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  1. Unsettled Ground Audiobook Unsettled Ground
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  2. King of Rabbits Audiobook King of Rabbits
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  3. Find You First Audiobook Find You First
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  4. Just Work: Get it Done, Fast and Fair Audiobook Just Work: Get it Done, Fast and Fair
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  5. The World at My Feet Audiobook The World at My Feet
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  6. Tap to Tidy: Organising, Crafting & Creating Happiness in a Messy World Audiobook Tap to Tidy: Organising, Crafting & Creating Happiness in a Messy World
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  7. Many Different Kinds of Love: A story of life, death and the NHS Audiobook Many Different Kinds of Love: A story of life, death and the NHS
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  8. Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind Audiobook Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind
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  9. A Touch of Ruin Audiobook A Touch of Ruin
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  10. A History of What Comes Next: The captivating speculative fiction for fans of The Man in the High Ca Audiobook A History of What Comes Next: The captivating speculative fiction for fans of The Man in the High Ca
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Footsteps of Federer: A Fan's Pilgrimage Across 7 Swiss Cantons in 10 Acts Audiobook

Footsteps of Federer: A Fan's Pilgrimage Across 7 Swiss Cantons in 10 Acts

Author: Dave Seminara Narrator: Paul Heitsch Release Date: March 2021

Roger Federer could live anywhere in the world, but he always returns to the place he loves most: Switzerland. Dave Seminara is a mad traveler and tennis lifer who has written about Federer for the New York Times and other publications. A pair of autoimmune diseases and a knee surgery kept Dave from playing tennis for years, but as he inched toward recovery, he had a bright idea: why not start his tennis comeback on hallowed ground-courts that his hero Roger Federer graced in Switzerland. Footsteps of Federer is a funny, novella-length account of Seminara's travels across seven Swiss cantons in search of insights into Federer's character, which is inextricably linked to his deep roots in, and love for, his country. Seminara timed his unique pilgrimage to the 2019 Swiss Indoors, where he had a chance to ask Roger a number of offbeat questions before and after Federer hoisted his record tenth title there. Seminara's Federer pilgrimage took him to Switzerland's most important abbey, where he prayed with Abbot Urban Federer; to the vineyard of Jakob Federer from Berneck, where the Federer clan originated from; to the stunning villa where Roger and Mirka were married; and to many of the neighborhoods and tennis clubs where Roger has lived and trained at over the years.

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Travesía interminable Audiobook

Travesía interminable

Author: Antonio Argüelles Narrator: Antonio Argüelles Release Date: March 2021

El 3 de agosto de 2017, Antonio Argüelles nadó 35 kilómetros de Irlanda del Norte a Escocia. Cuando llegó a la orilla escocesa después de pasar casi 14 horas en aguas gélidas con tan sólo traje de baño, gorra y goggles, se convirtió en la séptima persona en conquistar los Siete Mares, un logro acuático equiparable a las Siete Cumbres del alpinismo. Su hazaña fue noticia internacional, en parte porque, a los 58 años, se convirtió en el atleta de mayor edad en completar el reto. Pese a las advertencias de otros y sus propias dudas, soportó mares tempestuosos, cientos de horas en el agua, medusas venenosas y muchos otros peligros para alcanzar su sueño. Pero ningún logro es un incidente aislado y ésta no es la excepción. Por eso, Travesía interminable no sólo relata las apasionantes aventuras de Antonio en el agua; también cuenta la historia de un niño hiperactivo y con sobrepeso que descubriría la natación, perseguiría un sueño olímpico, asistiría a la Universidad de Stanford y, más tarde, se adentraría en el mundo enredoso de la política mexicana. En el camino llevaría Speedo a México, organizaría los primeros triatlones en su país y viviría en carne propia las secuelas de un infame asesinato político. Ésta es una historia de riesgo, temor, confianza, fracasos y pérdidas; muestra cómo la capacidad de adaptarse, concentrar esfuerzos y controlar la mente permitió a Antonio superar cada revés que buscaba derribarlo dentro y fuera del agua.

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Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated Overtime Editi Audiobook

Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated Overtime Editi

Author: Shea Serrano Narrator: Sean Crisden Release Date: March 2021

Who is the greatest dunker of all time? Which version of the Michael Jordan was the best Michael Jordan? What is allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? Basketball (and Other Things) presents listeners with a whole new set of pivotal and ridiculous fan disputes from basketball history, providing arguments and answers, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano. Serrano breaks down debates that NBA fans didn't even know they needed, from the classic (How many years during his career was Kobe Bryant actually the best player in the league?) to the fantastical (If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?). This book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball's greatest moments, what-ifs, stories, and legends, or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time.

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Miracles on the Hardwood: The Hope-and-a-Prayer Story of a Winning Tradition in Catholic College Bas Audiobook

Miracles on the Hardwood: The Hope-and-a-Prayer Story of a Winning Tradition in Catholic College Bas

Author: John Gasaway Narrator: Adam Verner Release Date: March 2021

Discover the David vs. Goliath rise of Catholic college basketball, from Villanova to Georgetown to Gonzaga, where small schools perennially shoot past the big power conference programs. In MIRACLES ON THE HARDWOOD, author John Gasaway traces the rise of Catholic college basketball-from its early days (Villanova made an appearance in the Final Four in the first NCAA tournament in 1939) to the dominance of the San Francisco Dons in the 1950s and the ascendance of powerhouses Georgetown, Villanova, and Gonzaga-through their decades-long rivalries and championship games. Featuring interviews with notable coaches, players, alums, and fans-including Loyola Chicago's most famous and dedicated fan, 100-year-old Sister Jean-to get at the heart of how these universities have excelled at this sport. Small in number but devout in the game's spirit, these teams have made the miraculous a matter of ritual, and their greatest works may be yet to come.  

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We Are Nature: How to reconnect with the wild Audiobook

We Are Nature: How to reconnect with the wild

Author: Ray Mears Narrator: Simon Shepherd Release Date: March 2021

A journey of discovery through our natural world. Bushcraft and survival legend Ray Mears takes us on his own lifetime's journey through the natural world, into the British countryside and across continents, and shows us how to tune our senses, enhance our experience of nature, and understand our place within it. Guiding us through practical fieldcraft tips, Ray brings us up close with creatures we share our planet with, and reveals how we can learn from them, from the stealth of the leopard to the patience and stillness of the crocodile, and even the colour-changing camouflage of the octopus. With Ray as your companion, you will unlock the hidden secrets of the wild and begin to see, instead of merely look.

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Winning in the Olympics Audiobook

Winning in the Olympics

Author: Scientific American Narrator: Kevin Kenerly Release Date: March 2021

The Olympics are the world's most prestigious stage for athletic competition. Fans both casual and hardcore tune-in religiously every few years to watch as men and women push themselves to the limits of human performance. But what makes a champion? Is it genetics? Hours of training? A psychological advantage? Of all the athletes who dedicate their lives-and bodies-to achieving that perfect moment of triumph, why will one person or team win out over another? Science has some compelling answers, and in this audiobook, Winning in the Olympics, Scientific American explores this topic from various angles. Beginning with section one, we look inside the mind of an elite athlete and tackle questions of how to face a rivalry or maintain a positive attitude in the face of defeat. Other sections discuss the sticky issues surrounding genetic advantages and physical prowess, drugs and doping, injury and recovery, and finally the latest scientific advice for the rest of us mere mortals to be fit and healthy. You'll find both inspiration and answers in this indispensable audiobook from the editors of Scientific American, the leading authority on science, technology, and innovation.

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LOCOS DEL RUNNING Audiobook

LOCOS DEL RUNNING

Author: Enrique Laso Narrator: Albert Navarro Release Date: March 2021

Booka Audiobooks y Enrique Laso, escritor bestseller y corredor popular, presentan el audiolibro '' Locos del Running'', conjunto de guías que reúnen todo lo necesario para practicar el deporte de moda. De un modo fresco, ameno y muy ágil Enrique Laso, escritor y corredor popular, nos introduce en el mundo del running, acto para una persona que comienza o que jamás ha corrido en toda su vida hasta un atleta popular de cierto nivel. El manual adjunta sencillos planes de entrenamiento, recomendaciones acerca de la alimentación y qué debemos hacer para evitar las tan temidas lesiones. También hay un amplio capítulo dedicado a herramientas y recursos gratuitos que podemos encontrar en Internet y que nos facilitarán nuestra evolución como corredores.* No faltan tampoco frases inspiradoras, recomendaciones de películas y libros, y algo de música que siempre nos motivará para disfrutar de nuestro deporte favorito: porque somos 'locos del running'. Enrique Laso, autor que ha vendido ya más de 300.000 libros en todo el mundo, es también un corredor habitual tanto en pruebas del circuito de la RFEA como en carreras populares. Sus guía sobre running han supuesto una agradable sorpresa para el escritor.

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KG: A to Z: An Uncensored Encyclopedia of Life, Basketball, and Everything in Between Audiobook

KG: A to Z: An Uncensored Encyclopedia of Life, Basketball, and Everything in Between

Author: Kevin Garnett Narrator: Guy Lockard Release Date: February 2021

A unique, unfiltered memoir from the NBA champion and fifteen-time all-star ahead of his induction into the Hall of Fame. Kevin Garnett was one of the most dominant players the game of basketball has ever seen. He was also one of its most outspoken. Over the course of his illustrious twenty-one-year NBA career, he elevated trash talk to an art form and never shied away from sharing his thoughts on controversial subjects. In KG A to Z, published ahead of Garnett's induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame, he looks back on his life and career with the same raw candor. Garnett describes the adversity he faced growing up in South Carolina before ultimately relocating to Chicago, where he became one of the top prospects in the nation. He details his headline-making decision to skip college and become the first player in two decades to enter the draft directly from high school, starting a trend that would be followed by future superstars like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. He shares stories of playing with and against Bryant, James, Michael Jordan, and other NBA greats, and he chronicles his professional ups and downs, including winning a championship with the Boston Celtics. He also speaks his mind on a range of topics beyond basketball, such as fame, family, racism, spirituality, and music. Garnett's draft decision wasn't the only way he'd forever change the game. His ability to play on the perimeter as a big man foreshadowed the winning strategy now universally adopted by the league. He applies this same innovative spirit here, organizing the contents alphabetically as an encyclopedia. If you thought Kevin Garnett was exciting, inspiring, and unfiltered on the court, just wait until you read what he has to say in these pages.

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Lost on Purpose: The Adventures of a 21st Century Mountain Man Audiobook

Lost on Purpose: The Adventures of a 21st Century Mountain Man

Author: Patrick Taylor Narrator: Roger Wayne Release Date: February 2021

Lost on Purpose is the nonfiction adventure narrative of a former technology executive who took leave of the real world to reinvent himself as a twenty-first century mountain man. In October-November 2013, Patrick Taylor crossed the Rocky Mountains alone on foot. He passed through one of the largest wilderness areas in the lower forty-eight to reach and retrace the route of Lewis and Clark in the winter. The sacrifices-vocationally, financially, emotionally-are measured against the benefits by the author in a refreshingly honest, humorous, and inspirational fashion.

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Shook: An Earthquake, a Legendary Mountain Guide, and Everest's Deadliest Day Audiobook

Shook: An Earthquake, a Legendary Mountain Guide, and Everest's Deadliest Day

Author: Jennifer Hull Narrator: Adam Verner Release Date: February 2021

Dave Hahn, a local of Taos, New Mexico, is a legendary figure in mountaineering. Elite members of the climbing community have likened him to the Michael Jordan, Cal Ripkin, or Michael Phelps of the climbing world. The 2015 expedition he would lead came just one short year after the notorious Khumbu Icefall avalanche claimed the lives of sixteen Sherpas. Dave and his team-Sherpa sirdar Chhering Dorjee, assistant guide JJ Justman, base-camp manager Mark Tucker, and the eight clients who had trained for the privilege to attempt to summit with Dave Hahn-spent weeks honing the techniques that would help keep them alive through the Icefall and the Death Zone. None of this could have prepared them for the earthquake that shook Everest and all of their lives on the morning of April 25, 2015. Shook tells their story of resilience, nerve, and survival on the deadliest day on Everest.

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Own the Arena: Getting Ahead, Making a Difference, and Succeeding As the Only One Audiobook

Own the Arena: Getting Ahead, Making a Difference, and Succeeding As the Only One

Author: Katrina M. Adams Narrator: Carolyn Smith Release Date: February 2021

From the former President and CEO of the United States Tennis Association—the first black woman and youngest person ever to hold the position—comes a behind-the-scenes look at the leadership skills involved in hosting the U.S. Open, the largest and most lucrative sports event in the world—lessons that can be applied across business and to any life challenge. One of professional tennis’s Grand Slam Tournaments, the U.S. Open has been described as a fourteen-day Superbowl. This single tennis championship, held annually in New York City, attracts top professionals from around the globe, generates more money than any other sporting event—or any other sport over an entire season—and attracts more than 700,000 attendees and millions of television viewers.  In Own the Arena, Katrina Adams offers a privileged, singular inside look at this sensational global event, while elaborating on what makes tennis the only sport of a lifetime. She opens with the women’s 2018 championship match between Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams that ended in boos. This was Adams’s last year as president and the whole world was watching. How would she respond? How should the press be handled? What needs to be said to Osaka? Serena? What does this break from decorum mean for the Open and the sport? As Adams shares a wealth of stories from her career and personal life, as well as insights from top tennis professionals, she provides invaluable information on meeting life’s tests both on the tennis court and off. Own the Arena offers fresh perspectives on having presence, being remembered, directing a conversation, and moving boldly in spaces where “you are the only one.” It also covers good sportsmanship—treating others with respect and by being inclusive and open to diverse perspectives. Tennis is said to be 90 percent mental; this book shows how to take the elements of mental fortitude and use them to achieve greatness. By embracing and expressing one’s inner grace and humanity, Adams shows, you can own the arena.

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42 Today: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy Audiobook

42 Today: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy

Author: Michael G. Long Narrator: Mirron Willis Release Date: February 2021

Explores Jackie Robinson's compelling and complicated legacy Before the United States Supreme Court ruled against segregation in public schools, and before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat in Montgomery, Alabama, Jackie Robinson walked onto the diamond on April 15, 1947, as first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers, making history as the first African American to integrate Major League Baseball in the twentieth century. Today a national icon, Robinson was a complicated man who navigated an even more complicated world that both celebrated and despised him. Many are familiar with Robinson as a baseball hero. Few, however, know of the inner turmoil that came with his historic status. Featuring piercing essays from a range of distinguished sportswriters, cultural critics, and scholars, this book explores Robinson's perspectives and legacies on civil rights, sports, faith, youth, and nonviolence, while providing rare glimpses into the struggles and strength of one of the nation's most athletically gifted and politically significant citizens. Featuring a foreword by celebrated directors and producers Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon, this volume recasts Jackie Robinson's legacy and establishes how he set a precedent for future civil rights activism, from Black Lives Matter to Colin Kaepernick.

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