Cross Jacobs was a screw-up. Everyone knew it, especially him, and the point was hammered home when Kallie Welch drove herself right out of his life. But she’s back. Seeing Cross wasn’t on Kallie’s to-do list. She didn’t think she could avoid him forever, but trying never hurt anyone. One minute she’s standing by herself, and the next she’s accosted by a rich, velvety scent that could belong to only one man: Cross. At face value, he’s divine. All rugged and confident, with a smile that melts her right where she’s standing. It doesn’t take long to find him to be charming, witty, and the owner of a few legitimate businesses. Not at all like the mischievous boy she left. He laughs and her heart flutters. With a touch of his hand, she’s dizzy. She’s fairly certain she’s going to die when he pulls her into an embrace and touches his lips to her forehead. It feels right. It feels so right. But is it? Cross is a novella, originally published in the Team Player Anthology. Cross includes three chapters not included in the original story. There are also two Gibson Boy short stories, ´´Restraint´´ and ´´Crash´´, included at the end for your enjoyment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121960/bk_acx0_121960_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Did you know that snowboard cross athletes can race almost 60 miles (97 kilometers) per hour while navigating extremely steep slopes? They swerve around sharp turns at high speeds and fly through the air over jumps. Some of the fastest snowboarders compete in races all over the world. Enter the Extreme Winter Sports Zone to learn about the history, gear, moves, competitions, and top athletes connected to snowboard cross. You´ll discover: How racers stay ahead of the competition on steep slopes How athletes stay safe on sharp turns and high jumps Who the most famous athletes in snowboard cross are and how they got started Where you can practice and find the biggest, most dangerous competitions Are you into sports? Then get in the zone! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Book Buddy Digital Media. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000630/bk_lrnr_000630_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
La corsa non è soltanto uno sport ma un mondo da esplorare, fatto di eroi, storie, tecnica e punti di vista diversi. E con moltissime cose da imparare. In questo podcast ti porteremo nel mondo del running e dello sport con lo stile Runlovers, ossia con leggerezza, divertimento e competenza perché - come diceva il Marchese del Grillo - ´´Quanno se scherza, bisogna èsse´ seri!´´. ´´We Are Runlovers´´ è fatto per essere ascoltato correndo ma è altrettanto bello se sei seduto sul divano o dove vuoi. Attenzione: causa dipendenza! (i ´´binge listeners´´ sono avvertiti) Sinossi episodio: Chi l´ha detto che per correre bisogna solo correre? Ecco la guida al cross training Questo podcast vi è offerto in esclusiva per Audible ed è disponibile solamente in formato audio digitale. 1. Italian. Luca Sbaragli. http://samples.audible.de/bk/asop/000207/bk_asop_000207_sample.mp3.
The definitive portrait of day-to-day life in the NFL, as told by the writer who was there. We watch football every Sunday, but we don´t really see it. By spending a year with the New York Jets, Nicholas Dawidoff explored the game in such an intimate way that he can now put you right inside the NFL. Collision Low Crossers is a story that is part Paper Lion and part Moneyball, part Friday Night Lights and part The Office. In this absorbing, funny, and vividly written narrative, he describes the Combine, the draft, the practices, the strategy meetings, all while thinking deeply about such fundamental truths and the nature of success and disappointment in a massive and stressful collective endeavor. Most of what happens in today´s NFL takes place at team facilities, walled off from fans and, until now, from writers. The New York Jets issued Dawidoff a security code, a locker, and a desk in the scouting department: for an entire year he lived with the team, from early-morning quarterback meetings to edgy late-night conversations. Dawidoff makes an emblematic NFL season come alive for fans and nonfans alike. Most of what happens in today´s NFL takes place at team facilities, walled off from fans and, until now, from writers. The New York Jets issued Dawidoff a security code, a locker, and a desk in the scouting department: for an entire year he lived with the team, from early-morning quarterback meetings to edgy late-night conversations. Dawidoff makes an emblematic NFL season come alive for fans and nonfans alike. Dawidoff has written the book of depth and feeling that football has long deserved, one that will forever change the way people watch and think about the sport. ´´Collision low crossers´´ is a phrase defensive coaches use for the act of making legal contact with any potential pass receiver within five yards of the line of scrimmage. Beyond five yards, ´´collisioning´´ someone 1. Language: English. Narrator: David DeVries. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001435/bk_hach_001435_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lesley Visser is living proof that, no matter where you start, if you are motivated and passionate, your dreams can come true.When Lesley was 11, she told her mother that she wanted to be a sportswriter. The job didn’t exist for women in 1964, but her mother - instead of suggesting she become a teacher or a nurse - replied, ´´Great! Sometimes you have to cross when it says, ´Don’t walk.´´´That answer changed Lesley’s life. Even though no one had done it before, it gave her the strength and self-confidence to try - permission to cross against the light.When Lesley began, the credentials said, ´´No Women or Children in the Press Box,´´ but she didn’t let that stop her. Lesley covered sports for more than 40 years, pioneering women’s journalistic presence in men’s professional sports, from inside the locker room to out on the field. She’s the first and only woman to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and to ever present the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the Super Bowl. And she’s the only sportscaster in history to have worked on the network broadcasts of the Final Four, Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, Triple Crown, Olympics, U.S. Open, and the World Figure Skating Championship. Lesley currently appears on CBS’s ´´We Need to Talk,´´ the first-ever nationally televised all-female weekly hour-long sports show.Lesley’s had her share of hurdles and stumbles. But with passion, perseverance, and dedication, she found a way to achieve her dream, learning valuable lessons along the way. (Hint: Humor goes further than anger, and no, we can’t all look like Beyoncé.)In Sometimes You Have to Cross When It Says ´Don´t Walk,´ Lesley Visser shares her historic journey through the world of sports broadcasting with innate wisdom and good humor. For sports fans who grew up with Lesley, her memoir reads like a walk down memory lane, full of behind-the-camera, VIP-access stories involving John Madden, J 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lesley Visser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011370/bk_brll_011370_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.
Once a shoestring operation built on plywood sets and Australian rules football, ESPN has evolved into a media colossus. A genius for cross-promotion and its near-mystical rapport with its viewers empower the network to set agendas and create superstars, to curate sports history even as it mainstreams the latest cultural trends. Travis Vogan teams archival research and interviews with an all-star cast to pen the definitive account of how ESPN turned Xs and Os into billions of $$$. Vogan´s institutional and cultural history focuses on the network since 1998, the year it launched a high-motor effort to craft its brand and grow audiences across media platforms. As he shows, innovative properties like SportsCentury, ESPN The Magazine, and 30 for 30 built the network´s cultural caché. This credibility, in turn, propelled ESPN´s transformation into an entity that lapped its run-of-the-mill competitors and helped fulfill its self-proclaimed status as the ´´worldwide leader in sports´´. Ambitious and long overdue, ESPN: The Making of a Sports Media Empire offers an inside look at how the network changed an industry and reshaped the very way we live as sports fans. The book is published by University of Illinois Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brad Enright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084534/bk_acx0_084534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Annie Catrel, social media expert extraordinaire at Davidson & Croft Media and clandestine celebrity blogger, can make anyone shine in the court of public opinion. She is the Socialmedialite, anonymous creator of New York´s Finest and the Internet´s darling. Virtual reality is Annie´s forte, but actual reality? Not so much. Ronan Fitzpatrick, aka the best hooker the world of rugby has seen in decades, despises the media - social or otherwise. The press has spun a web of lies depicting him as rugby´s wild and reckless bad boy. Suspended from his team, Ronan has come to Manhattan to escape the drama. When Ronan is sent to Davidson & Croft Media to reshape his public image, he never expects to cross paths with shy but beautiful Annie, nor does he expect his fierce attraction to her. What lengths will Annie take to keep her virtual identity concealed? And what happens when Ronan discovers who she really is? Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Allen, Lucy Rivers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/004836/bk_tant_004836_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For three-day event rider Jules Thornton, courage means riding her horses forward through the most daunting cross-country courses in the sport. She´s already proven she´s willing to do whatever it takes to make her name as an eventer, even spending the summer in an intense dressage program.Now she´s back in Ocala and ready to tackle the winter eventing with her usual bravado, but neither she nor her partner, Pete, is ready for the next struggle the eventing gods have cooked up. Their farm is locked in a legal battle, their income depends on galloping racehorses, and Amanda the Hunter Princess is way too friendly with Pete for Jules´s tastes.This fall, Jules has to learn courage goes deeper than kicking on through sticky situations. Courage means hanging on for dear life and knowing when to let go. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Piper Goodeve. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011955/bk_tant_011955_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.