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  • The Name of the Wind

  • Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 27 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54,874
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54,971

This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Joanna on 05-10-11

Great Read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-11

The story starts off as you would imagine, but goes deeper than ever. There are so many twist and turns, yet your understanding just grows and grows with each chapter. The ending leaves you wanting more.

  • The Long Run

  • One Man's Attempt to Regain his Athletic Career-and His Life - by Running the New York City Marathon
  • By: Matthew Long, Charles Butler
  • Narrated by: Matthew Del Negro
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389

On the morning of December 22, 2005, New York City firefighter Matt Long was cycling to work when he was struck by and sucked under a 20-ton bus making an illegal turn. The injuries he sustained pushed him within inches of death. Miraculously, after five months in the hospital and more than 40 operations, Matt was able to start his recovery. This book chronicles Matt's road to recovery as he teaches himself to walk again and, a mere three years later, to run in the 2008 New York City Marathon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Only 1/2 way through and loving it

  • By Sarah on 10-29-10

Inspirational!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-11

I listend to this while I was running, and going through a minor injury. This book will make you laugh, cry, and understand what it takes to push through your minor tweaks. If a man can get ran over by a bus, and then run a marathon, what can YOU do?!!

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