Football Audiobooks in Sports & Recreation

Browse Football audiobooks, listen to samples and when you're ready head over to Audiobooks.com where you can get 3 FREE audiobooks on us

LoveReading Top 10

  1. The Silence of Scheherazade Audiobook The Silence of Scheherazade
    1
  2. Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Future You Want Audiobook Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Future You Want
    2
  3. Appetite: A Memoir in Recipes of Family and Food Audiobook Appetite: A Memoir in Recipes of Family and Food
    3
  4. A Line to Kill: from the global bestselling author of Moonflower Murders Audiobook A Line to Kill: from the global bestselling author of Moonflower Murders
    4
  5. Such a Quiet Place Audiobook Such a Quiet Place
    5
  6. 1979 Audiobook 1979
    6
  7. The Reckoning: America's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal Audiobook The Reckoning: America's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal
    7
  8. Land of Big Numbers Audiobook Land of Big Numbers
    8
  9. Gene Keys: Embracing Your Higher Purpose Audiobook Gene Keys: Embracing Your Higher Purpose
    9
  10. What We Find Audiobook What We Find
    10
Filter
Who Says I Can't: The Astonishing Story of a Fearless Life Audiobook

Who Says I Can't: The Astonishing Story of a Fearless Life

Author: Rob Mendez Narrator: Zach Hoffman Release Date: September 2021

On paper, Coach Rob Mendez sounds like any other football coach on any other field across America: passionate, authoritative, knowledgeable. But he's unlike any other coach you know--in fact, he's probably unlike any other person you know. Born with an extraordinarily rare condition called tetra-Amelia syndrome, Rob has no arms or legs. He moves with the assistance of a custom-made, motorized wheelchair that he operates with his back and shoulders. Many people look at Rob and see limitation, yet Rob sees opportunity: Opportunity to pursue his passion for football. Opportunity to change the way people perceive physical disability. Opportunity to serve as a role model for the hundreds of kids he's coached over the years. Told with both humor and frankness, Who Says I Can't? takes readers on Rob's incredible journey, from his birth to loving parents who wanted to afford him every chance for happiness, to the emotional and physical hurdles he faced while seeking independence, to receiving the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the ESPY Awards in 2019. Each day, Coach Rob rolls onto the field and shows his players that dreams are achievable when you show up, do the work, and believe in yourself. And after reading this book you, too, will believe that anything is possible.

Show more
The Forgotten First: Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley, Bill Willis, and the Breaking of Audiobook

The Forgotten First: Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley, Bill Willis, and the Breaking of

Author: Bob Glauber, Keyshawn Johnson Narrator: Bob Glauber, Keyshawn Johnson, Rhett Samuel Price Release Date: September 2021

The unknown story of the Black pioneers who collectively changed the face of the NFL in 1946. THE FORGOTTEN FIRST chronicles the lives of four incredible men, the racism they experienced as Black players entering a segregated sport, the burden of expectation they carried, and their many achievements, which would go on to affect football for generations to come. More than a year before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, there was another seismic moment in pro sports history. On March 21,1946, former UCLA star running back Kenny Washington—a teammate of Robinson's in college—signed a contract with the Los Angeles Rams. This ended one of the most shameful periods in NFL history, when African-American players were banned from league play. Washington would not be alone in serving as a pioneer for NFL integration. Just months after he joined the Rams, thanks to a concerted effort by influential Los Angeles political and civic leaders, the team signed Woody Strode, who played with both Washington and Robinson at UCLA in one of the most celebrated backfields in college sports history. And that same year, a little-known coach named Paul Brown of the fledgling Cleveland Browns signed running back Marion Motley and defensive lineman Bill Willis, thereby integrating a startup league that would eventually merge with the NFL. THE FORGOTTEN FIRST tells the story of one of the most significant cultural shifts in pro football history, as four men opened the door to opportunity and changed the sport forever.  

Show more
Across the River: Life, Death, and Football in an American City Audiobook

Across the River: Life, Death, and Football in an American City

Author: Kent Babb Narrator: Kent Babb, Ryan Vincent Anderson Release Date: August 2021

On the west bank of the Mississippi lies the New Orleans neighborhood of Algiers. Short on hope but big on dreams, its mostly poor and marginalized residents find joy on Friday nights when the Cougars of Edna Karr High School take the field. For years, this football program has brought glory to Algiers, winning three consecutive state championships and sending dozens of young men to college on football scholarships. Although he is preparing for a fourth title, head coach Brice Brown is focused on something else: keeping his players alive. An epidemic of gun violence plagues New Orleans and its surrounding communities and has claimed many innocent lives, including Brown’s former star quarterback, Tollette “Tonka” George, shot near a local gas station. In Across the River, award-winning sports journalist Kent Babb follows the Karr football team through its 2019 season as Brown and his team—perhaps the scrappiest and most rebellious group in the program’s history—vie to again succeed on and off the field. What is sure to be a classic work of sports journalism, Across the River is a necessary investigation into the serious realities of young athletes in struggling neighborhoods: gentrification, eviction, mental health issues, the drug trade, and gun violence. It offers a rich and unflinching portrait of a coach, his players, and the West Bank, a community where it’s difficult—but not impossible—to rise above the chaos, discover purpose, and find a way out. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

Show more
High-Impact Life: A Sports Agent’s Secrets to Finding and Fulfilling a Purpose You Can’t Lose Audiobook

High-Impact Life: A Sports Agent’s Secrets to Finding and Fulfilling a Purpose You Can’t Lose

Author: Kelli Masters Narrator: Kelli Masters Release Date: August 2021

Who do you want to become? What kind of impact do you want to make―at work, in your community, in the world at large? What is the legacy you want to leave? These are the questions sports agent Kelli Masters asks each one of her players before their professional sports career begins. The first woman ever to represent a Top 5 pick in the NFL Draft, career success is a priority for Kelli―but even more, her agency was founded on helping her clients discover who God really called them to be, finding their true purpose in life beyond the field. Now, in High-Impact Life, Kelli brings that same passion to your life, helping you discover what you really need to succeed. Through her own personal story of becoming an agent in a male-dominated field, as well as through practical tips and tools, you'll discover how to see who you truly are, live with significance, and find fulfillment and purpose in your everyday life, starting right where you are now. You are the first, last, and only you to ever exist. God gives each of us special skills, talents, and passions―and our job is to find a way to use them, not just for our own enjoyment but also to serve others, and in doing so, we serve God. High-Impact Life will equip you with what you need to turn your passions into a purpose-filled calling.

Show more
The Hard Yards: A Season in the Championship, England's Toughest League Audiobook

The Hard Yards: A Season in the Championship, England's Toughest League

Author: Nige Tassell Narrator: Elliot Fitzpatrick Release Date: August 2021

'Gus Poyet declared it to be the toughest league in England. Neil Warnock went further, believing it to be the tightest division in Europe. Norwich boss Daniel Farke went further still: "The Championship, without any doubt, is the toughest league in the world."'   On the final day of the 2019/20 season, only four clubs in the Championship, England's second tier of soccer, had nothing to play for, everyone else was fighting for promotion or survival. It's stats like this that give the league its well-deserved reputation as the most exciting league in football. Anything can happen, and often does.   In The Hard Yards, Nige Tassell tells the Championship's stories, uncovers its hidden gems and takes the reader on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the 2020/21 season. Following three clubs in particular - newly promoted Wycombe Wanderers, newly relegated Bournemouth and stalwarts Sheffield Wednesday, who start the season on 12-point deficit - he'll dip into the seasons of clubs across the league, interviewing managers, fans, kit men and chairmen. A world away from the glamour and melodrama of the Premiership, the Championship is the heart and soul of football and in The Hard Yards Nige Tassell will take it back to basics.   Praise for The Bottom Corner: 'Warm and celebratory but also sharp and insightful, The Bottom Corner is a love letter to non-league football that is also a vivid snapshot of its place in our national life' -- Stuart Maconie 'A wonderful journey through life in the lower reaches of the football pyramid. A fascinating tale of a very different world of football from that of the overpaid stars of the television age' -- Barry Davies  

Show more
HowExpert Guide to Fantasy Football: 101 Tips to Learn How to Play, Strategize, and Win at Fantasy F Audiobook

HowExpert Guide to Fantasy Football: 101 Tips to Learn How to Play, Strategize, and Win at Fantasy F

Author: Bobby Duke, Howexpert Narrator: Ben Herold Release Date: May 2021

Have you ever found yourself wondering what could possibly make fantasy football – seemingly, an imaginary sports game - so popular? Or maybe you love watching NFL games every Sunday and have always wanted to add a unique spin to one of your favorite past times. If you are interested in learning how to successfully navigate one of the most entertaining online sports competitions around, you’ve come to the right place! In this book, you will be taken on a journey through 101 tips that will help you learn - and more importantly, love – all of the aspects surrounding the wonderful world of fantasy football. Some main points that will be covered include: • Basic rules, positions, and scoring systems involved with standard fantasy leagues • Types of fantasy football drafts and how to prepare for them • Identifying value in different rounds of your league’s draft • How and when to target specific players for your roster • Understanding waivers, trades, and playoff scenarios for successful in-season play • Useful techniques to identify great additions off the waiver wire • Specialized alterations to scoring and league positions to increase competition Let these pages be your guide to prepare you for a thrilling new adventure. You’ll divulge in topics from the onset of preseason evaluations to the draft that commences the season. You’ll even dive into what it takes to turn the vital moves you make throughout the regular season into playoff hopes and dreams. These chapters will help you comprehend the rules and strategies needed to succeed at this invigorating pursuit, all while striving to earn those highly sought-after bragging rights by winning a championship! Gone are the days where you absent-mindedly scroll through your newsfeed to occupy your free time; from the minute you open the first page of this book, you will be astounded that you didn’t find this enthralling new hobby sooner!

Show more
Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape Audiobook

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape

Author: Jessica Luther Narrator: Suehyla El-Attar Release Date: April 2021

Football teams create playbooks, in which they draw up the plays they will use on the field. Playbooks are how teams work and why they win. This book is about a different kind of playbook: the one coaches, teams, universities, police, communities, the media, and fans seem to follow whenever a college football player is accused of sexual assault. It’s a deep dive into how different institutions—the NCAA, athletic departments, universities, the media—run the same plays over and over again when these stories break. If everyone runs his play well, scrutiny dies down quickly, no institution ever has to change how it operates, and the evaporation of these cases into nothingness looks natural. In short, this playbook is why nothing ever changes. Unsportsmanlike Conduct unpacks this societal playbook piece by piece, and not only advocates that we destroy the old plays, but also suggests we replace them with ones that will force us to finally do something about this issue. Political sportswriter and Edge of Sports imprint curator Dave Zirin (the Nation) has never shied away from criticizing that which die-hard sports fans hold dear. The Edge of Sports titles will address issues across many different sports—football, basketball, swimming, tennis, etc.—and at both the professional and nonprofessional/collegiate levels. Furthermore, Zirin brings to the table select stories of athletes’ journeys and what they are facing and how they evolve both in their sport as well as against the greater backdrop of one’s life’s odyssey.

Show more
Keeping Your Head in the Game: Untold Stories of the Highs and Lows of a Life in Sport Audiobook

Keeping Your Head in the Game: Untold Stories of the Highs and Lows of a Life in Sport

Author: Gary Bloom Narrator: Gary Bloom Release Date: February 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. Elite athletes play out their lives in the most public of arenas. Everything they do is analysed in real time and then picked apart in the pub and in the press afterwards. 'Why did they miss that penalty?', 'What made them fall at the first jump?', 'That press conference was a bit weird.' We can all speculate, but what's really going on? Gary Bloom is a sports psychotherapist. He works with footballers, cricketers, rugby players, jockeys, Olympians and many other athletes besides. They might seem like superheroes on the pitch, but in the dressing room they're just like anybody else, subject to the same emotional pressures that affect us all. In Keeping Your Head in the Game we peer into this highly confidential world. We follow the journeys of ten athletes in their therapy sessions with Gary, from a rugby player arrested for a drunken brawl, through a homesick cricketer on tour, to a snooker player struggling with his feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem. Structured around the emotions we all experience on a daily basis - shame, anger, fear, jealousy and envy, love -chapter by chapter, the inner traumas that have an impact on the performance of these sports personalities are revealed, explained and resolved.Seeing how they overcome their demons is a powerful way of tackling your own and, as Gary says, happier players play better - in sport and in life. © Gary Bloom 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Show more
Kingdom Coach: Discovering Coaching Principles from the Life of King David Audiobook

Kingdom Coach: Discovering Coaching Principles from the Life of King David

Author: Dr. Ron Allen Narrator: Dr. Ron Allen Release Date: February 2021

I had the opportunity to work with several coaches throughout my 10 year coaching career. None as influential to my development as a man than Jon Kitna. He became my friend, mentor and coach. I wanted to honor him by collecting the stories and principles he taught me as a man, and produce a book that would continue a movement. A movement of men who get into coaching for eternal rewards. A book that would serve as a training manual for Kingdom Coaches everywhere - who carry a burden for the fatherless. 

Show more
El método Monchi Audiobook

El método Monchi

Author: Daniel Pinilla Narrator: Luis Del Amo Release Date: February 2021

Ramón Rodríguez Verdejo (San Fernando, 20 de septiembre de 1968), más conocido como Monchi, se ha convertido en un icono de talla internacional. Director deportivo autodidacta, empujado al cargo como solución de urgencia en un momento en el que en la caja fuerte del Sevilla FC había impagados y poco más, Monchi ha logrado lo impensable con un club que jamás había descollado a escala planetaria hasta su llegada. Este libro, a caballo entre un manual académico de un modelo de negocio exitoso y un compendio de anécdotas relacionadas con los fichajes y el proceloso mundo del fútbol profesional, pretende mostrar los entresijos de un oficio que mueve cientos de millones de euros cada año y que es capaz, si se hace con tino, de levantar o sepultar pasiones en la grada.

Show more
The Eagles of Heart Mountain: A True Story of Football, Incarceration, and Resistance in World War I Audiobook

The Eagles of Heart Mountain: A True Story of Football, Incarceration, and Resistance in World War I

Author: Bradford Pearson Narrator: Feodor Chin Release Date: January 2021

The impeccably researched, deeply moving, never-before-told tale about a World War II incarceration camp in Wyoming and its extraordinary high school football team—for fans of The Boys in the Boat and The Storm on Our Shores. In the spring of 1942, the United States government forced 120,000 Japanese Americans from their homes in California, Oregon, Washington, and Arizona and sent them to incarceration camps across the West. Nearly 14,000 of them landed on the outskirts of Cody, Wyoming, at the base of Heart Mountain. Behind barbed wire fences, they faced racism, cruelty, and frozen winters. Trying to recreate comforts from home, many established Buddhist temples and sumo wrestling pits. Kabuki performances drew hundreds of spectators—yet there was little hope. That is, until the fall of 1943, when the camp's high school football team, the Eagles, started its first season and finished it undefeated, crushing the competition from nearby, predominantly white high schools. Amid all this excitement, American politics continued to disrupt their lives as the federal government drafted men from the camps for the front lines—including some of the Eagles. As the team's second season kicked off, the young men faced a choice to either join the Army or resist the draft. Teammates were divided, and some were jailed for their decisions. The Eagles of Heart Mountain honors the resilience of extraordinary heroes and the power of sports in a sweeping and inspirational portrait of one of the darkest moments in American history.

Show more
Football: Football Made Easy: Beginner and Expert Strategies For Becoming A Better Football Player Audiobook

Football: Football Made Easy: Beginner and Expert Strategies For Becoming A Better Football Player

Author: Ace McCloud, Ace Mccloud Narrator: Joshua Mackey Release Date: November 2020

Do you wish there was something more you could do to help your team win? Tired of getting pushed around on the field? Whether (1) you are just starting out, (2) you want to discover some new tactics to give you the edge on your competition, or (3) you want to hone mind and body to boost your skills to the next level, this book will teach you everything you need to know. Remove those nagging doubts and take the field with confidence. This guide will explain to you in full detail some of the best strategies, techniques, and lifestyle choices that can easily help football players excel - both on and off the field - and win more often! This book is so effective that it can make a major difference in your playing. Football is a high-impact sport with major repercussions if you are not fully prepared, both mentally and physically. Learn key tactics to develop your mental toughness, especially in the heat of a game. Bring the best nutrition and physical training into play to equip your body to endure the rigors of competing at your very best. Create a winning strategy! If you want to win you must create a winning strategy off the field that will give you the competitive advantage, come game time. This book will show you exactly what you need to do - in terms of health, diet, physical training, mental toughening, and goal setting - to get you where you need to be. Become the key player who helps lead your team to victory! Start using winning strategies today: BUY IT NOW!

Show more