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  • Gastrophysics

  • The New Science of Eating
  • By: Charles Spence
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Why do we consume 35 percent more food when eating with one other person, and 75 percent more when dining with three? How do we explain the fact that people who like strong coffee drink more of it under bright lighting? And why does green ketchup just not work? The answer is gastrophysics, the new area of sensory science pioneered by Oxford professor Charles Spence.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • High promise, poor execution.

  • By Peter on 07-30-17

NOT a physics based book

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

psychology of food....but nothing really in depth I would expect for a 'gastronomy' book.

I was expecting this book to be more on the side of mechanisms & physics of food/cooking. such as chemistry, perception and sensory mechanics, cooking physics....but no, this book has nothing to do with physics.

disappointed.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Delivered From Distraction

  • Get the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
  • By: Edward M. Hallowell M.D., John J. Ratey M.D.
  • Narrated by: Dan Cashman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747

In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder, all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing that millions of adults suffer from this condition, though the vast majority of them remain undiagnosed and untreated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book on ADD

  • By Lincoln on 02-13-05

It clicks

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

Reviewed: 03-19-13

Where does Delivered From Distraction rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

top of the list. if you think you have ADD, know people that do (or thinking you know people that do) or just understand it in general you should give a listen.

What did you like best about this story?

Narrated very well.

  • Who Stole the American Dream?

  • By: Hedrick Smith
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

In his best-selling The Russians, Hedrick Smith took millions of readers inside the Soviet Union. In The Power Game, he took us inside Washington’s corridors of power. Now Smith takes us across America to show how seismic changes, sparked by a sequence of landmark political and economic decisions, have transformed America. As only a veteran reporter can, Smith fits the puzzle together, starting with Lewis Powell’s provocative memo that triggered a political rebellion that dramatically altered the landscape of power from then until today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He ties it all together

  • By jane on 10-08-12

Great listen. good explanations & background

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

Reviewed: 11-20-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Who Stole the American Dream? to be better than the print version?

I have never read the printed version, so i would not know. But this is narrated very well, very thorough without hanging up on irrelevant details that don't pertain to the story. Details are presented in an easy to listen format, as well as explaining background information. great listen for any one

What other book might you compare Who Stole the American Dream? to and why?

I don't read/listen to many politically central or related books, but this one stuck out. With a background in industry and business some examples used i felt i could side either way, but the thing that sets this book apart from other 'stronger one-sided opinions' is the great ways the author goes in giving detailed back ground knowledge and history, most of which we would otherwise not pay attention to.

Have you listened to any of Rob Shapiro’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not, but after this I may.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book will potentially make you angry. Not at the author or the book, but the context and information of the book. Especially that you see the same thing occurring, RIGHT NOW. and you almost feel useless. But knowledge is power, and we should probably learn as much as we can before its banned too.

Any additional comments?

This book definitely made a positive impact in the way I live my life in that I more actively shop/purchase from companies that are innovative, treat their customers AND employees like people, not just a means to increase their stock price.

  • What Einstein Told His Cook

  • Kitchen Science Explained
  • By: Robert L. Wolke
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,531
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,312
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,305

Why is red meat red? How do they decaffeinate coffee? Do you wish you understood the science of food but don't want to plow through dry, technical books? In What Einstein Told His Cook, University of Pittsburgh chemistry professor emeritus and award-winning Washington Post food columnist Robert L. Wolke provides reliable and witty explanations for your most burning food questions, while debunking misconceptions and helping you interpret confusing advertising and labeling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything you want to know about Kitchen Science

  • By Theodore on 04-29-12

Cooking + Basic Chemistry/Science = Great Book

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

Reviewed: 04-23-12

What Einstein told his cook is a great book if you have any background in science and would like to bridge some (or a lot) of gaps to cooking. Even if you don't have a big background in science or chemistry, I believe if you're some what intelligible you can still pick up on a lot of whats covered and comprehend it (though, you may have to look a few things up depending on your background). It is very interesting and it helps you avoid common techniques or procedures that are taught and used in the kitchen frequently which are almost completely baseless which shows the lack of education and knowledge some cooks actually have of cooking.

You don't have to have taken organic chemistry to think this book is great, but if you do have a background in chemistry/basic science you will probably really enjoy this book. Even if you don't have a background, the author is good about keeping it on a simple level, and explains concepts before discussing them further.

I'm just getting into cooking regularly and have found that this should be an essential read/listen for any one that enjoys or is beginning to enjoy cooking.

23 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • Eating the Dinosaur

  • By: Chuck Klosterman
  • Narrated by: Chuck Klosterman, Ira Glass, Errol Morris, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 416

In Eating the Dinosaur, Klosterman is more entertaining and incisive than ever. Whether he's dissecting the boredom of voyeurism, the reason why music fan's inevitably hate their favorite band's latest album, or why we love watching can't-miss superstars fail spectacularly, Klosterman remains obsessed with the relationship between expectation, reality, and living history. It's amateur anthropology for the present tense, and sometimes it's incredibly funny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Way To Spend 6.5 Hours

  • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 06-21-13

Not the best Klosterman, but still pretty good

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

Reviewed: 04-23-12

Eating the Dinosaur is worth the listen or read, but is not the best Klosterman book to start with. So if its your first, I would go with Killing yourself to Live. If you like pop culture, sports, or dry/witty humor you will probably like this.