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  • Sevens Heaven

  • The Beautiful Chaos of Fiji’s Olympic Dream
  • By: Ben Ryan
  • Narrated by: Ben Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 133

It is late summer 2013. Ben Ryan, a red-haired, 40-something, spectacle-wearing Englishman, is given 20 minutes to decide whether he wants to coach Fiji's rugby sevens team, with the aim of taking them to the nation's first-ever Olympic medal. He has never been to Fiji. There has been no discussion of contracts or salary. But he knows that no one plays rugby like the men from these isolated Pacific islands, just as no one plays football like the kids from the Brazilian favelas, or no one runs as fast as the boys and girls from Jamaica's boondocks. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning and inspiring read

  • By ScorpioRobin on 10-06-18

best audiobook I've listened to

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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: 08-01-19

great first hand insight into a world of sports. thank you to Ben Ryan for doing this as it's given us a real perspective of real life. great ending!

  • The Lewis Man

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,523
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,089

An unidentified corpse is recovered from a peat bog on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. News of the discovery soon reaches Fin Macleod. However, since swapping his life in Edinburgh for a quiet existence on Lewis, such mysteries are no longer a concern for the former detective inspector. Or so he thought. The sequel to The Blackhouse, which was selected for the WH Smith Richard and Judy Bookclub, and the second book in the Lewis trilogy. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Atmospheric sequel to The Blackhouse

  • By Kirstine on 24-02-12

Highly recommended.

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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: 11-03-18

What an incredible story and great narrator. Highly recommended. looking forward to the next book.