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James

Niceville, FL, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • 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
    (4861)
    Performance
    (2593)
    Story
    (2636)

    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"
    "A must read for all of us born to run"
    Overall

    How often can you say that a book changed your life? For me, only one has -- this one. While I had started down the path of barefoot running before I read this book, this book has firmly set my course. Christoper McDougall has created a wonderful story from true events so riveting you'd swear this was fiction. By the middle of the book, I was already anxious to listen again, and so I did. I can only wish for a movie or documentary to reinforce the great information and drama this book provides.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • They Call Me Baba Booey

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Gary Dell'Abate, Chad Millman
    • Narrated By Gary Dell'Abate
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (85)

    Baba Booey! Baba Booey! It was a slip of the tongue - that unfortunately was heard by a few million listeners - but in that split second a nickname, a persona, a rallying cry, and a phenomenon was born. Some would say it was the moment Gary Dell’Abate, the long-suffering heroic producer of The Howard Stern Show, for better or worse, finally came into his own.

    scott says: "A Stern fan must"
    "This book was a Baba Booey"
    Overall

    I'm a long-time fan of Howard Stern and his crew so I was eagerly awaiting the release of this book. However, I was quite disappointed. The book is mostly uninteresting, disjointed, and fails to provide much insight at all to the Howard Stern production. There isn't even a conclusion nor any coverage of his relationship with Howard. Even his relationships with Fred and Robin aren't really fleshed out. The extra conversations in the audiobook with old friends while a good idea were horribly executed. Gary violates his own rule of don't ask "yes or no" questions over and over. Gary Baba Booeyed this book. Sorry Gary.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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