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Steven

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  • Iron War: Dave Scott, Mark Allen, and the Greatest Race Ever Run

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Matt Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Seth Michael Donsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (71)

    The 1989 Ironman World Championship was the greatest race ever in endurance sports. In a spectacular duel that became known as the Iron War, the world's two strongest athletes raced side by side at world-record pace for a grueling 139 miles. Driven by one of the fiercest rivalries in triathlon, Dave Scott and Mark Allen raced shoulder to shoulder through Ironman’s 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike race, and 26.2-mile marathon. After 8 punishing hours, both men would demolish the previous record - and cross the finish line a mere 58 seconds apart.

    Gabriel says: "Fine Story....But the Narration!!!!"
    "Great book for triathletes"
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    What made the experience of listening to Iron War the most enjoyable?

    Unusual to find books on triathlon


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Iron War?

    The actual race account


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Seth Michael Donsky?

    Someone who speak normally instead of just reading the book


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

    IronWar is perfect


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Time

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Bradley Wiggins
    • Narrated By Tom Watt
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    On 22 July 2012 Bradley Wiggins became the first British man ever to win the Tour de France. In an instant, 'Wiggo' became a national hero. Ten days later, having swapped his yellow jersey for the colours of Team GB, he won Olympic gold in the time trial, adding to his previous six medals to become the nation's most decorated Olympian of all time. Outspoken, honest, intelligent and fearless, Wiggins has been hailed as the people’s champion.

    G. Fisher says: "Feels like you sitting right next to Wiggo"
    "Good book! Recommend this and Froome's back to bac"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, If they are into cycling!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of My Time?

    Describing his ride onto the Champs-Élysées


    Which character – as performed by Tom Watt – was your favorite?

    Bradley Wiggins


    Any additional comments?

    Tells an interesting "other side of the story" from Froomes book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Burning Room

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Titus Welliver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1565)
    Performance
    (1399)
    Story
    (1384)

    In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not up to par"
    "Good book, deadpan narrator not for me"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    yes, i enjoyed the story


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    hmmm...not necessarily "on the edge"


    What didn’t you like about Titus Welliver’s performance?

    he reminded me of Joe Friday. emotionless


    Was The Burning Room worth the listening time?

    Yes


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17414)
    Performance
    (12619)
    Story
    (12681)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Janice says: "Indescribable"
    "Hmmmm?"
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    Would you listen to Unbroken again? Why?

    No, but i enjoyed it the first time!


    What other book might you compare Unbroken to and why?

    None that I have listened to. However this was a very different style of literature than I normally purchase.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Olympics


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

    Yes! I can't seem to stop thinking about it!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Tom Mueller
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (154)

    For millennia, fresh olive oil has been a necessity - for food, medicine, beauty, and religion. Today's researchers continue to confirm the remarkable, life-giving properties of true extra-virgin, and "extra-virgin Italian" has become the highest standard of quality. But what if this symbol of purity has become deeply corrupt?

    dr says: "Well worth the listen - if you eat"
    "Great history of olive oil"
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    What did you like best about Extra Virginity? What did you like least?

    I enjoyed the first 25% of the book but after the next quarter i found myself fast forwarding to more repetitious chapters. I never finished the book. However for the money, it's worth it to learn this much about the history of olive oil while driving.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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