This book is not straight forward to describe to people but it is everything that it claims to be and more. I liked it so much that I read (listened) to it again straight away!
I'm not a runner. I hate running... always have. But this book? Wow! What a compelling work. Its tangents upon tangents upon tangents make it more than interesting without being confusing. It might just make me get of my lazy butt and run.
Dianne in Canada
This was a great book. I wish there was some into to tell me if the characters were based on real people. After finishing the book I did look it up and sure enough the characters are based on real people. Makes me want to get in shape so I can be as active as I used to be....and have started indeed!
Narrator was really great and easy to listen to.
I have been running for about two years, and this book motivated me more than ever. The stories are great, and the narrator is easy to listen to. Very good book.
Using super athletes of utra-running and the lost tribes of Mexico's Copper Canyons, the author walks the reader through a story about man's evolution . A marvel to read, inspires you to pick up your own shoes or rather leave them off and go for a run. Recommend highly.
if you have two legs and have ever wished to be a runner, or are a dedicated/amateur/casual/professional runner already, you will enjoy this book. Its a fascinating mix of story and science. It made me want to run!
This book single-handedly made me want to run. I am 31 and had never run more than 2k at a time in my life - and I hated every second of it. Now I'm running at least 3 times a week. I ran 2 miles yesterday and actually enjoyed it.
I learned so much from this book it was amazing one of the best books I listened to in a long time. The story line, the details, the people in the story are all amazing. In fact, I'm ordering an signed copy from the author -- it will be a book I treasure for years to come.
I really enjoyed this book. The subject matter was quite interesting especially the anthropologic evidence that man is 'born to run'. The narrator was perfect for this book. Even non-runners (such as myself) will enjoy this.