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Randy

KASSON, MN, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Once a Runner

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By John L. Parker Jr.
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (127)

    Once a Runner captures the essence of what it means to be a competitive runner; to devote your entire existence to a single-minded pursuit of excellence. It has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever written. Originally self-published in 1978 and sold at road races out of the trunk of the author's car, reading the book became a rite of passage for many runners, and tattered copies were handed down like sacred texts from generation to generation.

    Rick J. Mitchell says: "Spellbinding!"
    "Elite runners will like it better than average"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from John L. Parker Jr. and/or Patrick Lawlor?

    While I appreciate the story and the subject and the performance - I've listened to so many others that I enjoyed even more. I would try another.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Nothing special. Somewhat predictable.


    What about Patrick Lawlor’s performance did you like?

    Well performed.


    Was Once a Runner worth the listening time?

    I've listened to over a hundred audiobooks. This one was not in my top 50%. But I wouldn't know that unless I completed it. So I would say yes.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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