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Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
By Random House Audio
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$85.10

ean: 9780739357842, isbn: 0739357840,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 76 reviews
In Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer draws on Tillman's journals and letters, interviews with his wife and friends, conversations with the soldiers who served alongside him, and extensive research on the ground in Afghanistan to render an intricate mosaic of this driven, complex, and uncommonly compelling figure as well as the definitive account of the events and actions that led to his death. Before he enlisted in the army, Tillman was familiar to sports aficionados as an undersized,


The Last Boy CD
The Last Boy CD
By HarperAudio
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$65.00

ean: 9780061767685, isbn: 0061767689,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
Drawing on more than 500 interviews with loved ones and fellow baseball players, the author crafts a deeply personal biography of the Yankee great, weaving her own memories of the major-league slugger with an authoritative account of his life on and off the field. By the best-selling author of Sandy Koufax. Simultaneous. Product Description Jane Leavy, the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy, returns with a biography of an American original—number


Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season
Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season
By Penguin Audio
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$20.95
4.1 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews
Lessons on leadership and team building from Ohio State's head football coach, drawing heavily on the 2014 season and his team's remarkable run to the championship in the face of adversity. Since he took over at Bowling Green 14 years ago, Urban Frank Meyer III has established himself as one of the elite coaches in the annals of college football. With three national championships and a record of 142-26, he has achieved remarkable results with many teams. But it is Meyer's recent work at The


The Closer
The Closer
By Hachette Audio
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$24.95
4.4 out of 5 stars with 133 reviews
Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman. When first scouted by the Yankees, he didn't even own his own glove. He thought he might make a good mechanic. When discovered, he had never flown in an airplane, had never heard of Babe Ruth, spoke no English, and couldn't imagine Tampa, the city where he was headed to begin a career that would become one of baseball's most


Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty
Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty
By Brilliance Audio
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$17.95
4.3 out of 5 stars with 81 reviews
Finally - a fascinating and authoritative biography of perhaps the most controversial player in baseball history, Ty Cobb. Ty Cobb is baseball royalty, maybe even the greatest player who ever lived. His lifetime batting average is still the highest of all time, and when he retired in 1928, after twenty-one years with the Detroit Tigers and two with the Philadelphia Athletics, he held more than ninety records. But the numbers don't tell half of Cobb's tale. The Georgia Peach was by far the


Iron Ambition: My Life with Cus D'Amato
Iron Ambition: My Life with Cus D'Amato
By Penguin Audio
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$29.95
4.3 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews
From the former heavyweight champion and New York Times best-selling memoirist comes an intimate look at the life and leadership lessons of Cus D'Amato, the legendary boxing trainer and Mike Tyson's surrogate father. When Cus D'Amato first saw 13-year-old Mike Tyson spar in the ring, he proclaimed, ''That's the heavyweight champion of the world.'' D'Amato, who had previously managed the careers of world champions Floyd Patterson and José Torres, would go on to train the young Tyson and raise


Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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$11.95
4.9 out of 5 stars with 79 reviews
An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever In October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he saw where his sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us look the other way when granted such a moment of clarity, but not Rich. Plunging into a new way of eating that made processed foods off


Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball
Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball
By Random House Audio
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$23.95
4.3 out of 5 stars with 150 reviews
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. Where Nobody Knows Your Name takes listeners inside the gritty, no-frills, high-stakes world of Triple-A baseball, which serves simultaneously as a launching pad for superstar careers and


Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
By America Media International
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$1,191.02

ean: 9781932378474, isbn: 1932378472,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 76 reviews
An inspirational classic, Coach Wooden is above all a teacher, and the lessons he imparts here are derived from a lifetime of learning and achievement. Coach Wooden's remarkable 10 national basketball championships in 12 years at UCLA speak for themselves. In Wooden, the coach--quiet, thoughtful, and introspective throughout his distinguished career--finally speaks forhimself, and he's well worth hearing. Wooden is a modern chapbook of inspiration and good sense that reveals the hard-court


My Sergei
My Sergei
By Hachette Audio
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$9.98
4.0 out of 5 stars with 75 reviews
Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov were the most electrifying pairs skaters of all time, winning Olympic gold medals and countless major championships. Partners on and off the ice, they were inseparable until Sergei's sudden, tragic death at the age of 28. In the inspiring, heartbreaking My Sergei, Katia tells the remarkable story of their storybook romance and extraordinary career, paying loving tribute to her exceptional husband. She also speaks eloquently of her battle to overcome grief


A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's Journey
A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's Journey
By Hachette Audio
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$14.95
4.7 out of 5 stars with 145 reviews
In 2007, Chrissie Wellington shocked the triathlon world by winning the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. As a newcomer and a complete unknown to the press, Chrissie's win shook up the sport. A Life without Limits is the story of her rise to the top, a journey that has taken her around the world, from a childhood in England, to the mountains of Nepal, to the oceans of New Zealand, to the trails of Argentina, and finally, across the finish line. Wellington's first-hand, inspiring story


Finding Ultra: Revised and Updated Edition
Finding Ultra: Revised and Updated Edition
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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$14.95
4.4 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
Finding Ultra is Rich Roll's incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever. One cool evening in October 2006, the night before he was to turn 40, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly 50 pounds overweight at the time and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he could see where his current sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Plunging into a new way of eating that made processed foods off-limits and


A Life Well Played: My Stories
A Life Well Played: My Stories
By Macmillan Audio
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$17.95
4.8 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
This program opens features an introduction read by Arnold Palmer and is narrated by Rich Lerner of the Golf Channel. ''This wasn't a ''job'' for me. This was a true privilege, because Arnold Palmer's story is important, and not simply because he's an American icon. His story's an inspiration, even a guide for all of us on how to live ''a life well played,'' because as you'll hear in the book, Arnie lived and played by a simple principle. 'Go for it.''' - Rich Lerner on his experience


Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig
Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig
By Brand: Simon n Schuster Audio
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$54.98

ean: 9780743530118, isbn: 074353011X,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
Recounts the life of the Hall of Fame ballplayer whose career was cut short by the disease now commonly called after him, in a portrait that shares details about his rivalry with Babe Ruth, the onset of his illness, and the final years of his life. Lou Gehrig started his professional baseball career at a time when players began to be seen as national celebrities. Though this suited charismatic men such as Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio, Gehrig avoided the spotlight and preferred to speak with his


No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
By Random House Audio
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$99.99

ean: 9780739339893, isbn: 0739339893,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 116 reviews
This gripping and triumphant memoir follows a living legend of extreme mountaineering as he makes his assault on history, one 8,000-meter summit at a time.For eighteen years Ed Viesturs pursued climbing’s holy grail: to stand atop the world’s fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled oxygen. But No Shortcuts to the Top is as much about the man who would become the first American to achieve that goal as it is about his stunning quest. As Viesturs recounts the stories of his most


Classic Krakauer
Classic Krakauer
By Random House Audio
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$17.95
4.9 out of 5 stars with 115 reviews
From the best-selling author of Missoula and Into the Wild: a selection of the singular investigative journalism that made Krakauer famous, covering topics from avalanches on Mt. Everest to a volcano in Washington state; from a wilderness therapy program for teens to an extraordinary cave in New Mexico so unearthly that is used by NASA to better understand Mars. In these fascinating essays - first published in the pages of The New Yorker, Outside, Smithsonian, and Rolling Stone, among others -


Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton
Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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$17.95
4.7 out of 5 stars with 130 reviews
At five feet 10 inches tall, running back Walter Payton was not the largest player in the NFL, but he developed a larger-than-life reputation for his strength, speed, and grit. Nicknamed ''Sweetness'' during his college football days, he became the NFL's all-time leader in rushing and all-purpose yards, capturing the hearts of fans in his adopted Chicago. Drawing from interviews with more than seven hundred sources, acclaimed sportswriter Jeff Pearlman has crafted the first definitive


Shattered Air: A True Account of Catastrophe and Courage on Yosemite's Half Dome
Shattered Air: A True Account of Catastrophe and Courage on Yosemite's Half Dome
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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$11.95
4.2 out of 5 stars with 80 reviews
On the evening of July 27, 1985, five hikers made a fateful choice to climb Yosemite's fabled Half Dome, even as the sky darkened and thunder rolled. By night's end, two would be dead from a lightning strike, three gravely wounded, and desperate EMTs would be overseeing a harrowing midnight helicopter rescue. Shattered Air is a haunting account of recklessness, tragedy, courage, and rescue, a book whose depiction of nature's power is tempered by unforgettable portraits of human courage and


Draft Animals: Living the Pro Cycling Dream (Once in a While)
Draft Animals: Living the Pro Cycling Dream (Once in a While)
By Tantor Audio
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$23.95
4.3 out of 5 stars with 132 reviews
Like countless other kids, Phil Gaimon grew up dreaming of being a professional athlete. But unlike countless other kids, he actually pulled it off. After years of amateur races, hard training, living out of a suitcase, and never taking ''no'' for an answer, he finally achieved his goal and signed a contract to race professionally on one of the best teams in the world. Now, Gaimon pulls back the curtain on the WorldTour, cycling's highest level. He takes listeners along for his seasons in


Mr. Hockey: My Story
Mr. Hockey: My Story
By Penguin Audio
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$20.95
4.9 out of 5 stars with 88 reviews
The definitive autobiography from hockey's greatest living legend - ''Mr. Hockey'' himself, Gordie Howe. Big, skilled, tough on the ice, and nearly indestructible, Howe dominated both the sport and the record books like no one has before or since. Over an incredible six decades, the Hall of Famer had so many accomplishments that he set the record for the most records by any athlete ever in any sport. He also achieved the remarkable feat of playing for six years with his own two sons, Mark and



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