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  • Head Strong

  • The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster - in Just Two Weeks
  • By: Dave Asprey
  • Narrated by: Dave Asprey, Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,930

For the last decade, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey has worked with world-renowned doctors and scientists to uncover the latest, most innovative methods for making humans perform better - a process known as "biohacking". In his first book, The Bulletproof Diet, he shared his biohacking tips for taking control of your own biology. Now, in Head Strong, Asprey shows listeners how to biohack their way to sharper, smarter, faster, more resilient brains.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I feel like I paid for an infomercial

  • By Jenna on 02-14-18

Be aware of the false experts!

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-18

Dave Asprey has a good prose and might even have good ideas. He claims to be a successful entrepreneur, but he is certainly not an expert in the Neuroscience field. He begins this book talking about fatigue, mitochondria and its relationship with the brain ( he does not cite proper scientific bibliography for any of his claims) I am a MD and holder of a DSc in Neuroscience myself, and additionallly an expert in Brain Evolution. I should warn that Mr Asprey clinges to some outdated theories about brain Evolution, like the currently dismissed Paul McLean's triune brain theory to ground some of his too simplistic proposals of brain function. Besides, and most importantly, if you experience some of symptoms described by Mr. Asprey, like fatigue, forgetfulness, etc. You'd better look for specialized medical help instead of blaming your mitochondria and relaying in the opinion of a non-specialist. I myself sufferered from chronic fatigue that revealed to be, after intense clinical investigation, including a brain biopsy, brain cancer that needed very specific treatment and medical care, including radio and chemotherapy. Nothing substitutes real medical science and proper medical assistance when our health is at stake.

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  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Elijah Wood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,133

A Signature Performance: Elijah Wood becomes the first narrator to bring a youthful voice and energy to the story, perhaps making it the closest interpretation to Twain’s original intent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful Narration

  • By Michael Balzoa on 03-11-11

Elijah Wood's performance is amazing!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-09-18

I am no actual fan of Elijah Wood, although I admire his work as an actor. Elijah Wood's performance in "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain. is actually an artistic gem that gives the necessary dimension that this important work of American literature deserves. For me, this audiobook is a must-have.