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Publisher's Summary

Mark Sisson's 2009 release of The Primal Blueprint was the catalyst for the primal/paleo/ancestral health movement to gain mainstream awareness and acceptance. Both the hardcover and paperback editions enjoyed a seven-year run at the top of the primal/paleo charts and selling hundreds of thousands of copies. Sisson, publisher of the acclaimed MarksDailyApple.com, the acclaimed and most-visited primal/paleo blog, has spent the past six years diligently researching and evaluating recent the most up-to-date science and reflecting on thousands of users' experiences going primal. The second edition of The New Primal Blueprint offers a comprehensively revised, expanded, and updated message from the original runaway best-seller.

The New Primal Blueprint serves as the ultimate road map for anyone wishing to make the shift from flawed conventional wisdom about diet and exercise to a healthy, happy empowering lifestyle patterned after the evolutionary-tested behaviors of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. The book details the 10 immutable Primal Blueprint lifestyle laws that enable empower you to reprogram your genes to direct in the direction of weight loss, health, and longevity.

©2016 Mark Sisson (P)2016 Mark Sisson

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Performance is ruining excellent info

I'm a big fan of Sisson. He knows his stuff and he updates info as he learns more. My problem is with the performance. It's honestly TERRIBLE!

I've done this type of work. It's tough to do. Mr Kearns hasn't done his homework. He adds odd pauses, gets hung up mid-sentence, incorrectly pronounces common words, and- worst of all- adds an annoying chuckle to his voice at completely inappropriate times.

Mark Sisson's work deserves a much better presentation. I'm profoundly disappointed! Is Brad Kearns a friend of a friend at Primal, perhaps? I just can't understand how he was given this work.

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Make 'and' now back to the text' a drinking game

I am shocked that this version was ever published. I have never witnessed so many complete distractions from the text from the reader's own commentary. The only time that is appropriate is when the author is the reader. you have to listen incredibly closely to ensure that you're getting what the author intended versus the reader's own commentary

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Good content, very irritating narration

This is the first book I've listened to on Audible that I wished I had just purchased in hard copy instead. The narrator adds his own content, opinions and emphasis instead of just reading the book. It sounds more like a podcast than an audiobook.

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Mixed impressions

Loved the material. The narrator was sometimes annoying with his side comments. Overall worth the listen.

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I Love It

A very educational, including the occasional commentary from the narrator, "...and back to the book..."

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great book, sound advice!

I follow most of the rules and I feel great! better than losing weight is the mental clarity that comes with following the diet. even if I didn't lose weight I'd still adhere to the diet for how it makes me feel

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At first....

So at first the editorial comments the narrator threw in bugged me. Then, he states later in the book that the narrator is also a co-author. This made his comments make more sense to me and not just some narrator throwing in his two cents. Very informative book and easy to follow.

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Worst. Reader. EVER!

I have been saving this book for a long road trip and couldn't wait to listen. Once I was on the road, I started listening to it. I don't know who this reader is, but he completely ruined the book for me. He sounds like a middle school drama student. More shocking is how he frequently pronounces the most simple words. Moreover, why the heck should I care about this readers opinion on anything? It's condescending for him to editorialize dozens of times throughout the book. HOW did Mark Sisson allow this to happen? I want to read the hardcover and return this version if I can. SHAME on whomever allowed this ridiculous narration to occur. Listeners, be warned that this is the most irritating audio book I've ever listened to.

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Extremely Important Reading

Of all the health and diet books I've read, this one makes the most logical sense. It's simply presented, with a no-nonsense "this is the way things are" demeanor. I can't speak for anyone else, but for me this was a paradigm shifting volume. If you want to live a healthy, long, fit life, you better read this book, because it's going to provide you with a way to TRULY have a high quality of life. You owe it to yourself to do something about your diet and live a healthier, happier life. Please get this book.

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Worth it

Greatly informative. Enjoyed the additional content. Have already highly recommended. I disagree with the theory of evolution, but I do believe this is the way our bodies were designed to operate.

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  • davie
  • 04-21-17

Incredible

Amazing information, brilliantly narrated.

Maybe my best audio/health book to date.

You won't regret it!

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  • Alec
  • 02-01-18

Great listen, worth getting!

Someone said they found the readers little deviations from the printed text with his own additional information to be distracting or annoying or something. However, he is clearly knowledgeable and we found it enhanced the experience as well as at times being quite amusing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-27-17

Brilliant information, poor narration

As a previous commenter remarked on, the narration is frustrating. Mumbling, stumbling and basic reading errors take the emphasis off the information which as always is fantastic. I have enjoyed all the Primal Blueprint series, text and audio, but this is a disappointment.

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  • Peter
  • 09-03-17

Great book

Great book, full of useful information. I find this reader frustrating to listen to though.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-25-17

very interesting

very good, interesting, insightful, useful, I recommend it to those who wish to lose weight and get fit

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  • Raoul Duke
  • 08-03-17

it really works

excellent companion to the original book. if you are looking for an easy and enjoyable way to lose weight, get back to full health and get seriously fit as well as look good naked this is it

it really works

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  • N. Stothert
  • 04-29-18

Excellent source for primal living

Well written and delivered, highly recommended as a introduction to a primal lifestyle, already having positive personal results.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-15-17

Change your diet, change your life.

Really enjoyed the book. I’ve implemented Mark’s strategies and life’s good. Took about 4 weeks to adapt but now it’s like I’m a different person. Would prefer to listen to Mark speak than this bloke though. IMO.