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Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics

Transfixed watching athletes strap metal blades to their feet and launch themselves (and each other) across slippery ice or fling themselves down mountains? We've gathered a collection of audiobooks by and about athletes of these incredible sports.

Playlist Tags: genre: Sports & Recreation topic: sports olympics

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Finding the Edge

My Life on the Ice

By Karen Chen & Natalie England
Narrated by: Rachel L. Jacobs
Length: 3 hours 3 minutes

At seventeen, Karen Chen has already achieved what some girls can only dream of—and it's only the beginning for her. The daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, she began figure skating at five. Ten years and many grueling training sessions later, she won a bronze medal at the 2015 US Championships after sustaining a nearly career-ending ankle...

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Total Olympics

Every Obscure, Hilarious, Dramatic, and Inspiring Tale Worth Knowing

By Jeremy Fuchs
Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
Length: 10 hours 5 minutes

“An indispensable Olympic resource and a lot of pure fun.”––Jack McCallum, author of the New York Times bestseller Dream Team
 
Faster! Higher! Stronger! Stranger! A glorious tapestry of legendary characters, forgotten records, crazy accomplishments, unbelievable feats, wacky contests, and controversial moments, Total Olympics is pure pleasure... Read more »

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A Team of Their Own

How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History

By Seth Berkman
Narrated by: Jackie Chung
Length: 9 hours 51 minutes

The inspiring, unlikely story of the American, Canadian, South Korean and even North Korean women who joined together to form Korea’s first Olympic ice hockey team.

Two weeks before the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics, South Korea’s women’s hockey team was forced into a predicament that no president, ambassador or general had been... Read more »

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Rise

My Story

By Lindsey Vonn
Narrated by: Andi Arndt
Length: 10 hours 10 minutes

The first ever memoir from the most decorated female skier of all time, revealing never-before-told stories of her life in the fast lane, her struggle with depression, and the bold decisions that helped her break down barriers on and off the slopes.


82 World Cup wins. 20 World Cup titles. 3 Olympic medals. 7 World Championship Medals.

A fixture in...

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The Comeback

By E. L. Shen
Narrated by: Nancy Wu
Length: 4 hours 19 minutes

Twelve-year-old Maxine Chen is just trying to nail that perfect landing: on the ice, in middle school, and at home, where her parents worry that competitive skating is too much pressure for a budding tween. Maxine isn’t concerned however?she’s determined to glide to victory. But then a bully at school starts teasing her about her Chinese... Read more »

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The Boys of Winter

The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

By Wayne Coffey
Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
Length: 8 hours 37 minutes

Once upon a time, they taught us to believe. They were the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, a blue-collar bunch led by an unconventional coach, and they engineered perhaps the greatest sports moment of the twentieth century. Their “Miracle on Ice” has become a national fairy tale, but the real Cinderella story is even more remarkable. It is a... Read more »

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On Top of Glass

My Stories as a Queer Girl in Figure Skating

By Karina Manta
Narrated by: Karina Manta
Length: 6 hours 45 minutes

An insightful memoir from a figure skating champion about her life as a bisexual professional athlete, perfect for readers of Fierce by Aly Raisman and Forward by Abby Wambach.

Karina Manta has had a busy few years: Not only did she capture the hearts of many with her fan-favorite performance at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, she also... Read more »

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Beautiful on the Outside

A Memoir

By Adam Rippon
Narrated by: Adam Rippon
Length: 8 hours 18 minutes

Former Olympic figure skater and self-professed America's Sweetheart Adam Rippon shares his underdog journey from beautiful mess to outrageous success in this hilarious, big-hearted memoir that the Washington Post calls "comedic gold."
Your mom probably told you it's what on the inside that counts. Well, then she was never a competitive figure... Read more »

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Cara's Kindness

By Kristi Yamaguchi
Narrated by: Susie Berneis
Length: 10 minutes

Cara the Cat is struggling with picking the perfect song for her new ice-skating routine. But when a friend in need turns up at the rink, Cara drops everything to lend a helping hand. All she asks is that he pay it forward! Before long, Cara's kindness is passed all around...and might even make its way back home! Kristi Yamaguchi is an... Read more »

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The Winning Attitude

What It Takes To Be a Champion

By Michelle Kwan
Narrated by: Julie Dretzin
Length: 2 hours 47 minutes

Winner of two World championships, three U.S. National championships, and an Olympic Silver Medal, Michelle Kwan is a true champion. Her warm, friendly confidence and extraordinary skating talent have made her a legend in her own time. Michelle has had to work hard and make sacrifices to get to the top. Now she shares her thoughts and... Read more »

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Call Me Indian

From the Trauma of Residential School to Becoming the NHL's First Treaty Indigenous Player

By Fred Sasakamoose
Narrated by: Wilton Littlechild
Length: 10 hours 9 minutes

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"Fred Sasakamoose played in the NHL before First Nations people had the right to vote in Canada. This page turner will have you cheering for 'Fast Freddy' as he faces off against huge challenges both on and off the ice--a great gift to every proud hockey fan, Canadian, and Indigenous person."
--Wab Kinew, Leader of the Manitoba...
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Zero Regrets

Be Greater Than Yesterday

By Apolo Ohno
Narrated by: Apolo Ohno
Length: 8 hours 31 minutes

Gold medal-winning Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno shares the inspiring personal story behind his enduring success as an elite athlete and reveals the universal life lessons he has learned through his training and competition.

“Zero regrets. It’s a philosophy not just about sport but about life. School, business, academics, love—anything and... Read more »

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