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Christopher A Stout

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  • Leonardo da Vinci

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,041

Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish the sample was not from the preface!

  • By Kristopher S. on 11-13-17

Review of Art

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-18

I enjoyed most of it and just fast forwarded through parts I wasnt interested in.

  • The Third Chimpanzee

  • The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
  • By: Jared Diamond
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751

We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet - having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of communication, learned science, built cities, and created breathtaking works of art - while chimps remain animals concerned primarily with the basic necessities of survival. What is it about that two percent difference in DNA that has created such a divergence between evolutionary cousins?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Up to the usual high standard

  • By Mark on 09-04-12

good info. his latest books cover info

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-04-17

don't get me wrong its a good book. however you have to be interested in this topic.

  • Draft Animals

  • Living the Pro Cycling Dream (Once in a While)
  • By: Phil Gaimon
  • Narrated by: Phil Gaimon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

Like countless other kids, Phil Gaimon grew up dreaming of being a professional athlete. But unlike countless other kids, he actually pulled it off. After years of amateur races, hard training, living out of a suitcase, and never taking "no" for an answer, he finally achieved his goal and signed a contract to race professionally on one of the best teams in the world. Now, Gaimon pulls back the curtain on the WorldTour, cycling's highest level.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m a fan!

  • By Terry on 12-04-17

Great Book Phil!

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Reviewed: 11-21-17

If you follow cycling, this is a great book. Phil gives your insights that we, as non tour riders, love. We love the secret peloton info. Ive watched every tour live since I was a child. im 44 now. ive seen 3 5-time tour winners live. I believed in their efforts. Now, I dont believe any of it. If you were in tour and clean you should be furious. Phil represents those riders. It's really disappointing that a clean rider cant make a living as a pro cyclist. The future of US cycling is over. Go to college.

  • Shut Up, Legs!

  • My Wild Ride on and off the Bike
  • By: Jens Voigt, James Startt
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

Beloved German cyclist Jens Voigt isn't a superstar in the traditional sense of the word. Although he won three stages of the Tour de France - and wore the yellow jersey twice - Voigt never claimed an overall victory. He became a star because he embodies qualities that go beyond winning and losing: sacrifice, selflessness, reliability, and devotion. European and American crowds were drawn to his aggressive riding style, outgoing nature, and refreshing realness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jens is a stud!

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-26-18

Great Book and Cycling Life.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-29-17

Just a great guy. great book if you have been following him for years.

  • The Operator

  • Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
  • By: Robert O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Robert O'Neill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,602
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,848
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,813

Stirringly evocative, thought provoking, and often jaw dropping, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring 400-mission career that included his involvement in attempts to rescue "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complete inside look into the teams and the life story of a great American patriot

  • By RenegadeTM3 on 04-28-17

Great!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-17

ive listed to many Navy Seal.books and this one like the others was great. Enjoy

  • The Rules

  • The Way of the Cycling Disciple
  • By: The Velominati, Greg LeMond (foreward)
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

The Velominati embrace cycling as a way of life, as obsessed with style, heritage, authenticity, and wisdom as with performance. This is their bible. The Rules is an essential part of every cyclist’s kit - whether you’re riding to work or training to be the next Bradley Wiggins or Victoria Pendleton. Winning awards and gaining millions of viewers, Velominati.com has become an online cycling mecca. In 92 canonical rules, these masters of the peloton share tips on gear, tell stories from cycling’s legendary hardmen, and enforce the etiquette of the road - with a healthy, often sinister sense of humor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious

  • By TeamJames on 02-06-15

funny book. great rules.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-17

fun book if you are a cyclist. if not just checkout the website for the rules

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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 17,693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,656

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

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and understandin

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Reviewed: 04-21-17

Great book that makes you think. It's great. This is a book about all of us. We are in this together. if you don't like to be illuminated or think don't read this. Thanks for writing this book.

  • Beyond Training

  • Mastering Endurance, Health, & Life
  • By: Ben Greenfield
  • Narrated by: Ben Greenfield
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

Beyond Training is for men and women who have made it out of couch potato mode and are ready to take things to the next level, whether that means shedding those last few extra pounds, finishing a 5K, or even crossing the finish line of an Ironman triathlon. Everyone from the casual exerciser to the weightlifter, CrossFitter, obstacle racer, marathoner, mountaineer, triathlete, swimmer, cyclist, runner, and biohacker will glean tons of knowledge and life-changing advice from this book.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Pseudoscientific garbage

  • By Anonymous User on 11-04-17

Not worth the time

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-16

Ben puts in a big effort. but this book gives ideas that the common person isn't going to try because we don't have disposable income for gadgets that might or might not work. Ben simply is marketing an industry and tries to push the reader into buying ideas and products to build an industry. Pass on the book. all info is available free on Web youtube. he is just pushing his products too. He is trying to copy others Dave Asbrey Bulletproof by trying to create a market and capitalize on it. These guys are trying to sell stuff.

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  • The Gluten Lie

  • And Other Myths About What You Eat
  • By: Alan Levinovitz PhD
  • Narrated by: Barry Press
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

In this groundbreaking work, Alan Levinovitz, PhD, exposes the myths behind how we come to believe which foods are good and which are bad and points the way to a truly healthful life, free from anxiety about what we eat.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entire Book Not Included

  • By Randall D. Raymond on 10-05-15

where is the data?

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Reviewed: 09-30-15

im on the last chapter and considering returning the book. I dont get it. The author quotes a couple studies that I will look up but that is it. He states that Wheat Belly is sensational and it is but WBelly arguments are more convincing. Tell me why I should eat gluten? Convinve me why I should eat gluten? Saying another guy lied doesnt say why I should eat it. There are better food choices period. The only arguement thst is presented is that items that are gluten free are more expensive. Tell me nutritionally why I should eat gluten? Too many better choices. Why right this book? Who funded it. Pass on this one.
update
I finished it. The fake diet he creates is good. The book doesnt offer anything new. we know about fat etc. I realize now that its the title of the book thst is misleading. it suggests that gluten and wheat are good and eat up. That isnt the case. I found on youtube various videos of the author. He admirs the title is from the publisher to sell more books. Sounds just like other authors. The video of the author on the Doctors show is good. Pass on this book. Pass on eating seeds of grasses as a main food source. Eat it like a candy or treat. it is. hot bread from the oven is a treat not a food group.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful