I focus mainly on History, Endurance Sports and Science/Speculative Fiction books.
I thought was fantastic, Great narration, well done story. Overall this was a very enjoyable listening experience. At times inspirational, at times moving, and at times I could only listen in astonishment. It is easy to be jaded about the modern athlete today. Endorsement deals, mega contracts, a seemingly lack of interest. Here is a guy who without any future goal of money pursued a dream and focused on the process. If you area weekend athlete you will find this story inspirational.
This is a very honest book. His life was difficult at times, but he overcame the only way he knew how, through hard work and dedication.
He did a good job. Jurek is a complicated guy. The narration brought come that fact. At times you might not like him in this story, but on balance the way he overcame is difficulties cannot be denied.
I really cannot do that on my schedule, but this is a story that you want to come back to. I had not been exposed to Ultra Running before, being only a marathon runner myself, but the characters in this community were fascinating to me.
There seems to be a renewed interest today in health, natural eating and grass roots sports. I hope this book helps to fuel that interest and gets more people involved in their local 5k, Spartan Race or marathon. It helped me keep my interest alive and reiterated why I got involved in these activities to begin with.
Among the top 5
I am a runner so stories about training and racing appealed to me. But I also liked his stories about his family and friends and his diet.
He was very animated.
It often made me laugh and made me cry at least once.
If you are a runner, you will love this book.
no because I want the recipes, I am going to go out an get the book
Death Valley, I have family there
He was very good
Food is medicine and medicine is food
How nutrition effected his physical status
I listened to this book during a few training runs for IM AZ. Great book.
This is a very good autobiography and a great window into the mindset of one of the greatest ultrarunners of all time. It provides many insights about this intriguing sport. It is well written and well narrated. It is a good complement to Born to Run. It was fascinating to learn what drove Mr. Jurek to accomplish so many feats that seem truly superhuman to us normal mortals.
His advice on nutrition is certainly worth exploring. This peogram contains several most tempting recipes.However, I gave this book four stars because it does not provide a written supplement with such recipes. I do not wish to buy the printed book just to get them.
This book ranks in the top quarter of the audiobooks I've listened to.
Description of Scott vomiting during the Badwater race.
I wouldn't have pictured Scott having such a pissed off voice the entire time throughout Quincy's reading. I still imagine that Scott doesn't have such a voice but it colored the whole books experience. There was a number of situations where it was appropriate to convey the competitive and tough nature of the scene. I'd say there was equally enough situations where it wasn't appropriate. Every other time was just annoying to hear that tone. By the end I got used to some but would have preferred it not be that way.
This book did make me laugh at several parts and there were a few others that were very touching. I've done enough crying over my own losses so I passed on doing it here. But Scott's story is very real and human. I'm glad he shared the depth of his life. As a result the story was powerful and inspiring. If I go out and run my first ultra-marathon then I'd say I had an extreme reaction to this book. And I do want to run one now.
The book includes many valuable suggestions for runners. I frequently stopped and took notes so I could examine and try some of his suggestions. Considering I've been a runner for 15+ years I'd say this is worth noting.
Not really, I rarely listen to any book more than once, and there is little in this book that can be applied for self-improvement.
Scott Jurek is a fascinating individual. I knew a little bit about him before listening. I appreciated his candor on both accomplishments and failures.
The reader read as if he had a chip on his shoulder. He sounded mad at the world for most of the recording. It is not the voice that I would have imagined Scott Jurek would have had, nor did it seem to match the content.
Not necessarily to improve the performance, but I would have appreciated a PDF download of the recipes in the Appendix.
Where is the PDF of the recipes from the Appendix?
I like to listen to business, self-development, behavioural and books that challenge my perspective
Listening about the struggles as he pushed his body and mind to extreme limits
I enjoyed listening to all the characters
I expected the book to be able to the struggles of running ultra marathons and the type of person that pushes themselves to compete. I believe the book achieved this
If yes, then you may or may not like this book.
Let me share what I didn't like.
Some of the quotes before each chapter were corny or used so much they tend to loose meaning. Between FaceBook and Twitter, there's so many quotes being thrown around it becomes corny.
Note, the last two chapters are basically filled with recipes. I'm not particularly crazy about listening to a narrator list recipes when it would be easier to provide links to YouTube videos demonstrating how to prepare the dishes.
Other than that, this is cool running book!
Cussler, Connelly, Clancy I like all with a C ...
This piece shows that most limits we think to be there are mostly in our minds.
Running when something is aching being an issue? This is a story of running even with sprained ankle, torn ligaments, broken fingers, etc. and not mere few miles but many of them.
Not all pain is revevant ...
Maybe not necessarily an inspiration for an approach to ones life but inspirational anyway.
Respect for Jurek and also for Dusty ...