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  • The Circadian Code

  • Lose Weight, Supercharge Your Energy, and Transform Your Health from Morning to Midnight
  • By: Satchin Panda PhD
  • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

Beginning with an in-depth explanation of the circadian clock - why it's important, how it works, and how to know it isn't working - The Circadian Code outlines lifestyle changes to make to get back on track. It's a concrete plan to enhance weight loss, improve sleep, optimize exercise, and manage technology so that it doesn't interfere with your body's natural rhythm. Dr. Panda's life changing methods show you how to prevent and reverse ailments like diabetes, cancer, and dementia, as well as microbiome conditions like acid reflux, heartburn, and irritable bowel disease. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narration of a great book

  • By Just a guy on 07-20-18

READ THIS BOOK FOR BETTER HEALTH

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Reading this book will improve your life! For the past 100 years we have been focused on what to eat and what to do for better health. And especially in the past 30 years we (Americans in particular) have gotten sicker.

Sure our lifespans have increased, although I head the 2018 is likely to mark the first time in American history where the average lifespan has decreased 3 straight years, but what about health span.

One does not need to run a double blind controlled experiment to see that Americans are fatter and sicker at an earlier age than at anytime in recent memory.

I believe a large reason is that we got WHAT we should eat very wrong. But that is a topic for another review on another book (like What the Heck Should I eat by Dr. Mark Hyman.)

If you eat a Vegan, Paleo, Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) or are totally confused about what a healthy diet looks like and just want to enjoy what you eat, following Dr. Panda's advice of WHEN to eat, exercise and sleep will improve your health and life

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • How to Make Disease Disappear

  • By: Rangan Chatterjee
  • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 156

How to Make Disease Disappear is Dr. Rangan Chatterjee’s revolutionary, yet simple guide to better health - a much-needed, accessible plan that will help you take back control of your health and your life. A physician dedicated to finding the root cause of ill health rather than simply suppressing symptoms with drugs, Dr. Chatterjee passionately advocates and follows a philosophy that lifestyle and nutrition are first-line medicine and the cornerstone of good health.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent approach!

  • By Kelly Henry on 08-07-18

A Must Read in the Health category

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

Dr. Chatterjee hit this out of the park. Very brief for the amount information packed in this book. Great actionable advice. I have read and listened to dozens of health books and Dr. Chatterjee still gave some new insights. This is a terrific book

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ageless Memory

  • Simple Secrets for Keeping Your Brain Young: Foolproof Methods for People Over 50
  • By: Harry Lorayne
  • Narrated by: Harry Lorayne
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

With this one audiobook, you will learn to remember anything you see, read, or hear the very first time you see, read, or hear it, and retain it for as long as you like. You'll be able to recall names and faces, even years later; never miss an appointment or misplace keys, glasses, or valuables; give speeches without notes; learn English and foreign words and phrases easily; excel at card and other games.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite audible book so far

  • By Terry on 04-01-08

Harry is the master

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

A must listen/read if you are into memory training.My only criticism is the book could have been longer.

  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales

  • By: Oliver Sacks
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,114

Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Lest we forget how fragile we are..."

  • By ESK on 02-23-13

Author Can't Resist Showing Leftist Credentials

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

What would have made The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales better?

If Oliver Sachs had left out his ridiculous and scandalous criticism of Ronald Reagan. He states that severely damaged individuals with an inability to understands words were able to intuit that Reagan was lying by his tone and manner. What utter nonsense.

What could Oliver Sacks have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Left out the Left Wing trash.

Have you listened to any of Jonathan Davis and Oliver Sacks - introduction ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

liked the narrator.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales?

The lunatic criticism of President Reagan.

  • Brain Myths Exploded

  • Lessons from Neuroscience
  • By: The Great Courses, Indre Viskontas
  • Narrated by: Indre Viskontas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,413

Much of the layperson's knowledge of the brain is predicated on a lack of understanding about this mysterious organ. To start building a more straightforward, accurate understanding of current breakthroughs in neuroscience, you have to start by shattering popular brain myths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great lecturer, very enjoyable

  • By Jared T Wilsey on 02-14-17

Professor Viskontas clowns herself

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

Reviewed: 09-20-17

What would have made Brain Myths Exploded better?

If the professor hadn't been such a left-wing lunatic

Has Brain Myths Exploded turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Explore HER bias' first.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It was ok.

Any additional comments?

I thought this audio course was ok .. probably deserving of 3-4 rating. But the Professor V shredded her credibility when in the chapter on how our bias can affect our thinking she used Global Warming Climate "Deniers" as proof of people who are deluded. Of course using such a loaded term as deniers is insulting to the entire half of my family that failed to make it out of Germany due to their religion but hey what's a little smear when the the planet is at stake right? Of course this isn't science it's advocacy. Everyone's entitled to their opinion but science is supposed to be about fact. So if you want to argue a disputed point you argue the point not call your opponents deniers of reason. Especially since so many brilliant scientists are aligned against the major theories undergirding the theory of Global Cooling .. er I mean Global Warming .. no wait Climate Change.

18 of 44 people found this review helpful

  • The Urban Monk

  • Eastern Wisdom and Modern Hacks to Stop Time and Find Success, Happiness, and Peace
  • By: Pedram Shojai OMD
  • Narrated by: Pedram Shojai OMD
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732

The Urban Monk, a New York Times best seller, reveals the secrets to finding an open heart, sharp mind, and grounded sense of well-being, even in the most demanding circumstances. Shojai's no-nonsense life mastery program brings together clear tools and exercises that can elevate your existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Down From The Himalayas!

  • By Gillian on 01-20-17

Dude needs to take a chill pill on the swearing

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

A lot of good wisdom here. Had to give it a 1 for performance because the words shit, bullshit and shit show aren't as cool and hip as the author thinks they are. Nor is the term "badass". Yeah maybe once or twice. But I think they constant use of these crutches masks a laziness by the author to find a better more evocative word.

What didn’t you like about Pedram Shojai’s performance?

The incessant cursing obviously and the ridiculous Liberal, anti-American bias. Apparently Mr. Shojal thinks America and the West are the only ones who are racist. Has he heard of the caste system in India? Modern day slavery in Africa? Apparently not.

Was The Urban Monk worth the listening time?

Definitely some good wisdom here mixed in with all the "shit".

Any additional comments?

Mr. Shojal apparently thinks we could do away with fossil fuels and run the world entirely on solar energy. This makes him an economic illiterate and quite frankly a fool.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • At Any Cost: How Al Gore Tried to Steal the Election

  • By: Bill Sammon
  • Narrated by: Scotty Drake
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Gore had known even before the first ballot of the 2000 election was recounted that this odds for success were slim. Oh, there was some genuine hope in the Gore camp, especially during those first heady hours, that a new tally would produce a new winner. But there was also a more realistic assessment of the situation. It bought them some time. One thing was certain: they couldn't wait until the conclusion of the recount, which would probably confirm Bush's win, to disabuse the press and public of the expectation of quick closure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Account of the 2008 Election Debacle

  • By Dave on 07-30-12

Well Executed

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

Reviewed: 12-23-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

What a story. Gets you inside one of the wildest elections ever.

What other book might you compare At Any Cost: How Al Gore Tried to Steal the Election to and why?

Not sure but looking forward to seeing what is written about 2016.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • The Perfect Day Formula

  • By: Craig Ballantyne
  • Narrated by: Lee Gordon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Most people are stuck. Every day we seem to just go through the motions, following our usual routine without ever stopping and thinking why we do what we do, or what we'd rather be doing instead. But sometimes, we have that one day - that perfect day - where everything just clicks. We feel great. We are unstoppable. And at the end of it, we think, "Why can't every day be like this?"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes Perfect Sense

  • By Charles on 05-18-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 12-20-16

Very solid entry in the self help genre. Very specific actionable advice. With the time.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Neon Lawyer

  • By: Victor Methos
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,686
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,675

With money and hope in short supply, newly minted attorney Brigham Theodore decides it’s time to lower his standards. He joins a seedy fly-by-night firm in Salt Lake City out of desperation. After he loses his first case - a speeding ticket - he’s convinced his career is over. But to his shock, his boss hands him a slightly more complex case: capital murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • HERE'S THE DEAL

  • By John on 02-02-15

Leave the Left Wing Agenda home

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

Reviewed: 11-19-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Anyone who doesn't mind ham handed left wing moralizing.

Has The Neon Lawyer turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

What does Nick Podehl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Excellent

Any additional comments?

When the defense lawyer gives his closing speech against the Iraq War and TARP the author lost all credibility.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Pendulum

  • How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future
  • By: Michael R. Drew, Roy H. Williams
  • Narrated by: Roy H. Williams, Michael R. Drew
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

Politics, manners, humor, sexuality, wealth, even our definitions of success are periodically renegotiated based on the new values society chooses to use as a lens to judge what is acceptable. Are these new values randomly chosen or is there a pattern? Pendulum chronicles the stuttering history of western society; that endless back-and-forth swing between one excess and another, always reminded of what we left behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating book

  • By cbspock on 09-17-16

Thought Provoking

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

Reviewed: 10-19-16

Excellent listen, i highly recommend it. Very well performed. Concise and to the point. Get this book.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful