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Shawn

Glasgow, KY United States
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  • Runner's World Complete Book of Running

  • Everything You Need to Run for Weight Loss, Fitness, and Competition
  • By: Amby Burfoot
  • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

The sport of running is ever changing, be it the shoes we wear or the goals we set, the training methods we use or the role models we emulate. But there is one constant: For 40 years, Runner’s World magazine has been recognized worldwide as the leading authority on running. Now the collective wisdom of the most savvy running writers, coaches, and editors can be found in Runner’s World Complete Book of Running.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great comprehensive book for running beginners

  • By Sunil Mumbai on 01-06-16

A cheap way to make an audiobook...

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

Reviewed: 09-11-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This book is a compilation of articles taken from Runner's World magazine. The good thing is that there is a lot of good information contained in all of the articles that are read. The downside, though, is that it lacks a cohesive nature. As you would expect, articles written by different authors contain different content and are relaying that author's particular style/method/best practices. Unfortunately, these do not always mesh with one another (conflicts across articles) and when they do, you listen to the same content repeatedly (repetition across articles). I was hoping for a good detailed immersion into running. That detail is definitely there, but you have to pick it out from the repetition and conflicts.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Scoundrels: Star Wars Legends

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,228

Han Solo should be basking in his moment of glory. After all, the cocky smuggler and captain of the Millennium Falcon just played a key role in the daring raid that destroyed the Death Star and landed the first serious blow to the Empire in its war against the Rebel Alliance. But after losing the reward his heroics earned him, Han's got nothing to celebrate. Especially since he's deep in debt to the ruthless crime lord Jabba the Hutt. There's a bounty on Han's head - and if he can't cough up the credits, he'll surely pay with his hide. The only thing that can save him is a king's ransom. Or maybe a gangster's fortune?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I ROLLED MY CHANCE CUBES AND WON ON THIS BOOK!

  • By The Art of Fun on 01-02-13

A great listen in the classic Star Wars style

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

Reviewed: 02-11-13

What made the experience of listening to Scoundrels: Star Wars the most enjoyable?

The scoundrels always seem to be jumping from one scheme to another, barely keeping up with costs and ahead of the law. A once in a lifetime opportunity for a score causes Han and Chewie to pull together the best of the worst they can find to pull it off. The group has to break into an impenetrable fortress and get out with their lives and the loot! Things go right and things go awry, so they've got to play it loose. Twists and turns abound with a well known helment sneaking in at the end.

A great listen!

  • The Unopened Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

  • By: John Taylor
  • Narrated by: Simon Callow, Nicky Henson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Here are six extraordinary adventures, never revealed before, starring Simon Callow as Sherlock Holmes and Nicky Henson as Dr Watson, written by John Taylor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good stories, but not by Arthur Conan Doyle

  • By Shawn on 08-05-09

Good stories, but not by Arthur Conan Doyle

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-09

I am a Sherlock Holmes fan and enjoyed the uniqueness of the 6 mysteries included in this collection. While most of the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories keep me wondering right to the end, these seemed to be a bit easier to figure out before the final "reveal", though.

I would recommend the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories first, also available through Audible. Don't be misled as I was, though. There has been an error and the author is listed as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but it is not. These are not any of the original 56 short stories. They are based on the characters by ACD, but the stories are actually written by someone else.

Enjoy, but be aware...

15 of 15 people found this review helpful