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What disappointed you about Tread Lightly?
The narrator was terrible. I couldn't last longer than 5 minutes and then had to turn it off. I am really disappointed with this one because I would actually like to listen to the book. I don't know who picks the narrators for the books but they should be fired for this one.
What could Bill Larson and Peter Larson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
I don't know. I was not able to listen long enough to get anything from the book.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The narrator would pause in the middle of a sentence when there was obviously no comma then continue on. His tone was completely wrong. It was as if he was trying to do a dramatic read to a fitness book. Think of the Will Ferrell Saturday Night Live skits as James Lipton. Now take away the humor and add a monotone voice.
What character would you cut from Tread Lightly?
The Narrator. I can't tell you more than that because I didn't get far enough into the book
Any additional comments?
Please pass this to the publishing company......Think of your audience when you pick a narrator. The people who will buy this book run. We are the type of people that try and pull something extra from the world around us. We strive for a little more in life. We want personality from a book. Here is an idea, when you pick a narrator have them read a chapter and then give it to a focus group of your target audience. If the response comes back negative, then don't use a narrator. I may have an MBA but I promise you I could have figured that one out in middle school. I will even give you the person to narrate it, so you don't have to do the work. The book mentions "Born to Run", the narrator of that book Fred Sanders did a wonderful job. He gave all kinds of depth to the book, hire him.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
There is a lot of dull detail in this book, and a lot of lists. Mostly, it's "book report" -- a regurgitation of material from other books. Meanwhile, the narrator is trying his best to inject drama into every sentence. The combination produces a peculiar mix of irritation and boredom.
If you are this interested in the minutiae of footwear, then the written copy is probably a better bet for you.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Where does Tread Lightly rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
What was one of the most memorable moments of Tread Lightly?
Description of shoe store sales pitches. How corrupt and scripted they are.
What does Richard Allen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
Very Objective and balanced account of the industry and running in general.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This is an interesting review of scientific research with regard to running and injury prevention. There is good advice and the book is easily comprehensible.
The narrator brings life to the work. But there is one really annoying problem to me. A minor one perhaps.
This is not the only audio book in which the narrator makes this error and it often occurs in scientific-based works. But please, narrators and producers, the authors don't talk about "CASUAL" links they talk about "CAUSAL" links and relationships!
This mistake occurred so often that I found myself exclaiming "CAUSAL!" out loud while running much to the astonishment of passers-by who probably thought this was some kind of new running mantra.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful