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    The Sports Gene

    Talent, Practice and the Truth About Success

    by David Epstein ...
    Narrated by David Epstein ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 22 min

    *** Shortlisted for William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2013 ***Is Usain Bolt a superhuman one-off?Are sports stars like Paula Radcliffe and Tiger Woods born or made?Could we all be Olympians if we trained hard enough?And is the answer to be found by looking at Alaskan huskies?In this ground-breaking and entertaining exploration of athletic success, award-winning write... ... Read more

    $20.83 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Standing in a River Waving a Stick

    by John Gierach ...
    Narrated by David Colacci ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 42 min

    Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers With his inimitable combination of wit and wisdom, John Gierach once again celebrates the fly-fishing life in Standing in a River Waving a Stick and notes its benefits as a sport, philosophical pursuit, even therapy: "The solution to any problem-work, love, ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Got to Give the People What They Want

    True Stories and Flagrant Opinions from Center Court

    by Jalen Rose ...
    Narrated by Jalen Rose ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 32 min

    “I want to start conversations, and even better, arguments.” – From the IntroductionOne of the most outspoken and original voices in sports sounds off while revealing his incredible life story.Jalen Rose has never been quiet. Not as a kid growing up in Detroit in the 70’s and 80’s. Not as the brash, trash-talking leader of the legendary “Fab Five” at the University of Michigan. Not as the player ... Read more

    $29.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Coach

    25 Writers Reflect on People Who Made a Difference

    Unabridged

    9 hours 59 min

    Twenty-five celebrated writers share the inspiring words and timeless wisdom of the athletic coaches who changed and influenced their lives and pass on the sage advice they received. ... Read more

    $14.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    We Matter

    Athletes and Activism

    by Etan Thomas ...
    Narrated by Julian Thomas ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 15 min

    Featuring interviews by former NBA player Etan Thomas with over fifty athletes, executives, media figures, and more--and interwoven with essays and critiques by Thomas--We Matter shares the personal tales and opinions of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Dwyane Wade, Russell Westbrook, Steve Kerr, Oscar Robertson, Mark Cuban, Michael Bennett, Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Swin Cash, Alonzo ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Majors

    Narrated by John Feinstein ...

    Abridged

    2 hours 39 min

    WHAT DOES IT TAKE to win a major championship and reach the absolute pinnacle of golf? Through a season of the four tournaments -- the Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship -- known collectively as the majors, John Feinstein takes us where the television cameras never go, both off the links and "inside the ropes", as he reveals the special challenges and rituals, the ... Read more

    $23.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Intangibles: Unlocking the Science and Soul of Team Chemistry

    by Joan Ryan ...
    Narrated by Joan Ryan ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 30 min

    Award-winning sportswriter Joan Ryan whisks readers from the sports field to the research lab on an ambitious quest to understand the seemingly indefinable phenomenon called team chemistry.Nearly ten years in the making, Intangibles is packed with stories and characters from the usually hidden subculture of locker rooms worldwide, and threaded with fascinating insights about the human mind and ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    I Heard A Setpiece 4/19/2021

    The Financial League advertised as the UEFA Super League

    Narrated by Richard Murray, Richard Murray ...
    series I Heard A Setpiece

    Unabridged

    13 min

    Fans, Administration, Merit, concerning the Financial League advertised as the UEFA Super League at the second day since it was announced. ... Read more

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  • Audiobook

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

    by Daniel Storey ...
    Narrated by Colin Mace ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 26 min

    An incredibly entertaining and perceptive look at the most controversial moment in Premier League history.25th January 1995A 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 ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Ultimate Guide to Football Rules, Concepts, and Strategy for Beginners

    Narrated by Jesse Gross ...

    Unabridged

    16 min

    Are you a fan of American Football?Do you want to start following or playing the game and need to know more?This audiobook is perfect for beginners to this great game!American Football is one of the most popular sports on the planet and is played and watched every week by millions of people. From high schools and colleges, through to local and professional league, its popularity never ceases to ... Read more

    $7.47 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Hands of Stone

    The Life and Legend of Roberto Duran

    Narrated by Ozzie Rodriguez ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 48 min

    The subject of the major motion picture Hands of Stone starring Ana de Armas, Ellen Barkin, Robert De Niro, and Edgar Ramirez.Roberto Duran is a sporting legend. Often called the greatest boxer of all time, he held world titles at four different weights and is the only boxer in history to have fought in five different decades. His bouts with fellow greats like Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, and ... Read more

    $33.70 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Best

    How Elite Athletes Are Made

    Narrated by Stuart Nurse ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 31 min

    "Insightful, thoughtful, and altogether wonderful." DANIEL COYLE, New York Times bestselling author of THE TALENT CODE"This book is a must read." EDDIE JONES, Head Coach, England RugbyTHE SECRETS OF SUPERHUMAN PERFORMANCEThe inside track on how champions are made, written by one of the world's top sports scientists and an award-winning sports journalist.Never have the best sportspeople seemed so ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Golf Swing: A Beginners Guide to Mastering Golf's True Fundamentals

    Narrated by Jessie Gross ...

    Unabridged

    24 min

    Is you golf swing not all it should be?Are you fed up losing games because your swing is poor?Do you want to improve it and become a much better player?The swing in golf is one of the essentials of the game. With it you can play with accuracy and style. Without it you can be the laughing stock of the clubhouse, always coming last in games and tournaments.If your golf swing is a shadow of your ... Read more

    $7.47 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners - 31 Stories on Starting Out, Running Therapy, and Camaraderie

    series Chicken Soup for the Soul

    Unabridged

    3 hours 16 min

    Stories on Starting Out, Running Therapy, and CamaraderieStarting OutRunning TherapyCamaraderie ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    It's How You Play the Game and The Games Do Count

    Narrated by Brian Kilmeade ...

    Abridged

    4 hours 35 min

    Surprising, entertaining, and always imparting an important life lesson, It’s How You Play the Game features anecdotes and vignettes that are sure to benefit any reader. As Brian Kilmeade writes, "Regardless of who you are, what sport you chose, or how much success you achieved, playing the game is all about getting you ready for life. Winning or losing has little to do with who you will become. ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Should the Tent Be Burning Like That?

    A Professional Amateur's Guide to the Outdoors

    by Bill Heavey ...
    Narrated by Jeff Harding ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 13 min

    Maybe the best way to explain Bill Heavey's writing is to note that both Ted Nugent and the Wall Street Journal-two entities rarely seen in the same sentence-like it. For more than twenty years, Heavey has staked a claim as one of America's best sportsmen writers. In feature stories and his Field & Stream column A Sportsman's Life, he has taken readers across the country and beyond to experience ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Let Me Tell You a Story

    A Lifetime in the Game

    Narrated by Arnie Mazer ...

    Abridged

    3 hours

    "Did I ever tell you about Wilt Chamberlain?" "Did I ever tell you about Bob Cousy?" "Did I ever tell you about Joe DiMaggio?" Whenever Arnold "Red" Auerbach starts a sentence with those six words -- "Did I ever tell you about . . ." -- anyone within earshot should prepare to hear a marvelous story.As a living legend among sports fans, Red Auerbach -- the fiery coach who led the Boston Celtics to ... Read more

    $22.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    You Herd Me!

    I'll Say It If Nobody Else Will

    by Colin Cowherd ...
    Narrated by Colin Cowherd ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 38 min

    There are really two games, the one you see and the one you don't. The way I see it, the best way to use access to both worlds is to illuminate and reveal, not idolize and adore. It's better to be wrong than to be played for a fool. – Colin CowherdIn this age of billion dollar athletic marketing campaigns, “feel good” philosophy with no connection to reality, and a Sports Media echo chamber that’s ... Read more

    $29.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Loudmouth

    Tales (and Fantasies) of Sports, Sex, and Salvation from Behind the Microphone

    by Craig Carton ...
    Narrated by Craig Carton ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 17 min

    From one of radio's former loudest, orneriest, most beloved, and highest-rated sports radio personalities, a bold and hilarious memoir of sports, manhood, and what it is to be a fan.In 1991, fresh from college, Craig Carton drove a crappy 1980 Buick to Buffalo, New York, to interview for a job at WGR radio. The station manager who hired him was the first to recognize his considerable on-air talent ... Read more

    $26.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    White Fang and the Golden Bear

    A Father and Son Journey on the Golf Course and Beyond

    Unabridged

    6 hours 16 min

    Augusta National is golf's Holy Grail. Navigating the azaleas to play the exclusive course that hosts The Masters is a pipe dream for every golfer. Imagine being afforded the opportunity not only to play the course, but to be able to bring your father along for the ride. To complete the priceless fantasy, Jack Nicklaus—"The Golden Bear"—hosts the round.Through fate, coincidence and good fortune, ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    No Shortage of Good Days

    by John Gierach ...
    Narrated by Mike Chamberlain ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 46 min

    In No Shortage of Good Days John Gierach takes listeners from the Smokies in Tennessee to his home waters in Colorado, from the Canadian Maritimes to Mexico-saltwater or fresh, it's all fishing and all irresistible. As always he writes perceptively about a wide range of subjects: the charm of familiar waters, the etiquette of working with new fishing guides, night fishing when the trout and the ... Read more

    $23.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Dances With Trout

    by John Gierach ...
    Narrated by David Colacci ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 57 min

    Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. With the wry humor and wit that have become his trademark, John Gierach writes about his travels in search of good fishing and even better fish stories. In this new collection of essays on fishing-and hunting-Gierach discusses fishing for trout in Alaska, for ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Grandmaster

    Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great Again

    Narrated by Jacques Roy ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 59 min

    “A bravura performance…An entertaining book” (Kirkus Reviews) about the dramatic 2016 World Chess Championship between Norway’s Magnus Carlsen and Russia’s Sergey Karjakin, which mirrored the world’s geopolitical unrest and rekindled a global fascination with the sport.The first week of November 2016, hundreds of people descended on New York City’s South Street Seaport to watch the World Chess ... Read more

    $26.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Soccer: The Ultimate Guide to Soccer Rules, Concepts, and Strategy for Beginners

    by Larry Nobot ...
    Narrated by Jesse Gross ...

    Unabridged

    15 min

    Are you a fan of soccer and want to learn more?Would you like to perfect the skills that top soccer players possess?This audiobook can help you get started!Soccer is played in every country on the planet and is the number one game in most of them, boasting around 4 billion fans worldwide. Top soccer players command huge fees and wages, are feted by fans and live true celebrity lifestyles. But ... Read more

    $7.47 AUD or free with audiobook trial