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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (677 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John L. Parker Jr. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN:
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Quenton Cassidy thought he had left his athletic career far behind as he built a successful professional career in south Florida. But as several personal tragedies and the wear and tear of life began to weigh upon him, he wonders if perhaps he hasn't given up a special part of his life too soon. His return to the world of competitive running is dramatic and revelatory to both the protagonist and the listener, as is his desperate, all-out attempt to make on last Olympic team. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 2/18/2014

    " This guy writes pretty well, and if you're a runner past or present, you will probably enjoy his two books of the story of Quenton Cassidy, a fictional elite-to-be runner attempting to achieve his dreams of being the best in the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 2/17/2014

    " Loved even more than Once a Runner. The miler training in Florida (2 things I know nothing about) becomes a marathoner training in Western North Carolina (2 things I hold dear). Besides my affinity to the subject matter, it's well-written and beautifully described the insanity that goes through the long distance runner's mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan Nichols | 1/27/2014

    " Parker's sequel picks up after Quenton Cassidy has become an olympian and now has to go back to something he has been avoiding: life. After establishing himself as a respectable lawyer though, he finds that there is something missing: his life simply is not challenging enough. After reconvening with his old friend Bruce Denton, Cassidy goes after his dreams one more time in an effort to qualify for the Olympic Marathon. Readers will be pleased to hear that Parker adheres to his nonchalant style of writing, while ushering in an older, more mature version of his main character Quenton Cassidy. This is one for the record books (no pun intended). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/15/2014

    " I loved "Once a Runner" but I found this one harder to get through. I had to force myself through some chapters that were entirely uninteresting to me. I love the main character, Quenton Cassidy, I think the author's writing is clever and often very funny, I love the running stuff, and the ending was good. But the writing seemed too self-indulgent, like the author figured his first book was so successful that he could put whatever he wanted in the second one and people would automatically love it. I do still highly recommend "Once a Runner" though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/15/2014

    " 6 hours of sleep b/c I stayed up late finishing it...but it was worth it. It took longer to get going than Once A Runner, but the last half just whizzed by. This one is more about his life, and despite not being an Olympic calibre athlete, I could relate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Kirchner | 1/14/2014

    " not as good as Once a Runner but a must read follow up to anyone who has read and enjoyed Parker's first tale of Quenton Cassidy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harry Dangel | 12/24/2013

    " The recent sequel to Once a Runner. Enjoyable but predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Ware | 12/19/2013

    " A great sequel to Once a Runner and a good comeback story letting people know it is never too late to follow your dreams "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marisa Crowley | 12/19/2013

    " Really good running book, though I liked the first one a bit better. An inspirational and fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 12/13/2013

    " excellent sequel to once a runner... both are must reads for any runner of any level... or anybody who's wanted to be truly great at anything. so really, everybody should read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 12/10/2013

    " This book made me want to go out for a long run every time I read part of it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 12/9/2013

    " Having a hard time finishing this book. The first one was very good. This one lacks something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew J. Sellers | 11/29/2013

    " Not even close to Once a Runner but decent follow up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 9/25/2013

    " Parker really blows it this time- his book is a literary jumble, with lots of extraneous characters and a rambling plot. The writing is pretty mediocre, almost laughable... until you get to the race description, which is awesome. You have to suffer 300 pages to get there. Not sure it's worth it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wils Cain | 7/27/2013

    " The sequel to Once a Runner, the main character is now middle aged and wondering if he still has one more shot at the Olympic dream. I'm very glad I read a review that said the real running story starts half way through as I'm not sure I would have stuck with it otherwise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 6/18/2013

    " Another running book. I read the first one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Hammersley | 5/7/2013

    " As a casual runner, this story held a lot more meaning for me than the first book. The emotions were much more relatable for me personally. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cwelshhans | 12/2/2012

    " Parker has a lovely writing style and is great at capturing great feelings. I enjoyed it very much and read it quickly -- it just wasn't quite as good as Once a Runner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 5/10/2012

    " I think the writing might have been better than Once a Runner, but that is not saying much. Still totally over-the-top. The first half is about fishing. Despite all this, it somehow still appeals to to the runner. Doesn't capture the appeal of Once a Runner, but still a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy Tebo | 2/16/2012

    " If you can push through the first half, it is worth it for the second. First part is not al all about running, or much else of much connection... Couldn't out it down once he gets back into stride tho. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darryl Scroggins | 7/21/2011

    " I enjoyed it, but I'm a marathoner :) I agree with the other reviews that I've read here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan | 7/16/2011

    " Execellet sequal to 'Once A Runner'. Read this numerous times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicholas | 5/25/2011

    " A worthy successor to Once a Runner. Very enjoyable from both a runner's perspective and to watch the author develop his craft. May not be engaging for the non-running reader, but I think it stands on its own rather well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 5/15/2011

    " Another running book. I read the first one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marisa | 3/23/2011

    " Really good running book, though I liked the first one a bit better. An inspirational and fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 2/27/2011

    " Some great passages. Loved this book and I am not entirely sure why. It was soothing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 12/9/2010

    " A great sequel to Once a Runner. A book all runners will love, and you really need to be a runner to get all the inside information. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 10/11/2010

    " not as good as Once a Runner but a must read follow up to anyone who has read and enjoyed Parker's first tale of Quenton Cassidy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 10/5/2010

    " I think the writing might have been better than Once a Runner, but that is not saying much. Still totally over-the-top. The first half is about fishing. Despite all this, it somehow still appeals to to the runner. Doesn't capture the appeal of Once a Runner, but still a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 3/15/2010

    " The first few chapters were really disjointed and hard to get through, but it did improve. I felt like Parker was trying too hard to be deep or something and definitely needed a better editor. The race scene was the highlight by far -- he really hit his stride (heh).

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan | 1/1/2010

    " Execellet sequal to 'Once A Runner'. Read this numerous times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kindra | 9/12/2009

    " There were interesting sections of this book but I enjoyed Once a Runner much more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 8/16/2009

    " Purely as fiction, this book is terrible. As a vicarious lifestyle for a runner, it's excellent. "

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