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.
NV, not NY
This book is spreading like the minumalist footwear it touts throughout the running community. Besides the audible copy, I bought three hardcovers and gave them away. In turn the recipients have read them and passed them on. My brother, who is not a runner, loved the book and was inspired enough to change his footwear and hit the trails.
Great stories, a store of current and historic knowledge, and truckloads of inspiration.