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    • The Horse God Built

    • The Untold Story of Secretariat, the World’s Greatest Racehorse
    • By: Lawrence Scanlan
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    In The Horse God Built, best-selling equestrian writer Lawrence Scanlan has written a tribute to an exceptional man that is also a backroads journey to a corner of the racing world rarely visited. As a young black man growing up in South Carolina, Eddie Sweat struggled at several occupations before settling on the job he was born for - groom to North America's finest racehorses. As Secretariat's groom, loyal friend, and protector, Eddie understood the horse far better than anyone else.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book and perfectly written

    • By Jeffrey P. Allen on 09-01-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Big Game

    • The NFL in Dangerous Times
    • By: Mark Leibovich
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 232

    Big Game is a chronicle of "peak football" - the high point of the sport's economic success and cultural dominance but also the time when the dark side began to show. It is an era of explosive revenue growth but also one of creeping existential fear. Players have long joked that NFL stands for "not for long", but as the true impact of concussions becomes inescapable background noise, it's increasingly difficult to enjoy the simple glory of football without the buzzkill of its obvious consequences. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing New Odd Delivery

    • By Daniel Venegas on 10-30-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Wrestling Life 2

    • More Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable
    • By: Dan Gable, Kyle Klingman
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    When most people think of the celebrated greatness that is Coach Dan Gable, they think of an almost mythic intensity toward wrestling. Gable breathes and bleeds the sport and faithfully applies lessons learned from both on and off the mat. Expanding upon Gable's first collection of stories, A Wrestling Life 2 goes a little deeper into the mindset and life events that have shaped the man, the wrestler, and the coach.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really really good book true wrestling fan Favori

    • By Dustin Head on 03-06-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Electric October

    • Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever
    • By: Kevin Cook
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The 1947 World Series was "the most exciting ever" in the words of Joe DiMaggio, with a decade's worth of drama packed into seven games between the mighty New York Yankees and underdog Brooklyn Dodgers. It was Jackie Robinson's first Series, a postwar spectacle featuring Frank Sinatra, Ernest Hemingway, and President Harry Truman in supporting roles. It was also the first televised World Series - sportswriters called it "Electric October".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Jody Scharf on 08-30-17
    • Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever
    • By: Kevin Cook
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 08-15-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Off Speed

    • Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception
    • By: Terry McDermott
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Tracing the evolution of pitching and the pitcher's art of deception, Terry McDermott tells the fascinating story of baseball's 150-year hunt for the perfect pitch. Using the framework of a single game (nine chapters, nine innings, nine pitches), he explores the history of every type of pitch, combining the folk wisdom of the players with the enormous wealth of new data brought to the sport by the growing legion of statisticians who are transforming many of the sport's once sacred beliefs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent listen for the serious baseball fan

    • By Rohan Deshpande on 11-01-17
    • Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception
    • By: Terry McDermott
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 05-30-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 32 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Playing Through the Whistle

    • Steel, Football, and an American Town
    • By: S. L. Price
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    Aliquippa, Pennsylvania is famous for two things: the Jones and Laughlin Steel mill, an industrial behemoth that helped win World War II; and football, with a high school team that has produced numerous NFL stars, including Mike Ditka and Darrelle Revis. But the mill, once the fourth largest producer in America, closed for good in 2000. What happens to a town when a dream dies? Does it just disappear?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is not a football book

    • By radchick on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Strong Boy

    • The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America’s First Sports Hero
    • By: Christopher Klein
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    "I can lick any son of a bitch in the world." So boasted John L. Sullivan, the first modern heavyweight boxing champion of the world, a man who was the gold standard of American sports for more than a decade and the first athlete to earn more than a million dollars. He had a big ego, a big mouth, and even bigger appetites. His womanizing, drunken escapades, and chronic police-blotter presence were godsends to a burgeoning newspaper industry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By Mark on 12-22-15
    • The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America’s First Sports Hero
    • By: Christopher Klein
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 07-07-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Late to the Ball

    • Age. Learn. Fight. Love. Play Tennis. Win.
    • By: Gerald Marzorati
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Being a man or a woman in your early 60s is different than it was a generation or two ago, at least for the more fortunate of us. We aren't old...yet. But we sense it coming: Careers are winding down, kids are gone, parents are dying (friends, too), and our bodies are no longer youthful or even middle-aged. Learning to play tennis in your 50s is no small feat, but becoming a serious, competitive tennis player at the age of 60 is a whole other matter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring, insightful look at tennis that helps you believe you're never too old!

    • By BigDaveB on 09-18-16

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Baseball

    • A History of America's Game
    • By: Benjamin G. Rader
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    A succinct history of baseball, newly revised and updated. In this third edition of his lively history of America's game, widely recognized as the best of its kind, Benjamin G. Rader expands his scope, covering record crowds and record income, construction of new ballparks, a change in the strike zone, a surge in recruiting Japanese players, and an emerging cadre of explosive long-ball hitters. The book is published by The University of Illinois Press.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book!

    • By Judy Ellis on 04-15-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Last Innocents

    • The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers
    • By: Michael Leahy
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Legendary Dodgers Maury Wills, Sandy Koufax, Wes Parker, Jeff Torborg, Dick Tracewski, and Tommy Davis encapsulated 1960s America: white and black, Jewish and Christian, wealthy and working class, pro-Vietnam and anti-war, golden boy and seasoned veteran. The Last Innocents is a thoughtful, technicolor portrait of these seven players - friends, mentors, confidants, rivals, and allies - and their storied team that offers an intriguing look at a sport and a nation in transition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reliving my youth

    • By PJ on 05-24-17
    • The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers
    • By: Michael Leahy
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 04-28-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Pitino

    • My Story
    • By: Rick Pitino, Seth Kaufman, Jeff Van Gundy - foreword
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    On September 26, 2017, the biggest recruiting scandal in college basketball history sent shock waves through the world of sports. Caught up in a massive FBI and NCAA investigation - and the intense media spotlight - was Rick Pitino, the Louisville Cardinals’ Hall of Fame coach. Here, from Pitino himself, comes the real story of the ongoing case and the hard truth about how college hoops has been pushed to the brink of disaster by greed, bad actors, and shoe company money.

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Fixin' to Git

    • One Fan's Love Affair with NASCAR's Winston Cup
    • By: Jim Wright
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the past 20 years, big-time stock-car racing has become America’s fastest growing spectator sport. Winston Cup races draw larger audiences - at the tracks and on television - than any other sport, and drivers like Dale Jarrett, Jeff Gordon, and Mark Martin have become cultural icons whose endorsements command millions. What accounts for NASCAR’s surging popularity?

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Big Game

    • The NFL in Dangerous Times
    • By: Mark Leibovich
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the number-one best-selling author of This Town comes a thrillingly raw and hysterical account of the billionaires, crooks, charlatans and scoundrels that own and run the NFL. American Football - with its celebrity players, billionaire owners, and cheerleaders with flawless teeth - is more American than apple pie. Which is why celebrated New York Times journalist Mark Leibovich has chosen football as the vehicle through which to examine the troubled state of Trump’s America.

    Regular price: $14.18

    • Muhammad Ali

    • A Tribute to the Greatest
    • By: Thomas Hauser
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Stripping away the revisionism to reveal the true nature of the man himself, this new book recounts the life journey of a fighter universally recognized as a unique and treasured world icon. Few global personalities have commanded an all-encompassing sporting and cultural audience like Muhammad Ali. Now, Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest allows us to more fully appreciate the truth - and understand both the man and the ways in which he helped recalibrate how the world perceives its transcendent figures.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not ready for production

    • By Jody on 07-16-16

    Regular price: $20.97