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  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 102,031
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94,518
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 94,080

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I started with very high expectations, got bored multiple times during the story

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-16-18

hilarious and very well narrated

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

thoroughly enjoyed the story. Very gripping. Narration was fantastic. All in all, a great read

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  • The Hungry Brain

  • Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat
  • By: Dr. Stephan Guyenet
  • Narrated by: Aaron Abano
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

No one wants to overeat. And certainly no one wants to overeat for years, become overweight, and end up with a high risk of diabetes or heart disease - yet two thirds of Americans do precisely that. Even though we know better, we often eat too much. Why does our behavior betray our own intentions to be lean and healthy? The problem, argues obesity and neuroscience researcher Stephan J. Guyenet, is not necessarily a lack of willpower or an incorrect understanding of what to eat. Rather, our appetites and food choices are led astray by ancient, instinctive brain circuits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you!!!!! Stephan Guyenet, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

  • By Charles Peden on 02-10-17

awesome read!

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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-17

lots of technical jargon -- I have a Neuroscience background but someone who doesn't might need to listen to some of the chapters a few times. narration was great too

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  • Primal Endurance

  • Escape Chronic Cardio and Carbohydrate Dependency, and Become a Fat-Burning Beast!
  • By: Mark Sisson, Brad Kearns
  • Narrated by: Brad Kearns
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679

Primal Endurance shakes up the status quo and challenges the overly stressful, ineffective conventional approach to endurance training. While marathons and triathlons are wildly popular and bring much gratification and camaraderie to the participants, the majority of athletes are too slow, continually tired, and carry too much body fat respective to the time they devote to training. The prevailing "chronic cardio" approach promotes carbohydrate dependency, overly stressful lifestyle patterns, and ultimately burnout.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needs PDF

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-13-16

must read for any endurance athlete!

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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: 04-19-17

phenomenal book -- very well written and lots of great information! I'll likely get a hard copy of this book too as there are a lot of concepts he went over that I'll need to see again.

  • Barefoot Running

  • Minimalist Running for Efficient Weight Loss, Health, Fitness & Building Your Dream Body
  • By: Steve Plitt
  • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 3

For centuries running has been a part of the daily routine of man and has been an essential task for survival. However, with modernization, and with the work-easing inventions that followed, the physical efforts man was once required to exert have now been considerably lessened. This quickly transformed running from a necessity to a hobby or a task. This puts man at a disadvantage, because the benefits that come with this practice are numerous. Download your copy now to change your life with Barefoot Running!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • bad

  • By Marc Bundgaard on 04-26-17

decent tips -- information seemed intuitive though

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

decent tips for a new barefoot runner. current exercisers might find this book rather intuitive at times

  • Natural Born Heroes

  • How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance
  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,555

After running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in World War II plotted the daring abduction of a German general from the heart of the Nazi occupation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A solid follow-up

  • By tony liebetrau on 06-14-15

not bad but was expecting more

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

good book but was hoping to see more about the lessons learned from Cretan runners

  • Eat and Run

  • My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
  • By: Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman
  • Narrated by: Quincy Dunn-Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,238

A dominant force in the sport of ultrarunning, Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run and a two-time winner of the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon through Death Valley. Eat & Run offers an inspirational account of Jurek’s life as a runner and vegan. Regaling listeners with jaw-dropping tales of endurance, Jurek also delivers sound science and practical advice—as well as his favorite plant-based recipes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you liked "Born to Run"...get this book!!!

  • By Heidi on 07-25-12

Great read!

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

Reviewed: 03-21-17

very inspirational and we'll written book. Definitely recommend it if you enjoyed Born to Run