Relentless Spirit by Daniel Paisner audiobook

Relentless Spirit: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion

By Daniel Paisner , Missy Franklin , and Dick Franklin
Read by Emily Rankin  and Dick Franklin

Penguin Random House, Penguin Audio 9781101984925
9.06 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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What does it take to become a champion? Gold medalist Missy Franklin, along with her parents, D.A. and Dick, tell the inspirational and heartwarming story of how Missy became both a legendary athlete and a happy and confident woman, something they accomplished by doing things their own way and making the right choices for their family.  The word relentless has many meanings for swimmer Missy Franklin.  In the pool, it reminds her to remain steady and persistent, unyielding in intensity and strength.  In life, it tells her to reach down for her very best, even when it feels like there’s nothing left.  The motto “don’t quit” doesn’t do it for Missy, but relentless gets her where she needs to be. And when Missy faces a challenge or a setback, her relentless spirit is what empowers her to learn, adapt, and move forward into the future.   In Relentless Spirit, Missy 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. Since her Olympic debut in London’s 2012 games—when Missy was just seventeen—people who have met the Franklins or seen them on TV have wondered what it was like to raise such a champion. What was the training like? How did Missy handle school? How did the family find the right facilities, coaches, and support network?   The story that Missy, and her parents, share inside is both inspiring and heartwarming, explaining how she became both a legendary athlete and a happy and confident woman, something they accomplished by doing things their own way and making the right choices for their family, which includes Missy’s faith journey, something she writes about with inspirational candor.   Including the highs, the tough moments, and everything in-between, Relentless Spirit tells the story of a woman—and a family—full of love, heart, faith, and resilience.  Read by Emily Rankin, with D.A. and Dick Franklin

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What does it take to become a champion? Gold medalist Missy Franklin, along with her parents, D.A. and Dick, tell the inspirational and heartwarming story of how Missy became both a legendary athlete and a happy and confident woman, something they accomplished by doing things their own way and making the right choices for their family.  The word relentless has many meanings for swimmer Missy Franklin.  In the pool, it reminds her to remain steady and persistent, unyielding in intensity and strength.  In life, it tells her to reach down for her very best, even when it feels like there’s nothing left.  The motto “don’t quit” doesn’t do it for Missy, but relentless gets her where she needs to be. And when Missy faces a challenge or a setback, her relentless spirit is what empowers her to learn, adapt, and move forward into the future.   In Relentless Spirit, Missy 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. Since her Olympic debut in London’s 2012 games—when Missy was just seventeen—people who have met the Franklins or seen them on TV have wondered what it was like to raise such a champion. What was the training like? How did Missy handle school? How did the family find the right facilities, coaches, and support network?   The story that Missy, and her parents, share inside is both inspiring and heartwarming, explaining how she became both a legendary athlete and a happy and confident woman, something they accomplished by doing things their own way and making the right choices for their family, which includes Missy’s faith journey, something she writes about with inspirational candor.   Including the highs, the tough moments, and everything in-between, Relentless Spirit tells the story of a woman—and a family—full of love, heart, faith, and resilience.  Read by Emily Rankin, with D.A. and Dick Franklin

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Author Bio: Daniel Paisner

Author Bio: Daniel Paisner

Daniel Paisner is the author of more than fifty books, including The Complete Game: Reflections on Baseball, Pitching, and Life on the Mound; and Scratching the Horizon: A Surfing Life; and eleven New York Times bestsellers. He’s written on topics ranging from business and sports, to politics and entertainment.

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Author Bio: Missy Franklin

Author Bio: Missy Franklin

Melissa “Missy” Franklin is a competitive swimmer and four-time Olympic gold medalist. Among her numerous distinctions, she is a World and American record holder, an eleven-time World Champion, and an NCAA champion. Missy currently lives with her parents in Centennial, Colorado, and trains with her coach, Todd Schmitz. She plans to return to UC Berkeley after the 2016 Olympics to continue her studies in psychology. Missy’s parents, Dick and D.A. Franklin, are originally from Canada but moved to the United States, eventually settling in Colorado.

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Author Bio: D.A. Franklin

Author Bio: D.A. Franklin

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Author Bio: Dick Franklin

Author Bio: Dick Franklin

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 9.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English