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Into the Furnace

How a 135 Mile Run Across Death Valley Set My Soul on Fire
Narrated by: Cory Reese
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
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When life turns up the heat, you have two choices. You can bend and break, or you can step boldly into the furnace and let your soul catch fire.

Into The Furnace explores the inner workings of bravery, hope, and passion. These themes are framed against the backdrop of the Badwater Ultramarathon - a 135-mile race across the hottest place on the planet, Death Valley. Cory Reese has walked into the furnace. He has faced adversity, both in running and in life. His book captures the essence of what it means to suffer, what it means to persevere, and ultimately, what it means to create a life of clarity and purpose.

©2018 Cory Reese (P)2018 Cory Reese

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Cory Reese Nailed It! 👍💪😎😁❤️

I just finished a great book, "Into the Furnace" by Cory Reese. Wow! I learned so much about the #badwater135 The way Cory weaved the history of Death Valley into the story is wonderful. The trials that accompanied those who braved it and the race are legend. A really awesome read. I know some of the people mentioned in the book. I even worked and ran with one of them! Bradford Lombardi. This book really attempts to convey the difficulty in even venturing there, let alone running it. Even so, you have to know there is no way, just no way to begin to understand the difficulty unless you go there. So many real, and great people and their stories are discussed. Check it if you want some inspiration. #4realz http://www.fastcory.com 💪😎❤️😁

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Worth it

Loved this book! Reading could have been better, but still definitely worth the listen. It is always good to be reminded of what's truly important in life.

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Excellent and inspiring read

What a great inspiring story. Badwater is dream of mine and the details about logics but also what goes on in your head are, while daunting, a reminder that it is indeed possible when you put your mind to it.

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Awesome

This book to me on a journey. I have had this race on my bucket list and this book is fuel for toeing the start line.

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  • Sam
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • 06-12-19

another great read from Cory

I so appreciate Cory sharing his humble, thoughtful perspective on distance running. It is a refreshing alternative to many of the self promoting works you see in the space.

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Awesome book of adventure

I am crewing for the first time at Badwater 135 in July 2019 and wanted to read this book to see what this crazy race is all about. Corey made me feel that I was a part of the race and couldn’t wait to turn the page to see what happened next. It was tough to put down and now I feel that I will be a better crew member. Thanks for writing this book.

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absolutely loved it

I'm a budding ultra runner. and badwater is pretty much at the top of my list as the "I wish I could do it one day" list.

Cory did a fantastic story at not only relating his personal story but also setting the stage to what badwater is.

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love the book.

Great book. I loved it. Cory did a great job on the struggles of Bad Water.

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2nd book, 2nd bullseye

First audiobook of Cory Reese, after reading his book 'Nowhere Near First. Ultramarathon Adventures From the back of the pack'. I love his story telling ability and transforming 'running' into an 'adventure'. It has put a lot of smiles, smirks and LOL's on my face while running. Read the book. Really!

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Love it! I just bought your other book. Can't wait

Love it but I gotta say, I have no desire to run Bad water 😜

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  • Joshua Embleton
  • 09-26-18

Great insight into a tough race

Corey describes his own race, the history of the event and of the land in great detail. He keeps it light hearted with a plethora of dad jokes but doesn't shy away from the grit and determination required to finish a race like this. Great book.