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Douglas

Douglas Auburn, WA, United States Member Since 2008

College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.

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  • "After growing tired..."

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    of the brutality of Anderson, the commercialization and fakeries of Parelli and Roberts, and the ever inflating ego of Hempfling (who used to be the absolute best horse trainer anywhere, and maybe still is, despite his growing pompousness in age), Mark Rashid comes like a breath of fresh air. A true natural-horseman who manages to transcend the snake-oil instant cure mentality seen in so many clinics and workshops, Rashid gives an holistic approach that can be--and must be--shaped to each individual horse by each individual human. Rashid understands the most important truth: horse time is timeless, and anything with a horse takes as long as it takes--with gentle but firm leadership, care and compassion, and a deep understanding of the horse. A book well worth your time!

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    Whole Heart, Whole Horse: Building Trust Between Horse and Rider

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Mark Rashid
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
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    Many horse trainers, even those who espouse the so-called natural horsemanship approach, take the position that horses who fail to obey a human's request are doing so as much out of perversity as ignorance. That's not Mark Rashid's view. In his words, "If we understand that horses can't separate the way they feel from the way they act, then we can start to see that unwanted behavior isn't bad behavior at all. More times than not, it's just the horse expressing the way he feels at that particular moment in time....

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  • "I Read This Book On The Heels..."

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    of Mark Rashid's Whole Heart, Whole Horse, a stunningly impressive and even poetic book about horsemanship--and how it enriches living. Often, one will read such an inspirational book and go immediately to another work by the same author and be disappointed, finding him to be a one-hit wonder. This was not the case here. If anything, Horsemanship Through Life is an even deeper and more enjoyable work. Rashid not only gets to the very heart of horsemanship and everything I have always believed and practiced in working with my own horse, Sassy, he is a very skilled and patient storyteller in the balance. I cannot wait to get to more of Mark's books and read even more of the horsemanship and philosophy of a kindred spirit.

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    Horsemanship Through Life: A Trainer's Guide to Better Living and Better Riding

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Mark Rashid
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
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    Here is a compelling meditation from renowned horseman Mark Rashid on all the ways that the principles we apply in our dealings with fellow humans can apply to our relationships with our horses, and vice versa. Horsemanship Through Life is about awareness, learning, teaching, honesty, integrity, and much more. It is about more than tips or technique; it is about principles to live by. It is about taking ownership of and responsibility for our lives and relationships with horses and humans. It doesn t take long to listen to, but will be with you for life.

    Douglas says: "I Read This Book On The Heels..."
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steve's greatest hits:
  • Open: An Autobiography

    "Outstanding!"

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    I had this book in my wish list for two years and without a doubt, that was a huge mistake. This book was outstanding! Not a huge tennis fan but this is such a great story. I loved hearing about Andre when he was little. I loved hearing about his rise to the tennis ranks and I loved listening to how he remained on top. I even loved hearing about his personal relationships as well. Most impressively, the narrator did a tremendous job and the book is written in such a great way, it made me wonder if Agassi actuallly did write this. If so, he writing ability may be as good as his tennis talents! Two thumbs up and highly recommended!!!

  • Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won

    "9 out of 10 people will like this!"

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    Being a sports fan and a "stats-guy" I absolutely loved this book. I found it to be extremely interesting and will definitely recommend this title to others!

  • Mike and Mike's Rules for Sports and Life

    "Hilarious"

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    I don't really care for Mike and Mike too much but I definitely enjoyed this audio book a great deal. And I absolutely love their Indendence Day idea, which would make the firework celebration on the first Thursday of every July!

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

    "Outstanding listen"

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    For those who love boxing and sports or for anyone who loves a good rags to riches story, this book is a must read! One of my favorite listens here at Audible, yet...

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Jacqueline Denver, CO, USA 11-20-13 Member Since 2004

I love to read reviews by other audible listener's- I have learned to trust your judgement over critics who get paid for their opinions

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  • "A Once in a Lifetime Moment in History"

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    The combination of the amazing author skills of Daniel James Brown--along with the outstanding narrating ability of Edward Hermann--blew me away!

    These nine athletes pull together in a quiet determination in preparation for the greatest achievement of their lives. They didn't have the money of some of the other teams, or the best clothing or living arrangements--what they had was some of the most remarkable resolve to maintain their goals and support for the team --each and every one of them. Not to be left out is the shell builder, George Pocock, who had as much influence on the boys as anyone. His dedication to making the perfect shell is quite a story in itself--I found out much more about this sport than I thought I would.

    Listening to the winning race was breathtaking. I knew how the race ends- we all do - but I wasn't able to keep from being nervous and cheering the American team on as though I was in the stands. That is what this narrator does--just like in Unbroken, he pulls you in.

    Everything came together at that time in history--the right team, the right coach, an amazing shell builder, and their combined efforts to achieve a once in a lifetime moment.

    A must listen!

    I found the propaganda efforts in Germany one of the most disgusting parts of the story--the fake front they were able to put up for the world during that time was nauseating -as well as Hitler's efforts to unfairly give advantages to the German team over the other's --this was a very small portion of the story, yet had to be included. It makes this story even more amazing.

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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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  • 4.0 (58 ratings)

    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 (4348 ratings)

    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 (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 (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 (371 ratings)

    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 (671 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 (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 (31 ratings)

    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 (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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!"
  • 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
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    (2139)
    Story
    (2172)

    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 (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."
  • 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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  • 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!"
  • 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!"
  • 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 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"
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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!"
  • 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.

    George R. Kiessling, Sr. says: "Surprisingly interesting and informative."
  • 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!"
  • Decide to Play Great Poker: A Strategy Guide to No-limit Texas Hold Em

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Annie Duke, John Vorhaus
    • Narrated By Annie Duke
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    Ask the great poker players how they'd play a hand and the answer is always "it depends." That answer can be infuriating. But guess what? It really does depend. The key to becoming a great poker player is in knowing what it depends on. At last there's a book that gives you that answer. Poker is a game of so many variables; table position, flop texture, the number of players in a hand, the personalities of your opponents, and so much more.

    JOEL says: "So much better than expected."
  • 14 Minutes: A Running Legend's Life and Death and Life

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Alberto Salazar, John Brant
    • Narrated By Danny Pardo
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    The narrative follows Alberto’s boyhood in New England, his rise to stardom at the University of Oregon, his dramatic victories in the New York City and Boston Marathons, his long malaise due to injuries, which resulted in a near-suicidal depression; his resurgence due to intense spiritual experiences and discipline; his close alliance with Phil Knight and the Nike corporation; and describes his numerous near-death experiences.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (34 mins)
    • 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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • To Be a Runner: How Racing Up Mountains, Running with the Bulls, or Just Taking On a 5-K Makes You a Better Person (and the World a Better Place)

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
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    With an exuberant mix of passion, insight, instruction, and humor, best-selling author - and lifelong runner - Martin Dugard takes a journey through the world of running to illustrate how the sport helps us fulfill that universal desire to be the best possible version of ourselves each and every time we lace up our shoes. To Be a Runner represents a new way to write about running by bridging the chasm between the two categories of running books: how-to and personal narrative.

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