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Dr. B

Milwaukee, WI
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  • The Obesity Code

  • Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
  • By: Dr. Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,519

In this highly listenable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps - a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels - Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight - for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We'll see, but .... why is this not common knowledge.

  • By PSBoyte on 04-30-17

not even boring and dry, considering the subject

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-13-17

if you've been studying this subject for years and still sometimes struggled to make sense of it all together, this might help enormously along this journey.
great big picture overview of all the disparate bits and pieces of info, which often contradict each other on the subject of weight gain and health as related to weight

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  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,600

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the Earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sums it up nicely

  • By Mark on 05-15-15

Political propaganda masquerading as analysis

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-16

Spare us your political beliefs about homosexuality, government, and social order. I got this book for a history of humankind, not hours and hours of you trying to convince others your beliefs are biological facts.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 157,721
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 145,545
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 145,389

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Awesome narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-15

But I got tired of the combative "cool" astronaut. and the endless drama got a bit tiring as well.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Gut

  • Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long Term Health
  • By: Justin Sonnenburg, Erica Sonnenburg
  • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

Genetics and lifestyle are thought to be the two most important determinants of good health. But that is not the whole story. We have a second genome, our gut bacteria, that sets the dial on our bodies. Unlike our DNA, we can influence the gut bacteria, or microbiota, to optimize all aspects of our health.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make this your go-to book on microbes

  • By serine on 01-23-16

great book.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-15

this is the most important research of our generation. the authors present a compelling story about our microbiota and our future potential

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Scrum

  • The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
  • By: Jeff Sutherland, JJ Sutherland
  • Narrated by: JJ Sutherland
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,520

By the man who helped invent the red-hot management process known as "Scrum", Scrum unveils what is wrong with the way we currently do work, and how a simple set of principles, applied in exactly the right sequence, can accelerate productivity and quality as much as 1200 percent. Scrum (which gets its name from the formation in rugby in which the whole team locks its arms to gain control of the ball) is the reason that Amazon can launch a new feature on its website every day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book but...

  • By punkmasta on 08-31-15

great content, great narrator.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-15

Really liked the book and narration.
Even if you are a Scrum expert, this book still has value.

  • Bad Science

  • Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks
  • By: Ben Goldacre
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

Author Ben Goldacre exposes the epidemic of pseudoscience and gives listeners the tools they need to distinguish good science from nonsense.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Learn who is scamming people, and how.

  • By Shawn on 08-06-12

Narrators accent too thick

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

No. The topic is so fascinating, the narration just makes this so unenjoyable.

How could the performance have been better?

If anyone else would have narrated. That's how it could be better.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful