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We've collected a wide-ranging list of audiobooks about the greatest game and its stars!

Money, Power, Respect

How Women in Sports Are Shaping the Future of Feminism

By: Macaela MacKenzie
Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
Length: 8 hours 44 minutes

An inside look at how women athletes are leading the fight for equality—on and off the field  Women’s sports receive a fraction of the airtime allotted for men’s sports, as well as a fraction of the marketing dollars, media coverage, and training resources. For every dollar that the NBA’s highest-paid player brings home, the WNBA’s highest-paid... Read more

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One Life

By: Megan Rapinoe & Emma Brockes
Narrated by: Megan Rapinoe
Length: 6 hours 39 minutes

An instant New York Times bestseller!

“Rapinoe's 'signature pose' from the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup is synonymous to the feeling we got when finishing this book: heart full, arms wide and ready to take up space in this world.”—USA Today 

 
Megan Rapinoe, Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women's World Cup champion, reveals for the first time... Read more

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Red Card to Racism

The Fight for Equality in Football

By: Harry Harris
Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
Length: 11 hours 51 minutes

"Highly commendable and will keep the debate raging." - John BarnesThe global Black Lives Matter campaign has given greater exposure to the extent and insidious nature of the structural and systemic racism that exists in all strata of our society and has provided renewed impetus to the urgent need to challenge and eradicate racism in all its... Read more

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Forward

A Memoir

By: Abby Wambach
Narrated by: Abby Wambach
Length: 5 hours 18 minutes

"Lucid and wrenching...Forward puts [Wambach's] achievement in context with painful and beautiful candor." —NPR"Forward is the powerful story of an athlete who has inspired girls all over the world to believe in themselves."  —Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, New York Times Bestselling author of Lean In “This is the best memoir I’ve read by an... Read more

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Why Soccer Matters

By: Pelé & Brian Winter
Narrated by: Sean Pratt
Length: 7 hours 34 minutes

Soccer. Football. The beautiful game. The world’s most popular sport goes by many names, but for decades, fans have agreed on one thing: the greatest player of all time was Pelé. Now the legendary star, ambassador, and humanitarian shares a global vision for what soccer can accomplish. Now he shares his story, his experience, and his insights on... Read more

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A Woman's Game

The Rise, Fall and Rise Again of Women's Soccer

By: Suzanne Wrack
Narrated by: Jennifer Ness
Length: 6 hours 53 minutes

A comprehensive history charting the rise, fall, and rise again of women's soccer

Women's soccer is a game that has often been relegated to the margins in a world fixated on gender differences above passion and talent. It is a game that could attract 50,000 fans to a stadium in the 1920s, was later banned by England's Football Association... Read more

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My Greatest Save

The Brave, Barrier-Breaking Journey of a World Champion Goalkeeper

By: Briana Scurry & Wayne Coffey
Narrated by: Briana Scurry
Length: 8 hours 16 minutes

A deeply moving and painfully honest memoir from the trailblazing, World Cup–winning, Olympic gold medalist, and US Women’s soccer goalie Briana Scurry
Briana Scurry was a pioneer on the US Women’s National Team. She won gold in Atlanta in 1996, the first time women’s soccer was ever played in the Olympics. She was a key part of the fabled... Read more

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Inverting The Pyramid

The History of Soccer Tactics

By: Jonathan Wilson
Narrated by: Damian Lynch
Length: 18 hours 21 minutes

"An outstanding work the [soccer] book of the decade." -- Sunday Business Post

Inverting the Pyramid is a pioneering soccer book that chronicles the evolution of soccer tactics and the lives of the itinerant coaching geniuses who have spread their distinctive styles across the globe.

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Inshallah United

A story of faith and football

By: Nooruddean Choudry
Narrated by: Maanuv Thiara
Length: 7 hours 45 minutes

Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Awards 2023 Manchester. Birthplace of industry, the Stone Roses, the Class of 92 and, in 1979, a small brown man called Noz. This is the story of how, and why, he came to be a strictly halal Stretford Ender. ‘For every Manc... Read more

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We Play On

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fight for Ukraine, Football and Freedom

By: Andy Brassell
Narrated by: Andy Brassell
Length: 8 hours 7 minutes

'A gripping account' Sunday Times

'We want to show to the world that we are alive. That we are strong. Not just us - the whole of Ukraine. We are continuing to play. We are continuing to win.' Darijo Srna

Shakhtar Donetsk have not played in their home stadium since 2014. Their matchdays now typically have no crowds, air raid sirens interrupt games... Read more

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You Don't Have a Shot

By: Racquel Marie
Narrated by: Marisol Ramirez
Length: 10 hours 28 minutes

A queer YA romance about rival soccer players from author Racquel Marie, perfect for fans of She Drives Me Crazy.
Valentina “Vale” Castillo-Green’s life revolves around soccer. Her friends, her future, and her father’s intense expectations are all wrapped up in the beautiful game. But after she incites a fight during playoffs with her long-time... Read more

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The Fall of the House of FIFA

The Multimillion-Dollar Corruption at the Heart of Global Soccer

By: David Conn
Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
Length: 12 hours 40 minutes

In 2015, FIFA-the multibillion dollar governing body of the world's most-loved sport-was brought down by allegations of industrial-scale bribes, kickbacks, money laundering, racketeering and tax evasion. Beginning with early morning raids in Zurich and the indictment of twenty-seven executives by the US Department of Justice, the rottenness at... Read more

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Booked

Crossover: Book #2

By: Kwame Alexander
Narrated by: Kwame Alexander
Length: 2 hours 26 minutes

Like lightning
you strike
fast and free
legs zoom
down field
eyes fixed
on the checkered ball
on the goal
ten yards to go
can’t nobody stop you
can’t nobody cop you …
Nobody can stop Nick Hall—he’s a star on the soccer team, cruising in school and getting ready to ask out the girl of his dreams. But then a bombshell announcement shatters his world.
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What We Think About When We Think About Soccer

By: Simon Critchley
Narrated by: Liam Gerrard
Length: 3 hours 14 minutes

Soccer is the world's most popular sport, inspiring the absolute devotion of countless fans around the globe. But what is it about soccer that makes it so compelling to watch, discuss, and think about? Is it what it says about class, race, or gender? Is it our national, regional, or tribal identities? Simon Critchley thinks it's all of these and... Read more

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Switching Fields

Inside the Fight to Remake Men's Soccer in the United States

By: George Dohrmann
Narrated by: Brian Telestai
Length: 5 hours 32 minutes

A Pulitzer Prize–winning sports journalist unravels why the United States has failed to produce elite men’s soccer players for so long—and shows why a golden era just might be coming.

“George Dohrmann is one of our most perceptive chroniclers of youth sports in the United States, and here he brings his keen eye to the history and present of U.S....
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Exposure

By: Mal Peet
Narrated by: Christopher Lane
Length: 10 hours 32 minutes

Winner of the 2009 Guardian Children's Fiction PrizeCarnegie Medalist Mal Peet takes a searing look at the world of soccer and pop-celebrity culture—and the lives of three street kids caught in its glare.When a black South American soccer star signs on to a team in the country's racist south, headlines blare. And when he falls for the sensual... Read more

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Zonal Marking

From Ajax to Zidane, the Making of Modern Soccer

By: Michael W. Cox
Narrated by: Colin Mace
Length: 14 hours 5 minutes

A mazy dribble through the recent history of European soccer, showing how shifting styles and influence have shaped the game.

In the early 1990s, the Dutch footballing philosophy was worshipped across the continent. Then the baton passed to the Italians, who clearly boasted Europe's strongest league. But when France started winning everything at... Read more

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The Keeper

A Life of Saving Goals and Achieving Them

By: Tim Howard & Ali Benjamin
Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 8 hours 21 minutes

In this inspiring, down-to-earth memoir the revered goalkeeper and American icon  idolized by millions worldwide for his dependability, daring, and humility recounts his rise to stardom at the 2014 World Cup, the psychological and professional challenges he has faced, and the enduring faith that has sustained him.In The Keeper, the man who... Read more

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Angels with Dirty Faces

How Argentinian Soccer Defined a Nation and Changed the Game Forever

By: Jonathan Wilson
Narrated by: John Sackville
Length: 20 hours 33 minutes

The Masterful, Definitive History of Argentinian Soccer

Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Alfredo Di St'fano: in every generation Argentina has uncovered a uniquely brilliant soccer talent. Perhaps it's because the country lives and breathes the game, its theories, and its myths. Argentina's rich, volatile history -- by turns sublime and ruthlessly... Read more

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Who Is Pele?

Who Was?

By: James Buckley, Jr. & Who HQ
Narrated by: David DeSantos
Length: 56 minutes

The story of a poor boy from Brazil who became the greatest soccer player of all time and one of the most important athletes of the twentieth century!

His parents may have named him Edson Arantes do Nascimento, but to the rest of the world, he was known as Pelé. The soccer forward stunned Brazil when he began playing for the Santos soccer club at... Read more

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