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    1312: Among the Ultras

    A journey with the world’s most extreme fans

    Narrated by James Montague ...


    13 hours 59 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.You can see them, but you don't know them.Ultras are football fans like no others. A hugely visible and controversial part of the global game, their credo and aesthetic replicated in almost every league everywhere on earth, a global movement of extreme fandom and politics is also one of the largest youth movements in the world. Yet they remain unknown: an anti ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Ball is Round

    A Global History of Soccer

    Narrated by Liam Gerrard ...


    38 hours 58 min

    The definitive book about soccer, from the author of The Games: A Global History of the Olympics. There may be no cultural practice more global than soccer. Rites of birth and marriage are infinitely diverse, but the rules of soccer are universal. No world religion can match its geographical scope. The single greatest simultaneous human collective experience is the World Cup final. In this ... Read more

    $52.40 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Those Guys Have All the Fun

    Inside the World of ESPN


    27 hours 56 min

    In the exclusive behind the scenes look, sports fans can unlock the fascinating history of the channel that changed the way people watch and interact with their favorite teams.It began, in 1979, as a mad idea of starting a cable channel to televise local sporting events throughout the state of Connecticut. Today, ESPN is arguably the most successful network in modern television history, spanning ... Read more

    $40.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Breathe: A Life in Flow

    Narrated by Fred Sanders ...


    6 hours 33 min

    From legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA master Rickson Gracie comes a riveting, insightful memoir that weaves together the story of Gracie’s stunning career with the larger history of the Gracie family dynasty, showing how the connection between mind and body can be harnessed for success both inside and outside the ring.Undefeated from the late 1970s through his final fight in the Tokyo Dome in ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Rip Curl Story

    50 years of perfect surf, international business, wild characters and the search for the ultimate ride

    by Tim Baker ...
    Narrated by Jesse Lawrence ...


    13 hours 15 min

    The Rip Curl Story is the remarkable tale of two young surfers who pursued an audacious dream to make a living in pursuit of the ultimate ride. The brand they built, Rip Curl, not only satisfied their own surf- and wanderlust, but also inspired countless others, both fuelling and riding the wave of the global youth revolution of the late '60s.Rip Curl's mantra became 'the Search' - the chasing of ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Coach Wooden and Me

    Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court

    Narrated by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ...


    6 hours

    Former NBA star and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores his 50-year friendship with Coach John Wooden, one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history.When future NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was still an 18-year-old high school basketball prospect from New York City named Lew Alcindor, he accepted a scholarship from UCLA largely on the ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Age of Football

    The Global Game in the Twenty-first Century

    Narrated by David Goldblatt ...


    24 hours 40 min

    'Magnificent . . . Goldblatt is the doyen of sports historians and brings to this account his forensic and telling eye for detail' - Mail on SundayA Sunday Times Best Sports Book of the YearThe 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.In the twenty... ... Read more

    $32.17 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Their Life's Work

    The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers

    Narrated by Paul Boehmer ...


    16 hours 58 min

    The Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s won an unprecedented and unmatched four Super Bowls in six years. A dozen of those Steelers players, coaches, and executives have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, and three decades later their names echo in popular memory: "Mean" Joe Greene, Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, Mike Webster, Jack Lambert, Lynn Swann, and John Stallworth. In ways exhilarating and ... Read more

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    A Man Walks On To a Pitch

    Stories from a Life in Football

    Narrated by David John ...


    11 hours 3 min

    ‘When a man walks on to a pitch there’s always a chance something magic can happen, that’s what keeps us coming back…’In A Man Walks On to a Pitch, Harry shares a lifetime’s experience of obsessing over football, during which he has seen it all first hand – the good, the bad and the unbelievable. Harry started in an age where players were ordinary blokes who might live on the same street as you ... Read more

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    Strong Boy

    The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America’s First Sports Hero

    Narrated by Joe Barrett ...


    11 hours 54 min

    “I can lick any son-of-a-bitch in the world.”So boasted John L. Sullivan, the first modernheavyweight boxing champion of the world, a man who was the gold standard ofAmerican sports for more than a decade and the first athlete to earn more thana million dollars. He had a big ego, a big mouth, and even bigger appetites. Hiswomanizing, drunken escapades, and chronic police-blotter presence were ... Read more

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    Fifty Years of Hurt

    The Story of England Football and Why We Never Stop Believing

    by Henry Winter ...
    Narrated by Charlie Anson ...


    14 hours 3 min

    'England invented football, codified it, became champions of the world in 1966 but humiliatingly then forgot how to play the greatest game of all. England took their eye off a ball they arrogantly thought they owned, allowing other nations to run off with it.'It has been Fifty Years of Hurt since Bobby Moore lifted the World Cup trophy at Wembley, and in this groundbreaking book, Henry Winter will ... Read more

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    The Majors

    Narrated by John Feinstein ...


    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

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    Das Reboot

    How German Football Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World

    Narrated by Charlie Anson ...


    9 hours 11 min

    ‘Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win’ –Gary Lineker13 July 2014, World Cup Final, the last ten minutes of extra time: Germany forward Mario Götze, receiving a floated pass from his international teammate André Schürrle, jumps slightly to meet the ball and cushion it with his chest. Landing on his left foot, he takes a step with his ... Read more

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    Sports Byline: Sam Smith

    by Ron Barr ...
    Narrated by Ron Barr, Sam Smith ...
    series Sports Byline Classics


    15 min

    Sam Smith, author of theNew York Times best-seller The Jordan Rules talks about his book, Hard Labor: The Battle that Birthed the Billion-Dollar NBA, which details exactly how and why the NBA, and NBA players, make so much money.Smith explains the significance of the historic Oscar Robertson v. National Basketball Association lawsuit that allowed players free agency for the first time. ... Read more

    $7.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    50 Years, 50 Moments

    The Most Unforgettable Plays in Super Bowl History

    Narrated by Mirron Willis ...


    11 hours 7 min

    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.New York Times bestseller 50 Years, 50 Moments celebrates five decades’ worth of memories, insights, and personal experiences of Super ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Tuffers' Cricket Hall of Fame

    My willow-wielding idols, ball-twirling legends … and other random icons

    by Phil Tufnell ...
    Narrated by Jonathan Keeble ...


    8 hours 39 min

    Phil Tufnell, cricket legend and national treasure, has populated his very own Cricket Hall of Fame with a deliciously eclectic collection of cricket legends and offbeat characters, with joyful results.From boyhood heroes, to legendary team-mates, to fearsome opponents, to idiosyncratic umpires and broadcasters, Tuffers has gathered together the most enchanting cast of cricketing figures every ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Biography - Reliving the Legend-Packed, Dynasty-Stacked, Most Iconic Sports Year Ever

    by Jon Finkel ...
    Narrated by Barry Abrams ...


    9 hours 9 min

    Take a rollicking tour through the sports world of 1996, when debuts, comebacks, movies, and pop culture crossover changed the sports landscape forever. From college to the Olympics to the pros; from the NBA to golf, tennis, and boxing, 1996 was home to athletes and teams who were among the best marketed, most beloved, colorful, and greatest in history. In 1996: A Biography, sportswriter and ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Barcelona Legacy

    Guardiola, Mourinho and the Fight For Football's Soul

    Narrated by Charlie Anson ...


    10 hours 39 min

    Manchester, 2018: Pep Guardiola and José Mourinho lead their teams out to face each other in the 175th Manchester derby. They are first and second in the Premier League, but today only one man can come out on top. It is merely the latest instalment in a rivalry that has contested titles, traded insults and crossed a continent, but which can be traced back to a friendship that began almost 25 years ... Read more

    $62.69 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Historical Sport Events

    Narrated by Andrea Giordani ...


    38 min

    Sports is marked with an ocean of historical moments when it transformed the world and made audiences hold their breath. Men have enjoyed indulging in sports since eons. We have looked for ways in which we can entertain ourselves. While ancient history tells us of board games and outdoor games which gradually evolved into the games that we see today, sports has been not just a mode of ... Read more

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

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


    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

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    Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep

    The Tale of the First Tour de France

    by Peter Cossins ...
    Narrated by Joseph Kloska ...


    8 hours 19 min

    Random House presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep by Peter Cossins, read by Joseph Kloska.Full of adventure, mishaps and audacious attempts at cheating, the first Tour de France in 1903 was a colourful affair. Its riders included characters like Maurice “The White Bulldog” Garin, an Italian-born Frenchman whose parents were said to have ... Read more

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    From Darkness to Dynasty

    The First 40 Years of the New England Patriots

    Narrated by Chris Andrew Ciulla ...


    13 hours 36 min

    Love them or hate them, what the New England Patriots have been able to do over the past fifteen years is nothing short of remarkable. In addition to their four Super Bowl championships, the Patriots have the best coach in the league, a smart and savvy front office, and a future Hall of Fame quarterback who is internationally recognized as the face of the NFL. The longer the Patriots continue to ... Read more

    $34.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Inside the NBA's Fight to Save a Season

    by Ben Golliver ...
    Narrated by Ben Golliver ...


    12 hours 8 min

    When NBA player Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 in March 2020, the league shut down immediately, bringing a shocking, sudden pause to the season. As the pandemic raged, it looked as if it might be the first year in league history with no champion. But four months later, after meticulous planning, twenty-two teams resumed play in a bubble at Disney World—a restricted, single-site locale ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Frankel: The Greatest Racehorse of All Time and the Sport That Made Him

    by Simon Cooper ...
    Narrated by Rupert Bush ...


    10 hours 57 min

    In horse racing greatness is defined by speed. Being the second fastest counts for little. You have to win. And win. And keep winning until every challenger of your generation is put to the sword. Of the twelve horses lined up on Newmarket Heath that 2011 day, one would do just that. And more. To become the greatest racehorse that has ever lived.Frankel was born on 11 February 2008, with four ... Read more

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