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Bloomingdale, NJ, United States

  • 5 reviews
  • 5 ratings
  • 29 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By John J. Ratey
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon

    Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.

    Kathleen says: "Spark"
    "The secret of true health"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved every second of this book. I am a teacher, I gave it to the phys. ed. teacher.If people actually applied this to their lives it would kill the pharmaceutical industry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The New Good Life: Living Better Than Ever in an Age of Less

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By John Robbins
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    How do you define the good life? For many, success is measured not by health and happiness but by financial wealth. But such a worldview overlooks the important things in life: personal contentment, family time, spirituality, and the health of the planet and those living on it. A preoccupation with money and possessions is not only unhealthy, it can also drain the true joy from life. In recent years, millions have watched their American Dreams go up in smoke.

    Kathleen Margis says: "Should be taught in schools today"
    "A must for everyone!"

    John Robbins bares his life to us in this book and shares his life experiences, lessons, triumphs and tragedies while he shares wisdom on how to live a truly good life in our modern times. He is humble and shares so much of himself which makes you feel like you know him. I am loving every moment of this audiobook. The sign of the times... gas prices, bankruptcy, foreclosures. We need to take time to be intelligent with our money, and evaluate whether our lives are really fulfilled. I recommend this book to the world, especially those who will embrace their lives being closer connected to the earth, and who want a real intimacy with family, nature and want to give more instead of take.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Chronicles: Volume One

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Bob Dylan
    • Narrated By Sean Penn

    Bob Dylan's Chronicles: Volume One explores the critical junctions in his life and career. Through Dylan's eyes and open mind, we see Greenwich Village, circa 1961, when he first arrives in Manhattan. Dylan's New York is a magical city of possibilities: smoky, nightlong parties; literary awakenings; transient loves and unbreakable friendships. Elegiac observations are punctuated by jabs of memories, penetrating and tough.

    Gerry A. Brown says: "Positively 4th Street"

    As a former rock music history fanatic (read many, many rock biographies in college) I was kinda excited to listen to this, but the monotone narrative did not keep my interest at all. I almost would have rather physically read the book than listened to this. No offense to Sean Penn, but maybe he should not do narratives anymore....

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ultramarathon Man: Confession of an All-Night Runner

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Dean Karnazes
    • Narrated By James Yaegashi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Karnazes reveals the mind-boggling adventures of his nonstop treks through the hell of Death Valley, the incomprehensible frigidity of the South Pole, and the breathtaking beauty of the mountains and canyons of the Sierra Nevada.

    Andrea says: "Not as self-congratulating as others have said"
    "Loved it at first..."

    I gave it a good rating because it gives Dean's full story from the humble beginnings of his life running, why he stopped, and what made him pick it up again. It made him "human", which contradicted the feedback of others and how inflated he became. I don't want to say he became "inflated" per se, but the challenges he took on as he took on after the Western States 100 (that part I loved to listen to by the way!) those unheard of challenges made a listener feel out of touch as the book went on. I did not finish it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners - 31 Stories on Starting Out, Running Therapy and Camaraderie

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark, Dean Karnazes, and others
    • Narrated By Christina Traister, Dan John Miller

    When runners aren't running, they are talking about running, planning their next run, shopping for running. This book contains stories from runners, telling their stories to other runners about. running — how it has changed their lives, their bodies, and their spirits. Runners will love these inspirational stories of fellow runners challenging themselves, recovering from injuries, and staying motivated.

    Burt Schwartz says: "Not particularly inspiring, mostly boring."
    "nice listen"

    I have enjoyed listening to people personal stories as to why they run. It isn't very long, but maybe that is for the best. It could inspire a runner who is listening to it while running to keep moving. What I liked about it is that it involves regular people, like us.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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