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  1. Me: Elton John Official Autobiography Audiobook Me: Elton John Official Autobiography
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  2. Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas: Festive hospital diaries from the author of million-copy hit T Audiobook Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas: Festive hospital diaries from the author of million-copy hit T
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  3. Christmas Shopaholic Audiobook Christmas Shopaholic
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  4. The Guilty Mother Audiobook The Guilty Mother
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  5. Girl, Woman, Other Audiobook Girl, Woman, Other
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  6. Postscript: The sequel to PS, I Love You Audiobook Postscript: The sequel to PS, I Love You
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  7. Indulge Audiobook Indulge
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  8. Shut Up and Listen!: Hard Business Truths that Will Help You Succeed Audiobook Shut Up and Listen!: Hard Business Truths that Will Help You Succeed
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  9. The Family Upstairs: The Number One bestseller from the author of Then She Was Gone Audiobook The Family Upstairs: The Number One bestseller from the author of Then She Was Gone
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  10. The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future Audiobook The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future
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Net Work: Training the NBA's Best and Finding the Keys to Greatness Audiobook

Net Work: Training the NBA's Best and Finding the Keys to Greatness

Author: Rob Mcclanaghan Narrator: Tim Paige Release Date: October 2019

Rob McClanaghan, the NBA's most sought-after trainer, shares a behind-the-scenes look at how superstars like Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, and Kevin Love work to excel at the game. When Rob McClanaghan failed to make the Syracuse basketball team as a walk-on freshman, he asked the coaches what he needed to do to achieve his goal the following year. They all agreed: get stronger. So that's what he did. For months, Rob traded fraternity parties and hanging out with buddies for hours in the gym lifting weights and shooting baskets. He was single-minded; the only thing that mattered was defying the odds. He returned to Syracuse for his sophomore year thirty pounds heavier and caught the coach's eye. In Net Work, McClanaghan—referred to by many as "RobMac"—brings to the page what he brings to each of his training sessions: the same grit and spirit that got him into the college game. He calls it "the grind," and he knows that without it, even the most talented players will come up short. McClanaghan pushes his clients hard; he does whatever he can to drive his players to the edge and to simulate fourth quarter, at-the-buzzer adrenaline and fatigue. An all-access pass to the practice courts of the NBA, Net Work combines McClanaghan's hard-earned wisdom—both on and off the court—with rare glimpses into the dues-paying life of professional athletes determined to stay at the top. McClanaghan shares stories of working one-on-one with some of basketball's greatest names, explaining how each athlete works to shore up his offensive and defensive weaknesses; perfect his nutrition; treat injuries; build mental toughness; and find occasional refuge from the glare of the spotlight. This book is life inside the NBA as you've never seen it, where players differentiate themselves by their willingness to put in relentless "net work."

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LeBron James: The Inspirational Story of One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time! Audiobook

LeBron James: The Inspirational Story of One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time!

Author: Patrick Thompson Narrator: Zac Aleman Release Date: June 2019

Do You want to learn more about The Life of Lebron James while Being So Inspired?  Do You want to know why he's so successful?!  If the answer is yes.....then, let me invite you in a beautiful journey: Welcome to The Life of Lebron James!  LeBron is one of the most recognizable sports figures in the world because of his remarkable athleticism and on-court brilliance. He dazzles sports fans with his flawless shots and powerful dunks. His dominance on the court is unlike any other. He has made and broken historic records in basketball and he continues to do so in more than 16 years of playing in the NBA. Even with a slew of new talents, LeBron still dominates. The one thing the separates him from the other basketball superstars is his strong desire to win not just in basketball but in life. LeBron's off-court endeavors are as remarkable as his on-court performances. His incredible life story is a treasure trove of life lessons that inspire, motivate, and drive you to action.  This book paints LeBron James in a different light. Basketball is what made him a superstar, but it was his humble beginnings that shaped his ideas, moral values, and winning mindset. Knowing his story will make you see that he is more than just a basketball player chasing rings and winning ballgames.  With this book you'll learn: ?Who is Lebron James ?The Phenom    ?The Activist    ?The Mogul    ?The Philanthropist    ?The Future    ? Life Lessons and Blueprint to Success from him!  Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy now button and be inspired now!

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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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How to Dunk if You're Under 6 Feet Tall: 13 Proven Ways to Jump Higher and Drastically Increase Your Audiobook

How to Dunk if You're Under 6 Feet Tall: 13 Proven Ways to Jump Higher and Drastically Increase Your

Author: James Wilson Narrator: Keith Farmer Release Date: February 2019

Have you tried and failed to will your short body to dunk a basketball? Learn how even the most vertically challenged players can slam the ball home with ease. Have you been told you're far too short to touch the rim, let alone throw the ball down? Having trouble increasing your vertical leap no matter how much weightlifting you do? Author James Wilson is a 30-year veteran of basketball coaching in 20 different countries. He's cracked the scientific code to allow players of any height to dunk like a pro, and now he's here to share his secrets with you. In How to Dunk if You're Under 6 Feet Tall: 13 Proven Ways to Jump Higher and Drastically Increase Your Vertical Jump in 4 Weeks, you'll learn the meticulous science behind increasing your vertical leap. Through his proven step-by-step plan, you'll find out the exact techniques necessary to dunk your first basketball in just four weeks. Without weightlifting or special equipment, you'll soon be able to jam in front of your friends with either one hand or two. In How to Dunk if You're Under 6 Feet Tall, you'll discover: - The best exercise techniques for increasing your vertical jump in just four weeks - The best basketball shoes to make you jump higher - How shorter people can go from barely touching the rim to dunking with one or two hands - How to jump higher without lifting weights - The precision mechanics of the perfect jump and dunk and much, much more! How to Dunk if You're Under 6 Feet Tall is an established expert's ultimate guide to increasing your vertical jumps and making slam-dunks a reality. If you like a step-by-step programs, scientifically-backed exercises, and making rapid progress, then you'll love Wilson's landmark book. Buy How to Dunk if You're Under 6 Feet Tall to make those rim-rattling slams a reality today!

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Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made Audiobook

Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made

Author: David Halberstam Narrator: J. D. Jackson Release Date: December 2018

From The Breaks of the Game to Summer of '49, David Halberstam has brought the perspective of a great historian, the inside knowledge of a dogged sportswriter, and the love of a fan to bear on some of the most mythic players and teams in the annals of American sport. With Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls he has given himself his greatest challenge and produced his greatest triumph. In Playing for Keeps, David Halberstam takes the first full measure of Michael Jordan's epic career, one of the great American stories of our time. A narrative of astonishing power and human drama, brimming with revealing anecdotes and penetrating insights, the book chronicles the forces in Jordan's life that have shaped him into history's greatest basketball player and the larger forces that have converged to make him the most famous living human being in the world.

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How to Be Better At Basketball in 21 days: The Ultimate Guide to Drastically Improving Your Basketba Audiobook

How to Be Better At Basketball in 21 days: The Ultimate Guide to Drastically Improving Your Basketba

Author: James Wilson Narrator: Keith Farmer Release Date: November 2018

Want to learn the exact basketball skills, strategies, and techniques the pros use? Discover a 21-day fast-track program to break through your basketball barriers. Struggling to nail that winning shot? Can't seem to pull off the spectacular passes and incredible crossovers you see on TV? James Wilson is a 30-year veteran of basketball coaching with experience gained in 20 countries. Wilson's genius, laser-focused 21-day program is designed to improve your game no matter your current skill level. How to Be Better At Basketball in 21 Days: The Ultimate Guide to Drastically Improving Your Basketball Shooting, Passing and Dribbling Skills, teaches you using precision drills and specific exercises to stack skill after skill. Using Wilson's special core philosophy, this thorough system will improve your form, develop new skills, and help you challenge even the most advanced players. In How to Be Better At Basketball in 21 Days, you'll discover: - Expert techniques to dramatically increase your basketball shooting accuracy - How to crush your crossovers and handle the ball like a boss - How to toughen your mental state and play with courage, confidence, and control - How to challenge those more advanced players and succeed while doing it - How to be that go-to player who takes the winning shot and much, much more How to Be Better At Basketball in 21 Days is the definitive manual for any basketball player from amateur to pro. If you like learning practical, step-by-step, no-nonsense techniques straight from an expert, then you'll love Wilson's easy-to-follow guide. Buy How to Be Better At Basketball in 21 Days to slam dunk the competition today!

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My Life, My Fight: Rising Up from New Zealand to the OKC Thunder Audiobook

My Life, My Fight: Rising Up from New Zealand to the OKC Thunder

Author: Steven Adams Narrator: Chris Hobbs Release Date: October 2018

The OKC Thunder's big man shares the unlikely story behind his indomitable sense of determination and his journey from Rotorua, New Zealand to stardom in the NBA. Steven Adams overcame extreme odds to become a first-round prospect in the 2013 NBA draft. From there he signed a major contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder--making him New Zealand's highest-paid athlete ever--and went on to forge a reputation for his intense, physical style of basketball. Adams takes you inside the draft process from the fascinating whirlwind tour of pre-draft workouts with dozens of teams to the draft itself where dreams are made or dashed and the Gatorade bottles on every table are glued shut. He reveals what it's like to be a rookie in the league, getting pushed around and elbowed--or worse. He takes the court alongside superstars like Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, and Kevin Durant; and matches up against legendary big men like Tim Duncan, DeAndre Jordan, Dwight Howard, and Draymond Green. Adams recounts the Thunder's rise through the victories and the heartbreaks and how the resilient team has a bright future ahead. In this intimate account of his life story so far, the seven-foot center also reflects on his humble upbringing as one of fourteen children, the impact of his father's death when he was just thirteen, the multiple challenges and setbacks he has faced, and what basketball means to him. Told with warmth, humor, and humility, My Life, My Fight is a gripping account from an emerging superstar.

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Basketball: A Love Story Audiobook

Basketball: A Love Story

A sweeping and revelatory history of basketball, drawing upon hundreds of hours of interviews with the greatest players, coaches, executives, and journalists in the history of the game. In an effort to tell the complete story of basketball in all its fascinating dimensions, acclaimed authors Jackie Macmullan, Rafe Bartholomew and Dan Klores have compiled nearly a thousand hours' worth of interviews with a staggering number of basketball greats. They've talked to hundreds of legendary players, such as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Magic Johnson, and spoken with renowned coaches, including Phil Jackson and Coach K, as well as numerous executives, commissioners, and journalists. Most impressive was the extraordinary quality of the interviews. Again and again, players spoke candidly about secrets and told stories they'd never before discussed on the record. The book that grew out of those interviews is an extraordinary project and quite possibly the most ambitious basketball book ever written. At once a definitive oral history and something far more literary and intimate, this is the never-before-told story of how basketball came to be, and about what it means to those who've given their lives to the game. Read by James Fouhey, Jim Frangione, Sullivan Jones, Pete Larkin, January LaVoy, and Carol Monda

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The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino: A Story of Corruption, Scandal, and the Big Business of College  Audiobook

The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino: A Story of Corruption, Scandal, and the Big Business of College

Author: Michael Sokolove Narrator: Joshua Kane Release Date: September 2018

From acclaimed New York Times Magazine author Michael Sokolove, the astonishing inside story of the epic corruption scandal that has rocked the NCAA and exposed the rot and hypocrisy at the heart of big-time college sports. At a lavish annual event in late August 2017, the University of Louisville athletic director, who made more than $5 million in compensation in 2016, announced an extension of his school's sponsorship deal with Adidas: $160 million for another 10 years. The invitees were city's gentry - horse breeders, bourbon distillers, partners at big law firms, the state's governor, Matt Bevin, and its most powerful politician, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. One month later, the FBI revealed that it had reached the endgame of a sprawling investigation of large-scale corruption involving Adidas, Louisville and a host of other colleges, in which large payments were laundered from Adidas through a network of coaches and fixers to athletes and their families to induce them to go to Adidas-branded college programs. In short order, Hall of Fame basketball coach Rick Pitino (salary: $8 million) and athletic director Tom Jurich were fired, and fear and trembling swept through the world of bigtime college athletics. Because there is another shoe, as it were, and it will fall. In THE LAST TEMPTATION OF RICK PITINO, Michael Sokolove lifts the rug on the Louisville scandal and places it in the context of the much wider problem, the farce of amateurism in bigtime college sports. In a world in which even assistant coaches can make high-six and seven-figure salaries, as long as they keep the 'elite' athletes coming in, shoe deals can reach into the nine figures, and everyone is getting rich but the players, can it be surprising that unscrupulous parties would pay athletes, creating in effect a black market in young men, a veritable underground railroad of talent? But a few bad apples are one thing. In THE LAST TEMPTATION OF RICK PITINO, Michael Sokolove shows an elaborate, systematic machine, involving hundreds of thousands of dollars in illicit payments and connecting at least one of the largest apparel companies in the world with schools across the country. The Louisville-Adidas scandal has revealed a web of conspiracy whose scope has shaken big-time college sports to its core, delivering a devastating blow to the fantasy of amateurism, of 'scholar athletes.' A Shakespearean drama of greed and desperation involving some of the biggest characters in the arena of sports, THE LAST TEMPTATION OF RICK PITINO will be the definitive chronicle of this scandal and its broader echoes.

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Basketball: The 9 Essential Game Skills: Learn The Basic Skills You Need To Be The Best Possible Bas Audiobook

Basketball: The 9 Essential Game Skills: Learn The Basic Skills You Need To Be The Best Possible Bas

Author: Dre Baldwin Narrator: Dre Baldwin Release Date: August 2018

You've learned in Basketball: The 4 Essential Mental Game Tools what mental game tools you need to compete at the highest level of basketball. Now it's time to address your physical game, specifically the game-specific skills you'll need to play basketball at your best.  Players who lack complete skill sets all eventually run into a wall where their lack of skill costs them by way of a missed or lost opportunity, playing time, maybe even a roster spot or a chance to earn one. Yes, athletic ability is essential for playing basketball, and the mental game is paramount for excelling in anything in life, sports or otherwise. But for anything in which you involve yourself and plan to excel, you need skills.  With this belief in mind, I created this workbook, Basketball: The 9 Essential Game Skills. By the end of The 9 Essential Game Skills workbook, you will:  Understand the details of every skill in the game of basketball and why they matter for you Know which areas of your game need further development Have a detailed strategy for continuous basketball skill improvement Never again be blind to what your game is missing Let's complete your game and make you the all-around player you deserve to be recognized as.

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46 Things You MUST Know About Playing Basketball Overseas: Key Information for Professional Basketba Audiobook

46 Things You MUST Know About Playing Basketball Overseas: Key Information for Professional Basketba

Author: Dre Baldwin Narrator: Dre Baldwin Release Date: July 2018

You see yourself playing overseas at some point, which is why you got this audiobook. Good. Here, I'm sharing essential tips about playing overseas basketball that you may never otherwise have been told - until you were on the wrong end of this information (which is how I learned all this stuff). Wouldn't it be much better to know some things ahead of time? I created my pro basketball career after graduating an NCAA Division III school, were I was a six-foot-four power forward/center who didn't even play on the basketball team as a senior. I knew less than nothing about playing overseas when I got out of college. I went through many years and thousands of dollars of learning to know what I now share with millions of athletes worldwide. That learning, fortunately, paid off in me putting together a nine-year resume that took me through eight countries playing basketball professionally. Though it was never a perfectly smooth ride, the successes more than made up for the down times. If I could do it coming from less than nothing and keep it going for nine years, you can, too. You can read more about me on my website or the Overseas Basketball Blueprint course page if you wish; this audiobook is about and for you. A lot of players ask me a lot of questions about how to play professional basketball abroad; this is your primer for doing just that. When you're ready to get the full-course meal, see The Overseas Basketball Blueprint for the entire nine-module course, which covers everything in detail.

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Basketball: Playing as Well as You Practice: Perform In Your Games Just As Well - If Not Better - Th Audiobook

Basketball: Playing as Well as You Practice: Perform In Your Games Just As Well - If Not Better - Th

Author: Dre Baldwin Narrator: Dre Baldwin Release Date: July 2018

Do you play confidently and balls out in meaningless pickup games but then play like a bum in the real games and tryouts?  You've been working on your game. You know what you're capable of; you've done it over and over again in practice, scrimmages, and games against your friends. Then game time comes, and...nothing.  Your performance does not reflect the same person who put in all that time. You're not doing any of your moves. You don't assert yourself. You're invisible on the court. Knowing the skills you have, this is really frustrating.  Is it mental? Is it physical? Is it something else?  It's a little bit of all those and more. This workbook, Playing as Well as You Practice, will move you past it.  Upon completion of this workbook, you will:  Play with full confidence in the biggest moments Never have another deer-in-the-headlights moment on the basketball court Erase all performance-anxiety problems and conquer the cues that cause it Step on the court with an aggressive mindset that keeps you on the offensive, never nervous or hesitant Know the exact mental cues you'll use to lock yourself into a mindset that's congruent with your highest level of performance

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