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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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    michael 05-19-15
    michael 05-19-15
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    "Very helpful in my beginnings of running"

    I very much enjoyed this book. Absolutely excellent. I found myself running father and eating better because of the advice given by Scott. I also learned quite a few invaluable lessons on stretches and proper form that would have cost me copious amounts of time and money.
    I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys running at any level. Scott's knowledge is something no runner, weather casual or competitive, should go without.

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    Eric Round Rock, TX, United States 04-03-15
    Eric Round Rock, TX, United States 04-03-15 Member Since 2011
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    "The second step."

    The thing that got me started down this road was a documentary on running and human evolution. That inspired me to try it and purchase some five finger shoes. My neighbor saw me running and suggested Born to Run. It was fantastic! I was not only encouraged by it, but inspired. Eat and Run is my second book on my running journey. Being a vegetarian and being interested in Ultramarathons lead me to it.

    This story is very in depth. It in many ways it's more of a biography of Scott Jurek interlaced with practical advise on running, nutrition, and health living. Again, I found the book very inspirational and motivating.

    The only thing I really didn't like was the readers voice. He had a kind of tough guy I've been through some crap but I'm too much of a man to talk about it voice. He sounded like someone who would be uncomfortable in a room of laughing jovial people. I can picture him trying to turn every conversation into "so how much can you bench".

    If the reader reads this please don't take this as a personal attack. I'm sure everything I've imagined about you is not true. Next time you read, though, try not to sound so serious all through the whole thing.

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    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 03-27-15
    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 03-27-15 Member Since 2016

    Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant

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    "Eat and Run!!!"

    “Eat and Run’ is an interesting look at the world of ultramarathons from one of the sport’s most prolific runners. Taking the reader on a journey from his childhood through the time spent at the top of his profession, the author give insight on how he helped make himself into an ultramarathoner and take you along to all the highs and lows he’s faced in some of his bigger races. This is a great read for runners or just anyone looking to make a change in their life. Note that the end of the book has some of the recipes he’s mentioned throughout the story, so if you get the audio version of the book they’re read to you, but they’re a bit hard to follow and reference that way.

    Mr. Dunn-Baker does a great job at bringing the story to life. When Dusty was yelling at Scott I felt as if he was yelling at me!

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    Christopher L. Osborne 03-21-15
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    "Inspirational"

    Love it could not put it down. Get the book if you enjoy this type of book. Was very interesting and intriguing.

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    Barry T. 03-01-15
    Barry T. 03-01-15

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    "Well written story of the evolution of a runner"
    If you could sum up Eat and Run in three words, what would they be?

    Story of relationships


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

    The development of Scott's understanding of the connection of food to athletic success.


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

    Scott


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

    I think it's better listened to for an hour then set down to digest what you've read. Some of the discussions are pretty deep.


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    Sean 02-27-15
    Sean 02-27-15

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    "Very Inspirational"

    Great story and inspiration. I must admit that at first I wasn't too crazy about the narrator for this specific book, but his voice grew on me and I am glad I listened.

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    J. Berger 02-13-15
    J. Berger 02-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Pure inspiration"

    Whether you are runner or not you should get to know this story. It's a story of a man who dared to dream and made his dreams come true - against all odds. An ordinary man with no superpowers, no rich parents, no bright future in sight. Today this Minnesota redneck (as he sometimes referes to himself) is a living legend of ultramarathons and a man who has found peace in a life as close to nature as possible. Sometimes we just do things. It's better for us to do them knowing our goal.

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    Brian 01-24-15
    Brian 01-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Listen to this while you run"
    What made the experience of listening to Eat and Run the most enjoyable?

    The book was narrated in a way that immersed you in the story and lessons


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Scott


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

    No


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

    Most of the childhood flashbacks


    Any additional comments?

    Very much enjoyed this

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    April 01-17-15
    April 01-17-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Had good parts"

    I believe that not everyone should write. I could tell Scott had so much passion in his life, but it did not translate well. I would've preferred a deeper look into almost any story he told, but it always seemed like surface stuff. The title does the book justice. Good information, but very little excitement to turn the pages.

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    Heather Baldwinsville, NY, United States 01-01-15
    Heather Baldwinsville, NY, United States 01-01-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Good for passionate runners and soul searchers"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Eat and Run to be better than the print version?

    I listen when I run for inspiration.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I normally don't complain about the performances, but for some reason he wasn't my favorite.


    Any additional comments?

    Helps you fall deeper in love with running as a form of therapy. These ultra runners are an interesting breed. I'd recommend it for healthy living seekers. Scott has a good, well balanced, approach with a lot of thought and knowledge. I am planning to run a marathon and found this book very helpful in the training rely as well as eating. Scott is a gem. A real person for sure.

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