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  1. Lock Every Door Audiobook Lock Every Door
  2. Wilde Women Audiobook Wilde Women
  3. The Holiday Audiobook The Holiday
  4. The Runaway Daughter Audiobook The Runaway Daughter
  5. Kneel Audiobook Kneel
  6. Love for Imperfect Things: How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection Audiobook Love for Imperfect Things: How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection
  7. The Morning Mind: Use Your Brain to Master Your Day and Supercharge Your Life Audiobook The Morning Mind: Use Your Brain to Master Your Day and Supercharge Your Life
  8. How to be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening Audiobook How to be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening
  9. Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths about Aging Audiobook Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths about Aging
  10. The Genius Within Audiobook The Genius Within
114 Tennis Strategies, Mental Tactics, and Drills: Improve Your Game in 10 Days Audiobook

114 Tennis Strategies, Mental Tactics, and Drills: Improve Your Game in 10 Days

Author: Joseph Correa Narrator: Tim Mcfarland Release Date: January 2018

114 Tennis Strategies, Mental Tactics, and Drills: Improve Your Game in 10 Days By Joseph Correa "Learn how to uncover mental and physical skills you never thought you had.” The best strategies in the game and the best drills to develop your game to the next level. Simply start reading and putting into practice what you learn. Learning to master the mental side of tennis has always been a difficult part of the game. Some players have decided to simply not train mentally or simply ignore it which is a big mistake. It is said that winning in tennis is 80 - 90 % MENTAL! Just take into account that key points in a tennis match such as match point, game point, break points, and set points, are all crutial situations that can decide the outcome of any particular competition. SO WHY DO MOST PEOPLE SKIP MENTAL TRAINING? Take into account that on average a tennis match lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes. Focusing for such an extended amount of time is not easy task but with the right concepts and ideas to get you there things will become more obtainable. Start reading and putting into practice the concepts and ideas provided in this book so that you can get the most of your game and win more often.

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127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place - Movie Tie-In Audiobook

127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place - Movie Tie-In

Author: Aron Ralston Narrator: Aron Ralston Release Date: October 2010

THE "EXTRAORDINARY" (Booklist) #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER-THE "HARROWING" (The Washington Post) SURVIVOR'S MEMOIR YOU WILL NEVER FORGET Aron Ralston, an experienced twenty-seven-year-old outdoorsman, was on a day's solitary hike through a remote and narrow Utah canyon when he dislodged an eight-hundred- pound boulder that crushed his right hand and wrist against the canyon wall. Emerging from the searing pain, Aron found himself completely stuck. No one knew where he was; no one was coming to rescue him. With scant water and food, and a cheap pocketknife his only tool, he eliminated his options one by one. On the fifth night, wracked by delirium and uncontrollable shivers, Aron scratched his epitaph into the rock wall, certain he would not see daylight. Yet with the new morning came an epiphany: if he could use the rock's vise-like hold to break his arm bones, his blunted pocketknife could serve as a surgeon's blade.

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12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady's Fight for Redemption Audiobook

12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady's Fight for Redemption

Author: Casey Sherman, Dave Wedge Narrator: Greg Baglia Release Date: July 2018

The incredible story of Tom Brady and the Patriots' tumultuous 2016 season: from national disgrace to the greatest Super Bowl comeback of all time. In January 2015, rumors circulated that the New England Patriots--a team long suspected of abiding by the "if you ain't cheating you ain't trying" philosophy--had used under-inflated footballs in their playoff victory against the Indianapolis Colts. As evidence began to build, however, a full on NFL investigation was launched, exploding an unsubstantiated rumor into an intense scandal that would lead news coverage for weeks. As shockwaves rippled throughout the NFL system, the very legitimacy of one of the league's most popular teams and their star quarterback began to erode, even as the Patriots and Brady went on to win that year's Super Bowl. But as the celebrations gave way to the offseason, the investigation only intensified, reopening old wounds between the Patriots' powerful owner, Robert Kraft, and the NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell. Brady was devastated and seemingly more nervous in front of a judge that on a game-winning drive. When the dust settled, Brady would be able to play again - but only after watching the first four games of the 2016 season from his couch. The pressure couldn't have been more intense: Brady's legacy was at stake. If he failed to return to his usual self, all the critics and even the history books would have to put a giant asterisk next to his name, signifying one thing: he was a cheater.12 is the propulsive story of this gritty comeback. It's a drama that unfolds in the locker room, the court room, and under the brightest lights in all of sports--the Super Bowl. Now for the first time, readers will have an exclusive look into Tom Brady's experience and the NFL's shocking strangle-hold on their players. With unprecedented access to Brady himself, his teammates, and his lawyers, we will see just how a football legend went up against one of the largest corporations in the world to stage the greatest comeback in NFL history and emerge a god of the gridiron. **Contact Customer Service for Additional Material**

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18 Holes with Bing: Golf, Life, and Lessons from Dad Audiobook

18 Holes with Bing: Golf, Life, and Lessons from Dad

Author: John Strege, Nathaniel Crosby Narrator: Sean Pratt Release Date: May 2016

In this love letter to his father, former professional golfer Nathaniel Crosby shares memories of Bing Crosby on the golf course, and the lessons he taught him about the game and about life. With a Foreword by Jack Nicklaus. "Bing Crosby was a great ambassador for our game, as well as a great man," hails longtime friend and golf partner, Jack Nicklaus. The beloved singer and star was also an extraordinary teacher who instilled an abiding passion and mastery of the game in his youngest son, Nathaniel. Winning the US Amateur at nineteen, Nathaniel went on to compete in high-level professional tournaments for his entire life. In 18 Holes with Bing, Nathaniel introduces us to the Bing Crosby he and his family knew-not the beloved singer who played golf, but a golfer who sang to pay his country club dues. Nathaniel shares exclusive stories about this American icon golfing, working, and playing with some of the most famous people in history-royalty, titans of industry, stars of stage and screen, and champions of the green, including Bob Hope, Dwight Eisenhower, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, and Louis Armstrong. At the book's heart is an intimate account of a father and a son-how a mutual love of golf formed an exceptional emotional bond. Full of anecdotes, vignettes, and recollections of Bing's time on the course, the tournaments he created and later sponsored, and the constant encouragement he showed his son, 18 Holes with Bing honors this celebrated golfer, entertainer, and father, and illuminates his life as never before.

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1994: The Untold Story: of a Tragic and Controversial F1 Season Audiobook

1994: The Untold Story: of a Tragic and Controversial F1 Season

Author: Ibrar Malik Narrator: Ibrar Malik Release Date: April 2019

1994 was a watershed year for F1 in so many ways, the fatal accidents of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna shook the sport to its core. What followed was mayhem. For the first time all the arguments are painstakingly examined in one book. Fresh insights, exclusive interviews, and a plethora of evidence is brought together in a story that is guaranteed to amaze and shock. This book is a thorough examination of a turbulent season, including... ? Rushed car changes ? Teams unhappy with how the crisis was managed ? A power struggle for control of the sport ? Vague rules being exploited ? Accusations of politically motivated penalties ? An alleged cover-up after a horrific pit-lane fire ? A controversial conclusion It also saw Michael Schumacher and Benetton first emerge as championship contenders, upsetting the establishment. Many believed their sudden rise was down to cheating, whilst others felt they were scapegoated because of politics. For the first time all the arguments are painstakingly examined in one book. Fresh insights, exclusive interviews, and a plethora of evidence is brought together to give the clearest analysis yet into the above events. The book contains over 250 photos which help bring this story to life, many of which are rare and from those involved. There are exclusive contributions from former F1 driver Mark Blundell, Benetton insiders: Willem Toet, Frank Dernie, Simon Morley (the "junior employee" blamed for the Hockenheim fire). Williams' insiders Paul West and Richard Wise. You will be astonished at what is unearthed. 1994 was tragic, chaotic, political, technical and involved some very colourful characters at the heart of the action. It's a story that will amaze. ? Did Senna hear illegal traction control on Schumacher's Benetton at Aida? ? Concealed launch control was later found on Schumacher's Benetton. Why? ? Was the Hockenheim fire caused by Benetton removing their fuel filter? ? Despite pleading guilty, why did Benetton receive no serious punishments after the fire? ? Schumacher was banned / disqualified from a quarter of 1994 races due to various infringements. Politics or cheating? ? Did a return to simpler cars contribute to the accidents? The book seeks to answer these and many more questions. "Enjoyed reading that [extract of the book]" Frank Dernie, Benetton chief engineer in 1994   "The author has assembled more facts about the season than I've ever seen before and managed to get more interviews with stakeholders involved at the time than I thought would be possible." Willem Toet, Benetton's Head of Aerodynamics in 1994   A print version of this book which is DOUBLE the length of this audio book can be found at This goes into more detail & includes more period quotes from those involved whilst containing over 270 mainly rare images which help explain the story in a way that the audio book could never do. For example the print book contains images which illustrate how the diffusers were cut following Imola 1994 and its subsequent affect on the cars handling. Or THAT leaked photo of Schumacher's Spa 1994 plank showing the damage, so readers can dec

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250 Days: Cantona's Kung Fu and the Making of Man U Audiobook

250 Days: Cantona's Kung Fu and the Making of Man U

Author: Daniel Storey Narrator: Colin Mace Release Date: January 2019

An incredibly entertaining and perceptive look at the most controversial moment in Premier League history. 25th January 1995 A cold winter's evening. Manchester United away against Crystal Palace at a packed-out Selhurst Park. Eric Cantona, United's mercurial talisman, has been man-marked closely all game by Richard Shaw and become increasingly frustrated. In the 48th minute, Cantona's temper boils over and he kicks out at Shaw. The ref shows him a red card. On his way off the pitch, a Palace fan rushes towards the hoardings to hurl abuse. The Frenchman loses it. He launches into the crowd, aiming a kung-fu kick at the fan's chest. He is forcibly restrained and then taken off down the tunnel. The football world is stunned. Nothing like this has ever happened before. What followed has entered football folklore: the media furore, the seagulls following the trawler, and the longest domestic ban ever handed to a player; it would end up lasting 250 days. As Manchester United's campaign stuttered towards a trophy-less conclusion, surrendering the league on the last day of the season and losing the FA Cup final, Cantona withdrew from the public eye. But, behind closed doors, Ferguson was planning the most remarkable of fresh starts for his star player and for a new-look United. 250 Days tells the story in brilliant detail of one of the most turbulent times in United's recent history. Showing Cantona in a new light, and the genius of Ferguson's man management and vision in close relief, it is an incredibly entertaining and insightful look at the most controversial episode of the Premier League era.

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438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea Audiobook

438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea

Author: Jonathan Franklin Narrator: George Newbern Release Date: November 2015

438 Days is the exclusive account of the longest ever survival at sea. On November 17, 2012, Salvador Alvarenga, a 37-year-old Salvadoran fisherman, and his day-laborer companion Ezequiel Cordoba left Mexico for a two-day fishing trip. A vicious storm dragged their boat 200 kilometers out to sea and when the motor died, they drifted west. No radio, no electronics equipment, no sail. Four months later, Cordoba died. Alvaregna would not hit solid ground for another fourteen months. When Alvarenga washed ashore on January 29, 2014, he landed in the Marshall Islands. His journey spanned 11,800 kilometers, equivalent to traveling from New York to New Delhi, or Paris to Perth. Alvarenga is the first person ever to have survived for over a year lost at sea. This is his exclusive story. Alvarenga survived constant shark attacks, learned to catch fish with his bare hands, and built a fish net from a pair of empty plastic bottles. Taking apart the outboard motor, he fashioned a huge fishhook. Using fish vertebrae as needles, he stitched together his own clothes. When the sun scorched his naked body, he used an upside-down turtle shell as a hat. His ingenuity and discipline were remarkable and make for an incredible listening experience. He considered suicide on multiple occasions -including offering himself up to a pack of sharks. But Alvarenga invented a world of survival that would keep his body and mind intact long enough for the Pacific Ocean to toss him up on a remote palm-studded island, inhabited only by a young American couple who were shocked to see the apparation that was Alvaregna staggering toward their home. He had spent two Christmases, two New Years, and all of 2013 adrift at sea. This is the first time Alvaregna has told his entire story. For many months, he was too traumatized to speak in detail about his odyssey, but in August he began an extraordinary series of interviews with Jonathan Franklin. He continues to work with Jonathan to provide the exclusive story of his record-breaking survival. Based on dozens of hours with Alvarenga and interviews with his colleagues, search and rescue officials, the medical team that saved his life and the remote islanders who nursed him back to life, 438 DAYS is an epic tale of survival, will and the triumph of one man who beat the odds.

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45 Recetas De Comidas Para Reducir Calambres Musculares: Elimine Los Calambres Musculares Finalmente Audiobook

45 Recetas De Comidas Para Reducir Calambres Musculares: Elimine Los Calambres Musculares Finalmente

Author: Joe Correa Narrator: Carlos Mendoza Release Date: June 2018

45 Recetas De Comidas Para Reducir Calambres Musculares: Elimine Los Calambres Musculares Finalmente Usando Nutrición Inteligente Y Una Ingesta De Vitaminas Precisa Por Joe Correa CSN Los calambres musculares son una experiencia incómoda por la cual todos hemos pasado al menos una vez en la vida. Ese sentimiento feo usualmente viene de la nada, sin aviso. Es básicamente la contracción de uno o más músculos causada por una señal repetitiva de las neuronas y nervios. Pero si siente calambres más de lo normal, entonces es hora de aprender a solucionar este problema y tratarlo. La deshidratación juega un rol importante en esta condición dolorosa. Los atletas generalmente tienen este problema. Ciertos problemas de salud como vómitos o diarrea crean un desbalance de electrolitos, y como resultado, tenemos esos calambres incomodos. Una de las mejores formas de controlar los calambres es cambiando sus hábitos alimenticios. Como siempre, muchos problemas de salud pueden ser resueltos poniendo las comidas adecuadas en su cocina. Una mala nutrición y falta de ciertos nutrientes como el calcio, potasio, magnesio y sodio, son una de las causas principales de los calambres. Hacer algunos cambios en la forma de comer es el primer paso para solucionar este problema de una vez por todas. Este libro es una colección de recetas fantásticas. Está basado en impulsadores de nutrientes que previenen y curan los calambres rápida y efectivamente. Es una colección ideal para aquellos que están buscando una solución mediante una dieta deliciosa y no restrictiva. Estas recetas son extremadamente ricas en muchos minerales diferentes que son cruciales para mantener su balance de fluidos en el cuerpo, y para normalizar las contracciones musculares.

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4th & Goal: One Man's Quest to Recapture His Dream Audiobook

4th & Goal: One Man's Quest to Recapture His Dream

Author: Monte Burke Narrator: George Newbern Release Date: September 2012

This is a true story. As a kid growing up in a rough-and-tumble neighborhood in New York City, Joe Moglia dreamed of someday becoming the head coach of a college football team-not of becoming a corporate titan. But sometimes, life gets in the way of our dreams. By the time Joe was in his early 30s, he had risen through the high school and college football ranks to become the defensive coordinator at Dartmouth. His dream was very much within reach. Problem was, Joe wasn't making enough money to support his growing family. Faced with the hard choice between chasing his lifelong dream and supporting his wife and four young kids, Joe did the honorable thing: He walked away from football and went to Wall Street to try to find a job that would foot the bills at home. Joe had no training in finance. He had no MBA. His resume reflected his coaching accomplishments and his teaching jobs. And yet, somehow, through grit and determination, he was able to land an entry-level position at Merrill Lynch. Fast forward 25 years later. Joe had reached the business world's mountaintop. He was the CEO of TD Ameritrade, one of the country's most successful financial firms. He was recognized as one of the most respected corporate chiefs in America. But over all those years, Joe never shook his passion for coaching football. In 2008, he made a fateful and stunning decision: He voluntarily walked away from his high-paying corporate job to do the one thing he'd left undone in his life. He decided to pursue his original passion for becoming a college football head coach. Getting hired as a college coach proved incredibly difficult. College athletic directors told him it was an impossible feat. He'd been out of football for nearly three decades. Undaunted, and at age 60, Joe became an unpaid intern with the University of Nebraska's football team in 2009 and 2010. In 2011, he was named the head coach of the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League, a professional league teetering on the brink of financial collapse. It was a risky proposition, but one he felt he needed to take to prove to his naysayers that he could coach a college team. Failure would mean the death of a dream that refused to die. As told by Forbes writer, Monte Burke, 4TH AND GOAL is a detailed account of Joe Moglia's amazing and uplifting life story, his quest for his ultimate dream and its stunning conclusion. It's a tale of overcoming adversity...of never giving up...of never losing sight of one's true goals in life. It is a story, quite literally, of a dream deferred, but never forgotten.

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50 MORE Wild Motorcycle Tales: An Anthology of Motorcycle Stories Audiobook

50 MORE Wild Motorcycle Tales: An Anthology of Motorcycle Stories

Author: Walter F. Kern Narrator: Conner Goff, Ginger Maddox Release Date: January 2018

Many readers have indicated that they wanted more motorcycle stories similar to those contained in the previous book, 50 Wild Motorcycle Tales. This new book gives 50 MORE Wild Motorcycle Tales for your reading enjoyment. Most of the stories were submitted to Motorcycle Views by visitors to the site. Walter lived and wrote nineteen of these tales; eight of the nineteen are fictional depictions of far-out motorcycle events that could happen. Jane Ann Kern wrote four stories before her untimely death. Some tales are short, and some are long. Each tale was intensively edited to provide a good reader experience. You'll find humor, risk-taking, adventure, two-up excursions, stupid tricks on bikes, winter riding perils, hazards while riding, and lessons learned. Sit back and enjoy 50 MORE Wild Motorcycle Tales.

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50 Years, 50 Moments: The Most Unforgettable Plays in Super Bowl History Audiobook

50 Years, 50 Moments: The Most Unforgettable Plays in Super Bowl History

Author: Jerry Rice, Randy O. Williams Narrator: Mirron Willis Release Date: November 2015

In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of America’s most beloved sporting event—the Super Bowl—an authoritative collection of the most pivotal plays through the decades, compiled by the legendary Jerry Rice, and illustrated with dozens of color photographs. 50 Years, 50 Moments celebrates five decades’ worth of memories, insights, and personal experiences of Super Sunday. Super Bowl MVP Jerry Rice has compiled his list of the most iconic, strategic, and record-breaking moments in football history from the Super Bowl’s inception to today—from the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I; to the amazing Miami Dolphins championship in Super Bowl VII that capped their seventeen-game undefeated season; to the heart-stopping Super Bowl XXV in which the New York Giants beat the Buffalo Bills 20-19; and Super Bowl XLIX’s amazing last-second victory by the New England Patriots over defending champion Seattle Seahawks 28-24. A Hall of Fame wide receiver who has played alongside and against some of the greatest players in the NFL, Jerry Rice, joined by accomplished sports researcher and journalist Randy O. Williams, draws on his intimate knowledge and insight of the game to highlight remarkable moments from this greatest game in modern sports. Rice’s access to the NFL means that 50 Years, 50 Moments is chock full of memories and insights directly from the athletes and coaches who were involved in these moments. Pulling together all the catches, the interceptions, the fumbles and triumphant touchdowns that have made the Super Bowl an unforgettable experience. 50 Years, 50 Moments features marquee names like Joe Montana, Vince Lombardi, Roger Staubach, Walter “Sweetness” Payton, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Namath, Lawrence Taylor, “Mean Joe” Greene, as well as Tom Brady and is a handsome must-have keepsake for football fans everywhere that is sure to be treasured for generations to come. ***Please contact member services for additional documents***

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5000-1 The Leicester City Story Audiobook

5000-1 The Leicester City Story

Author: Rob Tanner Narrator: Leighton Pugh Release Date: June 2016

In August 2015 bookmakers priced Leicester at 5000-1 to win the Premier League - the same odds as Elvis being found alive. On 2 May 2016, Leicester won, to ecstatic celebrations in the city and around the world. Leicester Mercury 's chief football writer, Rob Tanner, relives the great escape of 2015 to the curtain-closer at Stamford Bridge. Tanner's book tells the inside story of Leicester City's triumph - and the players who under Claudio Ranieri's inspired leadership became the most unlikely champions in football history.

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