I am a runner coming back from an injury and I absolutely love this book. I listen to audio books while I run and this was the perfect choice. It's very positive and motivational. I also enjoy the narration. You don't have to be a runner to enjoy this book.
I love AUDIBLE! I never get mad at traffic jams and can listen to many different books, despite of my short time.
Wow! 3 days ago I had no idea I would be so hooked by this story. I am not a runner and wasn't in my plans reading about it. I exercise almost daily, but that was not the motive I read this book. I was looking at another listener's page, and saw this wonderful review about "Born To Run". Then, suddenly, instead of reading the 5 books that were already on my library, I bought this one and put in the top of the list. In 2 days I was finished. And, I miss this book already. I could feel the writer's heart pounding when I was reading it, the intense, passionate feelings about ultramarathon. I bought chia. It made me rethink about nike and, for the first time, I thought about running barefoot (or almost)....
Great book. Buy it. Read it.
I cannot say. I have only listened to the audio version. However I suspect that it is every bit as good, and probably slightly better.
Of course Caballo Blanco. I had tears in my eyes when his crazy idea came to fruition. I felt like I could share his obvious elation.
Again, hard to judge not having read the book. However I am English, so I loved his American accent which suited this tale perfectly as the crazy disparate and wonderul Americans went into Mexico for the race.
Born To Run - Prepare to be inspired and have your spirits raised like never before!
I could not praise this book highly enough. Even as a non-runner I was gripped from the first page. The writing is somewhat journalistic, but that really works when listening in the car.
At first the book sounds like one of those 'barefoot cult' books: run in bare feet because when we were monkeys we did it and now it will cure all your leg problems. And 'looks at us, we found a tribe of people who run ultra marathon's every day, they drink a special corn beer and have no currency'. Yeah, okay. But the book quickly gets past that and tells a very engaging story about how the Tarahumara (said corn beer drinkers) come to run an ultra marathon in the USA, the people that abuse them, the folks who want to learn from them, how a group goes to Mexico to run with them, etc. - the author grabs you with impossible situations (climbing out of a Mexican canyon at night with drug thugs around), how the Tarahumara ditch their shoe sponsor shoes during a race, or American ultra marathoner running out of water on a 100 degree day and lost in a canyon. You just can't put the book down! Interjected in the story are interviews that explain how running shoes have impacted our feet and amazing descriptions of our anatomy that uniquely equip us to run and run far. While I'm going to keep my shoes on, it does give me a lot to think about. If your a runner, this is a must read. If you're not, you love the stories, and maybe, just maybe you'll think about taking a jog!
I love the way he reads, just very warm, well assured and great infliction's. TERRIBLE at imitating women's voices though! (for obvious reasons)
Fantastic book, exceptional audio book but it does drag on and go off on a different path from the main story for a painfully long time in places, which I can understand is to help create a fuller picture of the characters involved, but really the book could have been almost a quarter shorter than it is. I still very much enjoyed the book and found it inspiring!
Thought provoking, deep, insightful
This book uncovers and debunks so many misconceptions with modern running backed by scientific findings and astute first hand insights by the last running people of our modern times. A must read for all runners!
I will definitely listen to this book again. Everything about it appeals to me.
It is amazingly educational while telling a fascinating story. Also I have done a lot of hiking and backpacking and can easily relate to the characters.
It is hard to say which scene is my favorite. The story goes from one great tale to another.
Sure, but there is a lot to be savored and not rushed through.
I love this book and had read it three or four times before buying it on Audible. I have had some other experiences where a favorite book was not a good listen because of the performance. This time I was very glad I decided to listen. The performance was just right so I now have a great way to continue enjoying one if my favorite books.
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” - Albert Einstein
The book is a superb masterpiece and the most magnificent about it is how it related differently with each and every one of us... for me, I want to live Caballo's life :))
I love audiobooks! They allow me to do my daily chores and get a book read at the same time.
I really enjoyed listening to his voice.
It makes you remember why you ran in the first place. I think many people forget and then running becomes just another task to do on their long list. Barefoot running; very enjoyable but have only done 10 mile runs like this. I have noticed starting to feel fatigue and then not lifting my feet all the way up and ending up with a sprained/stubbed great toe. Ouch!
The narrator did an excellent job.
It was so interesting AND informative, but told as a story. I was expecting more of a "how to" book, so I was initially disappointed when the author was telling all of these stories about people. Then it all came together and it was incredible. I'm listening to it a 2nd time now.
This book changed my life. I recommend this book to anyone that is a runner at all, but especially if you have experienced injuries from running.