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Monday, April 24, 2017

#Audiobook #Review: 3 out of 5 stars for Fast into the Night by Debbie Moderow #DebbieClarkeModerow @TantorAudio @emilydvoice

NARRATOR: Emily Durante
PUBLISHER: Tantor Audio
PUBLICATION DATE: March 7, 2017 
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 7 hrs and 44 mins
GENRE: Autobiography/Memoir, Sports and Games/Sports
A captivating memoir of one woman's attempt to complete Alaska's legendary race, the Iditarod, led by her team of huskies with whom she forms a fascinating and inextricable bond and gains unique insights into canine behavior.


I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook for voluntary review consideration.

Gutsy and determined, Debbie Moderow’s Iditarod tale will appeal to dog lovers and outdoor enthusiasts!

I’ve always been fascinated with the Iditarod, and I have a soft spot for huskies. My kids and I have even been lucky enough to experience being pulled by sled dogs, which was a lot faster than I expected! I enjoyed Debbie Moderow’s thirst for adventure. She first attempted the Iditarod in 2003 and, although she did not complete it, this rookie only fell 200 miles short of finishing the 1,000 mile race. I respect Debbie’s way of thinking and connecting with her dogs. She’s not heavy-handed and cares that her team finishes (or not) in good spirits. Her husband, Mark, finished the Iditarod the following year. Not to be outdone by her son (who completed the Junior Iditarod) and husband, Debbie was determined to try again in 2005. She faced numerous obstacles, from the stomach flu to her dogs rebelling and refusing to run, but that did not sway her perseverance.

I enjoyed the details of the prep work involved for preparing for such a grueling trek, and the connection that Debbie has with each of her dogs is so evident as she describes each one’s personality and strengths.

Narrator Emily Durante is new to me, and I think she aptly conveyed Debbie’s highs and lows. Her pacing was good, and her voice was fitting to Debbie’s character. Here's a sample of the narration:

3 stars!! It was good, and I enjoyed it. Thanks again to Tantor Audio for the opportunity to review this audiobook!

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds fascinating. I love watching the races on television.


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