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Andy

Andy Westport, CT, United States Member Since 2002
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  • "one of the better ultramarathon books"

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    most people looking at this book have likely read dean karnazes "ultramarathon man" or one of his other books. while dean makes himself sound like a tough guy, he's no match for scott jurek.

    the story of how scott started in the sport, changed his diet, went through a spiritual journey and made it all the way to the top is truly remarkable. if you're a marathoner but looking to up your game or take on a new challenge, this one will really open your mind.

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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.

    Heidi says: "If you liked "Born to Run"...get this book!!!"
  • "race headwinds"

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    This book was a great history of not only Jesse Owens, but how African Americans lived in the years just before World War II. The author does a great job of taking us right into the Olympics in Berlin. It provides a close up view on what is is like to be a member of a minority group in the run up to world class competition.

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    Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jeremy Schaap
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
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    In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers looming, an African-American son of sharecroppers set three world records and won an unprecedented four gold medals, single-handedly crushing Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy. The story of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics Games is that of a high-profile athlete giving a performance that transcends sports. But it is also the intimate and complex tale of the courage of one remarkable man.

    Andy says: "race headwinds"
  • "best book in 11 years of listening"

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    Agassi's book is awesome. It feels as if you have been in his tennis bag for 20 years. The stories and recollections are robust, and the narration is first rate. Just terrific.

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    Open: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Andre Agassi
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
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    From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography. Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match and every relationship. Never before has the inner game of tennis and the outer game of fame been so precisely limned.

    Patrick says: "Just an Incredible Story!"
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  • Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

    "If you liked "Born to Run"...get this book!!!"

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    It is a real person with a real life story. It isnt all happy endings and wonderful times. Scott has an amazing drive, and strong need to run, but we see that he is just a human too. So there is bad, good, and even harsh. I laughed out loud quite a few times, and cried quite a few as well, but I felt as though I was on the journey with him. I have even more respect for him after this book than I did after "Born to Run", which is where I learned about Scott. I have followed Scott since I read that book, and have enjoyed his career, and I find him very inspirational.

    I was amazed by his candor, and ability to talk about some of the personal things he covers. It truly makes me ADMIRE him all the more.

    If you liked "Born to Run", you will like this book. Please remember it is a personal memoir, not a bunch of different people's stories as in BtR. Although you do get to meet all of those characters from Scott's point of view.

    I highly recommend this book!!!

    OH...one more thing...Alot of the vegan receipts at the end are great!!! I went out and bought the hard copy for a cook book!!!

  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    "Wonderful"

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    I loved this book. I listened to it twice, just to catch all of the details, then researched some of the information myself. The author does a great job of marrying his research information with characters and a plot. There is enough education, and history to keep your mind churning, but there is also humor, friendship, love and loss, peppered throughout. I highly recommend this to anyone who once was, is, or has a desire to ever be a runner.

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  • "Do you believe in miracles??"

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    Many reviews offer comparisons of this book to Seabiscuit, appropriately so as the themes and narrative tone are remarkably similar. But I also see a strong resemblance to another American Olympic story that happened 4 decades later – our “Miracle on Ice” hockey team of 1980. In both cases global hostilities threatened Olympic boycotts, potentially crushing the once-in-a-lifetime dreams of humble college kids taking on the State subsidized titans of their sports. But the games were held, and against all odds (some of them suspicious in their advantages to the two Fascist teams) the kids rose to the occasion. This is not a spoiler – it’s well known that they win. The real drama is in the story that got them there in the first place. Brown writes that story effectively, developing the social, economic and political context, and fleshing out the characters: Coach Ulbrickson who struggled to find the right team chemistry among his talented rowers, employing crushingly superhuman training standards to ensure top conditioning. There is also shell builder George Pocock, who dispensed Yoda-like wisdom to the boys about the intangible qualities that make up a crew as opposed to a team. And of course the boys in the boat, whose own stories are compelling, especially Joe's, but several others are well highlighted.

    Edward Herrmann’s flawless reading is smooth, clear and authoritative, yet also intimate in the telling of the very personal stories of Depression era America and early Third Reich Germany, as teams of rowers approached the race of a lifetime, that to the world was more than just a boat race. And just a side note - you can find video of the race on Youtube.

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    The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
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    Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

    Benoibe says: "Best book of the year!"

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    Winner Takes All: Wynn, Kerkorian, Loveman, and the Race to Own Las Vegas (






UNABRIDGED) by Christina Binkley Narrated by Cynthia Holloway

    Winner Takes All: Wynn, Kerkorian, Loveman, and the Race to Own Las Vegas

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Christina Binkley
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
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    Steve Wynn. Kirk Kerkorian. Dr. Gary Loveman. The first two are world-famous for their flamboyant, often outrageous efforts to dominate Las Vegas. But it's the third - an economist from Harvard Business School, unknown even to most of the guests at his high-profile casinos - who may now have the most impact.

    pete says: "Fabulous book! Narrator was bleh."
  • 4.5 (4344 ratings)
    Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (






UNABRIDGED) by Christopher McDougall Narrated by Fred Sanders

    Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
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    Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

    Corey says: "Amazing read - even for non-runners"
  • 4.4 (136 ratings)
    Cinderella Man: James Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History (






UNABRIDGED) by Jeremy Schaap Narrated by Grover Gardner

    Cinderella Man: James Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jeremy Schaap
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Lost in the annals of boxing is the sport's true Cinderella story. James J. Braddock, dubbed "Cinderella Man" by Damon Runyon, was a once promising light heavyweight for whom a string of losses in the ring and a broken right hand happened to coincide with the Great Crash of 1929.

    Marcus Anthony says: "Excellent"
  • 4.4 (583 ratings)
    Seabiscuit: An American Legend (






ABRIDGED) by Laura Hillenbrand Narrated by Campbell Scott

    Seabiscuit: An American Legend

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
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    Laura Hillenbrand beautifully renders this breathtaking saga of one horse's journey from also-ran to national luminary. Seabiscuit: An American Legend is an inspiring tale of unlikely heroes, a classic story of three embattled individuals overcoming the odds in the Great Depression.

    Andrew says: "Abridged = Awful"
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  • 4.2 (367 ratings)
    Ultramarathon Man: Confession of an All-Night Runner (






UNABRIDGED) by Dean Karnazes Narrated by James Yaegashi

    Ultramarathon Man: Confession of an All-Night Runner

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Dean Karnazes
    • Narrated By James Yaegashi
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    Karnazes reveals the mind-boggling adventures of his nonstop treks through the hell of Death Valley, the incomprehensible frigidity of the South Pole, and the breathtaking beauty of the mountains and canyons of the Sierra Nevada.

    Andrea says: "Not as self-congratulating as others have said"
  • 4.2 (226 ratings)

    The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes. One Goal. And Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Neal Bascomb
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
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    In the tradition of Seabiscuit, critically acclaimed author Neal Bascomb reaches back to the golden age of sport and crafts an utterly captivating narrative of what may be the most remarkable athletic feat of all time.

    Brent says: "Most inpirational!"
  • 4.2 (670 ratings)

    It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Lance Armstrong, Sally Jenkins
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    People around the world have found inspiration in the story of Lance Armstrong - a world-class athlete nearly struck down in his prime, who fought back to win the world's most grueling test of cycling, the Tour de France. It's Not About the Bike is the amazing story of Armstrong's journey from inauspicious beginnings, through triumph, tragedy, transformation, and transcendence.

    Brenda says: "Inspirational"
  • 4.2 (318 ratings)

    Every Second Counts

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Lance Armstrong, Sally Jenkins
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    Continuing the inspiring story begun in his first book, Every Second Counts captures the mind-set of a man who has beaten incredible odds and considers each day an opportunity for excellence.

    Wayne says: "Good Book - Unfortunate Narrator"
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  • 3.8 (52 ratings)
    Ten Points (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Strickland Narrated by Chuck Kourouklis

    Ten Points

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Bill Strickland
    • Narrated By Chuck Kourouklis
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    Bill Strickland believed he was cursed. No matter how secure his life outwardly seemed, the happiness he had attained with his wife and daughter hung by a thread, threatened by the monster Bill lived in constant fear of, a demon inside him that had been created by horrific childhood abuse.

    Cindy says: "Very Moving"
  • 4.2 (30 ratings)
    Running the Table: The Legend of Kid Delicious, the Last Great American Pool Hustler (






UNABRIDGED) by L. Jon Wertheim Narrated by Butch Engle

    Running the Table: The Legend of Kid Delicious, the Last Great American Pool Hustler

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By L. Jon Wertheim
    • Narrated By Butch Engle
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    In most sports the pinnacle is Wheaties-box notoriety. But in the world of pool, notoriety is the last thing a hustler desires. Such is the dilemma that faces one Danny Basavich, an affable, generously proportioned Jewish kid from Jersey, who flounders through high school until he discovers the one thing he excels at - the felt - and hits the road.

    Rick says: "If you loved The Hustler..."
  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (






UNABRIDGED) by Christopher McDougall Narrated by Fred Sanders

    Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (2168)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

    Corey says: "Amazing read - even for non-runners"
  • The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (






UNABRIDGED) by Daniel James Brown Narrated by Edward Herrmann

    The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

    Benoibe says: "Best book of the year!"
  • The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance (






UNABRIDGED) by Steven Kotler Narrated by Jeff Cummings

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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • 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.

    Brian Burns says: "This book will change your life."
  • Undisputed Truth (






UNABRIDGED) by Mike Tyson, Larry Sloman Narrated by Joshua Henry

    Undisputed Truth

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Mike Tyson, Larry Sloman
    • Narrated By Joshua Henry
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    Philosopher, Broadway headliner, fighter, felon - Mike Tyson has defied stereotypes, expectations, and a lot of conventional wisdom during his three decades in the public eye. Bullied as a boy in the toughest, poorest neighborhood in Brooklyn, Tyson grew up to become one of the most thrilling and ferocious boxers of all time - and the youngest heavyweight champion ever. But his brilliance in the ring was often compromised by reckless behavior.

    Brock says: "Fascinating story about a train wreck of a life"
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  • The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance (






UNABRIDGED) by W. Timothy Gallwey Narrated by Dan Woren

    The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By W. Timothy Gallwey
    • Narrated By Dan Woren
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    The Inner Game of Tennis is a revolutionary program for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning. This classic best-seller can change the way the game of tennis is played.

    Amazon Customer says: "Could be better if shorter"
  • The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance (






UNABRIDGED) by David Epstein Narrated by David Epstein

    The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By David Epstein
    • Narrated By David Epstein
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    Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success, Sports Illustrated senior writer David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving this great riddle.

    Cynthia says: "Epstein writes! He scores!"
  • Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness (






UNABRIDGED) by Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman Narrated by Quincy Dunn-Baker

    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.

    Heidi says: "If you liked "Born to Run"...get this book!!!"
  • 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
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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.

    Akko says: "Easier to listen to, wonderful narration !"
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  • Worth the Fight: MMA Fighter, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Vi Keeland Narrated by Tatiana Sokolov, Todd Haberkorn

    Worth the Fight: MMA Fighter, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Vi Keeland
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov, Todd Haberkorn
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    It didn't matter that the ref called it a clean hit. Nico Hunter would never be the same.

    Elle has a good life. A job she loves, a great apartment, and the guy she's been dating for more than two years is a catch and a half. But it's boring…and she strives to keep it that way. Too many emotions are dangerous. Her own past is living proof of what can happen when you lose control. Then Nico walks into Elle's office and everything changes…for both of them.

    Jordy says: "4 Hard Hitting MMA Fightin Stars!"
  • Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season (






UNABRIDGED) by Nick Heil Narrated by David Drummond

    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.

    Don Lance says: "Good summary of the 2006 season"
  • Open: An Autobiography (






UNABRIDGED) by Andre Agassi Narrated by Erik Davies

    Open: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Andre Agassi
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
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    From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography. Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match and every relationship. Never before has the inner game of tennis and the outer game of fame been so precisely limned.

    Patrick says: "Just an Incredible Story!"
  • Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander (






UNABRIDGED) by Phil Robertson Narrated by Al Robertson, Phil Robertson

    Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Phil Robertson
    • Narrated By Al Robertson, Phil Robertson
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    This no-holds-barred autobiography chronicles the remarkable life of Phil Robertson, the original Duck Commander and Duck Dynasty star, from early childhood through the founding of a family business. Life was always getting in the way of Phil Robertson’s passion for duck hunting. An NFL-bound quarterback, Phil made his mark on Louisiana Tech University in the 1960s by playing football and completing his college career with a master’s degree in English. But Phil’s eyes were not always on the books or the ball; they were usually looking to the sky....

    calluna13 says: ""Redneck" does not necessarily mean unintelligent"
  • The World Is a Ball: The Joy, Madness, and Meaning of Soccer (






UNABRIDGED) by John Doyle Narrated by Chris Kayser

    The World Is a Ball: The Joy, Madness, and Meaning of Soccer

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By John Doyle
    • Narrated By Chris Kayser
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    For the past 10 years, leading Canadian journalist and cultural critic John Doyle has been traveling the globe to observe World Cup and other soccer matches played at the highest level. The result is a Bill Bryson-esque narrative full of wit and insight, concluding with the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. In between his encounters with the delirious fans, the crazed taxi drivers, the leprechauns and the lederhosen, Doyle examines the evolution of soccer as a global phenomenon.

  • Long Distance: Testing the Limits of Body and Spirit in a Year of Living Strenuously (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill McKibben Narrated by Rex Anderson

    Long Distance: Testing the Limits of Body and Spirit in a Year of Living Strenuously

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Bill McKibben
    • Narrated By Rex Anderson
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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.

  • Preparing You and Your Horse for the First Off-the-Property Ride: Horse Sense & Cents Tip Booklets (






UNABRIDGED) by Nanette Levin Narrated by Susan Kayne

    Preparing You and Your Horse for the First Off-the-Property Ride: Horse Sense & Cents Tip Booklets

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    • By Nanette Levin
    • Narrated By Susan Kayne
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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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UNABRIDGED) by Martin Dugard Narrated by Bernard Setaro Clark

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UNABRIDGED) by Dave Lowry Narrated by Brian Nishii

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UNABRIDGED) by Vijay Vad, David Allen Narrated by Steven Menasche

    The New Rules of Running: Five Steps to Run Faster and Longer for Life

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