Relentless Spirit: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion, Missy Franklin
  • List: $20.00  |  Sale: $14.00
    Club: $10.00
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Relentless Spirit: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion

Author: Missy Franklin, D.A. Franklin, Dick Franklin, Daniel Paisner

Narrator: Emily Rankin

Unabridged: 9 hr 3 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Published: 12/06/2016

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Sports

Synopsis

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

Recommended

Golden The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry, Marcus Thompson
Golden
by Marcus Thompson

List: $17.99

Sale: $12.59

Club: $8.99

Narrator: Caz Harleaux
Published: 04/11/2017

The Truth About Aaron My Journey to Understand My Brother, Jonathan Hernandez
The Truth About Aaron
by Jonathan Hernandez

List: $20.99

Sale: $14.70

Club: $10.49

Narrator: Josh Bloomberg
Published: 10/30/2018

Unstoppable My Life So Far, Maria Sharapova
Unstoppable
by Maria Sharapova

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Maria Sharapova
Published: 09/12/2017

Lucky Bastard My Life, My Dad, and the Things I'm Not Allowed to Say on TV, Joe Buck
Lucky Bastard
by Joe Buck

List: $17.50

Sale: $12.25

Club: $8.75

Narrator: Joe Buck
Published: 11/15/2016

Proud My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream, Ibtihaj Muhammad
Proud
by Ibtihaj Muhammad

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Ibtihaj Muhammad
Published: 07/24/2018

The Sixth Man A Memoir, Andre Iguodala
The Sixth Man
by Andre Iguodala

List: $17.50

Sale: $12.25

Club: $8.75

Narrator: Sullivan Jones
Published: 06/25/2019

House of Nails A Memoir of Life on the Edge, Lenny Dykstra
House of Nails
by Lenny Dykstra

List: $23.99

Sale: $16.79

Club: $11.99

Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Published: 06/28/2016

Open An Autobiography, Andre Agassi
Open
by Andre Agassi

List: $27.50

Sale: $19.25

Club: $13.75

Narrator: Erik Davies
Published: 11/09/2009

Coach Wooden and Me Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Coach Wooden and Me
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Published: 05/16/2017
{"id":"1489442","ean":"9780451483263","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Relentless Spirit: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion","subtitle":"The Unconventional Raising of a Champion","author":"Missy Franklin","rating_average":"5","narrator":"Emily Rankin","ubr_id":"1489442","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"20.00","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"13.00","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Emily Rankin","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 12 hr","abr_length":"Abridged: "}