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However good the Bolt story itself might be, and however worthy it might be of a ten and a half hour audio book, I have simply given up with this after around three hours. It has managed to bore me senseless. The book is narrated by the author. He does a very poor job in my view, speaking in a flat and un-animated monotone. After three hours, he'd simply stopped making this book interesting for me in any sense. This is a great shame, because Richard Moore is also the author of some some really good books that I have enjoyed greatly.
Be warned. You'll need to be drinking lots of strong coffee to survive this. Possibly my poorest choice of audiobook for a long time.
What did you like best about The Bolt Supremacy? What did you like least?
I hate to be so critical but the narration is so terrible I can't listen to this despite finding the subject interesting.
Imagine the tennis player Andy Murray's dour, dull monotone. That , slowed down by 25% with random pauses to slow it down even more. It's one of the est sleep aids I've ever bought but I still haven't got past the first 2 chapters.
Reviews seemed a little mixed for this title, but I gave it a chance after watching Usain Bolt's documentary/reading on how such a tiny island is building an inventory of top grade talent in track and field. The author did a thorough job of investigating the common 'simple answers' you will hear as to why Jamaica is dominating its advisories - including genetics, the island diet, doping, and coaching. I found the book to include a great deal of information around each one, while not presenting a biased approach.
If you're a fan of track and field, or just someone who is curious as to how a group of low means islanders can beat opponents with unlimited resources, this book is a must.
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