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  • The Starch Solution

  • Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good!
  • By: John McDougall, Mary McDougall
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524

From Atkins to Dukan, fear of the almighty carb has taken over the diet industry for the past few decades - even the mere mention of a starch-heavy food is enough to trigger an avalanche of shame and longing. But the truth is, carbs are not the enemy. Now, best-selling author John A. McDougall, MD, and his kitchen-savvy wife, Mary, prove that a starch-rich diet can actually help us lose weight, prevent a variety of ills, and even cure common diseases.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great For Vegetarians Looking to Improve Health

  • By Natshell on 07-06-17

Good book

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

I liked this book and it had a lot of information but it's was lacking something for me. There are a lot of sources in this book that he uses including scientific research but, there a lot of conclusions drawn between certain causal relationships that were not backed with scientific evidence. He would talk about confounding variables for pro-animal product studies, but then draw conclusions that disregarded possible variables from other studies.

My food bible for years has been It Starts With Food and I found this book similar. It was surprising to me how similar the two philosophies are.

Did it work? yes I tried the starch solution plan over the last week and have lost 5 lb so I guess it works. It was also rediculously easy to follow. I had no cravings and my body easily adjusted. My grocery bill was also rediculously small. I'm talking $25 for a whole week in Los Angeles. I can see myself continuing for the foreseeable future.

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  • Learn German: By Reading Fantasy (German Edition)

  • By: Mozaika Educational, Dima Zales
  • Narrated by: Lidia Buonfino, Emily Durante
  • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Do you want to master German? Do you like fantasy novels? Are you tired of reading boring textbooks in order to learn German? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, this is a book you should consider.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A creative approach to language acquisition

  • By Kim Luechtefeld on 05-02-15

Fully Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

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

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to work on their German language skills. After not practicing German for a couple of years, I was having trouble in the first chapter, but luckily it was followed up by the English version! By chapter 5 my skills had come back considerably with almost full comprehension by the end of the book. One difference- I listened to the German, then English, then German chapter again, and then moved on to the next chapter.

What did you like best about this story?

I fully enjoyed the story. It was easy to follow, and exciting.

Have you listened to any of Lidia Buonfino and Emily Durante ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The German performance is very good. The English version is slightly robotic sounding, but not distractingly so.

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