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  • The Keto Reset Diet

  • Reboot Your Metabolism in 21 Days and Burn Fat Forever
  • By: Mark Sisson
  • Narrated by: Brad Kearns
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 857

Mounting scientific research is confirming that eating a ketogenic diet could represent one of the greatest nutritional breakthroughs of our time - and that it might be the healthiest and most effective weight loss strategy ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very inspiring. There is a PDF!

  • By Mercy H on 03-06-18

Excellent Book, Horrible Narration

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

Like another book regarding the Keto Diet, "Keto Clarity" I recently listened to, this book contains excellent information that is well researched and organized with a terrible narration. In order for a book so dense with information to be absorbed by the listener, it's important to enlist a narrator with a fluent voice that is interesting to listen to in order to keep one engaged. Instead we get Brad Kearns. His narration is frustrating in a way that is hard to explain. Brad sounds like a nice enough guy, but his attempt at "coloring" his voice just made it obnoxiously difficult to listen to. He put emphasis in odd places where it didn't make sense. Worst of all is a "chuckle" that he adds often and at inappropriate times that would immediately break my concentration. Dude WTF? Major lost opportunity here.

My suggestion is to purchase that hardcover version of this book. It is absolutely worth owning. This audiobook however is a rough listen. I often found my mind drifting while trying to get though it.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Keto Clarity

  • Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet
  • By: Eric C. Westman MD, Jimmy Moore
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,642

Leading health blogger Jimmy Moore and researcher and internist Dr. Eric C. Westman join forces again to explain the powerful therapeutic effects of a ketogenic diet—one that combines a customized carbohydrate restriction, moderation of protein intake, and real food-based fats—which is emerging in the scientific literature as a means for improving a wide range of diseases, from Type 2 diabetes to Alzheimer's and more. Simply eating a low-carb diet alone isn't enough, and Moore and Westman tell you why. Have you looked at a low-carb diet simply as a means to lose weight? What if you learned that combining a low-carb nutritional approach with a high fat intake produces a powerful therapeutic effect on a wide variety of health conditions that most people think requires medication to control? That’s what Keto Clarity is all about. Jimmy Moore, a leading low-carb diet blogger and podcaster, has reunited with his Cholesterol Clarity co-author Dr. Eric C. Westman, a practicing internist and low-carb diet researcher, to bring you the crystal-clear information you need to understand what a ketogenic diet is and why it may be the missing element in your pursuit of optimal health. This book includes exclusive interviews from twenty of the world's foremost authorities from various fields bringing their depth of expertise and experience using this nutritional approach. Moore and Westman explain why ketosis is normal and how this nutritional approach is being used therapeutically by many medical professionals. You will find a step-by-step guide to help you produce more ketones and track your progress, real life success stories, and more. The solid evidence for nutritional ketosis in dealing with many of the chronic health problems of our day is presented, including but not limited to: epilepsy, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good source of info on Low Carb, High Fat living

  • By Susan on 12-13-14

Excellent Information, Horrible Presentation

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

This book contains a lot of excellent, well researched information regarding a ketogenic diet. The problems (and there are many) with this audiobook are mentioned in several other reviews. The editing is terrible. There are long silences between some of the chapters, there are parts of the book where sentences end abruptly and are then repeated. This isn't for emphasis, this is an editing error. The authors narration is very annoying to listen too. His voice is irritating and he puts odd emphasis on certain words, mispronounces other, and does an overall poor job reading the material in a manner that is appealing. Worst of all is the CONSTANT dinging sounds used to indicate the beginning and end of a quote. Whoever thought this was a good idea mustn't have listed to the finished product. I often found my mind wondering while listening to this because the narration/edition was so off-putting.

This s a good book with a lot of good information. My suggestions is to by a hardcopy and avoid the audiobook. I did make it to the end, but it was often torture.

  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,545
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35,524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,411

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Audiobook! Editing Clarification

  • By jeverett on 10-06-17

WOW! Steven Weber Does an INCREDIBLE Job. Awesome.

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

Reviewed: 10-08-17

I will be totally honest that when I saw the guy from the TV show Wings was going to be narrating IT, I was disappointed. I thought he'd just do a sub-par job and I would lose interest in the story for sure. I figured with Audible's excellent return policy I might as well give it a try. I am so glad that I did. It was clear to me almost immediately that Steven Weber was a great choice. His narration is enthusiastic and energetic. Every character has their own "voice" and he never loses his attention to detail. Having never read the book, I had no idea what I was in for. Now having finished, I can't believe I never read this book. King's SALEM'S LOT and THE SHINING are two of my favorite books of all time. IT is right up there with them and possibly even better. I can't wait to listen to IT again. I plan on getting myself a hardcover version as well to get the experience of reading it as well.

If you are on the fence with IT, trust me, it's 100% worth your time. You'll love it. I would be willing to listen to any audiobook that Weber narrates. I hope that he does additional King books. I listened via the Audible apple on my iPhone. I downloaded the high quality version and noticed no audio issues described in many other reviews.

Do IT, Download IT, You'll Love IT......You'll Float Too!

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Face the Music

  • A Life Exposed
  • By: Paul Stanley
  • Narrated by: Paul Stanley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,222

In Face the Music, Paul Stanley - the co-founder and famous "Starchild" frontman of KISS - reveals for the first time the incredible highs and equally incredible lows in his life both inside and outside the band. Face the Music is the shocking, funny, smart, inspirational story of one of rock’s most enduring icons and the group he helped create, define, and immortalize. Stanley mixes compelling personal revelations and gripping, gritty war stories that will surprise even the most steadfast member of the KISS Army.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest, upfront reflection - well worth your time

  • By Stephanie on 04-19-14

Excellent Story of Perseverance - Best KISS Book

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

What did you love best about Face the Music?

This isn't just a story about KISS, but rather a story about Paul Stanley's ability to succeed when the chips were stacked against him. This is his life story, warts and all.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Face the Music?

Paul is one of the most successfully rock stars of the mid to late 1970s, yet he was still insecure and lonely due to issues that plagued him back from his early childhood. The confidence he exuded as the frontman for KISS was the polar opposite of how he was in his personal life off-stage at the hight of his career. It wasn't until much later that he found peace and happiness.

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

When reading you tend to hear your own voice in your head. Listening to this, you get to hear the voice of the person who lived the life being described. Paul doesn't have expert narration abilities, which gives it a genuine feel. This sound like a guy telling you his story, which makes it a great listen.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

In a World where Peter Criss IS the Anti-Christ.....

If there is one thing that was very clear after listening to this audiobook, Paul was not fond of Peter Criss. He could have written a book on that topic alone. If half of what he's stated in his book about Peter is accurate, I can't blame him.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this to anyone, KISS fan or not. This is the story of a guy that had a childhood disfigurement, an unstable and unsupportive upbringing, insecurities, and several other hurdles he had to overcome in order to become one of the most successful frontmen in the history of rock and roll. I expected this to be a self congratulatory piece filled with revised history that only highlighted Paul's achievements while trashing former bandmates. While he doesn't hold back when describing issues he had other member of the band, including Gene Simmons, he also points out his own faults. That's what I felt set this book apart from the ones written by Gene, Peter, and Ace.

  • Carrie

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,318

An unpopular teenage girl, whose mother is a religious fanatic, is tormented and teased to the breaking point by her more popular schoolmates. She uses her hidden telekinetic powers to inflict a terrifying revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An absolute MASTERPIECE!!!!

  • By Matthew S. Hill on 02-09-16

Sissy Spacek was the Perfect Choice for Narrator.

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

What did you like best about this story?

Carrie is a story of intolerance, religious fanaticism, and bullying. It explores how far someone can be pushed before they snap. Carrie has a gift that allows her to unleash a revenge of epic proportions that some fantasize about, but could never actually execute. Its a fun listen and a great introduction into the early work of Stephen King. I highly recommend it.

Have you listened to any of Sissy Spacek’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Sissy Spacek did an excellent job narrating this book. Her voice here is the same as it was when she played Carrie in the 1976 movie. I found myself looking forward to the next time I'd have to listen.

  • Coraline

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,098
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,084
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,091

In Coraline's family's new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close. The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scary, but interesting for both adults and kids

  • By Melise on 03-19-08

Great Story with Excellent Narration by the Author

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

Any additional comments?

Author Neil Gaiman does a great job narrating his story Coraline. Who better to breathe life into the characters that he created. Just a few hours long and an absolute pleasure to listen to. Like the movie, this audiobook isn't appropriate for young children. The story gets a bit "intense" at times and would most likely children under 10.

  • Gerald's Game

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Crouse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,041

Gerald and Jessie Burlingame have gone to their summer home on a warm weekday in October for a romantic getaway. After being handcuffed to her bedposts, Jessie tires of her husband's games, but when Gerald refuses to stop, the evening ends with deadly consequences. Still handcuffed, Jessie is trapped and alone. Over the next 28 hours, in the lakeside house that has become a prison, Jessie will come face to face with all the things she has ever feared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please get rid of the sound effects

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-29-16

Great Book, poor choice of narrator.

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. I'd recommend the physical book in a second. I read it years ago and loved it. I found the narrator to be a poor fit for the material and had to stop listening after about two hours.

What did you like best about this story?

I remember sitting down with this book one night and reading it into the next morning when I finished it. Amazingly creepy. This story goes in directions you'd never expect.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lindsay Crouse?

Lindsay Crouse's narration took me out of the story from the start. My wife was listening with me and agreed that her voice simply didn't work for the material.

Any additional comments?

Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of the book and read it. If the right narrator was chosen, this could have been a great listen. I was really looking forward to listening to this and was disappointed. I recently finished listening to Stephen King's Carrie, narrated by Sissy Spacek, and Salem's Lot, narrated by Ron McLarty and both were fantastic. I would recommend both of those highly.