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    • Cycling's 50 Craziest Stories

    • By: Les Woodland
    • Narrated by: Wyntner Woody
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 12

    Professional cycling has been around for more than 100 years, more than enough time for nearly anything imaginable to have happened. Whether it's the Tour de France racer who thought the worst thing that could happen to him was being forced to wear the Yellow Jersey, or the communist team director who insisted, on a whim, that a rider have a toe amputated or the fit of jealousy that started the Giro d'Italia, the sport has an endless supply of examples of human folly.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Paris-Roubaix, The Inside Story

    • All the Bumps of Cycling's Cobbled Classic
    • By: Les Woodland
    • Narrated by: Nick O'Kelly
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    The Paris-Roubaix bicycle race, nicknamed "The Hell of the North," is famous for sending riders over brutal cobblestone roads. Only the strong, brave and lucky survive the hours of bone-shaking racing without suffering some mishap or catastrophe. It is so difficult no one wins it by accident, and winning Paris-Roubaix automatically puts a rider among the immortals of the sport. Why did Paris-Roubaix emerge to be such a special race? Les Woodland tells the inside story of one of cycling's classics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hell of the North!

    • By Sparkly on 05-04-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Cycling's World Championships

    • The Inside Story
    • By: Les Woodland
    • Narrated by: David L. Stanley
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Champion of the world! For a year the World Cycling Champion gets to wear a special white jersey with rainbow stripes. And then, for the rest of his career, he can wear a jersey with rainbow cuffs and collar. Unlike the Tour de France's Yellow Jersey, which can only be worn while leading the race, the rainbow is earned for life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stories Galore

    • By Maite Brinkman on 07-28-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Tour de France: The Inside Story

    • Making the World's Greatest Bicycle Race
    • By: Les Woodland
    • Narrated by: Oscar Sparrow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    The Tour de France is the greatest bike race in the world, but it began as a humble promotional gimmick for a floundering newspaper. More than 100 years later, the Tour still captivates the world and is broadcast to over 180 countries. How did a few men looking for some way to save their struggling business become masters of a giant, successful enterprise? Les Woodland tells the inside story of the Tour de France through the prism of the men who started it, and those who now run it.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Decent story, terrible narration

    • By Yvette D Skinner on 08-27-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Cycling's 50 Triumphs and Tragedies

    • The Rise and Fall of Bicycle Racing's Champions
    • By: Les Woodland
    • Narrated by: David L. Stanley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    When more than 100 men or women go racing down a road, inches away from each other, in all weather, over all kinds of roads, the opportunity for a brilliant win or a terrible accident is always there. For more than a century, bicycle racers have sought glory, but have often found only misery. There can be only one winner, and even that triumph can be mixed with terrible loss. Fausto Coppi, coached by a blind man, set the World Hour Record in Milan during the war while the city was being shattered by bombs.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Tour of Flanders

    • The Inside Story: The Rocky Roads of the Ronde van Vlaanderen
    • By: Les Woodland
    • Narrated by: Wyntner Woody
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The Tour of Flanders is Belgium's most brutal day in the saddle. The bike-crazed Flemish don't just send riders over cobblestone roads. Nor are they content to break the racers' legs with nearly 20 steep hills. No, the worst of all cycling worlds meet in Flanders with narrow, vertical roads paved with slippery, dangerous cobbles. The hills are so steep they are called "muurs", or walls, and they come one after another, for hours, until the riders are shattered with exhaustion. The Tour of Flanders is so fiendishly difficult that the man who wins it earns everlasting fame.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Olympics' 50 Craziest Stories

    • By: Les Woodland
    • Narrated by: David L. Stanley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger) is the motto of the International Olympic Committee. After listening to Les Woodland's The Olympics' 50 Craziest Stories the listener might wonder if the motto should be Sillier, Loonier, Crazier.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Sticky Buns Across America: Back-Roads Biking from Sea to Shining Sea

    • By: Léo Woodland
    • Narrated by: Nathan William Heller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Sticky Buns Across America is the story of one of the four continents and one of the countries Woodland has crossed by bike, this time with patient wife Steph: a tale of riding across small-town America (and occasional bits of Canada, although to Americans that doesn't count). It's not a tale of heroic battling with storms, riots, poison ivy, Americans, and other problems. Instead, sit back and enjoy an eccentric account of encounters made and experiences lived. Plus, it has to be admitted, a lot of sticky buns eaten.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • America from a European bicyclist's perspective

    • By SP on 11-09-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Cycling Heroes

    • The Golden Years
    • By: Les Woodland
    • Narrated by: David L. Stanley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Les Woodland climbed aboard his old Carlton bike to take a nostalgia trip across Belgium and Holland to visit some of cycling's greatest riders. Cycling Heroes: The Golden Years tells the story of that journey he took in the early 1990s and the time he spent with some of the finest riders from the 1950s, '60s, and '70s.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • bizarre punctuation

    • By artur elias on 04-23-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Scarlett Legacy

    • Woodland Creek
    • By: K.N. Lee, Woodland Creek
    • Narrated by: Dawnya Clarine
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Welcome to Woodland Creek, where one family of wizards gives new meaning to organized crime. Evie Scarlett is a shy college student. She also happens to be a wizard. She wanted two things: marry Parker Drake and leave Woodland Creek and her crazy family of wizards behind. But when Hugh Prince, a dangerous crime boss, is mysteriously murdered while awaiting trial for her father's murder, all eyes turn to the Scarlett family.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thrilling!

    • By Mindy on 04-29-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Crow's Caw at Nightmoon Creek

    • Woodland Creek
    • By: Calinda B, Woodland Creek
    • Narrated by: Dana La Voz
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Mercedes is horrified when she comes upon the dead body of her best friend, Elena Iris, at her favorite place, Nightmoon Creek. Nearby, stands the very much alive hot guy she's been pursuing, Lennon Lusk. He's a suspect. She's a suspect. Mercedes' next mission becomes a big one - find out who really killed Elena, even if it means sacrificing her lust for Lusk.

    She needs answers, fast.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story!

    • By Hunter on 03-07-16

    Regular price: $19.95