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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
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    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!"
    "Sets the standard for a book on running."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Once a Runner to be better than the print version?

    No. I would recommend the print version over the audio, although the audio is good.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Once a Runner?

    There were a number of memorable moments and great quotable lines. While the plot is good, it's one of those rare books that is enjoyable even when it's just meandering along, a hallmark of good writing.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Patrick Lawlor’s performances?

    Patrick was okay, but I would prefer a different narrator.


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

    No. I would compare it more to fine wine. A glass at a time, but not all in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    I would think an ex-elite runner, especially a middle-aged one, would absolutely love the book. It captures the essence of elite running in the 70s. From a political point of view, the author set up a few straw men and knocked them down, but that's okay.

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