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  • Born to Run

  • The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
  • Written by: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners and learn their secrets - and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The running, the tribes, ultra and life philosophy

  • By Rads on 16-05-19

amazing story of human endurance

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-12-18

An amazing read for those looking for motivation on long distance running. the book also clears many misconceptions around running gear and barefoot running.

  • An Era of Darkness

  • The British Empire in India
  • Written by: Shashi Tharoor
  • Narrated by: Sagar Arya
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

In this explosive book, best-selling author Shashi Tharoor reveals with acuity, impeccable research, and trademark wit, just how disastrous British rule was for India. Besides examining the many ways in which the colonizers exploited India, he demolishes the arguments of Western and Indian apologists for Empire on the supposed benefits of British rule.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly researched and described

  • By Anonymous User on 15-03-19

Amazing book

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-18

Shashi did an amazing research and provided great perspectives. Touched upon all aspects during British raj. By discussing on Railways, agriculture, politics, education, textile trade book gives a well rounded view of how British subjugated India for 200 years.