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Ilonka

Greenwich, NJ, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Running with the Kenyans: Passion, Adventure, and the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Adharanand Finn
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (132)

    Whether running is your recreation, your religion, or just a spectator sport, Adharanand Finn’s incredible journey to the elite training camps of Kenya will captivate and inspire you. Part travelogue, part memoir, this mesmerizing quest to uncover the secrets of the world’s greatest runners - and put them to the test - combines practical advice, a fresh look at barefoot running, and hard-won spiritual insights.

    Sharlene says: "His Curiosity is Contagious"
    "Disappointing"
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    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Running with the Kenyans better?

    The book was disappointing. Kind of rambled and lost focus.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Adharanand Finn again?

    No


    What does John Lee bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    I really like John Lee he is a good reader.


    You didn???t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It was okay but I would not recommend it to anyone.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Soldier of the Great War

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Mark Helprin
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (115)

    On his last long walk, septuagenarian war hero, deserter, and professor Alessandro Giuliani shares his past with an illiterate young factory worker, spinning a remarkable tale of heart-stopping escapes, of loves unrequited and won, of madmen, dwarfs, and mafiosi. But overshadowing all is his most miraculous and terrible adventure, the Great War: a surreal parade of horrors that devastated and defined Alessandro, yet enabled him to experience fully the magic and beauty of the absurd human comedy called life.

    Stuart says: "Painting with words"
    "Great Listen!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Excellent main character and wonderful story. I like Mr. Helprin's dry humor and descriptions of people and places. He takes you on quite a journey.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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