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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Incredibly inspiring story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this audiobook for anyone who is looking to be completely uplifted and inspired by a story about the true meaning of commitment.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Raven is an incredible and fascinating individual who cares deeply about his community and the people who he has crossed paths with.


Any additional comments?

Raven has saved so many lives, has brought so many people together, has seen many people come into his life and then leave. This story is told so well and is an amazing tale of consistency, commitment, and tells of one man's passion for all people. It was an incredible experience to have read this book and then to run with him, meeting many of the characters and hearing first hand many of the stories. He really hasn't forgotten a single detail.

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- bishop reid

Amazing true story. Well written, well read.

If you could sum up Running with Raven in three words, what would they be?

inspiring, unbelievable, true


Who was your favorite character and why?

The book centers around the Raven. His passion is amazing, but his pain is sobering.


What about Allyson Ryan’s performance did you like?

She puts life and individuality into a range of characters, each unique.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Raven runners discussing the severe pain and anguish in continuing the streak each day.


Any additional comments?

An average man can change thousands of lives by a single daily act that repeats for more than 40 years. However, in creating this community, he has to endure severe, unimaginable pain in order to lead the run. It's an amazing true story; the Raven is a living legend.

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- mp26282

Book Details

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