Yeah.. it's a shame how chopped to pieces this version is. I was really looking forward to this book after reading the description. I have about 2 hours of the audio left and after seeing just how HUGE the hard copy actually is I knew that something strange was afoot.
This audio is a butchered version.. I'm going to assume it's for good reason, but I'm more than annoyed at wasting a credit on this. I'll finish it, and I'm sure it will be good info, but there's so many topics in the description that I want to conquer and I'm peeved at having to pay twice to do that.
This was my first Tim Feriss book, and it seems interesting I will know more when my hard copy arrives from Amazon. The author has a good conversational writing style and the narrator was great, his voice fit the prose well. The person who abridged the text must have a history working with the CIA in document redaction. Every detail concerning the implementation of his protocols and diets was removed. There was very little continuity to the abridgment; in one place the subject jumps from using cold therapy to increase calories burned to the technique for clitoral stimulation. The book has some very intriguing premises and protocols for body transformation and performance enhancement but the abridgment completely wrecked any continuity or usefulness of the book. Overall do not waste your credit on this book and buy a hard copy.
First it is important to note that, Yes I knew it was abridged and I had already read over half of the book before purchasing it using the Audible app for Android on my Motorola Droid X.
So with that said I was severely disappointed in the way it was abridged and found it humorous that the audio book was 6 minutes shy of the 4 Hour mark. It was more of a sampler that leaves out some really big pieces of the book, like entire chapters and the antidotes and inserts that make the hardcover copy great.
Here are just a few things that are missing: Reaching Genetic Potential in 6 months, Running 50K in 12 weeks, Sleeping 2 Hours Per Day, Reverse Permanent Injuries, Add 150 Lbs to Lift in 6 Months, Pay For Beach Vacation w/ Hospital Visit, and MUCH MUCH MORE.
It also would have been great if Ray Porter could have narrated this book as well. He gave a great feel to "The Four Hour Workweek" audio books.
My hope is that Tim will have an UNABRIDGED version available soon.
First, I have to admit to being a big fan of the 4 Hour Work Week. It's an inspiring work! In this book however, I'm seeing the downfall of one of my heroes. The little bit of good information it contains can be found elsewhere and presented better. There were glimpses of this potential version of Tim Ferriss in his last book, but he truly reveals his pension for narcissism and cheating in 4-Hour Body. I'm very disappointed.
This book is great. Loads of practical information. I listen to it several times and every time I have discover someting i missed in the previous time.
This version is missing entire sections of the book and doesn't match the description at all. It left out chapters that I purchased it to learn about.
Although so much if the content is clearly well researched, the presentation, at least in abridged audio format, left me confounded as to where to begin. It's like a choose your own adventure book, but I need a navigator.
This may be one of those books that's better read than listened
to. I found the ideas fascinating but I need to go back and look at the material more closely. I need to find the PDFs online. So far I haven't been successful.
I love the 4-Hour Work Week. While Tim and I have very different life goals, I learned so much from him, and have listened to that audiobook over and over. The 4-Hour Body, however, was a huge disappointment. He's a pervert, and in ways that are anything but scientific, he gives one of the worst formulas for a healthy body I've ever heard.
Am I an expert?... no, but a year ago I did lose 50 lbs. and I've kept it off for a year now. At 36 I'm in the best shape I've ever been in. There are programs out there that can really help, but I did not find them in this book.
I don't know. I bought this book because my life is better because of Tim. Reading the 4-hour work week book changed my life for the better.
The success of that book must have gone to his head, because now he thinks he can preach this garbage to me.
The narrator was fine.
Huge Disappointment. I lost a lot of respect for Tim Ferriss. He was someone who I totally admired, and now I'd be ashamed to associate with.