Ten Points by Bill Strickland audiobook

Ten Points: A Father's Promise, a Daughter's Wish - How a Magical Season of Bicycle Riding Made it All Come True

By Bill Strickland
Read by Chuck Kourouklis

Random House Audio 9781401302580
6.88 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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“When Bill Strickland writes about cycling, he takes you on one of the most intense, most unforgettable rides of your life.”–Lance Armstrong Bill Strickland believed he was cursed. No matter how secure his life outwardly seemed, the happiness he had attained with his wife and daughter hung by a thread–threatened by the monster Bill lived in constant fear of, a demon inside him that had been created by horrific childhood abuse. A lifelong but decidedly average bicyclist, Bill was challenged by his daughter to score ten points in a series of weekly races dominated by pro racers, national champions, and legends of the sport. He hoped that if he could achieve this impossible feat, he might similarly triumph over the indestructible demon that haunted his life. Weaving together the story of the races and Bill’s struggle to overcome a legacy of abuse, TEN POINTS is an insider’s look at the world of bicycling and the healing power of sports.

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“When Bill Strickland writes about cycling, he takes you on one of the most intense, most unforgettable rides of your life.”–Lance Armstrong Bill Strickland believed he was cursed. No matter how secure his life outwardly seemed, the happiness he had attained with his wife and daughter hung by a thread–threatened by the monster Bill lived in constant fear of, a demon inside him that had been created by horrific childhood abuse. A lifelong but decidedly average bicyclist, Bill was challenged by his daughter to score ten points in a series of weekly races dominated by pro racers, national champions, and legends of the sport. He hoped that if he could achieve this impossible feat, he might similarly triumph over the indestructible demon that haunted his life. Weaving together the story of the races and Bill’s struggle to overcome a legacy of abuse, TEN POINTS is an insider’s look at the world of bicycling and the healing power of sports.

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Reviews

by Aaron 9/13/2017
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Gripping memoir

As an amateur competitive cyclist I was so thrilled to see an amateur racing memoir (by the editor of Bicycling magazine), that I completely glossed over the part of the description that mentions the horrendous child abuse. At first I was completely taken aback by it, but the transformative power of a loving family, and the sport, saw me through. It's a very moving memoir, packed with superbly dramatic racing scenes. My only gripe was that it went by so quickly, I wanted more!

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Author Bio: Bill Strickland

Author Bio: Bill Strickland

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English