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  1. The Binding Audiobook The Binding
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  2. The Daniel Defoe BBC Radio Drama Collection: Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders & A Journal of the Plagu Audiobook The Daniel Defoe BBC Radio Drama Collection: Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders & A Journal of the Plagu
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  3. My Sister, the Serial Killer Audiobook My Sister, the Serial Killer
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  4. The 30-Day Money Cleanse: Take Control of Your Finances, Manage Your Spending, and De-Stress Your Mo Audiobook The 30-Day Money Cleanse: Take Control of Your Finances, Manage Your Spending, and De-Stress Your Mo
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  5. The Boy: A Novel Audiobook The Boy: A Novel
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  6. The Accident Audiobook The Accident
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  7. The Hunting Party Audiobook The Hunting Party
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  8. Game Changers Audiobook Game Changers
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  9. Mortal Engines Audiobook Mortal Engines
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  10. Conversations With Friends Audiobook Conversations With Friends
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Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass Audiobook

Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

Author: Harold Gatty Narrator: Eric Martin Release Date: December 2018

During his remarkable lifetime, Harold Gatty became one of the world's great navigators (in 1931, he and Wiley Post flew around the world in a record-breaking eight days) and, to the benefit of posterity, recorded in this book much of his accumulated knowledge about pathfinding both on land and at sea. Applying methods used by primitive peoples and early explorers, the author shows how to determine location, study wind directions and reflections in the sky, even how to use the senses of smell and hearing to find your way in the wilderness, in a desert, in snow-covered areas, and on the ocean. By observing birds and other animals, weather patterns, vegetation, shifting sands, patterns of snow fields, and the positions of the sun, moon, and stars, would-be explorers can learn to estimate distances and find their way without having to rely on a map or a compass. The wealth of valuable data and advice in this volume-much of it unavailable elsewhere-makes it indispensable for hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, and outdoorsmen-all those who might find themselves stranded or lost in an unfamiliar area. Through careful study of this book and its lessons, pathfinders can learn to interpret signs in the natural world to find their way in almost any kind of terrain.

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Still Life with Brook Trout Audiobook

Still Life with Brook Trout

Author: John Gierach Narrator: David Colacci Release Date: December 2018

Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers In Still Life with Brook Trout, John Gierach demonstrates once again that fishing, when done right, is as much a philosophical pursuit as a sport. Gierach travels to Wyoming and Maine and points in between, searching out new fly-fishing adventures and savoring familiar waters with old friends. Along the way he meditates on the importance of good guides ("Really, the only thing a psychiatrist can do that a good guide can't is write prescriptions"), the challenge of salmon fishing ("Salmon prowl. If they're not here now, they could be here in half an hour. Or tomorrow. Or next month"), and the zen of fishing alone ("I also enjoy where my mind goes when I'm fishing alone, which is usually nowhere in particular and by a predictable route"). On a more serious note, he ponders the damaging effects of disasters both natural and man-made: drought, wildfires, and the politics of dam-building, among others. Reflecting on a trip to a small creek near his home, Gierach writes, "In my brightest moments, I think slowing down . . . has opened huge new vistas on my old home water. It's like a friendship that not only lasts, but gets better against the odds." Similarly, Still Life with Brook Trout proves that Gierach, like fly-fishing itself, becomes deeper and richer with time.

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Michael Carrick: Between the Lines: My Autobiography Audiobook

Michael Carrick: Between the Lines: My Autobiography

Author: Michael Carrick Narrator: Chris Hood, Michael Carrick Release Date: December 2018

'The whistle blows and I set off for the one kick I know will stay with me for the rest of my life, maybe even define my life...' Michael Carrick was the heartbeat of Manchester United. For more than a decade he was the player that made them tick. Loved by his managers, lauded by his fellow professionals, worshipped by the Old Trafford faithful, yet regularly misunderstood by the wider public, Carrick was a player like no other. Intelligent, calm, thoughtful - in many ways the opposite of the archetypal English midfielder - Carrick has always been his own man and is typically forthright. In his book he reveals what it's really like to win relentlessly under legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, shows us the hidden secrets of the famous Carrington training ground, invites us to experience the camaraderie and clashes inside the United dressing room, and lets us feels what it's like to walk out on the Old Trafford pitch alongside some of the biggest names in the game - from Ronaldo to Scholes to Giggs, Rooney and the rest. A deeply personal book, Between the Lines reveals for the first time Michael's battles with mental health, his struggles with the national side, as well as the redemption he has found with his family and his team. From growing up in the north-east to winning the Champions League and five Premier League titles with Manchester United, via West Ham and Tottenham, Carrick's story reveals him to be his own man: fearless, thoughtful, intelligent and honest. *All of Michael Carrick's proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Michael Carrick Foundation, dedicated to providing financial support to community services that will give underprivileged children living in the North and North East better opportunities so that they feel safe, valued and inspired.*

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Bass Fishing: The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Bass Fishing With Proven Methods, Tactics, and Techniq Audiobook

Bass Fishing: The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Bass Fishing With Proven Methods, Tactics, and Techniq

Author: George J. Wilson Narrator: Matt Montanez Release Date: December 2018

Catching Bass is Easy Once You Know How to Apply a Few Basic Principles Today only, get this audio bestseller for a special price. This audiobook will teach you the basics, get them right, consistently, with skill and mastery, and they will eventually lead you to catching all the Bass you can possibly want or handle! Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... What Are We Fishing For Again? The Target: (Bass) Defined Knowing And Going Where The Bass Are The Basics Of Bass Fishing An Overview Tools Of The Trade: Tackle, Boats, Accessories, Lures And Baits Water, Weather, Timing And Other Environmental Aspects Techniques For Bass Fishing Like A Pro Mistakes And Secrets Related to Bass Fishing Styles And Specialty Bass Fishing And basically everything you need to know to start Bass Fishing Like A Pro Download your copy today! Take action today and download this audiobook now at a special price!

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A Rare Recording of Babe Ruth Audiobook

A Rare Recording of Babe Ruth

Author: Babe Ruth Narrator: Babe Ruth Release Date: December 2018

On April 27, 1947, baseball legend Babe Ruth, diagnosed with a terminal case of throat cancer, attended "Babe Ruth Day" at Yankee Stadium. A 13-year-old boy representing the American Legion baseball program introduces Babe Ruth, who delivers a speech to the crowd from home plate.

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A Rare Recording of Boxer Jack Johnson Audiobook

A Rare Recording of Boxer Jack Johnson

Author: Jack Johnson Narrator: Jack Johnson Release Date: December 2018

In this recording, Johnson discusses his July 4, 1910, "Fight of the Century" victory over former undefeated heavyweight champion James J. Jeffries, in front of 20,000 people, at a ring built just for the occasion in downtown Reno, Nevada.

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Icons: My Inspiration. My Motivation. My Obsession. Audiobook

Icons: My Inspiration. My Motivation. My Obsession.

Author: Bradley Wiggins Narrator: Tom Watt Release Date: November 2018

With a foreword by Eddy Merckx The world of professional cycling is fraught with fierce competition, fervent dedication and unerring ambition, and only a handful of competitors reach iconic status. Among them is Sir Bradley Wiggins - a man uniquely placed to reflect on the history of this remarkable sport and its unforgettable titans. In Icons, Wiggins takes the reader on an extraordinarily intimate journey through the sport, presenting key pieces from his never-before-seen collection of memorabilia. Over the course of his illustrious career, he amassed hundreds of items - often gifts from its greatest and most controversial figures. Each reflects an icon, a race or a moment that fundamentally influenced Wiggins on both a personal and professional level. By exploring the lives and achievements of 21 of the sport's key figures - among them Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil, Miguel Induráin and Tom Simpson - Wiggins sheds new light on what professional cycling demands of its best competitors. Icons lauds their triumphs, elucidates their demons and sheds light on the philosophy and psychology that comprise the unique mindset of a cycling champion.

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How Football (Nearly) Came Home: Adventures in Putin's World Cup Audiobook

How Football (Nearly) Came Home: Adventures in Putin's World Cup

Author: Barney Ronay Narrator: Rupert Farley Release Date: November 2018

The summer of 2018: England sweltered in the most sustained heatwave for 42 years, the government tore itself apart over deals and no deals, and hundreds of miles away, in a taciturn and strange state, the national football team did the unthinkable in the World Cup: they didn't screw it up. The England team that touched down in Russia for the 2018 World Cup was a new-look outfit: there were no real stars, no overblown egos, and no dickheads. Still reeling from the wincing exit to Iceland in the 2016 Euros, expectations were at an all-time low. Qualification had been smooth if not spectacular, and pundits and fans alike were lukewarm about the team's chances. Just avoiding embarrassment would have counted as some kind of success. As the tournament kicked off, a stunningly stage-managed occasion by Putin and his cronies at FIFA, we all took a deep inhale of breath and waited for the inevitable: technical ineptitude and crap penalties. How wrong we were. Over the next three weeks, as back home we dissolved in the heat, our football team gave us reason to believe. We squeaked a win against Tunisia, trounced Panama and had a great tactical defeat to Belgium to open up the draw to the final. We all bought waistcoats and eulogised Southgate's calm, fatherly manner. We all fell in love with 'Slabhead', aka Harry Maguire. And we did it all to the tune of 'It's Coming Home'. Barney Ronay was there through the whole tournament, criss-crossing over Russia as he followed the England team, and the rest, on their quest for glory. Here, he captures the sights and sounds, the twists and turns, the bad food and the great football that contributed into making this World Cup one of the greatest of all time.

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Dr. Z: The Lost Memoirs of an Irreverent Football Writer Audiobook

Dr. Z: The Lost Memoirs of an Irreverent Football Writer

Author: Paul Zimmerman Narrator: Barry Abrams Release Date: November 2018

During his nearly fifty years of sportswriting, including twenty-eight at Sports Illustrated, readers of Dr. Z came to expect a certain alchemical, trademark blend: words which were caustic and wry, at times self-deprecating or even puzzling, but always devilishly smart with arresting honesty. A complex package, that's the Doctor. The one-time sparring partner of Ernest Hemingway, Paul Zimmerman is one of the modern era's groundbreaking football minds, a man who methodically charted every play while generating copious notes, a human precursor to the data analytics websites of today. In 2008, Zimmerman had nearly completed work on his personal memoirs when a series of strokes left him largely unable to speak, read, or write. Compiled and edited by longtime SI colleague Peter King, these are the stories he still wants to see told. Dr. Z's memoir is a rich package of personalities, stories never shared about such characters as Vince Lombardi, Walter Payton, Lawrence Taylor, and Johnny Unitas. Even Joe Namath, with whom Zimmerman had a legendary and well-documented twenty-three-year feud, saw fit to eventually unburden himself to the remarkable scribe.

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Sports Byline: Carmen Policy Audiobook

Sports Byline: Carmen Policy

Author: Ron Barr Narrator: Ron Barr Release Date: November 2018

Executive Carmen Policy was an NFL trailblazer who was team president when the San Francisco 49ers were winning Super Bowls and was part of the expansion Cleveland Browns upon their return to the league in 2000. In this interview, Policy talks about making a decision to keep his grandson out of playing football, the dangers of head trauma for kids playing sports, and how new equipment and rules in high school sports help keep athletes safer.

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The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World W Audiobook

The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World W

Author: Anne R. Keene Narrator: Anne R. Keene Release Date: November 2018

In 1943, while the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals were winning pennants and meeting in that year's World Series, one of the nation's strongest baseball teams practiced on a skinned-out college field in the heart of North Carolina. Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, and Johnny Sain were among a cadre of fighter-pilot cadets who wore the Cloudbuster Nine baseball jersey at an elite Navy training school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a child, Anne Keene's father, Jim Raugh, suited up as the team bat boy and mascot. He got to know his baseball heroes personally, watching players hit the road on cramped, tin-can buses, dazzling factory workers, kids, and service members at dozens of games, including a war-bond exhibition with Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium. Jimmy followed his baseball dreams as a college All-American but was crushed later in life by a failed major-league bid with the Detroit Tigers. He would have carried this story to his grave had Anne not discovered his scrapbook from a Navy school that shaped America's greatest heroes including George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, John Glenn, and Paul "Bear" Bryant. With the help of insights from World War II baseball veterans such as Yankees legends Dr. Bobby Brown and Eddie Robinson, the story of this remarkable team is brought to life for the first time in The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World War II.

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The Boys in the Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand Audiobook

The Boys in the Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand

Author: Matt Gutman Narrator: Matt Gutman Release Date: November 2018

From award-winning ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman, and written using exclusive interviews and information comes the definitive account of the dramatic story that gripped the world: the miracle rescue of twelve boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave miles underground for nearly three weeks—a pulse-pounding account by a reporter who was there every step of their journey out. After a practice in June 2018, a Thai soccer coach took a dozen of his young players to explore a famous but flood-prone cave. It was one of the boys’ birthday, but neither he nor the dozen resurfaced. Worried parents and rescuers flocked to the mouth of a cave that seemed to have swallowed the boys without a trace. Ranging in age from eleven to sixteen, the boys were all members of the Wild Boars soccer team. When water unexpectedly inundated the cave, blocking their escape, they retreated deeper inside, taking shelter in a side cavern. While the world feared them dead, the thirteen young souls survived by licking the condensation off the cave’s walls, meditating, and huddling together for warmth. In this thrilling account, ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman recounts this amazing story in depth and from every angle, exploring their time in the cave, the failed plans and human mistakes that nearly doomed them, and the daring mission that ultimately saved them. Gutman introduces the elite team of volunteer divers who risked death to execute a plan so risky that its American planners admitted, “for us, success would have meant getting just one boy out alive.” He takes you inside the meetings where life and death decisions were grimly made and describes how these heroes pulled off an improbable rescue under immense pressure, with the boys’ desperate parents and the entire world watching. One of the largest rescues in history was in doubt until the very last moment. Matt Gutman covered the story intensively, went deep inside the caves himself, and interviewed dozens of rescuers, experts and eye-witnessed around the world. The result is this pulse-pounding telling that vividly recreates this extraordinary event in all its intensity—and documents the ingenuity and sacrifice it took to succeed.

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