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Unstoppable Audiobook

Unstoppable: My Life So Far

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Publisher's Summary

This program is read by the author.

From Maria Sharapova, one of our fiercest female athletes, the captivating - and candid - story of her rise from nowhere to tennis stardom, and the unending fight to stay on top.

In 2004, in a stunning upset against the two-time defending champion Serena Williams, 17-year-old Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon, becoming an overnight sensation. Out of virtual anonymity, she launched herself onto the international stage. "Maria Mania" was born. Sharapova became a name and face recognizable worldwide. Her success would last: she went on to hold the number-one WTA ranking multiple times, to win four more Grand Slam tournaments, and to become one of the highest-grossing female athletes in the world.

And then - at perhaps the peak of her career - Sharapova came up against the toughest challenge yet: during the 2016 Australian Open, she was charged by the ITF with taking the banned substance meldonium, only recently added to the ITF's list. The resulting suspension would keep her off the professional courts for 15 months - a frighteningly long time for any athlete. The media suggested it might be fateful.

But Sharapova's career has always been driven by her determination and by her dedication to hard work. Her story doesn't begin with the 2004 Wimbledon championship, but years before, in a small Russian town, where as a five-year-old she played on drab neighborhood courts with precocious concentration. It begins when her father, convinced his daughter could be a star, risked everything to get them to Florida, that sacred land of tennis academies. It begins when the two arrived with only $700 and knowing only a few words of English. From that, Sharapova scraped together one of the most influential sports careers in history.

Here, for the first time, is the whole story, and in her own words. Sharapova's is an unforgettable saga of dedication and fortune. In this new audiobook, she brings us inside her pivotal matches and illuminates the relationships that have shaped her - with coaches, best friends, boyfriends, and Yuri, her coach, manager, father, and most dedicated fan, describing with honesty and affection their oft-scrutinized relationship. She writes frankly about the suspension. As Sharapova returns to the professional circuit, one thing is clear: the ambition to win that drove her from the public courts of Russia to the manicured lawns of Wimbledon has not diminished.

Sharapova's Unstoppable is a powerful audiobook memoir, resonant in its depiction of the will to win - whatever the odds.

©2017 Maria Sharapova (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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    "Very inspiring book and words of wisdom"

    A great book with soothing voice that we all can use as an example to be inspired when life itself becomes challenging

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    erik 10-20-17
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    If you play tennis, this is a jewel. fives you insight into one of the greats. btw she narrates. awesome

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    Craig Smith 10-17-17
    Craig Smith 10-17-17
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    "Inspiring!"

    My respect and appreciation for Maria Sharapova has grown exponentially after reading Unstoppable. It's an inspiring story and I got a lot out of this book that I can apply to my own life in general. Thank you Maria!

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    Athari A. Yagoub 10-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "You don't want to stop it!"

    I just don't want to get out of my car! I want to keep listening! I have very little to do with sports not to mention Tennis, but her life story, her family and all that seems out of this world is so inspiring even for women older than you Maria! And that she read it herself is an addition no doubt , a story of determination, inner strength family love and wisdom on how to get through challenges one step at a time, thank you so much MASHA 😍🙏🏼

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    "Brutally honest"

    Her honesty really touched me in this book. Her truthfulness made this book and her story fascinating. She revealed the joy and pain of a simple athlete. I was surprised by her writing as well. She can depicted her emotions and feelings so vividly. Of course, her narration, she did a great job! Absolutely love this book. Only thing is, not sure how Serena thinks of it. On one hand, I totally admire Maria no sugar coating no bullshit style. On the other hand, not sure it is the nice thing to write like that about other people.

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    phue 10-01-17
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    "Your thoughts are your enemies, put them on paper"

    My hero, who has paved the way through authorities, still dirty from walking in fox trails.

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    Anonymous 09-30-17
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    "Maria Fucking Sharapova!"

    Great book! Amazing story. She's a beast and I welcome her back!!! Loved it completely.

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    Amazon Customer 09-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "STUPENDOUS!"

    One of my favorite biographies of all time. Maria Sharapova provides new meaning to the words 'determination' and 'driven'. A rare treat!

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    "Great Book"

    I really enjoyed this book. I was grateful that Maria read it. I think it added a lot. It was. Very interesting hearing her perspective on people she worked with and competed against. I learned so much of the risks her and her father took early in her life, and the hard work and dedication she put in to make her who she is today.

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    Having the Maria read is a bonus. This story helps you grasp the reality of what it takes to make something great happen. Well done!

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