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Running with Sherman

The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion
Narrated by: Christopher McDougall
Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When barefoot running guru Christopher McDougall takes in a neglected donkey, his aim is to get Sherman back to reasonable health. But Sherman is ill-tempered, obstinate and uncooperative - and it's clear his poor treatment has made him deeply fearful of humans. 

Chris knows that donkeys need a purpose - they are working pack animals - and so when he learns of the sport of Burro Racing or running with donkeys, he sets out to give Sherman something worth living for.  

With the aid of Chris' menagerie on his farm in rural Pennsylvania, his wife, Mika, and their friends and neighbours including the local Amish population, Sherman begins to build trust in Chris. To give him a purpose, they start to run together. But what Sherman gains in confidence and meaning is something we all need: a connection with nature, the outdoors, with movement. And as Chris learns, the side benefits of exercise and animal contact are surprising, helping with mental and physical health in unexpected ways.

©2019 Christopher McDougall (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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A joy

I love it, and lapped up all the sweet bits of information and knowledge shared. When it did make me laugh it was whole body 🖖

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Loved it!

What a wonderful book which entertains, educates, encourages and gives you a beaming smile of hope at the end. Can’t recommend enough, enjoy!

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So much more than I expected

I bought the book because I have a donkey and every donkey owner loves to hear a good story about a donkey. However this story had so much more and the stories which woven in along the journey were incredible and motivating, you won’t regret listening to this story whether you have a donkey or not.

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  • D. Howson
  • 22-10-2019

Super Sherman

Really grabs you and takes you on a journey with the author inspiring read for anyone runner or not. Never knew how much animals help us dumb humans Refreshing to anyone with an interest in running bored of the usual stories Another masterpiece from Chris

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  • Denise
  • 26-01-2020

Such a heartwarming book

I loved this book. I did struggle a little with the strong American accent at times and some of the language was also very American. But please don’t let that out you off. It was a great book which had me giggling away to some of what happened and the great phrases used.

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  • Adi
  • 01-02-2020

Pure joy.

I've really enjoyed all of Chris's books. This is a lovely and fascinating story in many ways. I love the tangents his writing takes on, always leading me to look into other, wide ranging things. There's hope for humankind (and donkeykind also!). Heartwarming and inspiring.

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  • Kenina
  • 06-10-2020

loved it

kept me gripped right to the end touched on animal handling, mental health issues angsiety

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-07-2020

Bloody brilliant !!!

Wow !! A brilliant story not just about running, with twists and turns and fascinating facts about the Amish community and equine therapy and all the side stories of courage that should inspire everyone.

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  • 12-07-2020

Loved it!

Loved the book. Loved the narration. Now need to teach my donks how to run!

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  • Luke
  • 21-06-2020

A really great listen.

Chris makes this a very easy listen with wit and humour, he easily breezes through the pitfalls of trying to train a donkey and himself to be a team and run a 15 mile mountain race. I really enjoyed and 12hours flew by.

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  • pianolady
  • 28-05-2020

Brilliant entertaining inspiring story

A great book with a true story. In its pages you'll learn about grit, determination, and belief in the good nature of human & animal spirit. It's also a great insight into life in the Armish community & about inspired ways to tackle depression. One of the most engaging true stories I've listened to!! Thanks for sharing your story Christopher!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-04-2020

Fantastic! Finished in 2 days!

Mental health, running, animal care/ psychology, endurance, will power, Wim Hof, and a great story! Thank you Christopher.