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Wait, What? audiobook cover art

Loved this!

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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: 08-08-18

I bought this book after seeing several of Mr. Ryan's graduation speeches on Youtube and learning he was to become the next president of the University of Virginia. I recommend this book without reservation - it has something for everyone.

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Two narrators give it an interesting perspective

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This book is narrated, like it is written, by Scott and his wife Jenny. I have read a great number of long distance hiking books as I enjoy the activity, and this perspective allowed this book some uniqueness in the genre. If you are looking for a detailed account of what you might see on a journey of this magnitude, this is not the book for you, as this book is about the difficulties in completing this trail fast. Scott's wife came off as needy and was somewhat irritating, though the parts Scott wrote were interesting. Too bad they didn't also throw in Speedgoat's perspective!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Enjoyable Listen

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I am sure that you aren't looking at this book unless you are a S&G fan, and I bought it for the same reason. I enjoyed it most in unexpected ways, however, as Simon's description of the work that went into writing some of his songs had me going back to listen to them again with a new perspective. Much of his newer stuff has had little interest for me, as it lacks the hooks found in his earlier stuff. After hearing about his thought process, I found the songs much more interesting. Highly recommended biography.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Born to Run audiobook cover art

Like having The Boss sitting in the car with you!

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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: 03-23-17

What made the experience of listening to Born to Run the most enjoyable?

The Boss himself narrates the story. It is like having him sitting next to you telling you about his life! And I was amazed and impressed by the erudition throughout the book. He is a really sharp guy and an interesting storyteller. I reignited my interest in hearing some of the older songs in his catalog.