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Mother of Chickens

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  • Genius Foods

  • Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life
  • By: Max Lugavere, Paul Grewal
  • Narrated by: Max Lugavere
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903

Discover the critical link between your brain and the food you eat, change the way you think about how your brain ages, and achieve optimal brain performance with this powerful new guide from media personality and leading voice in health Max Lugavere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Listen and Learn!

  • By laurennicholerx on 04-18-18

Fantastic synthesis of modern nutrition/wellness!

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Reviewed: 12-27-18

This book earns top billing among the best books available now on the science of nutrition and wellness. I love the way the authors communicate — translating complex concepts into understandable common sense. It is the first book that I recommend to introduce concepts that are key to understanding the need to reject our ‘standard American diet and lifestyle’ and replace it with a more traditional/ancestral/primal/paleo approach to our nutrition / lifestyle. It is so wonderful to benefit from the growing community of doctors, researchers, and academics who are paving us a path out of our societal epidemic of chronic immune conditions — to a path of optimal human health! Read it for yourself as well as to help those around you who are suffering.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Laws of Human Nature

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael, Robert Greene
  • Length: 28 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,127
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,894
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,886

Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of listeners, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding, and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves. Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defense.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tempo is key! (1.25X)

  • By James Hawkins on 11-12-18

Wonderful survey of human nature

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Reviewed: 12-08-18

Filled with engaging historical stories and insightful interpretations, this novel is an addicting survey of human nature!

  • The Lean Farm

  • How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work
  • By: Ben Hartman
  • Narrated by: Robert David Grant
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

By explaining the lean system for identifying and eliminating waste and introducing efficiency in every aspect of the farm operation, The Lean Farm makes the case that small-scale farming can be an attractive career option for young people who are interested in growing food for their community. Working smarter, not harder, also prevents the kind of burnout that start-up farmers often encounter in the face of long, hard, backbreaking labor. Lean principles grew out of the Japanese automotive industry, but they are now being followed by progressive farms around the world....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • informative a good listen

  • By Ifish4eyes on 07-29-18

Great primer on both Lean and farming

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Reviewed: 09-13-18

This is a great primer on both Lean and farming. I learned more nuggets on both and found the integration of both to be fascinating.

  • One Mission

  • How Leaders Build a Team of Teams
  • By: Chris Fussell, Charles Goodyear, General Stanley McChrystal - foreword
  • Narrated by: Chris Fussell, General Stanley McChrystal
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239

When retired four-star general Stanley McChrystal and former Navy SEAL Chris Fussell cowrote Team of Teams, they drew on their experience transforming the US military's Special Forces into a flexible and nimble force that could defeat Al-Qaeda's decentralized network in Iraq. They proved that the agility, adaptability, and cohesion of small teams could be scaled up to large organizations while breaking down the silos that frequently cause problems.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some good ideas, struggled with narration

  • By Matt M. McComas on 01-21-18

Perfect companion to team of teams

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Reviewed: 08-23-18

Perfect companion to team of teams. Provides material to enact empower execution. Great leadership resource!

  • Team of Teams

  • New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
  • By: General Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and others
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,280

Former general Stanley McChrystal held a key position for much of the War on Terror, as head of the Joint Special Operations Command. In Iraq he found that despite the vastly superior resources, manpower, and training of the US military, Al Qaeda had an advantage because of its structure as a loose network of small, independent cells. Those cells wreaked havoc by always staying one step ahead, sharing knowledge with each other via high-tech communications.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Beth on 06-30-15

Understanding today’s realities & opportunities

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Reviewed: 08-19-18

This is the most engaging book I have read to date on understanding why our organizations are the way they are and do what they do — and why we have been finding increasing successes is our transparency and information sharing along with our distribution of decision authority and initiative. Now I have words to describe why we are finding success in our movement to this form of organizational leadership. I could not recommend this book any higher!

  • Growing a Revolution

  • Bringing Our Soil Back to Life
  • By: David R. Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 169

The problem of agriculture is as old as civilization. Throughout history, great societies that abused their land withered into poverty or disappeared entirely. Now we risk repeating this ancient story on a global scale due to ongoing soil degradation, a changing climate, and a rising population. But there is reason for hope. David R. Montgomery introduces us to farmers around the world at the heart of a brewing soil health revolution that could bring humanity's ailing soil back to life remarkably fast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An ecological educational treasure!

  • By Elan Sun Star on 05-10-17

Great articulation of soil advocacy

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Reviewed: 08-04-18

Growing a Revolution now joins the foundational works available for guiding our civilization away from the terrible path that industrial farming led our nation and the world into. It contains detailed scientific explanations of soil life ecosystems as well as success stories that provide usable methodologies for use today on our own gardens and farms. Highly recommended.

  • The Dirt Cure

  • Growing Healthy Kids with Food Straight from Soil
  • By: Maya Shetreat-Klein MD
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

In the tradition of Michael Pollan, Mark Hyman, and Andrew Weil, pioneering integrative pediatric neurologist Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD, reveals the shocking contents of children's food, how it's seriously harming their bodies and brains, and what we can do about it. And she presents the first nutritional plan for getting and keeping children healthy - a plan that any family can follow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book!

  • By Vaughn Malecki on 05-24-17

Valuable MD/mom primal perspective

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Reviewed: 07-12-18

I thoroughly enjoyed the dirt cure! Both informative and reinforcing. Combined primal with return to nature and connection with the soil. Enjoyed nuggets about parental challenges (and approaches) to transitioning to better, higher nutrient food.

  • Amity and Prosperity

  • One Family and the Fracturing of America
  • By: Eliza Griswold
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 49

Prize-winning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold’s Amity and Prosperity is an expose on how fracking shattered a rural Pennsylvania town, and how one lifelong resident brought the story into the national spotlight. This is an incredible true account of investigative journalism and a devastating indictment of energy politics in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • touching and poignant

  • By Mother of Chickens on 06-28-18

touching and poignant

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Reviewed: 06-28-18

This provided a touching and poignant glimpse into a complex situation. It intertwines sad realities with inspirational examples of resilience and admirable heroics. Well recommended for anyone with an interest in fracking or the history of southwest PA.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • It Starts with Food

  • Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways
  • By: Melissa Hartwig, Dallas Hartwig
  • Narrated by: Melissa Hartwig, Dallas Hartwig
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,020

It Starts With Food outlines a clear, balanced, sustainable plan to change the way you eat forever-and transform your life in profound and unexpected ways. Your success story begins with the Whole30®, Dallas and Melissa Hartwig's powerful 30-day nutritional reset. Since 2009, their underground Whole30 program has quietly led tens of thousands of people to weight loss, enhanced quality of life, and a healthier relationship with food-accompanied by stunning health improvements.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it! Now I know what all the hype is about

  • By Maria on 11-24-14

Foundational book on proper nutrition

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Reviewed: 06-24-18

There are many great books on healthy nutrition available today. I have read many of them. This book does the best job of defining terms in an understandable fashion — and explains how to best nourish our bodies. Highly recommended (despite it not being a ‘new’ release). This is a foundational piece of work that anyone interested in optimal nutrition will find enjoyable. Both the content and the reading are top notch.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Locally Laid

  • How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm - from Scratch
  • By: Lucie B. Amundsen
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

When Lucie Amundsen had a rare night out with her husband, she never imagined what he'd tell her over dinner - that his dream was to quit his office job (with benefits!) and start a commercial-scale pasture-raised egg farm. His entire agricultural experience consisted of raising five backyard hens, none of whom had yet laid a single egg. To create this pastured poultry ranch, the couple scrambles to acquire nearly 2,000 chickens - all named Lola.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Big facts candy coated

  • By Eleanor B. Hildreth on 01-05-18

Interesting account of mid-sized agriculture

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Reviewed: 06-16-18

Entertaining account of starting up a local egg business. Provides great insights into the challenges involved. Recommended.