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  1. The Heat of the Moment: Life and Death Decision-Making From a Firefighter Audiobook The Heat of the Moment: Life and Death Decision-Making From a Firefighter
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  2. Supermarket Audiobook Supermarket
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  3. Hinch Yourself Happy: All The Best Cleaning Tips To Shine Your Sink And Soothe Your Soul Audiobook Hinch Yourself Happy: All The Best Cleaning Tips To Shine Your Sink And Soothe Your Soul
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  4. The Missing Sister Audiobook The Missing Sister
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  5. The Salt Path: The uplifting true tale. Now a Sunday Times Bestseller Audiobook The Salt Path: The uplifting true tale. Now a Sunday Times Bestseller
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  6. Best Self: Be You, Only Better Audiobook Best Self: Be You, Only Better
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  7. The Energy Codes: The 7-Step System to Awaken Your Spirit, Heal Your Body, and Live Your Best Life Audiobook The Energy Codes: The 7-Step System to Awaken Your Spirit, Heal Your Body, and Live Your Best Life
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  8. Educated: The international bestselling memoir Audiobook Educated: The international bestselling memoir
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  9. The Overstory: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 Audiobook The Overstory: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018
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  10. The Half-God of Rainfall Audiobook The Half-God of Rainfall
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K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches Audiobook

K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches

Author: Tyler Kepner Narrator: Tyler Kepner Release Date: April 2019

From the New York Times baseball columnist, an enchanting, enthralling history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching, based on years of archival research and interviews with more than three hundred people from Hall of Famers to the stars of today The baseball is an amazing plaything. We can grip it and hold it so many different ways, and even the slightest calibration can turn an ordinary pitch into a weapon to thwart the greatest hitters in the world. Each pitch has its own history, evolving through the decades as the masters pass it down to the next generation. From the earliest days of the game, when Candy Cummings dreamed up the curveball while flinging clamshells on a Brooklyn beach, pitchers have never stopped innovating. In K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches, Tyler Kepner traces the colorful stories and fascinating folklore behind the ten major pitches. Each chapter highlights a different pitch, from the blazing fastball to the fluttering knuckleball to the slippery spitball. Infusing every page with infectious passion for the game, Kepner brings readers inside the minds of combatants sixty feet, six inches apart. Filled with priceless insights from many of the best pitchers in baseball history including twenty-two Hall of Famers--from Bob Gibson, Steve Carlton, and Nolan Ryan to Greg Maddux, Mariano Rivera, and Clayton Kershaw--K will be the definitive book on pitching and join such works as The Glory of Their Times and Moneyball as a classic of the genre.

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Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete Audiobook

Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete

Author: Scott Johnston, Steve House Narrator: Roger Wayne Release Date: April 2019

In Training for the New Alpinism, Steve House, world-class climber and Patagonia ambassador, and Scott Johnston, coach of U.S. National Champions and World Cup Nordic Skiers, translate training theory into practice to allow you to coach yourself to any mountaineering goal. Applying training practices from other endurance sports, House and Johnston demonstrate that following a carefully designed regimen is as effective for alpinism as it is for any other endurance sport and leads to better performance. They deliver detailed instruction on how to plan and execute training tailored to your individual circumstances. Whether you work as a banker or a mountain guide, live in the city or the country, are an ice climber, a mountaineer heading to Denali, or a veteran of 8,000-meter peaks, your understanding of how to achieve your goals grows exponentially as you work with this book. Chapters cover endurance and strength training theory and methodology, application and planning, nutrition, altitude, mental fitness, and assessing your goals and your strengths. Chapters are augmented with inspiring essays by world-renowned climbers, including Ueli Steck, Mark Twight, Peter Habeler, Voytek Kurtyka, and Will Gadd. **Please contact Customer Service for additional content**.

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1994: The Untold Story: of a Tragic and Controversial F1 Season Audiobook

1994: The Untold Story: of a Tragic and Controversial F1 Season

Author: Ibrar Malik Narrator: Ibrar Malik Release Date: April 2019

1994 was a watershed year for F1 in so many ways, the fatal accidents of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna shook the sport to its core. What followed was mayhem. For the first time all the arguments are painstakingly examined in one book. Fresh insights, exclusive interviews, and a plethora of evidence is brought together in a story that is guaranteed to amaze and shock. This book is a thorough examination of a turbulent season, including... ? Rushed car changes ? Teams unhappy with how the crisis was managed ? A power struggle for control of the sport ? Vague rules being exploited ? Accusations of politically motivated penalties ? An alleged cover-up after a horrific pit-lane fire ? A controversial conclusion It also saw Michael Schumacher and Benetton first emerge as championship contenders, upsetting the establishment. Many believed their sudden rise was down to cheating, whilst others felt they were scapegoated because of politics. For the first time all the arguments are painstakingly examined in one book. Fresh insights, exclusive interviews, and a plethora of evidence is brought together to give the clearest analysis yet into the above events. The book contains over 250 photos which help bring this story to life, many of which are rare and from those involved. There are exclusive contributions from former F1 driver Mark Blundell, Benetton insiders: Willem Toet, Frank Dernie, Simon Morley (the "junior employee" blamed for the Hockenheim fire). Williams' insiders Paul West and Richard Wise. You will be astonished at what is unearthed. 1994 was tragic, chaotic, political, technical and involved some very colourful characters at the heart of the action. It's a story that will amaze. ? Did Senna hear illegal traction control on Schumacher's Benetton at Aida? ? Concealed launch control was later found on Schumacher's Benetton. Why? ? Was the Hockenheim fire caused by Benetton removing their fuel filter? ? Despite pleading guilty, why did Benetton receive no serious punishments after the fire? ? Schumacher was banned / disqualified from a quarter of 1994 races due to various infringements. Politics or cheating? ? Did a return to simpler cars contribute to the accidents? The book seeks to answer these and many more questions. "Enjoyed reading that [extract of the book]" Frank Dernie, Benetton chief engineer in 1994   "The author has assembled more facts about the season than I've ever seen before and managed to get more interviews with stakeholders involved at the time than I thought would be possible." Willem Toet, Benetton's Head of Aerodynamics in 1994   A print version of this book which is DOUBLE the length of this audio book can be found at https://www.performancepublishing.co.uk/1994-the-untold-story-of-a-tragic-and-controversial-f1-season.html This goes into more detail & includes more period quotes from those involved whilst containing over 270 mainly rare images which help explain the story in a way that the audio book could never do. For example the print book contains images which illustrate how the diffusers were cut following Imola 1994 and its subsequent affect on the cars handling. Or THAT leaked photo of Schumacher's Spa 1994 plank showing the damage, so readers can dec

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Walking: One Step at a Time Audiobook

Walking: One Step at a Time

Author: Erling Kagge Narrator: Atli Gunnarsson Release Date: April 2019

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Walking by Erling Kagge, read by Atli Gunnarsson. 'Everything moves more slowly when I walk, the world seems softer . . .' From the bestselling author of Silence comes an illuminating exploration of the joy of walking. From those perilous first steps to great expeditions, from walking to work to walking to the North Pole, Erling Kagge explains that he who walks lives longer, and better. 'After having put my shoes on and let my thoughts wander, I am sure of one thing - to put one foot in front of the other is one of the most important things we do.'

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Miracle at St Andrews Audiobook

Miracle at St Andrews

Author: James Patterson Narrator: Henry Leyva Release Date: April 2019

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Miracle at St Andrews by James Patterson, read by Henry Leyva. Seasoned pro golfer Travis McKinley is cruising toward a new season when he misses a putt on the 18th green. Just like that, he's down and out and off the Senior Tour, his career all but dead. Then Travis is visited by a mysterious stranger whose vision is clear. Go back to the beginning. The very beginning. Taking his advice both literally and to heart, Travis and his family travel to their ancestral home - Scotland. In the place where golf was born, he's able to look beyond getting the round ball in the round hole. And when Travis steps onto the Old Course at St. Andrews, the magic of the game takes over . . .

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Twelve Mighty Orphans: The Inspiring True Story of the Mighty Mites Who Ruled Texas Football Audiobook

Twelve Mighty Orphans: The Inspiring True Story of the Mighty Mites Who Ruled Texas Football

Author: Jim Dent Narrator: Barry Abrams Release Date: April 2019

More than a century ago, a school was constructed in Fort Worth, Texas, for the purpose of housing and educating the orphans of Texas Freemasons. It was a humble project that for years existed quietly on a hillside east of town. Life at the Masonic Home was about to change, though, with the arrival of a lean, bespectacled coach by the name of Rusty Russell. Here was a man who could bring rain in the midst of a drought. Here was a man who, in virtually no time at all, brought the orphans' story into the homes of millions of Americans. In the 1930s and 1940s, there was nothing bigger in Texas high school football than the Masonic Home Mighty Mites-a group of orphans bound together by hardship and death. These youngsters, in spite of being outweighed by at least thirty pounds per man, were the toughest football team around. They began with nothing-not even a football-yet in a few years were playing for the state championship on the highest level of Texas football. This is a winning tribute to a courageous band of underdogs from a time when America desperately needed fresh hope and big dreams. The Mighty Mites remain a notable moment in the long history of American sports. Just as significant is the depth of the inspirational message. This is a profound lesson in fighting back and clinging to faith.

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Infinite Baseball: Notes from a Philosopher at the Ballpark Audiobook

Infinite Baseball: Notes from a Philosopher at the Ballpark

Author: Alva Noe Narrator: Barry Abrams Release Date: April 2019

In this deeply entertaining book, philosopher and baseball fan Alva Noë explores the many unexpected ways in which baseball is truly a philosophical kind of game. For example, he ponders how observers of baseball are less interested in what happens, than in who is responsible for what happens; every action receives praise or blame. To put it another way, in baseball-as in the law-we decide what happened based on who is responsible for what happened. Noë also explains the curious activity of keeping score: a score card is not merely a record of the game, like a video recording; it is an account of the game. Baseball requires that true fans try to tell the story of the game, in real time, as it unfolds, and thus actively participate in its creation. Some argue that baseball is fundamentally a game about numbers. Noë's wide-ranging, thoughtful observations show that, to the contrary, baseball is not only a window on language, culture, and the nature of human action, but is intertwined with deep and fundamental human truths. The book ranges from the nature of umpiring and the role of instant replay, to the nature of the strike zone, from the rampant use of surgery to controversy surrounding performance enhancing drugs. Throughout, Noë's observations are surprising and provocative. Infinite Baseball is a book for the true baseball fan.

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El oráculo del guerrero Audiobook

El oráculo del guerrero

Author: Lucas Estrella Schultz Narrator: Alejandro Graue Release Date: April 2019

Reflexiones sobre los estados y momentos de un guerrero A través de treinta y seis capítulos, Lucas Estrella nos entrega las enseñanzas que ha recibido por largos años de sus maestros en las artes marciales. Estos maestros son los llamados Guerreros, que, en esta lectura, nos proponen diversas situaciones, etapas y pruebas para acceder al camino que nos podrá llevar al tan añorado encuentro con uno mismo. «El Guerrero emprende el viaje», «El Guerrero se lanza al vacío», «El Guerrero combate», «El Guerrero mira al horizonte», «El Guerrero abre el camino», son algunas de las posibilidades que deberemos sortear si queremos convertirnos en Guerreros, y así, iluminar la ignorancia del mundo. Una lectura fundamental para quienes deseen interiorizarse en la filosofía y espiritualidad orientales. Y, además, un oráculo con el cual podremos acceder a esas respuestas que parecen ocultas, pero que viven en nuestro interior.

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Mountain Biking: The Ultimate Guide to Mountain Biking For Beginners MTB Audiobook

Mountain Biking: The Ultimate Guide to Mountain Biking For Beginners MTB

Author: Marion B. Barfe Narrator: Jesse Gross Release Date: April 2019

And so, the adventure begins . . . Over the last few years, Mountain Biking has grown to be one of the most popular outdoor sports. Mountain biking consists of the following categories: cross country, trail riding, all mountain, downhill, freeride and dirt jumping. This sport requires endurance, core strength and balance, bike handling skills, and self-reliance. It's critical that a person learns the basics of how what is required to master this sport. Unless trained properly, serious injuries can result. This book provides an in-depth look at what is involved in mountain biking. It will educate the reader on the proper techniques, bikes, gear, and terrain levels for each course. The time you take to read this book could help protect your life and allow you to discover a sport that will provide great fitness benefits, and also allow you to experience new adventures an ordinary wouldn't be able to provide.

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EPHPHATHA: GROWING UP PROFOUNDLY DEAF AND NOT DUMB IN THE HEARING WORLD: A BASKETBALL PLAYER'S TRANS Audiobook

EPHPHATHA: GROWING UP PROFOUNDLY DEAF AND NOT DUMB IN THE HEARING WORLD: A BASKETBALL PLAYER'S TRANS

Author: Dr. Thomas M. Caulfield Narrator: E. Roy Worley Release Date: March 2019

For two decades a father kept a secret journal documenting the life of his only son, Christopher, who was born profoundly Deaf. He had a simple dream of someday presenting that journal to Christopher as a special gift from father to son. But as each new challenge was surmounted, it became clear Christopher Caulfield's story had to be shared.Ephphatha, which means "to be opened," follows Christopher's transformational journey through the unimaginable obstacles he faced during his young life. Whose right is it to choose the intervention strategies that will help you be your best? How do you keep going when adults and children can be so unkind? Can you make yourself understood when no one around you has experienced what you are facing?Christopher's support came from those in his life who did open up. His chances for success on and off the basketball court also hinged on hard work, faith, and his own undeniable inner fortitude to never give up.By the time he was nine years old he had already completed 1,500 hours of speech therapy. That same dedication led him to be a Division I college basketball recruit before he reached high school. He may not have set any records being invited to birthday parties growing up, but with Ephphatha, you'll be rooting for Christopher all the way to the Ivy League!

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After the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the '69 Mets Audiobook

After the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the '69 Mets

Author: Art Shamsky, Erik Sherman Narrator: Jonathan Todd Ross Release Date: March 2019

The inside account of an iconic team in baseball history: the 1969 New York Mets—a consistently last-place team that turned it all around in just one season—told by '69 Mets outfielder Art Shamsky, Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, and other teammates as they reminisce about what happened then and where they are today. The New York Mets franchise began in 1962 and the team finished in last place nearly every year. When the 1969 season began, fans weren't expecting much from "the Lovable Losers." But as the season progressed, the Mets inched closer to first place and then eventually clinched the National League pennant. They were underdogs against the formidable Baltimore Orioles, but beat them in five games to become world champions. No one had predicted it. In fact, fans could hardly believe it happened. Suddenly they were "the Miracle Mets." Playing right field for the '69 Mets was Art Shamsky, who had stayed in touch with his former teammates over the years. He hoped to get together with star pitcher Tom Seaver (who would win the Cy Young award as the best pitcher in the league in 1969 and go on to become the first Met elected to the Hall of Fame) but Seaver was ailing and could not travel. So, Shamsky organized a visit to Tom Terrific in California, accompanied by the #2 pitcher, Jerry Koosman, outfielder Ron Swoboda, and shortstop Bud Harrelson. Together they recalled the highlights of that amazing season as they reminisced about what changed the Mets' fortunes in 1969. With the help of sportswriter Erik Sherman, Shamsky has written After the Miracle for the 1969 Mets. This is a book that every Mets fan—and every baseball fan—must own.

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Brothers in Arms: Koufax, Kershaw, and the Dodgers' Extraordinary Pitching Tradition Audiobook

Brothers in Arms: Koufax, Kershaw, and the Dodgers' Extraordinary Pitching Tradition

Author: Jon Weisman Narrator: James Patrick Cronin Release Date: March 2019

The Los Angeles Dodgers are one of the most storied franchises in all of sports, with enduring legacies both on and off the diamond. Chief among the hallmarks of the organization is an unparalleled pitching dominance; Dodger blue and white brings to mind brilliance on the mound and the Cy Young Awards that follow. In Brothers in Arms acclaimed Dodgers writer Jon Weisman explores the organization's rich pitching history, from Koufax and Drysdale to Valenzuela, Hershiser, and the sublime Clayton Kershaw. Weisman delves deep into this lineage of excellence, interviewing both the legends that toed the rubber and the teammates, coaches, and personalities that witnessed their genius.

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