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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212,375
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198,297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197,884

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Video games? A whole new world.

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

I'm 66 years old. The first video game I played was Pong. It was fascinating but I was too busy to play much. My kids began playing with Nintendo. They became addicted quickly. I did not see it coming but video gaming has become an obsession. This book is an encyclopedia of video games plus a love story. I should not have been surprised that a book about video games could be so good.

  • Wheat Belly

  • Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
  • By: William Davis MD
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,609
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,096
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,065

Since the introduction of dietary guidelines calling for reduced fat intake in the 1970s, a strange phenomenon has occurred: Americans have steadily, inexorably become heavier, less healthy, and more prone to diabetes than ever before. After putting more than two thousand of his at-risk patients on a wheat-free regimen and seeing extraordinary results, cardiologist William Davis has come to the disturbing conclusion that it is not fat, not sugar, not our sedentary lifestyle that is causing America’s obesity epidemic—it is wheat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The program works, but the listen is technical

  • By Stacey Crummie on 11-30-11

CAUTION: for the health conscious only

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

Reviewed: 07-11-12

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

Yes, but only those who have an open mind to change. This book goes against conventional wisdom but can save your life.

Have you listened to any of Tom Weiner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

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

I had an extreme reaction. My glycemic index dropped by 40 points and I lost 20 lbs in one month.

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