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Paul

Katherine, Australia | Member Since 2008

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  • Again to Carthage

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John L. Parker Jr.
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (18)

    Quenton Cassidy thought he had left his athletic career far behind as he built a successful professional career in south Florida. But as several personal tragedies and the wear and tear of life began to weigh upon him, he wonders if perhaps he hasn't given up a special part of his life too soon. His return to the world of competitive running is dramatic and revelatory to both the protagonist and the listener, as is his desperate, all-out attempt to make on last Olympic team.

    Gerard says: "Again to Carthage"
    "Sadly not even close."
    Overall

    I loved Once a runner, listened to it 3 times. I fell a sleep more than once during Carthage, boring, boring boring. Should have quit whilst he was ahead.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman
    • Narrated By Quincy Dunn-Baker
    Overall
    (671)
    Performance
    (603)
    Story
    (613)

    A dominant force in the sport of ultrarunning, Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run and a two-time winner of the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon through Death Valley. Eat & Run offers an inspirational account of Jurek’s life as a runner and vegan. Regaling listeners with jaw-dropping tales of endurance, Jurek also delivers sound science and practical advice—as well as his favorite plant-based recipes.

    Heidi says: "If you liked "Born to Run"...get this book!!!"
    "Sad Scott"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Eat and Run better?

    Better Story.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Scott Jurek and Steve Friedman again?

    Probably not.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Quincy Dunn-Baker?

    No.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Melodramatic. Scott Jurek is a great runner, by far not the greatest though. The first few hours of listening to him winging about how bad his life was growing up just made me puke. People outside of the States suffer so much more than he did and made much more of a success of their careers than he did. Example:Haile Gebrsellasie....sorry Scott couldn't get myself to feel sorry for you.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Karl Marlantes
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4179)
    Performance
    (2350)
    Story
    (2351)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: A performance so poignant, we gave Bronson Pinchot (yes, Balki from Perfect Strangers) our inaugural Narrator of the Year award.... In the monsoon season of 1968-69 at a fire support base called Matterhorn, located in the remote mountains of Vietnam, a young and ambitious Marine lieutenant wants to command a company to further his civilian political ambitions. But two people stand in his way.

    Zachary says: "Matterhorn"
    "Awsome."
    Overall

    Thank you so much! This book is so well written and narrated!!! Must read for all who has ever been involved in the armed forces. Great read,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Persuader

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    Never forgive. Never forget. That's Jack Reacher's standard operating procedure. Francis Xavier Quinn was the worst guy he had ever met. He had done truly unforgivable things. Reacher was glad to know he was dead - until he sees him, alive and well, riding in a limousine outside Boston's Symphony Hall.

    Paul says: "Pro American BS."
    "Pro American BS."
    Overall

    As mentally notorious as a Big Mac, as entertaining as Oprah and as predictable as Michael Jackson, i.e. dead. Waste of credits.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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