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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 7,371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,531

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

Insulin resistance

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-17

The breakdown on insulin shifted my paradigm. I believe that information will increase my longevity. Also, how Dr. Fung connected intermittent fasting to ancient fasting philosophies accompanied with evidence based medicine was extremely helpful.

  • The Sellout

  • A Novel
  • By: Paul Beatty
  • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,560
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,552

A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty's The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. It challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality: the black Chinese restaurant.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just OK - a few funny sections

  • By kurdis teed on 10-19-17

Witty and balanced while addressing racism

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-17

The Sellout is witty, funny and complex. Great story that will transcend time. It provides context in which makes characters come alive that deal with racism in America.

  • The Fire Next Time

  • By: James Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Jesse L. Martin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,189
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,809
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,789

At once a powerful evocation of his early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic, James Baldwin galvanized the nation in the early days of the civil rights movement with this eloquent manifesto. The Fire Next Time stands as one of the essential works of our literature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant and Sadly Relevant

  • By Steve M on 03-20-16

Powerful

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-16

It amazes me how America has changed and then how it has not. Socioeconomics must be addressed and Baldwin indicates this.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y'all Too

  • Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education
  • By: Christopher Emdin
  • Narrated by: JD Jackson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282

Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color, and merging his experiences with more than a decade of teaching and researching in urban America, award-winning educator Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on an approach to teaching and learning in urban schools. He begins by taking to task the perception of urban youth of color as unteachable, and he challenges educators to embrace and respect each student's culture.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the listen

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 08-27-17

A must have for urban teachers

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-29-16

I loved listening to this book. Chris was able to put in words how many indigenous people learn. Moreover, stressing the importance of understanding and connecting with students prior to learning through their lens. To hear how Chris seamlessly taught code switching and the importance of it was impressive.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Understanding Power

  • The Indispensable Chomsky
  • By: Noam Chomsky, Peter R. Mitchell (editor), John Schoeffel (editor)
  • Narrated by: Robin Bloodworth
  • Length: 22 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821

A major new collection from "arguably the most important intellectual alive" ( The New York Times). Noam Chomsky is universally accepted as one of the preeminent public intellectuals of the modern era. Over the past thirty years, broadly diverse audiences have gathered to attend his sold-out lectures. Now, in Understanding Power, Peter Mitchell and John Schoeffel have assembled the best of Chomsky's recent talks on the past, present, and future of the politics of power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Current times demand you get this into your head.

  • By Senor Comatoso on 08-12-15

Outstanding

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Reviewed: 08-19-16

Loved this book! It was thought provoking and provided information in which readers can build on.

  • Democracy in Black

  • How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul
  • By: Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
  • Narrated by: Kevin Free
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277

America's great promise of equality has always rung hollow in the ears of African Americans. But today the situation has grown even more dire. From the murders of black youth by the police to the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act to the disaster visited upon poor and middle-class black families by the Great Recession, it is clear that black America faces an emergency - at the very moment the election of the first black president has prompted many to believe we've solved America's race problem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Dysfunctional Mindset of American

  • By Paul T. on 07-09-16

Awesome!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-09-16

Loved it because it requires Black America to move in a direction to try a different approach to White Supremacy.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 201,483
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 188,149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187,743

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Awesome

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Reviewed: 07-31-16

I could not put it down. My kids loved it. We listened to it during our road trip.

  • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

  • By: Gary Chapman
  • Narrated by: Gary Chapman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,069

Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • L-O-V-E this book!

  • By Jennifer on 12-05-05

Read it years ago and listened to it recently

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-16

I've read this in my sixth year of marriage and it was good. I listened to it going into my 18th year of marriage and it is even better. Like the old saying if you don't use it you loose it. Keep this book or audio in constant rotation and it will reduce your stress levels. Classic Literature is always relevant to any time period.

  • The ONE Thing

  • The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
  • By: Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
  • Narrated by: Timothy Miller, Claire Hamilton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,904

This is an audiobook for busy people. If you want less on your plate and more for your life and career, tune in to the #1 Wall Street Journal best seller, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. The ONE Thing will bring your life and your work into focus. Authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan teach you the tricks to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, dial down stress, and master what matters to you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Helpful Book!

  • By Marisela Gutierrez on 04-01-17

Stay Focused

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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: 06-24-16

This book reaffirms what most already know. However, it was great to see that research was behind it.

  • The 10X Rule

  • The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,505

Extreme success, by definition, lies beyond the realm of normal action. If you want to achieve extreme success, you can’t operate like everybody else and settle for mediocrity. You need to remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success. The 10X Rule shows you how!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected, and very happy it's not.

  • By ToddS on 09-19-13

10 x reminded me of my grandparents

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-16

In my community ma many elders would encourage us to be 10x better than our oppressors to get ahead. It was deep to read it in a book.