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  • Once a Runner

  • By: John L. Parker Jr.
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 695
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  • Story
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Once a Runner captures the essence of what it means to be a competitive runner; to devote your entire existence to a single-minded pursuit of excellence. It has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever written. Originally self-published in 1978 and sold at road races out of the trunk of the author's car, reading the book became a rite of passage for many runners, and tattered copies were handed down like sacred texts from generation to generation.

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  • Spellbinding!

  • By Rick J. Mitchell on 03-28-10

Motivating and touching!

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I loved this book! I kept wanting to stay in my car and listen after making it to work. the book has perfect pacing that keeps you engrossed and great characters!