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  • The Complete Guide to Fasting

  • Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting
  • By: Jimmy Moore, Dr. Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Moore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,229

Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven't thought about - yet it could be revolutionary for taking health to the next level. This ancient secret is fasting.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Optional headline??? Guess again. :(

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-08-17

first 36-hour fast a piece of cake, ha ha

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

Loved this book, especially the focus on overcoming the mental hurdles of fasting. I've done juice fasts (5 days) and water fasts (1 day) in the past, but they were always difficult, anxiety-provoking, and decreased my ability to work and socialize.

The authors' message really broke through a mental barrier for me: Don't make fasting a big deal, just do it, and if you feel bad, stop the fast.

Wow. I'd always thought the secret was being super committed and roughing it. But when I took a lighthearted approach and just stayed curious instead of committed, I easily fasted 36 hours. I could have gone longer and will next time. On a related note, in "The Keto Reset" (which I just reviewed) the authors suggest carrying around a bottle of water with simple carbs during fasted workouts just to give you a sense of ease. You're not supposed to drink it of course. It's just a precaution and drives home the same message: You can stop whenever you want, and it's not supposed to be painful.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664

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
  • FIND YOUR PDF!

  • By Britt on 02-07-18

clear, funny, smart, instructive, and motivating

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

Woah, I loved this audiobook. It's probably the best "delivery" of a health book I've ever listened to. The narration is fantastic and funny, the book is laid out well, and I found myself completely convinced by every point that was made. I've read a half dozen other books on keto, so a lot of the information wasn't new, but some of it was.

I was particularly impressed by the 21-day metabolism reset that the authors recommend BEFORE starting keto. I didn't succeed at keto until my 3rd attempt, and the reason is that the 3rd time I eased in gradually, first cutting carbs most of the way, waiting 3 weeks, then reducing carbs some more as well as protein. If I'd listened to this book earlier, my first attempt would have been successful.

At the end of Part II, there's a really helpful quiz to assess whether you're fat adapted enough to start keto ratios. I typed out the quiz and printed it out because I think it's a really useful guide to return to every month or so. It asks about hunger, energy, mood, sleep, ability to skip meals, and of course consumption of sugar and starch.

The research on keto & athletics was fascinating and has motivated me to exercise in a fasted state.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Creating Your Heart's Desire

  • Principles for Living the Life You Really Want
  • By: Sonia Choquette
  • Narrated by: Sonia Choquette
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

What is your heart crying out for? What has been holding you back from living your dreams? There is a song deep inside you waiting to be sung. When you sing it out, you will invite a waiting partner - the Universe - to join you in completing the melody of your life's destiny and purpose. You can fulfill your deepest wishes and hopes. You can be the designer of your own glorious future. The whole world is ready and waiting to support your desires!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent for Manifesting

  • By teal on 08-25-16

Want to listen to it again immediately

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

Any additional comments?

I've had really good luck with audiobooks the past year. I've been all about AB's since 2002, so my standards are high. I listen to a few each month. Anyway, this was one of the best of the past 12 months. As many people say, she knows what she's talking about. She never sounds like she's reading off a list of Law of Attraction truths. I'm so sick of hearing LOA authors say the same. old. stuff. But Sonia learned the principles before LOA was a huge commercial market, and she learned them as a child. Her perspective is astute and her words are precise.

The principles are ordered in a specific way. This isn't just a compilation of "top tips". She knows what builds on top of what. And it comes with a pdf, but I've only gone through half of that so far.

As soon as I finished, I went back to re-listen, because I think I'm stuck at one of the earliest principles. But her stories kind of got in the way. They were awesome to listen to the first time around, but I don't want to hear those parts again right now, I want to key in on the parts where she describes and summarizes and instructs.

So, if there was one thing to make this better, it would be shorter chapters to give more flexibility. Not a reason to remove a star.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Thank & Grow Rich

  • A 30-Day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy
  • By: Pam Grout
  • Narrated by: Pam Grout
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530

Thank & Grow Rich is for anyone interested in hooking up with the magnanimous energy field of the cosmos. Author Pam Grout, who likes to call herself the Warren Buffet of Happiness, says it all starts with getting on the frequency of joy and gratitude. Thanking (rather than thinking) puts us on an energetic frequency - a vibration - that calls in miracles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IT IS OKAY!!!

  • By Amanda Smith on 10-20-16

entertaining, cheery

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

Any additional comments?

Delightful to listen to, elevated my mood, but one month later, I can't say it made a lasting impression. Maybe it reinforced my conviction to focus on the positive and to lighten up. I'm glad I purchased it.

  • The Enchanted Love Workshop

  • Building the Inner Temple of the Sacred and the Romantic
  • By: Marianne Williamson
  • Narrated by: Marianne Williamson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 151

On February 17-19, 2012, Marianne Williamson taught an intensive workshop on romantic relationships in Los Angeles, California. The workshop was valuable for women and men, singles and couples, gays and straights. Whether you're looking to attract a relationship or seeking to deepen one that you're already in, this audio workshop will provide you with valuable spiritual, psychological, and emotional insight into the nature and practice of true love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spiritual Learning

  • By Lisa K. Smith on 07-15-16

Loved Marianne... Too much audience input

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This was great. Her recent books and talks organized around tangible theme (money, weight) have been phenomenal, and this is among them. I loved the first half of this. Actually, I loved the first 2/3. I got bored after about an hour of hearing from the audience. The audience's questions seemed to drag the discussion down to a lower level. But it was helpful to hear from some of them to see how the principles apply to a range of people. I love that Marianne continues to grow and evolve and to become an increasingly fantastic female role model. She could choose to ride on her earlier successes and not change a thing, but she does change, which is the hallmark of an exceptional teacher and spiritual practitioner.

  • Claim Your Power

  • A 40-Day Journey to Dissolve the Hidden Blocks That Keep You Stuck and Finally Thrive in Your Life's Unique Purpose
  • By: Mastin Kipp
  • Narrated by: Mastin Kipp
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

Join best-selling author and Functional Life Coach Mastin Kipp as he guides you on a 40-day journey, inspired by Joseph Campbell's model of the hero's journey, to identify and dissolve whatever's holding you back, break free from trauma and victimhood, and transform your life. Not only will you change your life for the better, but, in doing so, you'll improve the lives of the people you love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoy Kipp's Sincerity

  • By Talia on 02-04-18

Enjoy Kipp's Sincerity

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

What did you love best about Claim Your Power?

I agree with most of what he says, such as the importance of taking daily action and how important it is to have a success relapse plan (I tell this to my clients all the time but they don't want to face the reality that backsliding will occur). Most of the book contained things I'd heard from other sources, so I tuned a lot of it out. I did have one "ah ha" experience that helped me identify a reason I'm stuck in an area of my life.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Secrets to Manifesting Your Destiny

  • By: Wayne W. Dyer
  • Narrated by: Wayne W. Dyer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 286

Can you imagine being able to manifest everything you want in life? You can make problems go away and bring every joy and reward your heart's desires into your life. What most of us are taught to believe about reality conflicts with this idea. And yet everyone has this ability within himself or herself. The capacity to manifest is more than a power within you. It is the power of life itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen

  • By Brendan Carl Clarke on 01-05-15

Probably his most humble/sincere recording.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I've listened to about 15 WD audiobooks, and this isn't all that new, and it isn't my favorite, but his attitude is somehow different in this particular recording. He was apparently spending a lot of time with A Course in Miracles during this era of his life, and he has a humility that a lot of his other books lack. It also means it isn't quite as funny as some of his others, and maybe not as inspirational in terms of making we want to jump up and go do things, but it's serene and I enjoyed it.

  • Mini Habits for Weight Loss

  • Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering.
  • By: Stephen Guise
  • Narrated by: Daniel Penz
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

You will never diet again. Say goodbye to calorie counting, restrictive food bans, or other forced behaviors. In Mini Habits for Weight Loss, you will learn how to lose weight naturally in the precise way your body and brain are meant to change.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Skip the first half!

  • By Cecil on 06-02-17

Great advice, especially for young, active men

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I absolutely adore this author's perspectives on behavioral change. I have a PhD in social psychology with an emphasis in behavioral health, and his mini habits approach is exactly the way to make conscious changes. Almost every habit I've mastered, from cleaning my house to drinking water to meditating to writing a dissertation, was achieved because I was able to commit to tiny, daily behaviors. His book is very well written, documented, and narrated.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The drawback of the book is his insistence that weight loss can result from increasing servings of whole foods. He convincingly explains that if you're going to eat a big burger or doughnut, it's better to first eat a fruit, vegetable, or egg. I agree that it's much, much better to focus on what TO DO to lose weight rather than what NOT to do. If we focus on NOT eating, we obsess, and we're not building new, constructive habits.However, he is too dismissive of calories. Young, active men or highly athletic women can fill themselves up on whole foods, be satisfied, and accrue a caloric deficit. Older, smaller, and more female people can easily gain weight eating moderate portions of fruits, nuts and avocados. An active, 30-year-old male who is 6 feet tall can lose a pound a week eating THREE THOUSAND calories a day. An inactive 50 year old woman who is 5-foot-2 would need to cut her calories to TWELVE HUNDRED calories a day to lose a pound per week. Huge difference. If she eats 1 avocado, that's 25% of her daily caloric allotment.

Any additional comments?

Through my research and work, I've noticed that the biggest problem for most women is nervous snacking throughout the day. Men are more likely to eat unhealthy foods in unhealthy quantities. Women are more likely to nibble nervously on snacks every hour or two, usually fruits, dried fruits, boba drinks, sweet coffee drinks, and nutrition bars. Some of those foods are technically whole foods, but they result in weight gain for people with slower metabolisms and smaller bodies. To his credit, he never says listeners are required to follow a whole foods diet to apply his other principles. He recommends other behavioral additions, such as drinking water with meals, chewing more thoroughly at meals, and increasing activity. I'd love to hear more tips from him on how people can build habits of not eating between meals. For instance, aiming for certain times of the day when food is off limits and slowly building up mini-fasts throughout the day.

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  • How to Get and Stay Motivated

  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285

Want a blast of motivation to start your day strong? This audiobook offers over two hours of motivational tips broken down into quick, memorable 1-4 minute segments bound to set your head in a new direction. You'll get 100 nuggets of Grant Cardone motivational mojo as he inspires you to shoot for the extraordinary and never ever settle. With over 100 ways to stay motivated delivered to you by the dynamic Grant Cardone, you'll blast through any barriers and achieve your dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10X Grant Delivers the Excellence Again!

  • By Coach Rykbos on 05-13-17

Wasn't for me - advice didn't translate to action

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

What do you think your next listen will be?

More Brian Tracy, Rory Vaden, or Greg McKeown

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The author's passion came through. I admired his audio recording abilities - I record audio for a living, and I know how hard it is to make them engaging. He infuses a lot of life into his voice.

Any additional comments?

He was basically spewing his philosophy without going into depth. I was trying to take notes at first. I got as far as: "lose your friends and get new friends, who are masterminds" - which seemed a little harsh, but I was open to the idea - but then he didn't have advice on how to follow up. He moved onto another topic that was even less defined than that piece of advice. In essence, the purpose of this audiobook (from what I can tell) is to fire people up. It didn't fire me up. But if you like listening to people with intense, borderline-shouting voices who have optimistic messages, it might replace your cup of coffee for that day.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Archangels 101

  • By: Doreen Virtue
  • Narrated by: Doreen Virtue
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

Legions of loving and trustworthy archangels watch over us, and you can develop an even closer relationship with them by learning their names and specialties. In this uplifting nondenominational audio, Doreen Virtue guides you in connecting with her 15 favorite archangels; and you’ll hear true stories from people who received protection, miraculous healings, and amazing guidance from these beloved heavenly beings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love This Book!

  • By Athena on 02-14-13

Not my favorite DV audio, but held my attention

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

Reviewed: 06-23-13

Any additional comments?

I was hoping to get instructions on how to creatively synthesize the various archangels when enlisting their help. Many of them have overlapping functions (protection and health, life purpose and intellect, beauty and nature), and it seems like there would be multiple angels ready to help in various situations but that each one might have a special edge or perspective (more than just a domain of influence). She covered a bit of this - for instance, noting that some angels are more assertive and others prefer that we take the lead... some have a good sense of humor, others are serious... But in all, the audio was a looooong list of archangels (way more than I wanted to hear about) along with their domain, their color/appearance, and some pivotal stories pertaining to each. I was a bit disappointed, but it did hold my attention for the entire 5 hours, so I give it 3/4 stars.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful