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  • Hell on Two Wheels

  • By: Amy Snyder
  • Narrated by: Sheila Stasack
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 82

Three-time Ironman finisher Amy Snyder takes the wraps off the best kept secret in the sports world, the Race Across America (RAAM), a bicycle race like no other. Unlike its famous cousin the Tour de France, RAAM is much crazier, more gothic, and even savage: Once the gun goes off the clock doesn't stop, and the first rider to complete the prescribed 3,000-mile route is the victor. In Hell on Two Wheels, Snyder follows a group of athletes before, during, and after the 2009 RAAM.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A documentary of the toughest bike race

  • By James on 12-19-13

RAAM, from a inside view

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

Took a bit to get into for myself. However, once through the deep back story it was truly enjoyable.

A lot going on through out it. Makes you realize how far someone can push the human body. very impressive.

  • The Secret Race

  • Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs
  • By: Tyler Hamilton, Daniel Coyle
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 997
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000

Here is an explosive book that takes us, for the first time, deep inside a shadowy, fascinating, and surreal world of unscrupulous doctors, anything-goes team directors, and athletes so relentlessly driven to succeed that they would do anything—and take any risk, physical, mental, or moral—to gain the edge they needed to win. The Secret Race is a riveting, courageous act of witness from a man who is as determined to reveal the hard truth about his sport as he once was to win the Tour de France.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping and fascinating

  • By Alan on 09-09-12

Blow your mind

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-17

A very detailed account, feels like the truth. Thanks for writing about it.

As always, the narrator was top notch. He has done more than a few other cycling books. Really enjoyed this.

  • Pro Cycling on $10 a Day

  • From Fat Kid to Euro Pro
  • By: Phil Gaimon
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 182

Plump, grumpy, slumped on the couch, and going nowhere fast at age 16, Phil Gaimon began riding a bicycle with the grand ambition of shedding a few pounds before going off to college. He soon fell into racing and discovered he was a natural, riding his way into a pro contract after just one season despite utter ignorance of a century of cycling etiquette. Now, in his book Pro Cycling on $10 a Day, Phil brings the full powers of his wit to tell his story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Greatest Cycling Book!

  • By cyclephreak on 03-08-17

Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-17

Everything a cyclist needs. Fun stories , with facts, then smothered in sarcasm.

Stay clean!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Faster

  • The Obsession, Science and Luck Behind the World's Fastest Cyclists
  • By: Michael Hutchinson
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

For professional cyclists, going faster and winning are, of course, closely related. Yet surprisingly, for many, a desire to go faster is much more important than a desire to win. Someone who wants to go faster will work at the details and take small steps rather than focusing on winning. Winning just happens when you do everything right - it's the doing everything right that's hard. And that's what fascinates and obsesses Michael Hutchinson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By Turtle on 11-07-16

Every cycling book is worth 5's.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-22-17

Soon as you finish one book related to the sport of cycling, the question is usually what is next.

If just getting in to the sport, this might be a better book for later on. As for a the avid rider or even a little obsessed (me)... this is is a must listen!

Loads of information, great tales and well put together. Thanks

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Slaying the Badger

  • Greg LeMond, Bernard Hinault, and the Greatest Tour de France
  • By: Richard Moore
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Bernard Hinault is "Le Blaireau", the Badger. Tough as old boots, he is the old warrior of the French peloton, as revered as he is feared for his ferocious attacks. He has won five Tours de France, marking his name into the history books as a member of cycling's most exclusive club. Yet as the 1986 Tour de France ascends into the mountains, a boyish and friendly young American named Greg LeMond threatens the Badger - and France's entire cycling heritage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and easy to follow

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-06-18

Really a great story and cycling story, loved it.

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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: 05-16-17

So much to take in... all the high profile characters, all the interviews, back story... it was all woven together for a book that keeps you wanting more.

As a cycling enthusiast, it would be a must listen. Inspired because of it, Thanks.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94,079
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82,540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82,057

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

A slap in the face with reality... loved it!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-17

This audio book does a really great job with current real-world content and in your face reality with heavy doses of comedy.

what I really enjoyed about this book compared to other audio self-help books is that there was no defining list or steps that you must follow 1 2 3 4 5... read or listen for yourself, and enjoy

  • Cycling

  • Philosophy For Everyone
  • By: Jess Ilundin-Agurruza
  • Narrated by: JD Cullum
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58

Covering interesting and varied philosophical terrain, Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone explores in a fun but critical way the rich philosophical, cultural, and existential experiences that arise when two wheels are propelled by human energy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inhanced my love of cycling

  • By Matthew on 01-08-11

Must have.

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

This was my third audio book revolving around cycling. Enjoyed the tales, and how different chapters were written by other people. Great flow, just a little dry in comparison. It's all about the bike, and the 95 cycling rules were much more my speed. if you are a cyclists, it's still a must have

  • When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead

  • Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man
  • By: Jerry Weintraub, Rich Cohen, George Clooney (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Jerry Weintraub
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,045
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,039

Here is the story of Jerry Weintraub: the self-made, Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised impresario, Hollywood producer, legendary deal maker, and friend of politicians and stars. No matter where nature has placed him - the club rooms of Brooklyn, the Mafia dives of New York's Lower East Side, the wilds of Alaska, or the hills of Hollywood - he has found a way to put on a show and sell tickets at the door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great stories!

  • By Myles on 12-31-14

Any type of listeners will enjoy this man story!

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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: 02-22-16

Enjoyed the entire book. Having Jerry narrate make this book a 5 for me. His thick accent, and inflection while weaving a retold story helps paint the picture. When he is choked up about parents is a very real moment and I'm glad it didn't get cut or redone. Thanks!

  • Sales Management. Simplified

  • The Straight Truth About Getting Exceptional Results from Your Sales Team
  • By: Mike Weinberg
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802

Why do sales organizations fall short? Every day expert consultants like Mike Weinberg are called on by companies large and small to find the answer - and it's one that may surprise you. Typically the issue lies not with the sales team - but with how it is being led. Through their attitude and actions, senior executives and sales managers unknowingly undermine performance. In Sales Management. Simplified. Weinberg tells it straight, calling out the problems plaguing sales forces and the costly mistakes made by even the best-intentioned sales managers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Results over Activity? Results win

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-01-16

Nailed it!

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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: 02-03-16

Slap on the heads phones, and grab on for a case of in your face "truths" about sales, and sales management.

I took a lot away from this book. Really enjoyed the quick chapters, and the pace of all the information. Of course I had to bookmark plenty of sections so that I can go back and revisit again later.

Great option for new management or seasoned professionals that need a little octane boost.

Thanks!