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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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    Bella Los Angeles 03-10-17
    Bella Los Angeles 03-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Insiring read for vegans and athletes"
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    This book was very inspiring to me, as I'm an aspiring raw vegan and runner. I have no desire to be a marathon runner, but hearing the author's story of becoming an *ultra" marathon runner inspired me to go further in my own daily runs. I also felt so inspired to continue learning about raw food. I love dedication of this guy.

    I only left out a star because the narration was a little over dramatic at times. NOT a deal breaker at all. I just resigned myself to let it go when I noticed it. This is a very inspiring book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 10-12-17
    10-12-17
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    "Great narration and pretty awesome story if you want to know more about Scott."

    Great story about one of the best ultra runners in the world. Goes into depth about Scotts background and how he got to where he is. Even gets pretty deep at some points. Good tid bits about living a vegan diet as well.

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    S. Hanis Northern Michigan 10-04-17
    S. Hanis Northern Michigan 10-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good story enjoyed the food & training perspective"

    really enjoyed the story and the people in it. best part was the bits about training, and the food perspective. Good motivating for continuing the struggle to eat right

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    Rick Frazer 08-01-17
    Rick Frazer 08-01-17
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    "Great story - great book - but reader is..."
    What did you love best about Eat and Run?

    Great insight into one of the best


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Scott because it is about him


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

    The reader was a bit down and negative sounding - his voice was a 'downer'


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    Should be a PDF for the recipes at the end of the book - for recipes you always should have the ability to see it in PDF / written form... it is too quick to cook along too verbally

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    Amanda 07-24-17
    Amanda 07-24-17
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    "Engaging and Inspiring!"

    Loved the inspirational account, but I wish the recipes were included in a supplemental PDF.

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    TheBaumRealty 07-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good Journey"

    loved it! great story about Scotts journey - sometimes you just do things enjoy it

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    Jeremy Wittman 07-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Lots of information"

    Glad to see most of the research I've done on ultra marathons could be reaffirmed. A nice book for anyone thinking about running an ultra.

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    Todd L. 06-24-17
    Todd L. 06-24-17
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    "inspiring"

    amazing book. what a difficult journey. very inspiring book on running, lifestyle and life itself

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    Amazon Customer 05-27-17
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    "really nice book"

    great book. great story. the recipes are good if you wanna become vegan. In total, it is a journey of ones life

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    Ryan 05-19-17
    Ryan 05-19-17
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    "Incredible Story - Inspirational"

    Mr. Jurek's story, and his running ability are quite incredible. From start to finish I was entertained.

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  • MR
    london, United Kingdom
    8/30/12
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    "Great book - misleading title"

    I wanted to read/ listen to this after learning about Scott Jurek in "Born to Run".

    The title slightly put me off, as I was worried that it would be very preachy about the vegan lifestyle, but it isn't.

    The story is fascinating and inspiring and every so often he throws in some great running tips.

    Definitely worth a read/ listen.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Penrhyn Bay, United Kingdom
    7/12/12
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    "Brilliant story - none of the boring bits!!"

    A good book can be turned into a VERY good book by a VERY good narrator. This guy does the job really well.

    I listened from beginning to end. Brilliant book!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • MR
    Oakham, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Will get you out running"

    I really enjoyed this book. It's great to hear what an ultra marathon runner must endure to become one of the top runners in the world. It's very inspirational and will get you out running (maybe not 135mile ultras) a big part of Scott's life is his vegan diet which he does talk about a lot but to be fair it's not too preachy as sometimes people can be over lifestyle changes. It a good book written well with good humour.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • ajnnngs
    BANGOR, United Kingdom
    5/12/13
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    "What a life!"

    Scott is pretty amazing for an ordinary guy. But he is mad and crazy. I yearn to run more and follow a vegan lifestyle but it's too hard for me to maintain with a whole normal life to lead. Well told and inspiring - thank you Scott!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Stuart Robert Harris
    Norwalk CT 06850
    1/5/13
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    "Good but dour"

    Like others, I came to this book via Born to Run. The change in style was pretty abrupt. Jurek's story is about grit and endurance from the "wrong side of the tracks" start. I don't know whether he himself has a light touch, but the narrator certainly doesn't. He reads in a hard, downbeat, dour way that's distinctive and maybe even appropriate, but not enjoyable.



    Still, it's a story well worth hearing - just way less enjoyable than the ebullient Born to Run.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. R. S. Burress
    Hampshire, UK
    1/17/15
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    "Inspirational"

    A wonderful lesson in making the impossible possible. Whether you run 5k or 50mi you can't help but be drawn into Scott's epic journey.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • L
    LITTLEHAMPTON, United Kingdom
    2/3/13
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    "Bit too long otherwise fab!"

    Don't really know why I got this...in the words of the book's mantra 'sometimes you just do things'. On the one hand this book is extremely ego-driven and some may find this too much. On the other hand, this book managed to keep me completely rivetted for the duration. If ever you need to understand what 'endurance' means then look no further, this book totally defines the word. The reading is exceptional...and to be honest I was just a tad upset when I later found out that it wasn't Scott himself. I'm not a runner and I'm not a vegan....having listened to this I feel compelled to at least seriously consider both. Intelligent, inspiring and honest...although just that little bit too long.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • penny
    Putney, United Kingdom
    4/18/13
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    "Good"

    Good story but the narrator is a bit harsh in his tone which can make it seem more dramatic than need be.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    London, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Thought provoking"

    I really enjoyed listening to this while running. It's much more of an autobiography than I though from the title. There is, of course, quite a bit of info about Jurek's own eating (and running) but its not a tub-thumping "my way or the highway" tome.



    Enjoyable, honest, open and fun.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Tri Jules
    10/14/17
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    "One of the great ultramarathon athletes"

    Great story and the narrator wasn’t too bad either. Scott Jurek is one of the great ultramarathon athletes and this takes you through his whole story. Very interesting throughout.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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