Prep for the Winter Games with These 8 Audiobooks

The Winter Games are just around the corner! Prepare yourself (and the young readers in your life) for the sixteen-day event by brushing up on Olympic history and inspiring personal stories of award-winning athletes.

Age Is Just a Number

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 swimming and eight years since her last Olympics. Her memoir is about pursuing your dreams.
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The Boys in the Boat

The improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really means.
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Relentless Spirit

In Relentless Spirit, Missy Franklin and her parents, D.A. and Dick Franklin, share the story of how Missy became the athlete she is today, a six-time Olympic medalist, five of them gold.
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Speed Kings
Author: Andy Bull
Read By: Eric Meyers

Bobsledding was the must-see event of the 1932 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, the first Winter Games on American soil. In the thick of the Great Depression, the nation was gripped by the story of these four American bobsledders as they raced for gold.
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For Young Readers:

The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation)

The #1 New York Times bestseller about nine teenage Olympic rowers of the Greatest Generation, freshly adapted for the next generation.
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Hour of the Olympics

The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to ancient Greece, but no girls are allowed at the Games. Will Annie find a way in?
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Tumbling
Author: Caela Carter
Read By: Emily Eiden

A novel about the road to the Olympics for the world’s most elite gymnasts.
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Who Was Jesse Owens?

At the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, track-and-field star Jesse Owens ran to international glory by winning four gold medals. But his life is much more than a sports story.
Listen to an excerpt Who Was Jesse Owens?