I might read the text version.
It has great information about history of diet science, and even more importantly, insight to how dietary recommendations have been wrong.
I thought this book didn't translate as well for audio format than other books due to how numerous quotes from various scientists would sometimes come across as the voice of the author (until the sometimes long quote was finished and then you hear the who said/wrote the cited text). I felt the narrator could have done a lot to improve this issue by affecting his voice more when reading cited/quoted passages. The narrator otherwise was clear and pleasant. There were also audio 'glitches' (random audio artifacts) throughout, but they were only slightly distracting.
Avid fan of sci-fi and James Marsters, I use audio books to inspire me to exercise, taking them on morning walks. It's a perfect combo!
For me, yes. I have both, actually, but the print version can get quite bogged down in the details which are important to show the research done, but not necessary to get the point across.
Realizing that our government has been, and continues to, lead us in the wrong direction regarding our health.
Much too long and too much to digest for 'one sitting'.
THIS IS A MUST READ / MUST LISTEN for everyone, regardless of your health, weight, diet, etc. We have been given BAD ADVICE from doctors and our government for TOO LONG. Commonsense has been tossed aside. Low calorie diets are KILLING US!! This is a national epidemic ... perhaps worldwide, and no one has the stones to stand up and say, 'Hey! This isn't working!' Gary Taubes has the stones to say it and prove it.
20 hours of listening is a quite heavy experience. Still the book was interesting. Now I would like to hear if anyone has written an equally thorough book and come to a different conclusion about the nature of healthy diet.
Addicted to Audible since 2009
yes I would in terms of health and dieting it was one of the best books I've read/listened to. Then again, much of it was dry and hard to keep up with.
Probably not. He really didn't excite me any and he made the book a little boring tho, that could have been due to the material itself.
Yes as a documentary
This is was very educational listen, which I'd love to listed to again but at the same time, it was boring and hard to get through.
Substance over Fluff
Yes. The simplicity with which the author sorts through the vast information and misinformation about food, diet and health and how those things interact makes me feel like I have had a veil pulled off my eyes.
I have always had a big sweet-tooth and the information in this book has made me look at my beloved sweets in a whole new light. That has been the most life-changing thing. I ACTUALLY ENJOY FOOD AND EATING MORE NOW THAT I HAVE READ THIS BOOK.
Keep listening. I know it is long, but some of the best information comes in the middle and latter part of the book. But the beginning is great too, so don't skip over it.
I don't know, though I bought the print version anyways for reference.
Yes. Unfortunately, I didn't have 20-some consecutive hours.
Fantastic and important history book that, in the end, made me understand my own (diabetic) body better.
Mike Chamberlain does a great job, as always. Gary Taubes has exhausted the research of study's and discovery's from the past 150 years.
I love the "in depth" research, and all the information explaining what "we" have forgotten in the past 100 years.
During a few parts the explaining of the research can get a little mind numbing. But, being in health care this helped reinforce other books and reports I have read.
Overall a great study that everyone needs to read. And then decide whether they are going to take control of their own fate or blame everyone and everything else for how they look and feel.
Be personally accountable for your own life!
I could not get through it. It was a lot of good unbiased data just very hard to read even for science inclined individual. "How we get fat..." by same author is much more palatable (no pun intended)
It validated a lot of my own "research" and really put it in a way that makes such a long audiobook enjoyable. I am also learning even more than I thought I would and it's making me look up more than I thought I would in a good way. Now I am looking for more confirmation.
The books or videos from Dr Lustig
This book should actually be a required read for all people in the medical and diet industry.
Thoroughly researched and organized. Information I'd never heard of after years of reading diet and nutrition books and struggling to lose weight. What can I say? I incorporated his info and I'm back to my energetic self after 5 years of blahs and I'm quickly moving down the scale, without ever feeling hungry. I'm proud to admit that I was wrong in my beliefs about proper diet, and eternally grateful both Taubes, and spectacular reader Mike Chamberlain who presents the otherwise highly sciency info, so thoroughly and well. I am lucky to have come across this book and can't recommend it enough if you've been struggling with your weight so long as I have.