Des Linden won the 2018 Boston Marathon on a miserably cold, rainy, windy day, becoming the first American woman to win the race in decades. She hadn't even planned to be a contender; in fact, she had insufficient training precipitated by a life-threatening health issue. Linden's narration isn't dramatic, and she's not big on flair, but her gravelly voice is appealing, and her no-nonsense performance reflects her personality, as well as clearly conveying the determination and grit needed to be a successful professional runner. Her win avenges a crushing two-second loss in the 2011 Boston Marathon. It's not all about running, though; Linden likes bourbon, coffee, travel, and dogs. The audiobook feels inspirational in a practical way and will likely bring a little extra pep to the step of the regular runner. A.B. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593671702 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593671719 $57.00
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