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  • North

  • By: Scott Jurek, Jenny Jurek
  • Narrated by: Scott Jurek, Jenny Jurek
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089

 Scott Jurek is one of the world's best known and most beloved ultrarunners. Renowned for his remarkable endurance and speed, accomplished on a vegan diet, he's finished first in nearly all of ultrarunning's elite events over the course of his career. But after two decades of racing, training, speaking, and touring, Jurek felt an urgent need to discover something new about himself. He embarked on a wholly unique challenge, one that would force him to grow as a person and as an athlete: breaking the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing journey diminished by off putting profiles

  • By Carl on 06-03-18

Cry me a river

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

Just listen to your spouse bitch about work for 8 hours straight and save yourself from this misery. Thousands of people would give anything to have this opportunity, the author and his wife do nothing but complain, blah.

52 of 58 people found this review helpful

  • The One Minute Millionaire

  • The Enlightened Way to Wealth
  • By: Mark Victor Hansen, Robert G. Allen
  • Narrated by: Mark Victor Hansen, Robert G. Allen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

The co-creator of the Chicken Soup series, Mark Victor Hansen, and the personal finance author, Robert Allen, have come together in a collaboration that combines inspiration with know-how. Uniquely organized, The One Minute Millionaire combines fiction and nonfiction to show the way to true wealth. Half the book is a fable about a woman faced with a terrible dilemma: Michelle must earn a million dollars in 90 days to keep her family together.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • In the wrong category?

  • By Kevin Shaw on 05-04-04

Meh

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-15

Book came highly recommended from friends, but fell flat on me. Bottom line for me was if you want to make money it is all about real estate investments, which is quite unappealing to me.

  • The Phantom of Fifth Avenue

  • The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark
  • By: Meryl Gordon
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 146

Born in 1906, Huguette Clark grew up in her family's 121-room Beaux Arts mansion in New York and was one of the leading celebrities of her day. Her father, William Andrews Clark, was the second richest man in America. Huguette attended the coronation of King George V. And at 22, with a personal fortune of $50 million, she married a Princeton man and childhood friend. Two-years later the couple divorced. After a series of failed romances, Huguette began to withdraw from society. What happened to Huguette that turned a vivacious, young socialite into a recluse?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The OTHER Huguette Clark Book

  • By Teadrinker on 03-24-15

Great story

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

Reviewed: 04-16-15

Intriguing story, I could listen to it again, hope they make a movie sometime soon, highly recommended to anyone interested in history.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Empty Mansions

  • The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
  • By: Bill Dedman, Paul Clark Newell Jr.
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 870
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 764
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 771

When Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale, unoccupied for nearly 60 years, he stumbled through a surprising portal into American history. Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the 19th century with a 21st-century battle over a $300 million inheritance. At its heart is a reclusive heiress named Huguette Clark, a woman so secretive that, at the time of her death at age 104, no new photograph of her had been seen in decades.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost Great...

  • By Branden on 09-23-13

Intriguing

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

Reviewed: 04-09-15

What an interesting story. Not my typical read, but I am so interested, I am getting another book on the same subject.