When Nobody Was Watching

  • by Carli Lloyd, Wayne Coffey
  • Narrated by Lynde Houck, Carli Lloyd
  • 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the celebrated star of the US Women's National Soccer Team, an inspiring, uplifting, and candid memoir of how she got there.
In 2015, the US Women's National Soccer Team won its first FIFA championship in 16 years, culminating in an epic final game that electrified soccer fans around the world. It featured a gutsy, brilliant performance by team captain and midfielder Carli Lloyd, who made history that day, scoring a hat trick - three goals in one game - during the first 16 minutes.
But there was a time when Carli almost quit the sport. In 2003 she was struggling, her soccer career at a crossroads. Then she found a trusted trainer, James Galanis, who saw in Carli a player with raw talent, skill, and a great dedication to the game. What Carli lacked were fitness, mental toughness, and character. Together they set to work, training day and night, fighting, grinding it out. No one worked harder than Carli. And no one believed in her more than James. Despite all the naysayers, the times she was benched, moments when her self-confidence took a nosedive, she succeeded in becoming one of the best players in the world.
This candid reflection on a remarkable turnaround will take listeners inside the women's national team and inside the head of an athlete who willed herself to perform at the highest levels of competition.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


I don't know much about soccer, but after finishing this book, I want to learn all that I can. I love her commitment to hard work and dedication. Great story!
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- Michael chase

Should've just read the book.

I enjoyed the story but the narrator was AWFUL. Literally sounded like Siri was reading it in semi monotone. Completely ruined it.
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- becky

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-26-2016
  • Publisher: Random House Audio