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  1. On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons Audiobook On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons
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  2. Quitters Never Win Audiobook Quitters Never Win
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  3. The Lost Girls Audiobook The Lost Girls
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  4. The Orphans of Bell Lane: A powerful heartwarming saga Audiobook The Orphans of Bell Lane: A powerful heartwarming saga
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  5. No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Audiobook No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference
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  6. War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line Audiobook War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line
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  7. Beloved Audiobook Beloved
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  8. Exhalation Audiobook Exhalation
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  9. The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain Audiobook The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain
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  10. I Spy Audiobook I Spy
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Wait Til Next Year: A Memoir Audiobook

Wait Til Next Year: A Memoir

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin Narrator: Doris Kearns Goodwin Release Date: October 1997

When historian Goodwin was six years old, her father taught her how to keep score for "their" team, the Brooklyn Dodgers. While this activity forged a lifelong bond between father and daughter, her mother formed an equally strong relationship with her through the shared love of reading. Goodwin recounts some wonderful stories in this coming-of-age tale about both her family and an era when baseball truly was the national pastime that brought whole communities together. From details of specific games to descriptions of players, including Jackie Robinson, a great deal of the narrative centers around the sport. Between games and seasons, Goodwin relates the impact of pivotal historical events, such as the Rosenberg trial. Her end of innocence follows with the destruction of Ebbets Field, her mother's death, and her father's lapse into despair. Goodwin gives listeners reason to consider what each of us has retained of our childhood passions. A poignant but unsentimental journey for all adults and, of course, especially for baseball fans.

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Voices of Olympic Track Greats Audiobook

Voices of Olympic Track Greats

Author: Unknown, Unknown Narrator: Jesse Owens, Josy Barthel, Roger Bannister Release Date: June 2014

Hear the voices of Olympic Track Greats, including Jesse Owens, winner of 4 Gold Medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin; Josy Barthel, a Luxembourgish runner who won the men's 1500 meters at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Olympics; and Roger Bannister, an English athlete best known for breaking the 4-minute mile.

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Voices of Old-Time Boxing Greats Audiobook

Voices of Old-Time Boxing Greats

Hear the voices of old-time boxing greats, including Joe Louis, Max Schmeling, Jess Willard, Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, James J. Corbett, Tommy Farr, Tony Galento, Tami Mauriello.

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Voices of All-Time Baseball Greats Audiobook

Voices of All-Time Baseball Greats

Hear the voices of all-time baseball greats, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Carl Hubbell, Johnny Vander Meer, and broadcaster Mel Allen. Also, includes the radio call of Brooklyn Dodgers' Cookie Lavagetto's 1947 World Series game-winning double against the New York Yankees, Babe Ruth's final goodbye at Yankee Stadium, and the New York Giants' Bobby Thomson's three-run walk off 'Shot Heard Run The World' home run off Brooklyn's Ralph Branca to win the 1951 National League pennant.

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Violated: Exposing Rape at Baylor University amid College Football's Sexual Assault Crisis Audiobook

Violated: Exposing Rape at Baylor University amid College Football's Sexual Assault Crisis

Author: Mark Schlabach, Paula LaVigne Narrator: Therese Plummer Release Date: August 2017

In VIOLATED, two ESPN investigative reporters provide readers with a shocking narrative of sexual crimes committed against women and a university's culture that kept them quiet. Throughout its history, Baylor University has presented itself as something special: As the world's largest Baptist university, it was unabashedly Christian. It condemned any sex outside of marriage, and drinking alcohol was grounds for dismissal. Students weren't even allowed to dance on campus until 1996. During the last several years, however, Baylor officials were hiding a dark secret: Female students were being sexually assaulted at an alarming rate. Baylor administrators did very little to help victims, and their assailants rarely faced discipline for their abhorrent behavior. Finally, after a pair of high-profile criminal cases involving football players, an independent examination of Baylor's handling of allegations of sexual assault led to sweeping changes, including the unprecedented ouster of its president, athletics director, and popular, highly successful football coach. For several years, campuses and sports teams across the country have been plagued with accusations of sexual violence, and they've been criticized for how they responded to the students involved. But Baylor stands out. A culture reigned in which people believed that any type of sex, especially violent non-consensual sex, simply "doesn't happen here." Yet it was happening. Many people within Baylor's leadership knew about it. And they chose not to act. Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach weave together the complex - and at times contradictory - narrative of how a university and football program ascending in national prominence came crashing down amidst the stories of woman after woman coming forward describing their assaults, and a university system they found indifferent to their pain.

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Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History Audiobook

Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History

Author: Mike Pesca Narrator: Mike Pesca Release Date: May 2018

From Mike Pesca, host of the popular Slatepodcast The Gist, comes the greatest sports minds imagining how the world would change if a play, trade, injury, or referee's call had just gone the other way. No announcer ever proclaimed: 'Up Rises Frazier!' 'Havlicek commits the foul, trying to steal the ball!' or 'The Giants Lose the Pennant, The Giants Lose The Pennant!' Such moments are indelibly etched upon the mind of every sports fan. Or rather, they would be, had they happened. Sports are notoriously games of inches, and when we conjure the thought of certain athletes - like Bill Buckner or Scott Norwood - we can't help but apply a mental tape measure to the highlight reels of our minds. Players, coaches, and of course fans, obsess on the play when they ask, "What if?" Upon Further Review is the first book to answer that question. Upon Further Review is a book of counterfactual sporting scenarios. In its pages the reader will find expertly reported histories, where one small event is flipped on its head, and the resulting ripples are carefully documented, the likes of... What if the U.S. Boycotted Hitler's Olympics? What if Bobby Riggs beat Billie Jean King? What if Bucky Dent popped out at the foot of the Green Monster? What if Drew Bledsoe never got hurt? Upon Further Review takes classic arguments conducted over pints in a pub and places them in the hands of dozens of writers, athletes, and historians. From turning points that every sports fan rues or celebrates, to the forgotten would-be inflection points that defined sports, Upon Further Review answers age old questions, and settles the score, even if the score bounced off the crossbar. **Contact Customer Service for Additional Material**

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Up: My Life's Journey to the Top of Everest Audiobook

Up: My Life's Journey to the Top of Everest

Author: Ben Fogle, Marina Fogle Narrator: Ben Fogle Release Date: October 2018

My eyes lifted to the horizon and the unmistakable snowy outline of Everest. Everest, the mountain of my childhood dreams. A mountain that has haunted me my whole life. A mountain I have seen hundreds of times in photographs and films but never in real life. In April 2018, seasoned adventurer Ben Fogle and Olympic cycling gold medallist Victoria Pendleton, along with mountaineer Kenton Cool, took on their most exhausting challenge yet - climbing Everest for the British Red Cross to highlight the environmental challenges mountains face. It would be harrowing and exhilarating in equal measure as they walked the fine line between life and death 8,000 metres above sea level. For Ben, the seven-week expedition into the death zone was to become the adventure of a lifetime, as well as a humbling and enlightening journey. For his wife Marina, holding the family together at home, it was an agonising wait for news. Together, they dedicated the experience to their son, Willem Fogle, stillborn at eight months. Cradling little Willem to say goodbye, Ben and Marina made a promise to live brightly. To embrace every day. To always smile. To be positive and to inspire. And from the depths of their grief and dedication, Ben's Everest dream was born. Up, from here the only way was Up. Part memoir, part thrilling adventure, Ben and Marina's account of his ascent to the roof of the world is told with their signature humour and warmth, as well as with profound compassion.

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Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became a Champion Audiobook

Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became a Champion

Author: Anthony Robles, Austin Murphy Narrator: Anthony Robles, Chike Chukwuma Release Date: September 2012

The powerful and inspiring story of an all-American wrestler who defied the odds Anthony Robles is a three-time all-American wrestler, the 2011 NCAA National Wrestling Champion, and a Nike-sponsored athlete. He was also born without his right leg. Doctors could not explain to his mother, Judy, what led to the birth defect, but at the age of five, the one-legged toddler scaled a fifty-foot pole unassisted. From that moment on, Judy knew without a doubt that her son would be unstoppable. When Anthony first began wrestling in high school, he was the smallest kid on the team and finished the year in last place. Yet Anthony's family and coaches supported his decision to continue, and he completed his junior and senior years with a - record to become a two-time Arizona State champion. In college, Anthony had to prove all over again that he could excel. Despite hardships on and off the mat-including the temptation to quit school and get a job to help his family when they lost their home to foreclosure-Anthony focused his determination and became a champion once again. Since winning the national championship in March 2011, Anthony has become a nationally recognized role model to kids and adults alike. But Unstoppable is not just an exciting sports memoir or an inspirational tale of living with a disability. It is also the story of one man whose spirit and unyielding resolve remind us all that we have the power to conquer adversity-in whatever form.

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Unplayable Lies: The Only Golf Book You'll Eveer Need Audiobook

Unplayable Lies: The Only Golf Book You'll Eveer Need

Author: Dan Jenkins Narrator: J.P. Guimont Release Date: March 2015

Dan Jenkins virtually invented the golf novel with Dead Solid Perfect, his rollicking account of the life and times of touring pro Kenny Lee Puckett. For the first time ever, Dan Jenkins’ best Golf Digestpieces have been collected together with over 20 all-new essays for the next generation of golfers. Often biting, usually cranky, always hilarious and surprising, this is Dan Jenkins at his best.

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unPHILtered: The Way I See It Audiobook

unPHILtered: The Way I See It

Author: Mark Schlabach, Phil Robertson Narrator: Alan Robertson Release Date: September 2014

The beloved patriarch of A&E's® Duck Dynasty® series, Phil Robertson, shares his thoughtful-and opinionated-philosophy on life.In Phil Robertson's #1 New York Times bestseller, Happy, Happy, Happy, we learned about Phil's colorful past and the wild road to becoming the beloved patriarch of A&E's smash hit show, Duck Dynasty. Now, he returns to share his philosophy on life, which can be summed up in five short words. Love God, love your neighbor. In this inspirational and entertaining audiobook, you will learn what makes Phil Robertson tick. Robertson shares his views on faith-and how it has totally changed his way of life and how he treats others; family-how he raised his kids and is raising grandkids while teaching them the life principles he lives by; ducks-and the business principles that started the Duck Commander empire; marriage-including what he's learned from his own marriage; and of course, his opinions on controversial topics like gun control, taxes, prayer in school, and the government.UnPHILtered is the ultimate guide to everything Phil Robertson believes in. Balancing his sometimes off-the-wall comments with his strong focus on home and family life, it is sure to spark discussion, laughs, and a sincere appreciation for Phil's unique approach to life.

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Undisputed Truth Audiobook

Undisputed Truth

Author: Larry Sloman, Mike Tyson Narrator: Joshua Henry, Larry Sloman Release Date: November 2013

A bare-knuckled, tell-all memoir from Mike Tyson, the onetime heavyweight champion of the world and a legend both in and out of the ring. Philosopher, Broadway headliner, fighter, felon Mike Tyson has defied stereotypes, expectations, and a lot of conventional wisdom during his three decades in the public eye. Bullied as a boy in the toughest, poorest neighborhood in Brooklyn, Tyson grew up to become one of the most thrilling and ferocious boxers of all time and the youngest heavyweight champion ever. But his brilliance in the ring was often compromised by reckless behavior. Years of hard partying, violent fights, and criminal proceedings took their toll: by 2003, Tyson had hit rock bottom, a convicted felon, completely broke, the punch line to a thousand bad late-night jokes. Yet he fought his way back the man who once admitted being addicted to everything regained his success, his dignity, and the love of his family. With a triumphant one-man stage show, his unforgettable performances in the Hangover films, and his newfound happiness and stability as a father and husband, Tyson's story is an inspiring American original. Brutally honest, raw, and often hilarious, Tyson chronicles his tumultuous highs and lows in the same sincere, straightforward manner we have come to expect from this legendary athlete. A singular journey from Brooklyn's ghettos to worldwide fame to notoriety, and, finally, to a tranquil wisdom, Undisputed Truth is not only a great sports memoir but an autobiography for the ages.

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Underdogs: The Philadelphia Eagles' Emotional Road to Super Bowl Victory Audiobook

Underdogs: The Philadelphia Eagles' Emotional Road to Super Bowl Victory

Author: Zach Berman Narrator: Peter Coleman Release Date: October 2018

Following a season with incredible highs and heartbreaking lows, the Philadelphia Eagles went on to do what fans had all but written off as impossible: for the first time in the franchise's history, Philly won a Super Bowl. Philadelphia Inquirer Eagles beat reporter Zach Berman takes fans on a journey through the action-packed season -- from the preseason and midseason player pickups that shaped a championship team to the gut-wrenching injury of star quarterback Carson Wentz through to the bold play calling and nail-biting moments in Super Bowl LII, in which the Eagles bested the favored-to-win New England Patriots. A book unique in its scope and insight thanks to Berman's on-the-ground reporting, Underdogs will detail the unlikely story that captured national attention; explain how the team resonated among a desperate fan base that waited 57 years for a championship; and even delve into the players' social activism during a particularly political NFL season. With a foreword by beloved Philadelphia radio announcer Merrill Reese and an 8-page full-color photo insert, it's the perfect keepsake item for anyone who bleeds green. During his six years covering the Birds, Berman has developed relationships with some of the most notable characters that led the team to Super Bowl victory. In Underdogs, he'll explain why Nick Foles contemplated retirement on his way to winning Super Bowl MVP. He'll detail Howie Roseman's journey to NFL executive of the year after being cast aside by former coach Chip Kelly. He'll show Malcolm Jenkins' journey to team captain, how Chris Long's life changed in a Tanzania hotel bar, why Eagles kicker Jake Elliott didn't consider football until he was chosen at random at a high school pep rally, and where Carson Wentz ate dinner the night before he left for the NFL Draft. These more obscure stories offer incredible context and depth to an already fascinating story of success against the odds.

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