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Speed Kings - The 1932 Winter Olympics and the Fastest Men in the World-logo

Speed Kings - The 1932 Winter Olympics and the Fastest Men in the World

Andy Bull

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Description:

A story of risk, adventure, and daring as four American bobsledders race for the gold in the most dangerous competition in Olympic history. In the 1930s, as the world hurtled toward war, speed was all the rage. Bobsledding, the fastest and most thrilling way to travel on land, had become a sensation. Exotic, exciting, and brutally dangerous, it was the must-see event of the 1932 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, the first Winter Games on American soil. Bobsledding required exceptional skill and extraordinary courage-qualities the American team had in abundance. There was Jay O'Brien, the high-society playboy; Tippy Grey, a scandal-prone Hollywood has-been; Eddie Eagan, world champion heavyweight boxer and Rhodes Scholar; and the charismatic Billy Fiske, the true heart of the team, despite being barely out of his teens. In the thick of the Great Depression, the nation was gripped by the story of these four men, their battle against jealous locals, treacherous U.S. officials, and the very same German athletes they would be fighting against in the war only a few short years later. Billy, king of speed to the end, would go on to become the first American fighter pilot killed in WWII. Evoking the glamour and recklessness of the Jazz Age, Speed Kings will thrill readers to the last page. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Eric Meyers

Length:

13h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:38


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:59


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:11


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

01:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:30


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:38


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:01


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:21


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:58


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:59


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:26


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:21


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:48


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:21


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:31


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:07


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:56


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:02


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:59


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:59


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:51


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:44


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:51


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:36


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:59


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:59


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:39


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:48


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:02


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:29


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:07


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:54


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:12


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:19


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:06


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:26


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:25


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:12


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:09


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:02


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:29


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:34


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

00:32


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:44


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:52


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:50


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:22


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:10


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:21


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:33


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:19


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:56


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:50


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:04


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:55


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:43


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:24


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:25


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:06


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:51


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:52


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:27


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:50


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:13


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:48


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:01


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:18


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:12


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:25


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:51


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:36


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:01


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:33


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:02


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:54


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:20


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:57


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:46


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:36


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:13


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

00:29