top 20.But I've got a lot so that's pretty good.
Rich.It's about him so who else?
I can relate as I'm sure many can.Athletic talent taking a back seat to partying and drinking.Not saying that is bad per se as maybe partying is more gratifying to many.Athletic fanaticism has a high price too.Truth is,most aren't as lucky to do anything even close to this at a late age without debilitating injury.Still,it is definitely inspiring that Rich had enough of drinking(he was undoubtedly out of control)and despite the challenges,did a 180 with his life and did something truly incredible.How their bodies took that is amazing.If you're ripe for a change in your life,be it athletic or not, i am sure it will inspire you to act.It is definitely extremes in life and balance would be better imo but many,myself included ,tend to be all or nothing.Drink a lot,or not at all.Eat poorly or very disciplined.Exercise a lot,or not at all.I guess you could call that an addictive personality.It is what it is so you might as well accept it and work with it.I don't feel he was too self indulgent as some reviewers implied.Doing that would require extreme commitment and his family was behind him.I also believe you have to live YOUR life and while you shouldn't shun your responsibilities,you have to do what is right for you,and also allow others to do what is right for them.Living someone else's life or wanting them to live your life ain't cool.
yep.I did it in 2 days which is rare for me.
I would buy it again.
I am middle aged and a want to be healthy. After listening to this book I have become a vegan and have lost 30 lbs in 2 months. I ran marathons before but now I run with purpose.
Everything! changing what you eat changes what you can become. It's all about discipline and direction.
He was great as himself. Wouldn't have worked if he hd someone read it for him
It motivated me to be self centered about my health and who I really am
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.