The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes. One Goal. And Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It Audiobook, by Neal Bascomb Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Neal Bascomb Narrator: Nelson Runger Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Release Date: March 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781440781186

Publisher Description

In the tradition of Seabiscuit, this nostalgic audiobook reaches back to the golden age of sport for an utterly captivating narrative of what may be the most remarkable athletic feat of all time. They said no human could ever run a mile in less than four minutes. In 1952, three amazing athletes begged to differ. This is their extraordinary tale.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A race to the end...we can all learn a thing about pushing ourselves from this book. Not a bad book to read while touring Egypt as well!! "

    - Knowaczark, 5/8/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Well researched and written account of the three men who fought distraction and the limits of their own endurance to break the four minute mile. I had no idea their struggles were international news at the time. "

    - Paul, 5/8/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love books about sports. I wish I had read this book while I was running in high school, it motivated me to get back into running and take advantage of even the shortest work out. Too bad that the NCAA has never stopped taking advantage of athletes. "

    - Geof, 4/12/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is a great take on a three-way race to achieve what many thought was impossible. This book contains great detail, but it's interesting detail. I don't think you have to be a runner of any sort to enjoy this story. "

    - Ross, 4/4/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was an amazing book. It's hard to comprehend how hard these 3 athletes worked to achieve their goals. It was an inspiration for me to start training again... "

    - Rachel, 3/16/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " An excellent read. I couldn't help researching the athletes as I read, and I just got increasingly more interested. I love Neal Bascomb's writings! "

    - Ann, 3/9/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The kids and I are really enjoyed this. I was holding my breath in some of the races waiting to see who won and what would happen. I cried when the 4 minute barrier was broken. "

    - Jennifer, 3/7/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " great historical account of a monumental achievement for its time. "

    - Cathornton, 1/27/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " LOVED this. But you probably have to be a running geek to enjoy it as much as I did. Basically, reading about Bannister going to med school while training for a world record made me realize what a big fat slacker I am. But maybe sometimes I need to be reminded of that. "

    - Aimeeeastwood, 1/20/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A little bit of a slow starter for me, but the race descriptions are right up there with Once a Runner. "

    - Thomas, 12/31/2010
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Every now and then this book gets bogged down in more running technicalities than I cared to read. However, in general, I found the struggle of these three athletes fascinating. I know which runner I liked best, and I'd love to find out who my friends were rooting for!! "

    - Jennifer, 12/29/2010
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good book. Gives good insight to the period. "

    - Jack, 12/13/2010
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " If you care about running at all, you should read this. If you don't care about running, you should read this and you will. "

    - Sarah, 12/13/2010

About the Author

Neal Bascomb has published a number of international and national bestsellers, including Higher, The Perfect Mile, Red Mutiny, and Hunting Eichmann. His books have been optioned for film, featured in several documentaries, and translated into ten languages. He has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times.

About the Narrator

Nelson Runger’s voice has been recorded in dozens of audio productions and won him two AudioFile Earphones Awards. His ability to convey difficult, scholarly material with eloquence and ease has earned him critical acclaim, including an AudioFile Best Voice in Biography & History for his reading of Nixon and Kissinger.