A brave and moving account by football´s first whistle blower, breaking the silence on the scandal of sexual abuse in youth clubs and junior teams. Andy Woodward was a wide-eyed, hopeful footballer playing for Stockport Boys when Barry Bennell first noticed him. Andy was 11 years old and Bennell a youth coach with a big reputation for spotting and nurturing young footballing talent. The clubs Bennell worked for and the parents of the boys he coached trusted and believed in him, inviting him into their lives and their homes. But behind the charismatic mask was a profoundly evil man willing to go to any lengths to satisfy his own dark appetites. Andy has been heralded a hero for speaking up about his horrific experiences at the hands of Bennell, but also at going further to expose the long hidden abuse buried within our nations´ best loved sport. His story is only the tip of the iceberg. Andy´s childhood was shattered by what happened to him and by the fear and silence that surrounded it. His youthful dreams of playing the game he loved were utterly broken, and years of living with the terrible secret and shame all but destroyed him. He hopes that by coming forward he might encourage others in similar situations to find the courage to speak out. A compelling and relevant story of the dark secret at the heart of football and another chapter in the ongoing expose of institutionalised corruption.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Hadfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/002254/bk_hodd_002254_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the complete Love and Football Series. Ideal for people who want the whole story in one place!Michael is an educated successful young man who recently moved back to his old neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. There is only one thing on his mind: making things right with the love of his life, his ex girlfriend Michelle.There is one small problem though.Michelle is being wooed by Atlanta’s brightest young star, wide receiver Marvin Johnson of the Atlanta Falcons. With a big contract extension on the table and Michelle by his side there is nothing the young king of Atlanta cannot overcome. Or so he thinks!Join Michael, Michelle, Marvin, and others down the road of twists and turns inside their love triangle. Who will end up with Michelle’s love and affection? Will true love prevail? What lengths will a man go to protect his relationship?Get the answers to all those questions and more in the exciting, thrilling, funny compilation of the All’s Fair in Love and Football Series.Is all really fair? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Youlanda Burnett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150111/bk_acx0_150111_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This novella picks right up from the exciting conclusion of the second entry in the All’s Fair in Love and Football series!Now that Michael has returned to Atlanta and confessed his love for his childhood love, Chelle, where do things go from here? Does Chelle give Michael a chance to rekindle their relationship, or will she go back to the whirlwind world of glitz and glamour provided by her superstar ex-fiance, Marvin Johnson?Speaking of Marvin, the superstar wide receiver´s life has taken a complete 180. Will Marvin bounce back after being left at the altar? Can he regain the focus that made him the game´s best? Or will his broken heart lead to the demise of his career? Get ready to learn the lengths a man with means will go to try to get the woman he loves back. Not to mention how he reacts to the ´´big news´´ from part two!Get the answers to all of these questions and more in the unpredictable, exciting, thrilling, emotional, and compassionate conclusion to the All´s Fair in Love and Football trilogy.Is all fair in the end? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Youlanda Burnett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/149572/bk_acx0_149572_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gabe Randall´s whole life fell apart, then he met the mate who was destined to put him back together. Gabe Randall was at the peak of his college football game when bureaucrats stole his future. Shifters were no longer allowed to compete in human sporting events, so his only hope was a new football league just for them. Just as he´s getting ready to join a new team in this league, his whole world comes crashing down when tragedy strikes his family. Without hope or direction, he turns to alcohol. He finds comfort in the arms of a woman who he felt a real connection to, but he left before he could drag her down. Carolyn knew how these one night stands worked, but it still hurt when Gabe walked out of her life. Just as she was about to get things back on track, she finds out she´s pregnant. Will she ever even see Gabe again, and can she even be sure that he is the father to her unborn child? Fate isn´t done with these two.... This full-length bear shifter paranormal romance novel has all the action, steam, and true love that only a Fated Mates story can deliver! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meghan Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105393/bk_acx0_105393_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bad boy quarterback Ty Mathews has it all - money, women, fame. On the gridiron, he vanquishes defenses with his golden arm. Off the field, it´s another part of his anatomy that gets all the glory. And deservedly so, for what he doesn´t know about women hasn´t been written.Except for MacKenna Perkins.The rookie reporter wants nothing to do with him. After all, she was hired to cover women´s and social issues for her local Chicago newspaper, not deal with a cocky football player. But when the sports reporter falls ill, she´s asked to interview a wide receiver. Since she knows next to nothing about football, predictably she fails at it.Until Ty Mathews volunteers his services. With her job on the line, she accepts his offer. Too late, she realizes her unruly heart´s not listening to her head. In no time at all, she´s in his bed, doing all those dirty, filthy things he likes to do.But soon secrets surface about his past. Secrets that may destroy his future. And MacKenna must decide if the price she pays for the story is worth a broken heart.A smokin´ hot, stand-alone, full-length novel with a guaranteed HEA. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony LeRoy Lovato. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147447/bk_acx0_147447_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From New York Times best-selling author Susan Mallery comes the story of secret desires finally fulfilled…. After a family tragedy, former football hero Jack McGarry keeps the world at arm´s length - a challenge now that his PR firm has moved to neighborly Fool´s Gold, California. Larissa Owens knows where she stands - Jack sees her as just another one of the guys. No matter what her heart wishes, Jack´s her boss, not her boyfriend. But then Larissa´s big secret is revealed… by her mother! When Jack discovers the truth about Larissa´s feelings, her touch suddenly becomes tantalizing, and he´s not sure he wants to resist. But if he gives in to desire, heartache is sure to follow. Friendship or true love - will Jack go for the ultimate play? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanya Eby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006181/bk_brll_006181_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It takes a tough mind-set to be a successful sniper, to be able to dig in for days on your own as you wait for your target, to stay calm on a battlefield when you yourself have become the target the enemy most wants to take out. Craig Harrison has what it takes, and in November 2009 in Afghanistan, under intense pressure, he saved the lives of his comrades with the longest confirmed sniper kill - 2,475 metres, the length of 25 football pitches. In this unflinching autobiography, Craig catapults us into the heat of the action as he describes his active service in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan and gives heart-stopping accounts of his sniper ops as he fought for his life on the rooftops of Basra and the barren hills of Helmand Province. Craig was blown up by an IED in Afghanistan and left battling severe PTSD. After his identity was revealed in the press, he also had to cope with al-Qaeda threats against him and his family. For Craig, the price of heroism has been devastatingly high. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Jameson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000910/bk_macm_000910_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is renowned author and newspaper and magazine reporter Ivan Sanderson´s audio report of what he discovered in Braxton County, West Virginia. The incident is world famous and continues to be evaluated by the top UFO investigators. Considered one of the world´s most unusual happenings, the UFO was seen by at least 14 people. The date was September 12, 1952. A group of local boys saw what they described as a ´´shooting star´´ that fell to earth on the top of the hill adjacent to the playground. About the length of a football field away, they all saw an object that was glowing and hissing. Walking closer to check out the ´´star´´, they noted that it was about 10 feet around. A few feet away from this glowing object they saw two lights, much like the glow of flashlights, about 12 inches apart. One of the boys had a flashlight and when he turned it on the object a huge creature with a head that resembled the ace of spades, and clothing that, from the waist down, hung in great folds was seen. Newspapers sent special reporters to cover the story. Many investigators also came and took soil samples. With all the attention given to this sighting, one would think that a report would have been definite. However, it was never revealed what was found from the scientific tests and the investigation. A special bonus includes detailed UFO stories from special investigator Richard Hall. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ivan Sanderson, Richard Hall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/real/000228/bk_real_000228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A whole new meaning to the word ´´teamwork´´. Marissa I´ve never been very good at being a princess. The ceremony, the outfits, the acting a certain way. It´s never really been me. Which is why my parents should have seen it coming. I know the idea was to marry me off to a rich businessman in order to preserve our name, but the reality is, I just don´t like to conform. If anyone´s going to tie me down, it´s going to be Logan and Carter. Those powerful arms, those smoldering eyes, those infinitely kissable lips. And those aren´t even their best assets either. Did I mention those chests, those hands, those incredible, unforgettable, absolutely unbelievable, eye-watering, tongue smacking, panty melting packages? Two bad boy alpha male football players or one fat, ugly businessman? Not just for my first time either, I´m thinking long term, and these two make three the magic number. I guess that makes me a little bit different from the rest. Or maybe I´m just the only one who´s brave enough to admit it. Now all I´ve got to do is convince the King and Queen we´re right for each other, because after Logan and Carter have had a taste, I know none of us will ever be able to stop. I can barely believe how good it is myself, but these two bring a whole new meaning to the word ´´teamwork´´. To put it another way, it´s off the charts hot if you know what I mean. Absolutely mind-blowingly awesome. Times two. But don´t just take my word for it, read on and see for yourself. A word of warning, though: I don´t hold back, and neither do they. This full-length menage romance contains steamy scenes between an open-minded but inexperienced princess and two very experienced and very naughty football players. It is a love story with a full, carefully developed plot, a happy ever after, and absolutely no cheating. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ashley Holt, Logan McAllister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150740/bk_acx0_150740_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.