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The Long Snapper

Jeffrey Marx

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Description:

Brian Kinchen was a thirty-eight-year-old husband, father of four, and seventh-grade Bible teacher whose professional football career had been over for three years when the New England Patriots called on December 15, 2003. With the Patriots riding a ten-game winning streak and the playoffs only a few weeks away, they needed a fill-in for the obscure but vital job of snapping the ball for their punter and kicker-a long snapper. Brian had received similar invitations to tryouts that yielded only disappointment-the teams always went with a younger guy. But could he really turn away from the chance of a lifetime? The Long Snapper chronicles Brian's remarkable journey as he and the Patriots seek the ultimate trophy. Unfortunately, the dream come true turns into a personal nightmare as Brian struggles both on and off the field, and the pressure to perform on the biggest stage in professional sports nearly causes him to walk away. Seven weeks after leaving the classroom, however, Brian overcomes his greatest fear and snaps the ball on the historic game-winning field goal with only seconds left in the Super Bowl. As told by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jeffrey Marx, The Long Snapper is the story of a man who finally achieves the success he has always wanted. Brian Kinchen's championship ring is a powerful status symbol for all to see. But his journey forces him to reexamine what really matters, and he realizes the true measure of a man has nothing to do with status: life is not about prestige; it is about passion and purpose. It is about impacting the lives of others.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jeff Rechner

Length:

5h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

03:08


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:17


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:08