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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!

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No Limits - Abridged

The Will to Succeed

By Michael Phelps & Alan Abrahamson
Narrated by: Holter Graham
Length: 5 hours 34 minutes

Fresh from his triumphant and extraordinary achievement at the Olympic Games in Beijing, Michael Phelps—up from working-class, born-in-the-USA roots—shows us the secrets to his remarkable success—from training to execution.

For years the world has followed Michael Phelps’s progress from teen sensation in Sydney to bona fide phenom in Athens. Now... 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
Length: 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
Length: 14 hours 24 minutes

The Boys in the Boat

“Determined to beat the odds, nine working-class boys from the University of Washington's rowing team overcome a depressive beginning to defeat the world at Hitler's 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Underdogs from day one, fighting poverty and privilege along the way, this crew shocks all with their unbelievable come-from-behind effort to become gold medalists. Filled with details of a post-Depression and a pre-WWII era, this is the inspiring tale of a team winning the hearts of a nation while achieving their lifelong dream. Read by Edward Herrman, "The Boys in the Boat" is a must-listen for all non-fiction fans.”

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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
Length: 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
Length: 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
Length: 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
Length: 1 hours 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 succeed. 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 Boston Weatherford
Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
Length: 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
Length: 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
Length: 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
Length: 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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The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics

By Jeremy Schaap
Narrated by: Michael Kramer
Length: 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
Length: 5 hours 42 minutes

Now in paperback, from the New York Times bestselling author of Clemente and When Pride Still Mattered, here is the blockbuster story of the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, seventeen days that helped define the modern world.

Legendary athletes and stirring events are interwoven into a suspenseful narrative of sports and politics at the Rome... Read more »

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