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Vladimir

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  • Can't Swim, Can't Ride, Can't Run: From Common Man to Ironman

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Andy Holgate
    • Narrated By Gregory St. John
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
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    (24)
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    (24)

    This book is both a lesson in true grit and determination, but its goal is one that is attainable. Andy isn't a sporting superstar, he holds down a nine-to-five job and all the pressures that go with it; he isn’t blessed with speed and talent; there are no multi-million pound sponsorship deals; yet this remarkable "common man" is inspiring in a way that some of today’s sporting superstars have forgotten how to be.

    Vladimir says: "From a triathlete"
    "From a triathlete"
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    I am an amateur and avid triathlete myself so I thought this book might be tailor made for myself. However, the author of the book was not a down-to-earth man. The book is full of unnecessary exaggerating and boring descriptions, and excuses when the author - an avid triathlete - failed.
    The book contained only very few advices for an amateur triathlete.
    Narration was no good either.
    If you are a beginning or just amateur triathlete I'd suggest to listen or read Iron War or I'm here to Win by Chris McCormack.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Iron War: Dave Scott, Mark Allen, and the Greatest Race Ever Run

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Matt Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Seth Michael Donsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (88)

    The 1989 Ironman World Championship was the greatest race ever in endurance sports. In a spectacular duel that became known as the Iron War, the world's two strongest athletes raced side by side at world-record pace for a grueling 139 miles. Driven by one of the fiercest rivalries in triathlon, Dave Scott and Mark Allen raced shoulder to shoulder through Ironman’s 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike race, and 26.2-mile marathon. After 8 punishing hours, both men would demolish the previous record - and cross the finish line a mere 58 seconds apart.

    Gabriel says: "Fine Story....But the Narration!!!!"
    "Greatest race ever run"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Both, Dave Scott and Mark Allen


    Have you listened to any of Seth Michael Donsky’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I quite liked the narration by Seth M. Donsky


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, my triathlon bible. If you do a triathlon or thinking about doing, this is a must have book. Even though not, this is a great biography of two of the greatest athletes of 20th century.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days - and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance!

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Dean Karnazes, Matt Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Dean Karnazes
    Overall
    (219)
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    (118)
    Story
    (116)

    In the Fall of 2006, Dean Karnazes, known as "the Lance Armstrong of the running world", took on the ultimate challenge: running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days. Dean set off in a caravan packed with fellow runners, with nothing more than a roadmap and a determination that defied all physical limitations.

    Michael says: "Missed the mark"
    "Before running a marathon listen to this book"
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    Thanks to Dean Karnazes and his 50/50 I was able to improve my levels of fitness indefinitely and enjoy running better than ever. Whether you enjoy running or not, this is a great motivational book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Covey
    Overall
    (6576)
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    (3420)
    Story
    (3418)

    Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new forward and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant.

    Scott says: "A true guide for life"
    "This is a must read/listen book"
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    This is really superb book and I already listen/read this book from cover to cover multiple time. Stephen Covey is a true role model, intelligent principled person and it was a privilege to listen to his voice throughout the book. I wish I ll manage to apply habits from that book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cinderella Man: James Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jeremy Schaap
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (29)

    Lost in the annals of boxing is the sport's true Cinderella story. James J. Braddock, dubbed "Cinderella Man" by Damon Runyon, was a once promising light heavyweight for whom a string of losses in the ring and a broken right hand happened to coincide with the Great Crash of 1929.

    Marcus Anthony says: "Excellent"
    "Cindirella man"
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    As an avid boxing fan, I really enjoyed listening to old stories. The book was quite factual but I liked it, as well as both main characters Max Bear and Jim Braddock, who was greatly portrayed in the movie by Russel Crowe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman
    • Narrated By Quincy Dunn-Baker
    Overall
    (903)
    Performance
    (813)
    Story
    (823)

    A dominant force in the sport of ultrarunning, Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run and a two-time winner of the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon through Death Valley. Eat & Run offers an inspirational account of Jurek’s life as a runner and vegan. Regaling listeners with jaw-dropping tales of endurance, Jurek also delivers sound science and practical advice—as well as his favorite plant-based recipes.

    Heidi says: "If you liked "Born to Run"...get this book!!!"
    "Best book on running"
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    What did you love best about Eat and Run?

    An honest and revealing confession of one of the greatest athletes ever lived. I am an avid triathlete and this book was maybe the best sport's book I have read.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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