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Publisher's Summary

With so much conflicting weight-loss advice out there to confuse your efforts, it’s no wonder you haven’t been successful losing weight and keeping it off. But with Bob Harper, superstar trainer and co-host of NBC’s hit show The Biggest Loser as your personal authority and coach, you can and will finally shed the pounds—whether you want to lose two or two hundred!

Distilling Bob’s vast knowledge of nutrition, weight-loss strategy, and human nature down to 20 simple, nonnegotiable principles, The Skinny Rules will help you step away from a reliance on processed foods and the need for so much sweet and salt and step into a newly thin lifestyle. And Bob’s methods couldn’t be more straightforward.

A virtual GPS to your weight-loss goals, The Skinny Rules takes the mystery out of the process, offering the fastest route to your skinny destination.

©2012 Bob Harper and Greg Crister (P)2012 Random House Audio

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Ok Read, Abridged

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes. I also bought the e-book for this title, and the audiobook helped me speed through the first part--the explanation of the rules.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Skinny Rules?

nothing was exceptionally memorable.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Bob Harper?

I suppose. Bob is great on TV being himself, but when he reads an audiobook, it sounds like he's READING. Very stiff.

Could you see The Skinny Rules being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

?

Any additional comments?

This audiobook is best used IN CONJUNCTION WITH the book itself. It doesn't include any of the menus or recipes, which is essentially the follow-through of the rules. I found it helpful to listen to the audiobook to get through the Rules quickly to move on to the How To part.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Lisa
  • Evanston, il, United States
  • 05-30-12

Great info but Way too abridged

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, I'd recommend for the content, but I'm disappointed that so many of the tips and other info in the print book was not included. There was no .pdf with any recipes. Now I need to buy the print book, too.

Did Bob Harper do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

n/a

Did The Skinny Rules inspire you to do anything?

Yes, I'll be following several of these rules

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • shawn
  • Ridgefield, CT, United States
  • 06-06-12

Good info, bad delivery

What made the experience of listening to The Skinny Rules the most enjoyable?

I am a fan of Bob Harper.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The information is valuable but most of it has been said by most other weight loss experts.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I am a big fan of Bob's but thanks god the book is short, hearing him read is painful.

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

no

Any additional comments?

I would have been better off just buying a hard copy of the book

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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great info however short on content

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

This book in perticiliari would say in print. I would not have bought audio had I known it would not include receipes an such.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Skinny Rules?

The comparisons to calories and excercise// menu cost that we are consuming.

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

No

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

Again valuable info just wish it was as full as print book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Short Sweet and Spot on

Would you listen to The Skinny Rules again? Why?

Definitely, The Skinny Rules are a great reresher course for anyone about health and nutrition. Also, it's only an hour and ten minutes.

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

No, Bob was really interesting to hear. Good vocal fluctuation.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Way too short !!!

What would have made The Skinny Rules better?

The book should NOT have been abridged! It should have a PDF. I don't even know what all the are because I listen to the book while driving therefore I can't write them down as he says them! NOW WHAT! I have to buy it twice!!! That's robbery!

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  • Lillian
  • Lower Sackville, NS, Canada
  • 06-18-12

It is very interesting and sounds achieveable.

What did you love best about The Skinny Rules?

It was very easy to listen to and to understand.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I was very disappointed that there was no PDF file attached for downloading, the meal and the tools.. For the money it should have been attached.

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

His spoke and I believe in him.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

About forgiving his father.

Any additional comments?

I was very disappointed that there was no PDF file attached for downloading the meal and the tools.. For the money it should have been attached. I end up buying the book to get the meals and tools.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Awesome way to change your mindset and habits

Any additional comments?

I love this book because it gives you a more in-depth look on how to lose weight and keep me motivated. Reading this book while making this life changes helps me stay on this life change path for the better.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Simple yet effective

I listened to Bob as he shared his Skinny Rules and thought - wow, I CAN do these especially now that I understand the rationale behind them. Knowing the causes and effects of the foods & cravings are powerful. Anxious to start my 30 days!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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I love this book.

everything Bob teaches is sound, healthy, and absolutely true. I am inconsistent, but have begun to follow certain rules because I hear his voice in my head. LOL. love it!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful