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    • The Ghost Runner

    • The Tragedy of the Man They Couldn't Stop
    • By: Bill Jones
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The true, heart-breaking story of a man the world came to know as the ‘ghost runner’. The mystery man threw off his disguise and started to run. Furious stewards gave chase. The crowd roared. A legend was born. Soon the world would know him as 'the ghost runner'. John Tarrant: the extraordinary man whom nobody could stop. As a hapless teenage boxer in the 1950s, he'd been paid £17 expenses. When he wanted to run, he was banned for life. Now he was fighting back, gate-crashing races all over Britain. No number on his shirt; no friends in high places.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Ghost Runner

    • The Tragedy of the Man They Couldn’t Stop
    • By: Bill Jones
    • Narrated by: Clive Anderson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Soon the world would know him as “the ghost runner", John Tarrant, the extraordinary man whom nobody could stop. As a hapless teenage boxer in the 1950s, he’d been paid £17 expenses. When he wanted to run, he was banned for life. His amateur status had been compromised...forever. Now he was fighting back, gate-crashing races all over Britain. No number on his shirt. No friends in high places. Soon he would be a record-breaker, one of the greatest long-distance runners the world had ever seen.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating but.....

    • By Aleksandar on 07-13-15

    Regular price: $18.87

    • Alone

    • The Triumph and Tragedy of John Curry
    • By: Bill Jones
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    One winter's night in 1976, over 20 million people in Britain watched John Curry skate to Olympic glory on an ice rink in Austria. Many millions more watched around the world. Overnight he became one of the most famous men on the planet. He was awarded the OBE. He was chosen as BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Curry had changed ice skating from marginal sport to high art. And yet the man was - and would always remain - an absolute mystery to a world that had been dazzled by his gift.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So typical of a genius - tragedy and mental illness seem to be a hallmark

    • By Deb on 07-10-17
    • The Triumph and Tragedy of John Curry
    • By: Bill Jones
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 09-16-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The New Yorker (Oct. 2, 2006)

    • By: Dorothy Wickenden, Bill Buford, Ben Bradlee, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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    "Top of the Class" by Dorothy Wickenden; "TV Dinners" by Bill Buford; "A Return" by Ben Bradlee; "Untrung" by Jim Holt; "The Closer" by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Power Players" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, December 24th & 31st 2012: Part 2 (Keith Gessen, Bill Wyman, Sasha Frere-Jones)

    • By: Keith Gessen, Bill Wyman, Sasha Frere-Jones
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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    "In Funds We Trust?", by James Surowiecki; "Polar Express", by Keith Gessen; "The Pale King", by Bill Wyman; and "In the Rough", by Sasha Frere-Jones.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Trump Tries to Shore up Support in Wisconsin

    • By: Bill Glauber, Craig Gilbert, Meg Jones
    • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
    • Length: 6 mins
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    When it comes to campaigning in Wisconsin, Donald Trump is following the advice of former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson.

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    • The New Yorker (June 26, 2006)

    • By: Louis Menand, James Surowiecki, Cynthia Gorney, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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    "Name That Tone" by Louis Menand; "FIFA's Fiefdom" by James Surowiecki; "Reversing Roe" by Cynthia Gorney; "What I Learned" by David Sedaris; "The Dessert Lab" by Bill Buford; "Fine Tuning" by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Prisoners" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (May 1, 2006)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Bill Buford, Daniel Raeburn, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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    "Rummyache" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Carnal Knowledge" by Bill Buford; "Vessels" by Daniel Raeburn; "Making Nice" by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Home and Away" by Nancy Franklin; and "Last Impressions" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95