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.
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.
The content kept curiosity on high all the way and the narrator made sure you just wanted to keep listening to it until the very end. The realities of the ultra run sport unfolded the humanity of it, testifying all along the human capacity to overcome the most inconceivable goals, unexpectedly overcoming the highest limits.