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Jerry

Houston, TX, United States

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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
    (862)
    Performance
    (783)
    Story
    (778)

    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"
    "Inspiration blended with education= Transformation"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This story is for anybody who wants to unlock their own inner potential. There are elements of Rich's story that each of us can relate to and find inspiration within. I am an 18X marathon finisher, after tearing my Achilles tendon a couple of years ago, I lost my desire to run. Now I'm running again and learning to eat healthy (and this book) are my catalysts to change. Thank you Rich Roll!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rich Roll


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Fire Chief: The Story of a Volunteer Firefighter

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Ed Daniels
    • Narrated By Dave Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    A retired fire chief pens reflections on his life as a volunteer firefighter. Fire Chief by Ed Daniels shares experiences and sacrifices until now known only to the volunteers themselves. In his first novel, Fire Chief: The Story of a Volunteer Firefighter, author Ed Daniels recalls his life as a volunteer firefighter in the mountains of Colorado. Based on actual events, the book takes listeners into the heat that countless volunteer firefighters face every day throughout the world.

    Jerry says: "This is real. I know, I've been there."
    "This is real. I know, I've been there."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Fire Chief to be better than the print version?

    With such excellent narration as was performed by Dave Johnson, I always prefer the audio edition because I listen while I run each day.


    Which character – as performed by Dave Johnson – was your favorite?

    Ed Daniels


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

    The parts of the book that dealt with the sometimes extreme politics within the volunteer fire departments really hit home with me. As a volunteer firefighter myself, I can tell you that petty politics play a major role in an otherwise completely altruistic effort. Non-firefighters will also come to appreciate the emotions of the volunteer firefighter who, all too often has to leave his family or his work to answer the call of duty. It's a strange combination of adrenaline, guilt and satisfaction.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ultramarathon Man: Confession of an All-Night Runner

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Dean Karnazes
    • Narrated By James Yaegashi
    Overall
    (417)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (206)

    Karnazes reveals the mind-boggling adventures of his nonstop treks through the hell of Death Valley, the incomprehensible frigidity of the South Pole, and the breathtaking beauty of the mountains and canyons of the Sierra Nevada.

    Andrea says: "Not as self-congratulating as others have said"
    "Your running shoe budget is going to go up!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would absolutley recommend this book to all of my running friends. We've all gotten too accustomed to the 5k or 10k run. Even those of us who have conquered the marathon seem to be preprogrammed to stop when the race is over. What if we just kept on running? Dean's book gives us some insight into that "what if" question.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dean Karnazes comes across as if he could be any one of us. He's just a regular guy, well, sort of.


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

    First time I've listened to James Yaegashi. He did an excellent job. No complaints what-so-ever. I'll be loooking forward to his next narration!


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

    Almost made me laugh myself off of the tread-mill a couple of times.


    Any additional comments?

    Listening to this book seems to give you license to remove the mental limits to what you can achieve in a pair of running shoes!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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