My title says it all...I almost stopped listening several times because of the offensive language.
...but I still enjoyed this book. Surprisingly he goes deep into a lot of the physiology around our feet, running, etc. McDougal is largely searching for answers as to why so many seemingly healthy modern runners suffer so many feet and leg related injuries. He ultimately answers his own question by piecing together other people’s research and years of observations; some of which goes back to the dawn of mankind.
Ive listened to this book several times and I find Fred Sanders narration to be excellent.
This book brings out all that is good about running, camaraderie, compassion, commitment and weaves in a great story as well. It even inspired me to add some miles to weekly running schedule, so its all good.
Listen and Enjoy !
I've lost track of how many times I've listened to this book. I use it to motivate me to get off the couch, I fall asleep to it at night. It helps me eat healthier, but I still haven't found any Pinole where I live. Maybe some day it will even help me to run a marathon....or beat a horse in a hundred mile race...well alright it might not be that good. I don't think it's normal to listen to it as many times as I have but it's a crazy good read.
Very, very informative and entertaining listen. I play squash and have always purchased cheap running shoes. Not sure I do this for the right reasons, but glad that I do.
I have never written a review before, but I had to for this book- and I still have just 14 minutes left of it. It is an incredibly well written story that is able to include fascinating accounts of history, anthropology, science, humor, nutrition, philosophy... all woven throughout the excitingly suspenseful plot of the race. This is easily one of my favorite books of all time- it changes the way you look at many things in life. And he does a good job of making you laugh out loud- even while you're running!
It is an interesting insite into the unltramarathon runner's world. The story kept my attention the entire time and I learned new information about the "Hidden Tribe". I wonder if the man who showed up a Mt. Whitney in shorts and sandals and ran to the top and back in a very short time was one of these Indian runners. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone, runner or not, for it is informative, a good story and I came away knowing more than I did before listening to it.
I had read this book before and wanted to listen to it as I went on long runs. Fred Sanders did a wonderful job narrating the book. He pronounced the Spanish words perfectly (I am a Spanish teacher, so that was pleasing)! He had an excellent voice to listen to. And, of course, Christopher McDougall is a wonderful author and this is one of my favorite books. A MUST-READ! Too valuable of information not to learn. I highly recommend this audiobook! You will not regret it, especially if you are a runner or are considering becoming one.
I read this book first and liked it so much that I decided to download it and listen to it while I did my long runs training for a marathon, and it definitely changed the way I feel about long runs forever! The runners in the book are so fascinating that I actually had to google them all to make sure they are "real people" and not just some very entertaining fictional characters. It has great background information, leading up to the ultimate, final race at the end that I never wanted to be over. I could have read about their races forever. But the best part is probably their journey to even get to that race in one piece to begin with. A great read, incredibly entertainning while being informational.