Alexandra Orlando is an Olympic athlete who dedicated seventeen years of her life to the sport of rhythmic gymnastics, winning almost two hundred medals. Despite injury, she competed at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, and retired from the sport at the age of twenty-one as one of the top ten gymnasts in the world.Her incredible story is one of struggle and strength. Through it all, her family and friends watched the sport consume her; and every person that came into her life was affected by the constant fight for perfection, and the mental and physical exhaustion. Those who had the strength never left her side. And when the dust settled, a woman emerged who was stronger than she ever thought she could be. Reflecting back on her life as ´´Alex the Gymnast,´´ Alexandra takes a deeper look on who she was during her career, who she had to be, and how this made her the person she is today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexandra Orlando. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000609/bk_gdan_000609_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you´re a leader - in business or sports, a church, a school, or a military unit - you´ll want to listen to The Leadership Excellence Devotional from Pat Williams. The senior vice president of the NBA´s Orlando Magic, Pat Williams has spent decades studying the topic of leadership - and this devotional combines his insights with biblical principles to boost your personal influence to ever-higher levels. The example of Jesus Christ proves that true leadership involves loving and serving your people - and The Leadership Excellence Devotional provides 180 compelling readings to challenge you in every aspect of your leadership role. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pat Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/barb/000053/bk_barb_000053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pat Williams has drawn on his basketball industry connections to compile great stories from on and off the court. Fans will be inspired, surprised, and even amused, by inside stories from well-known coaches and players, fascinating looks behind the scenes, and anecdotes from the people who make it all possible - the fans. Includes first person stories from 21 basketball celebrities, plus Pat Williams: Caron Butler - current NBA all-star for the Washington Wizards Dolph Schayes - former NBA great; one of the top 50 players in NBA history Jim Les - former NBA player and current college coach (Bradley University) Matt Doherty - former UNC player and head coach; current head coach at SMU Ron Hunter - head coach at IUPUI Sam Smith - well-known sports writer/basketball columnist Gregg Popovich - head coach of the San Antonio Spurs Donn Nelson - general manager of the Dallas Mavericks Bob Love - former NBA all-star Ed O’Bannon - collegiate basketball player of the year in 1995 for UCLA Ann Meyers-Drysdale - first woman to play in the NBA; current GM of the Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) Grant Hill - current NBA all-star with the Phoenix Suns Sheila Johnson - president of the Washington Mystics (WNBA) and former wife of Bob Johnson (BET) Adonal Foyle - current NBA player Charlie Villanueva - current NBA player Chuck Daly - Basketball Hall of Fame coach; won two championships with the Detroit Pistons; coached the 1992 Dream Team Chris Paul - current NBA all-star and USA Basketball Olympian Greg Kite - former NBA player Skip Caray - former well-known sports broadcaster Pat Riley - Miami Heat president; former coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat John Gabriel - NBA scout and former Orlando Magic general manager 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011786/bk_adbl_011786_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Five more sizzlingly scandalous Sherlock Holmes stories from the pen of Orlando Pearson: ´´The Baron of Wimbledon´´: Holmes averts an injustice and makes a dramatic self-discovery. ´´On Consistent Luck´´: What enables an industry to enjoy constant good fortune? Sherlock Holmes shows how. ´´Variations on an Enigma´´: Holmes unravels one Enigma and analyses another. ´´A Study in Red, White, and Blue´´: A diplomatic coup after a divisive vote on a European Alliance. ´´The Hounding of Peers Baskerville´´: Is the Hound back on Dartmoor? Holmes and Watson investigate. Mr. Pearson mixes the canon with elite sport, business high jinks, a musical mystery, a literary mystery, Realpolitik, and in ´´The Hounding of Peer Baskerville´´ rolls the most famous of all detective stories on 20 years. A must for traditionalists, lovers of mystery, and anyone who likes a rattling good listen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111721/bk_acx0_111721_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Linspired reveals the remarkable journey of the ultimate underdog, Jeremy Lin, superstar of the New York Knicks and the first American-born player of Chinese/Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA. In spite of being cut by two NBA teams before he signed with the Knicks, Lin always trusted that God had a plan for his life and his talents: "I´m not exactly sure how it is all going to turn out, but I know for a fact that God has called me to be here now in the NBA;" says Lin in Linspired. After weeks of sitting at the end of the bench, a teammate’s injury finally placed Lin on the court. Since then, he has captivated sports fans throughout the world with his tremendous skill and humble response to ´´Linsanity.” Weighing in on this phenomenon are tennis’s Michael Chang, the first notable Asian-American athlete, Lin’s pastor, Stephen Chen, and Pat Williams, senior vice president of the Orlando Magic. Here is the remarkable inside story of the meteoric rise of Jeremy Lin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001328/bk_zond_001328_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.