Soccer has been America´s Sport of the Future since 1972. Propelled by the rise of the World Cup, Premier League, the glory of the United States Women´s National Team, Lionel Messi´s demigod-esque talent and repeat exposure to Cristiano Ronaldo´s preening abs, that future has finally arrived. The Men in Blazers are two English-born, soccer-obsessed broadcasters who have savored the dizzying growth of the game along with millions of Americans, as if it was a rollicking, sporting telenovela playing out in real life. Written in such a way that fully immerses Americans in the history and culture of the world´s game, their Encyclopedia Blazertannica relives the careers of such greats such as George Best, Maradona, Beckham...and Alexi Lalas. It examines fan culture, from the tactical variations of scarf tying, to the pathos of England´s classic, yet doomed, World Cup theme songs, and explores the complex physics and ethics of both celebratory knee slides and fights between players, along with such burning questions as how professional footballers deal with hair loss. Any listener will feel as if they´ve had a front-row seat for the classic matches - seeing every dive and missed penalty kick, and hearing every vulgar chant - and will emerge with a deeper appreciation for the dodgy haircuts and ill-judged neck tattoos that populate world football. Includes bonus material exclusive to the audiobook: an extended clip from the Men in Blazers podcast 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Bennett, Michael Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006041/bk_rand_006041_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Does your son tend to be disturbed by loud noises, violence, and crowds; fearful of new situations; easily hurt by criticism; or hesitant about playing aggressive games? Your son may be one of the 20 percent of all boys with a finely tuned nervous system. Our sensitive boys tend to be creative, kind, and gentle, appreciating beauty and feeling love deeply. Therefore, it´s particularly challenging for sensitive boys to grow up in a culture where boys are taught to act tough, aggressive, and unemotional. In this groundbreaking book, psychologist Ted Zeff explores the unique challenges of sensitive boys, showing parents, educators, and mentors how to help sensitive boys grow into strong, happy, and confident men. Dr. Zeff offers practical advice on how to help your son increase his self-esteem and thrive in the family, at school, with friends, and in sports. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Bel Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011554/bk_tant_011554_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dr. Watson´s introduction to this Holmes case among the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, entitled ´´The Adventure of Silver Blaze´´ (Strand magazine, December 1892) is succinct and impossible to improve upon: ´´There was but one problem before the public which could challenge his powers of analysis, and that was the singular disappearance of the favourite for the Wessex Cup, and the tragic murder of its trainer.´´ As the story unfolds, we are taken along for a ride that is constantly on the move across moors, woods, through stables, and a landscape of characters and voices that is rich and evocative of an age of sports rivalries we can fondly recall long after they have passed from the scene. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Ian Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/onvo/000114/bk_onvo_000114_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This unique audiobook history of the Olympics, first issued in 2008, has been updated to include the Beijing Olympics and released to coincide with the London event. Written by the prize-winning sports journalist John Goodbody, and with a fascinating personal documentary featuring one of Britain´s leading Olympians, Sebastian Coe, who is now heading the 2012 Games, this is an ideal opener! Goodbody, for many years chief sports news writer for the Times, has covered every Olympics since 1964. In this entertaining and informative account, he tells the main stories of each of the modern Olympics. Here are some of the heroes and heroines who have made sporting history, as well as the main disasters and scandals that attend the world’s greatest sporting event.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barry Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000440/bk_naxo_000440_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The sixth animal in the hilarious Awesome Animals series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife. The otterly bonkers Brown family are hugely excited, as today´s the day they move to their new home. But when they get there they find the beastly Black family have got there first! This riverbank ain´t big enough for the both of them, so there´s only one thing for it: war. Well, not real war. Otters are more into playing than fighting, so instead they decide to hold a giant sports day - and may the best otters win! Whether that´s the Browns or the Blacks, only time will tell, but one thing´s for sure, it´s bound to be Otter Chaos! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jot Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001447/bk_hcuk_001447_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An encouraging collection of short stories by best-selling middle-grade authors. This one-of-a-kind treasury brings together the talents of nearly two dozen best-selling middle-grade authors - including Shannon Hale, Brandon Mull, Ally Condie, and Jennifer A. Nielsen - who have created original short stories and modern-day fairy tales based on the lives and dreams of children they have met who all have two things in common: They have very big hopes and dreams, and they are all cancer patients. Each short story is prefaced by a brief bio of the child - a baker, a dancer, a superhero, a dragon fighter, a sports star, a princess, and more - that makes them the hero of their own modern-day fairy tale story written by one of their favorite authors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast, Andrew Eiden, Caitlin Davies, Cassandra Campbell, Derek Perkins, Elijah Alexander, Emily Woo Zeller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008626/bk_blak_008626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When busy mum Leanne Davies set up a social media group for her and a couple of friends to encourage one another to go running, she never imagined it would quickly become a nationwide network of thousands of women, all sharing a passion for the sport and a penchant for colourful compression socks. Gathering the very best of the advice and tips from the Run Mummy Run network, Leanne and cowriter Lucy have created this comprehensive beginner’s guide to running that includes sections on: From starting with a Couch to 5k plan to building up the confidence to race Fitting in running around work and family life Overcoming barriers to exercise How to keep on running when motivation wanes, and much more! Not just your average practical go-to, this book is filled with down-to-earth advice, training schedules and inspirational stories that’ll help you to be fit, healthy and happy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cindy Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/004347/bk_howe_004347_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is 1965, and Swinging London is coming into its prime years. The streets are alive with mods and rockers, playboys and good-time girls, all revelling in the blossoming artistic, creative and cultural energies of the decade. Amid the colour and chaos is a boy sporting drainpipe jeans, an immaculately tailored sports coat and a half-inch wide tie. A devoted fan of The Who, he looks the part in his pristine mod gear. As the lead singer of the Lower Third, his talent is shaping itself into something truly special. His name is Davie Jones. In 10 years, he will be unrecognisable as fresh-faced boy of 1965, and in just over 50 years, his death will be mourned by millions, his legacy the story of the greatest rock star of all time. And, all through the years of the late ´60s, Phil Lancaster was by his side. As the drummer in Bowie´s band the Lower Third, Phil was there as the singer´s musical stripes began to show and was witness to his early recording techniques, his first experimental forays into drug taking and the band´s discovery of his bisexuality in shocking circumstances. In this riveting - and often very funny - memoir, Phil tells the story of life alongside the insecure yet blazingly talented boy who became Bowie, at a critical crossroad of time and place in music history. What follows is an intimate, personal and important perspective on the genesis of one of the most iconic musicians of the 20th century - one that gets under the skin of the man himself, before the personas and alter egos masked the fascinating figure beneath them. At the Birth of Bowie is essential listening for anyone who knows what happened on Bowie´s journey but wants to understand how and why it ever began. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Lancaster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000071/bk_bonn_000071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.