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Listening to Gold (Medalists)

To prepare for the Summer Olympics in Rio, we have created the perfect playlist of Olympic champions. Not only will you get to hear the stories of current competitors on television, but you can also listen to the trials and triumphs of past champions. Get excited for August by Listening to Gold!

No Limits - Abridged

The Will to Succeed
By Michael Phelps & Alan Abrahamson
Narrated by Holter Graham /  5 hours 34 minutes

Michael Phelps is one of the greatest competitors the world has ever seen. With an unprecedented eight gold medals and world-record times in seven events, his performance at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games set a new standard for success. He ranks among the most elite athletes in the world, and is both an inspiration and a role model to millions.... Read More »

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Course Correction

A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX
By Ginny Gilder
Narrated by Janis Ian /  10 hours 47 minutes

Wild meets The Boys in the Boat, a memoir about the quest for Olympic gold and the triumph of love over fear.

Ginny grew up in an era where girls mostly stayed on the sidelines in the gym–as observers and cheerleaders, not competitors and champions. Raised in a family where business acumen was treasured as the ultimate trophy, she toed the line... Read More »

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The Boys in the Boat

Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
By Daniel James Brown
Narrated by Edward Herrmann /  14 hours 24 minutes

The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany, the inspiration for the PBS documentary The Boys of '36, broadcast to coincide with the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 80th anniversary of the boys' gold medal race.

For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about... Read More »

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Winning Balance

What I've Learned So Far about Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams
By Shawn Johnson & Nancy French
Narrated by Shawn Johnson /  6 hours 11 minutes

The inspiring story of a pint-size American gymnast with a big smile and an even bigger heart. You’ve seen her perform gravity-defying gymnastics moves. You’ve seen her win Olympic medals in Beijing and the coveted mirror ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars. You’ve also seen her land on her feet—with her trademark smile—even when things... Read More »

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Muhammad Ali

A Tribute to the Greatest
By Thomas Hauser
Narrated by Joe Barrett /  7 hours 54 minutes

Stripping away the revisionism to reveal the true nature of the man himself, this new book recounts the life journey of a fighter universally recognized as a unique and treasured world icon. Few global personalities have commanded an all-encompassing sporting and cultural audience like Muhammad Ali. Now, Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest... Read More »

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Age Is Just a Number

Achieve Your Dreams At Any Stage In Your Life
By Dara Torres & Elizabeth Weil
Narrated by Rebecca Lowman /  7 hours 28 minutes

From legendary Olympic gold medalist Dara Torres comes a motivational, inspirational memoir about staying fit, aging gracefully, and pursuing your dreams.

Dara Torres captured the hearts and minds of Americans of all ages when she launched her Olympic comeback as a new mother at the age of forty-one—years after she had retired from competitive... Read More »

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George Foreman's Guide to Life - Abridged

How to Get Up Off the Canvas When Life Knocks You Down
By George Foreman
Narrated by George Foreman /  1 hour 3 minutes

George Foreman knows what it's like to get knocked down -- in the ring and in life -- and he knows how to get back up again. Two-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world, he knows what it takes to succees. He has a wealth of life experience to share, and in George Foreman's Guide to Life: How to Get Up Off the Canvas When Life Knocks You... Read More »

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Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive

By Carole Weatherford
Narrated by Kevin R. Free /  15 minutes

Jesse Owens’ mother frequently told him, “Put your best foot forward.” So Jesse followed her advice, worked hard, and made his dreams come true as one of the greatest Olympic champions of all time. But it wasn’t easy, as Jesse had to overcome many obstacles. Even though World War II hadn’t started yet, Adolf Hitler controlled Germany during the... Read More »

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Voices of Olympic Track Greats

By Jesse Owens, Josy Barthel & Roger Bannister
3 minutes

Hear the voices of Olympic track greats, including Jesse Owens, winner of 4 Gold Medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin; Josy Barthel, a Luxembourgish runner who won the men's 1500 meters at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Olympics; and Roger Bannister, an English athlete best known for breaking the 4-minute mile. Read More »

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On the Right Track

From Olympic Downfall to Finding Forgiveness and the Strength to Overcome and Succeed
By Marion Jones & Maggie Greenwood-Robinson
Narrated by Marion Jones /  5 hours 30 minutes

For more than a decade, Marion Jones was hailed as the "the fastest woman on the planet." At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, she became the first woman ever to win five medals at one Olympics. That same year, the Associated Press and ESPN named her Athlete of the Year. She was on the cover of Vogue and Time. She seemed to have it... Read More »

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Finding the Champion Within - Abridged

Step-By-Step Plan Reaching Your Full Potential
By Bruce Jenner
Narrated by Bruce Jenner /  2 hours 7 minutes

If anyone knows what it takes to marshal the power needed to become a champion, Bruce Jenner does. His dramatic decathlon victory earned him a gold medal, a new world record, and America's heart. In Finding The Champion Within, Jenner offers the formula that he developed and lived by to anyone who seeks to harness their maximum potential and to... Read More »

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Triumph

The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics
By Jeremy Schaap
Narrated by Michael Kramer /  7 hours 41 minutes

In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers looming, an African American son of sharecroppers set three world records and won an unprecedented four gold medals, single-handedly crushing Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy. The story of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games is that of a high-profile athlete giving a... Read More »

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Rome 1960 - Abridged

The Olympics that Changed the World
By David Maraniss
Narrated by David Maraniss /  5 hours 42 minutes


Bestselling author David Maraniss weaves sports, politics, and history into a groundbreaking tour de force

The athletes competing in the 1960 Rome Olympics included some of the most honored in Olympic history: decathlete Rafer Johnson, sprinter Wilma Rudolph, Ethiopian marathoner Abebe Bikila, and Louisville boxer Cassius Clay, who at... Read More »

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