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    • You Can't Make This Up

    • Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television
    • By: Al Michaels, L. Jon Wertheim
    • Narrated by: Al Michaels, Ray Porter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 457
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 457

    In this highly entertaining and insightful memoir, one of television’s most respected broadcasters interweaves the story of his life and career with lively firsthand tales of some of the most thrilling events and fascinating figures in modern sports.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fantastic Book...Simply Fantastic !

    • By JW on 12-16-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Scorecasting

    • The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won
    • By: L. Jon Wertheim, Tobias Moskowitz
    • Narrated by: Zach McLarty
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    Drawing from Moskowitz's original research, as well as studies from fellow economists such as bestselling author Richard Thaler, the authors look at: the influence home-field advantage has on the outcomes of games in all sports and why it exists; the surprising truth about the universally accepted axiom that defense wins championships; the subtle biases that umpires exhibit in calling balls and strikes in key situations; the unintended consequences of referees' tendencies in every sport to "swallow the whistle," and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 9 out of 10 people will like this!

    • By steve on 10-11-11

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Running the Table

    • The Legend of Kid Delicious, the Last Great American Pool Hustler
    • By: L. Jon Wertheim
    • Narrated by: Butch Engle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    In most sports the pinnacle is Wheaties-box notoriety. But in the world of pool, notoriety is the last thing a hustler desires. Such is the dilemma that faces one Danny Basavich, an affable, generously proportioned Jewish kid from Jersey, who flounders through high school until he discovers the one thing he excels at - the felt - and hits the road.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you loved The Hustler...

    • By Rick on 10-05-13

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Rookie Bookie

    • By: L. Jon Wertheim, Tobias Moskowitz
    • Narrated by: Bryan Kennedy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    New kid Mitch Sloan wants to fit in, but his nerdy love of statistics and making money isn't winning him any friends in his sports-loving town - until he finds the perfect way to attain instant popularity. But running a football betting ring at school eventually turns sour, and Mitch loses the only real friend he's made. He'll have to win her back by using his brainpower for good and helping the school football team achieve victory - if they'll listen to the advice of a former bookie.

    Regular price: $22.80

    • 4-Minute Fit

    • The Metabolism Accelerator for the Time-Crunched, Deskbound, and Stressed Out
    • By: Siphiwe Baleka, Jon Wertheim
    • Narrated by: Desean Terry
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    From Yale-educated truck driver and fitness guru Siphiwe Baleka, a revolutionary metabolism-spiking program for anyone who feels they don't have enough time, equipment, or money to get in shape and lose those extra pounds.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • 4 Minute Fit

    • By La on 01-09-18

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Blood in the Cage

    • Mixed Martial Arts, Pat Miletich, and the Furious Rise of the UFC
    • By: L. Jon Wertheim
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Based on unlimited access to the Ultimate Fighting Championship and its rival leagues, Blood in the Cage peers through the chain-link Octagon into the frighteningly seductive world of mixed martial arts, which is exploding in popularity despite resistance from every corner. Wertheim focuses on Pat Miletich, a mixed-martial-arts pioneer and six-time UFC champion, who currently runs the most famous MMA training school in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • MMA Bible

    • By Bret on 01-27-09

    Regular price: $23.09

    • This Is Your Brain on Sports

    • The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-Shirt Cannon
    • By: L. Jon Wertheim
    • Narrated by: Sam Sommers, Keith Szarabajka
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    This Is Your Brain on Sports is the audiobook for sports fans searching for a deeper understanding of the games they watch and the people who play them. Sports Illustrated executive editor and best-selling author L. Jon Wertheim teams up with Tufts psychologist Sam Sommers to take listeners on a wild ride into the inner world of sports.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FAN-tastic!

    • By green ice cream garden on 02-24-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Running the Table

    • The Legend of Kid Delicious, the Last Great American Pool Hustler
    • By: L. Jon Wertheim
    • Narrated by: L. Jon Wertheim
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In most sports the pinnacle is Wheaties-box notoriety. But in the world of pool, notoriety is the last thing a hustler desires. Such is the dilemma that faces one Danny Basavich, an affable, generously proportioned Jewish kid from Jersey, who flounders through high school until he discovers the one thing he excels at - the felt - and hits the road.

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Eternal Appeal of the Underdog

    • By: L Jon Wertheim, Sam Sommers
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    "The Eternal Appeal of the Underdog" is from March 14, 2016, Sports section of The New York Times. It was written by L Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95