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  • Strangers Drowning

  • Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help
  • By: Larissa MacFarquhar
  • Narrated by: Larissa MacFarquhar
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 114
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
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    4 out of 5 stars 101

What does it mean to devote yourself wholly to helping others? In Strangers Drowning, Larissa MacFarquhar seeks out people living lives of extreme ethical commitment and tells their deeply intimate stories: their stubborn integrity and their compromises; their bravery and their recklessness; their joys and defeats and wrenching dilemmas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen!

  • By Melissa House on 03-17-16

So Good.

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Reviewed: 08-25-16

An amazing look and not just extraordinary people but the nature of humanity and our mind. I can't recommend it enough.

  • Wheelmen

  • Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever
  • By: Reed Albergotti, Vanessa O'Connell
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 612

The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports. Lance Armstrong won a record-smashing seven Tours de France after staring down cancer, and in the process became an international symbol of resilience and courage. In a sport constantly dogged by blood-doping scandals, he seemed above the fray. Then, in January 2013, the legend imploded. He admitted doping during the Tours and, in an interview with Oprah, described his "mythic, perfect story" as "one big lie."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Detailed and balanced account

  • By Gabriel on 11-19-13

Not about the bike

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Reviewed: 04-07-16

I don't care about cycling but I loved this deeply reported and well written book. The scale of the conspiracy and the way the story takes down not just Lance but sports and American culture makes this book about more than just bikes and athletes. A great story and a great piece of investigative journalism.