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Do you want to lose fat, double testosterone, get the perfect posterior or give your partner a fifteen-minute female orgasm? Whatever your physical goal, The 4-Hour Body eclipses every other health manual by sharing the best kept secrets in the latest science and research to provide new strategies for redesigning the human body. And you don't need to exhaust yourself. International bestselling author, Timothy Ferriss, helps you reach your true genetic potential in 3-6 months with a commitment of less than four hours per week. You can pick and choose from a menu of options, from simple to extreme, for dramatic body changes. Based on over 15 years of research, The 4-Hour Body will give unbelievable results and change the way you look forever.

Includes a PDF of workout regimes, case studies and nutritional advice to get you started. Do you want to lose fat, double testosterone, get the perfect posterior or give your partner a fifteen-minute female orgasm? Whatever your physical goal, The 4-Hour Body eclipses every other health manual by sharing the best kept secrets in the latest science and research to provide new strategies for redesigning the human body. And you don't need to exhaust yourself. International bestselling author, Timothy Ferriss, helps you reach your true genetic potential in 3-6 months with a commitment of less than four hours per week. You can pick and choose from a menu of options, from simple to extreme, for dramatic body changes.

Based on over 15 years of research, The 4-Hour Body will give unbelievable results and change the way you look forever. Includes a PDF of workout regimes, case studies and nutritional advice to get you started.

©2011 Timothy Ferris (P)2011 Random House AudioBooks

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  • Wayne
  • Roodepoort, South Africa
  • 01-02-12

Advice worth listening too!

Where does The 4 Hour Body rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best I have heard, short and entertaining!!

What other book might you compare The 4 Hour Body to and why?

none similar

What does Zach McLarty bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A pleasant voice, well chosen for this audio book

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, I did it in one sitting and then revisited a lot of sections

Any additional comments?

Tim Ferriss is exceptional and unique.... he tests EVERYTHING in life. Advice from someone who actually tests, perfects and wears the T-shirt. Certainly invest in this book now!

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Diet or drug plan!?

After listening to this book I feel like if I were to follow it to the letter I would end up taking more pills than eating food! Not a big drug taker so not particularly impressed.

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Not so easy to digest as audiobook

Note: this review is mainly on the experience of listening to 4HB as an audiobook.

I tried this because I listened to - and really enjoyed - The 4-Hour Workweek as an audiobook. This one doesn't work quite as well in audiobook format because there are more portions of the book that require following Tim Ferriss' many "recipes," taking in scientific terms, drug names, foods that may be obscure to some listeners, and so on. I'll definitely be listening again.

A more general observation: I suspect readers will also be very selective with which aspects of the content of the 4HB they choose to try out - certain parts are definitely for real experimenters (like Ferriss himself), whereas much of the 4HWW seemed quite readily applicable to most people willing to buy into the book's main concepts.

Overall, all of Tim Ferriss' books are probably most effectively approached in book form, where his lists of data, links and formulas for "lifestyle design" can be read and digested in your own time. If you have the time, that is. I don't get through books particularly quickly, and so I've still really enjoyed getting through the concepts via these audiobooks.

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  • AnRb
  • Seattle,WA USA
  • 03-25-15

Motivational

A good 4 hr listen. Some great tips to live a better life. I would definitely recommend this to friends.

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  • Jen
  • 10-17-12

Listen to a sample 1st

I am so sorry that I feel the strong urge to write this review feeling the way I do about The 4-Hour Body.

I believe if you cant say something positive then you should probably stay quiet but I really hated this audio book. Tim's regime was recommended by a friend and not having the time to read the book I thought an audio version would be just the thing. But right from the start I found it irritating and the narrator's tone highly annoying. It just wound me up the wrong way. The constant use of meaningless acronyms, CUOMA, was just confusing and ridiculous.

Actually as I write this I have thought of 1 positive thing to say about this book I found it so annoying that the nettles I was clearing whilst listening to it didn't stand a chance. So, if you are considering buying the audio version of the book and can listen to the sample without getting annoyed then maybe you will enjoy this book. Just remember to have your Acronym head on whilst listening otherwise you will get totally confused.

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  • Adib
  • 08-06-16

Buy the book not the audio

Too much info for an audio book. It's a reference book you want to keep coming back to.

I bought the physical book because it's excellent but I wouldn't recommend the audio

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  • Arun
  • 03-23-15

Very good as last book

Too many acronyms almost renders audio book useless but stick with it, worth it!! Recommended listen and I think it's probably worth getting on Kindle as a reread.

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  • Kerry
  • 07-04-17

Exceptional information!

Every time I listen to it I get something new. I've followed the nutritional wisdom and slow carb diet here for just over a month and lost 12% body fat, 1 stone in weight and 4" off my waist!! I'm not stopping, either, I feel super sexy and the healthiest I've been in decades! 😁

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  • Varzoth
  • 03-03-17

Impossible to follow and probably dangerous.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The book covers too many bizarre ideas with little or no scientific backing (admitted by the author). I would prefer science to pseudoscience.

Which character – as performed by Zach McLarty – was your favourite?

No characters, but the voice acting was well done.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

The book starts well but devolves quickly into the strange and unusual, promoting many different drugs and supplements and other potentially dangerous practices. Do not recommend.

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  • Yen Nguyen
  • 12-15-16

Brilliant content. Perhaps better in word form

Extremely well researched and innovative in thinking, Tim Ferriss delivers another useful tome. As an audio book, it's been useful to have on my cycling commute to work however some of the details, like diet and exercise plan, seems a better fit for ebook or actual book format, as it can be a bit hard to grasp just hearing it.

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  • A Valentine
  • 09-25-16

Worth a listen

Because this is a short listen it's definitely worth it, very humorous in places, slightly technical in other but I will try a few of his tips immediately.

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  • Richelle Arundel
  • 09-14-16

inspiring book - bit too meat focused

I resisted this book after reading some reviews then listened to a speech and decided to give it a try. some great information and ideas though as a vegetarian a lot of the diet is very meat based and I am not keen on cold showers and ice baths. I was also not keen on some of his heavy suplimenting regimes. I am inspired enough to buy the book as I think I need to study some of this in more detail. The ideas to improve sex life definately will be getting more study😀

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  • Rhys
  • 08-23-16

Awesome

Great book with so many useful hints and tips for any weight loss or training program.

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  • iain hunter
  • 02-12-16

Solid, Not Surprising

Didn't learn much that's outside of fairly mainstream fitness/ health ideas here. What I did learn was often so obscure/ complex to implement that I don't think it's practical advice for most people to follow. With that said, still enjoy Ferris from a 'concepts' perspective (e.g. Pareto's principle and its application).

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  • Steve
  • 08-22-15

buy the hard copy book

a good companion to the hard copy but very hard to follow if just a stand alone audiobook

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-17

An absolute disappointment

This is such a technical and jargon ridden book and just awful to listen to. There are way too many acronyms and measurements having the promised downloadable support material may have helped to understand. But where is it? It is a waste of time and money. I’d like to get a refund please?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-15-17

True knowledge

Excellent recommendations for eating plans and programs. Can not wait to see results. Also sex may get very interesting

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-05-17

Not a bad book

it was a bit boring in parts but ivwill give some of the new ideas a go.

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  • Greg0NZ
  • 08-16-17

Tim Ferris is a genius.

This is a must "do" life hack book. I've read twice the hard copy and also listened to this audio book. I've applied most of the protocols regarding body composition and can say they work perfectly.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-07-17

Great read well worth it.

Great book on the whole. I got a bit lost towards the end. But has been very beneficial.
Cheers.

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  • dan
  • 04-29-17

Don't waste your money

What disappointed you about The 4-Hour Body?

Outdated diet advice questionable training protocols I doubt this would work for many peolpe. Refers to written material not provided. Not very inspiring Tim rates himself gets boring after a while.

Would you ever listen to anything by Tim Ferriss again?

Probably not

What didn’t you like about Zach McLarty’s performance?

Zach was all good

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment

Any additional comments?

The reputation of this book far out ways it's content

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  • Shaan
  • 12-15-16

Get the book

I found it Hard to listen to, as I got Lost in science and numbers which made my eyes roll backwards. I love Tim's work it's a great book to read though unfortunately I don't think that this done the book justice.

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  • David G Francis
  • 05-11-16

Potentially life changing aha moment.

Very interesting and motivating. Common sense with scientific theory leads to a hugely motivating listen. Can't wait to apply these techniques and principals in my own journey towards fat loss, muscle development and career change.

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  • Doug
  • 03-20-16

This book is absolutely amazing!

What made the experience of listening to The 4-Hour Body the most enjoyable?

The complexity of the knowledge and how fresh the topics were made within it. Very informative!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The 4-Hour Body?

The most memorable was the chapter on sex. I won't spoil it all I can say is read it (cheeky grin!!!!)

Which scene did you most enjoy?

It was all enjoyable from start to finish, never dull.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes it was! Twice in fact to cover the more nitty gritty details such as statistics.

Any additional comments?

Next book Tim Ferriss writes, use his voice! he has a great voice and is nothing short of enthusiastic.