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  • The Inside Story of Tom Brady's Fight for Redemption
  • By: Casey Sherman, Dave Wedge
  • Narrated by: Greg Baglia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

12 is the propulsive story of this gritty comeback. It's a drama that unfolds in the locker room, the court room, and under the brightest lights in all of sports - the Super Bowl. Now for the first time, listeners will have an exclusive look into Tom Brady's experience and the NFL's shocking strangle-hold on their players. With unprecedented access to Brady himself, his teammates, and his lawyers, we will see just how a football legend went up against one of the largest corporations in the world to stage the greatest comeback in NFL history and emerge a god of the gridiron.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book but not exactly breaking news.

  • By Dan on 09-05-18

good in depth report

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Reviewed: 08-18-18

there was a lot of good information that I had not heard from all of the report.

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  • The Hard Hat

  • 21 Ways to Be a Great Teammate
  • By: Jon Gordon
  • Narrated by: Jon Gordon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

From the moment Jon Gordon heard about George Boiardi and the hard hat, he was intrigued and captivated. Over the years he visited George's coaches, attended several "21 Dinners" held in his honor, met his family, talked to his teammates, and observed how he inspired all who knew him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Tara Sullivan on 10-29-17

Inspirational...number 6 of his books

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Reviewed: 07-03-18

Puts things into perspective and should help any team re focus their energy. Must read for teams who need help.

  • Travel Team

  • By: Mike Lupica
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book rocks!

  • By Braxton on 02-09-06

fantastic story about loving the game

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Reviewed: 06-30-18

I enjoyed how the characters were developed and to see Danny grow not just as a player but as a coach while having fun.

  • Getting to Us

  • By: Seth Davis
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

What makes a coach great? How do great coaches turn a collection of individuals into a coherent “us”? Seth Davis, one of the keenest minds in sports journalism, has been thinking about that question for 25 years. It’s one of the things that drove him to write the definitive biography of college basketball’s greatest coach, John Wooden, Wooden: A Coach’s Life. But John Wooden coached a long time ago. The world has changed, and coaching has, too, tremendously. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Couple of Bad Chapters

  • By dak979s on 08-14-18

Need help to improve your team - Must read

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Reviewed: 04-09-18

Seth Davis provided many great examples of how each coach got their team to US. Just bought the hard copy as well.

  • Becoming Kareem

  • Growing Up on and off the Court
  • By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
  • Narrated by: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 59

At one time Lew Alcindor was just another kid from New York City with all the usual problems: He struggled with fitting in, with pleasing a strict father, and with overcoming shyness that made him feel socially awkward. But with a talent for basketball and an unmatched team of supporters, Lew Alcindor was able to transform and to become Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • legend in the making

  • By Jake Knudsen on 07-28-18

enlightening book

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Reviewed: 02-26-18

If you are interested in basketball and how to find yourself, this is an excellent book. This is my third book from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

  • Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager Revised Edition

  • Gain the Mindset and Skillset for Getting What You Need to Suceed
  • By: Ken Blanchard, Susan Fowler
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Through a captivating business parable, Ken Blanchard and coauthors Susan Fowler and Laurence Hawkins show listeners how to apply the world-renowned Situational Leadership II method to their own development. The story centers on Steve, a young advertising executive who is about to lose his job. Through a series of talks with a One Minute Manager protégé named Cayla, Steve learns the three secrets of self leadership.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Be an asset to your company, not a liability.

  • By Xavier Foley on 01-01-18

Great Leadership book

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Reviewed: 11-30-17

The authors provide great lessons for people to help themselves become leaders while still telling a story

  • The Ice Bucket Challenge

  • Pete Frates and the Fight Against ALS
  • By: Casey Sherman, Dave Wedge
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
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    5 out of 5 stars 13
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    5 out of 5 stars 13

While everyone knows of the Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral craze that swept the nation in summer 2014, too few know the truly inspirational story behind it. Pete Frates was a man at war with his own body, a man whose love for others was unshakable. He was a man who refused to fight alone and, in so doing, mobilized a global army to combat one of the most devastating diseases on earth: ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Courageous Story of a true warrior

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-28-17

Courageous Story of a true warrior

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Reviewed: 11-28-17

Great job by acclaimed authors Casey Sherman and David Wedge. Pete Frates is a gutsy, hard working and inspiration to any who are faced with such adversity. Help #strikeoutALS and join the fight.

  • The Power of Positive Leadership

  • How and Why Positive Leaders Transform Teams and Organizations and Change the World
  • By: Jon Gordon
  • Narrated by: Jon Gordon
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 397

We are not positive because life is easy. We are positive because life can be hard. As a leader, you will face numerous obstacles, negativity, and tests. There will be times when it seems as if everything in the world is conspiring against you and your vision seems more like a fantasy than a reality. That's why positive leadership is essential! Positive leadership is not about fake positivity. It is the real stuff that makes great leaders great.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always positive

  • By Will on 08-21-17

Best Jon Gordon Book !!!!!

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Reviewed: 11-17-17

This is my 4th Gordon Book and as much as I enjoyed the others including the Energy Bus, this was fantastic. His examples of how to be a positive leader were made relevant with his stories during his presentations. Will be listening to this again.

  • Bo's Lasting Lessons

  • The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership
  • By: Bo Schembechler, John U. Bacon
  • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 62
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    5 out of 5 stars 50
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    5 out of 5 stars 50

In Bo's Lasting Lessons, the coach draws on his years of experience, using first-person anecdotes to deliver timeless lessons on leadership, motivation, and responsibility. With pithy language, Bo explains that true leadership requires the compassion to actively listen to your people, and then to have the courage to do what is right every time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen for any Michigan fan

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-17

Great listen for any Michigan fan

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Reviewed: 11-10-17

Fabulous leadership skills only told by legendary University of Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler. Learning about how to lead a team.

  • Playing Hurt

  • My Journey from Despair to Hope
  • By: John Saunders, John U. Bacon
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 58
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    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52

In Playing Hurt, a leading figure in the sports world - the quintessential "man's man" who seems to have it all - confesses his constant battle with depression. John Saunders welcomes listeners into the heart of his desperate struggle through insights into the root causes of depression and explanations of modern medical and homeopathic treatments.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Story That Can Save Lives!

  • By Mike on 02-16-18

a difficult subject very well told. Thanks you

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Reviewed: 11-07-17

This was a book I almost stopped listening to a couple of time due to the story. Having watched John Saunders since he came to ESPN, I appreciated his skill and professionalism, but hearing the stories made me feel terrible. I have also been a long time fan of John U Bacon and his works. If you know or are suffering from depression I highly recommend this book. Amazing work

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