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  • Gotham

  • A History of New York City to 1898
  • By: Edwin G. Burrows, Mike Wallace
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 67 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

In Gotham, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace have produced a monumental work of history, one that ranges from the Indian tribes that settled in and around the island of Manna-hata, to the consolidation of the five boroughs into Greater New York in 1898. It is an epic narrative, a story as vast and as varied as the city it chronicles, and it underscores that the history of New York is the story of our nation. The events and people who crowd this audiobook guarantee that this is no mere local history. It is in fact a portrait of the heart and soul of America....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THANK YOU!!!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-29-18

Must read for anyone interested in New York

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-18

This book is fantastic. Edwin Burrows and Mike Wallace paint New York in unbelievable detail, and Victor Bevine does an amazing job narrating. This book is honestly a must read/listen for anyone interested in New York in general or in what daily life was like in America before 1900.

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  • Your First Marathon

  • A Beginners Guide To Marathon Training, Marathon Preparation and Completing Your First Marathon
  • By: Richard Bond
  • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Would you like to know how to complete a marathon? To many people, having the desire to run a marathon is a mystery. But to others, it's one of the most natural activities in world. Running is one of the easiest sports to fit into a busy lifestyle. It doesn't cost you anything; you can do it anywhere and at any time. Most people will take up running to get fit or to lose weight initially. Once you get into it, and you've benefited from losing weight and getting fitter, you start to crave the desire of another challenge.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Outdated thinking?

  • By Siren East on 12-18-17

Outdated thinking?

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-17

Author focuses on what seem to me to be outdated ideas of carb-loading, intensity runs, and high-tech footware. I personally find "primal endurance" thinking much more compelling.

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