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Eat and Run Audiobook

Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

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Publisher's Summary

A dominant force in the sport of ultrarunning, Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run and a two-time winner of the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon through Death Valley. Eat & Run offers an inspirational account of Jurek’s life as a runner and vegan. Regaling listeners with jaw-dropping tales of endurance, Jurek also delivers sound science and practical advice—as well as his favorite plant-based recipes.

©2012 Scott Jurek (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    Vladimir 05-04-14
    Vladimir 05-04-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Best book on running"
    What did you love best about Eat and Run?

    An honest and revealing confession of one of the greatest athletes ever lived. I am an avid triathlete and this book was maybe the best sport's book I have read.


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    Sarah Balwyn, Australia 04-15-14
    Sarah Balwyn, Australia 04-15-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Definitely Eat and Run focussed!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Eat and Run to be better than the print version?

    Yup! but I just love audio books better in general!


    What other book might you compare Eat and Run to and why?

    If you like Eat and Run you would probably really like Born to Run. It's kind of different though since Eat and Run is an autobiography, Born to Run is a number of autobiographical & biographical stories in one.


    What three words best describe Quincy Dunn-Baker’s voice?

    A bit harsh, took a bit of getting used to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If you have 8 hours maybe


    Any additional comments?

    Great informative book for any runner interested in distance running.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Smith Orlando, Florida United States 02-11-14
    Roger Smith Orlando, Florida United States 02-11-14 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Human Endurance"

    A fantastic story of human endurance and what can be accomplished. My favorite line, which I tell myself all the time now is "not all pain is significant". Then I just keep running, or holding that yoga pose, or pumping that weight. It is easy to be a lazy, painless athlete, which leads to mediocre results forever.

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    Michelle Perth, Western Australia 01-28-14
    Michelle Perth, Western Australia 01-28-14 Member Since 2015

    Just love books.

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    "Enjoyable listen"
    What made the experience of listening to Eat and Run the most enjoyable?

    The no nonsense nature of his approach to running.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rusty? His mate who ear bashed him all the time. He was raw and real.


    Have you listened to any of Quincy Dunn-Baker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No but would certainly do so.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not really, it was a enjoyable read but not earth shaking.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn Douglass Fremont, CA, US 10-09-13
    Shawn Douglass Fremont, CA, US 10-09-13 Member Since 2012
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    "tons of recipes but no pdf to reference..."
    What disappointed you about Eat and Run?

    Tons of great recipes but there is no PDF to reference. Don't buy the audio book. I also emailed Scott and he did not respond. Very disappointed....


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    Kathy Davis, CA, United States 07-02-13
    Kathy Davis, CA, United States 07-02-13 Member Since 2008

    Besides incessant listening to audiobooks, I also read on my Kindle at night, birdwatch, garden (roses, daylilies), and do genealogy.

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    ""ME, MYSELF, and I"--a better title, perhaps"

    I read "Born To Run" twice and expected this book to be similarly fun. I was sadly disappointed in several ways. This autobiographical book reveals Jurek to be a very self-adsorbed and arrogant sounding individual. The arrogance was helped along by the narrator's tone. Dunn-Baker not only mispronounced names but also relatively common words, which was difficult to overlook.

    After a brief history of a not-so-happy childhood (his mother had multiple sclerosis) and his father didn't cope well, we were led on a trip from his discovery of his running prowess to a play by play description how he won numerous races through his philosophy of life and running and through his healthy eating discoveries. As the book progressed, Jurek appeared to see himself as a nutritionist and a philosopher, and his philosophy became very prevalent and annoying toward the conclusion of the book.

    What became most irritating to me was his complete self-absorption. I am aware that athletes who want to be at the very top of their game must be compulsively single-minded in doing everything they can to excel and outdo themselves. I read and really enjoyed Apolo Ohno's book, "Zero Regrets", and never once did I feel he was arrogant or self-absorbed as he described his rise to the top of the skating world. Jurek, on the other hand, sees himself as the center of the universe.

    I would imagine this book would appeal to aspiring marathoners, particularly those who want to enter the ultra-classes. It might also appeal to athletes who are wanting to move toward more healthy eating. However, if running is not your avocation, I heartily recommend reading "Born To Run" and not wasting time or money on this book.

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    Justin Anaheim, CA, United States 03-18-13
    Justin Anaheim, CA, United States 03-18-13
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    "Enjoyable Story"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Scott Jurek, enjoyed the openess about his life.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Quincy Dunn-Baker?

    So-so voice for this book. Voice didn't really fit my image of the author.


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    Eric T. Cowan Austin, TX 02-04-13
    Eric T. Cowan Austin, TX 02-04-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Good storytelling, not a how to guide"

    Interesting book that details Scott Jurek's life and running career. It opens in Badwater and then tells a backstory as to how he got there. It was nice that there was not mentioned about the Copper Canyon run (well detailed in Born to Run) and there were lots of interesting stories about other races and his diet.

    The appendix at the end has several recipes (get Kindle or print version for that part).

    Narration was good and it was an easy enjoyable listen.

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    rpv California 12-28-12
    rpv California 12-28-12
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    "What a book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Eat and Run the most enjoyable?

    Nice narration, beautiful story


    What did you like best about this story?

    The book is so inspirational and it is almost impossible to believe it is true. It feels like fiction! But it is not. I happened to start reading (actually listening on audible) some of the ultra runners book as a way to see how they are pushing their minds and body to achieve what they are doing. It is almost yogic in retrospect. I really wanted to give the print book as a gift to my 10 year old daughter only if it did not have all those Dusty's swear of F words. I really wish the author could have removed them and told __swear words__ here and leave it to readers imaginations.

    The way mother - son love is portrayed, his vegan lifestyle, his surreal runs on all those Western States, Badwater, 24 hr runs. Ah it is incredible. I had to resist finish listening into the story and hold back to enjoy in 4 days. Otherwise I would have finished in one siting of 8 hours. I listened to all in my walks. It is sad his life had all these setbacks (no spoiler here) and how he overcame in late 2010. One of the most memorable memoirs I have ever read.


    What about Quincy Dunn-Baker’s performance did you like?

    Very clear


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was very touching.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish the F words were not present so that I can listen in as family.

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    Bret Vogel PORTLAND, OR, US 06-26-13
    Bret Vogel PORTLAND, OR, US 06-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Tough Guy Narrator Misrepresents Nice Guy Scott"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Eat and Run to be better than the print version?

    The audio version of this book is disappointing. The narrator is a poor match. While I do enjoy his voice, and feel that he is a talented narrator, his delivery is overly macho. It frequently disrupts the soft, reflective, and spiritual tone of the book. Every other sentence I expect the narrator to begin recounting how many beers he pounded at a frat party in college, and/or how much he can bench press.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Eat and Run?

    Scott's relentless pursuit of refining his craft and his continuing desire to discover what he is really made of will stick with me long after the specific elements of plot.


    How could the performance have been better?

    While I would under no means shy away from this narrator with other books, I don't believe he is a good fit here. Perhaps he could have delivered the story with less bravado and more tenderness, but I really feel that if Scott Jurek himself was not up for reading this, then the narration should attempt to incorporate elements of his kind and soft spoken demeanor.


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    2/21/16
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    "Nice but too much focus on food details."

    Inspirational!
    I actually like the food discussing parts but sometimes they are too much.
    Would recommend to runners,regardless of discipline.

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  • pm
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
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    "Not just for runners..."

    I got this after listening to Born to Run and this is equally gripping. It doesn't matter if you are not a runner or a sporty type and never intend to be. This is just an incredible human story.

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  • Gordon
    12/8/15
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    "good listening"

    good running partner. Well narrated and enjoyed the vegetarian perspective of a top athlete. hearing of ultra runs has opened my eyes and ears to mankind's possible limits.

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  • Jamie
    10/22/15
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    "Inspiring"

    A great listen for runners and non runners alike. It show what anybody can achieve if they just believe and commit to it. Well done Scott.

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  • Kindle Customer
    9/18/15
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    "Pure class"
    What did you like most about Eat and Run?

    In a way I found it difficult to change gear into the book. I was almost expecting a list of recipes and a trangz plan. What this book gave was so much more. There are many ways of assimilating but Scott gave us the best. He didn't tell people how to run, how to eat and how to think. He shows us by his own experiences. This was refreshing and totally wonderful. Not only was it an autobiography of a world champion but it was an instruction manual based on lived experience. We are not all the same, some of the things Scott does won't work for me but he explained how acquires information and why he does it, the moment when we hit the source. I haven't done ultra (yet) but I have done walkabouts with a backpack, some mountain, a tent and a water filter with myself for company and I get the purpose for which Scott runs, the reset button where upon hitting it we become ourselves. When we push past what we truly believe is impossible to the point where we are free to do anything we want. No other book I've read (so far) describes this existential come spiritual experience so well.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is holistic so the book is all in one. Superficially though the photographer scene had me laughing


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The deterioration and Death of Scotts Mother got me deeply.


    Any additional comments?

    The only part of this experience I found distracting was I wasn't sure where the second had view (i.e. the effect of Steve's writing) impinged on the experience. I would have much preferred a warts and all bad grammar and spelling mistakes that perhaps Scott would have made and less polish. No matter its still a cracking book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
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    "Well written, fascinating, inspiring."

    What an eloquent man. Worlds apart from your usual sports autobiography. The insight you would expect is there but it's accompanied by flowing prose and an appreciation of both history and literature. So much more than a book about running.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anna
    8/15/15
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    "Amazing and inspirational "

    Really good book, I've already listened to it twice! It motivated me to take my training and nutrition to the next level

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • karen
    8/1/15
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    "amazing"

    listened to it in 2 days
    loved it very motivating as I want to run an untra next year and I'm vegan to
    have been told many times that vegans are weak and can not be athlete's
    haha
    inspiration scott jurek

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kevin Scott
    6/5/15
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    "Love it"
    If you could sum up Eat and Run in three words, what would they be?

    Passion, Determination, Unbelievable


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Eat and Run?

    The relationship between Dusty and Scott especially on the Deadwood 100 when Scott was basically finished.


    Which character – as performed by Quincy Dunn-Baker – was your favourite?

    n/a


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Scott's difficult childhood makes it impressive achievement. That through so much personal adversity at home, he was able to simply Eat and Run!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Josh
    5/21/15
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    "Sensational and informative!!!"

    Great audiobook well narrated and a truly inspiring story that makes my years of training feel inadequate. Also some great insights to making the switch to a plant based diet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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