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Eat and Run Audiobook

Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

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.
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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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    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.


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    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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    M.S. Valdez FORT COLLINS, CO, United States 11-01-14
    M.S. Valdez FORT COLLINS, CO, United States 11-01-14 Member Since 2012

    Avid reader all of my life! Favorite author is Stephen King! Favorite book is Hyperion-read/listen to it!

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    "Running must read!"

    An excellent account of the mental aspect of extreme running! If you liked Born to Run, you'll certainly like Scott's tale from another perspective. One of the few drawbacks is that Scott tends to skirt around the question of why you'd run an ultramarathon in the first place. He asks that question in different ways, but never truly addresses it. It may be that if regular jogging/running keeps you in very good shape, then there's no need to run ultramarathons.

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    Joshua D. Landvatter SANDY, UT, US 10-06-14
    Joshua D. Landvatter SANDY, UT, US 10-06-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book but Scott really likes to Toot his horn"
    If you could sum up Eat and Run in three words, what would they be?

    I'm Awesome, Replay


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dusty, a down to earth fella.


    Any additional comments?

    Scott really likes to toot his own horn. It is a good book and worth the read if you are a runner.

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    Melissa J. Metcalf 09-30-14 Member Since 2014
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    ""Sometimes you just do things!" Great story!"
    Where does Eat and Run rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 5!


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

    getting beyond mile 70 in the majority of his races, mentally pushing through.


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

    Nope, 1st time


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    sMoZely 09-25-14
    sMoZely 09-25-14
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    "Liked the Run, Don't Care About the Eat"

    His story was great, I don't care so much for the pushing of the Vegan lifestyle ... sure it worked for him, but doesn't really give much more than that.

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    cindy 09-16-14
    cindy 09-16-14
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    "Self-Motivation"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Eat and Run to be better than the print version?

    Yes...listened to it while beginning to run again. It is very motivating.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Autobiography: author was very frank and open about challenges and struggles; helped encourage the reader.


    What does Quincy Dunn-Baker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Read like he WAS the author; seamless quality.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Reaching the limits of personal challenges.


    Any additional comments?

    Really enjoyed the book. Kept me going as a motivating factor as a female in her 50s trying to get fit.

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    thomas charlotte, NC, United States 07-28-14
    thomas charlotte, NC, United States 07-28-14 Member Since 2012

    I focus mainly on History, Endurance Sports and Science/Speculative Fiction books.

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    "An Inspiring Story About a Real Athlete"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Eat and Run to be better than the print version?

    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.


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

    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.


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

    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.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Gail Elmore 06-07-14
    Gail Elmore 06-07-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Didn't want it to end..."
    Where does Eat and Run rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the top 5


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


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

    He was very animated.


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

    It often made me laugh and made me cry at least once.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a runner, you will love this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Hanover, NH 11-01-13
    Kindle Customer Hanover, NH 11-01-13 Member Since 2015

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    "loved it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Eat and Run to be better than the print version?

    no because I want the recipes, I am going to go out an get the book


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

    Death Valley, I have family there


    What does Quincy Dunn-Baker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He was very good


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Food is medicine and medicine is food


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    R. Johns San Diego 10-20-13
    R. Johns San Diego 10-20-13
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    "A Must read"
    What did you love best about Eat and Run?

    How nutrition effected his physical status


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

    I listened to this book during a few training runs for IM AZ. Great book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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