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  • Why We Get Fat

  • And What to Do About It
  • By: Gary Taubes
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,930

Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what's making us fat - and how we can change - in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes' crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Manage carbohydrate and not caloric intake!

  • By Ed on 01-04-11

This information is not true

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

Reviewed: 06-05-13

What, really, we are fat because we don't eat enough meat? Do you really believe this?
Sadly people are hungry to hear good news about their bad habits. The author sounds like an Adkins devotee. I regret spending a credit on this book.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Untethered Soul

  • The Journey Beyond Yourself
  • By: Michael A. Singer
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,285

Spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity and shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and achieve happiness and self-realization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By Lea Zimmerman on 12-16-11

Changed my Life!

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

Reviewed: 10-21-12

I have listened to this book about 8 times. Everytime I re-listen I hear something new.
It has chaged my life and given me freedom. Thank you Michael Singer for sharing this wonderful way of living.

147 of 155 people found this review helpful

  • Under the Banner of Heaven

  • A Story of Violent Faith
  • By: Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,895
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,904

At the core of this book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Weaving the story of the Lafferty brothers and their fanatical brethren with a clear-eyed look at Mormonism's violent past, Krakauer examines the underbelly of the most successful homegrown faith in the United States, and finds a distinctly American brand of religious extremism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes you think

  • By Ashley on 04-06-06

Narrator is annoying

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

Reviewed: 10-05-11

I read the reviews before I spent my precious credit on this book. It had mixed reviews, but I thought I would be enlightened by the history. I read a review that complained about the narrator but ignored it and purchased it anyway. I really should have listened. The narrator, Scott Brick, is extremely annoying. He uses his voice to lead you to conclusions. It is difficult to get passed his voice when he used it to punctuate his bias. Granted much of what goes on in the plural families is disgusting and you grieve for the children’s abuse, but I want to draw my own conclusions. As a precaution, see if you can have a sample reading before you purchase the audio book, because who reads the book really makes a difference. This is unfortunately something I learned the hard way.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful