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  • On Writing Well Audio Collection

  • By: William Zinsser
  • Narrated by: William Zinsser
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

This expanded audio collection presents William Zinsser's On Writing Well, the classic teaching book that has sold more than 1 million copies, together with a new 90-minute section that tells you how to write a memoir.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Zinsser lays out

  • By CalMac on 04-16-12

Not the same as the 30th anniversary edition

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

Reviewed: 12-17-17

I’m confused why this doesn’t match the book.

Is this a lecture?

It doesn’t tell any of the stories from the kindle version I have.

With that said, it was a great introduction and has given me more motivation to write more and read the entire ebook 7th edition of On Writing Well (2006).

It is annoying and deceptive when books in audio format don’t match the current or latest version. This is the second time I felt duped, just like when I ended up buying two different audible versions of Tim Ferris’ 4 Hour Work Week.

Audible should make it more clear what edition these books are, and if there are newer versions.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 1,826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,622
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,627

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

Fascinating stories and a different view on fitness

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

I very much enjoyed this book and the history behind one of the craziest plots to kidnap a German general.

The quest for truth from McDougall is inspiring and the people he uncovers is eye opening. Everything we've been taught to believe as fact, it turns out might not be true.

The diet and exercise promoted seems plausible, however I am skeptical of the diet and will need to research more. I'm currently following Dr. Furhman in Eat to Live, which counters the meat and dairy based diet that the author uncovers.

I'll have to do more research in this area, but I'm grateful for another perspective on runners who covered huge distances on near starvation diets. It really shows that we still, in the iPhone age, don't understand enough about the human body and it's true capabilities that have evolved over time.

My only complaint with the book is the number of characters and the jumping between different people without transitions. It was very hard to keep people and names straight as an audio book, and I was unable to find a good plot or character summary. I'll have to open my kindle version of the book for reference.

Keep it up Christopher—I can't wait for more books and adventures.

  • The China Study, Revised and Expanded Edition

  • The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health
  • By: T. Colin Campbell PhD, Thomas M. Campbell II MD
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,389
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220

More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell University, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found, when combined with findings in Campbell's laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great, but need PDF with exhibits

  • By Chris on 05-29-17

Amazing insight into a very different nutritional message

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

Reviewed: 01-16-17

I highly recommend listening this book to learn what big business doesn't want you to know.

Seems like big money is the reason why you believe what you know about nutrition, and it's not following good science.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eat to Live

  • The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss
  • By: Joel Fuhrman M.D.
  • Narrated by: Joel Fuhrman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,679

When Mehmet Oz has a patient whose life depends on losing weight, he calls on Joel Fuhrman, M.D. In Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Dr. Fuhrman offers his healthy, effective, and scientifically proven plan for shedding radical amounts of weight quickly, and keeping it off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The facts of what's healthy, and what's killing us

  • By Joseph on 07-02-10

Great health book on veggies and fruits

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

Reviewed: 10-26-16

I very much enjoyed this books format and nutritional advice. I've been doing something similar with my veggie focused meals, and it's nice to see studies that back up this way of thinking about food.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 40,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,058
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,909

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't read SEAL Books...

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-21-17

Amazing leadership, military, and business book

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

Reviewed: 01-24-16

I highly recommend this book for anyone serious about business.

Great insight, stories, and take aways.

Prioritize and execute.
Simplify.
Cover and move - teamwork.