We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Again to Carthage | [John L. Parker Jr.]

Again to Carthage

Quenton Cassidy thought he had left his athletic career far behind as he built a successful professional career in south Florida. But as several personal tragedies and the wear and tear of life began to weigh upon him, he wonders if perhaps he hasn't given up a special part of his life too soon. His return to the world of competitive running is dramatic and revelatory to both the protagonist and the listener, as is his desperate, all-out attempt to make on last Olympic team.
Regular Price:$18.86
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Quenton Cassidy thought he had left his athletic career far behind as he built a successful professional career in south Florida. But as several personal tragedies and the wear and tear of life began to weigh upon him, he wonders if perhaps he hasn't given up a special part of his life too soon. His return to the world of competitive running is dramatic and revelatory to both the protagonist and the listener, as is his desperate, all-out attempt to make on last Olympic team.

©2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.; ©2010 John L. Parker Jr.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (47 )
5 star
 (18)
4 star
 (19)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (3)
Overall
4.2 (20 )
5 star
 (8)
4 star
 (9)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.2 (21 )
5 star
 (6)
4 star
 (13)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Gerard Wallan, Australia 08-12-10
    Gerard Wallan, Australia 08-12-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Again to Carthage"

    Along with Once a Runner this book Again to Carthage has insights in what makes a runner tick that only another runner will ever know. By that I`m talking about those of us who define ourselves by that name who come to life at the mention of it and never need to be asked twice to go training.There are chapters in this book that made me cry tears of joy as i tooled along one of my regular bush tracks as i heard what could have been my own words in how i described myself and what running meant to me. I felt myself becoming Quinten because i felt the same. I am an Ironman legend triathlete and a 30 time marathoner I am an undertaker of the difficult task, and the book enunciated perfectly. In the chapter of the marathon trials i felt and knew like an old friend every step, every feeling and emotion that Quinten had and Johns description of that was perfect for me. If you want a book about races splits times and results then read something else. This book is a continuation of the life and the real meaning of what a real runner feels and dreams about. In short to put in the effort he did demands a committment to running that trancends a race or a result. It is something much deeper than that. It is a book about looking into your heart and soul. I have it on my iPod and this book as well as Once a Runner are now my constant companions as day after day i take the miles of trials and trials of miles.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Andy Westport, CT, United States 06-16-12
    Andy Westport, CT, United States 06-16-12 Member Since 2002
    HELPFUL VOTES
    559
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    452
    344
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    250
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "a relevant sequel"

    I read Once a Runner years ago when I was in High School and it was a great narrative to motivate me at the time. Now that I'm graduated from College, I liked the way Parker brings you through what it's like to have "commitment issues" with your running and get back into the sport.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Paul Katherine, Australia 10-13-10
    Paul Katherine, Australia 10-13-10 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    25
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Sadly not even close."

    I loved Once a runner, listened to it 3 times. I fell a sleep more than once during Carthage, boring, boring boring. Should have quit whilst he was ahead.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Martin greenville, NY, United States 07-18-10
    Martin greenville, NY, United States 07-18-10 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Don't do it!"

    If you are thinking of purchasing this book and expect it to be about running with many motivational passages about training or racing.... don't do it! If you expect to read a story about an inspirational comeback to make you feel good.... don't do it! If you expect to be entertained with pages full of interesting characters and stories.... don't do it! If you expect to laugh, cry, applaud or anything other than yawn.... don't do it! That being said, if you can't possibly find any other book on which to completely waste a credit.... do it!

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    kyle rome, GA, United States 01-25-13
    kyle rome, GA, United States 01-25-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "If your a guy and middle age this is your bible"
    Where does Again to Carthage rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the best. This is better than Parker's once a runner


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Again to Carthage?

    Trip to the Bahamas. Love the way it is arranged into stories about life


    What about Patrick Lawlor’s performance did you like?

    He did a good job narrating but I had a hard time realizing who was speaking in the story. His voice does not sound different when characters are speaking


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Live your life like a clock


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of the best books of all time. An athletic mark twain and a 21st century Hemingway. The vocabulary is mental gymnastics.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-5 of 5 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.