David West, a power forward who played 15 years in the NBA with the Warriors, Spurs, Pacers and the Hornets/Pelicans, and won an NBA Championship with the Golden State Warriors, talks about his influential coach, playing college ball for Xavier, and the two instrumental coaches he’s played for in the NBA, Gregg Popovich of the Spurs and Steve Kerr of the Warriors. West touches on how he uses basketball as a medium to reach and influence young people. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Barr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/000880/bk_comm_000880_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter is as unconventional and wide-ranging as Frank Deford´s remarkable career, in which he has chronicled the heroes and the characters of just about every sport in nearly every medium. Deford joined Sports Illustrated in 1962, fresh, and fresh out of Princeton. In 1990, he was Editor-in-Chief of The National Sports Daily, one of the most ambitious and ill-fated projects in the history of American print journalism. But then, he´s endured: writing ten novels, winning an Emmy (not to mention being a fabled Lite Beer All-Star), and last week he read something like his fourteen-hundredth commentary on NPR´s Morning Edition. ´´From the Mad Men-like days of SI in the 60s, and the bush´´ years of the early NBA, to Deford´s visit to apartheid South Africa with Arthur Ashe, and his friend´s brave and tragic death, Over Time is packed with intriguing people and stories. Interwoven through his personal history, Deford lovingly traces the entire arc of American sports writing from the lurid early days of the Police Gazette, through Grantland Rice and Red Smith and on up to ESPN. This is a wonderful, inspired audiobook equal parts funny and touching a treasure for sports fans. Just like Frank Deford. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Deford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012016/bk_adbl_012016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gambling addiction is a serious mental health disorder that can be identified in two ways: a person who continuously bets on things using money or objects that hold value even though negative consequences arise as a result, or they cannot stop gambling even if they desire to. People suffering from gambling addiction often display a strong urge to bet on a wide range of gambling mediums, from sports games to poker, to choosing lottery numbers and throwing dice.Although friends and family members of compulsive gamblers don´t see the symptoms physically, like they often do with alcoholics or drug abusers, the consequences of gambling addiction have serious implications on their lives as well as the lives of their friends and families. Not realizing its severity or taking it too lightly can be devastating for the addicted gambler in the long run. Gamblers can reach a point of literally losing everything, from cars, to homes, to businesses, and even respect from those they care about. Here, we´ll lay out some practical steps to overcome this impulsion.Book content includes:Chapter 1 - How Is It Different from Other Addictions?Chapter 2 - Gambling Addiction and Behavioral EffectsChapter 3 - Gambling Addiction Statistics, Symptoms, and StoriesChapter 4 - The Five Elements of A Gambling AddictionChapter 5 - When Addiction Goes Untreated It Can Lead to Many Life ProblemsChapter 6 - Here Are Some Causes of a Gambling AddictionChapter 7 - Information for People Who Need Help and Support for Gambling AddictionChapter 8 - Self-Help Tips for Treating Gambling Addiction 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Reeves. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153783/bk_acx0_153783_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We will develop only the strength our environment demands of us. When our environment fails to challenge our depths, we are tasked to create one that does. Practitioners across the globe continue to use jujitsu as a tool for personal development. For many, the jujitsu academy is the one place in which we purposefully practice virtuous action. On Jiu Jitsu seeks to codify the mechanisms by which jujitsu shapes the individual, as the character traits required to achieve mastery in sport are the same that our highest humanity requires. It is the hope of the author that the articulation of these benefits will ensure the listener´s continued practice of self-mastery through this sacred medium. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saethon Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/141659/bk_acx0_141659_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Radio has brought the sounds of baseball into homes for almost 100 years, helping baseball emerge from the 1919 Black Sox scandal into the glorious World Series of the 1920s. The medium gave fans around the country aural access to the first All-Star Game, Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech, and Bobby Thomson’s ´´Shot Heard ’Round the World.” Red Barber, Vin Scully, Harry Caray, Ernie Harwell, Bob Uecker, and dozens of other beloved announcers helped cement the love affair between radio and the national pastime.Crack of the Bat takes listeners from the 1920s to the present, examining the role of baseball in the development of the radio industry and the complex coevolution of their relationship.Despite cable television’s ubiquity, live video streaming, and social media, radio remains an important medium through which fans engage with their teams. The evolving relationship between baseball and radio intersects with topics as varied as the 20-year battle among owners to control radio, the development of sports as a valuable media product, and the impact of competing technologies on the broadcast medium.The book is published by University of Nebraska Press. The audiobook was published by University Press Audiobooks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Bevilacqua. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/128236/bk_acx0_128236_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The complete BBC Radio series from Irish stand-up comedian Jason Byrne. In three hours of fast-paced comedy, with speedy sketches, audience banter, and lightning-quick improvisation, Jason Byrne shares his experiences across the giant areas of Education, Law, Relationships, Religion, Sport and Medicine. From going on a first date to the birth of his children, from poo in the school playground and ´When Mediums Have Sex´ to getting in trouble with the police, all human life is here. As first heard on BBC Radio 2, there´s top-notch stand-up, madcap sketches, plus special guest DJ Ivan Brackenbury. Jason Byrne is quick and clever. This is a comic genius at work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Byrne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/002624/rt_bbcw_002624_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For more than a half century, television has played a primary role in securing college football´s place as one of America´s most popular spectator sports. But it has also been the common denominator in the sport´s rise as a big business. Television, which multiplied the number of people who cared about the game, simultaneously increased the stakes.The colleges, who once feared television´s ability to create free tickets, gradually became addicted to its charms. Through the years, the medium manufactured money, greed, dependence, and envy; altered the recruiting process, eventually forcing the colleges to compete with the irresistible force of National Football League riches; aided the National Collegiate Athletic Association´s explosion from impotent union to massive bureaucracy; manipulated the rise and fall of the College Football Association; fomented the realignment of conferences; and seized control of the post-season bowl games, including the formation of the lucrative and controversial Bowl Championship Series.In The Fifty-Year Seduction, Keith Dunnavant shows how television helped shape the modern sport - on and off the field. In painstaking detail, the author chronicles five decades of tension and conflict, from the 1951 television dispute that empowered the modern NCAA to the inevitable backlash, culminating with the landmark Supreme Court decision that set the stage for the conference-swapping machinations of the 1990s and beyond. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Snyder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010756/bk_adbl_010756_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Field hockey is a great outdoor sport if you want to keep fit and agile. To learn how to play field hockey, get this step-by-step guide for beginners.In How to Play Field Hockey, you will:Keep yourself fit and healthy by learning how to play field hockey.Introduce yourself to the basics of field hockey and the rules of the game.Know the history and origin of field hockey.Learn some excellent hockey techniques like passing the ball, offense, and defense.Increase your knowledge about field hockey and the current international tournaments in field hockey.Learn how to play specialized shots like penalty corner and penalty stroke through a step-by-step process.Learn to become a good team player by playing hockey.Socialize by bringing your friends, and learn the techniques explained here by practicing with them.Develop an excellent approach for playing field hockey.This audiobook is an excellent guide for beginners in field hockey like young boys and girls. It will also help young and aspiring professional hockey players to learn the difficult techniques of field hockey. How to Play Field Hockey stands out from other coaching materials by starting with the basics of field hockey and then taking you to the medium to professional level. Every chapter is structured to teach you field hockey with a step-by-step approach. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Jaramillo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101661/bk_acx0_101661_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hi, and welcome to How to Podcast. This guide aims to get you started on the road to becoming a podcasting expert. My name is Colin Gray, and I´ve taught podcasting in various forms for a good few years now, most recently at university level in the UK. I have also created a lot of podcasts over the years, mostly around education, sports, and business, so I´ll be using all that experience to help you get started on your own podcasting journey. In this guide I´ll take you from a complete beginner´s level right up to publishing your first-ever podcast episode. If I´ve achieved my aim, by the end of this guide you´ll be a confident podcaster and happy to go forth to create your own podcasting series. We´ll cover all of the following in detail: What are podcasts, and how do they work? All the ways to subscribe to a podcast What equipment you need to create a podcast Details on the best kit to buy, down to model numbers Microphones, digital recorders, headsets, mobile apps Scripting your podcast Creating a great recording environment Editing your podcast in Audacity, including detailed tutorials How to integrate music to create a professional broadcast How to publish your podcast Where to get your podcast listed to gain listeners Extra chapter: the best podcasting microphones on the market Whatever your context is, I´m sure podcasts will be a great medium for getting the word out. And, on top of it all, it´s great fun. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshua Rivers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033369/bk_acx0_033369_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.