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  • The Runner

  • By: Markus Torgeby
  • Narrated by: Gunnar Cauthery
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Markus Torgeby was just 20 years old when he headed off into the remote Swedish forest to live as a recluse and dedicate himself to his one true passion: running.... He lived in a tent in the wilderness, braving the harsh Swedish winters - for four years. This is his story. A best seller in Sweden, the audiobook is a powerful exploration of running and personal well-being.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable and motivating

  • By dave_m on 11-09-18

fairly good biography

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

Reviewed: 14-11-18

good story with lots of personal insights. worth a read or listen. just a litter slow.

  • The Line

  • By: Dr Richard Freeman
  • Narrated by: Richard Burnip
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

In The Line, Dr Freeman reveals the medical principles and practices that helped lead these athletes to success - ideas that we now consider commonplace, but many of which were in fact the Doc's own innovations. And in a sport where there's an ethical line as well as a finishing line, Dr Freeman gives a frank and open account in response to allegations of misuse of medical treatment to enhance performance.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superb read

  • By stephen allen on 20-08-18

superb read

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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: 20-08-18

very factual and easy to listen read
couldn't put it down. I believe his story

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  • 10% Human: How Your Body's Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness

  • By: Alanna Collen
  • Narrated by: Robyn Addison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

In this groundbreaking book, Alanna Collen explores the extraordinary world of the powerful microbes that make up 90 percent of the human body. You are just 10 percent human. For every one of the cells that make your body, there are nine impostor cells. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and skin, but bacteria and fungi. You are not an individual but a colony of microbes. Far from being passive, the trillions of microbes that live on and in you are intimately involved in running your body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most interesting and informative book

  • By Tinkerbell on 29-06-15

10% on microbes 90% history

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

Reviewed: 23-01-18

I felt really disappointed with the content as the title indicates the book is about microbes but actual fact it’s a general history and little about microbes themselves.
Wrong title for me as I expected a detailed write up about them. Instead a small personal history with little title content offered.