Genres

Audio Books

in Sports & Recreation

  • Sport Matters: Leadership, Power, and the Quest for Respect in Sports

    Sport Matters: Leadership, Power, and the Quest for Respect in Sports

    Genre: Sports,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: Kenneth L. Shropshire
    Duration: 02:52:00

    Donald Sterling. Ray Rice. The Washington Redskins. The Miami Dolphins. NCAA Athletes. These names, among countless others, have blanketed the headlines as the media has brought global attention to several recent sports controversies. Now, Kenneth L. Shropshire, The Wharton School of the Universit ... [ more ]

  • What It Takes: Fighting For My Life and My Love of the Game

    What It Takes: Fighting For My Life and My Love of the Game

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Mark Herzlich
    Duration: 07:14:00

    In 2011, Mark Herzlich became a starting linebacker for a New York Giants team that would win the Super Bowl-just two years after he had been told that he would never play football again. Now Herzlich tells his triumphant story for the first time. As a child, Herzlich found an inspiring and ground ... [ more ]

  • Deep in the Wave: A Surfing Guide to the Soul

    Deep in the Wave: A Surfing Guide to the Soul

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Bear Woznick
    Duration: 04:53:00

    For world-class surfer Bear Woznick, the ocean has always been the center of his universe. He's spent his entire life with it; riding its waves, learning from it, loving it. The ocean also nourishes the soul as Bear shows us on his surfboard. In DEEP IN THE WAVE, readers ride along with Woznick thr ... [ more ]

  • Cycling the Earth: A Life-changing Race Around the World

    Cycling the Earth: A Life-changing Race Around the World

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Travel,Memoir
    Author: Sean Conway
    Duration: 09:11:43

    Sean Conway was stuck in a life dead end of his own making when he heard about a round the world cycling race. He was immediately inspired but it was a huge undertaking and he'd hardly been on a bike in years. Could he really cycle all the way round the world, solo and unsupported? Six months later, ... [ more ]

  • Sweet Science

    Sweet Science

    Genre: Sports,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: A.J. Liebling
    Duration: 08:42:00

    Here are the great events of boxing's American heyday: Sugar Ray Robinson's dramatic comeback, Rocky Marciano's rise to prominence, Joe Louis's unfortunate decline, brought so vividly to life that Sports Illustrated named The Sweet Science the best American sports book of all time. ... [ more ]

  • Zim: A Baseball Life

    Zim: A Baseball Life

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Don Zimmer, Bill Madden
    Duration: 11:34:00

    Don Zimmer had his first taste of baseball glory in 1948 as a member of a national champion American Legion team. He was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers, only to have his career'and life'threatened when he was beaned in a minor league game in 1953. After a miraculous recovery, he went ... [ more ]

  • Squeeze Play

    Squeeze Play

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Jane Leavy
    Duration: 14:08:00

    Reporter A. B. Berkowitz finds herself alone with a locker room full of naked men as she tries to write about the game of baseball amidst players who only want to gross her out, in this funny, raunchy, authentic tale by a former Washington Post sportswriter. A funny, tender, true-to-life story ... [ more ]

  • Jack Nicklaus: My Story

    Jack Nicklaus: My Story

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Memoir,Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Memoir
    Author: Jack Nicklaus, Ken Bowden
    Duration: 18:30:00

    During his more than forty-year career as champion amateur, dominating professional, and senior star, the Golden Bear has won almost one hundred tournaments around the world. Topping that astounding achievement are his record twenty major-championship victories: two U. S. Amateurs, six Masters, four ... [ more ]

  • Striking Distance: Bruce Lee & the Dawn of Martial Arts in America

    Striking Distance: Bruce Lee & the Dawn of Martial Arts in America

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Charles Russo
    Duration: 06:10:47

    In the spring of 1959, eighteen-year-old Bruce Lee returned to San Francisco, the city of his birth, and quickly inserted himself into the West Coast's fledgling martial arts culture. Even though Asian fighting styles were widely unknown to mainstream America, Bruce encountered a robust fight cultur ... [ more ]

  • Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away: A Love Letter to My Family

    Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away: A Love Letter to My Family

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Mark Tabb, Ben Utecht
    Duration: 07:51:00

    After five major concussions, NFL tight-end Ben Utecht of the Indianapolis Colts is losing his memories. This is his powerful and emotional love letter to his wife and daughters—whom he someday may not recognize—and an inspiring message for all to live every moment fully. At the age of thirty-f ... [ more ]

  • Let Me Tell You a Story: A Lifetime in the Game

    Let Me Tell You a Story: A Lifetime in the Game

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: John Feinstein
    Duration: 03:02:00

    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.Living legend Arnold Red Auerbach led the Boston Celtics to nine NBA championships, eight of them consecutive, during his 17 year tenu ... [ more ]

  • Shattered: Struck Down, But Not Destroyed

    Shattered: Struck Down, But Not Destroyed

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Ellen Vaughn, Frank Pastore
    Duration: 06:19:00

    Cincinnati Reds pitcher Frank Pastore stepped onto the mound in Dodger Stadium to throw another fastball—something he’d done thousands of times since childhood. But this time was different. The batter connected and the ball came rocketing back to the mound, shattering not only Frank’s pitching elbow ... [ more ]

  • Jeremy Lin: The Reason for the Linsanity

    Jeremy Lin: The Reason for the Linsanity

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Timothy Dalrymple
    Duration: 07:05:00

    Harvard graduate Jeremy Lin recently became a New York Knicks phenomenon and he's the NBA's first American-born player of Taiwanese descent. The book will chronicle Lin's high school, college and early career in the NBA with particular emphasis on the media explosion surrounding his success as s ... [ more ]

  • Finally Free: An Autobiography

    Finally Free: An Autobiography

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Michael Vick
    Duration: 06:05:00

    One of the most talented and polarizing athletes of our generation, Michael Vick’s stunning story has captured news headlines across the nation. From his poverty-stricken youth, to his success on the field in high school and college, to his rise to NFL stardom and his fall from grace, Finally Free s ... [ more ]

  • History of the Olympics

    History of the Olympics

    Genre: Sports,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: John Goodbody
    Duration: 06:42:00

    This unique audiobook history of the Olympics, first issued in 2008, has been updated to include the Beijing Olympics and released to coincide with the London event. Written by the prize-winning sports journalist John Goodbody, and with a fascinating personal documentary featuring one of Britain's l ... [ more ]

  • History of the Olympics

    History of the Olympics

    Genre: Sports,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: John Goodbody
    Duration: 06:26:00

    An unusual release on audiobook format! The 2008 Beijing Olympics take place in August. John Goodbody, for many years chief sports news writer for The Times, has covered every Olympics since 1964. In this entertaining and informative account, he tells the main stories of each of the modern Olympics. ... [ more ]

  • Summer on the Test: A Classic of Modern Fly-Fishing Literature

    Summer on the Test: A Classic of Modern Fly-Fishing Literature

    Genre: Sports,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: John Waller Hills
    Duration: 06:54:00

    First published in 1924, A Summer on the Test remains an essential read for fly fishermen. No author has surpassed the Right Honourable John Waller Hills' description of classic chalk stream fishing, or indeed knew more about the history of the sport. The Test is a river much affected by decline and ... [ more ]

  • Running Man: A Memoir

    Running Man: A Memoir

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Memoir
    Author: Charlie Engle
    Duration: 10:26:00

    A compulsively readable, remarkably candid memoir from world class ultra-marathon runner Charlie Engle chronicling his globe-spanning races, his record-breaking run across the Sahara Desert, and how running helped him overcome drug addiction…and an unjust stint in federal prison. After a decade ... [ more ]

  • Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis---Lessons from a Master

    Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis---Lessons from a Master

    Genre: Sports,Other Sports & Recreation,Sports,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: Steve Jamison, Brad Gilbert
    Duration: 08:32:00

    He's been called the best in the world at the mental game of tennis. Brad Gilbert's strokes may not be pretty, but looks aren't everything. He has beaten the Tour's biggest names—all by playing his ugly game. Now, in Winning Ugly, Gilbert teaches recreational players how to win more often witho ... [ more ]

  • Belichick and Brady: Two Men, the Patriots, and How They Revolutionized Football

    Belichick and Brady: Two Men, the Patriots, and How They Revolutionized Football

    Genre: Sports,Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Football
    Author: Michael Holley
    Duration: 14:00:00

    New York Times bestselling sportswriter Michael Holley takes readers behind the scenes of the relationship that transformed the Patriots from a middling franchise to the envy of the NFL. No head coach-quarterback pair has been more successful in NFL history than Bill Belichick and Tom Brady ... [ more ]