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Don't Stop Me Now Audiobook

Don't Stop Me Now: 26.2 Tales of a Runner's Obsession

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Funny, inspiring, honest - the perfect listen for anyone with well-worn trainers by the door (or who's thinking of buying a pair...).

Vassos Alexander shares the highs and lows of falling in love with running, from his first paltry efforts to reach the end of his street to completing ultra-marathons and triathlons in the same weekend. This is a celebration of running - and what lots of us think about when we run. Part escape, part self-discovery, part therapy, part weight loss. Part simple childlike joy of running when you could be walking. Each of the 26.2 chapters also features a fascinating insight into how others first started - from Paula Radcliffe to Steve Cram, the Brownlees to Jenson Button, Nicky Campbell to Nell McAndrew.

©2015 Vassos Alexander (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    rodrigo 04-17-16
    rodrigo 04-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Inspiring to build up your mileage."

    I listened while training for a half marathon. The inspiring stories of athletes who went from normal lifers to ultra marathoners makes that 10 miles "long" training session short. And helps to put into perspective how "tired" you are after running 10k.... It helped me get to the half marathon level.

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  • john-paul
    4/14/16
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    "Inspirational."

    whilst listening to this book I have stopped smoking and been for about 20 runs. I am now set to run my first 10k.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel Parnham
    Sheffield
    9/14/16
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    "Listened whilst running!"

    I listened whilst training for Great North Run - absolutely loved it. Vassos is my running guru - keep telling everyone about him. Think the fact he was narrating is what made it so engaging. I feel we're now running buddies!!!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rose
    3/30/16
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    "even reading this book is exhausting"

    I intend to attempt fairness with this book. I didn't like either the style of its construction or the way it was read. That's just a criticism on my part and others will I'm sure love it. It's written like a journalist would write a book which is to say full of interviews, anecdotes and back history. I don't think much to the format. Having said that there are some amusing passages in it and some very interesting observations about running. It's the kind of book you might 'dip in and out of' at leisure. The trouble is, it's read the way a journalist would read a newspaper article and I don't personally think much to that. However, if you like running then give this book a go. You might like it more than I do.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Ross
    7/11/17
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    "Well narrated and interesting, but not inspiring"
    Any additional comments?

    Whilst the story line was interesting, with a range of anecdotes and a very interesting style (each chapter begins by profiling a mile of Alexander's Outlaw Ironman Triathlon run leg), I didn't find the book inspiring. Despite discussing this with others who have read the book, I can't work out why.

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  • stuart brazier
    6/29/17
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    "Awesome read, really funny, relaxed just great"
    What made the experience of listening to Don't Stop Me Now the most enjoyable?

    Its a great read, by a somewhat normal bloke that loves to run, ok he's on the radio has a great voice for an audio book, but the experiences he tells are so familiar to anyone who runs and its just a damn good read.


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  • Tuffers
    6/23/17
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    "Great book"

    this is about the sixth time of listening to this book and will be doing so many more times

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  • Awinf
    6/14/17
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    "Am unremarkable, personal account with wooden narration, avoid"

    This audio book stands as testament to the fact that;
    A. Being a good, entertaining sports journalist doesn't mean you're also a good author
    B. Having a voice and personality which works well on live radio doesn't mean you can narrate audio books
    C. Having a very famous 'mate' with a series of successful books, narrated by himself, doesn't mean you can copy him as successfully
    D. Name checking celebrities every 2 minutes doesn't make for entertaining trading.
    This really is a truly awful audio book and after listening to nearly 50 it's the first I've abandoned and I've listened to some bad ones! The 'story' is an unremarkable, personal account of running which has been 'embellished' with numerous, tenuous quotes from famous people that quite frankly serve only to distract.
    The narration is dreadful, wooden, stilted and uncomfortable. Ultimately I could stand no more.
    Publishers need to realise that there's more to just having a celebrity author read their own book, narration is an art form that can make or break an audio book.
    Save your money, Vassos isn't Chris Evans.

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  • Emma Jones
    Brighton
    6/13/17
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    "So inspiring"

    Whilst Vassos may only be pretending to be an unfit middle aged man when he starts this he definitely does a good impression of one and therefore manages to be totally engaging and inspiring. As many other reviewers said I have been prompted back into running at a time when I felt I had little else to be enthused by. Thank you!

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  • Callum
    5/24/17
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    "A fun and inspiring jaunt"

    After completely falling out of love with running, this book has inspired me to get back on it, with insightful contributions from legends and funny anecdotes of personal experience we can all relate to. I've managed to plough through this in no time, it's even got me thinking about that elusive ironman again!
    Would thoroughly recommend it!

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  • PB12
    4/22/17
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    "Inspiring, addictive listening"
    Would you listen to Don't Stop Me Now again? Why?

    Worth more than one go through to fully appreciate the breadth and depth of info


    What does Vassos Alexander bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I always prefer narration by the author- more personal listening experience and Vassos clearly articulates knowledge and experience with humour and passion


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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