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Gery Lynch

GLASGOW, United Kingdom
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  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,918
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,461
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,452

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible stuff ...

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-12-18

mediocre with foul language

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

Reviewed: 12-02-19

I know this review will be in the minority but, I was not inspired by this "book" mediocre story with a great deal of foul language. Certainly did not find it inspiring in fact rather depressing.

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  • Running: A Love Story

  • How an Overweight Radio DJ Got Hooked on Running Marathons
  • By: Dom Harvey
  • Narrated by: Gerard Cronin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Dom Harvey is a hugely popular radio DJ. He's known for his funny gags and has been described as a shock-jock. So it might come as a surprise to find out that Dom is also seriously into running - marathon running. In fact, he loves it. This audiobook is a love story about running and about marathons especially. What got Dom into marathons? How did running save his life? And why, despite being an old fart, is he now trying to run even faster than ever before?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Great

  • By Gery Lynch on 28-01-19

Surprisingly Great

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

Reviewed: 28-01-19

Don't normally go for sports biography. This is less the history of the great sportsman as an honest reflection on a great runner. Not the superstar of marathons but an ordinary joe who tries his best. His story makes it hard to put down.

  • Abaddon's Gate

  • The Expanse, Book 3
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

For generations, the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt - was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The alien artifact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has appeared in Uranus's orbit, where it has built a massive gate that leads to a starless dark. Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artifact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. These books only get better.

  • By Amazon Customer on 26-02-19

Continues the Saga in style.

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

Reviewed: 17-12-18

Would advise reading earlier titles. However this volume continues in fine style. New characters blend well into the narrative. The concept is pure sci-fi and cleverly done.

  • Leviathan Wakes

  • The Expanse, Book 1
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,083
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,086

Humanity has colonized the planets - interstellar travel is still beyond our reach, but the solar system has become a dense network of colonies. But there are tensions - the mineral-rich outer planets resent their dependence on Earth and Mars and the political and military clout they wield over the Belt and beyond. Now, when Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Work

  • By RG on 24-01-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

Much better than the TV. A more detailed and rounded story. Characters are developed well through the book. will certainly buy more of these titles. Certainly the best SciFi I have read in many a year. It is as good as early Hamilton's [Greg Mandel Triple and Fallen Dragon ] and much better than Neutronium Alchemist onwards.

  • Caliban's War

  • The Expanse, Book 2
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 21 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,736
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,607

For someone who didn't intend to wreck the solar system's fragile balance of power, Jim Holden did a pretty good job of it.While Earth and Mars have stopped shooting each other, the core alliance is shattered. The outer planets and the Belt are uncertain in their new - possibly temporary - autonomy. Then, on one of Jupiter's moons, a single super-soldier attacks, slaughtering soldiers of Earth and Mars indiscriminately and reigniting the war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent sequel to Leviathan Wakes

  • By Stephen Amos on 18-08-15

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

Brilliant 2nd novel in the series. Much better than the Television. Characters are well developed during the story and is Avasarala not one of the best creations in literature. I don't buy one novel in a series after another as a rule. However in this case I cannot stop myself. Finished this at 2pm and by 3pm had Abaddon's Gate on both ipod and phone.

  • Headhunters

  • John Milton, Book 7
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

Bury your enemies, and bury them deep. John Milton thought he was done with Avi Bachman. The most dangerous man he's ever known has been incarcerated in Angola, the brutal Louisiana prison. Inmates rarely leave Angola. Once you go in, the only way out is in a box. But Bachman is no ordinary prisoner. He was an assassin for the Mossad, and he has favours to call in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another gripping Milton story...

  • By Salter on 14-11-18

Another great episode

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

Reviewed: 23-10-18

Mark Dawson's John Milton series is one of the best of the genre easily as good as Reacher and Nowhere man. In this book his battle with Avi continues. Well written with great characters and the narration is spot on.

  • War of the Wolf

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540

Uhtred of Bebbanburg has won back his ancestral home, but, threatened from all sides by enemies both old and new, he doesn’t have long to enjoy the victory. In Mercia, rebellion is in the air as King Edward tries to seize control. In Wessex, rival parties scramble to settle on the identity of the next king. And across the country, invading Norsemen continue their relentless incursion, ever hungry for land.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Audible got this very wrong

  • By Amazon Customer on 26-10-18

Another Great Story

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

Reviewed: 15-10-18

Another Great Story from the master of this genre. Uhtred is now older but still in the fight. Cornwell continues the saga of the last days of Dane rule in North. The story is as good as the earlier books and the Narration is in keeping with subject.

  • Rainbow Six

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 35 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563

Whether hunting warlords in Japan, druglords in Colombia, or nuclear terrorists in the United States, John Clark is efficient and deadly ? but even he has ghosts in his past, demons that must be exorcised. And nothing is more demonic than the peril he must face as the commander of a covert multi-national anti-terrorism squad known as Rainbow. Almost as soon as the group is formed, three terrorist attacks occur that seem unrelated at first, but may be the beginning of a new brand of terrorism like nothing the world has ever encountered before.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great story ruined by awful narration.

  • By Horatio Harris on 21-10-18

Best yet

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

Best of the Clancy books. Usually I prefer the Jack Ryan but after reading the reviews thought I would try this one. certainly was a good idea. plenty of action and a great story.

  • This Girl Ran

  • By: Helen Croydon
  • Narrated by: Helen Croydon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

If you had told Helen two years ago that she would be getting up at six a.m. on Sundays to swim in a freezing reservoir and spending her Saturday nights unshowered and covered in mud in a pub, she would have spat out her champagne. But when everyone around you starts settling down, what else is a glamorous party girl to do but to launch herself into the world of endurance sport?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This Girl Writes Well ... and narrates brilliantly to boot

  • By Alan Shaw on 20-02-18

Inspirational

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Buying this book broke 2 of my main rules. 1 no chick books. 2 no books read by author. Glad I did it. Its a great journey into fitness. Well written and narrated. Certainly you feel the pain and struggle she went through to change lifestyle to something greater.

  • The Collapsing Empire

  • The Interdependency, Book 1
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 691

Our universe is ruled by physics, and faster-than-light travel is not possible - until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transports us to other worlds, around other stars. Humanity flows away from Earth, into space, and in time forgets our home world and creates a new empire, the Interdependency, whose ethos requires that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It's a hedge against interstellar war - and a system of control for the rulers of the empire.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Juvenile

  • By Sally on 14-04-17

Great Narration

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

A good to great story. Very much assisted by a brilliant Narration by Wil Wheaton. Salszi is a good space opera writer with some very original storylines. The old man's war etc for example. This follows on very well.