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    • Quarterback

    • Inside the Most Important Position in the National Football League
    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: John Feinstein
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    A major new audiobook from number-one New York Times best-seller and sportswriting legend John Feinstein, Quarterback dives deep into the most coveted and hallowed position in the NFL - exploring the stories of five top quarterbacks and taking listeners inside their unique experiences of playing the position and holding the keys to their multibillion-dollar teams. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting tidbits bogged down by unfocused writing

    • By Miguel Villarreal on 12-12-18
    • Inside the Most Important Position in the National Football League
    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: John Feinstein
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 11-13-18
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Last Shot

    • A Final Four Mystery
    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: John Feinstein
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Steven Thomas is one of two lucky winners of the U.S. Basketball Writer's Association's contest for aspiring journalists. His prize? A trip to New Orleans and a coveted press pass for the Final Four. It's a basketball junkie's dream come true!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible!!!!!!!!!

    • By Sally on 04-04-05

    Regular price: $21.27

    • A Season on the Brink

    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: John Feinstein
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    A Season on the Brink chronicles the basketball season that John Feinstein spent following the Indiana Hoosiers and their fiery coach, Bob Knight. Knight granted Feinstein an unprecedented inside look at college basketball - with complete access to every moment of the season. Feinstein saw and heard it all - practices, team meetings, strategy sessions, and mid-game huddles - during Knight's struggle to avoid a losing season.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Sports Journalism

    • By Robert on 04-18-13

    Regular price: $22.63

    • The First Major

    • The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup
    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: John Feinstein
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232

    Coming into 2016, the Americans had lost an astounding six out of the last seven Ryder Cup matches, and tensions were running high for the showdown that took place in October 2016 in Hazeltine, Minnesota, just days after American legend Arnold Palmer had died. What resulted was one of the most raucous and heated three days in the cup's long history. Award-winning author John Feinstein takes listeners behind the scenes, providing an inside view of the dramatic stories as they unfolded.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome no other words. John Feinstein is great.

    • By Michael Clark on 12-10-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Legends Club

    • Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry
    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: John Feinstein
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 270

    The riveting inside story of college basketball's fiercest rivalry among three coaching legends - University of North Carolina's Dean Smith, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, and North Carolina State's Jim Valvano - by the king of college basketball writers, number-one New York Times best seller John Feinstein.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An absolute must for college basketball fans

    • By Hebern on 12-12-18
    • Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry
    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: John Feinstein
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 03-01-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 289 ratings

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Open

    • Inside the Ropes at Bethpage Black
    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: John Feinstein
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    In June 2002, the world watched a U.S. Open like no other. The most prestigious golf championship was played, for the first time in history, on a public golf course. Feinstein takes us through every step of the event, from how the players qualified to how pairings were made, from preparing the course to the negotiations between the USGA and NBC. You will meet golf's biggest stars - and come to understand why playing in the Open at Bethpage meant so much to so many.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A Major Disappointment

    • By lhmpdx on 06-18-03
    • Inside the Ropes at Bethpage Black
    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: John Feinstein
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 05-30-03
    • 4 out of 5 stars 36 ratings

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Where Nobody Knows Your Name

    • Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball
    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: John Feinstein
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235

    John Feinstein is one of the most influential sportswriters of the last three decades. In his masterful new audiobook, Where Nobody Knows Your Name, Feinstein delivers a fascinating account of the mysterious proving ground of America’s national pastime, pulling back the veil on the minor leagues of baseball.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Living on the Cusp of a Dream

    • By W Perry Hall on 04-09-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Walk On

    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: John Feinstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 28

    Alex Myers is a triple-threat athlete - great at football, basketball, and baseball. But he'll have to fight for a spot on the varsity team. Alex is a quarterback, but from the first day of football practice, it's clear that that position is very much filled by the coach's son, Matt. Alex finally gets a chance to show what he can do when Matt is injured, and he helps win a key game to keep the Lions' bid for the state championship alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good read

    • By don on 08-13-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Prodigy

    • A Novel
    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: John Feinstein
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Seventeen-year-old Frank Baker is a golfing sensation. He’s set to earn a full-ride scholarship to play at the university of his choice, but his single dad wants him to skip college and turn pro - golf has taken its toll on the family bank account, and his dad is eager to start cashing in on his son’s prowess. Frank knows he isn’t ready for life on the pro tour - regardless of the potential riches - so his swing coach enlists a professional golfer turned journalist to be Frank’s secret adviser.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent! Couldn't stop listening!

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-27-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Sixth Man

    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: John Feinstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    It's basketball season. And for once, triple threat Alex Myers is not the one in the spotlight. There's anew new guy in town, and Max Bellotti promises to turn the Lions' losing streak around and lead the team to a conference title. Alex is psyched, but some of the older guys on the team resent being benched in favor of an upstart freshman. Team morale is rocky at best. And when Max comes out as gay, not everyone takes the news in stride.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Cover-up

    • Mystery at the Super Bowl
    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: John Feinstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    The Super Bowl: America's biggest sports spectacle. More than 95 million fans will be watching. But Steve Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson know that what they'll be watching is a lie. They know that the entire offensive line of the California Dreams have failed their doping tests and shouldn't be allowed to play.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book?

    • By AWA on 02-25-16

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Foul Trouble

    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: John Feinstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 27

    Terrell Jamerson is the number one high school basketball player in the country. His team is poised to win the states. He’s got top colleges lined up to offer him scholarships, and press coverage at every game. Everyone says he could play in the NBA tomorrow. He’s living the dream, right? Danny Wilcox would tell you a different story. Danny is Terrell’s best friend and teammate, and a top prospect himself. But he sees that not all of the people buzzing around Terrell have his best interests at heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the amazing story

    • By Anonymous User on 09-07-17

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Tales From Q School

    • Inside Golf's Fifth Major
    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: John Feinstein
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    The annual PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament is one of the most grueling competitions in any sport. Every fall, veterans and talented hopefuls sweat through six rounds of hell at Q school to get a shot at the PGA Tour, vying for the 30 slots available. If you don't make it through Q school, you're not on the PGA tour. John Feinstein tells the story of the players who compete for these coveted positions in the 2005 Q school.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Feinstein was a sloppy reader

    • By duende512 on 06-19-16

    Regular price: $17.09

    • A Good Walk Spoiled

    • Days and Nights on the PGA Tour
    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: John Feinstein
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    The unending drive of champions who work endlessly on every nuance of the game will amaze you and, perhaps, inspire you on your next "good walk" around the links.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just O.K. but I hoped for more

    • By OB Strat on 04-03-05

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Change-Up

    • Mystery at the World Series
    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: John Feinstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Teen reporters Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson are covering baseball's World Series, and during the course of an interview with a new hot pitcher, they discover more than a few contradictions in his life story. What's he hiding? An embarrassing secret? A possible crime? Let the investigation begin!

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Moment of Glory

    • The Year Underdogs Ruled Golf
    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    In 2003, after winning six of the 12 majors from 2000 to 2002, Tiger Woods struggled with his swing, leaving him lagging behind the field at both the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship. With Woods out of the picture, the stage was set for a newcomer to claim the top position. Nobody expected that four virtually unknown players would rise to become first-time champions.

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Let Me Tell You a Story

    • A Lifetime in the Game
    • By: Red Auerbach, John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: Arnie Mazer
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    America's favorite sportswriter teams up with Red Auerbach, the most successful and admired coach in basketball history, to tell the best stories of a legendary life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Red Who?

    • By Kathy on 08-10-08

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Backfield Boys

    • A Football Mystery in Black and White
    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Freshman footballers Jason Roddin and Tom Jefferson are a perfect pair: Jason is a blazing-fast wide-receiver, while his best friend Tom has all the skills a standout quarterback needs. After summer football camp at an elite sports-focused boarding school, the boys are thrilled to be invited back with full-ride scholarships. But on day one of practice, they're shocked when the team's coaching staff makes Tom, a black kid, a receiver and Jason, a white kid, a quarterback.

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Living on the Black

    • Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember
    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 18 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Seasoned pitchers Tom Glavine and Mike Mussina have seen it all in the Major Leagues, and both entered 2007 in search of individual milestones and one more shot at the World Series - Glavine with the Mets, Mussina five miles away with the Yankees. Feinstein provides a true insider's look at the pressure cooker of sports at the highest level.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Typical Baseball Book

    • By arleneshapiro21 on 08-23-08

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Punch

    • One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed Basketball Forever
    • By: John Feinstein
    • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Tearing open the deepest wound in professional sports, Feinstein uncovers the secrets of the NBA before and after that fateful moment in December of 1977 when the face of professional hoops was changed forever.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Needs tons of editing

    • By Tech shopper on 04-28-06

    Regular price: $19.99

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