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  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

  • A Year of Food Life
  • By: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, Camille Kingsolver
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,708
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949

When Barbara Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally-produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle follows the family through the first year of their experiment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opening

  • By Sydney on 11-12-07

great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-10

barbara does it again. read all her books b/c she is wonderful. if only we were all this disiplined and could live like her. this is a uplifting and educational book that tells a great true story. all must read.. and to their childresn.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Jungle

  • By: Upton Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 183

Upton Sinclair's The Jungle is a vivid portrait of life and death in a turn-of-the-century American meat-packing factory. A grim indictment that led to government regulations of the food industry, The Jungle is Sinclair's extraordinary contribution to literature and social reform.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant rendering of an old classic

  • By Donald T. Wardlow on 02-18-09

great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-10

really great book for anyone who is interested in history or anyone who eats meat. if you think the meat industry has changed much... think again.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Omnivore's Dilemma

  • A Natural History of Four Meals
  • By: Michael Pollan
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,834
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,828

"What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great presentation of a moral dilemma

  • By MCRedding on 02-07-09

Omnivore's a must listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-28-09

For everyone who is tired of living in the dark... this book is a must read/listen. Michael Pollan digs deep into the under belly of our industrialized food world we live in today and tells the truth. The truth is after you hear this book you will change your eating habits forever... or at least think before you put food into your mouth. I would and will recommend this book to all who will listen.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful