Much of what Dr. Fuhrman writes is good sense: eat lots of veggies and stay away from processed foods. But his constant use of the word "miraculous" and others of that sort make this no more than a book of hype. Some claims are a bit on the outrageous side as well; his use of medical studies is a classic case of coming to a conclusion and finding studies to back them up. I tried to listen to glean nuggets but got so turned off by his hypish speak that I couldn't finish.
There are no miracles for weight loss. If there were easy answers or miracles, people would not be fat.
This is an intelligent and engaging book that appeals to the adult fantasy readers/listeners. But as opposed to those like George RR Martin, who have a lot of graphic content not appropriate for kids, this has none of that. I am so glad that Robin Hobb doesn't see that as necessary for a good tale. It is just as good as these others, but without the unnecessary baggage. Highly recommended!
I really get tired of authors who have to include a bunch of sex in their books. This has a terrific plot and good characters, but the amount of sexual references gets tiresome. I don't mind some references, but the sheer volume is unnecessary and takes away from the plot. It's just distracting. I do like the narrator, by the way. Not sure why others don't.
The only bad side of downloading this book is that it may commit you to a big investment in Terry Pratchett audiobooks. OK, the other bad side is that you may drive off the road while laughing. I listened to this with my kids and had a wonderful time doing it. Yes, there are a few off-"colour" remarks, but the only kids who would understand it are probably old enough to hear it. Get this.
I got this book when it was on sale, but as I listened I was quickly drawn into the story and eventually got all of the audiobooks in the series. The same thing happened with my son when I let him listen. Fun story and good idea for the plot. Very well narrated as well. Definitely worth getting. Prepare to download the others.
Incredible story. Gripping. I lost myself in it. But...I could not play it out loud an could not share it with my kids (as I have others). Sexual content is frequent, although not graphic. F**k is said quite often. I'm not quite sure why the author needed to do this, but it did limit how I could listen to it. The story is still so good that it easily overcame this negative. Readers should just be aware.
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