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Timothy

Runner. Geek. twitter: @timothysolomon

Johanesburg, South Africa | Member Since 2010

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  • 5 reviews
  • 30 ratings
  • 84 titles in library
  • 10 purchased in 2014
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  • Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Rich Roll
    • Narrated By Rich Roll
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (890)
    Performance
    (809)
    Story
    (805)

    An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever

    In October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he saw where his sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us look the other way when granted such a moment of clarity, but not Rich.

    J. Camara says: "Insightful conquering life's challenges"
    "Inspirational"
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    Have you listened to any of Rich Roll’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to most of Rich Roll's podcasts, so it was great to hear his familiar voice reading his own book. I really appreciate writers who have the guts to read their own book, and in this case it makes the story much more personal and involving.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Born to Run:: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (66)

    Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners and learn their secrets - and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.

    Reece Taylor says: "Amazing!"
    "Non Fiction that reads like Fiction"
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    Hard to say more than the other reviews. This book changed my view of running, and opened up a new world of ultra running that I never knew existed. Great read for anyone wanting to be inspired to put on those running shoes (or take them off as the case may be ;)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kevin Mitnick, William L. Simon
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3628)
    Performance
    (3232)
    Story
    (3243)

    Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world’s biggest companies—and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable.

    Mikeyxote says: "Great listen for tech fans"
    "Oh Shiiiiiii*****!"
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    Any additional comments?

    I loved the way this book was read, the subtle accents, and the conversational style made it feel like Mitnick was talking to you over the phone :P oh and the occasional *relevant* swearing is just hilarious. The storyline is captivating (By the end I could hardly put it down). One of my fav audible books of all time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    Overall
    (10057)
    Performance
    (5711)
    Story
    (5789)

    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    Joshua says: "Wonderful production!"
    "Epic story, but some confusion with voices"
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    If you could sum up Dune in three words, what would they be?

    Enthralling Epic Escapism


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I was hooked from the first word. It was great to have a different reader for each character, but at some points they seemed to switch the narrator for a character which totally changed the effect of the story - the voice didn't match up with the character you had created in your minds eye. Disappointing, but the overall story was still brilliant. Thoroughly recommended.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Simon Sinek
    • Narrated By Simon Sinek
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2371)
    Performance
    (1892)
    Story
    (1883)

    Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why.

    Allan says: "Important Theme - Repetitive Presentation"
    "Watch the Video Instead"
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    As others have said... Watch the TED video - its a great concept but can be told in 10 min more effectively. I couldn't get through all 7 hours of it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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