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nicolas

LAssomption, QC, Canada | Member Since 2013

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  • A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Chrissie Wellington, Lance Armstrong (foreward)
    • Narrated By Polly Lee, Chrissie Wellington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (212)
    Story
    (213)

    In 2007, Chrissie Wellington shocked the triathlon world by winning the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. As a newcomer and a complete unknown to the press, Chrissie's win shook up the sport. A Life without Limits is the story of her rise to the top, a journey that has taken her around the world, from a childhood in England, to the mountains of Nepal, to the oceans of New Zealand, to the trails of Argentina, and finally, across the finish line. A Life without Limits reveals the heart behind her success.

    Mona says: "Chrissie winning, on repeat"
    "Amazing achievements, a bit repetitive"
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    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Life Without Limits to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the print version


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Final ironman


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Chrissy Wellington sure has achieved outstanding stuff and this book is very inspirational. The overall lesson in the book is to always push your limits as in most cases they are more surpassable than we think.

    On the downside the last tier of the book gets repetitive, where it becomes an enumeration of events where she thought she wouldn't win but won after all.

    Great book, especially if you're seeking motivation and or are interested in competing in Triathlon

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Brad Stone
    • Narrated By Pete Larkin
    Overall
    (733)
    Performance
    (653)
    Story
    (659)

    Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now.

    Brock says: "An amazing company with an amazing story!"
    "Cookbook for a calculated, ambitious company"
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    Where does The Everything Store rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?


    What did you like best about this story?


    Which character – as performed by Pete Larkin – was your favorite?


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?


    Any additional comments?

    Great book if you want an objective view into Jeff Bezos's head and vision.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On the Road: 50th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jack Kerouac
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (623)
    Performance
    (401)
    Story
    (400)

    Few novels have had as profound an impact on American culture as On the Road. Pulsating with the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, illicit drugs, and the mystery and promise of the open road, Kerouac's classic novel of freedom and longing defined what it meant to be "beat" and has inspired generations of writers, musicians, artists, poets, and seekers who cite their discovery of the book as the event that "set them free".

    Guillermo says: "My Favorite Narration and a Wonderful Book"
    "Typical classic: overhyped and outdated"
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    Any additional comments?

    Like for most must-read classics, I found this book incredibly boring, which is sad because I was really looking forward to read this book that was said to have inspired so many people.

    Turns out this book is flat out boring and repetitive. Nothing really happens in this book; the main character travels east to west and back several times without doing anything more than hanging out with his bipolar buddy and submissive girlfriend. This book is a perpetual description of bars and musicians and pointless amazement during meaningless road trips.

    At first I thought the narrator was doing a good job at acting the voices of the different characters but it quickly became very annoying. I suffered in vain through the entire book hoping something great would eventually happen.

    To be honest, I can imagine that this book may have been inspirational for young adults who don't know anything about life in the 1960's, but this book is clearly obsolete in 2013 for adults.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4569)
    Performance
    (2339)
    Story
    (2374)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

    Corey says: "Amazing read - even for non-runners"
    "Mind blown despite 11 hours of superlatives"
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    What did you love best about Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen?

    The portion of the story about the race was interesting but I thought the most interesting part of the book was by far the scientific explanations as well as theories as to why we, humans, are born to run.


    Any additional comments?

    The story part about the race with the Tarahumara and Cabayo Blanco is interesting but I thought the author pressed a little hard on the superlatives. You will encounter a mention about something being the most _something_ in the whole world every two sentences, which got old pretty quick for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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