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Neil

Neil LEEDS, United Kingdom

While driving my car I enjoy listening to memoirs and business books. While running I like listening to books about running.

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  • "Great Listen"

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    I'm really enjoying this. It is a great insight into Tiger Woods and specifically how he plays golf. It is not the tell tale expose people might expect and although there are some colourful details about Tiger's character in the main these are things people already know, he's sullen, super focused etc etc.

    There is brilliant stuff about how Tiger learns, how he adapts to change and how he prepares to play. His relationship with Haney and how Haney felt during his association with Tiger is fascinating stuff.

    There are few account of golfers playing in their prime that are written from such a close perspective. Golfers themselves are not necessarily able to disengage enough to write such a detailed and insightful account of what made them play the way they played or act the way they acted (Mark James' book on the Ryder Cup for example...). Haney's position as coach makes him a brilliant observer of Tiger and the account he gives feels remarkably authentic.

    It would be churlish to say that Haney's narration lets the book down, however his narration is very much in the good not great category. Also, some of the editing of the audio is clunky and should really have been better.

    Overall, if you are interested in Tiger this is a fantastic book. If you interested in gossip and tittle tattle about his lifestyle then there are other places to get that info.

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    The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Hank Haney
    • Narrated By Hank Haney
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    The Big Miss is Hank Haney's candid and surprisingly insightful account of his tumultuous six-year journey with Tiger Woods, during which the supremely gifted golfer collected six major championships and rewrote golf history. Hank was one of the very few people allowed behind the curtain. He was with Tiger 110 days a year, spoke to him over 200 days a year, and stayed at his home up to 30 days a year, observing him in nearly every circumstance....

    Neil says: "Great Listen"
  • "If only running were this enjoyable."

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    I really enjoyed this. It is a fun story with good characters which mixes informative content about the Tarahumara people and the physiology of running with some inspirational stories about ultra-runners and their various exploits.

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    Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners and learn their secrets - and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.

    richard says: "Born to Run"
  • "Another great Michael Lewis Book"

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    I really like Michael Lewis' writing. He has the ability to explain complex theories and strategies in simple engaging language. He turns real people and events into brilliant storylines which are enlightening and often fascinating. This book is no exception.

    That said, I don't think I found baseball as engrossing a topic as those covered elsewhere by Lewis. People are correct that this book is not simply about baseball but clearly it has baseball at its heart.

    If I was a baseball fan I would have given this 5 stars. My 4 star review is not really a fair reflection on the quality of writing, the quality of insight or the quality of the reading or production of this book - on all of those levels I found it excellent.

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    Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Moneyball is a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the giant offices of major league teams and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers, and physics professors.

    Colin says: "Recommended reading for all sports fans"
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UNABRIDGED) by Alex Ferguson Narrated by Alex Ferguson, James Macpherson

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    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Alex Ferguson
    • Narrated By Alex Ferguson, James Macpherson
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    The celebratory, revealing, inspiring and entertaining autobiography of the greatest manager in the history of British football. Sir Alex announced his retirement as manager of Manchester United after 27 years in the role. He has gone out in a blaze of glory, with United winning the Premier League for the 13th time, and he is widely considered to be the greatest manager in the history of British football. Over the last quarter of a century there have been seismic changes at Manchester United.

    Ehsan says: "Disappointing"
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    Chris says: "An extremely open account of a rollercoaster life!"
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    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Chris Froome
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of the revealing, inspirational memoir from the British winner of the Tour de France. The Climb tells the extraordinary story of Chris Froome's journey from a young boy in Kenya, riding through townships and past wild animals, and with few opportunities for an aspiring cyclist, to his unforgettable yellow jersey victory in the 2013 Tour de France.

    O' says: "Tour Fever! An incredibly interesting story."
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UNABRIDGED) by Haruki Murakami Narrated by Ray Porter

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    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
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    Kevin says: "Motivational, Insightful, Poetic"
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    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Christopher McDougall
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    Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners and learn their secrets - and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.

    richard says: "Born to Run"
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    "From kicking a ball as a kid under the street lamps of Poplar and standing on Highbury's North Bank with my dad, to my first game at West Ham, I was born head over heels in love with football. It saved me, and 50 years on that hasn't changed one bit - I'd be lost without it..." Harry is the manager who has seen it all - from from a dismal 70s Portakabin at Oxford City and training pitches with trees in the middle to the unbeatable highs of the Premiership, lifting the FA Cup and taking on Real Madrid in the Champions League.

    abdulaziz says: "Fantasticly written & narrated"
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    In Clare Balding's family, walking just took too long - she galloped through the countryside and she galloped through life. Then, in 1999, Clare took a call from a BBC producer looking for a presenter for a new radio series. "Do you walk?" she asked. "Well, I walk the dog...." That series, Ramblings, is still going strong - and Clare's caught the walking bug. Now she wants her family to share some of that pleasure. Her and her brother Andrew are determined to conquer the Wayfarer's Walk, a 71-mile route. What could possibly go wrong?

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    Oliver says: "Better Than I Expected"
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    Gary Black says: "Not just why England (will) lose!"
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    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
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    Steven says: "A very pleasant surprise"
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