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  • Keto-Adapted

  • By: Maria Emmerich
  • Narrated by: Satauna Howery
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

People mistakenly think that they need to eat less and exercise more to create a calorie deficit in order to lose weight. This is not how diet and exercise helps with weight loss. A well-formulated keto-adapted diet along with proper exercise builds muscle and muscle builds mitochondria. It is in the mitochondria where fat is oxidized so you can keep your cells and liver insulin sensitized. Weight loss and health is about healthy mitochondria and about controlling hormones and specifically insulin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good resource of practical nutritional solutions

  • By Diana on 01-07-16

Nothing new here...

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-16

If you follow this subject, you'll know that this is a rehash of work already done. "Why We Get Fat", "Bulletproof Diet" and all of Taubes' work already walked this trail, and walked it without the frequent "I love me" escapades this author indulges in. The narrator reads this like she's reading a Dr. Suess book to a 3 year-old. Not great, overall.

  • The Bulletproof Diet

  • Lose Up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Your Energy and Focus, and Upgrade Your Life
  • By: Dave Asprey
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,986
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,683

TheBulletproof Diet will change what you think you know about weight loss and wellness. You will skip breakfast, stop counting calories, eat a high-fat diet, work out and sleepless, and handle stress with ease. By ditching traditional "diet" thinking, Asprey has maintained a 100-pound weight loss, increased his IQ, and reached a level of health that seemed unattainable. His 40s are truly better than his 20s, and The Bulletproof Diet brings his best hacks to the masses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Having the physical book may be better than audio

  • By Victoria Seebeck on 02-13-15

Not much new here...

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

Reviewed: 11-16-16

Good info for anyone who has not done the research themselves. Several concepts (eating more healthy fats, intermittent fasting, etc.) are covered in several other volumes. Still, good info!

  • Teacher Man

  • By: Frank McCourt
  • Narrated by: Frank McCourt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569

Now here at last, is McCourt's long-awaited audiobook about how his thirty-year teaching career shaped his second act as a writer. Teacher Man is also an urgent tribute to teachers everywhere. In bold and spirited prose featuring his irreverent wit and heartbreaking honesty, McCourt records the trials, triumphs, and surprises he faces in public high schools around New York City.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, quick, well done!

  • By Mark on 01-09-06

New perspective...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-16

To all of my many teachers...thank you. And thanks to Mr. McCourt for giving me a new appreciation for teachers everywhere. Wonderful, quirky story.

  • 'Tis

  • By: Frank McCourt
  • Narrated by: Frank McCourt
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210

Listen as Frank tells in his own inimitable voice his story of how at the age of 19 he traveled from Limerick to New York in pursuit of the American dream. Despite the abundance of unsolicited advice he gets to "join the cops" and "stick to his own kind", Frank knows that he should educate himself and somehow rise above his circumstances.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvelous

  • By Tony on 02-05-06

Powerful...

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-16

What we have grown to expect from Mr. McCourt. Fantastic. And so...human. Thank you Sir...

  • Angela's Ashes

  • By: Frank McCourt, Jeannette Walls - introduction
  • Narrated by: Frank McCourt, Jeannette Walls - introduction
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,215

Why we think it’s a great listen: There’s no gentle way to put this – Frank McCourt’s performance of Angela’s Ashes is just better than the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Frank McCourt shares his sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story of growing up poor, Irish, and Catholic in the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic book *and* a classic audiobook

  • By Karen on 01-30-03

To be expected...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-16

As with all his stories, Mr. McCourt has written another masterpiece with Angela's Ashes. Nothing more to say...except "read it"!

  • Why We Get Fat

  • And What to Do About It
  • By: Gary Taubes
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,587

Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what's making us fat - and how we can change - in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes' crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opening, life changing book!

  • By Marsha on 02-03-11

OUTSTANDING...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-16

Any additional comments?

This is a great book for all of us who have ever struggled with weight and health, and debunks many of the wackadoodle food advice the Federal Government rams down our throats. Strong scientifically, yet easy to read and assimilate, this is a great book. Strongly recommend this one.

  • Too Much of a Good Thing

  • How Four Key Survival Traits Are Now Killing Us
  • By: Lee Goldman
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Over the past 200 years, human life expectancy has approximately doubled. Yet we face soaring worldwide rates of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, mental illness, heart disease, and stroke. In his fascinating new book, Dr. Lee Goldman presents a radical explanation: The key protective traits that once ensured our species' survival are now the leading global causes of illness and death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great "awareness"

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-01-16

Great "awareness"

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

Reviewed: 04-01-16

Any additional comments?

For a layman like me, this book was a "hard read" at times, but in fairness, it was a wonderful education on the human animal.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Talking to Crazy

  • How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life
  • By: Mark Goulston MD
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830

Let's face it: We all know people who are irrational. No matter how hard you try to reason with them, it never works. So what's the solution? How do you talk to someone who's out of control? What can you do with a boss who bullies, a spouse who yells, or a friend who frequently bursts into tears? In his book Just Listen, Mark Goulston shared his best-selling formula for getting through to the resistant people in your life. Now he brings his communication magic to the most difficult group of all - the downright irrational.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ready for my Crazies

  • By Cecilia on 11-01-15

NOW I understand...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-16

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Dr. Goulston, you are a genius! This book will show you why you've had trouble communicating with "some folks"...and how to be more successful in the future. Well played, Dr. Well played!

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Achievement Habit

  • Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life
  • By: Bernard Roth
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473

Based on a legendary course Roth has taught at Stanford University for several decades, The Achievement Habit employs the remarkable insights that stem from design thinking to help us realize the power we all have within to change our lives for the better. By ridding ourselves of issues that stand in the way of reaching our full potential, we gain the confidence finally to do things we've always wanted to do.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I should have known better...

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-26-15

I should have known better...

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

Reviewed: 11-26-15

Any additional comments?

As old as I am, I still sometimes fail to listen to that small voice in my head that screams, "Don't Do It!!!" This was just such a case. I read the reviews for Dr. Roth's book. They were generally positive and some were even enthusiastic. But I came across one well-written review (and I am sorry that I don't have his name to give you as a reference) that really caught my eye. It was spot on. And like the stubborn person I am, I bought Dr. Roth's book anyway. And...I regret it!

I can save you a lot of time by giving you the two major themes of the book...

1. "Doing something is better than not doing something."
2. "I love my platitudes and bumper sticker folksy adages, so here are 12 chapters full of them"

The book fails to meet the lofty expectations generated by that great title. In fact, this book fails to meet any expectations at all. It is a series of random stores and anecdotes. It is Dr. Roth's "I love me...you will too" recitation of many experiences he has had and his observations on life based on his interaction with college students spanning 50 years. Wonderful! This is your life, Dr. Roth! Hardly a roadmap to developing "The Achievement Habit".

As I said, I sometimes don't remember to follow my own instincts. This book was just a series of platitudes so I'll give you one I learned a long time ago that's truly applicable here:
"Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach". I should have remembered this one...

91 of 96 people found this review helpful

  • Not Quite Dead Enough

  • By: Rex Stout
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

World War II has arrived, and U.S. Army intelligence wants Nero Wolfe urgently. But the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth refuses the call to duty. It takes his perambulatory, confidential assistant, Archie Goodwin, to titillate Wolfe's taste for crime with two malevolent morsels: a corpse that won't rest in peace and a sinister "accident" involving national security. So as Goodwin lays the bait on the wrong side of the law, Wolfe sets the traps to catch a pair of wily killers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Odd and Just OK, but a Must Read for Wolfe Buffs

  • By Michael on 07-10-14

War Time Nero!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-15

Any additional comments?

As I see Nero Wolfe in my mind's eye, I never picture him jogging on the piers of NY, readying himself to go "kill some Germans". This story is quirky, to say the least. But it is also vintage Nero Wolfe and a great snapshot of wartime America in WWII.