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Soren G. Brockdorf

Jacksonville, fl USA
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  • The DNA Restart

  • Unlock Your Personal Genetic Code to Eat for Your Genes, Lose Weight, and Reverse Aging
  • By: Sharon Moalem MD PhD
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

The DNA Restart, by world-renowned neurogeneticist and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Sharon Moalem, walks you through revolutionary steps to a diet and lifestyle perfect for your individual genetic makeup. The DNA Restart plan utilizes decades of in-depth scientific research into genetics, epigenetics, nutrition, and longevity to explain the pivotal role genes play in the journey to ideal weight and health status.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • NO PDF

  • By Soren G. Brockdorf on 09-16-18

NO PDF

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

I can never understand how books like these do not include a pdf with the book. So if you want a list of emulsifiers you have to google it, or listen to the book over and over again and write them all down; what a huge pain when all the author had to do was attach a pdf to the audible.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Living with the Monks

  • By: Jesse Itzler
  • Narrated by: Jesse Itzler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563

Thinking all monasteries were like the ones he saw in the movies, Jesse Itzler arrived at the New Skete religious community in remote Cambridge, New York, with a shaved head and a suitcase filled with bananas. To his surprise, New Skete monks have most of their hair. They're Russian Orthodox, not Buddhist, and they're also world-renowned dog breeders and authors of dog-training books that have sold in the millions. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another amazing book!

  • By sammy on 05-18-18

Jesse is a great narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

I like this book. I liked the other one more. Everything was great, but I felt a little like a reality show. It is suppose to be real life, but you know it is mostly made up for tv. For example, we are to believe he didn't realize it was a dog training facility when his room was 100 yards from the facility? I live 2 miles from a kennel and I know I am near a kennel. But it was good, I am glad I got it, just a couple cheesy parts.

  • The Shredded Chef

  • 120 Recipes for Building Muscle, Getting Lean, and Staying Healthy
  • By: Michael Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeff Justus
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

If you want to build a body you can be proud of without starving or depriving yourself of all the foods you actually like...then you want to listen to this book. What if I told you that just about everything magazines and trainers teach you about dieting is wrong? What if you could build muscle and lose fat eating naughty foods every week? What if you didn't have to suffer through low-carb dieting to get lean? In fact, what if you could eat all the carbs you wanted?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A cookbook in audio format? It works great!

  • By Robert Pruitt on 02-05-17

No pdf

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

Liked the book, but no pdf included gives it a 2 over all. I dont understand why a cookbook would not come with a pdf.

  • Let Your Mind Run

  • A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory
  • By: Deena Kastor, Michelle Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Deena Kastor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 585

Deena Kastor was a star youth runner with tremendous promise, yet her career almost ended after college, when her competitive method - run as hard as possible, for fear of losing - fostered a frustration and negativity and brought her to the brink of burnout. On the verge of quitting, she took a chance and moved to the high altitudes of Alamosa, Colorado, where legendary coach Joe Vigil had started the first professional distance-running team. There she encountered the idea that would transform her running career: the notion that changing her thinking - shaping her mind to be more encouraging, kind, and resilient - could make her faster than she’d ever imagined possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By steve finkelstein on 05-19-18

Book 1

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

What a great book. I still am very interested on why she could not get along with the male runners. Those and so many other questions make it super easy to expect book 2.

  • Run Forever

  • By: Amby Burfoot
  • Narrated by: Chris Ciulla
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Everyone learns how to run at an early age. It's naturally wired into your body. Yet in recent years, running has become complicated by trendy gadgets and doctrine. With a Boston Marathon win and over 100,000 miles run on his resume, Amby Burfoot steers the sport back to its simple roots in Run Forever. From a warm and welcoming perspective, Burfoot provides clear, actionable guidance to runners of every age and ability level.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beginner Book

  • By Soren G. Brockdorf on 07-31-18

Beginner Book

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

This is a great beginner book. Unfortunately, I have no idea how someone of his ability put that FSU created Gatorade? Are you kidding me! Wrong school, wrong city, wrong mascot, WRONG WRONG WRONG, how did this get thru everyone? Amby stated he was even involved with the testing of the creation of the product.
THEN, he said dont listen to music while running. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I only listen to audible while running, I guess I should not of purchased the book--delete.....

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • North

  • By: Scott Jurek, Jenny Jurek
  • Narrated by: Scott Jurek, Jenny Jurek
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105

 Scott Jurek is one of the world's best known and most beloved ultrarunners. Renowned for his remarkable endurance and speed, accomplished on a vegan diet, he's finished first in nearly all of ultrarunning's elite events over the course of his career. But after two decades of racing, training, speaking, and touring, Jurek felt an urgent need to discover something new about himself. He embarked on a wholly unique challenge, one that would force him to grow as a person and as an athlete: breaking the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing journey diminished by off putting profiles

  • By Carl on 06-03-18

Great running book

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

This book has nothing to do with the AT while running the AT. So much in this book you wont expect.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Salt Fix

  • Why Experts Got It All Wrong - and How Eating More Might Save Your Life
  • By: Dr. James J. DiNicolantonio
  • Narrated by: Qarie Marshall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

We all know the dangers of sugar and salt: but the danger attributed to the second white crystal has more to do with getting too little of it, not too much. Too little salt can shift the body into semi-starvation mode, causing insulin resistance, and may even cause twice as much fat to be absorbed for every gram that's consumed. Too little salt in certain populations can also actually increase blood pressure as well as resting heart rate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good history of dietary guidelines for salt.

  • By Maya on 08-16-17

Everyone should read it

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

Everyone should be exposed to the information that is in this book. Whether you agree or disagree, whether it is true or false, the thought process of it should be digested by all.
I believe many of the concepts of the book and was very glad it was written. I only had two issues with the book; one, I felt like it was often a biased commercial for one brand of salt; two, the story about the author in the last chapter about going to the gym seemed a gross exaggeration (after 8 months of no exercise he is able to sprint an entire mile all because of salt--I doubt it, or maybe he does not know the definition of a sprint), and this makes me wonder what else is being exaggerated in the earlier chapters.

  • The Brave Athlete

  • Calm the F--k Down and Rise to the Occasion
  • By: Simon Marshall PhD, Lesley Paterson
  • Narrated by: Simon Marshall, Lesley Paterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

The Brave Athlete solves the 13 most common mental conundrums athletes face in their everyday training and in races. You don't have one brain - you have three; your ancient Chimp brain that keeps you alive, your modern Professor brain that navigates the civilized world, and your Computer brain that accesses your memories and runs your habits (good and bad). They fight for control all the time and that's when bad things happen. What if you could stop the thoughts and feelings you don't want? You can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • F-ing good book

  • By Soren G. Brockdorf on 05-24-18

F-ing good book

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

I normally just click on the stars and do not leave a review. But this book is going down as one of my top ten books of all time to listen to on a run (and I read about 24 sports books a year). Every chapter gets better and better until the best chapter is left for last. This is also one of the only audible books that has a decent pdf that goes with it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Steadfast

  • My Story
  • By: Lizzie Armitstead
  • Narrated by: Lizzie Armitstead, Katy Sobey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

An intense and inspiring story of sporting triumph, from World, Commonwealth and National racing champion and Olympic silver medalist Lizzie Armitstead. On the eve of the 2016 Olympic Games, the biggest moment of her life, Lizzie Armitstead's career was throw n into turmoil. After being cleared to ride the Games at the final hour following a successful court appeal to overturn an alleged missed drugs test, the ensuing leak and backlash threatened to engulf her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great, but slow start

  • By Soren G. Brockdorf on 01-18-18

Great, but slow start

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

Would you listen to Steadfast again? Why?

yes, women in cycling need more support

What was one of the most memorable moments of Steadfast?

account of the rainbow jersey

What about Lizzie Armitstead and Katy Sobey ’s performance did you like?

the whole book was great except the beginning. I don't care about her WADA admin story. I have a job that if I screw up once I loose my license and I am out of a job.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

nothing extreme

Any additional comments?

The beginning is very slow and I had no interest in her WADA stuff, but everything after is great, really great. Katy talks too soft for me to listen to on the bike. I like to listen to these while on the bike, and I kept loosing my place in the story.

  • To the Finish Line

  • A World Champion Triathlete's Guide to Your Perfect Race
  • By: Chrissie Wellington
  • Narrated by: Polly Lee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

With close to two million core participants, triathlons of various distances and challenges are attracting more participants than ever before. In To the Finish Line, one of the sports' greatest legends brings triathlon to life, with guidance for newbies or experienced athletes to achieve their best triathlons - no matter their ability. Filled with training tips, practical advice, and inside information from a champion, triathletes of all levels can benefit from Wellington's experience and insight. Her book will guide listeners on their own journeys.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Full of Fundamental Cliches

  • By ARubens on 01-25-18

Great First Tri Book

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

Reviewed: 12-31-17

Where does To the Finish Line rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Her first book is amazing, this book really is for the brand new tri reader.

What did you like best about this story?

She tickles me with her silly sense of humor.

What three words best describe Polly Lee’s performance?

I don't have three words, she is good but voice is to soft to listen to on the bike.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Any additional comments?

I think this book is 5 stars for the new tri person. Her first book is way better for everyone else. Performance was goo, just too delicate for me to concentrate on while biking.