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  1. How Not To Diet: The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss Audiobook How Not To Diet: The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss
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  3. 488 Rules for Life: The Thankless Art of Being Correct Audiobook 488 Rules for Life: The Thankless Art of Being Correct
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  4. Who Did You Tell?: From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Rumour Audiobook Who Did You Tell?: From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Rumour
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  5. Seven Worlds One Planet Audiobook Seven Worlds One Planet
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  6. The Librarian of Auschwitz: The heart-breaking international bestseller based on the incredible true Audiobook The Librarian of Auschwitz: The heart-breaking international bestseller based on the incredible true
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  7. How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expec Audiobook How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expec
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  8. The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Audiobook The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More
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  9. The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose Audiobook The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose
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Start by Believing: Larry Nassar's Crimes, the Institutions that Enabled Him, and the Brave Women Wh Audiobook

Start by Believing: Larry Nassar's Crimes, the Institutions that Enabled Him, and the Brave Women Wh

Author: Dan Murphy, John Barr Narrator: Chloe Cannon, Dan Murphy, John Barr Release Date: January 2020

The definitive, devastating account of the largest sex abuse scandal in American sports history-with new details and insights into the institutional failures, as well as the bravery that brought it to light. For decades, osteopathic physician Larry Nassar built a sterling reputation as the go-to doctor for America's Olympians while treating countless others at his office on Michigan State University's campus. It was largely within the high-pressure world of competitive gymnastics that Nassar exploited young girls, who were otherwise motivated by fear and intimidation, sexually assaulting hundreds of them under the guise of medical treatment. In Start by Believing, John Barr and Dan Murphy confront Nassar's acts, which represent the largest sex abuse scandal to impact the sporting world. Through never-before-released interviews and documents they deconstruct the epic institutional failures and individuals who enabled him. When warnings were raised, self-serving leaders chose to protect their organizations' reputations over the well-being of young people. Following the paths traveled by courageous women-featuring a once-shy Christian attorney and a brash, outspoken Olympic medalist-Barr and Murphy detail the stories of those who fought back against the dysfunction within their sport to claim a far-from-inevitable victory. The gymnasts' uncommon perseverance, along with the help of dedicated advocates brought criminals to justice and helped to fuel the #MeToo revolution. Start by Believing reveals the win-at-all-costs culture in elite athletics and higher education that enabled a quarter century of heinous crimes.

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When Footballers Were Skint: A Journey in Search of the Soul of Football Audiobook

When Footballers Were Skint: A Journey in Search of the Soul of Football

Author: Jon Henderson Narrator: Andy Cresswell Release Date: January 2020

Before agents and TV mega-rights ushered in multimillionaire players, footballers' wages were capped with even the game's biggest names earning barely more than a plumber or electrician. Footballing legends such as Tom Finney and Stanley Matthews shared a bond of borderline penury with the crowds they entertained on Saturday afternoons, on pitches that were far away from the pristine lawns of the modern era. Instead of the sports cars driven by today's top players, the stars of yesteryear travelled to matches on public transport and returned to homes as modest as those of their supporters. Based on the first-hand accounts, When Footballers Were Skint delves into the game's rich heritage and relates the fascinating story of a great sporting era.

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Skateboarding: The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Your Skateboard Like a Professional Skateboarder Audiobook

Skateboarding: The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Your Skateboard Like a Professional Skateboarder

Author: Cleland Trethewey Narrator: Jesse Gross Release Date: January 2020

"Skating unleashes the primitive side of oneself . . ." Skateboarding is a time old tradition that has survived multiple generations. Today, professional skateboard competitions are at an all-time high. This popular activity is one that enjoyed by adults and children for many years. To master skateboarding one must know the proper technique of balance, control, and mindset. This audiobook explains all these important techniques and gives you in-depth knowledge of how the sport started and has grown to its popularity. You owe it to yourself to learn how to skate properly. This audiobook will be one that you find yourself using as a reference tool. It will quickly become a vital part of your skating world.

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From Last to First: A Parent's Guide to Fencing Success Audiobook

From Last to First: A Parent's Guide to Fencing Success

Author: Jon Salfield And Daniela I. Norris Narrator: Jon Salfield And Daniela I. Norris Release Date: January 2020

With the exciting sport of fencing steadily becoming more mainstream in the UK, US and around the world, parents are spending thousands each year to help and encourage their children to train and excel in this unique Olympic sport. Fencing can be a mysterious world to the uninitiated, and parents and young fencers will have many questions about the sport, the fencers potential and the dos and don'ts. From Last to First aims to answer all these questions and many more. Written by a team comprising Jon Salfield, a leading Youth Development and High Performance coach (London Olympics 2012), and Daniela I. Norris, an experienced author and fencing-parent of an international youth fencer, with input from Strength and Conditioning and Psychology experts, and a foreword from a multiple champion and highly-regarded author, it is meant for anyone who wants to know how to support their young fencer from the start of their fencing adventure, all the way through to success at international competitions.

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Life is Short and So Am I: My Life Inside, Outside, and Under the Wrestling Ring Audiobook

Life is Short and So Am I: My Life Inside, Outside, and Under the Wrestling Ring

Author: Dylan 'hornswoggle' Postl Narrator: Dylan 'hornswoggle' Postl Release Date: December 2019

Heart, determination, and triumph This is the story of a boy who fell in love with wrestling before he was able to walk. Born with achondroplasia, a condition that causes disproportionate dwarfism, Dylan Postl had endured multiple surgeries by the age of twelve. And yet, he held on to the dream that he would one day become a professional wrestler. Ignoring the naysayers and against doctors' recommendations, Postl began training in his teens, and he soon began appearing on local independent shows. Before he turned twenty, he was signed by WWE to play the role of Irish grappler Finlay's feisty sidekick, Hornswoggle, and remained a fixture in the company for a full decade. While most of Postl's adult life has been spent in the wild world of the wrestling industry, his is more than a story of a little person's journey through a world of giants; it's a memoir of elation and anguish, triumph and disappointment, and of how an endlessly positive outlook combined with the unwavering support of family and friends helped a long shot become a success in his industry and a loving, responsible father.

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Force of Nature: Mind, Body, Soul, And, of Course, Surfing Audiobook

Force of Nature: Mind, Body, Soul, And, of Course, Surfing

Author: Laird Hamilton Narrator: Michael Butler Murray Release Date: December 2019

Laird Hamilton has been hailed as the world's greatest big-wave surfer. His first book, Force of Nature, allows listeners a rare glimpse inside the unique philosophy that has created his circumstances, and not the other way around. After all, this is a man whose biological father abandoned him shortly after he was born; whose first job was working on a pig farm; who dropped out of school in eleventh grade. And then the career decision: surfer. Though earning enough to pay the rent as any kind of surfer is next to impossible, Hamilton has ended up in the place we all desire to be: doing exactly what he loves, becoming the world's best in the process, making a great living, being surrounded by nature and family, and radiating peak health and fitness. How did he get there? And more importantly, how can the rest of us join him? Force of Nature is a detailed map to that destination, with Laird Hamilton as the listener's guide. It's not about chasing trophies or accolades or cash. It's about quality over quantity, soul, and being true to your physical, mental, and spiritual roots. Not only is it possible to thrive in the modern world without adopting its harmful habits, it's essential. And not only has Hamilton mastered this balance, he makes a compelling and articulate case that anyone who wants to can do the same.

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Three Weeks, Eight Seconds: Greg Lemond, Laurent Fignon, and the Epic Tour de France of 1989 Audiobook

Three Weeks, Eight Seconds: Greg Lemond, Laurent Fignon, and the Epic Tour de France of 1989

Author: Nige Tassell Narrator: Shaun Grindell Release Date: December 2019

The gripping story of the greatest race in cycling history, when Greg LeMond cinched victory by a mere eight seconds. For a race as long as the mighty Tour (three weeks of testing the limits of human endurance), to have the ultimate victory decided by a margin of just eight seconds almost boggles the mind. But that's exactly what happened between American legend Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon. After more than 2,000 miles in the saddle, it remains the smallest margin of victory in the Tour's one-hundred-plus-year history. But as dramatic as that Sunday afternoon on the streets of Paris was, the race wasn't just about that one time-trial. During the previous fortnight, the leader's yellow jersey had swapped back and forth between LeMond and Fignon in a titanic struggle for supremacy. At no point during the entire three weeks were the pair separated by more than fifty-three seconds, a razor thin margin between ultimate triumph or agonizing torment. In Three Weeks, Eight Seconds, Nige Tassell brings one of cycling's most astonishing stories to life, examining that extraordinary race in all its multifaceted glory, complete with fresh first-hand testimony.

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Winning Not Fighting: Why you need to rethink success and how you achieve it with the Ancient Art of Audiobook

Winning Not Fighting: Why you need to rethink success and how you achieve it with the Ancient Art of

Author: John Vincent, Julian Hitch Narrator: John Vincent, Julian Hitch Release Date: December 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. Winning Not Fighting draws on the philosophy of Wing Tsun, an ancient Chinese martial art, to offer a profound and practical guide to achieving success at work, life and business. By explaining what these teachings reveal about decision-making, professional relationships, personal targets and positivity, it challenges some of our deepest-held assumptions and forces us to unlearn many ideas that inform our current ideas on professional success. Why, for example, do we refer to business through a lens of conflict? Why does winning always require confrontation, competition and a loser? John Vincent and Julian Hitch challenge our ingrained assumptions about success and achievement to to guide us through a path of self-cultivation using the eight wisdoms of Wing Tsun. John Vincent, the co-founder of LEON, has applied these mantras to his healthy fast-food empire with enormous success. In Winning Not Fighting, he collaborates with Wing Tsun master, Sifu Julian Hitch to sculpt this timeless wisdom into a practical and accessible guide to achieving success for your business.

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Ballpark: Baseball in the American City Audiobook

Ballpark: Baseball in the American City

Author: Paul Goldberger Narrator: Mike Chamberlain Release Date: December 2019

From the earliest corrals of the mid-1800s (Union Grounds in Brooklyn was a 'saloon in the open air'), to the much mourned parks of the early 1900s (Detroit's Tiger Stadium, Cincinnati's Palace of the Fans), to the stadiums we fill today, Paul Goldberger makes clear the inextricable bond between the American city and America's favorite pastime. In the changing locations and architecture of our ballparks, Goldberger reveals the manifestations of a changing society: the earliest ballparks evoked the Victorian age in their accommodations-bleachers for the riffraff, grandstands for the middle-class; the 'concrete donuts' of the 1950s and '60s made plain television's grip on the public's attention; and more recent ballparks, like Baltimore's Camden Yards, signal a new way forward for stadium design and for baseball's role in urban development. Throughout, Goldberger shows us the way in which baseball's history is concurrent with our cultural history: the rise of urban parks and public transportation; the development of new building materials and engineering and design skills. And how the site details and the requirements of the game-the diamond, the outfields, the walls, the grandstands-shaped our most beloved ballparks. A fascinating, exuberant ode to the Edens at the heart of our cities-where dreams are as limitless as the outfields.

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How to Dunk Like a Pro: The No-Bullshit Guide to Jumping Higher Regardless of Age or Height Audiobook

How to Dunk Like a Pro: The No-Bullshit Guide to Jumping Higher Regardless of Age or Height

Author: Jason Wilhelm Narrator: Jon James Release Date: December 2019

If your one of the many people who struggle to reach the rim and dunk over their opponents, don't get disheartened - because what many don't realize is that dunking a basketball requires more than on-court skill alone. And it is certainly not determined by either your height or your age. In fact, our ability to dunk is dictated by our muscle strength, muscle power, and our vertical jump performance. Which in itself is an extremely positive thing, because these factors are not necessarily inherited, nor are they determined at birth. Rather, each of these factors can be trained independently in the gym and on the court, allowing us to improve our vertical jump height, ensuring we can dunk with ease - irrespective of either our age or our height! In the following book you will find: - Successfully implemented methods of strength training that will build the foundation for your dunking ability - Power training methods to improve your muscular power - Jump training methods to rapidly increase your vertical jump and dunking capacity - Information pertaining to jump technique and dunking performance that have been honed through decades of work - Dietary information to ensure you get the most out of your training This book is essentially the written culmination of my many years working with basketball athletes. The results of this learning experience, and the processes I have used extensively to maximize athletic performance are summarized in this book, ready for you to apply immediately into your own training. This has further been summarized in a thorough 8-week training program - involving strength training methods, power training methods, and jump performance training techniques - that will lead you to a massive vertical jump, and some crazy dunking ability. While I can provide the HOW, you need to provide the DO, so don't keep waiting - become an absolute beast on the court and take the first step to improve your dunking ability today!

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Billion Dollar Fantasy: The High-Stakes Game between FanDuel and DraftKings That Upended Sports in A Audiobook

Billion Dollar Fantasy: The High-Stakes Game between FanDuel and DraftKings That Upended Sports in A

Author: Albert Chen Narrator: Chris Abell Release Date: December 2019

The story of the rise of daily fantasy sports, and the brilliant entrepreneurs disrupting the way we consume sports The inside story of the rise, fall, and rise of FanDuel and DraftKings-two companies that began as obscure start-ups and, seemingly overnight, became billion-dollar companies, and just as quickly found themselves the target of the FBI and Department of Justice and the center of a national scandal. Veteran sportswriter Albert Chen draws on candid, unprecedented interviews with every key player in tech, sports, gambling, and the fantasy leagues to create a breakneck narrative around a group of entrepreneurs, players, and gamblers. Billion Dollar Fantasy recounts the origins of modern gambling and fantasy sports in America, and follows the unlikely rise of the fantasy sports world through the lens of the two start-ups at the center of the story. For fans of The Big Short, The Facebook Effect, or Bringing Down the House, this book tells the tale of a culture of risk, hubris, greed, redemption, and a group of larger-than-life characters trying to make sense of the complex new world they've created.

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The RV Lifestyle Manual: Living as a Boondocking Expert - How to Swap Your Day Job for Travel and Ad Audiobook

The RV Lifestyle Manual: Living as a Boondocking Expert - How to Swap Your Day Job for Travel and Ad

Author: Jeremy Frost Narrator: Kc Wayman Release Date: December 2019

Want More Freedom and Travel in Your Life? Read on to Discover an Increasingly Popular Lifestyle That's Surprisingly Affordable. Ubiquitous technologies and flexible societal structures have created opportunities that were previously unimaginable. For example, remote and freelance work has become incredibly common and highly popular given its desirable flexibility and convenience. The RV lifestyle takes these ideals a step further. Living entirely in an RV, you untether completely from a traditional home base and start having a new experience of life. Despite what you might think, the RV lifestyle, isn't just for the wealthy or the retired. While it's an alternative living arrangement, you can still continue to work, have a place to come home to every night, and raise a family. 9 million families in the US currently own an RV. Of those, nearly half a million live in theirs full time. This trend is only increasing. "The RV Lifestyle Manual" helps you see if this is for you, get everything up and running, and plan while on the road. In the book, you'll discover: - Tons of details and requirements covering every aspect of the RV lifestyle that most people don't think of until they're on the road - Answers the riddle of how to live comfortably on the open road (easier than you think). - Key requirements for earning an income while traveling - Baby steps to downsizing your life and making money in the process - RV Purchasing guide - what to look for in an RV based on your situation, intended use, and budget - How to change things up to make RVing work with children and pets - Surprisingly simple things you can do to make a small space feel bigger and homey. - Planning your route with lesser-known campgrounds to save money and delight your soul. - Frequently asked questions and concerns resolved And much more... If you want to upgrade to a lifestyle that gives you more of what you're looking for in life, scroll up and click the Add to Cart button.

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