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N. Craig

Seattle, WA
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  • A Race Like No Other

  • 26.2 Miles Through the Streets of New York
  • By: Liz Robbins
  • Narrated by: Chris Fogg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

New York Times reporter Liz Robbins brings the famed New York City Marathon to life, capturing the day's festivities mile by mile. She tells the stories of the determined competitors - from their friendships and rivalries to their adversity and redemption - through the prism of the unforgettable 2007 race. Infused with rich history of the event's legends and its colorful neighborhood characters, A Race Like No Other provides a curbside seat to the first Sunday in November, breathlessly carrying the reader from the start on the Verrazano to the triumphant finish line.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, horrible narrator

  • By N. Craig on 10-02-17

Great story, horrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

A fantastic book, but better read in print. The narrator didn't bother researching the pronouncement of places, names or even common words in the English language. It's incredibly frustrating to hear her pronounce things wrong over and over and over. She even CHANGES how she pronounces the same things throughout the book. So annoying.

However, the book is awesome. So motivating if you're planning to run the NYCM

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