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  • The Case Against Sugar

  • By: Gary Taubes
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,534

Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever. Obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical, society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Revelation

  • By ChumlyDad on 02-03-17

Guilty as charge. Gripping and totally absorbing

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

Reviewed: 12-31-16

I can't see how sugar can go free unless the judge is bought. Everyone needs to hear this book. Taubes has created a masterful case that if history is repeated will be attacked by doctors in the employ of big sugar, big Pharma and big agro. Don't let them get away with this.

13 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Love Me Back

  • By: Merritt Tierce
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

Marie, a young single mother, lands a job at an upscale Dallas steakhouse. She is preternaturally attuned to the appetites of her patrons, but quickly learns to hide her private struggle behind an easy smile and a crisp white apron. In a world of long hours and late nights, where everything runs on a currency of favors, cash and cachet, Marie gives in to brutally self-destructive impulses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful.

  • By patrick hayes on 02-11-15

moves like a bobsled

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

Reviewed: 11-22-15

this book moves like a bobsled down a narrative that will leave you thinking about the little decisions we make every day.

  • The Truth about Caffeine

  • By: Marina Kushner
  • Narrated by: Timothy McKean
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 180

The Truth about Caffeine exposes caffeine's darker side that scientists know but that the beverage, confectionery and pharmaceutical industries have tried to suppress. Caffeine is a highly addictive drug, does not offer any nutritional value and has not been proven safe. Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory studies link caffeine to heart disease, pancreas cancer, bladder cancer, hypoglycemia and central nervous system disorders. New and updated third edition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very informative and an easy to listen.

  • By Casanira on 10-14-14

Near total BS

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

Reviewed: 01-13-15

Would you try another book from Marina Kushner and/or Timothy McKean?

Almost nothing. Its very poorly reasoned and the research if thing The author makes very specious leaps from conjecture to fact.

What was most disappointing about Marina Kushner’s story?

Poor logic and thin research.

Would you be willing to try another one of Timothy McKean’s performances?

Maybe

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Truth about Caffeine?

N/A

Any additional comments?

Very poorly reasoned and anything but objective.

60 of 97 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of Starting Something Stupid

  • How to Crush Fear, Make Dreams Happen, and Live without Regret
  • By: Richie Norton, Natalie Norton
  • Narrated by: Richie Norton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

What if the smartest people in the world understand something that the rest of us don't? (They do.) What if they know that in order to achieve success, they will sometimes have to do things that others may initially perceive as stupid? The fact of the matter is that the smartest people in the world don't run from stupid, they lean into it (in a smart way). In The Power of Starting Something Stupid, Richie Norton redefines stupid as we know it, demonstrating that life-changing ideas are often tragically mislabeled stupid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful

  • By Edward on 06-27-13

Surprisingly not stupid

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

Reviewed: 03-22-14

What did you love best about The Power of Starting Something Stupid?

I was able to relate to the authors central idea.

Any additional comments?

Worth the investment for anyone starting a business.

3 of 34 people found this review helpful

  • How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication

  • By: Anne Curzan, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Anne Curzan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,906
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,635

Regardless of age or occupation, conversation can be tricky. But like it or not, it's one of the most important things you do on a daily basis. Successful conversations help you advance professionally and make, maintain, and deepen relationships. Moreover, research shows that talking, when done on a substantive level, is correlated with a feeling of happiness and general well-being.In just six lectures, Professor Curzan teaches you key strategies that can dramatically improve your ability to converse with anyone, from strangers to supervisors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Information

  • By Jake on 07-11-14

Plodding long statement of the obvious

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

Reviewed: 09-29-13

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Probably okay for 5th graders learning basic social skills.

What was most disappointing about The Great Courses’s story?

It did not contain any information that didnt seem like the teachers random observations.

How could the performance have been better?

Better subject matter.

9 of 54 people found this review helpful