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  • Running Up That Hill

  • The Highs and Lows of Going That Bit Further
  • By: Vassos Alexander
  • Narrated by: Vassos Alexander
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Vassos Alexander shares his insight from interviews with legends of the sport and his own gruelling but rewarding experiences of extraordinary endurance racing - including the legendary 152 mile Spartathlon, widely regarded as the world's most relentless race. Vassos dissects and explores the tenacity that propels many to keep on running and running and running....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Sounds like it has been computer generated.

  • By Alan Purvis on 14-03-18

Energetic reading

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-08-18

Lovely book, beautifully read with lots of energy. Loads of examples of great sounding runs. Just annoyingly talented and able without all that much training!

  • A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

  • The Stories in Our Genes
  • By: Adam Rutherford
  • Narrated by: Adam Rutherford
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is for every one of the 100 billion modern humans who has ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in each of our genomes we carry the history of the whole of our species.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By John Ottaway on 14-09-16

good science

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-03-17

fully inclusive summary of science told from an objective point of view. illuminating stories, metaphors and examples. excellent.

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