Summary

In 1982 Murakami began running to keep fit. Here he reflects on his running experiences. Equal parts travelogue, training log, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon.
By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, this is a must-listen for fans of this masterful author and for the increasing number of people who find a similar satisfaction in running.
©2007 Haruki Murakami (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc
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Critic reviews

"Hugely enjoyable.... You don’t have to run a marathon to be captivated." ( Sunday Telegraph)
"This is my most recent inspirational find.... Murakami makes me want to write hard and run far and fast." ( Easy Living)
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2 out of 5 stars
By LC on 15-05-17

Very poor narration

What disappointed you about What I Talk About When I Talk About Running?

Its about the worst narration of a book I have ever heard. The reader keeps giving exaggerated emphasis in all the wrong places, completely changing or distorting the meaning.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

As above - I have listened to over 300 audio-books so far, and this is the worst narration of them all

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5 out of 5 stars
By mahabibi on 12-04-17

Always worth reading

Murakami is one of today's best writers, with great insight and ability to relay it on.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kasper on 27-01-18

Like listening to a friend

For what it is, it's perfect. Want to hear a man talk about running and how it has been an intricate part of his daily life as a writer? If yes this is the book for you.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sólveig on 21-05-17

Fantastic book!!!! Could not stop listening to it!

Fantastic book!!! Could not stop listening to it!! The storyteller does a good job!! I will now look at other books from this writer :-)

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