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Edward

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  • Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By A. J. Jacobs
    • Narrated By A. J. Jacobs
    Overall
    (408)
    Performance
    (347)
    Story
    (343)

    A. J. Jacobs tackles his most challenging experiment yet: a yearlong mission to radically improve every element of his body and mind - from his brain to his fingertips to his abs. First, he had to tackle a complicated web of diet and exercise advice, most which is nonsensical, unproven, and contradictory. Second, he had to consult a team of medical advisers. And finally, he had to subject himself, over the course of two years, to a grueling regimen of exercises and a range of diets and nutritional plans.

    Niall says: "A comic tries a little of everything"
    "Not what you think it is."
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    Would you listen to another book narrated by A. J. Jacobs?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Was told it was funny, it's not - thought it was a guide to getting healthily, it isn't. It is an uninformative and boring account of one man's middle age crises. Ship this one.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Rich Roll
    • Narrated By Rich Roll
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (777)
    Performance
    (707)
    Story
    (698)

    An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever

    In October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he saw where his sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us look the other way when granted such a moment of clarity, but not Rich.

    J. Camara says: "Insightful conquering life's challenges"
    "Made me finally take the plunge."
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    Where does Finding Ultra rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top


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

    I didn't read the book so I don't know but I did listen to it and it was inspiring.


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

    No, I needed to break away and find out how I was going to make the changes in my life I had to make. I was not very far away from it though.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved it. It finally got me off my duff and showed me how to change my 70 pound, overweight, sedentary self into someone who now feels much better physically and great mentally (lost 25 pounds and can actually run a mile.) Thanks Rich Roll.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33910)
    Performance
    (25098)
    Story
    (25442)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Carolyn McCormick's performance is perfect."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Hunger Games the most enjoyable?

    Don't believe the naysayers; Carolyn McCormick's performance is perfect. I’m not sure why some of the reviewers listed here, criticized her reading of the book; they didn’t explain it very convincingly. I can say that I enjoyed her performance from the beginning of Hunger Games to the end of Mockingjay. Her inflections, pacing and oral depiction of the various characters was spot-on. I’d like to say she made a good book better but this book was great to start with and her performance kept it so.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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