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P. Ruddy

Montrose, Scotland
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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 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

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

Low audio quality at beginning

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-03-18

The audio quality at the beginning was awful. It improved enough to listen to the rest or I got used to it. The words were oddly clipped as if individually recorded, so I wondered if it was run through some software to remove pauses or something.

Anyway, other than the problems with the recording, I did enjoy hearing Vassos tell his own story about ultra running journeys. I had recently finished a paper copy of his previous book and it was great to hear this one. The format of his books has a bit of jumping around time wise and this is a bit harder to follow in the audio format but I was expecting it from the previous book.

He has interviews and tips from other runners which makes it feel really good value. He really makes you feel like you are there for the highs and lows and inspires me to put my trainers on and get out there as a beginning runner.

I hope hear more about his future running adventures.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Calm Parents, Happy Kids

  • The Secres of Stress Free Parenting
  • By: Dr Laura Markham
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Most parenting books focus on changing a child's behaviour, but the truth is that children only change when their relationship with their parents changes. In Calm Parents, Happy Kids, Dr Laura Markham introduces an approach to parenting that eliminates threats, power struggles and manipulation, in favour of setting limits with empathy and communication.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By TheBearNecessitie on 22-01-16

Great content. Narration felt a bit rushed.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-04-17

Addresses managing our own emotions as parents. Audio could have been calmer with more pauses.