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  • The Mountains Are Calling

  • Running in the High Places of Scotland
  • By: Jonny Muir
  • Narrated by: Sam Devereaux
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

The Mountains Are Calling is the exhilarating story of the runners who go to high places. From its wild origins in the Highlands, hill running in Scotland remains as pure and traditional as sport gets. Jonny Muir explores the history and culture of the sport and meets the legends of hill running, who are revered for their extraordinary endurance. As he discovers the insatiable lure of the hills, a calling leads him to the supreme test of mountain running: Ramsay's Round, a continuous loop of 23 of Scotland highest mountains, to be completed within 24 hours. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book about Scottish Hill running

  • By M. Paterson on 29-03-19

Great book about Scottish Hill running

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

Reviewed: 29-03-19

I had a hard copy of this book already and loved it so when I saw you could get the audio version at a great price I went for it as I like audio books /podcasts while driving or out walking sometimes.
This wonderful book was spoiled somewhat by the narrator’s dreadful pronunciation of Scottish places, names and gaelic words. Coupled with cringemaking attempts at local accents sadly reduced my enjoyment of this audio book. At times it sounded as though the book was being read by a ‘sat nav’ computerised voice. Really weird.
I prefer audio books to be read by the author wherever possible but I appreciate not everyone has the ability to create an effective voice over. Maybe I’m being picky but I want to hear the correct pronounciation of places and names regardless of the country of origin.
Otherwise a very entertaining and inspiring book which I recommend to everyone interested in hills and running.

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  • If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat

  • By: John Ortberg
  • Narrated by: Maurice England
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Deep within you lies the same faith and longing that sent Peter walking across the wind-swept Sea of Galilee toward Jesus. In what ways is the Lord telling you, as he did Peter, 'Come'? John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you outside your comfort zone. Out on the risky waters of faith, Jesus is waiting to meet you in ways that will change you forever, deepening your character and your trust in God. The experience is terrifying. It's thrilling beyond belief. It's everything you'd expect of someone worthy to be called Lord.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want to get out of the boat!!

  • By J on 20-05-12

Don’t buy if you don’t want to be judged by god

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-18

Bought this book on recommendation that it has been life changing for some.
I could not get past the early chapter advising that God will be waiting with a performance review of your life for you, (if you reach heaven) so you’d better make sure you do something good with your life or he’ll have something to say about it.
Well....so much for religion being welcoming and encouraging to folks who haven’t lived a perfect life or are unlikely to do anything spectacular in the future.
For me, looking for a spiritual pathway, this completely turned me off. Despite attempts to persevere with this book I just could not get past this section. I will be looking elsewhere for ‘spiritual enlightenment’ i’m afraid.

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,035

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Jennifer Madden on 07-04-17

Life changing

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

Reviewed: 17-10-17

How can something so simple be so effective? We all know the things we need to do but don’t do them.

The real life stories in this book will show you that anyone can change their future. Regardless of their past.

Mel narrates the text perfectly in my opinion. It’s like she’s sitting having a chat with you over a cup of coffee. 100% natural and genuine. She makes you feel you can do anything you want.

The 5 Second Rule is for anyone. Read it, listen to it, change your life.

  • The Simple Path to Wealth

  • Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich, Free Life
  • By: JL Collins
  • Narrated by: JL Collins, Peter Adeney
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 59

This book grew out of a series of letters to my daughter concerning various things - mostly about money and investing - she was not yet quite ready to hear. Since money is the single most powerful tool we have for navigating this complex world we've created, understanding it is critical.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good guide for investing and good tips. <br />

  • By Amazon Customer on 22-10-18

Listen & apply the advice = end up rich!

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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: 08-08-17

I found JL Collins through www.mrmoneymustache.com. I love both of these bloggers. So it was only natural that I bought The Simple Path to wealth. Jim's life & financial advice just makes sense. I'll be advising my children to follow it and any friends & family I think could benefit.
Follow his advice and end up rich. It's simple!