While I enjoyed the aspects of the narrative, all in all Scott Jurek tends to be too preachy in his approach to tell his story of being an ultimate runner.
I thought I knew Scott from articles I had read and stories I have heard. But this book showed why he won Western States. numerous times. Why he pushed himself to the limits. I learned about digging deep when you have nothing left. I love the similarities we both have in that we know importance of nutrition especifically one centered around veganism. After reading this book I have more respect for Scott as a runner and human being. Love this book and recommend it to anyone who loves running or just has that competitive drive.
Yes, shows the power of the human spirit to come through even the toughest of challenges.
Jurek is inspirational, His story compelling.
I was not prepared for the last !40! minutes being recipes read to me! But fine overall.
I'd read the paperback before, but decided to do the audible as I traveled west recently to do a trail marathon. It's one of the best inspirational running books I've come across.
As other people have noted, it's really hard to imagine why the publisher chose this narrator for the book. He's way too serious and intense for this story. I picture Scott Jurek as a zen warrior, not capable of hurting a fly and this guy reads the story in a very aggressive tone.
This is basically the story of Scott Jurek from when he was young to present day. This isn't the same type of book as "Born to Run" where you have a cast of characters who are developed. It's basically just about Scott's journey from youth to now and it runs straight through.
I listened to Eat and Run on my runs and commute to and from work. From the opening word to the last I was hooked. I actually finished it just as I was finishing a run before work. Having grown up in WI myself I could easily place myself in Duluth and the other rural northern Midwest towns. I've already recommended it to others.