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  • Always Hungry?

  • Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently
  • By: David Ludwig
  • Narrated by: David Ludwig
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 386

Forget everything you've been taught about dieting. In Always Hungry?, renowned endocrinologist Dr. David Ludwig explains why traditional diets don't work and presents a radical new plan to help you lose weight without hunger, improve your health, and feel great. For over two decades, Dr. Ludwig has been at the forefront of research into weight control. His groundbreaking studies show that overeating doesn't make you fat; the process of getting fat makes you overeat.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book with one horrible and one good narrator

  • By Jayson Elliot on 01-16-16

useful, but repetitive and annoying

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

Reviewed: 03-24-16

The information in this book is really useful, but it is presented in a repetitive and annoying fashion. It seems to me like the author didn't have enough material to fill a whole book, so he just keeps paraphrasing and repeating the same messsage, 'eat more high-quality food until sated, but no more.'. And then there are these testimonials that come on once every sixty seconds or so. They need to be in their own chapter so they can be listen to or skipped entirely. They get to be annoying. Finally, the book comes with a companion PDF file that is 160 pages long. Are you kidding me! The reason I got this audiobook was so I wouldn't have to read it! My advice: check this book out of the library and skim it. You won't miss a thing.

  • Back to Normal

  • Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • By: Enrico Gnaulati
  • Narrated by: Matthew Kugler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

A veteran clinical psychologist exposes why doctors, teachers, and parents incorrectly diagnose healthy American children with serious psychiatric conditions. In recent years there has been an alarming rise in the number of American children and youth assigned a mental health diagnosis. Current data from the Centers for Disease Control reveal a 41 percent increase in rates of ADHD diagnoses over the past decade and a forty-fold spike in bipolar disorder diagnoses. Similarly, diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder has increased by 78 percent since 2002.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • surprisingly useful and specific

  • By SaturdayDad on 03-07-14

surprisingly useful and specific

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

Reviewed: 03-07-14

My expectation for this book was that it was going to be filled with generalities about how kids in our times are being overdiagnosed with a variety of psychological disorders. And the introduction of this book does indeed feel that way. But what was surprising, was the number of specific cases that Dr. Gnaulati discusses in his book. In chapter 8 he discusses a boy whom he called William, and who had been classified with Autism. Dr. Gnaulati convincingly explains the difference between a clinical case of Autism and a introverted, assertive, smart boy which is what William turns out to be. By grounding his explanation in a specific experience, he puts us inside his mind and teaches how to think about these issues.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy

  • By: Greg Dean
  • Narrated by: Greg Dean
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy, written by Greg Dean, is a comprehensive guide for people who are funny, want to be funnier, or have dreams of being a stand-up comedian. This first-of-its-kind audiobook demystifies the craft of comedy by breaking it down to the fundamental skills used by professional funny people. Dean lays out these skills in simple-to-understand lessons that are easy to practice and master.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Advice, Horrendous Delivery. Read it instead

  • By Scott on 02-01-12

Great first third, repetitive after that

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

Reviewed: 07-30-13

I really enjoyed listening to the first third of the book where the author explains his technique for how to create jokes. His system seems sound, and it is worth getting the book for just this part. The rest of the book gets a little repetitive.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Codex

  • By: Douglas Preston
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 233

"Greetings from the dead," declares Maxwell Broadbent on the videotape he left behind after his mysterious disappearance. A notorious treasure hunter and tomb raider, Broadbent accumulated over half a billion dollars' worth of priceless art, gems, and artifacts before vanishing, along with his entire collection, from his mansion in New Mexico.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I thouroughly enjoyed it !!

  • By Tom J. on 03-08-04

Cartoonish, but a good listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-05

This book is Indiana Jones meets Days of our Lives. It's full of drama and characters that are easy to like and dislike. The beginning takes a short bit to get going (because the writer introduces many characters), but once it does, it's smooth sailing. The story had three plot twists that surprised me. I liked that. The narrator does a good job of making the characters sound distinct, which helped me keep track of who was saying what. The archeology is mostly fantasy, so don't expect to believe everything said about the Maya. Do expect, however, to be entertained.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful