Yes but it would be helpful to have the charts in the end of the book that allows you to see the nutrients in the diet.
He uses great expression when reading that allows you to feel like part of the story
There is no other way I can rate this audiobook. The book itself is life transforming, and read by the author takes on a depth of sincerity that brought tears to my eyes more than once. Time limits my ability to write a review lengthy enough to do "Finding Ultra" justice. Suffice it to say that if you are looking for a book to inspire you and possibly guide you to a quantum leap in athletic performance and a transformation into a better human being, this is one that you'll be reading or listening to soon. I highly recommend the audiobook version.
In addition to this are two others that I have begun to listen to that are beneficial in similar ways, they are "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougall and "Eat and Run" by Scott Jurek.
I hope you all find that 'something' we are all looking for.
Highly recommend if you enjoy inspiring autobiographies. The book is read by the author and his delivery style is occasionally a little dry, but other times his wry humor comes through in a really funny way. I've enjoyed it and it certainly makes you feel like its never too late to get fit!
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
If you serious about fitness, performance or just getting your act together, this book will help. Rich Roll is an inspirational man who with the help of his family and friends achieved what I would say is unbelievable. Great book even if you are not into ultra performance sport. As for the vegan diet, that is not me, but his case is compelling.
I enjoyed the way that he read it.
I like the story but was most interested in the "how to". At times i thought the story went on a bit long but it was probably to get part of the point across.
Great voice and inflection to keep me entertained
Inspired me to eat better and keep exploring ways to follow my passions while balancing the rest of life.
This book was recommended to me several times (probably because I choose a vegan lifestyle) and I found it to be an inspirational book. It was an easy listen and is a story that will hopefully solidify the fact that we need to take better care of ourselves.
I would if it were specific to physical transformation and not so much an autobiography. His feat is amazing and should be acknowledged, but better writing would have made the story more gripping.
His voice was a bit deadpan.
Near the top
I didn't read the book so I don't know but I did listen to it and it was inspiring.
No, I needed to break away and find out how I was going to make the changes in my life I had to make. I was not very far away from it though.
I loved it. It finally got me off my duff and showed me how to change my 70 pound, overweight, sedentary self into someone who now feels much better physically and great mentally (lost 25 pounds and can actually run a mile.) Thanks Rich Roll.
the limits of human endurance. The one annoying thing, which I put on Audible, not the author, is that one should be able to download and print the appendixes. I've run into this before with Audible, and it definitely detracts from books that contain maps, charts, recipes, lists, etc. Audible should take it under advisement.
I spend 90+ minutes a day in my car, Audible makes it enjoyable regardless of what's happening in traffic. My taste varies from endurance fitness to economics and from to combat stories and romance novels.
It seems like Rich has had an amazing life, but I wouldn't want to walk a mile in his shoes. His self-centric universe, starting with his high school swimming turned to alcohol-infused blur and was only replaced by an addiction to endurance sports in a life horribly out of balance. While his new addictions seem a lot healthier and safer (for the rest of us on the road), his life is a story of the extremes that had me cringe at both ends of the spectrum. I can see why he turned to alcohol; there were times when I was listening that I thought I could use a drink, too.
Maybe an alcoholic in early recovery looking for a role model would get more out of this book, but I can't even imagine a life lived at his extremes. Coming from a rather middle of the road, middle-aged athlete who occasionally likes a good audiobook for inspiration and motivation, this book wasn't the ticket for me. I found a lot more pleasure reading Born To Run, Ultramarathon Man, Wild (Cheryl Strayed), and even The Art of Racing In The Rain (albeit, I never did develop a taste for kibble). There are plenty of books that inspire me and get me high that don't require me to live at the extremes as the bipolar necessities of life.
I won't argue with him that a plant-based diet can extend life and give you greater health over the course of your life, but sometimes there's no sin in a nice juicy steak and garlic mashed potatoes. If you want a more complete version of the benefits of a plant-based, vegan lifestyle, the documentary, Forks Over Knives is about as good as they come. It's not for everyone, but then again, neither is this book and I'd happily sit through Forks Over Knives over listening to nine hours of Rich Roll talking again.