Dish up the red meat, eggs, and whole milk! In this well-researched and captivating narrative, veteran food writer Nina Teicholz proves how everything we've been told about fat is wrong. For decades, Americans have cut back on red meat and dairy products full of "bad" saturated fats. We obediently complied with nutritional guidelines to eat "heart healthy" fats found in olive oil, fish, and nuts, and followed a Mediterranean diet heavy on fruits, vegetables, and grains. Yet the nation's health has declined. What is going on?
This is a well researched and eye opening book. I started a Keto diet before reading this book and have lost weight and felt more alert since getting off the carbs. Was not completely comfortable with the high fat regime due to a lifetime of AHA warnings. This book has dispelled my fears and convinced me that the US needs to change their food pyramid and not try to convince the world to follow a flawed high carb low fat diet.
Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best, the most feared and renowned crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld. Their glory days long past, the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk, or a combination of the three. Then an ex-bandmate turns up at Clay's door with a plea for help - the kind of mission that only the very brave or the very stupid would sign up for.
I was able to finish this book mainly due to Jeff Harding's good narration and my doing other things while listening. The authors style is to attempt to make virtually every situation and scene funny. It became very tedious and engaging. Will not be downloading sequels.
An aging but formidable strip-club owner, Claudiu "Manco" Kapak, has been robbed by a masked gunman as he placed his cash receipts in a bank's night-deposit box. Enraged, he sends his half-dozen security men out to find a suspect who is spending lots of cash and is new enough to Los Angeles not to know he was robbing a gangster.
The only reason I could get through this book was due to Michael Kramer narration. Poor inept story line with no cohesion. Rambling wording with very little believable plotting. Read other books by Thomas Perry that were much better. Michael Kramer was only shining spot in this listening experience. He gave character to each individual. Should have better material for his talent.
The author of the Mistborn trilogy and Elantris, Brandon Sanderson is winning abundant praise for this rollicking - and unusual - tale. Alcatraz Smedry can’t exactly be described as someone who doesn’t break things. In fact, he breaks lots of things. The truth is, he’s a major klutz. Breaking things, however, might just be the ace in the hole he needs when he goes up against a cabal of nefarious (gasp!) librarians.
This book was hard to get through and I am a Brandon Sanderson fan. Given it is YA book but it was a nonsensical Ya that I feel was written with tong in cheek. Would never buy any squeal.
Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer. Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom. And Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people.
Michael Sullivan is a very good writer. This book is both well written and entertaining. Similar to his Riyria books. Looking forward to next installment.
Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men - John Chatterton and John Mattera - are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister. While he was at large during the Golden Age of Piracy in the 17th century, Bannister's exploits would have been more notorious than Blackbeard's, more daring than Kidd's, but his story and his ship have been lost to time.
Historic quest for famous pirate ship. Well written and well narrated. Great book and great adventure!
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New York City, 1954. The Cold War is heating up, Senator Joe McCarthy is running a witch hunt for communists in America, the newly formed CIA is fighting a turf battle with the FBI to see who will be the primary United States intelligence agency, and the bodies of murdered young men are turning up all over the city.
This was a well written book with a lot of suspense. At least for me there were a lot of twists not expected. Nicely narrated.
Every morning Boone Daniels is out with the Dawn Patrol: four men and one woman as single-minded about surfing as he is, or nearly. They have real jobs; Boone works as a P.I. just enough to keep himself in fish tacos and in the water. But Boone is also obsessed with the unsolved case of a young girl named Rain who was abducted while he was with the San Diego police.
Great book! Don Winslow is a great writer. I have loved every book he has written. Original well written and entertaining. Ray Porter is the perfect narrator, with inflections unique to him.
King Severn Argentine's fearsome reputation precedes him: usurper of the throne, killer of rightful heirs, ruthless punisher of traitors. Attempting to depose him, the Duke of Kiskaddon gambles...and loses. Now the duke must atone by handing over his young son, Owen, as the king's hostage. And should his loyalty falter again, the boy will pay with his life.
This is not a bad book for young adults. However I could not get into it enough after three hours to finish. The depth of writing and character development is sub par. One dimensional characters and a plot that is not very well developed. Could not finish. Kate Rudd does a good job of narration.
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The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm. Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of 10 when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order. The Brothers of the Sixth Order are devoted to battle, and Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate, and dangerous life of a Warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order.
Great start to a series can't wait to get the next book will written great narrator
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