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AkooBooks Audio: 10 Exercise Books to Read While you Workout

AkooBooks Audio: 10 Exercise Books to Read While you Workout

10 Audiobooks You Should Read While You Exercise, list compiled by Kelly McGonigal, Read it Forward

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The Pursuit of Endurance

Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience

By Jennifer Pharr Davis
Narrated by: Jennifer Pharr Davis
Length: 11 hours 38 minutes

National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis unlocks the secret to maximizing perseverance--on and off the trail

Jennifer Pharr Davis, a record holder of the FKT (fastest known time) on the Appalachian Trail, reveals the secrets and habits behind endurance as she chronicles her incredible accomplishments in the world of... Read more »

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Everything Is Figureoutable

By Marie Forleo
Narrated by: Marie Forleo
Length: 7 hours 54 minutes


"This book will change lives."
--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

From the host of the award-winning MarieTV and The Marie Forleo Podcast, an indispensable handbook for becoming the creative force of your own life.

While most self-help books offer quick fixes, Everything is Figureoutable will retrain... Read more »

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I Really Needed This Today

Words to Live By

By Hoda Kotb
Narrated by: Hoda Kotb
Length: 4 hours 26 minutes


From New York Times bestselling author and beloved Today show co-host Hoda Kotb comes an inspiring collection of quotes that offer wisdom, courage, and hope—the perfect gift for Mother's Day!

Several years ago, Today show co-host Hoda Kotb began posting a variety of quotes on her Instagram page. Some were... Read more »

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Almost Everything

Notes on Hope

By Anne Lamott
Narrated by: Anne Lamott
Length: 3 hours 39 minutes

Almost Everything

“How does she do it? How does Anne Lamott capture the tension of mystery and truth in a way that makes you want to follow her anywhere and believe everything? If you opened this book to any random page you’d find something you’d feel compelled to read aloud to the stranger at the next table. Her familiar writing style spreads a blanket in the sun, lays out trinkets for you to consider, then gathers up the corners, ties it to a stick, sets it on your shoulder, and nudges you to walk on with hope.”

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The Poetry Remedy

Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind, and Soul

By William Sieghart
Narrated by: William Sieghart
Length: 4 hours 12 minutes

The US edition of the bestselling The Poetry Pharmacy

A beautiful collection of curated poems each individually selected to provide hope, comfort, and inspiration—for all of life's most difficult moments

Sometimes only a poem will do. These poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice are tailored to those moments in life when we need them... Read more »

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The Joy of Movement

How exercise helps us find happiness, hope, connection, and courage

By Kelly McGonigal
Narrated by: Kelly McGonigal
Length: 7 hours 52 minutes

The bestselling author of The Willpower Instinct introduces a surprising science-based book that doesn't tell us why we should exercise but instead shows us how to fall in love with movement.

Exercise is health-enhancing and life-extending, yet many of us feel it's a chore. But, as Kelly McGonigal reveals, it doesn't have to be. Movement can and... Read more »

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Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim

By Leah Vernon
Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
Length: 7 hours 42 minutes

A searingly honest memoir of one young woman’s journey toward self-acceptance as she comes to see her body as a symbol of rebellion and hope and chooses to live her life unapologetically.

Ever since she was little, Leah Vernon was told what to believe and how to act. There wasn’t any room for imperfection. Good Muslim girls listened more than... Read more »

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26 Marathons

What I Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life from My Marathon Career

By Meb Keflezighi & Scott Douglas
Narrated by: Holter Graham
Length: 6 hours 49 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A world-class runner and four-time Olympian shares the life lessons hes learned from each of the twenty-six marathons hes run in his storied career. 

“An athlete whose wisdom and lessons aren’t just for runners.”—The Washington Post

When Meb Keflezighi—the first person in history to win both the Boston and New York... Read more »

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