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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (105 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill Strickland Narrator: Chuck Kourouklis Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2007 ISBN: 9781415941591
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“When Bill Strickland writes about cycling, he takes you on one of the most intense, most unforgettable rides of your life.”–Lance Armstrong

Bill Strickland believed he was cursed. No matter how secure his life outwardly seemed, the happiness he had attained with his wife and daughter hung by a thread–threatened by the monster Bill lived in constant fear of, a demon inside him that had been created by horrific childhood abuse.

A lifelong but decidedly average bicyclist, Bill was challenged by his daughter to score ten points in a series of weekly races dominated by pro racers, national champions, and legends of the sport. He hoped that if he could achieve this impossible feat, he might similarly triumph over the indestructible demon that haunted his life. Weaving together the story of the races and Bill’s struggle to overcome a legacy of abuse, TEN POINTS is an insider’s look at the world of bicycling and the healing power of sports. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Powell | 12/6/2013

    " Would have been 5 stars except for the brutal depictions of his abuse at the hands of his father "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rawayer | 12/4/2013

    " Well written but slightly depressing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 10/19/2013

    " Best book I read in 2007. A very easy, and sometimes very disturbing, read. Recommend it to just about everyone, even if you know nothing about cycling! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Claire | 5/8/2013

    " I actually never finished this book because I had a hard time getting through it. I think I was about 3/4 done and I just decided that it was not worth finishing. I thought the text dragged and seemed to be a very long magazine article. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 11/23/2012

    " Another sports book! This started a touch slow, but built up as it went on. It's a nice story of fighting one's one demons out there during physical pursuits. Quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Briann | 10/25/2012

    " Great writer, and if you love cycling you will enjoy this book. I actually listened to this on audio book. It was awesome because I would listen to it while I rode my bike getting ready for LOTOJA and it would pump me up for sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donald Silver | 6/7/2012

    " This book interested me due to a Bicycling.com review. I thought it was an eye opener to abuse. It has several sections of language and sexual situations that I would discourage younger readers from reading the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel M. | 12/8/2011

    " Great book for cyclists. Also great for someone married to a cyclist to help understand the craziness, obsession and what that expensive thing with two wheels can provide for a person. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carajellison | 12/2/2011

    " Not a very good writer but not awful . And story line was ok but not great Also went on for a little too long. I rate it on the lower end of 3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 12/29/2010

    " Would have been 5 stars except for the brutal depictions of his abuse at the hands of his father "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 8/29/2009

    " Another sports book! This started a touch slow, but built up as it went on. It's a nice story of fighting one's one demons out there during physical pursuits. Quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Briann | 8/25/2008

    " Great writer, and if you love cycling you will enjoy this book. I actually listened to this on audio book. It was awesome because I would listen to it while I rode my bike getting ready for LOTOJA and it would pump me up for sure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 4/27/2008

    " Great book for cyclists. Also great for someone married to a cyclist to help understand the craziness, obsession and what that expensive thing with two wheels can provide for a person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 1/14/2008

    " Best book I read in 2007. A very easy, and sometimes very disturbing, read. Recommend it to just about everyone, even if you know nothing about cycling! "

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