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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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    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. Central Pennsylvania 03-01-15
    Barry T. Central Pennsylvania 03-01-15 Member Since 2014

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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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    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: Stephen King. Favorite book: Hyperion.

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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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    Amazon Runner SANDY, UT, US 10-06-14
    Amazon Runner SANDY, UT, US 10-06-14
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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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