Flanagan’s Run

  • by Tom McNab
  • Narrated by Rupert Degas
  • 16 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

During the Depression, the ebullient American entrepreneur Charles Flanagan assembles 2,000 runners from all corners of the earth to run from Los Angeles to New York for prize-money of $150,000. Flanagan’s Trans-America runners face 3,000 miles, across the Mojave desert and the frozen Rockies, running a daily average of 50 miles for three months. The American sports establishment, however, is desperate to crush what it sees as a professional challenge to the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. Every day is therefore a struggle for survival, for Flanagan himself as well as the runners. Flanagan’s Run is an epic tale, and a testimony to the strength of the human spirit.


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Loved it

I am not a runner, but I loved this book. The characters are so real, the story an interesting one, narrator did a great job. Definately a 5 star listen. I hope to see more from this author.
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- Tracy

Absolutely riviting

I don't know how one can call an audiobook a page turner with a straight face but this recording was absolutely riviting. I stayed up late to finish it because I couldn't bear to stop. The reader did an excellent job and it was very exciting. It's been a while since a book pulled me into it this deep.

I woke up thinking about the characters and what became of them this morning. It told you about the main characters but there were almost a thousand runners who finished. I had to keep reminding myself that this is a work of fiction because I really cared what happened to these people after they completed such a huge event. I do have a problem separating fictional people from non fictional people sometimes. What a silly person I can be. But anyway, a delightful, exciting read that's for sure.
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- Jeanette Finan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-16-2010
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks