What I Talk about When I Talk about Running: A Memoir (Unabridged) Audiobook

Narrated By Ray Porter

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Length: 4 hour 25 min

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From the best-selling writer of Kafka on the Shore comes this affluent and revelatory memoir about composing and running, as well as the built-in impact both have made on his lifestyle. Equal parts training log, travelogue, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers Murakami's four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon.

Settings array from Tokyo, where he once shared the lessons using an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston, among young women who outpace him.

Through this magnificent lens of athletics emerges a cornucopia of memories and insights: the eureka moment when he decided to become writer, his successes and disappointments, his passion for vintage LPs, along with the experience, after age 50, of having seen his race instances improve then fall back.

Translated by Philip Gabriel.

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Blackstone Audiobooks presents What I Talk about When I Talk about Running: A Memoir audiobook in a downloadable format. This book was written by Haruki Murakami and narrated by Ray Porter.

This version of What I Talk about When I Talk about Running audiobook is published in an unabridged format. That means that this is complete narration of the written book.

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from Brooklyn, NY said on Goodreads:

This was great! But I was kind of hoping it would make me want to quit smoking and start being a runner. It did not. If anything, it solidified my already-pretty-solid hatred of the idea of running. God damn stupid healthy Haruki.

from Hong Kong said on Goodreads:

You really have to be interested in running, particularly long-distance running to enjoy this book. There isn't a lot of insight into the author's life as an author, but as I said, if you're into running...

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On Monday, March 17, 2014, @annaleenakeso tweeted:

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On Sunday, March 16, 2014, @stones1120 tweeted:

stones1120 What I Talk About When I Talk About Running - Haruki Murakami. Great book.

On Saturday, March 15, 2014, @DeltaPanda tweeted:

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