Biography & Autobiography - Sports

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Open: An Autobiography

Andre Agassi

A stunning memoir by one of the world's most beloved athletes—a nuanced self-portrait, an intensely candid account of a remarkable life, and a thrilling inside view of the pro tennis tour.From the Hardcover edition.

Abridged CD
Published: Nov 2009

Caddy For Life: The Bruce Edwards Sto...

John Feinstein

In this poignant sports biography, famed journalist John Feinstein chronicles the 30-year collaboration between PGA golfer Tom Watson and caddy Bruce Edwards, who enjoyed a winning combination both on and off the course--until Bruce E...

Abridged CD
Published: Mar 2004

I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to...

Michael Oher

Unabridged, 7 CDs, 8 hours Read by TBA The football star made famous in the hit film The Blind Side reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth.

Unabridged CD
Published: Feb 2011

Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Gui...

Harvey Araton

It happens every spring. Yankees pitching great Ron Guidry arrives at the Tampa airport to pick up Hall of Fame catcher and national treasure Yogi Berra. Guidry drives him to the ballpark. They watch the young players. They talk shop....

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2013

Cinderella Man: James J. Braddock, Ma...

Jeremy Schaap

Includes a one-hour interview from 1970 with boxing legend James Braddock! Lost in the annals of boxing is the sport's true Cinderella story. James J. Braddock, dubbed "Cinderella Man" by Damon Runyon, was a once promising l...

Abridged CD
Published: Apr 2005

Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Gui...

Harvey Araton

It happens every spring. Yankees pitching great Ron Guidry arrives at the Tampa airport to pick up Hall of Fame catcher and national treasure Yogi Berra. Guidry drives him to the ballpark. They watch the young players. They talk shop....

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Apr 2013

Forever Blue: The True Story of Walte...

Michael D'Antonio

Resented by some in New York and beloved in Los Angeles, O'Malley is one of the most controversial owners in the history of American sports. He remade major league baseball and altered the course of history in both Brooklyn and Los An...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Mar 2009

Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty

Charles Leerhsen

Finally―a fascinating and authoritative biography of perhaps the most controversial player in baseball history, Ty Cobb.Ty Cobb is baseball royalty, maybe even the greatest player who ever lived. His lifetime batting average is stil...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: May 2016

Touch the Top of the World: A Blind M...

Erik Weihenmayer

This memoirist's failing eyesight was finally lost when he was in high school. But the limits to his vision did not dissuade him from partaking in life's pleasures, from the thrill of mountain climbing to the adventures of romance. He...

Abridged CD
Published: May 2002

No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the...

Ed Viesturs

A veteran mountaineer recalls some of his most harrowing and dangerous climbs as he pursues the goal of reaching the summit of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, detailing his dedication to the philosophy that 'getting to the top...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2006

My Losing Season: The Point Guard's W...

Pat Conroy

The bestselling author of 'The Great Santini' reflects on his own youth in this inspiring audiobook about young men in search of their manhood, the bonds they form, the lessons of losing, and finding one's voice and one's self in the ...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2002

The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Ba...

Leigh Montville

In this comprehensive biography of the great slugger Babe Ruth, sports journalist Leigh Montville recreates the fascinating and turbulent times when baseball truly was THE national pastime, and when America looked to baseball for its ...

Abridged CD
Published: Apr 2006

Ted Williams: The Biography of an Ame...

Leigh Montville

He was The Kid. The Splendid Splinter. Teddy Ballgame. One of the greatest figures of his generation, and arguably the greatest baseball hitter of all time. But what made Ted Williams a legend – and a lightning rod for controve...

Abridged CD
Published: Apr 2004

You Can't Make This Up CD: Miracles, ...

L. Jon Wertheim

No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels—the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, and Stanley Cup Final—as well as the Olympic Games, Triple Crown, and many more. He has witnessed firsthand some of ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2014

Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life

Richard Ben Cramer

In this revealing look at the life and career of baseball superstar Joe DMaggio, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author explores the ways in which fame helped and hurt the American hero. Cramer clearly admires DMaggio's achievements as a pla...

Abridged CD
Published: Apr 2005

Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success

Phil Jackson

During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from co...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2013

No Finish Line: My Life As I See It

Sally Jenkins

“Blind? I think there’s no doubt that Marla Runyan can see things much clearer than most of us with 20/20 vision.” ―Lance ArmstrongMarla Runyan was nine years old when she was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease, an irreversi...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Aug 2015

A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey an...

Roger Kahn

Through most of the Roaring '20s, Jack Dempsey was the heavyweight champion of the world. With his fierce good looks and matchless dedication to the kill, he was a fighter perfectly suited to his time. In A Flame of Pure Fire, renowne...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jul 2009

When Pride Still Mattered: A Life Of ...

David Maraniss

THE BLOCKBUSTER BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK SPORT MAGAZINE'S BOOK OF THE YEARMore than any other sports figure, Vince Lombardi transformed football into a metaphor for the American experience. The nine seasons during whic...

Abridged CD
Published: Sep 2010

Find a Way

Diana Nyad

On September 2, 2013, at the age of sixty-four, Diana Nyad emerged onto the sands of Key West after swimming 111 miles, nation to nation, Cuba to Florida, in an epic feat of both endurance and human will, in fifty-three hours. Diana c...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2015

The Closer

Mariano Rivera

The greatest relief pitcher of all time shares his extraordinary story of survival, love, and baseball.Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the ...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2014

No Finish Line: My Life As I See It

Marla Runyan

"Blind? I think there's no doubt that Marla Runyan can see things much clearer than most of us with 20/20 vision." - Lance Armstrong Marla Runyan was nine years old when she was diagnosed with Stargardt's disease, an irrever...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2001

Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Ow...

Jeremy Schaap

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 su...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2007

56: Joe Dimaggio and the Last Magic N...

Kostya Kennedy

Seventy baseball seasons ago, on a May afternoon at Yankee Stadium, Joe DiMaggio lined a hard single to left field. It was the quiet beginning to the most resonant baseball achievement of all time. Starting that day, the vaunted Yanke...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Dec 2014

In Search of Tiger

Tom Callahan

Tom Callahan has written the seminal book on golfing great Tiger Woods. Woods, who has gone out of his way to protect his privacy, has never allowed himself to get close enough to a writer to be properly examined on the page. Callahan...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2003

Baseball Cop: The Dark Side of Americ...

Anonymous

Baseball Cop is a unique and explosive look into the dark side of America's favorite pastime, Major League Baseball. Sharing never before revealed information, Baseball Cop provides an unblinking and candid look at baseball today.

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2018

Lucky Bastard: My Life, My Dad, and t...

Joe Buck

The announcer of this century's most-watched, historic, Chicago Cubs–winning World Series reveals why he is one lucky bastard.Sports fans see Joe Buck everywhere: broadcasting one of the biggest games in the NFL every week, calling ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2016

The Big Chair: The Smooth Hops and Ba...

Ned Colletti

"An important contribution to 21st-century baseball literature. . . Mr. Colletti's book might be even more groundbreaking [than Moneyball] in some ways: It's a nearly unprecedented opportunity to see what running a baseball franc...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2017

42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robi...

Ed Henry

Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey, and the hidden hand of God that changed history Journalist and baseball lover Ed Henry reveals for the first time the backstory of faith that guided Jackie Robinson into not only the baseball record bo...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2017

The Truth About Aaron

Jonathan Hernandez

The unvarnished true story of the tragic life and death of Aaron Hernandez, the college All-American and New England Patriots star convicted of murder, told by one of the few people who knew him best, his brother.To football fans, Aar...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2018
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