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Carla

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  • You Are an Ironman: How Six Weekend Warriors Chased Their Dream of Finishing the World's Toughest Triathlon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jacques Steinberg
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (215)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (182)

    As he did so masterfully in his New York Times best seller The Gatekeepers, Jacques Steinberg creates a compelling portrait of people obsessed with reaching a life-defining goal. In this instance, the target is an Ironman triathlon---a 2.4-mile open-water swim followed by a 112-mile bike ride, then finally a 26-mile marathon run, all of which must be completed in no more than seventeen hours. Steinberg focuses not on the professional who live off the prize money and sponsorships, but on a handful of triathletes who regard the sport as a hobby.

    PS says: "Eh"
    "Ironman Here I come (someday)"
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    What made the experience of listening to You Are an Ironman the most enjoyable?

    It was very motivational.


    Have you listened to any of Kirby Heyborne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    It was great at motivating me to get off my booty and start moving again. WARNING: Don't listen to if you want to be a couch potato!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Mango Shaped Space

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Wendy Mass
    • Narrated By Danielle Ferland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    When 13-year-old Mia finally reveals a closely-guarded secret, it soon echoes throughout her school. She was born with synesthesia, a neurological cross-wiring that lets her see sounds, taste shapes, and smell colors. To Mia, the letter A glows with faded sunflower-yellow, screeching chalk sizzles with jagged red sparks, and her cat's voice puffs with orange-mango haze. How can Mia "the alien" find acceptance and self-worth?

    Hector says: "A Cute Listen"
    "Colors & Sounds Everywhere"
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    Would you listen to A Mango Shaped Space again? Why?

    yes. It was so amazing to learn about the condition of the main character. I loved how honest and pure she was.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Mango Shaped Space?

    How Mango got his name.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried and cried near the end. I couldn't imagine trying to read the book amongst all my tears. But it was an awesome cry. The emotion is amazing.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a MUST listen to. I'm going to listen to it again and I NEVER do that.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Long Run: One Man's Attempt to Regain his Athletic Career-and His Life - by Running the New York City Marathon

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Matthew Long, Charles Butler
    • Narrated By Matthew Del Negro
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (318)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (217)

    On the morning of December 22, 2005, New York City firefighter Matt Long was cycling to work when he was struck by and sucked under a 20-ton bus making an illegal turn. The injuries he sustained pushed him within inches of death. Miraculously, after five months in the hospital and more than 40 operations, Matt was able to start his recovery. This book chronicles Matt's road to recovery as he teaches himself to walk again and, a mere three years later, to run in the 2008 New York City Marathon.

    Sarah says: "Only 1/2 way through and loving it"
    "Motivational!"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Matty Long - He is amazing and full of inspiration.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Stop complaining & get moving!


    Any additional comments?

    Don't read this if you want to stay a couch potato. This motivated me to sign up for a marathon, so look out if you listen to it. The possibilities are endless.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5251)
    Performance
    (3247)
    Story
    (3274)

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Andy Spooner says: "A page-turner, no doubt, but..."
    "Awesome!"
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    Have you listened to any of Joe Barrett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    The story line is amazing. Many times I sat in my car in the garage listening to the story. Cliff hanger. A little for everyone - blood, guts, love story, & thriller. Great info for preppers too.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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