"A thrilling, coming-of-age journey that will make you yearn to go on your own adventures.” (Runner's World)
Anna was never anything like those "real" runners on telly - all spindly limbs, tiny shorts, and split times - but when she read about New Zealand’s 3,000-kilometer-long Te Araroa Trail, she began to wonder...perhaps being a "real" runner was overrated. Maybe she could just run it anyway?
Travelling alone through New Zealand’s backcountry for 148 days, she scrambled through forests, along ridgelines, over mountain passes, along beaches, and across swollen rivers. Running up to 52 kilometers in a day, she slept wild most nights and was taken into the homes and hearts of the Kiwi people in between.
The Pants of Perspective is a witty, colorful, and at times painfully raw account of a journey to the edge of what a woman believes herself to be capable of. It is a coming-of-age story that will lead you on a roller-coaster ride through fear, vulnerability, courage, and failure.
For anyone who has ever dreamt of taking on a great challenge but felt too afraid to begin - this story is for you.
"Beaming with limitless ambition, positivity and enthusiasm." (Women’s Running)
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- Anonymer Hörer
Inspiring and Entertaining
Having already read the book twice, it was still totally worth listening to it... Anna tells her story with humour and excitement and really takes the reader along on her journey.
Danger: once you read about her adventures, the idea of going on adventures yourself won't leave your mind... ever, I guess.
As I started the Audio book I first thought "wow, this is a loud voice".
But I´m very glad, Anna spoke her Audio book by herself, because it´s more authentic, and you really be connected to her.
I liked the story a lot, because it is an adventourus one and after listening you really want to go out and start running new Zealand by your own :-)
I can only recommend this Audio book, and I´m sure I will listen again.
Anna McNuff is the opposite of me. Or rather she is who I wished I could be! Adventurous, open minded, happy to meet new people, and entertaining as all hell!
I listened to this whole book in more or less two sittings (or rather walkings) and I clicked with Anna right away. I loved spending time with her and being able to almost feel like I was on this adventure with her!
I am always a bit skeptical about authors reading their own books, as most authors don't make good narrators, but this one was so brilliant to listen to it actually made me write down a few thoughts instead of just rating like I usually do on audible.
100% recommendation from me!