Could have lived without hearing his theory of evolution, which was woven throughout the book. But his personal story of running with the hidden tribe, and the characters that joined him on his journey are will worth getting past hearing his personal believes of evolution. Still this was the best written book I have heard all year. Truly, a well written piece of non-fiction that I highly recommend even through I disagree with his person theory.
This book is so compelling that it will make you want to go for 30 mile run. The book is well written, and the reader is excellent.
I love how Christopher McDougall wove the scientific studies in-between the story (fascinating, real-life characters). I struggle with science even though I want to know…. I’m just want entertaining science.
Jenn Shelton: "I've never really discussed this with anyone bc it sounds pretentious, but I started running ultras to become a better person. I thought if you could run 100 miles, you’d be in this Zen state…. You’d be the f*(!ing Buddha, bringing peace and a smile to the world. It didn’t work in my case; I’m the same old punk @ss as before, but there’s always that hope that it will turn you into the person you want to be… a better, more peaceful person.”
Nope. I would like to listen to more.
You Were Born To Run (my brain isn't really made for creativity).
The author's way of weaving multiply characters into a story without confusing the reader. He always goes back and continues with the original story after heading off on a soapbox. I've never visited this area of the United States and Mexico, but by listening to this book the audience gets a detail account of the geography and culture.
When spanish words are used, the english translation follows. Woven throughout the book, small stories of how the culture like drug gangs, native people, and visitors to the area shape the Mexican landscape.
His voice is perfect for this audiobook. easy listening.
Perfect book for a long run whether a 5k, 1/2 marathon or more.
Terrific story. Very motivating for competitive or casual runners. Non runners will be intrigued as well. Good narration and character development. Best book I've listened to in a long time.
Yes, to refresh my memory on the details
A story about Leadville race and a chapter about antropological studies that support the idea that humans are built to run
Nothing has disappointed me yet.
Can't think of anything.
I haven't finished this yet, but agree with all the other positive reviews the book has received. It is part story, part biology, part archaeology, and part amazing. Can't wait to finish.
Maybe but not soon, the information was so good I will not forget it.
He was good.
Better than most as the story is engaging.
Unique in the way it mixes science and factual information with personal experiences in a very particular story.
Tone of voice and characterization of main figures.
How human beings are physically designed to run!
Inspiring vivid superb
The anthropology aspect of human running
Kept me listening, very professional.
I felt the need to go out and run, and I did
Born to Run is an amazingly captivating book, both written and narrated by Christopher McDougall, about a remarkable race between our country’s greatest Ultra-Runners and the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico’s Copper Canyons. McDougall is a great protagonist making him the best narrator for the audio book. Not once, while listening to the audio book, did I lose interest in his story to not only answer his own personal question, “Why does my foot hurt?”, but to find the ultimate secret to running. Throughout the novel I felt his frustration, understood his disappointment, and shared in his happiness. Born to Run is one of the best books I have ever read/listened to and is full of interesting facts about our country’s most talented runners and a culture that has lived unchanged for over 400 years. McDougall’s work has ignited my running spirit to the point where I’m am currently in training for marathons and at least one ultra-marathon.
This is a must read!