Whether you’re looking for a bit of inspiration from a legend, or you just want something to listen to that can provide you with a little more motivation, you can’t go past a quality sports biography. With tales of epic games, reaching legendary status, and overcoming adversity, these are our favorite sporting biography audiobooks to elevate your spirits.
Racing to the Finish – Dale Earnhardt Jr.
NASCAR driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. narrates his journey through the incredible NASCAR league taking you through his victories, losses, injuries, and recovery. There is no story more inspirational than that of a young and ambitious driver who overcame several limitations to achieve his greatest success. Through life-altering injury, the story of Earnhardt’s personal triumph is nothing short of epic to listen to.
Open – Andre Agassi
Tennis is an internationally renowned sport and there is no greater legend than Andre Agassi. As a high-profile tennis star, Agassi has seen it all from the glitz and glam of Hollywood through to the memorable and nail-biting matches he encountered. Agassi tells his listeners all about his journey in this inspirational auto-biography from playing high school tennis to becoming an international star.
Into Thin Air – Jon Krakauer
There is no greater feat in the world than making the treacherous climb to the summit of Mount Everest. This incredible autobiography takes you through 57 hours without sleep, an almost fatal lack of oxygen, hallucinations, exhaustion, and more on a journey where 5 others lost their lives. Into Thin Air is narrated personally by the author giving you an even more intimate account of the hell it takes to achieve the greatest climb in the world.
Black Caviar – Gerard Whateley
The biography of Australian thoroughbred racehorse Black Caviar tells the story of how this horse and its trainer Peter Moody made their way from outback Queensland, from the early days of Doomben racing, into Melbourne Cup history. Penned by Australian journalist Gerard Whateley, this audiobook regales listeners with how Black Caviar became the fastest horse the world had ever seen.
Michael Jordan: The Life – Roland Lazenby
Michael Jordan is one of the greatest basketballers in history and this in-depth biography is an inspirational listen for sports fans which details his struggles and achievements in becoming one of the living legends of the game. Follow his rise to stardom and everything that he overcame to become one of the world’s most iconic athletes.
The Greatest – Muhammed Ali
Sports Illustrated named Muhammad Ali as the greatest sportsman of the century and as an athlete he had access to the hearts and minds of many around the world. This is more than just a story, it is a complete audio experience that is guaranteed to inspire listeners with tales of his time as an anti-war advocate, a poet, an inspirational leader, and a fantastic athlete.
Off-Balance – Dominique Moceanu
A heart-wrenching story of 16-year-old gymnast Dominique Moceanu and her journey to gold in the 1996 Olympics. Experience the grueling hours of training, the struggles of growing up with such fierce competition, and all the pressures of a young girl when it comes to competitive sports, in this self-narrated autobiography. A powerful account of the woman behind the medal.
Whether it’s audiobooks or the printed versions you prefer, there are no better or more inspirational stories than those who have committed to achieving professional greatness in sports.