Running: A Love Story

How an Overweight Radio DJ Got Hooked on Running Marathons
Narrated by: Gerard Cronin
Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
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Dom Harvey is a hugely popular radio DJ. He's known for his funny gags and has been described as a shock-jock. So it might come as a surprise to find out that Dom is also seriously into running - marathon running. In fact, he loves it.  

This audiobook is a love story about running and about marathons especially. What got Dom into marathons? How did running save his life? And why, despite being an old fart, is he now trying to run even faster than ever before?  

Dom is just a regular guy who drank too much alcohol and ate too much shitty food, then fell in love with running and turned his life around (and became a bit of a running nerd along the way).

©2017 Dom Harvey (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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it was ok

it takes a while for the story to get going. I like the way he describes his experiences for Tokyo and Berlin because it was relatable. At times the reader was boring and mechanical. it was half a book later before he was more relaxed and engaging. Not a bad read if you like down to earth diaries.

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seriously funny and inspirational

Dom's book is a must read for runners. just love the message and humility that comes thru. so easy to lose a couple of hours listening to him give himself sh*t whilst pushing himself to new limits

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Narrator should have been Dom

New Zealand is proud to have Dom Harvey as one of its top radio hosts. Why not let Dom tell his story? Get real.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-24-19

loved the way the book was put together

struggled with the narrator a little very monotone but really enjoyed the journey that dom went through to achieve his goals

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  • Marie Layton
  • 05-08-19

Gave up after 4 chapters

About to embark on my 2nd marathon I had hoped to be inspired but unfortunately this book is littered with bad language and innuendoes. Distasteful and cringeworthy.

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  • binsie
  • 05-05-19

Not Just for the Runners

This book gets better as it goes along I found the first few chapters hard going but I’m so pleased I stuck with it.

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  • Gery Lynch
  • 01-28-19

Surprisingly Great

Don't normally go for sports biography. This is less the history of the great sportsman as an honest reflection on a great runner. Not the superstar of marathons but an ordinary joe who tries his best. His story makes it hard to put down.