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McNAB, T.: Flanagan's Run (Unabridged)

    

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McNAB, T.: Flanagan's Run (Unabridged)

During the Depression the ebullient American entrepreneur Charles Flanagan assembles 2,000 runners from all corners of the earth, to run from Los Angeles to New York for prize-money of $150,000. Flanagan’s Trans-America runners face 3,000 miles, across the Mojave desert and the frozen Rockies, running a daily average of 50 miles for three months. The American sports establishment, however, is desperate to crush what it sees as a professional challenge to the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. Every day is therefore a struggle for survival, for Flanagan himself as well as the runners. Flanagan’s Run is an epic tale, and a testimony to the strength of the human spirit.



Disc 1

  Flanagan's Run (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 1: Los Angeles 00:06:26
2.   There were only three miles to Los Angeles… 00:05:33
3.   'Your name, mister' asked an attractive blonde girl… 00:06:12
4.   Chapter 2: Flanagan Meets the Press 00:05:36
5.   'But the Coliseum, boss Two thousand men…' 00:09:02
6.   'James Ferris, The Times of London.' 00:07:03
7.   Carl Liebnitz, of the New York Times… 00:07:15
8.   'Munaur, Paris Match. Is there any truth…' 00:06:44
9.   Chapter 3: The Broo Park 00:06:34
10.   Then, after two years at the mine… 00:06:08
11.   Hugh felt the hair on the back of his neck rise… 00:06:29
12.   'I'd like you to see someone,' said Stevie… 00:06:23


Disc 2

  Flanagan's Run (Unabridged)
1.   Hugh did not even glance at him… 00:04:39
2.   The 'tanner - a - man' matches were desperate affairs… 00:05:00
3.   Meanwhile Jimmy G. had kept the final part… 00:05:47
4.   Chapter 4: The Press Meets Doc Cole 00:06:40
5.   He had gone bald early in middle - age… 00:06:51
6.   'Carl Liebnitz.' The thin panama - hatted journalist… 00:06:33
7.   'What do you mean by only racing the last…' 00:07:19
8.   Chapter 5: The Start 00:06:15
9.   '… Go!' The explosion of the gun… 00:05:54
10.   The race had already divided into four… 00:05:16
11.   The area beyond the bannered finish… 00:06:16
12.   Oddly enough, they did not act like competitors… 00:07:55
13.   Chapter 6: The Girl from Minsky's 00:05:02


Disc 3

  Flanagan's Run (Unabridged)
1.   'Sit down, Miss…' said Flanagan… 00:06:08
2.   Flanagan slowly poured out two further glasses… 00:06:03
3.   'Well,' said Doc at last. 'You certainly do…' 00:07:26
4.   Chapter 7: Morgan's Story 00:06:46
5.   Sharpe blew smoke into the icy air… 00:05:59
6.   Only his instincts kept him in contention… 00:06:00
7.   A hush fell upon the crowd. Morgan turned… 00:06:41
8.   Chapter 8: Across the Mojave 00:06:06
9.   They were now deep into the Mojave… 00:05:51
10.   Doc watched the first hundred - odd finishers… 00:05:55
11.   Kate had never realized that there were men like this… 00:05:45
12.   Chapter 9: Into the Devil's Playground 00:04:55
13.   Behind them, in thirtieth position, Doc could see… 00:05:49


Disc 4

  Flanagan's Run (Unabridged)
1.   Two miles ahead, Doc decided it was time… 00:07:13
2.   And Morgan. Morgan did not appear to acknowledge… 00:07:30
3.   An hour later Flanagan looked out of his caravan… 00:07:47
4.   There was a moment's silence, then another… 00:04:57
5.   Doc next drew out from his knapsack… 00:05:39
6.   Chapter 10: Cross - Country to Las Vegas 00:08:03
7.   'A real ball - buster,' said Doc… 00:06:03
8.   Unaware of Flanagan's problems… 00:05:52
9.   Albert Koch looked up apologetically… 00:05:51
10.   As the rain lashed down, Kate was glad… 00:05:07
11.   Meanwhile Doc and Hugh tumbled crazily downstream… 00:05:10
12.   Chapter 11: The Meadow with Many Streams 00:04:55
13.   After that things had happened quickly 00:05:19


Disc 5

  Flanagan's Run (Unabridged)
1.   Las Vegas, 27 March 1931. 00:07:07
2.   'Now see here, Mr. Flaherty,' he said… 00:06:11
3.   'Vegas,' said Doc at last… 00:05:47
4.   'Christ, you don't know the half of it…' 00:06:18
5.   In another corner of the tent Flaherty… 00:09:04
6.   'What exactly do you intend, Mr. Clay' 00:08:21
7.   Chapter 12: The Picnic Games 00:06:02
8.   Half an hour later Flanagan was to find out… 00:05:43
9.   The tall Texan, Kane, stood up… 00:05:39
10.   The two hundred miles into the town… 00:06:53
11.   Elsewhere in McPhee things were going… 00:04:39
12.   The crowd, composed mainly of Americans… 00:07:43


Disc 6

  Flanagan's Run (Unabridged)
1.   The caber itself weighed about a hundred and twenty pounds… 00:06:25
2.   'I've got to give credit where credit is due…' 00:05:49
3.   'A song,' he said again. 00:04:37
4.   Flanagan's mind, though blurred, sensed danger… 00:05:52
5.   Twenty minutes later all was ready… 00:06:21
6.   Chapter 13: Moment of Truth 00:06:41
7.   'So how many do you reckon will make it…' 00:06:38
8.   Hugh pulled down his sombrero… 00:07:27
9.   Morgan looked around him… 00:07:00
10.   'Sprinting,' said Lord Farne loudly… 00:06:22
11.   This time Hugh did not sweat at all… 00:06:03
12.   Hugh shook his head… 00:06:17
13.   Chapter 14: Across the Rockies 00:03:54


Disc 7

  Flanagan's Run (Unabridged)
1.   In Europe, every nation with runners… 00:06:20
2.   'Bullard,' Hoover mused… 00:05:53
3.   Muller and Stock, after a fruitless appeal… 00:05:59
4.   The field was telescoping… 00:06:29
5.   'And what did you think of the idea' 00:05:57
6.   At 10 a.m. next morning, 15 April 1931… 00:06:01
7.   Eventually the snow started to thin… 00:08:17
8.   Chapter 15: Denver: A Thousand Miles On 00:06:05
9.   'Could you be just a bit more specific…' 00:06:31
10.   Bill Campbell of the Glasgow Herald… 00:06:28
11.   Ernest Bullard decided that it was time… 00:05:30
12.   Doc Cole stood up, pre - empting Flanagan… 00:07:13


Disc 8

  Flanagan's Run (Unabridged)
1.   As the conference broke up… 00:04:58
2.   Hugh stood alone in the noisy, crowded room… 00:04:38
3.   Chapter 16: King of the Wharf 00:05:26
4.   Flanagan's mind travelled back… 00:05:10
5.   'So what's that got to do with the Trans - America' 00:06:10
6.   'Perhaps it might help if I tell you…' 00:07:50
7.   'And that's where Toffler comes in' said Flanagan… 00:07:33
8.   The two men walked back slowly… 00:08:22
9.   Chapter 17: The Gamble 00:06:38
10.   'I'll tell you so what,' Doc shouted… 00:09:02
11.   The rhythmic tapping of Dixie's typewriter… 00:08:28
12.   2 May, 1931: Nine hundred and seventy eight men… 00:04:29


Disc 9

  Flanagan's Run (Unabridged)
1.   'Thank God for that,' said Doc… 00:07:11
2.   Chapter 18: Doc in Trouble 00:06:12
3.   The cars of local sightseers blew dust… 00:06:07
4.   He scowled. Only ten miles… 00:05:47
5.   1 May 1931: It was getting better. 00:05:33
6.   Two miles ahead, at the front of the pack… 00:06:38
7.   The boy, who could not have been more than nine or ten… 00:07:59
8.   Doc was as good as his word… 00:06:57
9.   Chapter 19: St Louis: Man versus Horse 00:05:59
10.   Men who themselves lack physical ability… 00:05:57
11.   Betting was now down to nine to one against… 00:04:55
12.   1:30 p.m., 10 May 1931. 00:07:10


Disc 10

  Flanagan's Run (Unabridged)
1.   1:45 p.m. Thurleigh, Morgan and McPhail… 00:07:10
2.   He felt the roughness of the grit of the track… 00:07:47
3.   'Finished,' said Doc a moment later… 00:07:01
4.   'Prepare yourselves, gentlemen.' 00:07:44
5.   Another bugle from the hillside… 00:07:34
6.   All in all, the city of St. Louis… 00:06:39
7.   'One final matter,' he said… 00:07:08
8.   Chapter 20: The Big Fight 00:06:56
9.   Many men went down after the first punch… 00:06:11
10.   'The booth fight of the century,' he bellowed… 00:08:28


Disc 11

  Flanagan's Run (Unabridged)
1.   It was like the old days, only Doc had never… 00:05:59
2.   He lowered his voice to a whisper… 00:05:25
3.   The two men gave the crowd… 00:05:55
4.   Somehow Morgan was able to keep on… 00:07:03
5.   Chapter 21: Showdown with Toffler 00:07:20
6.   'Let me get this clear,' said Flanagan… 00:07:19
7.   Charles C. Flanagan was back in his rocking - chair… 00:06:19
8.   Lily looked at him… 00:06:55
9.   Chapter 22: Meeting Mr. Capone 00:06:51
10.   This time it was different… 00:06:11
11.   Like all industrial cities of the north… 00:06:33
12.   On his right, a black Ford limousine… 00:06:35


Disc 12

  Flanagan's Run (Unabridged)
1.   At 11 a.m. on the morning of 24 May… 00:07:56
2.   'Well,' said Capone, 'what else do you want' 00:07:05
3.   Chapter 23: End of the Road 00:06:00
4.   At the top the position changed almost daily… 00:08:06
5.   'Wait a minute,' said Flanagan… 00:05:56
6.   'So what are you going to do' said Willard… 00:05:31
7.   Flanagan was not found, however… 00:06:04
8.   Edgar J. Hoover's flat, square face… 00:06:57
9.   'Charles Rae, Washington Post.' 00:08:02
10.   Chapter 24: Marathon 00:06:38
11.   The Dorando marathon triggered… 00:05:12
12.   His concentration was broken by a knock… 00:05:40


Disc 13

  Flanagan's Run (Unabridged)
1.   2:15 p.m. Saturday, 20 June 1931. 00:05:27
2.   Liebnitz found Maurice Falconer standing… 00:05:58
3.   Six miles in thirty - three minutes and nine seconds… 00:05:59
4.   Kate Sheridan saw the figures '220'… 00:06:37
5.   With five miles to go, as she crossed… 00:07:30
6.   Postscript 00:01:52

Total Playing Time: 16:12:00






Author(s):
McNab, Tom

Reader(s):
Degas, Rupert

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NAX36412

Barcode: 9781843793649

Physical Release: 02/2010

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