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Raanan

Hod Hasharon, Israel | Member Since 2012

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  • 61 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2014
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  • The Selfish Gene

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    Overall
    (1471)
    Performance
    (1082)
    Story
    (1064)

    Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands to rethink their beliefs about life.

    J. D. May says: "Better than print!"
    "Inspiring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Selfish Gene again? Why?

    I've enjoyed listening to this book tremendously. I'm totally new to this topic but still found it easy to understand. Can't wait to read (listen to) his other books.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1903)
    Performance
    (1093)
    Story
    (1096)

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has a talent for guiding readers through the mysteries of outer space with stunning clarity and almost childlike enthusiasm. This collection of his essays from Natural History magazine explores a myriad of cosmic topics. Tyson introduces us to the physics of black holes by explaining what would happen to our bodies if we fell into one; he also examines the needless friction between science and religion, and notes Earth's status as "an insignificantly small speck in the cosmos".

    Lind says: "Well written and well read"
    "Enjoyed it a lot"
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    If you could sum up Death by Black Hole in three words, what would they be?

    Educating, fun, amazing


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Makes complicated stuff simple to understand. Narration is brilliant.


    What about Dion Graham’s performance did you like?

    He makes this book even better than it would have been had I read it myself.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I heard it twice. I think I'll hear it again.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By T. Colin Campbell, Thomas M. Campbell
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (779)
    Performance
    (488)
    Story
    (500)

    The China Study offers conclusive evidence that a change of diet can dramatically reduce the risks of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. The book is based on the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted, a 20-year joint project between Cornell University, Oxford University, and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine. The study surveyed the eating habits of 6,500 adults from all over China and Taiwan and found a direct correlation between diet and disease.

    James says: "Deserves a second listen"
    "Changed my life"
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    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Everybody who cares about their health should read this


    What did you like best about this story?

    It teaches you how to live a more healthy life


    Which character – as performed by Stefan Rudnicki – was your favorite?

    Irrelevant


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I'm not the type who'd want that with such a long book


    Any additional comments?

    A must read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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