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The 4-Hour Body Audiobook

The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman

Is it possible to Reach your genetic potential in 6 months? Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better? Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing? Yes, and much more.
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THINNER, BIGGER, FASTER, STRONGER

Is it possible to Reach your genetic potential in 6 months? Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better? Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing? Yes, and much more.

Join author Tim Ferriss as he shares the incredible experiments he’s done over 10 years to beat genetics and achieve the impossible…for himself and more than 200 men and women aged 18 to 70.

It’s up to you to choose your own adventure: Want to lose 20 pounds of fat in 30 days without exercise? Run 50 Kilometers after just 12 weeks of training? That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

You don’t need better genetics or more discipline. You need immediate results that compel you to continue. That’s exactly what The 4-Hour Body delivers. Please see accompanying PDF for workout regimens.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2010 Timothy Ferriss (P)2010 Random House

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    Dave Brea, CA, United States 12-29-10
    Dave Brea, CA, United States 12-29-10
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    "What Everyone Else is Saying"

    Yeah.. it's a shame how chopped to pieces this version is. I was really looking forward to this book after reading the description. I have about 2 hours of the audio left and after seeing just how HUGE the hard copy actually is I knew that something strange was afoot.

    This audio is a butchered version.. I'm going to assume it's for good reason, but I'm more than annoyed at wasting a credit on this. I'll finish it, and I'm sure it will be good info, but there's so many topics in the description that I want to conquer and I'm peeved at having to pay twice to do that.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    David S. dave731 02-03-11
    David S. dave731 02-03-11 Member Since 2001

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    "Good Book --- Abridgment ?!! More like Redaction!"

    This was my first Tim Feriss book, and it seems interesting I will know more when my hard copy arrives from Amazon. The author has a good conversational writing style and the narrator was great, his voice fit the prose well. The person who abridged the text must have a history working with the CIA in document redaction. Every detail concerning the implementation of his protocols and diets was removed. There was very little continuity to the abridgment; in one place the subject jumps from using cold therapy to increase calories burned to the technique for clitoral stimulation. The book has some very intriguing premises and protocols for body transformation and performance enhancement but the abridgment completely wrecked any continuity or usefulness of the book. Overall do not waste your credit on this book and buy a hard copy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tedd Gilbert, AZ 01-02-11
    Tedd Gilbert, AZ 01-02-11
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    "The Four Hour Audible Disappointment"

    First it is important to note that, Yes I knew it was abridged and I had already read over half of the book before purchasing it using the Audible app for Android on my Motorola Droid X.

    So with that said I was severely disappointed in the way it was abridged and found it humorous that the audio book was 6 minutes shy of the 4 Hour mark. It was more of a sampler that leaves out some really big pieces of the book, like entire chapters and the antidotes and inserts that make the hardcover copy great.

    Here are just a few things that are missing: Reaching Genetic Potential in 6 months, Running 50K in 12 weeks, Sleeping 2 Hours Per Day, Reverse Permanent Injuries, Add 150 Lbs to Lift in 6 Months, Pay For Beach Vacation w/ Hospital Visit, and MUCH MUCH MORE.

    It also would have been great if Ray Porter could have narrated this book as well. He gave a great feel to "The Four Hour Workweek" audio books.

    My hope is that Tim will have an UNABRIDGED version available soon.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Seriously Sacramento, CA 05-18-15
    Seriously Sacramento, CA 05-18-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Abridged? More like cannibalized"

    This version is missing entire sections of the book and doesn't match the description at all. It left out chapters that I purchased it to learn about.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 04-22-15
    Michael 04-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "It's fine, not great."

    Not great. I had higher hopes than just hitching my wagon to some speculative nutrition and supplement advice. Oh well.

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    Daniel Barresi Long Island 02-07-15
    Daniel Barresi Long Island 02-07-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Inspiring, Yet a Erratically Confusing"

    Although so much if the content is clearly well researched, the presentation, at least in abridged audio format, left me confounded as to where to begin. It's like a choose your own adventure book, but I need a navigator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-30-15
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    "Interesting ideas-difficult to assimilate"

    This may be one of those books that's better read than listened
    to. I found the ideas fascinating but I need to go back and look at the material more closely. I need to find the PDFs online. So far I haven't been successful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nate Woodbury 09-29-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Big Let Down from Tim Ferriss - Stay Away!"
    What disappointed you about The 4-Hour Body?

    I love the 4-Hour Work Week. While Tim and I have very different life goals, I learned so much from him, and have listened to that audiobook over and over. The 4-Hour Body, however, was a huge disappointment. He's a pervert, and in ways that are anything but scientific, he gives one of the worst formulas for a healthy body I've ever heard.

    Am I an expert?... no, but a year ago I did lose 50 lbs. and I've kept it off for a year now. At 36 I'm in the best shape I've ever been in. There are programs out there that can really help, but I did not find them in this book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Timothy Ferriss again?

    I don't know. I bought this book because my life is better because of Tim. Reading the 4-hour work week book changed my life for the better.

    The success of that book must have gone to his head, because now he thinks he can preach this garbage to me.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was fine.


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

    Huge Disappointment. I lost a lot of respect for Tim Ferriss. He was someone who I totally admired, and now I'd be ashamed to associate with.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Cali, USA 08-13-14
    Amazon Customer Cali, USA 08-13-14

    vriver

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    "Fluff and a few tricks"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Well, I guess this is basically an excerpt from the actual book, or a very abridged version. It has some good tricks or "hacks" but it has a lot of fluff. Now listening to Alpha 2.0 which has similar narration and fluff up to chapter 6 at least. Basically they go like this, 70% fun stories and "show authors are pretty smart" and drop F bombs in a manly way, 20 % show that everything you've thought was right is wrong, 5 % studies etc that show that hormonal levels are important AND if you're lucky 5% actual content that has to do with eat better, sleep better, workout better and lots of emphatic, "man up, believe that you can change your life" So if you read this, put on your headphones, get moving because you don't want to sit down and listen to this fluff, you might as well be working out. In a nutshell, 90% empty promises, but there is about 10% of content. I'm realizing these are not real books. They're long ads, for themselves. I give two stars because it's not 100% fluff.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Maybe a real book.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    It was ok.


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

    10%


    Any additional comments?

    I'll update when I find a good book that gives a good run down of the modern state of work out science. However, getting a notebook and writing down what you eat and lift/run etc. is probably more important than the book you're reading. It's more about ownership. These books are good to listen to as you workout, you might glean something.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    bonnie 02-08-13
    bonnie 02-08-13

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    "Author's youth and naiveté are evident"

    This book is written by a 30-something year old man with his generation in mind. He is honest about the fact that he is not a physician or even a scientist, that he just "experiments" and for that I praise his honesty.

    Early in the book talking about his prescribed eating for a slim body he says, a few times, that we should not be prepared to LIKE the food he's proposing but that we should just eat it for our health. All well and good. Then toward the end of the book, comparing people who follow calorie restricted diets he categorizes them as "wasted" and "unhappy" which he attributed to their not eating what they want .. and then he talks about how it's better to live shorter and be happy. Or be a little heavier and happy. Seems contradictory to his earlier statements and pushing body weight, fat % etc.


    Ferris does explain, or try to explain, female sexuality and pleasure points, and I guess that chapter alone could sell the book, but I'm not sure it was worth the whole "read."

    As stated earlier, there were at least half a dozen times listening to this book when I thought "ah, this author is so young .. " He doesn't deny it. Just take that into consideration when getting the book. I don't think it was worth a full credit!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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