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Painting the Sand
- By: Kim Hughes
- Narrated by: Oliver Hemsbrough
- Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
Kim Hughes is the most highly decorated bomb disposal operator serving in the British Army. He was awarded the George Cross in 2009 following a gruelling six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan, during which he defused 119 improvised explosive devices, survived numerous Taliban ambushes and endured a close encounter with the Secretary of State for Defence.
Much respect !
- By Tony Hanley on 13-02-18
Excellent and compelling listen
I can't fault the content or the narrater, it was a fantastic book and it was a shame when it ended. It was easy to listen to and captivating with the real-life tales of war. Great book.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Don't Stop Me Now
- 26.2 Tales of a Runner's Obsession
- By: Vassos Alexander
- Narrated by: Vassos Alexander
- Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
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.
Listened whilst running!
- By Rachel Parnham on 14-09-16
Enjoyed the content - but hard to keep up with
Having really enjoyed my last 'running/ultraman themed' book, I was looking forward to this as the reviews were good and the synopsis also.
The content of the book is good, funny and light - well what I can keep up with and this isn't a running pun.
I found the delivery and order of the book really jerky and I had to overly concentrate to work out what part of the story tI was in or was it a personal anecdote or a story from someone else. There was far too much movement around in the story for my personal liking, which is a shame. I had to turn off a few times as it was giving me a headache.
I was only listening to this on a commute, so generally little distractions that would cause me to lose concentratiaon but I couldn't imagine trying this book on a run - which I know isn't it's sole purpose but generally these types of books are a good running companion.
Whilst Vassos comes across well in the audio and had good pitch and tone variations I'm not the structure has helped with this.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful