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I expected this audiobook as the typical rock-bottom story of addiction and survival. But it’s so much more than that.. It’s exciting and raw and riveting—a real-life story about a guy who just refused to give up. David Clark pulls no punches in telling us what he’s been through, and it will be a long, long time before I get this book out of my head. It is a inspiring book.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
This book could have been so much better (for me) if the writer had condensed the first half about his years of drug addiction down a little. Actually by about 2/3. After the first ten chapters (that's right I said ten chapters) of explanation we finally get to the running part. However, the writing overall and the narration is excellent and made even the first ten chapters bearable. I have to admit, I got this book for its running theme, not the addiction stuff.
My suggestion: If you want to read about running, skip most of the first ten chapters and just take my word he had a bunch of addiction issues. If you are interested in his addiction days, read (or listen) to it all. I don't think you will be disappointed either way.
I listened to it all and gave it a four star overall...but it could have been better
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
As a keen runner i was expecting to be entertained and informed by someone who has definitely 'been there and got the T shirt'.
And, like a good endurance athlete i stuck with it to the bitter end, hour upon hour of torturous and irrelevant detail about his personal life and battle with various addictions.
But the real problem with this book is that, as relevant as some of the details might be, its just badly written.
Not all singers get to perform in front of thousands, likewise not all artists have there work on display in top gallery's, there just not at that level yet, and as an author 'David Clark' is just not at the level necessary to keep an audience entertained and interested.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
About half of the book is about the authors fight with addition and how he over came it.
Whiling it’s inspiring, I was expecting more content on the running aspect. Well done to him for fighting his demons and knocking out the ultra marathon