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Footnotes

How Running Makes Us Human
Lu par : Daniel Weyman
Durée : 10 h et 5 min

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Running is not just a sport. It reconnects us to our bodies and the places in which we live, breaking down our increasingly structured and demanding lives. It allows us to feel the world beneath our feet, lifts the spirit, allows our minds out to play and helps us to slip away from the demands of the modern world.  

When Vybarr Cregan-Reid set out to discover why running meant so much to so many, he began a journey which would take him out to tread London’s cobbled streets, climbing to sites that have seen a millennium of hangings, and down the crumbling alleyways of Ruskin's Venice. 

Footnotes transports you to the clifftops of Hardy's Dorset, the deserted shorelines of Seattle, the giant redwood forests of California, and the world’s most advanced running laboratories and research centres, using debates in literature, philosophy and biology to explore that simple human desire to run. 

Liberating and inspiring, this book reminds us why feeling the earth beneath our feet is a necessary and healing part of our lives.

©2017 Vybarr Cregan-Reid (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12/02/2019

Useless show off of a pretentious author

Bought this book because I wanted to learn more about running experience from other runners. Very disappointed, all I got is the author's showing off in knowledge of literature like quotes of Tolstoy that have nothing to do with running. Author mostly describes his own running experience and insists on the idea that the only right way to run is... barefoot. Also that running it the only right way to exercise and that gyms are the 'fast-food' of exercising.
My bad that I just expected the book to be less philosophical and more practical.

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  • Randy
  • 07/11/2018

A bit too literary for me, but still excellent

This is a running book in one sense, but the author is very steeped in and aware of literature and the many tendrils it sends into many aspects of human life, including running. He has an amazing command of literature and as an audio book, was a little hard to keep track of the many briefly mentioned and fairly esoteric writers and situations. Nevertheless I learned a lot. Also Vybarr (sp) has a wonderfully organic and natural view of running and that was super refreshing for a watch-crazed miles-counting runner like me. Definitely worth reading and even listening if you are quick with the “go back 20 seconds” button. The one criticism I would make is about the reader, who was very good but has this habit of doing an American Accent when a quote by an American is being read. It is very well done, but definitely sounds like an Englishman imitating an American and so is distracting. Stop that! I am sure his American Accent is much better than my English accent, but still...

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