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  • Running Man

  • A Memoir
  • By: Charlie Engle
  • Narrated by: Charlie Engle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728

After a decade-long addiction to crack cocaine and alcohol, Charlie Engle hit bottom with a near-fatal six-day binge that ended in a hail of bullets. As Engle got sober, he turned to running, which became his lifeline, his pastime, and his salvation. He began with marathons, and when marathons weren't far enough he began to take on ultramarathons, races that went for 35, 50, and sometimes hundreds of miles, traveling to some of the most unforgiving places on earth to race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • unexpectedly excellent book

  • By Ric Walton on 03-22-17

Incredible Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-18

Where does Running Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I couldn't stop listening to this book, the story completely sucked me in. So glad the author read it too!

  • A Race Like No Other

  • 26.2 Miles Through the Streets of New York
  • By: Liz Robbins
  • Narrated by: Chris Fogg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

New York Times reporter Liz Robbins brings the famed New York City Marathon to life, capturing the day's festivities mile by mile. She tells the stories of the determined competitors - from their friendships and rivalries to their adversity and redemption - through the prism of the unforgettable 2007 race. Infused with rich history of the event's legends and its colorful neighborhood characters, A Race Like No Other provides a curbside seat to the first Sunday in November, breathlessly carrying the reader from the start on the Verrazano to the triumphant finish line.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, horrible narrator

  • By N. Craig on 10-02-17

Great Stories and Great for Visualization

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-18

What did you love best about A Race Like No Other?

I loved this book, I read it years ago and it was just as exciting to listen to. This book is a great visualization strategy for anyone running the marathon.

  • The Brave Athlete

  • Calm the F--k Down and Rise to the Occasion
  • By: Simon Marshall PhD, Lesley Paterson
  • Narrated by: Simon Marshall, Lesley Paterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 233

The Brave Athlete solves the 13 most common mental conundrums athletes face in their everyday training and in races. You don't have one brain - you have three; your ancient Chimp brain that keeps you alive, your modern Professor brain that navigates the civilized world, and your Computer brain that accesses your memories and runs your habits (good and bad). They fight for control all the time and that's when bad things happen. What if you could stop the thoughts and feelings you don't want? You can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • F-ing good book

  • By Soren G. Brockdorf on 05-24-18

Better Read than Listened To

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-18

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This book would be a far better read because of the recipe-like structure of the book. Also, I found the metaphors and euphemisms used to take away from the science behind the book.