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Aperture Science

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  • Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Gary Taubes
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (276)

    For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, like white flour, easily digested starches, and sugars, and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number.

    Mary says: "Science, science, and more (fascinating) science."
    "You want facts, you got facts. So much info!"
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    Where does Good Calories, Bad Calories rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Good Calories, Bad Calories?

    I had ok to good knowledge on the subject, at least I thought I did....I was wrong. This has changed the way I look at eating and I feel like a small expert after I finished the book.


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

    Its not a easy ready but he does a A+ job at it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    NO, you need to take it in chunks..it made my head spin. So many numbers and facts.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is all about details. Its not for everyone. Look for his other book if you want a good quick and friendly overview on the subject.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • In Defense of Food

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Michael Pollan
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1318)
    Performance
    (551)
    Story
    (558)

    "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food. Humans used to know how to eat well, Pollan argues. But the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused, complicated, and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists-all of whom have much to gain from our dietary confusion.

    Kimberly says: "Good book, but read The Omnivore's Dilemma first"
    "Almost did not make it to the end, it was that bad"
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    Would you try another book from Michael Pollan and/or Scott Brick?

    No, Its not that I disagreed with him but...it got very boring and lacking of facts.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Michael Pollan again?

    Don't think I will, I might ask for a refund for this book.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Scott Brick?

    His style is a bit better for fiction than non fiction.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (170)

    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"
    "Good info, too much liberal Politics"
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    What disappointed you about Fat Chance?

    I bought this book after viewing the lecture the author made. The video is on youtube. I liked the lecture and wanted to know more about his studies. The first half of the book had some new, interesting, and old information. I liked some of the examples and facts and he was very compelling. From time to time I noticed a pattern. This author weaves his politics into the book. This would be OK if it had to do with the subject at hand, but no, he just came off as being unprofessional in my opinion. He would continually prop up liberals and put down conservatives. The second half of the book he goes overboard. If you are going to buy the book, you should stop reading here since I might spoil it for you. He suggests you ID kids before buying soda. He directly and indirectly suggests the government should control the supply of food and restrict sugar supply. I even agree with him on sugar being a poison but his dictator like suggestions left me felling like I got slapped across the face. If your a hard liberal, pro huge strong government, you might actually like this book. If your like myself, bought this book because you wanted to educate and better your health, you might only want to read the first half. If you love politics read the whole thing. A much better book I recommend is "Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health" Its a much better book, very positive and full of facts. Gary Taubes also comes out as a much more likable person. I don't know what Mr. Taubes political affiliation is and when I buy a diet book, that is the way I like it. I will not be purchasing anymore books from Robert Lustig, in fact, I will return this one.


    What could Robert H. Lustig have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Take away this left politics and be more neutral.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jonathan Todd Ross?

    Did not care much one way or the other.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment at first and anger when I got done reading it.


    Any additional comments?

    After reading the whole book, the very least I can say is not recommended.

    8 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Olivia Fox Cabane
    • Narrated By Lisa Cordileione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1157)
    Performance
    (987)
    Story
    (983)

    What if charisma could be taught? For the first time, science and technology have taken charisma apart, figured it out and turned it into an applied science: In controlled laboratory experiments, researchers could raise or lower people's level of charisma as if they were turning a dial. What you'll find here is practical magic: unique knowledge, drawn from a variety of sciences, revealing what charisma really is and how it works. You'll get both the insights and the techniques you need to apply this knowledge. The world will become your lab, and every person you meet, a chance to experiment.

    Chlo-bell says: "An excellent treatment of a fascinating topic."
    "Politics are too hard left for my taste."
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    Would you try another book from Olivia Fox Cabane and/or Lisa Cordileione?

    No


    Has The Charisma Myth turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Maybe, but I will keep looking.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Performance was the strong point.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not for a person like myself.


    Any additional comments?

    After the first few chapters I requested a refund. She is too hard left for my taste. If she is going to get in to politics, at least be bipartisan if you want bipartisan money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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