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  • The Laws of Medicine

  • By: Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

Brimming with fascinating historical details and modern medical wonders, this important audiobook is a fascinating glimpse into the struggles and "eureka!" moments that people outside of the medical profession rarely see. Written with Dr. Mukherjee's signature eloquence and passionate prose, The Laws of Medicine is a critical book not just for those in the medical profession but for everyone who is moved to better understand how their health and well-being are being treated.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful, sincere and succinct. Not Mukherjee's best.

  • By Saurav on 12-20-15

Quick, insightful, compelling

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

Reviewed: 01-26-19

I really enjoyed this book. The reading was excellent and the content was insightful. I am a scientist by training and it was enormously helpful to hear the approach of a clinicians to complex problems like human diseases and treatments. If you’re interested in medicine or problem solving in any capacity, I’d recommend it.

  • The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

  • An Oral History
  • By: Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,874

At last, the full story behind Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman's epic romance, including stories, portraits, and the occasional puzzle. How did they do it? They came from completely different families, endured a significant age difference, and were separated by the gulf of several social strata. Megan loved books and art history; Nick loved hammers. But much more than these seemingly unsurpassable obstacles were the values they held in common: respect, decency, the ability to mention genitalia in almost any context, and an abiding obsession with the songs of Tom Waits.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect comedy memoir audiobook

  • By Ruthi on 10-03-18

Entertaining, funny and lighthearted - surprisingly insightful! A fun listen

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

“... it occurred to me, that it doesn’t matter if anybody’s listening. Even if nobody is listening you have to speak your truth.” - Megan Mullally

I listened to this book on Audible and I really enjoyed it. I thought Megan and Nick were entertaining and captivating at times. They went through every part of their lives; they were genuine, funny, and sometimes very insightful. I found myself laughing and thinking deeply a number of times. I’m not sure how it would’ve been to read, but it was a really fun listen. They are the type of people whose careers I am happy to support, and it just so happens they are extremely talented to boot.

I had no idea that Meghan is such a talented singer. I know her as Karen on will and grace, and Tammy and parks and rec. And of course I know Nick as Ron on parks and rec, and that was enough for me. His life has a number of surprises and fun stories too that I found insightful. Pick it up on audible as long as you’re open to learning about someone else’s lives (and not looking for a literary masterpiece) and you’ll find yourself better off for it.

  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,218
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,750

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Experience

  • By Stephen R. Grant on 11-05-18

Wonderful to listen to and “watch”

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I really enjoyed the story. Well narrated and ran like a good movie in my head. The acting was excellent, the story was touching, and it’s just fun listen to - I recommend it!

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  • Brain Maker

  • The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain - for Life
  • By: David Perlmutter, Kristin Loberg
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,368

Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise - from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome - the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells 10 to one.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating science & suggestions for diet changes

  • By AudioAddict on 07-03-15

A must read for every health nut and regular joe

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

This book contains some of the most important and revolutionary scientific and health breakthroughs of the century. I know it sounds like an exaggeration, but I've been a scientist for over a decade and health nut for just as long and this is it. Read it with an open mind and you'll find yourself better off for it.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,887

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By TheBookie on 06-04-18

a must-read, for everyone's bookshelf!

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

although it was a slow starter for me, 12 rules for life ended up being one of my favorites and likely a book I will keep on my bookshelf as a reference for the rest of my life. Thought-provoking, and informative, I find myself referencing it frequently even now. highly recommended!

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108,714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95,325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94,799

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Amazing book, one for the personal library

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

This book was excellent, funny, witty, informative, philosophical and thought provoking. It will forever make me think of life differently and hopefully change the way I approach burning it. I highly recommend it. the narration was spot-on, complete with accents when necessary and nailing every punch line. One of my favorites!

  • The Body Keeps the Score

  • Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
  • By: Bessel Van der Kolk MD
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,101
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,353
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,274

In The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring - specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neuro feedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievably clear and Life Changing

  • By colleen geis on 05-06-15

must read (or listen) for everyone

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

this book changed my way of thinking and opened me up to myself again - amazing. well narrated and highly recommended

Daring Greatly
    How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
    
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    Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    6,087 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Daring Greatly

  • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,087
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,234

Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives. In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on 12 years of research, her book argues that vulnerability is not weakness but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Important information - painful narration

  • By Marc on 10-01-12
  • Daring Greatly
  • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Karen White

Just what you need to hear about being vulnerable

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

Reviewed: 09-13-15

I'm a researcher and found this work incredibly inspiring and very thorough. Brené Brown makes some surprising insights that everyone should hear. Story was week performed and overall, a fun listen. I'd recommend it.

  • 10% Happier

  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,486

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspired me to restart my meditation practice

  • By Julie W. Capell on 12-07-16
  • 10% Happier
  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris

excellent story

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

Reviewed: 08-16-15

I did love it. it got me interested in really making meditation part of my regular routine. well done