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Essays & Writings Audiobooks

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    Hello, Friends!

    Stories from My Life and Blue Jays Baseball

    by Jerry Howarth ...
    Narrated by Jerry Howarth ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 41 min

    An honest memoir about life, family, and baseball from the longtime, legendary Toronto Blue Jays radio broadcasterFor 36 years, Jerry Howarth ushered in eternal hope each spring and thrived in the drive of each fall as the voice of the Toronto Blue Jays. In 1982, the lifelong avid sports fan joined Tom Cheek as full-time play-by-play radio announcer for the Blue Jays, and for the next 23 years, ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Under Jackie's Shadow

    Voices of Black Minor Leaguers Baseball Left Behind

    Narrated by Bill Andrew Quinn ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 44 min

    The stories of thirteen Black Minor League baseball players during the post-Jackie Robinson era, from the 1960s to the mid-1970s, who were figuratively and literally left behind even as both baseball and the country claimed a newfound racial progressiveness. ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    The Bullpen Gospels

    Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran

    by Dirk Hayhurst ...
    Narrated by Ray Porter ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 26 min

    From the humble heights of a Class-A pitcher's mound to the deflating lows of sleeping on his gun-toting grandmother's air mattress, veteran reliever Dirk Hayhurst steps out of the bullpen to deliver the best pitch of his career—a raw and unflinching account of his life in the minor leagues. Whether training tarantulas to protect his room from thieving employees in a backwater hotel or absorbing ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    The Hall: A Celebration of Baseball's Greats

    In Stories and Images, the Complete Roster of Inductees

    Unabridged

    19 hours 59 min

    A deluxe baseball treasury unlike any other, complete with essays, photos, and player bios from The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.Everyone dreams of Cooperstown. It's a hallowed name in baseball, for players as well as their fans. It's a house where legends live; it's everything that's great about the game.Never before has the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum published a ... Read more

    $57.99 AUD

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    Pitching in a Pinch

    Baseball from the Inside

    Narrated by Adams Morgan ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 44 min

    Christy "Matty" Mathewson was one of the most dominant pitchers ever to play baseball. Posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of the "Five Immortals," he was an unstoppable force on the mound, winning at least twenty-two games for twelve straight seasons and pitching three complete-game shutouts in the 1905 World Series.Pitching in a Pinch, originally published in 1912, is an ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Red Sox Rhymes

    Verses and Curses

    by Dick Flavin ...
    Narrated by Dick Flavin, Henry Strozier ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 24 min

    From the voice of Fenway Park comes a collection of sixty-four humorous and nostalgic poems celebrating the Boston Red Sox.A commonwealth institution and popular local television personality who is also the announcer, ambassador, and poet laureate for Fenway Park, Dick Flavin has entertained audiences with his incredible poetic talent and abiding love for the Red Sox before countless home games ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

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    Infinite Baseball

    Notes from a Philosopher at the Ballpark

    by Alva Noe ...
    Narrated by Barry Abrams ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 31 min

    In this deeply entertaining book, philosopher and baseball fan Alva Noë explores the many unexpected ways in which baseball is truly a philosophical kind of game. For example, he ponders how observers of baseball are less interested in what happens, than in who is responsible for what happens; every action receives praise or blame. To put it another way, in baseball-as in the law-we decide what ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Still a Legend

    The Story of Roger Maris

    Narrated by Ian Esmo ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 36 min

    This book recounts the slugger Roger Maris’ life before, during, and after his headline season of 1961, when the taciturn North Dakota native topped Babe Ruth’s all-time record by hitting sixty-one home runs. From his youth as a star high-school athlete and American Legion baseball player, Maris's went on to play for the Cleveland Indians, the Kansas City Athletics, the New York Yankees, and the ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

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    The Kid

    The Immortal Life of Ted Williams

    Narrated by Dave Mallow ...

    Unabridged

    35 hours 14 min

    From acclaimed journalist Ben Bradlee Jr. comes the epic biography of Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams that baseball fans have been waiting for.Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player who has hit more than 500 home runs has a higher career batting average. Those totals would have been even higher if Williams ... Read more

    $74.99 AUD

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    The Closer

    Narrated by Michael Kay ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 25 min

    The greatest relief pitcher of all time shares his extraordinary story of survival, love, and baseball.Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman. When first scouted by the Yankees, he didn't even own his own glove. He thought he might make a good mechanic. When discovered, he ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    A Year of Playing Catch

    What a Simple Daily Experiment Taught Me about Life

    Narrated by Jakob Lewis ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 11 min

    Journey with prolific author and avid baseball fan Ethan Bryan on an exciting quest to play catch every day for a year, and discover the lessons he learned about the sacredness of play, finding connections, and being fully present to the human experience. A Casey Award finalist!Ethan Bryan played and wrote about baseball for years. Then his daughters challenged him to set out on a yearlong ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD

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    Damn Yankees

    Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World's Most Loved (and Hated) Team

    Unabridged

    8 hours 7 min

    Everyone has an opinion about the Yankees. More than an opinion in most cases, but an opinion at the very least.—From the IntroductionLove them or hate them, the New York Yankees have been an American institution for nearly a century. With their rich history and colorful cast of characters, the Yankees never fail to inspire or provoke. In this exciting compendium, some of today's most acclaimed ... Read more

    $42.99 AUD

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    My Dad, Yogi

    A Memoir of Family and Baseball

    Unabridged

    8 hours 4 min

    A candid and nostalgic father-son memoir by Dale Berra, providing a unique perspective on his legendary Hall of Fame dad, the inimitable and highly quotable Yogi Berra.Everyone knows Yogi Berra. The American icon was the backbone of the New York Yankees through ten World Series Championships, managed the National League Champion New York Mets in 1973, and had an ingenious way with words that ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Why I Love Baseball

    by Larry King ...
    Narrated by Larry King ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 36 min

    Larry King was a true-blue baseball fanatic. A lifelong love affair began the night he attended a Dodgers game at Ebbets Field as a kid in 1940s Brooklyn. That was a simpler era in America's history, a time when tickets to a game cost fifty cents and parish priests prayed for Gil Hodges to break out of a slump.In this heartfelt valentine to America's favorite pastime, King recalls the many ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Tales from the Dugout

    The Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told

    by Mike Shannon ...
    Narrated by John Lescault ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 26 min

    This memorable collection of anecdotes about America’snational pastime will take you into the dugout, clubhouse, and press box withsome of the game’s greatest players and storytellers. From Hall-of-FamersMickey Mantle and Willie Mays to the always-quotable Casey Stengel, tomodern-day stars Ken Griffey, Jr. and Larry Walker, Tales from the Dugoutfeatures more than 150 priceless stories. You’ll hear ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

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    I'm Keith Hernandez

    A Memoir

    Narrated by Keith Hernandez ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 46 min

    Legendary first baseman Keith Hernandez tells all in this gripping literary memoir and New York Times bestseller.Keith Hernandez revolutionized the role of first baseman. During his illustrious career with the World Series-winning St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets, he was a perennial fan favorite, earning eleven consecutive Gold Gloves, a National League co-MVP Award, and a batting title. But ... Read more

    $41.99 AUD

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    Heart of the Game

    Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor League America

    by S.L. Price ...
    Narrated by Tom Schiff ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 35 min

    “Genuine and raw…a heartfelt work of despair, triumph, and redemption.”—Boston GlobeThe critically acclaimed Heart of the Game—subtitled “Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor League America”—explores the pure roots of a sport that is stained by scandal at its highest level. S.L. Price, award-winning writer for Sports Illustrated and author of Pitching Around Fidel, gives a tragic but ultimately ... Read more

    $42.99 AUD

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    Roger Kahn: Memories of Summer

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    8 min

    Interview between David Gergen and Roger Kahn, author of the book Memories of Summer: When Baseball Was an Art and Writing About It a Game. ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Charlie Hustle

    The Rise and Fall of Pete Rose, and the Last Glory Days of Baseball

    by Keith O'Brien ...
    Narrated by Keith O'Brien, Ellen Adair ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 47 min

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A captivating chronicle of the incredible story of one of America’s most iconic, charismatic, and still polarizing figures—baseball immortal Pete Rose—and an exquisite cultural history of baseball and America in the second half of the twentieth century • "Comprehensive, compulsively readable and wholly terrific."—The Wall Street Journal"Long before the inquiry into ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

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    Baseball's Best Ever

    A Half Century of Covering Hall of Famers

    by Ira Berkow ...
    Narrated by Danny Campbell ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 14 min

    So begins Baseball's Best Ever. Encompassing a selection of some one hundred columns and featured stories written over fifty-plus years, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ira Berkow share stories on some of the greatest baseball players to ever grace the diamond. But rather than snippets and information known to anyone following the game, Berkow shares insights on these men: men dealing with ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Tales from the Ballpark

    by Mike Shannon ...
    Narrated by Raymond Todd ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 20 min

    Mike Shannon takes you behind the scenes into the ballpark, the clubhouse, and the minor leagues in this memorable collection of anecdotes about America’s pastime. Tales from the Ballpark contains more than 125 priceless stories from some of baseball’s greatest players and storytellers, including legendary Hall of Famers Ralph Kiner and Bob Gibson and modern-day stars Mo Vaughn and David Wells ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

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    Dear Baseball Gods

    A Memoir

    by Dan Blewett ...
    Narrated by Dan Blewett ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 37 min

    Dear Baseball Gods,I hustled. I worked hard. I played the game the right way. Why did you let this happen?I sat by beside a tree, staring at the ground, trying to decide what I would do next. The news was unthinkable—everything I worked for was now ruined. A second Tommy John surgery? Does anyone come back from this? What team would want a broken-down, injury-prone right-handed pitcher?A Story of ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Baseball Heaven

    Up Close and Personal, What It Was Really Like in the Major Leagues

    Narrated by Danny Campbell ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 52 min

    A behind-the-scenes look at baseball history, as told through timeless interviews with major leaguers For fifty years, bestselling author Peter Golenbock has been interviewing some of the most fascinating figures in baseball. Their conversations are a journey back in time to the days of Ruth and Gehrig, Gehringer and Greenberg, Robinson and Reese, and Howard and Mantle, as they reflect on the ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Baseball

    The Turbulent Midcentury Years

    Narrated by Mike Chamberlain ...

    Unabridged

    24 hours 58 min

    Baseball explores the history of organized baseball during the mid-twentieth century, examining the sport on and off the field and contextualizing its development as both sport and business. Steven P. Gietschier begins with the Great Depression, looking at how those years of economic turmoil shaped the sport and how baseball responded. Gietschier covers a then-burgeoning group of owners, players, ... Read more

    $51.99 AUD