The Armchair Olympian is a strangely addictive listen, celebrating the glitz and glamour, wonder and weirdness of the Olympic Games. With stats, trivia, quotes and quizzes, you can test your knowledge and release your inner sporting geek! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Conroy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009528/bk_adbl_009528_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With a foreword by England legend Kelly Smith, the country´s all-time record goalscorer and a player widely considered one of the best to have played the game. The exciting story of one of the fastest growing sports in the world, played by over 30 million girls and women. Over 25 million people tuned in for the Americans´ 2015 Women´s World Cup final victory - the most-watched football match in United States history. The Making of the Women´s World Cup details the most incredible tales from previous Women´s World Cups, including: Carli Lloyd´s 13-minute hat trick and the worldwide movement set off by 2015How Japan made their country smile for the first time since the devastating tsunamiThe USA´s World Cup triumph on home soil in 1999Germany´s back-to-back titles in 2003 and 2007 Marta´s magic: the birth of a Brazilian iconHow Kelly Smith announced her arrival with the kiss of a bootThe beginnings of Australia´s golden generation The 122nd-minute USA equalizer against Brazil: the quarterfinal that changed everythingThe dawn of the Lionesses: England joins world elite through tears of joy and despair 1. Language: English. Narrator: Billie Fulford-Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/002258/bk_twuk_002258_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the real sports fan, this is a must-hear audiobook. It is perhaps the biggest collection of facts and what some might call fiction, since some of the sports stories have been passed on for generations. Although it focuses on baseball, there are scores of insightful anecdotes that cross over into many other sports. It doesn´t stop there. It shows how intertwined with everyday life baseball has been over the years, from its relationship to world conflicts to the impact on US presidents. You´ll enjoy the trivia questions at the end of each chapter, some of which you might find simple, some are difficult, but they are all entertaining. There are literally hundreds of random facts that range from the sublime to the ridiculous. They take you from Abner Doubleday right up to present day. It covers controversial issues surrounding players, owners, and even fans. We can assure you that, no matter what generation you are from, you will learn the history of baseball. You will hear sports stories from the perspective of people that were there. It begins in Cooperstown and ends with World Series baseball, which has contained some of the most dramatic moments the sport has ever seen. Not everyone that has left an indelible mark on the sport is a household name, but they will be after you finish the audiobook. Sports trivia books come and go, but this one sticks around a long time. It stays with us for as long as many of the historic sporting events and the people that made them what they are. We know baseball has been passed down from one generation to the next, and this sports trivia collection might be, too. It will bring back memories, educate, and most of all, is fun! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108186/bk_acx0_108186_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you love sports trivia, then you´ll be all in for The Great Book of Football, which is a must-read for any NFL fan out there. One of the most inclusive NFL football books on the market today, it´s a treasure trove of sports stories, random facts, and the most in-depth tales of the most fascinating football players who have made the NFL what it is today. Starting with the foundation of the fledgling NFL in the 1920s and leading right up the thrilling finish at the most recent Super Bowl, The Great Book of Football highlights the best players of every era, the games that separated the boys from the men, and the off-the-field shenanigans and twists of fate that have seen the league go from Midwestern distraction to international obsession. There are lots of football books out there, but The Great Book of Football takes you inside the action from the huddle to the locker room to the draft room to the owner´s box. And every chapter ends with trivia questions that are sure to stump your NFL-crazy friends at your next Sunday afternoon watch party. From Red Grange and Sammy Baugh to Tom Brady and J.J. Watt, the best of every era is highlighted, analyzed, and celebrated. Learn the secrets of the unstoppable Wing-T offense; relive Broadway Joe Namath´s legendary Super Bowl guarantee; go behind enemy lines to witness the birth of Pittsburgh´s Steel Curtain defense; and take pride in how players, owners, and fans have responded to America´s greatest battles, from World War II to Hurricane Katrina to September 11. It doesn´t matter if it´s Super Bowl Sunday or the heart of the off-season, The Great Book of Football is one of those NFL football books that you just won´t be able to put down. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107068/bk_acx0_107068_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you looking for one of the NBA´s best basketball books? One that is chock full of sports stories, like how the ABA influenced today’s NBA game? Or maybe random facts about the 1992 NBA Dream Team? Well, look no further. Proudly presenting The Great Book of Basketball, full of trivia questions that deal with six decades of stories that will make for fun listening and maybe create a couple of bar bets or two. And hopefully, maybe settle one or two in your favor. This is sure to be one of the best NBA basketball books out there, whether you’re in the mood to learn about how Julius Erving shifted the landscape of the ABA or digging in on the Celtics dynasties of the 1950 and 1960s. This audiobook has a little bit of everything and goes beyond the surface of simply what was popular. And did we mention trivia questions? Of course we did! And they aren’t your run of the mill, everyone knows the answer off the top of their head sports trivia. You’ll be challenged, you’ll kick yourself for not knowing an answer or two, but you definitely won’t be bored by these questions. Whether it’s learning about ´´The Dunk of Death´´ or a little more about the early pioneers of the NBA, The Great Book of Basketball has a little something for everyone who is a fan of the orange roundie. From MJ to Magic and from LeBron to Larry Legend, there’s some stories and stats that will make you think and make you laugh. So get your copy of The Great Book of Basketball today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110883/bk_acx0_110883_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Great Book of Ice Hockey is a must for anyone who loves sports trivia. It is a compendium of interesting facts and sport stories about the great game of ice hockey, with information about the early days before the National Hockey League (NHL) all the way to the stars of today. There are random facts about leagues, rules, coaches, players, and inside stories about the early days of the game. The answers to hundreds of trivia questions lie in this audiobook. Learn about foreign leagues, junior hockey, and superstars like Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, and, of course, ´´The Great One´´, Wayne Gretzky. You can find interesting facts about the builders of the game, including Maurice ´´Rocket´´ Richard and Coach Jack Adams, both of whom have NHL trophies named in their honor. You will meet scoring leaders, winning coaches, amazing goalies, and ice hockey royalty. Whether you’re a long-time fan of ice hockey, or if you’re just looking for answers to troublesome trivia questions in your latest game of Trivial Pursuit, The Great Book of Ice Hockey is the audiobook for you. Presented in a clear and engaging manner, this collection of sports trivia will give fans of ice hockey a new and entertaining set of random facts to liven up a boring day or fill the time during intermission. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110261/bk_acx0_110261_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.