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  • The Obesity Code

  • Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
  • By: Dr. Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,777
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,693

In this highly listenable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps - a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels - Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight - for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We'll see, but .... why is this not common knowledge.

  • By PSBoyte on 04-30-17

Glad I discovered this

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

A few years ago I ventured into the world of Intermittent Fasting. I heard that it was a good way to lower cholesterol and shed weight. It was a positive experience, my cholesterol went down from high, but manageable without medication to normal in a short period of time and I dropped a few pounds. I didn't continue with Intermittent Fasting and I had no idea of the many benefits it offers until I read this book. There is a lot of research covered in this book but its all excellent information, especially if you have been struggling to lose weight for years like I have. I'm so glad that I have rediscovered Intermittent Fasting and now understand how I can apply it to my life. I've done two extended fasts and plan to continue to do many more, making this a part of my life from now on. I highly recommend The Obesity Code.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Red Rising

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,586

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, what a performance and what a story

  • By Jared G on 08-27-16

Just. Wow!

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

Reviewed: 04-29-17

This was unexpectedly good! I have tried to listen to this story before and never gotten past the first chapter or two. Wow! The narration is at the top of my list for outstanding delivery by a narrator. The story is masterfully crafted and it was very engaging. Though it was long, it felt as if the content was really necessary to tell the story so I didn't mind and I'm looking forward to the evolution of this tale. Great listen for you that are searching for something in the Hunger Games territory.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Winter's Salvation

  • A Zombie Apocalypse Book
  • By: Jason T. Deyo
  • Narrated by: Joshua Story
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

Machinery Technician Third Class Eric Hagen of the US Coast Guard abandons his post out of Jacksonville, Florida, after his whole world is transformed. The streets are teeming with crazed people, possessed by an insatiable appetite for human flesh. He soon learns that these manic people are not what they appear - they are undead. Traveling north in a post-apocalyptic world, Eric leads a team of four to Baltimore, Maryland, in search of his family, and in the process forms a family of his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I see an emerging author

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-16-17

Trash

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

Reviewed: 04-20-17

I was encouraged by the good reviews on this listen. This book is complete trash. The story line is very amateur with a lot of things happening just to provide content, not because they contribute to the story in a cohesive way. Too many unnecessary details and much of it is just unbelievable, even for the zombie genre . It's 9 hours long and probably could have been told in 5 hours. I struggled not to turn this off several times. And several times I said out loud, "that's just stupid". I would not recommend it. This is the bottom of the barrel if you are into this genre.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Scattered and the Dead

  • A Post-Apocalyptic Series, Book 1
  • By: Tim McBain, L.T. Vargus
  • Narrated by: Tim McBain, L.T. Vargus
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 150

With 99.7% of the Earth's population dead and gone, the few who remain struggle to survive in an empty world. The scattered. The leftovers. These are their stories. Meet Mitch, a father infected with the zombie virus. He knows he has 24 hours until he turns. Maybe a little more if he's lucky. He's been a half-assed father. Checked out. Distracted. Can he find a path to redemption in his final hours? Can he make sure his kids are taken care of before time runs out?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • zombies are only one part of what drives this book

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 03-21-17

Felt like something was missing

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

Reviewed: 03-28-17

Seems like I just kept waiting for things to happen in this story and it never really did. The story jumps around from just before the outbreak to many years after offering different perspectives of various characters. It was a long listen and for me there was no payoff.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Apocalypse

  • Necrose Series, Book 1
  • By: Tim Moon
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Zener
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Ben Chase and his friend Ty are on their way to experience the big island of Hawaii - but their vacation turns into a nightmare when two passengers unexpectedly die during their flight and a rampant infection hits the islands. Suddenly, they find themselves surrounded by flesh-eating monsters. Law and order degenerates into a daring fight for survival as Ben is faced with a critical decision that places the fate of his friends in his hands. And what he must do to save them is unthinkable.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nasally narration

  • By DeeDee on 02-23-17

Nasally narration

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

The narrator has such a nasally voice it sounds like he's speaking through a head cold. I found it hard to enjoy Dead Apocalypse due to the narration. In addition, the story line is not very imaginative. It's a pass for me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Project - 16

  • By: Martyn J. Pass
  • Narrated by: Meghan Crawford
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Miller is the last Englishman. It's not a title he enjoys because it means that whenever the looters and the treasure hunters come across the Atlantic to the ruins of his country, it's his job to hunt them down. That is, if the packs of wild dogs don't kill them first. Or the collapsing buildings. Or the disease. Miller soon finds himself helping a former US Ranger, Claudia Riley, hunt for her missing nephew who's disappeared somewhere in England.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Distracting

  • By DeeDee on 02-13-17

Distracting

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

Reviewed: 02-13-17

More than anything, this was just distracting to me. The main character, a thirty something British male is narrated by what sounds like a 15 year old American girl. She makes no attempt at a male voice nor a British accent, though she does do so with the Russian male and his accent. I had to keep reminding myself that the character was supposed to be male. Too much work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wrath of the Just

  • Apocalypse Z, Book 3
  • By: Manel Loureiro, Pamela Carmell (translator)
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670

An act of terrorism unleashed an unspeakable biological weapon…and hell on earth. But as the masses felled by a hideous virus rose from the dead to prey on the living, a small band of survivors defied death and its ghastly spawn - determined to outrun the world’s end, and somehow begin again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying end to a great trilogy!

  • By Lesley on 05-30-14

Just Ridiculous

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

The Wrath of the Just was such a disappointment! Nick Podehl does a fine job as narrator as usual but the author seemed to run out of ideas and turned what had been a good series into a very disappointing end. The story already includes zombies. In this final installment, we are introduced to a supernatural element (although what for, I have no idea, it is never explained), religion, white supremacists, racism, segregation, rape, an oil tanker, a US invasion by North Korea, not quite a cure, but a solution to the virus and somehow, in the middle of all of these extreme apocalyptic events, our main character winds up in a suit, exercising his legal talents to negotiate human rights. My opinion of this final installment is that it was a fail. This series deserved a much better end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Last Woman

  • By: Jacqueline Druga
  • Narrated by: Joy Nash
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

After emerging from a coma, Faye Wills opens her eyes to complete darkness and the feeling of being trapped. Soon she discovers she is in no less than a nightmare world and awakens in the worst place imaginable. She is one of thousands of bodies in a makeshift mass grave that was once a football stadium. Left for dead. There are no signs of life and the only sound she hears is the buzzing of flies that follow the stench of death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed the book

  • By Yesenia on 07-20-17

Very well done

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

This story was so well thought out. It has a great flow and I love how Druga always wraps up a story nicely in one book, though I would not have minded a sequel for this one at all. The characters were well developed and the story was engaging. The narration was also very well done. I really enjoyed this. Keep them coming.

  • My Dead World

  • By: Jacqueline Druga
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 142

Since childhood Nila Carter has been made to spend every weekend at the family cabin. In her teenage years she believes it to be a prison; as an adult it becomes her sanctuary and means to survive. When a mysterious outbreak occurs in India, Nila's brother, Bobby, a virologist with the CDC, places the family on a precautionary alert to be ready to bug out. Unlike anything he's ever seen, the rabies-like virus is not just deadly; it causes extreme violent behavior in those infected.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • UGH!

  • By Nicole Jackson on 10-30-17

Druga!

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

Druga rarely disappoints. My Dead World was another great listen. The story was well thought out and engaging, the narration was well done. I found myself hoping this would end up with a sequel, but the story is pretty nicely wrapped up. I've really come to appreciate Druga as an author. I would like to enjoy more of her work but I really did not take to Andrew Wherlen's narration and he narrates many of her stories. But not this one. It was a winner. Recommend!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Mordacious

  • The City Series, Book 1
  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295

Sylvie Rossi has the loner thing down pat, with the exception of her best friend, Grace. But when the two are trapped in a hospital during the last gasp of a dying city, alone time is no longer an option. A nurse's offer of sanctuary promises Sylvie the supplies she needs to survive the zombies - it's the coexisting with people that might do her in. Eric Forrest will do whatever it takes to get into the dead city for his sister, including ending up dead himself. He's used to taking risks, but with every mile he travels death looks likelier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feel Good Zombie Apocalypse

  • By LD on 09-25-16

Love this. More please!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-16

This was a long one but I liked it so much I barely noticed and now I can't wait for more. Hats off the narrators for pulling off so many different voices. Luke Daniels is one of the best. The story was great, the characters were interesting and there's so much potential for the series. Seriously great listen.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful