From the best-selling author and Hall of Famer Ken Dryden, this is the story of NHLer Steve Montador - who was diagnosed with CTE after his death in 2015 - the remarkable evolution of hockey itself, and a passionate prescriptive to counter its greatest risk in the future: head injuries. Ken Dryden's The Game is acknowledged as the best book about hockey and one of the best books about sports ever written. Then came Home Game (with Roy MacGregor), also a major TV series, in which he explored hockey's significance and what it means to Canada and Canadians. Now, in his most powerful and important book yet, Game Change, Ken Dryden tells the riveting story of one player's life, examines the intersection between science and sport, and expertly documents the progression of the game of hockey - where it began, how it got to where it is, where it can go from here, and, just as exciting to play and watch, how it can get there. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Dryden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/prhc/000026/bk_prhc_000026_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cliff Morgan is interviewed about his rugby career by the sports journalist, Ian Wooldridge. “Morgan the Magnificent” was the title given to Cliff Morgan by South African newspapers when he toured the country with the British Lions team in 1955. His success in that tour earned him the captaincy of Wales the following season. Cliff was born into a mining family in the Rhondda in 1930 and joined Cardiff Rugby Club straight from school, playing at fly-half. When his playing career ended in 1958 he joined the BBC, working as a TV commentator and producer. For the last ten years of his BBC career he was Head of Television Sport and Outside Broadcasts, with overall responsibility for the coverage of state occasions, as well as all major sporting events.After he retired from the staff of the BBC he became the presenter of the popular Radio 4 programme "Sport on Four". Ian Wooldridge was widely recognised as the best sports writer of his generation. When he died in 2007 the many tributes spoke of his honesty, his fairness and his enthusiasm for sport. He particularly loved rugby, cricket and golf. Ian was born in 1932 and after an undistinguished school career he entered journalism, working on several local papers. In 1961 he joined the Daily Mail where he first made his name as a cricket correspondent. He stayed with the paper for the rest of his career as a sports writer and columnist, covering every major sporting event and winning numerous awards for his journalism. He wrote his final column the week before he died. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cliff Morgan, OBE CVO, Ian Wooldridge, OBE. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/crim/000011/bk_crim_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Portland, Oregon, is the perfect fit for someone like Meg Reed. It's a city with a small town feel, where she can crash on the couch of her best friend Jill, now that she's graduated from journalism school… But a girl needs a job, so Meg bluffs her way into writing for Northwest Extreme magazine, passing herself off to editor-in-chief Greg Dixon as an outdoor adventure enthusiast. Never mind that Meg's idea of sport is climbing onto the couch without spilling her latte. So when she finds herself clawing to the top of Angel's Rest - a two-thousand-foot peak - to cover the latest challenge in a reality TV adventure show, she can't imagine feeling more terrified. Until she witnesses a body plummet off the side of the cliff. Now Meg has a murder to investigate. And if the climbing doesn't kill her, a murderer just might… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eileen Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017394/bk_adbl_017394_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Business is becoming more and more like being auditioned for a reality TV show. Competition has increased and demands on our time, we often only get a moment to show what we can do. So how do you get ready to perform at your best in this moment? In this audiobook, Ed Percival helps you improve your confidence, reframe your fears and enable your talents to flow more easily. Ed will help you: - harness the power of your inner voice - understand how you are being perceived by others and how to become noticed - create 'your story' so that you can deliver information in a way that captures people’s attention - acknowledge yourself and continue to build your confidence in all situations - understand the power of your own intuition and build your business gut instincts - learn the secrets of the most powerful and confidence business people and how they consistently grow. Over 20 years, Ed Percival, leading Trainer and Coach, has helped some of the most successful people in business, entertainment and sport to achieve their best in their personal and professional lives. And now you can learn his secrets. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ed Percival. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/sylo/000072/sp_sylo_000072_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A perennial best-seller in the wizarding world and one of the most popular books in the Hogwarts School Library, Quidditch Through the Ages contains all you will ever need to know about the history, the rules - and the breaking of the rules - of the noble sport of Quidditch. Packed with fascinating facts, this definitive guide by the esteemed Quidditch writer Kennilworthy Whisp charts the game's history from its early origins in the medieval mists on Queerditch Marsh through to the modern-day sport loved by so many wizard and Muggle families around the world. With comprehensive coverage of famous Quidditch teams, the commonest fouls, the development of racing brooms, and much more, this is a must-have sporting bible for all Harry Potter fans and Quidditch lovers and players, whether the weekend amateur or the seasoned Chudley Cannons season-ticket holder. Narrated by Andrew Lincoln, this is the first audiobook edition of Whisp's book ever to be released. Andrew is a People's Choice Awards winner and a BAFTA nominated actor, best known for his role as Rick Grimes in the TV series The Walking Dead. His other film and television credits include Made in Dagenham, Strike Back and Love Actually. Bonus Content Included This audio edition of Quidditch Through the Ages includes over an hour and a half of exclusive bonus content, narrated by Andrew Lincoln, Annette Badland and Imogen Church, featuring The History of the Quidditch World Cup, written by J.K. Rowling in 2014 for pottermore.com, now brought to life in audio for the first time. Explore some of the Daily Prophet's reports on the preliminary rounds of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, also written by J.K. Rowling, via the voices of our two commentators, Ginny Potter (Imogen Church) and Rita Skeeter (Annette Badland). Feel like you're listening to a real-life Quidditch match with this unexpected duo as they report live on the Final of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. / 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Lincoln. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/potr/000029/bk_potr_000029_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Richard Reed built Innocent Drinks from a smoothie stall on a street corner to one of the biggest brands in Britain. He credits his success to four brilliant pieces of advice, each given to him just when he needed them most. Ever since, it has been Richard's habit, whenever he meets somebody he admires, to ask them for their best piece of advice. If they could tell him just one thing, what would it be? Richard has collected pearls of wisdom from some of the most remarkable, inspiring and game-changing people in the world - in business, tech, philanthropy, politics, sport, art, spirituality, medicine, film, and design. From Hollywood greats like Judi Dench and Richard Curtis, to entrepreneurial legends like Richard Branson and Simon Cowell; from sports stars and TV personalities like Andy Murray and James Cordon to political activists and born survivors like Mandela's Comrades and Katie Piper, Richard has picked some of the world's most interesting brains to give you a lesson in how to live, how to love, how to create and how to succeed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Reed. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029019/bk_adbl_029019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the spirit of Mindy Kaling's best-seller Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a collection of humorous, autobiographical essays from Kunal Nayyar, best known as Raj on CBS' number-one hit comedy The Big Bang Theory. Of all the charming misfits on television, there's no doubt Raj from The Big Bang Theory - the sincere yet incurably geeky Indian American astrophysicist - ranks among the misfittingest. Now we meet the actor who is every bit as loveable as the character he plays on TV. In this revealing collection of essays written in his irreverent, hilarious, and self-deprecating voice, Kunal Nayyar traces his journey from a little boy in New Delhi who mistakes an awkward first kiss for a sacred commitment, gets nosebleeds chugging Coca-Cola to impress other students, and excels in the sport of badminton to the confident, successful actor on the set of TV's most-watched sitcom since Friends. Full of heart, but never taking itself too seriously, this witty and often inspiring collection of underdog tales follows a young man as he traverses two continents in search of a dream, along the way transcending culture and language (and many, many embarrassing incidents) to somehow miraculously land the role of a lifetime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kunal Nayyar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007180/bk_sans_007180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cliff Morgan talks to sporting personalities of the past. In this recording he is in conversation with the legendary racing driver, Stirling Moss. Stirling Moss is often described as the best driver never to win the Formula 1 World Championship. He was runner-up four times, winning 16 Grand Prix races, before a serious crash in 1962 ended his career. Born in 1929 his interest in cars started at an early age. He was only eighteen when he first drove competitively, taking part in Hill Climb events. During the 1950s he won many Sports Car trophies and events, as well as pursuing his Formula 1 career. Following his retirement from top flight motor racing Stirling Moss continued to race “for fun” in events for touring cars and historic sports cars. He still travels widely to promote motor racing and was knighted in 2000. “Morgan the Magnificent” was the title given to Cliff Morgan by South African newspapers when he toured the country with the British Lions team in 1955. His success in that tour earned him the captaincy of Wales the following season. Cliff was born into a mining family in the Rhondda in 1930 and joined Cardiff Rugby Club straight from school, playing at fly-half. When his playing career ended in 1958 he joined the BBC, working as a TV commentator and producer. For the last ten years of his BBC career he was Head of Television Sport and Outside Broadcasts, with overall responsibility for the coverage of state occasions as well as all major sporting events. After he retired from the staff of the BBC he became the presenter of the popular Radio 4 programme "Sport on Four". 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sir Stirling Moss, Cliff Morgan, OBE CVO. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/crim/000014/bk_crim_000014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reginald Iolanthe Perrin, the creation of comedy genius David Nobbs, is surely one of the best-loved comedy heroes of our time – in both literature and television. So it is with great pride that Audible presents Reggie’s escapades in digital audio for the very first time: we invite you to join him, and the memorable supporting characters who help him along the way, on one man’s quest to avoid an everyday existence. This hilarious episode in the remarkable exploits of Reginald Perrin follows our hero on his most ambitious venture yet. Setting up a commune strictly for the middle-class and middle-aged, Reggie's therapy centre nurtures its clients, encouraging them to find the love and goodness that lurks deep inside. And he's gathered together the unlikeliest of staff to help him- including C.J. (for people's work problems), David Harris-Jones (handling their sex problems), plus Tony Webster (culture), his son-in-law Tom (sport), and Doc Morrissey (psychology). With a team like this, how can the indomitable, unconventional R.I.P. ever fail in his bid to create a Better World? Having graduated from Cambridge University, David Nobbs entered the army, then tried his hand at journalism and advertising before becoming a writer. A distinguished novelist and comedy writer, Nobbs has written for hit TV comedy shows including The Two Ronnies and created the TV sitcom The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin, adapted from his own Reginald Perrin comedy novels. He lives near Harrogate with his wife Susan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Nobbs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013150/bk_adbl_013150_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.