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  • Darien

  • Empire of Salt Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: C. F. Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

The city of Darien stands at the weary end of a golden age. Twelve families keep order with soldiers and artefacts, spies and memories, clinging to a peace that shifts and crumbles. The people of the city endure what they cannot change. Here, amongst old feuds, a plot is hatched to kill a king. It will summon strangers to the city - Elias Post, a hunter; Tellius, an old swordsman banished from his home; Arthur, a boy who cannot speak; Daw Threefold, a chancer and gambler; Vic Deeds, who feels no guilt; and Nancy, a girl whose talent might be the undoing of them all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Expectations Partly Met!

  • By Simon on 13-07-17

Enjoyed.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-19

I enjoyed it hugely. I've read a lot of Conn's books and this is my second of his stories via Audible. It was a thoroughly enjoyable story with characters I ended up caring about. The narrator was perfect in my opinion.

  • Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

  • By: Alex Hutchinson
  • Narrated by: Robert G. Slade
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

How high or far or fast can humans go? And what about individual potential: what defines a person's limits? From running a two-hour marathon to summiting Mount Everest, we're fascinated by the extremes of human endurance, constantly testing both our physical and psychological limits.In Endure, Alex Hutchinson, PhD, reveals why our individual limits may be determined as much by our heads and hearts as by our muscles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read (listen)

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-03-18

A Good Listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-07-18

I really enjoyed it, the author got me interested enough in the subject and some of the studies that I've looked into them a little more myself.

I was also involved enough to care about some of the personalities described and referenced.

  • Marathon Training & Distance Running Tips

  • The Runner's Guide for Endurance Training and Racing, Beginner Running Programs and Advice
  • By: James Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Long distance running is much like any other fitness training. If you want to improve, you need a good plan that has a progressive nature. If you are new to this game, you need a solid foundation to build on. Having a running program is not the only thing that you need. Sound advice and running tips should be taken from someone who has "walked the walk", or in this case, "ran the run".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Tips

  • By Christopher on 22-01-17

Waste of Money...

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-01-18

A single fitness article online will cover everything in this book. Really disappointing.

The tips are relatively obvious and I'm assuming you've even a slight interest in fitness so you've Googled the subject before... well if that's the case then this book isn't for you as it'll only tell you what you already know.

I don't think it should pitch itself as 'marathon and distance running'.

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