travel team, the very same team his father led to national prominence as a boy. Danny's father knows Danny isn't the only kid who was cut for the wrong reason, and together, this washed-up former player and a bunch of never-say-die kids prove that the heart simply cannot be measured.

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    Let Me Tell You a Story: A Lifetime in the Game (






ABRIDGED) by Red Auerbach, John Feinstein Narrated by Arnie Mazer

    Let Me Tell You a Story: A Lifetime in the Game

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    • By Red Auerbach, John Feinstein
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UNABRIDGED) by Mark Kriegel Narrated by Lloyd James

    Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich

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    • By Mark Kriegel
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    Pistol is more than the biography of a ballplayer. It's the stuff of classic novels: the story of a boy transformed by his father's dream and the cost of that dream. Even as Pete Maravich became Pistol Pete, a basketball icon for baby boomers, all the Maraviches paid a price. Now acclaimed author Mark Kriegel has brilliantly captured the saga of an American family: its rise, its apparent ruin, and, finally, its redemption.

    steve says: "Extremely Good!"
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  • 4.1 (28 ratings)
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UNABRIDGED) by John Feinstein Narrated by Richard M. Davidson

    The Punch: One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed Basketball Forever

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    • By John Feinstein
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    Tearing open the deepest wound in professional sports, Feinstein uncovers the secrets of the NBA before and after that fateful moment in December of 1977 when the face of professional hoops was changed forever.

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UNABRIDGED) by Phil Jackson Narrated by Stephen Hoye

    The Last Season: A Team in Search of Its Soul

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  • 3.7 (64 ratings)
    I May Be Wrong but I Doubt It (






ABRIDGED) by Charles Barkley, edited by Michael Wilbon Narrated by Charles Barkley

    I May Be Wrong but I Doubt It

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    • By Charles Barkley, edited by Michael Wilbon
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    Charles Barkley has never been shy about expressing his opinions. Michael Jordan once said that we all want to say the things that Barkley says, but we don't dare. Many people are going to be shocked and scandalized by I May Be Wrong but I Doubt It, but many more will stand up and cheer. One way or another, if more blood hasn't reached your brain by the time you've finished this book, maybe you've been embalmed.

    Jennifer says: "Interesting Insights for a Sports Fan"
  • 3.8 (19 ratings)
    Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era (






UNABRIDGED) by Gary M. Pomerantz Narrated by Stephen Hoye

    Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era

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    On the night of March 2, 1962, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, right up the street from the chocolate factory, Wilt Chamberlain, a young and striking athlete celebrated as the Big Dipper, scored 100 points in a game against the New York Knickerbockers.

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  • 3.6 (37 ratings)
    Last Dance: Behind the Scenes at the Final Four (






ABRIDGED) by John Feinstein Narrated by Arnie Mazer, Sean Runnette

    Last Dance: Behind the Scenes at the Final Four

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    • Narrated By Arnie Mazer, Sean Runnette
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    When college basketball teams make it to the NCAA tournament, they say they're "going to the dance". John Feinstein's riveting new book is the story of the last dance: the Final Four. There is no event in sports quite like it. The Final Four draws millions to their televisions and thousands to a chosen city; attendance is topped only by the Super Bowl. It is the epicenter of sports madness, a circus of media, coaches, and fans swirling around the four teams talented enough to have made it to the end.

    Stephen says: "Not Final Four Material"
  • 3.7 (32 ratings)
    More Than a Game (






ABRIDGED) by Phil Jackson, Charley Rosen Narrated by Phil Jackson, Charley Rosen

    More Than a Game

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    • By Phil Jackson, Charley Rosen
    • Narrated By Phil Jackson, Charley Rosen
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UNABRIDGED) by Phil Jackson, Hugh Delehanty Narrated by Matt Walton

    Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success

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    • By Phil Jackson, Hugh Delehanty
    • Narrated By Matt Walton
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UNABRIDGED) by Roland Lazenby Narrated by Bob Souer

    Michael Jordan: The Life

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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 Jeff Pearlman Narrated by Malcolm Hillgartner

    Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s

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    • By Jeff Pearlman
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    Best-selling sportswriter Jeff Pearlman draws from almost 300 interviews to take the first full measure of the Lakers’ epic Showtime era. A dazzling account of one of America’s greatest sports sagas, Showtime is packed with indelible characters, vicious rivalries, and jaw-dropping, behind-the-scenes stories of the players’ decadent Hollywood lifestyles. From the Showtime era’s remarkable rise to its tragic end - marked by Magic Johnson’s 1991 announcement that he had contracted HIV - Showtime is a gripping narrative of sports, celebrity, and 1980s-style excess.

    Bill says: "MAGIC-al!"
  • Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court (






UNABRIDGED) by Jay Bilas Narrated by Jay Bilas

    Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jay Bilas
    • Narrated By Jay Bilas
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    If anyone knows tough, it’s Jay Bilas. A four-year starter at Duke, he learned an incomparable work ethic under coach Mike Krzyzewski, battling against the greatest college players in the game. After playing professionally overseas for several years, he returned to Duke, where he served as Krzyzewski’s assistant coach for three seasons, during which the Blue Devils won back-to-back titles. Featuring never-before-heard stories and personal philosophies on toughness from top players and coaches, Bilas redefines what it takes to succeed.

    P. Wells says: "Great Book by A Dukie Who This Tarheel Admires"
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  • Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords for Success (






UNABRIDGED) by Mike Krzyzewski, Jamie K. Spatola Narrated by Mike Krzyzewski

    Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords for Success

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mike Krzyzewski, Jamie K. Spatola
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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.

    Cathy Morison says: "A little disjointed"
  • Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective (






UNABRIDGED) by Pat Head Summitt, Sally Jenkins Narrated by Sally Jenkins

    Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
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    Pat Summitt, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history and best-selling author of Reach for the Summitt and Raise the Roof, tells for the first time her remarkable story of victory and resilience as well as facing down her greatest challenge: early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Pat Summitt was only 21 when she became head coach of the Tennessee Vols women's basketball team. For 38 years, she has broken records, winning more games than any NCAA team in basketball history.

    Suzanne says: "5 Star Listen"
  • The Power of Negative Thinking: An Unconventional Approach to Achieving Positive Results (






UNABRIDGED) by Bob Knight, Bob Hammel Narrated by Dick Hill

    The Power of Negative Thinking: An Unconventional Approach to Achieving Positive Results

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Bob Knight, Bob Hammel
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking, a classic best seller, has inspired an optimistic perspective for millions of Americans. Now, in an inspirational and entertaining rebuttal, the legendary basketball coach Bob Knight explains why "negative thinking" will actually produce more positive results, in sports and in daily life. Coach Knight, the second-winningest coach in NCAA history with 902 victories, explains that victory is often attained by the team that makes the fewest mistakes. His coaching philosophy was to instill discipline by "preparing to win" rather than hoping to win.

    Elyse says: "Just as Trite as Positive Thinking"
  • Tall Tales: The Glory Years of the NBA, in the Words of the Men Who Played, Coached, and Built Pro Basketball (






UNABRIDGED) by Terry Pluto Narrated by Matthew Dudley

    Tall Tales: The Glory Years of the NBA, in the Words of the Men Who Played, Coached, and Built Pro Basketball

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Terry Pluto
    • Narrated By Matthew Dudley
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    The legends of the game and the magic of the times - an oral history of pro basketball's wonder years, by the author of the highly acclaimed Loose Balls. Using a lively oral history format, Terry Pluto provides the best look yet at the glory days of the NBA. Tall Tales is essential reading for any fan who understands that the history of the league does not begin and end with Michael Jordan.

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  • Go Big: Make Your Shot Count in the Connected World (






UNABRIDGED) by Cory Cotton Narrated by Cory Cotton

    Go Big: Make Your Shot Count in the Connected World

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Cory Cotton
    • Narrated By Cory Cotton
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    What stands between you and your dream? Listed by Advertising Age as one of YouTube’s hottest brands, Dude Perfect has used its crazy basketball shots to reach and inspire hundreds of millions with a contagious Go Big philosophy. By leveraging the connected world, the Dude Perfect guys’ dream became a reality, and now, they want the same for you.

  • The Gold Standard: Building a World-Class Team (






UNABRIDGED) by Mike Krzyzewski Narrated by Jamie K. Spatola

    The Gold Standard: Building a World-Class Team

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mike Krzyzewski
    • Narrated By Jamie K. Spatola
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    Autobiography of Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski.

    L. Swanson says: "Not bad, not amazing"
  • When the Game Was Ours (






UNABRIDGED) by Larry Bird, Earvin

    When the Game Was Ours

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Larry Bird, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jackie MacMullan
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    From the moment these two players took the court on opposing sides, they engaged in a fierce physical and psychological battle. Their uncommonly competitive relationship came to symbolize the most compelling rivalry in the NBA. These were the basketball epics of the 1980s - Celtics vs Lakers, East vs West, physical vs finesse, Old School vs Showtime, even white vs black. Each pushed the other to greatness - together Bird and Johnson collected eight NBA Championships and six MVP awards.

    Marvin says: "BIRD AND MAGIC"
  • Travel Team (






UNABRIDGED) by Mike Lupica Narrated by Oliver Wyman

    Travel Team

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    Twelve-year-old Danny Walker may be the smallest kid on the basketball court, but don't tell him that. Because no one plays with more heart or court sense. But none of that matters when he is cut from his local travel team, the very same team his father led to national prominence as a boy. Danny's father knows Danny isn't the only kid who was cut for the wrong reason, and together, this washed-up former player and a bunch of never-say-die kids prove that the heart simply cannot be measured.

    Braxton says: "This book rocks!"
  • The Ultimate Guide to Basketball Nutrition: Maximize Your Potential (






UNABRIDGED) by Joseph Correa Narrated by Andrea Erickson

    The Ultimate Guide to Basketball Nutrition: Maximize Your Potential

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Joseph Correa
    • Narrated By Andrea Erickson
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    The Ultimate Guide to Basketball Nutrition will teach you how to prevent dehydration. It will also 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.

  • Derrick Rose: An Unauthorized Biography (






UNABRIDGED) by Belmont and Belcourt Biographies Narrated by Ken Z.

    Derrick Rose: An Unauthorized Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (50 mins)
    • By Belmont and Belcourt Biographies
    • Narrated By Ken Z.
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    Derrick Rose is one of the best basketball players on the planet. Most people know that he is a dominating guard on the Chicago Bulls out of the University of Memphis but, in order to truly understand Derrick Rose, you must first understand where he came from. Derrick Rose: An Unauthorized Biography explores Rose's upbringing, his high school and college basketball careers, and details his breakthrough into the NBA, all the way through his 2012 playoff injury against Philadelphia.

  • Kevin Durant: An Unauthorized Biography (






UNABRIDGED) by Belmont and Belcourt Biographies Narrated by Ken Z.

    Kevin Durant: An Unauthorized Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By Belmont and Belcourt Biographies
    • Narrated By Ken Z.
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    Kevin Durant is a superstar on the rise. A six-foot, nine-inch small forward, Durant has worked his way into an elite class of NBA all-stars. The 2008 Rookie of the Year was the youngest player ever to win the NBA scoring title and continues to be the NBA's best scorer. This biography explores Durant's upbringing, his high school and college basketball careers, and details his breakthrough into the NBA, all the way through April 2013.

  • The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Heads of Basketball's Best Players (






UNABRIDGED) by Idan Ravin Narrated by Sean Pratt

    The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Heads of Basketball's Best Players

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Idan Ravin
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
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    In The Hoops Whisperer, Ravin shares the fascinating story of how he transformed a passion for the game into working with iconic basketball stars such as Chris Paul, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Blake Griffin, James Harden, Dwight Howard, and many more. He offers a rare unguarded glimpse inside the lives of these great athletes, drawn from his intimate connection with them that is the basis of his success.

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  • Michael Jordan: The Life (






UNABRIDGED) by Roland Lazenby Narrated by Bob Souer

    Michael Jordan: The Life

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Roland Lazenby
    • Narrated By Bob Souer
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    (29)
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    (25)
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    (25)

    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.

    Shane Lynch says: "Not Enough About Michael"
  • Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out (






UNABRIDGED) by John Calipari, Michael Sokolove Narrated by Chuck Montgomery

    Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By John Calipari, Michael Sokolove
    • Narrated By Chuck Montgomery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (17)
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    (16)
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    (16)

    In Players First, John Calipari relates for the first time anywhere his experiences over his first four years coaching the Kentucky Wildcats, college basketball's most fabled program, from the doldrums to a national championship, drawing lessons about leadership, character, and the path to personal and collective victory. At its core, Calipari's coaching philosophy centers on keeping his focus on the players - what they need to get the best out of themselves and one another.

    Stephen Schwambach says: "IU alum and fan...now loves Calipari"
  • The Rise of the National Basketball Association (






UNABRIDGED) by David George Surdam Narrated by Todd Barsness

    The Rise of the National Basketball Association

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By David George Surdam
    • Narrated By Todd Barsness
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    Today's National Basketball Association commands millions of spectators worldwide, and its many franchises are worth hundreds of millions of dollars. But the league wasn't always so successful or glamorous: in the 1940s and 1950s, the NBA and its predecessor, the Basketball Association of America, were scrambling to attract fans. Teams frequently played in dingy gymnasiums, players traveled as best they could, and their paychecks could bounce higher than a basketball.

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