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  1. Miss Austen: One of the best novels of 2020 according to the Times, Mail, Observer, Stylist and more Audiobook Miss Austen: One of the best novels of 2020 according to the Times, Mail, Observer, Stylist and more
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  3. Don't Hold My Head Down Audiobook Don't Hold My Head Down
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  4. You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters Audiobook You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters
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  5. The Hopes and Triumphs of the Amir Sisters Audiobook The Hopes and Triumphs of the Amir Sisters
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  6. The Other People Audiobook The Other People
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  7. Surrounded by Idiots: The Four Types of Human Behaviour (or, How to Understand Those Who Cannot Be U Audiobook Surrounded by Idiots: The Four Types of Human Behaviour (or, How to Understand Those Who Cannot Be U
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  8. Mr Nobody Audiobook Mr Nobody
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  9. Love Her or Lose Her: A Novel Audiobook Love Her or Lose Her: A Novel
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  10. The Bear and The Nightingale: (Winternight Trilogy) Audiobook The Bear and The Nightingale: (Winternight Trilogy)
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How Football Began: A Global History of How the World's Football Codes Were Born Audiobook

How Football Began: A Global History of How the World's Football Codes Were Born

Author: Tony Collins Narrator: Ric Jerrom Release Date: January 2020

'This ambitious and fascinating history considers why, in the space of sixty years between 1850 and 1910, football grew from a marginal and unorganised activity to become the dominant winter entertainment for millions of people around the world. The book explores how the world's football codes - soccer, rugby league, rugby union, American, Australian, Canadian and Gaelic - developed as part of the commercialised leisure industry in the nineteenth century. Football, however and wherever it was played, was a product of the second industrial revolution, the rise of the mass media, and the spirit of the age of the masses. Important reading for students of sports studies, history, sociology, development and management, this book is also a valuable resource for scholars and academics involved in the study of football in all its forms, as well as an engrossing read for anyone interested in the early history of football.'

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Análisis de fútbol: Evalúa el performance, tácticas, lesiones y formación de equipos mediante el aná Audiobook

Análisis de fútbol: Evalúa el performance, tácticas, lesiones y formación de equipos mediante el aná

Author: Chest Dugger Narrator: Mario Luna Release Date: December 2019

¿Te encanta el fútbol y quieres mejorar de manera sistemática? ¿O alguna vez te has preguntado cómo piensan los entrenadores y jugadores de alto nivel sobre el juego? Este audiolibro es tu respuesta. Los análisis en el fútbol están desempeñando un papel cada vez más importante en este mundo. Los días de "corazonadas" que representan la táctica principal en un juego están pasando de moda, y un enfoque más analítico se está aplicando al entrenamiento y al juego. Esto tiene la ventaja de proporcionar una base segura en la que los entrenadores y jugadores pueden aplicar sus habilidades, sus toques de magia que pueden convertir un juego en ganancia. Este libro explicará qué son los análisis de fútbol y cómo funcionan en un juego. Analizará diferentes partes del juego durante un juego y proporcionará ideas y detalles sobre cómo el análisis puede mejorar un equipo durante varias etapas. Mostrará que es posible llevar a cabo análisis sin recurrir a software de alto valor y el tipo de equipo de trabajo que sólo es posible en los niveles más altos del juego profesional. Esto es lo que se incluye en este audiolibro: Cómo se utilizan los análisis en el fútbol Análisis de formación de equipos Atacar el análisis de set-play Análisis de set-play defensivo Análisis del rendimiento del jugador Análisis de lesiones de jugadores Análisis de combinación de jugadores

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A Robbie Fowler: My Life In Football: Goals, Glory & The Lessons I've Learnt Audiobook

A Robbie Fowler: My Life In Football: Goals, Glory & The Lessons I've Learnt

Author: Robbie Fowler Narrator: Luke Francis Release Date: November 2019

To Liverpool fans, Robbie Fowler was 'God'. He is the sixth-highest goal scorer in the history of the Premier League and notched 183 goals for Liverpool alone. But before all of that, he was a Liverpool lad who loved the game, the Kop and everything that came with it. My Life In Football is the story of a boy who became a legend. Born in Liverpool in 1975, Robbie Fowler became a club icon by the time he was 18. Now, he takes us through the games that have shaped his life and football philosophy, over 25 years after he first signed as a professional for Liverpool. Engaging, personal and revealing, Robbie opens up about his astounding achievements, the price of fame and the regrets and struggles of being a professional footballer. From Hillsborough to Madrid, via the cup treble, that goal line celebration, hundreds of goals, Houllier, Benítez, Klopp and more, Robbie explains his thinking about the modern game. Inviting readers inside the dressing room, he shares stories of legendary teammates like Rush, Owen and Gerrard, as well as his rise to football's top table. How did he get back up so many times after the injuries that blighted his career? What gave him the drive to keep going and pursue his dreams? Robbie's My Life In Football harks back to a simpler time when fans and players shared the same story, and when the local boy really could dream of scoring a hat-trick for his home club when Saturday came.

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Boot Sale: Inside the Strange and Secret World of Football's Transfer Window Audiobook

Boot Sale: Inside the Strange and Secret World of Football's Transfer Window

Author: Nige Tassell Narrator: Rich Keeble Release Date: November 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. For football fans who hungrily feed on gossip and rumour, Christmas comes twice a year - once in August and again in January. These are the months when the transfer window dominates thoughts, when the prospect of a new signing or two reinvigorates the hopes and dreams of the hopelessly devoted. Nige Tassell goes behind the scenes to observe the workings of the transfer window and to examine why it continues to hold such fascination for a nation of football lovers. He speaks to players, managers, chairmen, agents, scouts, analysts, fans, journalists, broadcasters and even bookmakers to hear how they survive - and possibly prosper from - these red-letter months in the football calendar. Completely up to date to include key action from the 2018/19 transfer window. Nobody writes about football like Nige Tassell: poignant, funny, nostalgic and reminds us why we love the game.

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89: Arsenal's Greatest Moment, Told in Our Own Words Audiobook

89: Arsenal's Greatest Moment, Told in Our Own Words

Author: Amy Lawrence Narrator: Alan Davies, Amy Lawrence Release Date: October 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. This audiobook edition is narrated by Alan Davies. FOREWORD BY THIERRY HENRY Anfield, May 26th 1989. The final day of the Division One season. The rest of football stopped to watch as perennial champions Liverpool took on rank outsiders Arsenal in a head-to-head contest for the title. With the Gunners leading 1-0 but desperately needing another goal to take the title, it was, in the immortal words of commentator Brian Moore, 'up for grabs now...' Set against the backdrop of Hillsborough disaster, and during an emotional era in football long before the Premier League as we now know it, 89 is an oral history of a sporting moment so unusual it felt instantly historic. Drawing on years of research, writer Amy Lawrence brings together fascinating and never-before seen testimony from the voices who were there, on the pitch, off it, and beyond. 89 creates a definitive and kaleidoscopic portrait of a match, and an iconic moment in English football that changed the sport forever. Drawing on years of research and interviews, writer Amy Lawrence brings together fascinating and never-before heard testimonies from the voices who were there on the pitch, including captain Tony Adams, goalscorers Alan Smith and Mickey Thomas, manager George Graham and many more. Also featured are accounts from those off the pitch, including Arsenal legend Ian Wright, super-fans Nick Hornby, Alan Davies and Dermot O'Leary, and Gunners from across the globe recounting where and how they watched, and the lasting effect this seminal games has had on their lives. 'This book is essential reading for Arsenal fans' Nostalgic Gooner blog

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The Age of Football: The Global Game in the Twenty-first Century Audiobook

The Age of Football: The Global Game in the Twenty-first Century

Author: David Goldblatt Narrator: David Goldblatt Release Date: October 2019

'Magnificent . . . Goldblatt is the doyen of sports historians and brings to this account his forensic and telling eye for detail' Mail on Sunday The epic exploration of society, politics, and economics in the twenty-first century through the prism of football, by the critically acclaimed author of The Ball is Round. 'David Goldblatt is not merely the best football historian writing today, he is possibly the best there has ever been' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times In the twenty-first century football is first. First among sports themselves, but it now commands the allegiance, interest and engagement of more people in more places than any other phenomenon. In the three most populous nations on the earth - China, India and the United States where just twenty years ago football existed on the periphery of society - it has now arrived for good. Nations, peoples and neighbourhoods across the globe imagine and invent themselves through playing and following the game. In The Age of Football, David Goldblatt charts football's global cultural ascent, its economic transformation and deep politicisation, taking in prison football in Uganda and amputee football in Angola, the role of football fans in the Arab Spring, the footballing presidencies of Bolivia's Evo Morales and Turkey's Recep Erdogan, China's declared intention to both host and win the World Cup by 2050, and the FIFA corruption scandal. Following the intersection of the game with money, power and identity, like no previous sports historian, Goldblatt's sweeping story is remarkable in its scope, breathtaking in its depth of knowledge, and is a brilliantly original perspective of the twenty-first century. It is the account of how football has come to define every facet of our social, economic and cultural lives and at what cost, shaping who we think we are and who we want to be.

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Behind Closed Doors: Life, Laughs and Football Audiobook

Behind Closed Doors: Life, Laughs and Football

Author: Danny Baker, Gary Lineker Narrator: Danny Baker, Gary Lineker Release Date: September 2019

Brought to you by Penguin 'This is Lineker unleashed. As a non-football nut I didn't expect to enjoy it, but between laddish anecdotes are passages of sudden tenderness . . . Lineker opens up, dislodging memories and reflections, not just about football but his whole life.' THE TIMES 'Football is a simple game. 22 players chase a ball for 90 minutes, and at the end the Germans always win.' This book is inspired by the stories Danny and I have shared with each other about what life in football is really like: in the dressing room, in the commentary box, on the pitch and - with the appropriate pixellation - in the showers afterwards. What's it really like to play with Messi? I wouldn't know, but I have starred alongside him in an advert for Walkers crisps. And, well, his performance was world-class. And what is a life in football really like? You won't learn much from the dull-as-dishwater post-match interviews - it's a world of secrets, superstitions, laughs and personalities, and let me tell you, half of it you won't believe. I've looked back at my playing days, from England to Leicester, Everton to Barcelona, Tottenham to, er, Nagoya Grampus Eight, and shared the chaotic behind-the-scenes secrets of Match of the Day - and Danny has chipped in with stories from a lifetime following the game as a fan. From Italia '90 to Leicester's Premier League fairytale, from yellow cards to World Cup trophies (I've never been awarded either), you'll find it all here - everything you always wanted to know about football, but didn't realise that you did. Inspired by the No.1 podcast Behind Closed Doors

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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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Jurgen Klopp Audiobook

Jurgen Klopp

Author: Elmar Neveling Narrator: Saul Reichlin Release Date: July 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. Updated to include the Champions League Victory 2019 "It is the intensity of the football, of how the people live football in Liverpool, all the Liverpool fans around the world. It is not a normal club, it is a special club." Jürgen Klopp Jürgen Klopp is the charismatic German manager who single-handedly overthrew the accepted order in German football, taking Borussia Dortmund from nowhere to back-to-back Bundesliga titles and the Champions League final. He had long been admired in the Premiership and was finally wooed by Liverpool in the belief he could bring back the glory days to the Kop. Klopp is revered as a master tactician with his own unique playing philosophies. He is loved by his players for his passion and man-management skills, and adored by fans for his charm, wit and exciting football on the pitch. In 2019, Klopp cemented his name in the history books by returning Liverpool to Champions League glory. Here is the definitive story of Jürgen Klopp - the normal one - and his footballing genius. (c) 2016, Elmar Neveling (P) 2016 Penguin Audio

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The World According to Harry Audiobook

The World According to Harry

Author: Harry Redknapp Narrator: David John Release Date: May 2019

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The World According to Harry by Harry Redknapp, read by David John. 'While the beautiful game has taught me a lot, becoming King of the Jungle got me thinking ... I've had quite a life outside of football too. THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HARRY is my take on the important things ­- from what makes true team spirit and not forgetting your East End roots, to the joys of jam roly-poly and knowing how lucky I am to have met a girl like Sandra. I can't claim to be clued up on showbiz, but I'm certainly not short of a story or two. I went from causing mayhem at school to the heights of the premiership to lying in a coffin with a load of rats on national television. Life has its high points and there are always rough patches, but I'm still loving every minute. These are my lessons, laughs and legendary tales from my time in football but also as an ordinary bloke who can't even work a pressure washer properly.'

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Among the Thugs Audiobook

Among the Thugs

Author: Bill Buford Narrator: Bill Buford Release Date: October 2018

They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the known universe, and England's soccer thugs express it in ways that range from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize entire cities. Now Bill Buford, editor of the prestigious journal Granta, enters this alternate society and records both its savageries and its sinister allure with the social imagination of a George Orwell and the raw personal engagement of a Hunter Thompson.

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Inverting The Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics Audiobook

Inverting The Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics

Author: Jonathan Wilson Narrator: Damian Lynch Release Date: August 2018

"An outstanding work ... the [soccer] book of the decade." -Sunday Business Post Inverting the Pyramid is a pioneering soccer book that chronicles the evolution of soccer tactics and the lives of the itinerant coaching geniuses who have spread their distinctive styles across the globe. Through Jonathan Wilson's brilliant historical detective work we learn how the South Americans shrugged off the British colonial order to add their own finesse to the game; how the Europeans harnessed individual technique and built it into a team structure; how the game once featured five forwards up front, while now a lone striker is not uncommon. Inverting the Pyramid provides a definitive understanding of the tactical genius of modern-day Barcelona, for the first time showing how their style of play developed from Dutch "Total Football," which itself was an evolution of the Scottish passing game invented by Queens Park in the 1870s and taken on by Tottenham Hotspur in the 1930s. Inverting the Pyramid has been called the "Big Daddy" (Zonal Marking) of soccer tactics books; it is essential for any coach, fan, player, or fantasy manager of the beautiful game

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