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  • "Brilliantly researched and narrated."

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    Ever since I started competing in Track and Field, as far back as freshman year in High School, I was always fascinated with athletic performance, and what contributed to an elite athlete’s athletic performance.

    This book finally cleared up that mystery. The answer - no surprise - is a combination of Nature and Nurture - one needs to have the right genetics (i.e. ‘hardware’), to be able to respond to training, but also the right ‘software’ (i.e. the training itself).

    Here are a few factoids from the book that I found especially facinating:

    the single best predictor of a major league hitters batting average is not reaction time but visual acuity. A study of this comparing batting averages of elite players (even as far back as Ted Williams) all had eyesight around 20/10 - some with score of 20/8 - approaching the biological limit of human sight. This allowed the players to not only see the type of pitch being thrown in the 1/16th of a second it takes to leave the pitchers hand - but gave them the ability to mentally process this information in milliseconds, based on subconsciously viewing the the ball’s trajectory, spin and pitchers’ shoulder (i.e. they had the hardware (eyesight) but the software part (thousands of hours of batting practice) imprinted these patterns on their brain.

    A study of Kenyan marathon runners (some of the best distance runners in the world) found NO difference in Vo2 MAX, hemoglobin levels or other physical trains when compared to european runners. What made Kenyans so great? For any given size Kenyans evolved with very narrow leg bones, which made their legs 1-2 lbs lighter than the europeans. A study done showed that even 1/10th of 1lb lighter leg weight contributes to 8% greater running efficiency. That’s why sneaker companies strive to make lighter shoes. Kenyans have significantly more efficient running as a result. Another factor of the Kenyans is that they train at altitudes of 6,000 - 8,000 feet, which is considered ideal for adaptation to endurance. Lastly, Kenyans have a system whereby all students are required to train for endurance sports - so they have a lot more people to choose from.

    What makes a great sprinter - someone with long legs relative to body height, with narrow hips, high concentration of fast-twitch muscle fibers, and a center of gravity that’s 3 cms above the navel. It just so happens that Jamaicans have evolved with this set of physiology - but they also have a structured system whereby they seek out the best of the best and have an elaborate training system when they find athletes with potential.

    About 6 in 1,000 people come ‘out of the box’ with elite genes - and this blows away the 10,000 hours rule (a reference to the book Outliers by Malcom Gladwell) which states that the average time it takes to become elite - is based on 10,000 of ‘deliberate practice’ - in all fields from music, sports or Chess. Not so. The original study of this had a range from 1,000 hours to 40,000 hours. The book talked about the 2007 world champion high jumper - who literally took up the sport 7 months prior to competing - and his first jump ever (taken on a dare when he was in high school - he cleared 7 feet.

    The book gave many more examples and was written in a very eloquent manner.Overall - the book reinforced the point that all people benefit from training. But to be elite, you need to have the right genetic factors specific to the sport AND the right training.

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    The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

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    • 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!"
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  • Tread Lightly: Form, Footwear, and the Quest for Injury-Free Running

    "Too many lists, phony-sounding narrator"

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    There is a lot of dull detail in this book, and a lot of lists. Mostly, it's "book report" -- a regurgitation of material from other books. Meanwhile, the narrator is trying his best to inject drama into every sentence. The combination produces a peculiar mix of irritation and boredom.

    If you are this interested in the minutiae of footwear, then the written copy is probably a better bet for you.

  • Running for My Life: One Lost Boy's Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games

    "A worthy listen"

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    Lomong's story makes a great listen. It fizzles a little toward the end, but I guess that's to be expected; it's really his childhood experiences that will hold the most interest.

    The narrator has a sort of fairy-tale storytelling style that wouldn't work for most audiobooks, but which is very appropriate for reading this story.

    Lomong is a religious guy; I'm not. But he doesn't beat you over the head with his beliefs. It's just who he is, and that's cool. He's not the fastest in the world. He's not the most brilliant guy in the world. He has an interesting story worth hearing, that's all. This audiobook does a good job of delivering on that.

  • Running with the Kenyans: Passion, Adventure, and the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth

    "Well Done"

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    This book was a great listen for my long weekend runs. The author explores the topic thoroughly, humorously, and warmly, while avoiding the "look at me, I'm oh so special" vibe that plagues baby-boomer memoirs.

    The narrator was pitch-perfect, too.

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

    "Fascinating, Revelatory"

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    An absolutely absorbing, and completely believable story of PED use in cycling. Hamilton describes how riders are sucked into the 'win at all costs culture' slowly but irrevocably.

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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!!!"

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  • 4.0 (61 ratings)
    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

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    • 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 (4617 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 (137 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

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    • 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 (589 ratings)
    Seabiscuit: An American Legend (






ABRIDGED) by Laura Hillenbrand Narrated by Campbell Scott

    Seabiscuit: An American Legend

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    • 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 (402 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

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    • 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 (228 ratings)

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

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    • 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 (678 ratings)

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

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    • 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 (321 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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  • 3.7 (54 ratings)
    Ten Points (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Strickland Narrated by Chuck Kourouklis

    Ten Points

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    • By Bill Strickland
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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"
  • 4.1 (34 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..."
  • 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
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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.

    Janice says: "Do you believe in miracles??"
  • 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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    (2417)

    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 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."
  • 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!"
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  • Seabiscuit: An American Legend (






UNABRIDGED) by Laura Hillenbrand Narrated by George Newbern

    Seabiscuit: An American Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By George Newbern
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    Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail.

    K. Knutsson says: "Best book ever!"
  • 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!!!"
  • 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"
  • The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive (






UNABRIDGED) by Jim Afremow Narrated by Eric Michael Summerer

    The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jim Afremow
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer
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    In The Champion's Mind, sports psychologist Jim Afremow, PhD, LPC, now offers the same advice he uses with Olympians, Heisman Trophy winners, and professional athletes, including tips and techniques based on high-performance psychology research, such as how to get in a "zone," thrive on a team, and stay humble; how to progress within a sport and sustain excellence long-term, and customizable pre-performance routines to hit full power when the gun goes off or the puck is dropped.

    skippyp says: "Probably better as a book"
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  • 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

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    • By 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"
  • Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence (






UNABRIDGED) by Gary Mack, David Casstevens Narrated by Kevin Young

    Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Gary Mack, David Casstevens
    • Narrated By Kevin Young
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    In Mind Gym, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your performance on the field or on the court as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through 40 accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes - many of whom he has worked with - you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." Mind Gym will give you the "head edge" over the competition.

  • Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak (






UNABRIDGED) by Andy Hall Narrated by Jim Manchester

    Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Andy Hall
    • Narrated By Jim Manchester
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    In 1967, 12 young men attempted to climb Alaska's MountMcKinley - known to the locals as Denali - one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived. Journalist Andy Hall, son of the park superintendent at the time, investigates the tragedy. He spent years tracking down survivors, lost documents, and recordings of radio communications. In Denali's Howl, Hall reveals the full story.

    Marci says: "Disappointing"
  • Bird Dream: Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight (






UNABRIDGED) by Matt Higgins Narrated by Adam Verner

    Bird Dream: Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight

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    • By Matt Higgins
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
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    Human flight is one of the last great challenges on Earth. Not like how the Wright brothers flew, but how we fly in our dreams. This is the goal of the Wingsuit Landing Project: to soar through the sky at speeds up to one hundred miles per hour and to land without the aid of a parachute. This project is the creation of 37-year-old Jeb Corliss, Jr., a Southern Californian who seeks to emulate a mode of flight more like a flying squirrel than bird or plane.

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






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

    The Ultimate Guide to Handball Nutrition: Maximize Your Potential

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    • Narrated By Andrea Erickson
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    The Ultimate Guide to Handball 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.

  • Born to Run Barefoot?: Sorting Through the Myths and Facts of Barefoot Running (






UNABRIDGED) by Chas Gillespie Narrated by Kaleo Griffith

    Born to Run Barefoot?: Sorting Through the Myths and Facts of Barefoot Running

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    Two million years ago, Africa: A skinny, long-limbed creature who walks on two legs, can’t sprint, and has no weapons turns away from his under-nourished friends, and runs down a much stronger antelope. Dinner. Over succeeding generations, this creature evolves into one of the best distance runners on the planet: the human being. Yet in the age of modernity, we find ourselves unable to run without more than half of us suffering injury. This book looks at the injury epidemic in running and what the barefoot running movement believes are the causes of injury.

  • Michael Phelps: An Unauthorized Biography (






UNABRIDGED) by Belmont and Belcourt Biographies Narrated by Michael Griffith

    Michael Phelps: An Unauthorized Biography

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