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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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The Salt Path: The Sunday Times bestseller, shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award & The Wai Audiobook

The Salt Path: The Sunday Times bestseller, shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award & The Wai

Author: Raynor Winn Narrator: Raynor Winn Release Date: September 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. The story of the couple who lost everything and embarked on a journey, not of escape, but salvation. Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, the couple lose their home and their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset via Devon and Cornwall. They have almost no money for food or shelter and must carry only the essentials for survival on their backs as they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter, and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable journey. The Salt Path is an unflinchingly honest, inspiring and life-affirming true story of coming to terms with grief and the healing power of the natural world. Ultimately, it is a portrayal of home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways.

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How Not to Be a Professional Racing Driver Audiobook

How Not to Be a Professional Racing Driver

Author: Jason Plato Narrator: Jason Plato Release Date: September 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. Two-time championship-winning and record-breaking racing driver, Jason Plato is a living, breathing example of what you shouldn't do if you want to become a professional racing driver: DO NOT · Almost kill Bernie Ecclestone · Give Prince Charles the finger on the M42 · Choose fags and booze over the gym · Steal a JCB in Monaco and end up in prison there - twice · Make enemies with a 6ft 6' rival who is a black belt in everything Since joining the Williams Touring Car team in 1997 it's no coincidence that he has had more race wins than Lewis Hamilton and Stirling Moss, competed in more races than Jenson Button and set the largest number of fastest laps ever. But it's also no coincidence that he once spent several days in prison in Monaco for stealing a JCB. He's a rule breaker who has had more than his fair share of near-death experiences, drunken escapades and more. Yet he's still racing. There is nothing sensible, predictable or considered about Jason, but this is how he became a racing legend.

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The Autobiography: The Sunday Times Bestseller Audiobook

The Autobiography: The Sunday Times Bestseller

Author: Sir Alastair Cook Narrator: Dan Connolly Release Date: September 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. Pre order and become one of the first to read Sir Alastair Cook's new book, the whole story behind an exceptional life and career . . . To understand England's greatest cricket player is to know what it takes to succeed. Alastair Cook is the greatest batsman to ever play for England and, as one of the most gifted players in the world he knows that his triumphs are as important as the challenges and moments of resilience. Now, as The English Cricket team reel from his dramatic retirement, Alastair tells his story: a close-up account of his last chapter, his 33rd and last Test hundred, an intimate tale of his life, his family, of the man he is today and the man he will be - after cricket. An icon, a role model and one of the loveliest men alive, Alastair is lauded as a person as well as a player and this is his never-before-heard story.

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Soulman: The Rocky Johnson Story Audiobook

Soulman: The Rocky Johnson Story

Author: Rocky Johnson Narrator: William Andrew Quinn Release Date: September 2019

At fourteen, Rocky Johnson left home to seek fortune and, after a short stint in boxing, decided to make professional wrestling his career. He had his first match in 1965 and never looked back. An incredibly agile and talented wrestler for a man his size, he was a featured main-eventer in every territory he worked-Vancouver, Los Angeles, Florida, New York, and all points in between. He also appeared in wrestling arenas worldwide, including in Canada, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, and Puerto Rico. In Soulman, Johnson explores not only his career accomplishments, but also reflects upon what his achievements, as a direct descendant of slaves, mean historically and for black culture. In the South, he shattered racial barriers when he became the first African American to win the Southern, Georgia, and Florida heavyweight titles, and in 1983, he teamed with Tony Atlas to become the first all-black WWWF tag team champions. Rocky sees his greatest accomplishment, however, in his son Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, whom he trained to be a wrestler in 1995 and who is now the highest-paid actor in Hollywood and one of the most-recognized names in the world. Soulman: The Rocky Johnson Story is an in-depth look at the life of a self-made man who wouldn't let anything stand in his way on the road to success.

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Outdoor Activities: Become a Practical Backpacker and Camper Audiobook

Outdoor Activities: Become a Practical Backpacker and Camper

Author: Wesley Jones Narrator: Rick Paradis Release Date: August 2019

Book 1: Camping Tips - Many people have no clue what to do when they're camping. When this is the case, it can turn into a boring, frustrating downgrade from a hotel room, or even your own home. But camping can be fun and interesting in a variety of ways. Learn to make the most of your experience in nature and become a super camper! In this book, we'll discuss several topics, such as: Fun activities to engage in when you are camping. Getting ready for the trip by taking the right supplies. A list of items and tips to make your camping experience easier. How to get your children ready for camping and get them excited about it before and during the trip. Ways to stay clean, avoid negative aspects, and be closer to nature. Delicious camping recipes. Book 2: Backpacking - A handy guide to make your backpacking journey better! It has become possible for a larger group of people: To travel the entire world with a single backpack, some items, and a limited amount of money. Some people still show off their income when travelling, but even with a low budget, "backpacking" is an affordable, doable way of living. And yes, you can also make money online while doing it. In this guide, we'll tell you some of the best ways to: Pack your backpack to maximize space Find the most popular destinations in the world for backpackers Go on a hike, and make sure you don't get any physical problems Discover if a hostel is for you and which hostels to look for Find better deals on AirBNB and negotiate with the ones who rent their rooms Avoid scams and tourist traps backpackers sometimes come across in different countries Meet other likeminded backpackers you can socialize with Get some photography tips for your trips

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No Other Home: Living, Leading, and Learning What Matters Most Audiobook

No Other Home: Living, Leading, and Learning What Matters Most

Author: Matt Besler, Patrick Regan Narrator: Matt Besler Release Date: August 2019

Sporting Kansas City captain Matt Besler has achieved something extraordinary in the least extraordinary way. At every level of his athletic career, Besler has heard the same questions and initial dismissal of his talent. Even as he made his slow, steady progression into the consciousness of his coaches, opponents, and fans, then onto the national and world soccer stage, he heard it still. How does a normal guy like Matt Besler end up playing in the World Cup, one of the most exclusive competitions in international sports? If it's true that he's a rather typical Midwestern guy, it's also true that Matt happens to be one of the best soccer players in the country. Professional soccer is a bastion for the flamboyant-the lifestyles, the hairstyles, the WAGs, the passionate fans-yet Matt has flourished as the anti-flamboyant. He is preternaturally calm. He is stalwart. He is relentlessly committed to his preparedness and his athletic success. Matt Besler may seem to be Mr. Average, but it is this very characteristic that has made him exceptional. No Other Home offers an honest, first-person perspective into exactly what it takes to reach the highest levels of the sporting world. Matt shares his stories-from growing up in a loving but fiercely competitive family, to climbing through the ranks of high school, club, and college athletics, to dealing with injuries and professional setbacks, and even to his own rather extraordinary experience of becoming a father. The poignant lessons he's learned so far hold value for soccer fans and nonfans alike. This is a book to be shared among family members, young and old. And for parents looking for positive influences in professional athletics, they will find no better role model than Matt.

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Shula: The Coach of the NFL's Greatest Generation Audiobook

Shula: The Coach of the NFL's Greatest Generation

Author: Mark Ribowsky Narrator: L.J. Ganser Release Date: August 2019

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997, Don Shula remains the winningest coach of all time with 347 career victories and the only undefeated season in NFL history. But before he became the architect of the Dolphins dynasty, Shula was a hardworking kid selling fish on the banks of Lake Erie. As acclaimed sports biographer Mark Ribowsky shows, Shula met serious resistance at home when he asked to play high school football, but when his parents finally relented, they discovered that their son had an unmatched mind for the game's strategy and a stomach for its brutality. With rugged determination, the jut-jawed Shula started as a defensive back in the 1950s, later beginning his thirty-two-year coaching career as the then-youngest coach ever with the Baltimore Colts. The Colts had several successful years, but Shula never quite recovered from the historic loss to the upstart New York Jets in Super Bowl III, and when a lucrative job opened in Miami, he took his talents to South Beach, where he led the Dolphins to the first perfect season in NFL history. Tracing Shula's singular rise from his blue-collar origins to his glory days in the Miami heat, Ribowsky reveals a man of grit and charisma who never lost sight of a simple creed: 'All I've ever done is roll up my sleeves, figure out what to do, and start doing it.'

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Escape from the Ordinary Audiobook

Escape from the Ordinary

Author: Julie Bradley Narrator: Janet Metzger Release Date: August 2019

When you arrive at foreign shores by sailboat, it's not such a small world after all. Come along with Glen and Julie as they sail around the world and discover that reality is even bigger than the escape they imagined. This breathtakingly personal true story will thrill those wanting to sail off into the sunset or enjoy the wonders of the world from the comfort of home. Escape from the Ordinary reminds you of the unlimited possibilities in life and nudges the reader into thoughts of their own dreams. Not a technical book about sailing or storm tactics but vividly described, full-tilt adventures on foreign shores.

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Can I See your Hands: A Guide To Situational Awareness, Personal Risk Management, Resilience and Sec Audiobook

Can I See your Hands: A Guide To Situational Awareness, Personal Risk Management, Resilience and Sec

Author: Dr. Gav Schneider Narrator: Graham Rowat Release Date: August 2019

The title of this book: Can I See Your Hands, refers to one of the key outcomes of this book-being able to tell whether or not people want to cause us harm. To put it very simply, if you can see someone's hands and they are not concealing them, holding a weapon or positioning to strike you, one's levels of trust and confidence can increase. This simple example can serve as a reminder to all of us in many of the complex moments we have to deal with, and difficult decisions we have to make, in everyday life.

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NFL Century: The One-Hundred-Year Rise of America's Greatest Sports League Audiobook

NFL Century: The One-Hundred-Year Rise of America's Greatest Sports League

Author: Joe Horrigan Narrator: Mark Deakins Release Date: August 2019

From the former executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame comes a sweeping and lively history of the National Football League, timed to coincide with the NFL's 100th anniversary season.   "I can think of no one better qualified-or more enthusiastic-to chronicle the National Football League's century-long history than Joe Horrigan."-Marv Levy, Hall of Fame NFL coach The NFL has come a long way from its founding in Canton, Ohio, in 1920. In the hundred years since that fateful day, football has become America's most popular and lucrative professional sport. The former scrappy upstart league that struggled to stay afloat has survived a host of challenges-the Great Depression and World War II, controversies and scandals, battles over labor rights and competition from rival leagues-to produce American icons like Vince Lombardi, Joe Montana, and Tom Brady. It is an extraordinary and entertaining history that could be told only by Joe Horrigan, former executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and perhaps the greatest living historian of the NFL, by drawing upon decades of NFL archives. Compelling, eye-opening, and authoritative, NFL Century is a must-read for NFL fans and anyone who loves the game of football. Advance praise for NFL Century "Joe Horrigan takes the reader on a delightful tour of the seminal moments of the NFL in the past one hundred years-the players, owners, coaches, executives, and historical events that made the game of football the most popular in America. It's a wonderful walk down memory lane for any football fan, young or old."-Michael Lombardi, author of Gridiron Genius   "There is no one-and I mean no one-who knows more about the history of the NFL than Joe Horrigan, the heart and soul of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As the gold standard of sports leagues celebrates its one hundredth season, it's appropriate that the gold standard of sports historians has written NFL Century, an entertaining and educational journey."-Gary Myers, New York Times bestselling author of Brady vs Manning

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Homegrown: How the Red Sox Built a Champion from the Ground Up Audiobook

Homegrown: How the Red Sox Built a Champion from the Ground Up

Author: Alex Speier Narrator: George Newbern Release Date: August 2019

The captivating inside story of the historic 2018 Boston Red Sox, as told through the assembly and ascendancy of their talented young core-the culmination of nearly a decade of reporting from one of the most respected baseball writers in the country. The 2018 season was a coronation for the Boston Red Sox. The best team in Major League Baseball-indeed, one of the best teams ever-the Sox won 108 regular season games and then romped through the postseason, going 11-3 against the three next-strongest teams baseball had to offer. As Boston Globe baseball reporter Alex Speier reveals, the Sox' success wasn't a fluke-nor was it guaranteed. It was the result of careful, patient planning and shrewd decision-making that allowed Boston to develop a golden generation of prospects-and then build upon that talented core to assemble a juggernaut. Speier has covered the key players-Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi, Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Jackie Bradley Jr., and many others-since the beginning of their professional careers, as they rose through the minor leagues and ultimately became the heart of this historic championship squad. Drawing upon hundreds of interviews and years of reporting, Homegrown is the definitive look at the construction of an extraordinary team. It is a story that offers startling insights for baseball fans of any team, and anyone looking for the secret to building a successful organization. Why do many highly touted prospects fail, while others rise out of obscurity to become transcendent? How can franchises help their young talent, in whom they've often invested tens of millions of dollars, reach their full potential? And how can management balance long-term aims with the constant pressure to win now? Part insider's account of one of the greatest baseball teams ever, part meditation on how to build a winner, Homegrown offers an illuminating look into how the best of the best are built.

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Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played Audiobook

Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played

Author: L. Jon Wertheim Narrator: Edward Bauer Release Date: August 2019

In the 2008 Wimbledon men's final, Center Court was a stage set worthy of Shakespearean drama. Five-time champion Roger Federer was on track to take his rightful place as the most dominant player in the history of the game. He just needed to cling to his trajectory. So in the last few moments of daylight, Center Court witnessed a coronation. Only it wasn't a crowning for the Swiss heir apparent but for a swashbuckling Spaniard. Twenty-two-year-old Rafael Nadal prevailed, in five sets, in what was, according to the author, 'essentially a four-hour, forty-eight-minute infomercial for everything that is right about tennis-a festival of skill, accuracy, grace, strength, speed, endurance, determination, and sportsmanship.' It was also the encapsulation of a fascinating rivalry, hard fought and of historic proportions. Strokes of Genius deconstructs this defining moment in sport, using that match as the backbone of a provocative, thoughtful, and entertaining look at the science, art, psychology, technology, strategy, and personality that go into a single tennis match. With vivid, intimate detail, Wertheim re-creates this epic battle in a book that is both a study of the mechanics and art of the game and the portrait of a rivalry as dramatic as that of Ali-Frazier, Palmer-Nicklaus, and McEnroe-Borg.

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