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T. Vicente

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New Jersey | Member Since 2012

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  • Running for My Life: One Lost Boy's Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Lopez Lomong
    • Narrated By Brandon Hirsch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (191)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
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    Running for My Life is not a story about Africa or track and field athletics. It is about outrunning the devil and achieving the impossible: faith, diligence, and the desire to give back. It is the American dream come true and a reminder that saving one can help to save thousands more. Lopez Lomong chronicles his inspiring ascent from a barefoot lost boy of the Sudanese Civil War to a Nike sponsored athlete on the US Olympic Team. Though most of us fall somewhere between the catastrophic lows and dizzying highs of Lomong's incredible life, every reader will find in his story the human spark to pursue dreams that might seem unthinkable.

    AudioAddict says: "Interesting and Inspirational"
    "What an amazing story!"
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    I could not stop listening. His story would make anyone feel grateful for the life that they have here in the USA. It was well executed in audiobook form. Sure, an authentic accent would have helped, but really in the end it was still read really well. This was equally as good as Meb's book, which I highly recommend as well.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Running Ransom Road: Confronting the Past, One Marathon at a Time

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Caleb Daniloff
    • Narrated By Caleb Daniloff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    In Running Ransom Road, Daniloff, many years sober, confronts his past by setting out, over the course of 18 months, to run marathons in the cities where he once lived and wreaked havoc. Competing from Boston to New York, Vermont to Moscow, Daniloff explores the sobering and inspiring effects of running as he traverses the trails of his former self, lined with dark bars, ratty apartments, lost loves, and lost chances.

    T. Vicente says: "excessive metaphors do not make a novel awesome"
    "excessive metaphors do not make a novel awesome"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    He is erratic, all over the place. I respect his story and was excited to listen, but he has like a metaphor in every sentence practically, and sometimes repeated. The expansive vocabulary is good but gets a bit much. So does the traveling through time, the transitions are kind of confusing. I am halfway through and am not sure if I am going to finish this.


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