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Lisa

Science Fiction fan

GAITHERSBURG, MD, United States

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  • Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Michael Moss
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (978)
    Performance
    (859)
    Story
    (855)

    Every year, the average American eats 33 pounds of cheese (triple what we ate in 1970) and 70 pounds of sugar (about 22 teaspoons a day). We ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt a day, double the recommended amount, and almost none of that comes from the shakers on our table. It comes from processed food. It’s no wonder, then, that one in three adults, and one in five kids, is clinically obese.

    Michael says: "This is all too real, and YOU are the victim."
    "Overacted by narrator"
    Overall
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    Story
    What did you like best about Salt Sugar Fat? What did you like least?

    This is a well thought out book ruined by overacting by the narrator. Just read the book. Note to Brick: This is not fiction, you don’t have to put emotion into every line. I have another book narrated by Scott Brick and it is nearly unlistenable. Less is more. Do yourself a favor, just get the printed version


    What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

    Overacted. This is a nonfiction book. He does not need to emote with every line. It was distracting and took away from the interesting topic of the book


    22 of 28 people found this review helpful
  • Footfall

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    Overall
    (967)
    Performance
    (587)
    Story
    (583)

    They first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth. Since the ringed planet carries no life, scientists deduce the mysterious ship to be a visitor from another star. The world's frantic efforts to signal the aliens go unanswered. The first contact is hostile: the invaders blast a Soviet space station, seize the survivors, and then destroy every dam and installation on Earth with a hail of asteriods.

    Flatlander says: "Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle at Their Best"
    "Horrible Narrator - Mouthful of marbles"
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    Where does Footfall rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The book is fine. The narrator is horrible. It sounds like he has a mouthful of marbles.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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