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WEATHERFORD, TX, United States | Member Since 2013

  • 3 reviews
  • 198 ratings
  • 555 titles in library
  • 6 purchased in 2015

  • Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Robert H. Lustig
    • Narrated By Jonathan Todd Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. The result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control. To help us lose weight and recover our health, Robert Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress; and societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation.

    ashley d kasper says: "Changed the Way I Eat"
    "3/4 science, 1/4 opinion."

    The science in the first 3/4 of the book is great. It backed up by personal experience and case study. If you hate science or get bored easy OR will never give up drinking yourself fat, skip this book. The book was great until I started to hear the opinion of this author.

    He says 2 things in this book that really make me scratch my head.

    1. expects the same government that created part of this problem to do an about face and fix it all and...

    2. He gives the medical profession itself a free pass.

    If doctors would learn something about nutrition and stop telling patience, "eat less and get more exercise" it would go a long way to fixing the problem. Hey DOC... I'm fat... If it was as easy as eat less and get more exercise, I would have.

    I also fail to see how the federal government could help fix the issue. He talks about sugar being so addictive that the free markets don't apply to it. I say BULL... If the public knew how bad some of this stuff was for you they would demand a change.

    If you are reading this book to lose weight, I would highly recommend that you also read "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes. It will change the way you look at food, but it leaves the opinion out.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • METAtropolis

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated By Michael Hogan, Scott Brick, Kandyse McClure, and others

    Armed camps of eco-survivalists battle purveyors of technology in this exclusive, original production featuring five sci-fi masters and five all-star narrators.

    Anthony says: "Painful"
    "If you can think of anything else to do, do it"

    I will never get back the time wasted downloading and then listening to this garbage. If it weren't free I would ask for my money back. It stains my library just sitting in it.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Beginning of the End: Apocalypse Z

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Manel Loureiro
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    A mysterious incident in Russia, a blip buried in the news - it’s the only warning humanity receives that civilization will soon be destroyed by a single, voracious virus that creates monsters of men. A lawyer, still grieving over the death of his young wife, begins to write as a form of therapy. But he never expected that his anonymous blog and journal would ultimately record humanity’s last days. Governments scramble to stop the zombie virus, people panic, so-called Safe Havens are established, the world erupts into chaos; soon it’s every man, woman, and child for themselves.

    Keith says: "Just For Pleasure"
    "Mr. Lucky meets zombies"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's a different perspective on zombie apocalypse.

    What other book might you compare The Beginning of the End to and why?

    Any journal style book

    What does Nick Podehl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A good mix of characters.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed, but I never felt like crying.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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