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  • Hashimoto's Protocol

  • A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back
  • By: Izabella Wentz
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

More than 35 million Americans currently suffer from Hashimoto's - an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid gland and causes the body to attack its own cells. To alleviate the symptoms of this debilitating condition - including chronic cough, acid reflux, IBS, allergies, chronic pain, hair loss, brain fog, and forgetfulness - patients are often prescribed synthetic hormones that have numerous life-altering side effects. But there is a better way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • PDF isn't accessible on iphone....

  • By Nolan&Mahina'sMom on 07-06-17

Way to overwhelming

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

Reviewed: 04-24-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Tone it down. I feel that Izabella kinda misses the understanding that this book will be read by the lay person AND the lay person with Brain Fog and exhaustion. Being a Hashimotos sufferer herself I am sure she empathises but being on the otherside now and without the brain fog she has "forgotten" what it is like to concentrate. I would have it written more simply and with options for those who are not DINKS and have money to spare on tests, supplements. I am skeptical that I would be able to find a Dr that would take the time to undertake a program that is out of a book, claiming the cure for Hashimotos. I will take on some of her advice but as a single parent with two kids, my budget just cannot stretch to all the tests and supplements.

What other book might you compare Hashimoto's Protocol to and why?

Medical War and Peace

What about Erin Bennett’s performance did you like?

Great, Erin was clear and entertaining.

Do you think Hashimoto's Protocol needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes, a simpler version with less medical jargon

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Like Switch

  • An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over
  • By: Jack Schafer PhD, Ph.D. Marvin Karlins Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,076
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,009

The Like Switch is packed with all the tools you need for turning strangers into friends, whether you are on a sales call, a first date, or a job interview. As a Special Agent for the FBI's National Security Division's Behavioral Analysis Program, Dr. Jack Schafer developed dynamic and breakthrough strategies for profiling terrorists and detecting deception. Now, Dr. Schafer has evolved his proven-on-the-battlefield tactics for the day-to-day, but no less critical battle of getting people to like you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

  • By Billy G. Gruff on 05-14-16

move over Dale Carnegie

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

Reviewed: 04-16-17

so, you like books on human behaviour? you must be busy but know Henri identity time efficiently if you are an audible listener.
this book gives you fantastic insight into human behavior and will expose those in your circle that have studied this area. great listen and the narrator is perfect!

Summary: The Power of Habit - Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business audiobook cover art
  • Summary: The Power of Habit - Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

  • By: Book Summary
  • Narrated by: Kelly Rhodes
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Charles Duhigg is an investigative reporter for The New York Times. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Yale University. He has written several enlightening pieces, even receiving rewards like the National Journalism award. In this book, "The Power of Habit", Duhigg explains how habits are formed and how they can affect us. He also shares the lives of several average people and how habits have changed their lives, whether it was for better or worse.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • yet another "believe" and it shall come

  • By Michelle on 11-23-16

yet another "believe" and it shall come

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

pleased I didn't buy the whole book. another long winded way of telling you if you focus on something it will e eventually come I to fruition. narrator was just awful.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • O is for Outlaw

  • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

The call comes on a Monday morning from a guy who scavenges defaulted storage units at auction. Last weekend he bought a stack. They had stuff in them: Kinsey stuff. For 30 bucks, he'll sell her the lot. Kinsey's never been one for personal possessions, but curiosity wins out, and she hands over a 20. What she finds amid childhood memorabilia is an old undelivered letter. And it will put her life in the gravest peril.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • just not Kinsey without Judy Kaye

  • By Michelle on 09-29-16

just not Kinsey without Judy Kaye

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

Reviewed: 09-29-16

I love these books but I sorely missed Judy Kaye's narration of other books in this series. Lorelei king did a good job but her narration is very flat when describing the settings. it drove me crazy my the last chapter.
the story was good but not the best story from sue grafton in my opinion but overall I still enjoyed it and felt like I could escape into kinsey's world to take some time out .
can't wait for the next one :-)

  • Never Never: Part Three

  • By: Tarryn Fisher, Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans, Kevin Free
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 483

Together, Silas Nash and Charlize Wynwood must look deeper into the past to find out who they were and who they want to be. With time ticking down, the couple are in a race to find the answers they need before they lose everything.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I feel the ending was rushed, but still loved it.

  • By Preskuht on 01-12-17

cheesy

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

Reviewed: 06-14-16

I loved the first part of this book even though I couldn't imagine why it was split into three parts. the second part was frustrating as I felt like we had to establish the story all over again. the third part? I struggled to finish it due to the inane cheesiness. . never will I pick
up another of this authors books.

  • Never Never: Part One

  • By: Colleen Hoover, Tarryn Fisher
  • Narrated by: Kevin Free, Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754

Never Never, a novella series. Book one of three. Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of 14. Complete strangers since this morning. He'll do anything to remember. She'll do anything to forget. This novella is recommended for people age 16+ due to mild language and sexual content.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too short

  • By nc on 09-20-16

great story but only half a book

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

Reviewed: 06-11-16

I really enjoyed this story but be warned, it ends suddenly and leaves you feeling like you have only half a book. I will purchase the next book but I feel like I am being forced to buy something that should have been in this book.

  • Orphan Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Christina Baker Kline
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,317

Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving story of sharing and transformation.

  • By Kathi on 04-03-13

loved it

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

Reviewed: 05-11-16

nice emotionally moving book. narrative was excellent. enough twists to keep u guessing. have a listen.

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,843
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,716
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,730

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

fantastic story

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

Reviewed: 03-30-16

i um 'd and ah'd about this book for a long time as i am not a fan of the southern drawl accent but i loved thia book. download it you will not regret it. beautifully written, narrated and a great story. I have listened to many many books and this is in my top 3.

  • The Bitter Season

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,552
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389

As the dreary, bitter weather of late fall descends on Minneapolis, Detective Nikki Liska is restless. After moving to the cold case squad in order to spend more time with her sons, she misses the rush of pulling an all-nighter, the sense of urgency of hunting a murderer on the loose. Most of all she misses her old partner, Sam Kovac. Sam is having an even harder time adjusting to Nikki's absence, saddled with a green new partner younger than pieces of Sam's wardrobe.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Another Tami Hoag Problem Novel

  • By Sires on 01-24-16

Missing Doc Holiday & the team was split!

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

Reviewed: 01-28-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

.
Missing Doc Holiday/serial killer storyline

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Interesting aspect was that Ms Hoag decided to split the Kovac and Lister team up and also introduce a new character with not much character.
The story just didn't have the grip that was in the Doc Holiday series.

Would you listen to another book narrated by David Colacci?

Yes, he is an excellent narrator although in this book he slipped up with the voices now and again. Characters occasionally sounded the same.

Was The Bitter Season worth the listening time?

Yes, I found the story a little weak and lacked the meatiness of the Doc Holiday series.

  • UltraCalm

  • A Simple Technique to Defeat Depression, Stress and Anxiety
  • By: Mark Hyman MD
  • Narrated by: Mark Hyman MD
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Most relaxation techniques focus on either soothing the body or settling the mind - and only acheive moderate results. Dr. Mark Hyman's approach helps you to address the mind and body at once to achieve a state that he calls "ultracalm". In UltraCalm, this best-selling author presents his simple, powerful method for generating a peaceful and harmonious state in the body-mind-one that allows the body's natural healing intelligence to work at it's most healing level.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • simple easy advice no BS

  • By Michelle on 11-01-15

simple easy advice no BS

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

Reviewed: 11-01-15

i am currently going through a hard time. i know only i can help me. this book has provided me with some VERY simple, practical, uncomplicated and effective steps to follow to get myself back on top. thank you, i am grateful.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful