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It's all about those flat hoots:-)

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

Reviewed: 26-02-20

I love this little, obscure book. I mean, there's never enough info about Belgian cycling, right? I could bemoan the pronounciation of names and places and maybe the delivery is a little dry but hey, this is a book about Belgian cycling. Love it!

Very good book

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

Reviewed: 16-02-20

Very enjoyable book. If you run, you will know what the author is going through throughout the story and if you don't, perhaps this book will inspire you.

Very good

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

Reviewed: 04-02-20

Despite having seen the docu about the climb, I have listened to the book with great interest. Film isn't everything after all.
I did not expect to get emotional but hey, it's ok. It's 2020 and no one can judge me :-)
I give this book 5 stars.
You should listen to it.

Meh

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

Reviewed: 30-01-20

I've lasted an hour and this book is not about Beastie Boys. It's a very, VERY long overview of the NY scene of the early 80s. Here's and idea: get to the point!
Refund please!

6/10

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

Reviewed: 25-01-20

This is a book in 2 parts, one is the recounting (dramatised) of the 1919 race, the other the modern day author's ride on roughly the same route.
The latter is mostly him just moaning about how tough riding is and how shit roads in Europe are which honestly, is pathetic.
The former is actually pretty interesting even for someone like me, who has no interest in war.

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 16-01-20

Great podcast.
David's voice lends itself very well to headphones. I feel sorry for him and his battle with lack of sleep. I hope he can get more of it, soon.

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Solid Kirby

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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: 01-01-20

This book is exactly what you'd expect from CK. Amusing, knowledgeable and well, it draws on a bit at times.

Sagan is amazing. The narrator is not.

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

Reviewed: 11-12-19

Oh man, I understand the idea of the Sagan book being read by a geezer but this guy is awful. Full of phlegm. Doesn't know how to pronounce any names. Are you kidding me? If you don't know how to pronounce Cancellara then stay away from reading cycling books!
Anyway, 5 stars for the story, 1 star for performance.
Sagan for the win!

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-10-19

I really like Bill Bryson and have read many of his books but this one (my first audio of his) is like listening to an encyclopedia. Very tedious. Not very entertaining. Shame. Maybe next one will be better.

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Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 27-09-19

Very good listen. We lit a little fire. We loved it. Microadventures keep us sane.