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  • Dare to Tri

  • My Journey from the BBC Breakfast Sofa to Team GB Triathlete
  • By: Louise Minchin
  • Narrated by: Louise Minchin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

The amazing story of TV presenter Louise Minchin's journey from the BBC Breakfast sofa to representing Great Britain at the World Triathlon Championships. This is a warmly written and wonderfully honest adventure through sport that will both entertain and inspire. It started out as a fun BBC Breakfast cycling stunt in 2012 and culminated in Louise Minchin wearing the colours of Team GB at the World Triathlon Championship in 2015.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • inspirational! A joy to listen too.

  • By Anthony Mc Donald on 09-05-18

Bright and inspiring

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

A really great listen, Louise was honest about the challenges and setbacks and also appropriately proud of her achievements, but thankfully not overly emotional. Superbly read, clear and easy to listen to, made me grimace at times at the pain and struggle but also smiled at her triumphs. A really inspirational listen.

  • The Salt Path

  • By: Raynor Winn
  • Narrated by: Anne Reid
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469

Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, the couple lose their home and their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. They have almost no money for food or shelter and must carry only the essentials for survival on their backs as they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 4.5

  • By Kim on 02-06-18

Humour and pathos, a great listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-08-18

Courageous people, and brave to be so honest in the telling of the story too. Thoroughly enjoyed listening (although I agree with other reviewers that a younger voice would have been more appropriate for Raynor). Kept my interest to the end.