You no longer follow Dr. Bryan Malakou

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Dr. Bryan Malakou

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Dr. Bryan Malakou

Johannesburg, South Africa | Member Since 2015

2
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 6 reviews
  • 8 ratings
  • 65 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2018
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Dao de Jing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Roger Ames, David L. Hall
    • Narrated By Robert Lowenstein
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    Composed more than 2,000 years ago, the Dao de jing (Tao Te Ching) set forth an alternative vision of reality in a world torn apart by violence and betrayal. Second only to the Bible, this timeless classic is one of the world's most revered inspirational books. Daoism offers a comprehensive view of experience grounded in a full understanding of the wonders hidden in the ordinary.

    Chi-Hung says: "Unless you are a sinologist"
    "Not what I expected"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I expected an explanation of the Dao De Jing. I got philosophy geek speak that made a confusing manuscript much more confusing! Maybe if you are a Philosophy major this book is for you!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jason Fung
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but despite being inundated with diet advice we are only getting fatter. We count calories and exercise regularly, yet still the pounds won't budge. Why? In this highly enjoyable and provocative book, Dr Jason Fung sets out a groundbreaking new theory: that obesity is caused by our hormones, rather than a lack of self-control. He reveals that overproduction of insulin in the body is the root cause of obesity and obesity-related illnesses including type 2 diabetes

    Dr. Bryan Malakou says: "Excellent Book"
    "Excellent Book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The best book on obesity ever. Clear and concise and scientific. Makes so much sense. I think the insulin story is the best part. Only trouble is that 70% of insulin secretion is genetically determined and only 30% is under our control :-( Would be nice to be able to access the forward by Tim Noakes and the tables on fasting which are inaccessible on the audio book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Reza Aslan
    • Narrated By Reza Aslan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3666)
    Performance
    (3268)
    Story
    (3262)

    From the internationally bestselling author of No god but God comes a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth. Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history's most influential and enigmatic characters by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived: first-century Palestine, an age awash in apocalyptic fervor.

    Charles says: "Palastinian Politics 4 B.C.E. - 70 C.E."
    "Zealot or not?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book is well researched and well written. The history of the Romans and Jews in Jesus' time is fascinating indeed.It makes a strong case for many inaccuracies in today's Bible which was written by thousands of people, many of whom mis- interpreted what happened or what was said. Man made dogma builds up around all the founders of major religions including Christianity but spiritual truth is Universal and if we go inward we know spiritual truth when we hear it. Jesus' teachings of love everyone including your enemies, turn the other cheek, accept what is as if you had chosen it, forgive your enemies, tolerate, turn the other cheek and many other of his teachings don't support that he was just another Zealot building a Jewish Kingdom on Earth. "The Kingdom of Heaven is not there or here but within" tell me that he was an enlightened being (God realized being) which means he would not behave like the Zealots did. Some of his disciples may well have behaved like that. I for one don't buy that he was just another one of many Zealot's of that period. The author makes many many extrapolations and guesses based on how other people behaved in that era but Jesus' core teachings do not support him being one of them. Having said that the history seems accurate and fascinating and therefore this book is worth a read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: The Simple Link Between Relativity and Quantum Mechanics: Hidden in Plain Sight, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Andrew Thomas
    • Narrated By Tom Zingarelli
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    You never knew that theoretical physics could be so simple! In this exciting and significant audiobook, Andrew Thomas reveals how all unifications in physics have been based on incredibly simple ideas.

    Michael says: "Beware “Science” Titles Baring “Book 1”"
    "Makes a difficult subject easy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is a wonderful book which explains this difficult subject as clearly and simply as possible.It certainly seems to explain the unity between Quantum Mechanics and Relativity and is a Unifying theory in my opinion. It debunks the utterly ludicrous "Many Worlds" and other slightly less unbelievable fairy tales that seem to abound among "genius " physicists! Quantum Physicists as a group seems to get so involved in details that they don't see the wood (the overview) for the trees (their linear algebra and vector space equations!). Andrew Thomas is a notable exception to this!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kevin Mitnick, William L. Simon
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7519)
    Performance
    (6755)
    Story
    (6772)

    Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world’s biggest companies—and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable.

    Mikeyxote says: "Great listen for tech fans"
    "Fascinating stuff"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It takes many many hours (10000) I have heard to become a skilled hacker. ie to have enough computer knowledge. This combined with Kevin's con man gift of the gab makes Kevin the Roger Federer of hacking! Fascinating read!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Sense of an Ending

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Julian Barnes
    • Narrated By Richard Morant
    Overall
    (960)
    Performance
    (810)
    Story
    (807)

    Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour, and wit. Maybe Adrian was more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is retired. He’s had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He’s certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer’s letter is about to prove.

    Mel says: "'Something Happened'..."
    "History ---the truth is subjective!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    "History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meets the inadequacies of documentation" also "History is the bragging of the victor tempered by the delusions of the defeated". This is a wonderfully written and narrated book of Tony Webster's ordinary life recounted when he reaches retirement. It is intruiging and it keeps you guessing right until the last page with an unexpected ending! I will certain seek and read another Julian Barnes novel! Deserving of its Booker prize!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.