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  • The 4-Hour Body

  • An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
  • By: Timothy Ferriss
  • Narrated by: Zach McLarty
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,207

Join author Tim Ferriss as he shares the incredible experiments he's done over 10 years to beat genetics and achieve the impossible…for himself and more than 200 men and women aged 18 to 70. You don't need better genetics or more discipline. You need immediate results that compel you to continue. This is an abridged edition.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I knew this was abridged, but.......

  • By Joshua on 12-16-10

Good, but...

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

Reviewed: 09-02-15

I'm a big fan of Tim Ferris's work, and this book is no exception. However, it seems that the book assumes a certain level of understanding in several of the topics he addresses, particularly the biochemical aspects. I felt a little more explanation of some of the concepts would have been helpful.

Likewise, I felt that the author was good, but not great. At times I felt he was trying to hard.

Overall though, an interesting and thought provoking listen.

  • An Ember in the Ashes

  • By: Sabaa Tahir
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham, Steve West
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,286

Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fabulous listen!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-01-15

A fabulous listen!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. With most audio books I listen to, I find I usually have to slog through the first quarter of the book before I really get hooked. I was hooked from the opening lines of this book all the way through to the end, with hardly a dull moment.

The writing was excellent and well thought out and executed. The story was engaging and interesting. The production of the audio book and the narration were superb. The two narrators are two of my new favorites.

My only complaint about this book is that there are, that I know of, no official plans for a sequel, which is particularly bothersome as some pretty big plot points are not resolved at the end.

I thoroughly recommend this book!

35 of 37 people found this review helpful

  • Einstein

  • His Life and Universe
  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 21 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,184

Why we think it’s a great listen: You thought he was a stodgy scientist with funny hair, but Isaacson and Hermann reveal an eloquent, intense, and selfless human being who not only shaped science with his theories, but politics and world events in the 20th century as well. Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprise: Two books in one!

  • By Henrik on 04-20-07

Fabulous, a bit heavy on the physics for me.

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

Reviewed: 03-11-15

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was very well written and and the narration was excellent. It gave a fascinating look at Einstein. My one complaint would be that it got a little too heavy into his physics for me. I had a hard time comprehending at times, though I'm sure this has mostly to do with the listener and not the author or his subject.

  • The Zimzum of Love

  • A New Way of Understanding Marriage
  • By: Rob Bell, Kristen Bell
  • Narrated by: Rob Bell, Kristen Bell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372

Rob and Kristin Bell introduce a startling new way of looking at marriage, The Zimzum of Love. Zimzum is a Hebrew term where God, in order to have a relationship with the world, contracts, creating space for the creation to exist. In marriage, zimzum is the dynamic energy field between two partners, in which each person contracts to allow the other to flourish. Mastering this field, this give and take of energy, is the secret to what makes marriage flourish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book on marriage, yet.

  • By Ralph on 04-06-15

Short and sweet

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

Reviewed: 01-13-15

Great listen, interesting subject. I really enjoyed having Rob and Kristen narrate the book together. I plan to listen again to absorb more of this great material.