Listened to the first five chapters on a long drive home today. Put on my running shoes the second I walked in the door and ran 20 miles for the first time ever. So inspirational.
The narrative was fine. It brought a real life struggle to the book. I loved the honesty that came from statements of self-realization. "I live my life in the excess, it's the only way it works for me." And of course, " I was acting like a jerk, totally exhausted and thinking only of the goal and myself as I broke the #1 rule and left my partners." I felt as though I was brought along with him during his whole life, through the good and the bad. Great listen, when I had to stop, I couldn't wait to get back and hear more.
Rich's description of his transformation from cheeseburger connoisseur to plant powered athlete is a great moment that shows the possibility of any life and that even those plagued by seemingly unshakable demons can improve their situation.
Rich writes well. And, for an audio-book read by the author, this is one of the best I've listened to. However, he could have made it better if he would have hired a professional narrator.
Finding Ultra was enjoyable to read. Rich writes in such a way that the reader can see the sprawling vistas of Hawaii and the dirt trails of California. I found value in the transformation that took place over the course of the book.
This book was not only entertaining, but made me examine how I eat, and while not an all in one guide, provides a great base line for eating better and living better. Thank you Rich!
It captures everything from health, inspiration, food, lifestyle, motivation, to adversity.
This book moved me to make changes in my own life.
What a journey! Comprehensive nutritional and fitness information. A great kickstarter for anyone looking to inform themselves about superior nutrition.
I always love to read a story of an underdog turning into a superstar. It's my type of stories.
Great story, inspiring, personal and heart-touching
In my opinion the narrator (also the author) is not good at telling the story, even though he is a lawyer. His tone and voice sound boring and plain, not do the justice to his own story. I wish it would be read by someone good at delivering inspirational speeches.