Do you struggle to lose weight and get healthy? Are you playing the blame game and berating yourself for "cheating" on your diet? This struggle should come as no surprise, as we are genetically wired to eat more and move less, the exact opposite of the advice we are often given. Now there is a more customized weight loss solution that works with your body, a solution based not on arbitrary restriction of foods but on what works for you.
Robb's latest book can best be described as an intersection of information pipelines. It compiles information from a variety of sources: Robb's head, paleo research, medical research and various other folks in the ancestral health and functional health fields. I loved the original Paleo Solution book and I think this is a nice update/augmentation.
I particularly enjoy the advice on personal nutrition. Even though I am mostly compliant on a LCHF ancestral diet, I struggle to lose weight. I have grooved toward keto and fasting, observing solid results. But I've been thinking "a life without carbs" will be difficult. I fully plan to take the 7 day carb test to find the real villains in my story.
As for the performance, Kaleo was fine and a good orator. I kept hearing Robb's voice though! As a frequent podcast listener (Paleo Solution) certain phrases jump out and almost seem unnatural coming from not-Robb. This is one case I would have preferred the author narrate his own book.
Overall a great listen and highly recommended. Bravo Robb! Keep breaking down conventional wisdom.
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On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.
Where does 11-22-63 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Very near the top. The performance was impeccable and the story fascinating. I haven't read a Stephen King book in a number of years, but if I can find another of his that's not dark terror all the way through, I will give him another read/listen. The painstaking research that King obviously did for this book sets it apart. I learned a bit of history to go along with the enveloping story.
What did you like best about this story?
I really liked how King used the fascination with what might have been. I think everyone has wondered "If I had just done this, instead of this..." I know I certainly have. What ever happened the the girl that got away? Could I have avoided that car accident? But what would the world be like if major events never transpired? It makes for a relevant and meaningful story that left me contemplating many times over.
What does Craig Wasson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I liked his reading, his very voice. It had a certain charming comfort, like an old time radio show or something. At times his voice seemed at odds with the more dark content he was vocalizing, but I think it was generally perfect for the sense of nostalgia the book creates.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
To ironically quote a JFK campaign slogan, 11.22.63 "We Can Do Better"
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Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.
What made the experience of listening to Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen the most enjoyable?
I really enjoyed how the author wound together so many different threads. Seemingly unrelated stories and characters all converging for a race is some far-off never land inhabited by a people akin to humanity's roots. The narrator was great and his reading of the story really flowed and didn't distract from the plot, as some do.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen?
The character of Caballo Blanco. I researched more about him as I listened to the book, and he just seems like an incredible personality. Totally committed to his adopted people and friends.
Primal Endurance shakes up the status quo and challenges the overly stressful, ineffective conventional approach to endurance training. While marathons and triathlons are wildly popular and bring much gratification and camaraderie to the participants, the majority of athletes are too slow, continually tired, and carry too much body fat respective to the time they devote to training. The prevailing "chronic cardio" approach promotes carbohydrate dependency, overly stressful lifestyle patterns, and ultimately burnout.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would recommend the audio version of this book to anyone who has read the Primal Blueprint by Sisson. The reading it performed by Sisson's co-author and he seems very knowledgeable about fat-adapted training and the pitfalls of "black hole cardio." He launches into a few personal side-bars along the way that add context you may not get from the book alone. I liked it, but some may not.
Would you recommend Primal Endurance to your friends? Why or why not?
Yes, it's a great companion to the Primal Blueprint. It has a lot of good advice about training and incorporating the Primal lifestyle into endurance activities. There is a lot of good data about primal athletes, fat adapted athletes, more accurately.
What three words best describe Brad Kearns’s performance?
Casual, knowledgeable, jocular.
After running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in World War II plotted the daring abduction of a German general from the heart of the Nazi occupation.
I get what some people said about how the content jumps around between story and natural move