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Running Up That Hill

The Highs and Lows of Going That Bit Further
Narrated by: Vassos Alexander
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (181 ratings)
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Summary

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....

©2018 Vassos Alexander (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Sounds like it has been computer generated.

What disappointed you about Running Up That Hill?

This genuinely sounds like it's been generated by an AI voice system. Staccato and inflected at the wrong points. I downloaded as I have listened to Vassos on stage and obviously on the radio and he is very articulate.

Really didn't understand what was going on with it. Gave up after 15 minutes as it was so frustrating so can't vouch for whether it got better.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

See above.

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So inspiring, thank you

I am shortly going to begin the couch to 5 k as a result of listening to Vassos' two books :)

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Really inspiring!

Absolutely loved it, and I'm already planning my first trail run adventure! Wonderfully written and read - thank you!

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  • Ricard
  • ashford, United Kingdom
  • 02-12-18

A great listen

Loved it from start to finish so order it you won't regret it believe me

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Entertaining, honest, inspiring.

Vassos writes with abasolute honestly about his experiences. This is done is such a human way as not to discount my own running efforts which may seem insignificant by comparison. Thank you Vassos, for sharing. Your passion is infectious and I can't wait to join you in your next adventure.

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loved listening to this book! So interesting.

loved listening to this book. Vassos writes and reads very well, and I love the way it jumps about to different interviews and subjects it seemed help.hazard but actually really works.

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  • Mr
  • Newbury, United Kingdom
  • 09-09-18

Inspirational

A wonderful book that had me lacing up my trainers again after years away from running. Vassos holds nothing back and shares the highs and lows of his running life. It is hugely entertaining and at times very moving. Thank you for sharing Vassos.

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Ignore review about robotic reading...

This is a well written, well read and massively enjoyable book that will have you reaching for your trainers...

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Get your trainers on....

Thoroughly enjoyed this...articulates the thoughts, motivations and fears that many of us share in our various running experiences. A great listen...putting my running shoes on as I type (mentally at least).

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Another great motivating and inspiring listen

Really enjoyed his first book, this one was just as good, making a plodding short distance runner like me think and want to take on more exciting adventures. I listen on my cycle commute (audio books allow me to still hear the road and traffic) and love uplifting tales to start my day.

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  • C A Davies
  • 19-01-19

great storytelling

having the author narrate the story really added to how involved I felt with the book.
Had the book on my Amazon list for a while but really happy to have gone with the audible version