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Ultramarathon Man Audiobook

Ultramarathon Man: Confession of an All-Night Runner

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Publisher's Summary

Karnazes reveals the mind-boggling adventures of his nonstop treks through the hell of Death Valley, the incomprehensible frigidity of the South Pole, and the breathtaking beauty of the mountains and canyons of the Sierra Nevada.

©2005 Dean Karnazes; (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Karnazes' book is intriguing." (Publishers Weekly)
"Charming and surprisingly quirky, providing the perfect escapist fantasy for couch potatoes and weekend warriors alike." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    "worthwhile, but..."

    very interesting (particularly to runners), but can be repetitive and is hugely self-congratulatory.

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    Derrek N Holland 03-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    really enjoyed this. Several reviews talked about how "self agrandizing" it os with his stories. Well its a book written by the guy that has done some amazing feats of human endurance, so I don't know what they expected. I enjoyedthe stories and his motivation behind them. This isn't a how to book, its one guys stories. I found it very motivating and enjoyable

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    amariah hash 02-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Ultra Awesome Book!!! "

    I am inspired to go ultra, but have yet to go past 26.2...I will in the next two weeks run 26.3 or more now. wow...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris D. 02-08-17
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    "Surprising unrevealing"

    Entertaining at times, but shallow and uninspiring overall. Hoped for more depth and content from such an extraordinary athlete, like Finding Ultra, Rich Roll.

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    barry larsen jr 01-28-17 Member Since 2015
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    So far I have listened with my kids (10 & 7), and with the exception of a few cuss words, this book had held our interest.

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    Riverside Fan 12-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Captivating storytelling"

    I couldn't stop listening because of the way he told the story. Sure, he may sound a little arrogant at times, but that doesn't take away from the story at all. Highly recommended for any endurance athlete or somebody who likes hearing good stories.

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    Lizzie 09-18-16
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    "Love it!! Will listen to it again!!"

    Loved this story!! Had heard him speak on a podcast and find him very humble and down to earth. Loved hearing his share his story of his running journey. So inspirational!!

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    Pattinys 07-01-16
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    "Inspiring and a must read!"

    Dean Karnazes tells a story of his rebirth through running that is not only inspirational but healing also.

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    runnerpaul Shelby Twp. MI 05-25-16
    runnerpaul Shelby Twp. MI 05-25-16 Member Since 2017

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Ultramarathon Man to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version, so I cannot say.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dean, as this book is about him. His wife comes in close 2nd!


    Which character – as performed by James Yaegashi – was your favorite?

    Dean


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

    Both, laughed at the "projectile vomit". Cried at Dean finishing the 200 mile run for a little girl.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story, makes me want to run more.Only issue I had was with the long breaks between chapters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    melissa wall 04-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great book"

    I love the story of this book the way that he had the drive to keep going is so inspirational what a fantastic book

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