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Jed M. Merrill

Jed M. Merrill

APO, AE United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By William Davis
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (1889)
    Performance
    (1611)
    Story
    (1591)

    Since the introduction of dietary guidelines calling for reduced fat intake in the 1970s, a strange phenomenon has occurred: Americans have steadily, inexorably become heavier, less healthy, and more prone to diabetes than ever before. After putting more than two thousand of his at-risk patients on a wheat-free regimen and seeing extraordinary results, cardiologist William Davis has come to the disturbing conclusion that it is not fat, not sugar, not our sedentary lifestyle that is causing America’s obesity epidemic—it is wheat.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Raw vegetables, eggs, meat and cheese"
    "Life Changing"
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    Where does Wheat Belly rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    This is the best health related book I've listened to since Jillian Michaels' Master Your Metabolism. There is far more information here than just weight loss advice, so read it even if you have nothing to lose!


    What other book might you compare Wheat Belly to and why?

    The Gluten Free Diet has additional useful information on this subject.


    Have you listened to any of Tom Weiner???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Sorry, no, but this was well read and easy to understand even at 3x speed.


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

    Wheat is the junk food of the grain family. Did you know diabetes does not even exist in civilizations that do not eat wheat?


    Any additional comments?

    Amazing, life changing book. Thanks for years of extra life!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Winners Never Cheat

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jon M. Huntsman
    • Narrated By Stow Lovejoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (189)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (81)

    Everyone cheats. Cuts corners. Tells lies. Maybe it was different once. Not anymore. If you want to succeed nowadays, you have to make compromises. Right? Wrong. You can succeed at the highest levels, without sacrificing the principles that make life worth living.

    In Winners Never Cheat Huntsman tells you how he did it, and how you can, too. This audiobook is about remembering why you work, and why you were chosen to lead. It's about finding the bravery to act on what you know is right and building teams with the same courage. It's about winning. The right way.

    A. Yoshida says: "Simple message to do what is right"
    "Top Five Business Book for CEO's"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Winners Never Cheat to be better than the print version?

    Strongly recommend both print and audio. This is not a book you read only once or that you keep to yourself.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jon M. Huntsman is a corporate hero. If all CEO's were like Jon, no one could ever criticize capitalism.


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

    Stow speaks from the heart, reflecting Jon well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    "A handshake should always be as binding as a signed legal document." ~ Jon Huntsman


    Any additional comments?

    Read this book! Listen to it! Read it again! Give it away! Create a corporate culture and family culture that reflects the principles in this book. This book receives my highest recommendation. How can I give more than five stars?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The God Delusion

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4536)
    Performance
    (1922)
    Story
    (1900)

    Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

    Rick Just says: "Dangerous Religion"
    "Naive"
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    Mr. Dawkins goes to great lengths to teach people how to close their religious eyes and minds, as if it would help them see the world more clearly with their physical. Half the time I felt I was reading The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, a better intentioned book that I recommend to all. A fascinating study of how willfully blind one can become, The God Delusion is either a masterwork of self-delusion or sophistry. Those who have had real spiritual experiences will find this book shallow, manipulative, scornful, and it's author at best spiritually naive and inexperienced, at worst an unwitting spokesman for the enemy of God. A poor, unfortunate soul! As for atheists, they'll probably make a prophet out of him, but "Will the blind lead the blind? Both shall fall into the ditch." ~ Jesus A word to the wise: Keep BOTH eyes open! The spiritual and the physical, science AND religion. God did not send us here to rely solely on our senses. He also does not ask us to ignore them.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Business Stripped Bare

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Richard Branson
    • Narrated By Richard Branson
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (43)

    From its creation as a mail-order record company to the literal launch of Virgin Galactic, today Virgin is one of the premier 'way-of-life' brands in the world, trusted and enjoyed by many millions of people. In Business Stripped Bare, Sir Richard Branson shares the inside track on his life in business and reveals the incredible truth about his most risky, brilliant, and audacious deals.

    Matthew says: "Profound insight and unique perspective revealed."
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    This audio book is outstanding, up until the point where Richard starts going into outdated Global Warming theories, where he has clearly had too much influence from Al Gore and Gordon Brown.

    I love the environment, but ClimateGate and also outside data have given us real cause to doubt the data Richard relies on. New research shows greenhouse gases are NOT trapped by the upper atmosphere at all, but escape into space, and that we may be heading into a natural period of global cooling. Furthermore, the whole carbon credits scheme appears to be politically and financially motivated (tens of trillions of dollars are at stake for a few people and companies, including several that Gore is on the board of), and will do great harm to poor, less developed countries, for example. The environment is important, but we have threats more real than global warming, like the depletion of ocean life. If it actually is a threat, there are cheaper ways to deal with it, such as those discussed in the bestselling book (and audiobook!) SuperFreakonomics by Steven J. Dubner.

    Would like to see more audiobooks by Richard Branson brought to Audible! (Also maybe the unabridged version of this book?)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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