We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Younger Next Year Audiobook

Younger Next Year: A Guide to Living Like 50 Until You're 80 and Beyond

Regular Price:$20.97
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Younger Next Year is about how to turn back your biological clock. How to become functionally younger every year for the next five to 10 years, and continue to live with vitality and grace into your 80s and beyond.

Harry's Rules (Harry being Harry S. Lodge, M.D.) are only seven, but they completely reverse the typical path of aging. Exercise six days a week for the rest of your life. Quit eating crap. Connect and commit. And to prove it is his star patient, the no-punches-pulled Chris Crowley, a 70-year-old who left the slippery slope of retirement and turned his life around. Harry tells you what to do. Chris tells you how. And their argument is irresistible.

You're a guy. You have responsibilities. You think about the future, the 401K, the kids' schools. There's one other thing you can't afford not to think about: yourself. Marrying science and reality, Younger Next Year is a convincing and passionate argument that if you train for the Next Third of life, you'll have a ball. Follow its simple rules and you'll find yourself in perhaps the best shape, in mind, body, and spirit, of your life.

©2004 Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, M.D.; (P)2004 HighBridge Company

What the Critics Say

  • 2005 Audie Award Nominee, Personal Development/Motivational

"Brain-rattling, irresistible, hilarious. If you're up for it...it could change your life." (The Washington Post)
"Younger Next Year is a wiscracking but scientifically serious guide to health." (Newsweek)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (727 )
5 star
 (373)
4 star
 (217)
3 star
 (80)
2 star
 (26)
1 star
 (31)
Overall
4.2 (408 )
5 star
 (216)
4 star
 (113)
3 star
 (51)
2 star
 (16)
1 star
 (12)
Story
4.3 (409 )
5 star
 (228)
4 star
 (113)
3 star
 (47)
2 star
 (11)
1 star
 (10)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Steve Orem, UT, USA 06-14-05
    Steve Orem, UT, USA 06-14-05 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    53
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Very enjoyable"

    I thought that the voice of Chris made the book much more interesting. I am going to listen to it a second time. One of my favorite books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    John Chamblee, GA, United States 02-01-14
    John Chamblee, GA, United States 02-01-14 Member Since 2009

    I'm a lawyer and mediator. I represent businesses in disputes with their insurers and in other complex litigation. I also assist machinery companies and manufacturers (primarily international) with equipment sales, non-disclosure agreements, and business issues. I also mediate commercial disputes.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    434
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    132
    111
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    130
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Book, Better Audiobook"

    I read Younger Next Year about 5 years ago and have followed quite a bit of it in my personal life. Work pressures did not have me on a good path, and this book was an inspiration to do better. I'm still not where I want to be, but I'm a lot better off because of this book.

    In January, I decided to revisit the book -- the audio version this time -- for some inspiration for the new year. The audiobook is even better than the paperback. The narration is really well done, and an example how the medium can actually enhance a publication.

    There are not very many books I have bought for friends and family, but this is one of them.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Frank Niskayuna, NY, USA 02-01-07
    Frank Niskayuna, NY, USA 02-01-07
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Simply the Best"

    This is my favorite out of about 50 non-fiction titles I have listened to in the last few years. I have actually started exercising everyday for the past four months as a result of listening. It may be a cliche, but this book has changed my life. I disagree with other reviewers that don't like the narration, the Chris Crowley narrator holds my interest and is fun for me to listen to. I am a clinical psychologist and have recommended the audio version to several patients.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kalel Skylander 01-20-17 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "well read and enjoyable"

    well read and enjoyable. some good info in this book. will listen again. well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mark Ballantine 01-11-17 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "twilight years"

    Chris and Harry do a great job of describing a healthy workout system four men approaching their senior years and retirement

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    OldNewMan 01-06-17
    OldNewMan 01-06-17 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Motivational listening for any age"

    Although aimed at people in their 50s and 60s, there is much to be learned at any age. Much of this program is common sense but never have I heard it spoken with such enthusiasm and candor.

    I would, however, ignore the section on diet (chapter 4) much of it is outdated and confusing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Cheryl H Pole Larkspur, CA USA 12-07-16
    Cheryl H Pole Larkspur, CA USA 12-07-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Worth the read if approaching retirement"

    While good, this book is really meant for people in their mid-to-late fifties they're approaching retirement, or those who are already retired and are lost souls.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    S. Man 11-15-16
    S. Man 11-15-16

    doting grandma

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Listen to this while you exercise!"

    A great way to motivate yourself to exercise EVERY DAY!!! I enjoyed the interaction of the cheerleader Chris and the technical Harry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    juanv 11-11-16
    juanv 11-11-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A MUST READ .... but you need purpose!!"

    This marvelous book just lacks one chapter to get people going: purpose.
    I happily and luckily figured out the rules on my own via common sense. In my experience, though, what made me get up and "just do it" was a redefinition of my purpose in life. The rest was "just" a consequence.
    Thank you to the authors!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    CM 10-20-16
    CM 10-20-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    22
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Exercise"

    To sum it up, exercise at least one hour a day, six days a week and don't eat junk food. Darwinist propaganda.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.