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Dr. Pepper

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  • Nutrient Power: Heal Your Biochemistry and Heal Your Brain

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By William J. Walsh
    • Narrated By Richard Allen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Psychiatry has made great advances in the past 50 years but needs a new direction. Today's emphasis on psychiatric drugs will not stand the test of time. Recent advances in epigenetics and the molecular biology of the brain have provided a roadmap for the development of effective, natural, drug-free therapies that do not produce serious side effects. Psychiatric medications have served society well over the last 50 years, but the need for drug therapies will fade away as science advances.

    Dr. Pepper says: "Not for Novices"
    "Not for Novices"
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    The content of this book is great, but it is very technical at times. If you are not familiar with medical and scientific terminology, this book might be a little difficult for you to listen to.

    The reader takes a while to get used to as his voice is monotone. After an hour, you get used to it though.

    I would recommend this book for those interested in improving the health and quality of their own life and the lives of loved ones.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Matt Taibbi
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (386)
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    (344)
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    (350)

    Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles. Fraud by the rich wipes out 40 percent of the world’s wealth. The rich get massively richer. No one goes to jail. In search of a solution, journalist Matt Taibbi discovered the Divide, the seam in American life where our two most troubling trends - growing wealth inequality and mass incarceration - come together, driven by a dramatic shift in American citizenship: Our basic rights are now determined by our wealth or poverty.

    Michael says: "Capitalism and Democracy Collide"
    "Excellent Narrative of Inequality in the U.S."
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    I've followed Matt Taibbi for years on Democracy Now so I bought this book to support him as a journalist I trust. I must say... this book FAR exceeded my expectations! The book is written beautifully, providing facts from court cases to real life struggles from those affected by the criminal justice system... and those who have been, and will continue to be forgiven by it. I've always been aware of THE DIVIDE, but I now have concrete evidence to support what I already knew. The narrator did a great job of keeping the book interesting. I've already recommended this book to everyone I know, so now I'm recommending it to you! :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael Pollan
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (1259)
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    "What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

    Stephen Redding says: "Great presentation of a moral dilemma"
    "Should be required reading for everyone!"
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    I've heard a lot of good things about this book, and when I listened to it, I now know why. Michael Pollan takes you on a beautifully written journey through the world of what we eat, and more importantly, what we eat eats!

    The book is informative, and funny and disgusting at times, but you come away with a completely different view of the world of food. Thanks to the Omnivore's Dilemma, I can now make much better decisions about what I eat. Thank you Mr. Pollan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Howard Zinn
    • Narrated By Jeff Zinn
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    A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America's story from the bottom up - from the point of view of, and in the words of, America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers.

    Gavin St. Ours says: "Horrible Editing Ruins Experience"
    "Should be Mandatory"
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    What did you love best about A People's History of the United States?

    I love that the book gives the other side of the story... the side of the story that is ignored in History books "approved" for students. This book outlines how this nation was created, the good with the many, many bads. It tells about the history of the People's struggle against endless greed and corruption between the Rich and the Politicians. What happened in the 18th and 19th century is still happening today.


    What other book might you compare A People's History of the United States to and why?

    I can't think of any other books that cover's the time period of this book. I've read many history books on Politics, Native Americans, Latino Americans, and African Americans, but this book touches on all of these tragic stories.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I don't have a favorite... the entire time I listened to this book, my stomach was in knots. The deception and violence permitted and performed by the U.S. government and the businesses that it fought to support, is jaw dropping.


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

    Domination By Any Means Necessary


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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