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Running with the Kenyans | [Adharanand Finn]

Running with the Kenyans

After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest races, Adharanand Finn set out to discover just what it was that made them so fast - and to see if he could keep up. Packing up his life he moved from Devon to Iten, in Kenya, to eat with, interview, sleep beside and - most importantly – run with, some of the greatest runners in the world. In the distance rests his dream, to join the best of the Kenyan athletes in an epic first marathon across the Kenyan plains.
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After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest races, Adharanand Finn set out to discover just what it was that made them so fast - and to see if he could keep up. Packing up his life he moved from Devon to Iten, in Kenya, to eat with, interview, sleep beside and - most importantly – run with, some of the greatest runners in the world. In the distance rests his dream, to join the best of the Kenyan athletes in an epic first marathon across the Kenyan plains.

©2012 Adharanand Finn (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd

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  • Andrew
    Zürich, Switzerland
    7/23/13
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    "A thoroughly interesting tale"
    Where does Running with the Kenyans rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    First audiobook I have listened to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Running with the Kenyans?

    The Fartlek run.


    Which character – as performed by Paul Tyreman – was your favourite?

    Kipsang


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    These people aren't just born to run, they live to run.


    Any additional comments?

    Paul Tyreman performs an excellent narration

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • SAJ
    UK
    3/21/13
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    "A great listen"

    Fascinating story about a journalist who moves his family to Kenya to experience life as a runner out there. I found this to be a really addictive listen – the writer paints a vivid picture of both the characters and the epic environment. And, of course, being a runner, I was completely gripped by the theme of trying to uncover just what it is that makes Kenyans the best runners on earth. An engaging book that I was sad to finish.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Joanne
    Farnborough, United Kingdom
    11/10/13
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    "interesting read - even for a non-runner like me!"
    Would you listen to Running with the Kenyans again? Why?

    Really good book - enjoyed it very much even though I have no interest in running and didn't know the author or anything about Kenya. I have since listened to it again and quite possibly enjoyed it more the second time. He paints a picture of what it was like for an ordinary person to live and train with the Kenyan's - I could really imagine what it was like to be an outsider and train with possibly the best runners in the world.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Running with the Kenyans?

    The whole story is as much about the people and his family as it is about running.
    Even if you don't like sports (and I am definitely only mildly interested at best!) I am sure you will still enjoy this book for its real story of an everyday man out of his usual element.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anil
    MANCHESTER, United Kingdom
    7/5/13
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    "The best book I have ever read."
    Would you listen to Running with the Kenyans again? Why?

    Yes, so inspirational, beautifully written from start to finish. I feel like a film could be be made from Adharanands story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think Adharanands children were my favorite. Such a life changing move and so young, they adapted so well in the circumstances. As a newish father myself, i was intrigued how they took this adventure and how they kept themselves occupied.


    What does Paul Tyreman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Superb narrator, will be looking for more of his narrations. The accents he produced especially of the Kenyans and the Irish characters gave a cinematic experience.


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

    I have to say his story nearly made me cry when Adharanand was saying his goodbyes to his team mates at the end of the book.

    I couldn't help laughing when he had to say what his 'full name' was to the cross country Official.


    Any additional comments?

    Adharanand Finn, you are a legend. Please do more traveling, writing and running..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • penny
    Putney, United Kingdom
    4/18/13
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    "Inspiring"

    Amazing book, very well written, witty, descriptive and a great story. If you love running you will love this book. Well read too with great dialect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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