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  • The Big Fix

  • The Hunt for the Match-Fixers Bringing Down Soccer
  • By: Brett Forrest
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Known as the "beautiful game," soccer is the world's most popular sport, crossing borders and language barriers to entertain billions. But underneath it all - the raucous fans in the stadiums; the beloved players; and FIFA, the international governing body with a membership of 209 national associations - is a scandal that threatens to make soccer the ugliest sport in the world. Filled with headline-making revelations, The Big Fix is a must-hear for soccer fans and true crime aficionados.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic deep dive

  • By Sean Downey on 11-15-18

A fantastic deep dive

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-18

I did a college project on this. To hear it all layed out, was so incredibly interesting. A great listen for any fan or non-fan of the game.

  • I Am The Secret Footballer

  • Lifting the Lid on the Beautiful Game
  • By: The Secret Footballer
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

The honest truth about professional football, by the Guardian's man inside the game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breaking all the rules

  • By Sean Downey on 11-11-18

Breaking all the rules

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

Love the real conversation on the social, and sport issues and reality of the game.

  • How To Win: Lessons from the Premier League

  • By: The Secret Footballer
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

In an inspirational, funny and thought-provoking new book, The Secret Footballer teams up with The Secret Psychologist to crack the secrets of success and share with us the tricks and tips that keep the top players at the top of their game. Exploring the winning mindset from confidence to concentration, exposing the successes, the failures and the frauds, this book will shock and entertain. And while most of us will never dribble like Messi or strike like Suarez, we can learn to think like them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Must from TSF

  • By Sean Downey on 10-08-18

Another Must from TSF

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-18

As a coach I loved to listen to this on my way around to games.

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

  • Expanded Edition
  • By: Mur Lafferty
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483

Though Han Solo has thrilled Star Wars fans for decades, the notorious wisecracking scoundrel was chasing adventure and dodging trouble long before he walked into the cantina at Mos Eisley spaceport. Young Han dreams of someday soaring into space at the helm of his own starship and leaving his home, the gritty industrial planet Corellia, far behind. But as long as he's trapped in a life of poverty and crime - and under the thumb of the sinister Lady Proxima and her brutal street gang - reaching the distant stars seems impossible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At last, solo revealed!

  • By Robert A. Raymond on 10-01-18

Book to Movie

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Read all Solo canon books, then this, then watch movie. Sets you up for a great watch. My only wish is what was in the novel was in the original movie.

  • The Art of War

  • By: Sun Tzu
  • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,538

The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu. In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age, with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Aidan Gillen needs to narrate more books

  • By Angelina PM on 04-14-15

A Must

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Anyone interested in strategy, competition, this is a must listen. I listened to this after listening to a Game Theory book.

  • My Manchester United Years

  • By: Bobby Charlton
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Bobby Charlton is Manchester United through and through. He was a member of the original "Busby Babes" and has devoted his career to the club, playing in 754 games over 17 years. During that period he won everything the game had to offer, played alongside such greats as Best and Law, suffered devastating defeats, and was involved in one of the greatest football tragedies of all time. Here, for the very first time, he tells the story of those United years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For All

  • By Sean Downey on 09-09-18

For All

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-18

For all true fans of the game, a must listen! A great short autobiography and a glimpse of a great.

  • Game-Changer

  • Game Theory and the Art of Transforming Strategic Situations
  • By: David McAdams
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner, David McAdams
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 155

The aim of David McAdams’s Game-Changer is nothing less than to empower you with this wisdom - not just to win in every strategic situation (or “game”) you face but to change those games and the ecosystems in which they reside to transform your life and our lives together for the better.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but not gripping

  • By Tom on 05-20-15

Great

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-18

Definitely a book needing a few listens to truly understand everything. However I highly suggest this.

  • Thrawn: Alliances (Star Wars)

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,709
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,261

On Batuu, at the edges of the Unknown Regions, a threat to the Empire is taking root - its existence little more than a glimmer, its consequences as yet unknowable. But it is troubling enough to the Imperial leader to warrant investigation by his most powerful agents: ruthless enforcer Lord Darth Vader and brilliant strategist Grand Admiral Thrawn. Fierce rivals for the emperor’s favor, and outspoken adversaries on Imperial affairs - including the Death Star project - the formidable pair seem unlikely partners for such a crucial mission.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe my expectations were too high...

  • By Goggles on 08-29-18

Thrawn!!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-18

My new favorite Star Wars character is Thrawn, I want more Thrawn!!! A great novel, and I hope we see post Episode 6 Thrawn next! New Republic Thrawn?? Thrawn: New Alliances :-)

  • The Last Jedi

  • Star Wars
  • By: Jason Fry
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,886
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,679
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,665

Written with input from director Rian Johnson, this official adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi expands on the film to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additional content. From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy’s freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms - and perhaps lay down their lives - for the cause.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You will love the audio version.

  • By Robert A. Raymond on 03-07-18

A great Novel

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-18

For a movie with such controversy, this Novel does the film justice! I have now finished all of the canon novels for Star Wars, whatca journey!

Oh never mind Thrawn Alliances is out, talk to you later!

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,108

More than 30 years ago, Star Wars burst onto the big screen and became a cultural phenomenon. Now the next adventures in this blockbuster saga are poised to captivate old and new fans alike - beginning with the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And alongside the cinematic debut comes the thrilling novel adaptation by New York Times best-selling science fiction master Alan Dean Foster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adds a bit to the Movie

  • By Brad on 12-22-15

New Trilogy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-18

Say all you want about the new trilogy and movies, I love them all. I will say the novels do a lot to add depth where maybe the movies missed at times. This was great to add the depth and feel to the movie.