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  • Gut

  • By: Giulia Enders
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

The key to living a happier, healthier life is inside us. Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain or our heart, yet we know very little about how it works. In Gut, Giulia Enders shows that rather than the utilitarian and - let's be honest - somewhat embarrassing body part we imagine it to be, it is one of the most complex, important, and even miraculous parts of our anatomy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating book

  • By Mike on 07-28-15

Mandatory for nervous gut types

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

Reviewed: 10-26-15

Would you listen to Gut again? Why?

This book is choc full of interesting stories, actionable life changes and fascinating detail. Because it's so detailed, I tended to drift off a bit so will be back for another listen later.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Gut?

I remember her talking about the different kinds of bacteria and how antibiotics is like nuclear bomb for both good and bad bacteria.My big takeaway was to add yoghurt to my diet - just normal, plain yoghurt as the Yakult and other pro-biotic stuff is all marketing.

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

Katy sound like a scientist. She made it a pleasant to listen to book, but on the negative side, Giulia had too many cutesy, writer-ish analogues for the gut functions which just became a bit saccharine and, read by Katy, they came over sometimes as patronising. That's when I tended to drift (and why I need to read this again).

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It got a bit boring 2/3 way through - but that is why experts are experts, I suppose. A normal person just wouldn't have the enertia to take us through such a long journey.

Any additional comments?

I'm trying to lose weight (47yrs old) and this gave me a good heads up on a few things that might help. I'd recommend this book. I listened to it over several long bike rides and think walking might be a better way to "read" it. :)

  • Fitness

  • Change Your Life, Mindset, Workout, Fitness and Love Your Life
  • By: Zac Dixon
  • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

The world conditions you to believe that you need to look a certain way or you should feel bad about yourself. I go into the truth about what's really going on inside the fitness industry and how you can put the right information in your head so you can stay motivated.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Too basic and short

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-05-15

Too basic and short

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

Reviewed: 10-05-15

I thought this was a bit basic and would have been better with a bit of research. In summary the author talks about the power of positive thought and learning to love yourself for who you really are (and not what you look like - even though that's the ultimate goal). I felt it was a bit obvious and superficial. Some interesting observations about charismatic personality types and pattern behaviour, but really, most of this info you will already know from watching ads on TV.