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Joe Layden

JOE LAYDEN is an award-winning journalist and freelance writer whose work has been honored by the New York Newspaper Publishers Association, the National Associated Press Sports Editors, the New York State Associated Press Association, and the International Reading Association/Children’s Book Council.
Mr. Layden has written or co-written more than thirty books for adults and children, including The Last Great Fight and The Ghost Horse.

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There and Back Again by Sean Astin--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt and hear Sean Astin read from his memoir There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale. The fascinating memoir of a Hollywood life and an inside look at a life-changing role and the groundbreaking Lord of the Rings films that captured the imagination of movie fans everywhere.

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The Ghost Horse
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The Ghost Horse

Joe Layden
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

In The Ghost Horse, Joe Layden tells the inspiring true tale of a one-eyed, club-footed thoroughbred racehorse and a journeyman trainer, Tim Snyder, who scraped together every penny he had...

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A Smile as Big as the Moon
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A Smile as Big as the Moon

Mike Kersjes with Joe Layden
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

Mike Kersjes always believed that his students could do anything—even attend the prestigious Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, where some of America's best and brightest high school students compete...

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Warrior King
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Warrior King

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Nathan Sassaman with Joe Layden
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

The startling and controversial memoir of combat and betrayal, written by one of the most prominent members of the U.S. fighting forces in Iraq.

A West Point graduate, a former star quarterback...

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The Last Great Fight
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The Last Great Fight

Joe Layden
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

It is considered by many to be the biggest upset in the history of boxing: James "Buster" Douglas knocked out then-undefeated and seemingly invincible Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson in the tenth...

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Home Before Daylight
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Home Before Daylight

Steve Parish with Joe Layden; Foreword by Bob Weir
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Press

The untold story of life on the road with the Grateful Dead, written by an insider who lived it from the early days to today.

Steve Parish was never one to walk the straight-and-narrow, even...

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Street Justice
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Street Justice

Chuck Zito with Joe Layden; Foreword by Sean Penn
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

From the streets of Brooklyn to the set of Oz. From Hells Angel to celebrity bodyguard. The revealing autobiography of an American man.

Chuck Zito comes by his reputation honestly as one...

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