Running with Raven

  • by Laura Lee Huttenbach
  • Narrated by Allyson Ryan
  • 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Raven Kraft has changed the lives of thousands who have run with him - many of them hundreds of times. From all 50 states and dozens of countries, across all age groups and backgrounds, they come to run with Raven, and in the process find friendship, inspiration - and a nickname.
Among them is author Laura Lee "White Lightning" Huttenbach, who has logged over 1,000 miles of Raven Runs. Here she explores the stories of dozens of others about why they started running with Raven - and why they keep coming back. Taxman, an accountant in his mid-60s, has done 1800+ runs. Dizzy, a middle school principal from Cuba, met his wife and his best friend on Raven Runs. Butcher, an ex-convict, credits Raven with saving his life.
In an uncertain world Raven shows up, no matter what. Quirky and appealing, tenacious and magnetic, Raven is a legend of the running world. As he says, "I may be the only thing that hasn't changed around here in the last 40 years." Laura Lee Huttenbach reveals how one man's daily ritual has blossomed into an uncanny gift for weaving people together - and an invaluable reminder that the journey means little without the connections forged along the way.


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Customer Reviews

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Triumph over peril

Running with Raven tells an incredible story of a man who chose to straighten out his life, where when so many others in similar circumstances choose a life of emptiness. Raven has listened to this version of the book and asserts that Ms. Ryan, does his voice/and intent a lot of justice. As I've now listened to it twice, I contest it's one of the finest books on redemption I've read. Knowing that Raven is still alive and well, and is still running daily, makes this story even more powerful.
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- JC Jenkins Jr

Must read for runners!!

I really enjoyed the story of Raven. My long runs didn't seem so bad after listening how this man has ran eight miles everyday for the last 43 years. He's had some good times and some really bad, but through it all kept his word on eight. Very inspiring! So much to me in fact, I gotta run with Raven soon.

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- Ronnie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-25-2017
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books