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  • The Complete Diabetic Cookbook

  • Delicious and Balanced Recipes Made Easy
  • By: Charlie Mason
  • Narrated by: Zac Baccardax
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Many diabetic cookbooks and meal plans focus mostly on sugar content. This significantly reduces the variety of foods that you are able to enjoy and can have a negative impact on nutrient levels. The recipes included in this diabetic cookbook look at that bigger picture. Whether using this diabetic cookbook for breakfast or the snacks in between meals, you will find delicious options that work with your schedule. The recipes in this diabetic cookbook are easy to make, so you can keep your diabetes in check while still enjoying all of your favorites. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect for any Person's Plate and Palate!

  • By BuildItLikeBeal on 03-13-19

Perfect for any Person's Plate and Palate!

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

I will preface this review by stating that my wife has been a dialysis nurse for over twenty years and I have been witness to the growing epidemic of diabetes and it's aftermath on the lives of those who have lost kidney function. It is not pretty my friends. While many factors can lead to the loss of kidney function, diabetes, and especially type 2 diabetes is by far the biggest and most preventable contributor! While these comments may come across as preachy and unsolicited, the key point here is it is easily preventable and the recipes in this little audiobook could save someone's life and/or limbs, perhaps even your own.

The author presents the information clearly and the narrator delivers it well with just a couple of tecnical mistakes in the audio editing. I reduced the rating for the performance to only four stars because of this.

While similar recipes can be easily found on the internet, this makes a handy meal shopping guide or a great resource for meal planning. I found that I wanted to stop and start as I listened so I could make notes and record the recipes I wanted to make. While I love the convenience of audiobooks, cookbooks in audio format still required a scribe, me, in order to really get the most out of them.

If you are looking for some good recipes on the go, or you are seeking to change undesirable eating habits, I can recommend this audio title as a good resource worthy of a place in your Audible library.

I was given this audiobook for free at my request in exchange for this honest and unbiased review.

  • The Complete Paleo Diet Cookbook

  • A Quick Guide to Delicious Paleo Recipes
  • By: Charlie Mason
  • Narrated by: Holly Holt
  • Length: 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

We were created to eat food that we hunted and gathered. The paleo diet will get you physically back on track. The recipes included in this cookbook are not only delicious but very easy to whip up in the comfort of your own kitchen. If you are a beginner in the world of paleo eating, this cookbook is the perfect quick guide for you when you are searching for something healthy to make.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Way to Consume Tasty Whole Foods!

  • By BuildItLikeBeal on 03-12-19

Another Great Way to Consume Tasty Whole Foods!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

I found this audiobook, The Complete Paleo Cookbook, to be well written, informative, and its narration pleasantly and professionally delivered by Holly Holt.

This is primarily a collection of paleo friendly recipes. Some background information is given as to the Paleo Diet's benefits and philosophy, but the real value here are the recipes given.

Many Paleo recipes can be easily found on the internet, but I found this audiobook provides an easy place to quickly find some good recipes. I found that I wanted to stop and start as I listened so I could make notes and record the recipes I wanted to make. While I love the convenience of audiobooks, cookbooks in audio format still required a scribe, me, in order to really get the most out of them.

If you are looking for some good recipes on the go, or you are seeking to change undesirable eating habits, I can recommend this audio title as a good resource worthy of a place in your Audible library.

I was given this audiobook for free at my request in exchange for this honest and unbiased review.

  • Mediterranean Diet: The Complete Mediterranean Diet for Beginners

  • Healthy Recipes Meal Cookbook Start Guide to Weight Loss with Easy Recipes Meal Plans
  • By: Charlie Mason
  • Narrated by: Zac Baccardax
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

The Mediterranean diet features as its chief components the traditional foods of the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. Discover what it is about these types of foods that make them so appealing, in addition to the wide variety of issues that switching to this type of diet can help to mitigate. More than just a theoretical look at the diet and its benefits, you will also find healthy and delicious Mediterranean diet recipes, many of which you can make in 30 minutes or less.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Introduction to Eating the Mediterranean Way

  • By BuildItLikeBeal on 03-12-19

Great Introduction to Eating the Mediterranean Way

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

This short audiobook does a great job introducing the foods traditionally consumed by the nations living near the Mediterranean sea. It starts out by listing the agencies that have scientifically established this particular diet's health benefits as well as what those benefits are. Then the author lists the key ingredients that make up much of the meals of the region, what to look for when purchasing them, as well as how to use them. Several recipes are given at the end of the book to tie it all together.

It's all good stuff! I know it just scratched the surface of the health science backing up the Mediterranian Diet's assertions, but I felt it presented enough information I can incorporate it into my daily eating regimen and also pointed me in the direction I need to go for further study.

While listening to the recipes, I found that I wanted to stop and start as I listened so I could make notes and record the recipes I wanted to make. While I love the convenience of audiobooks, cookbooks in audio format still required a scribe, me, in order to really get the most out of them. If you are looking for some good recipes on the go, or you are seeking to change undesirable eating habits, I can recommend this audio title as a good resource worthy of a place in your Audible library.

I was given this audiobook for free at my request in exchange for this honest and unbiased review.

  • The Complete Guide to Intermittent Fasting

  • Learn Everything You Need About Intermittent Fasting and All the Benefits Associated with It
  • By: Charlie Mason
  • Narrated by: Shawna Wolf
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Traditional fasting has proven to be ineffective with many people unable to cope with the tough requirements. Intermittent fasting has gained popularity because it offers choice, is easy to handle, and has a lot of benefits but without the rigors and disadvantages of traditional ways of fasting. If you need to lose weight, look great, reduce inflammation, boost your immunity, or want a myriad of other benefits, then you should consider one of the various intermittent fasting methods. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Get Great Benefits From the Food You Don't Eat!

  • By BuildItLikeBeal on 03-12-19

Get Great Benefits From the Food You Don't Eat!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

Iv'e seen the benefits of intermittent fasting being extolled in various health-related documentaries and professors of this thing or that. I have found this work, The Complete Guide to Intermittent Fasting, a great addition to the information Iv'e gathered from those other rescources.

The author starts out by defining the different types or methods of fasting as well as the associated goals one might have that would lead to the practice. Health benefits that one can achieve from incorporating fasting are stated clearly and in a way that makes you want to skip that thing that plagues your success in your diet goals. The list of health problems fasting can improve is motivating enough to make me actually want to skip a meal or two, and that's saying something!

Steps are briefly laid out to gauge the condition of your body while you fast as well as the tracking of your health goals while you fast. Though they are only touched upon lightly, they are given to the degree that using their key words in an internet search will dig up deeper information on the subject. The benefits of certain increases of desirable conditions in the body and decreases of undesirable conditions experienced by a successful and consistent faster are also presented. Cautions are also given to aid the participant who is new to the practice.

I regularly participate in a 24hr fast for spiritual purposes and can testify to the way I feel after the fasting period is over. I feel less sluggish and more light and healthy, more connected with my body. While these are "feelings" that are highly subjective and not hard science, for me they are consistent each time I fast.

I feel the author, Charlie Mason, provides a pretty good overview of the how's and why's of fasting without interjecting a bunch of health industry hype, fads, buzz words, or trends. I have several small audiobooks by this author and have found each of them to be well written with no fluff or fillers. No hype or buzz word filled prose. Just the meat of the subject is covered and I really appreciate that!

I was given this audiobook for free at my request in exchange for this honest and unbiased review.

  • The Complete Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Your Guide to Eating to Minimize Inflammation and Maximize Health

  • By: Charlie Mason
  • Narrated by: Stark Wilson
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

In this cookbook, you’ll find an easy seven-day meal plan with three easy-to-follow, delicious recipes a day! In addition, there are four fantastic recipes as a bonus! Chronic inflammation is a common, unrecognized health issue. Inflammation, a byproduct of a diet full of processed foods, hydrogenated fats, and refined sugars, wreaks havoc on the body’s ability to maintain balance. Your immune system stays in high gear trying to heal that imbalance. The result is you feel terrible!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Weeks Worth of Recipes to Live By

  • By BuildItLikeBeal on 03-12-19

A Weeks Worth of Recipes to Live By

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

This audiobook gives the listener a weeks worth of healthy recipes plus four bonus recipes at the end. Each day's menu is comprised of tasty ingredients that are well known to be whole, natural foods that have the added benefits of being naturally anti-inflammatory.

The real benefit of this book for me is its format. While similar recipes can be easily found on the internet, this makes a handy daily shopping guide or a great meal plan for the whole week. I found that I wanted to stop and start as I listened so I could make notes and record the recipes I wanted to make. While I love the convenience of audiobooks, cookbooks in audio format still required a scribe, me, in order to really get the most out of them. Listening to the days shopping list while browsing my grocers' fresh produce section helped me break my usual buying habits and replace them with these healthy alternatives.

If you are looking for some good recipes on the go, or you are seeking to change undesirable eating habits, I can recommend this audio title as a good resource worthy of a place in your Audible library.

I was given this audiobook for free at my request in exchange for this honest and unbiased review.

  • Great Niche Ideas for No Content and Low Content Books

  • Work from Home and Make Money Online by Self-Publishing Journals, Notebooks, Diaries, and Blank Gag Books
  • By: Michael Kevin
  • Narrated by: Bruce Enrietto
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

Are you interested in self-publishing notebooks, journals, diaries, and gag books? Having trouble coming up with niche ideas? You’ve come to the right place then. Why? Because this book is all about niches. As a matter of fact, that is the singular focus of this book. This book features over 100 different niche ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed that this wasn't just dead air :)

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 02-12-19

Let this book serve as your guide

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

At first reaction, I rated this book poorly. Then I realized it masterfully delivered on its promise with such perfection, I had to leave a respectfully positive rating. This book, Great Niche Ideas for No Content and Low Content Books, is in it'self the perfect example of how to accomplish what the title promises. No posing or hypocrisy here my friends! It is filled with low content and no content. I mean this literally. If you picked up this book, you obviously find the idea appealing. You possibly recognize the niche in the market for the production of such material. If so, the author has provided you with a perfect example as to how this is to be accomplished. It is the epitome of talking a lot without saying anything! It is the grown-up version of the answers you gave your parents and teachers when you were really in trouble. It is the subtle art of having the appearance of substance, but actually consists of cohesive mumbles that give the listener confidence they are receiving the respect they and their time deserve, but absolutely nothing of real value was given up in the exchange! Brilliant! So just use this book as your guide for this guide. It does offer a brainstorming session of free association, no idea is a bad idea, content in lists and options for you to consider in your future empty undertaking.

Summing it up, if you envision yourself as the guru of getting something for almost nothing, then this book my friend is for you!

I was given this book for free at my request in exchange for this honest and unbiased review.

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  • The Dropshipping Ultimate Guide: Simple Step-by-Step Blueprint to Passive Income

  • By: Sam Williamson
  • Narrated by: Christopher C. Odom
  • Length: 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

This is a short but complete guide to have you start with dropshipping. It shows you actionable steps and takes you by the hand, even giving you the names of the 15 top dropshippers, which you can choose from according to your own criteria.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Introduction to dropshipping

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 02-13-19

Much of the research you were going to do anyway

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

This short audiobook contains basic, high-level, research you would have to do on your own if you were just beginning to look into the business model of dropshipping. Beginning with an overview of what the basic nature of the buisness is, then listing considerations, resources, and cautions that really should be obvious to all but need to be stated, just in case. The book ends with a list of one-stop businesses that are geared toward being natural partners to dropshippers. Some of these were well known to me and some were not.

If you are interested in the dropshipping business model then this is a good bullet list of things you should consider to give your investigations a direction. Contrary to what the title promises, this is NOT a guide on how to be a dropshipper, nor is it a step by step blueprint. This is not going to be your mentor as you encounter the myriad of problems and ignorances anyone new to any business will experience. This is the glossy brochure that entices you to take a closer look.

That being said, it's the cost of a really cheap burger. I suppose one could take a community college class called "Introduction to the dropshipping business model", but my advice is to save your time, the tuition, and one burger, and buy this book.

I recieved a review copy of this book at my request in exchange for this honest and unbiased review.

  • The Boy and the Battle: A Read Aloud Bible Story Book for Kids - The Old Testament Story of David and Goliath, Retold for Beginners

  • Inspirational Bedtime Bible Stories for Children, 1
  • By: Jennifer Carter
  • Narrated by: Rod Johnson
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Does your child love listening to Bible stories? Perhaps they find them little dull and predictable? The Boy and the Battle is a re-imagining of the epic battle between the boy David and the giant, Goliath. When listening to this story, children will be able to picture the scene, perhaps imagine themselves as David and understand that this is a real story, about a real child, just like them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My kids loved this audibook

  • By Oscar Abarca on 02-12-19

The beginning of one of histories greatest leaders

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

This is the recounting, in a story form, of Biblical King David and how he rose to public notice by slaying the champion of his nation's enemy, Goliath.

It is a story that is entertaining for any listener of any age in my opinion, and this rendition is done well. The narration is nice and professionally delivered.

I was given this review copy of this audiobook for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

  • Sinbad the Porter and the Second Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor

  • Fairy Story Shorts
  • By: Clive Johnson
  • Narrated by: Clive Johnson
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Fairy Story Shorts offer beautiful retellings of traditional tales and are especially suitable for playing for children at bedtime! This tale is taken from the collection Fairy Stories & Fairy Stories, Traditional Tales for Children, Contemporary Tales for Adults by Clive Johnson.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic!!

  • By Ricky on 01-30-19

An Adventure as Big as a Child's Imagination

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

This is classic Sinbad! The adventurer that put my childhood imaginings in overdrive! Sinbad's travels always lead him to distant strange lands where he must outwit or battle fantastic beasts and monsters. This short story is no exception and doesn't disappoint. If you have children with good imaginations, this is a story they will enjoy. The story is suggested for 0 - 4 year olds, but I would say it is more suited for children from 4 - 8 years old.

The narration is performed by Clive Johnson who delivers the dialog effectively in his British accented voice. While you can tell the production was not done on a sound stage with professional quality equipment, it does the job well enough for this story and it's intended audience.

I was given a review copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this unbiased and honest review.

  • Whitney Wallace and the Wacky Wednesday Wash-Out

  • For 4-10 Year Olds, Perfect for Bedtime & Young Readers (Whitney Learns a Lesson, Book 2)
  • By: Susan G. Charles
  • Narrated by: Marlene Markos
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Mrs. Munchum's class is having a special fund-raiser, and Whitney Wallace is chosen to be in charge! Only, here's the problem. Whitney's classmates can't decide on what to do to raise money for their school. As captain of the fund-raiser, will our heroine Whitney Wallace be able to bring her friends together and find a way to lead her classmates to victory and raise lots of money for their school? Or will it be up to someone else to save the day?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun way for kids to learn responsibility.

  • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 01-25-19

A Lesson in Responsibility for Youth

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

In this installment of the Whitney Wallace Learns a Lesson series, Whitney feels she is old enough to take on some leadership roles at school. Once that responsibility comes, she rises to the challenge of planning a fundraiser for her class and experiences first hand the difficulties that arise when others she must rely on do not fulfill their responsibilities. Making this connection from the responses of the others she has to oversee in this assignment, she relates the experience to what her parents must feel when she doesn't do what she has been assigned to do at home.

Overall the story teaches this principle clearly and simply enough that a listener in the 4 to 10 year old range can gain insight and perspective into this part of their own character and be better prepared to acquire the attribute in themselves.

I was given this book for free at my request in exchange for this honest and unbiased review.