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S. Casey

Fort Worth, Tx | Member Since 2004

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  • 5 reviews
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  • 4 purchased in 2014
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  • Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Bob Lutz
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (67)

    In 2001, General Motors hired Bob Lutz out of retirement with a mandate to save the company by making great cars again. He launched a war against penny pinching, office politics, turf wars, and risk avoidance. After declaring bankruptcy during the recession of 2008, GM is back on track thanks to its embrace of Lutz's philosophy. When Lutz got into the auto business in the early sixties, CEOs knew that if you captured the public's imagination with great cars, the money would follow.

    Reader says: "Boring and self-involved."
    "WAY too political"
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    What would have made Car Guys vs. Bean Counters better?

    The radical right wing ranting of this book made it unbearable. I bought this book because I am interested in cars. I turned it off because the political ranting got to be too much. I can handle a little difference of opinion if it doesn't get in the way of a good book (P.J. O'Rourke), but this was WAY too much.


    What about Norman Dietz???s performance did you like?

    The reader is good. No problem there.


    You didn???t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Didn't get far enough to know.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By T. Colin Campbell, Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated By Don Hagen
    Overall
    (330)
    Performance
    (281)
    Story
    (271)

    In The China Study, T. Colin Campbell revolutionized the way we think about our food with the evidence that a whole food, plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat. Now, in Whole, he explains the science behind that evidence, the ways our current scientific paradigm ignores the fascinating complexity of the human body, and why, if we have such overwhelming evidence that everything we think we know about nutrition is wrong, our eating habits haven’t changed.

    Jason Cox says: "Debunking the Science of Nutrition"
    "More Poking the Bear"
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    Would you listen to Whole again? Why?

    I will listen to this book again and recommend it to everyone I care about. The revelations in this book are too important to keep to yourself.


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

    This book made me glad to have found it and angry that anyone would try to discredit Dr Campbell for writing it. The disease culture in this world needs to be confronted with the facts presented in this book.


    2 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
    (763)
    Performance
    (474)
    Story
    (486)

    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"
    "Amazing Book!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The China Study to be better than the print version?

    I don't know about the print version. I have only listened to this audiobook, but I thought it was an amazing book and very well read by Mr Rudnicki.


    What other book might you compare The China Study to and why?

    Nothing can compare to this book. It is the single most important book ever written about nutrition.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The author tells you how to prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and alzheimer's.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The cure for cancer.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a hugely important book. I want to buy it for everyone I know.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Drink for a Reason

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By David Cross
    • Narrated By David Cross
    Overall
    (466)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (209)

    After a decade spent in isolation in the Ugandan jungles thinking about stuff, David Cross has written his first book. Known for roles on the small screen such as "never-nude" Tobias Funke on Arrested Development and the role of "David" in Mr. Show with Bob And David, as well as a hugely successful stand-up routine full of sharp-tongued rants and rages, Cross has carved out his place in American comedy.

    Nikki says: "Hilarious but a little preachy"
    "Smart and Funny"
    Overall

    Very smart. Very funny. (skip the musical interlude in the middle. It's beyond boring and it's inaudible)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Steve Martin
    • Narrated By Steve Martin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2492)
    Performance
    (1106)
    Story
    (1100)

    In the mid-70s, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. Born Standing Up is, in his own words, the story of "why I did stand-up and why I walked away".

    Andrew says: "Fantastic"
    "Excellent!"
    Overall

    This is an excellent book and Steve Martin's narration makes you feel like you're in his living room listening to him tell his story to you personally. I loved it!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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