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The Blue Zones Audiobook

The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest

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Publisher's Summary

Award-winning author and researcher Dan Buettner has traveled the world to meet the planet’s longest-lived people, and learned nine powerful yet simple lessons that could put you on the path to longer life. Where did he find them? In the Blue Zones.

Blue Zones are communities where common elements of lifestyle, diet, and outlook have led to an amazing quantity – and quality – of life. Dan Buettner shares the secrets from four of the world’s Blue Zones. Buettner’s extensive study uncovers how these people manage to live longer and better, but found in the everyday things they do: the food they eat, the company they keep, and their very perspectives on life. In The Blue Zones, they become yours to follow for life!

©2010 Dan Buettner (P)2010 Dreamscape Media, LLC

What the Critics Say

"One of the most hopeful and motivating quality-of-life audio lessons available." (AudioFile)

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    MJK 01-10-16
    MJK 01-10-16

    M. Katasonova

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    "Well, it was okay."
    Would you try another book from Dan Buettner and/or Michael McConnohie?

    No


    Would you recommend The Blue Zones to your friends? Why or why not?

    No,it was kind of generalized with no real outcomes of specifics.


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

    He doesn't.


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

    Uh, no


    Any additional comments?

    It's good. I'd say that I don't regret reading it. I just like a bit more depth than wind. I've nothing against the author. I was hoping for more. It's just not my cup of tea. In honesty I've lived in a country that didn't have the technology and things were simpler and more relaxed and all I saw was poverty and lack of drive.

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    Karen Insley 10-20-15
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    "Monotonous"

    I read the other reviews and some said that after you've heard about 1 blue zone the others are the same and that's just about it. Didn't get to the end as I got the point by the 3rd chapter, I hung in for a few chapters more but couldn't carry on!

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    Fleix O. 10-09-15
    Fleix O. 10-09-15 Member Since 2001

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    "Just ok"

    Well intended subject matter. Storyline borders on fiction. Not particularly interesting in my opinion. The

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    Steve A. 10-01-15
    Steve A. 10-01-15

    SA

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    "Good book with the inherent difficulties of epidemiologic work."

    The author did a good job of blending epidemiologic data along with some interesting stories/anecdotes to make a compelling book. At times the strength of the recommendation given exceeds that of the data available. But all in all a good effort!

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    Petunia Fontana, California USA 08-10-15
    Petunia Fontana, California USA 08-10-15 Member Since 2010

    Petunia Power!

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    "Interesting information"

    A kent'annos! Basic information about four of the world's "Blue Zones" presented in an entertaining series of research vignettes. It's fascinating to see how much of Dan Buettner's research has already become accepted as fact by the popular culture, and thus some of the facts seemed redundant at this point in our history. Well-written and read in a pleasant manner. I would recommend this audiobook, even despite Mr. McConnohie's kind of laughable Sardinian accent. :)

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    Amazon Customer 05-01-15
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    "It's a book, not high school play!"

    Ok, let me save you a few hours; Drink water, eat a good diet, get moderate exercise, surround yourself with others. Got it? Then you need go no further! Seriously, it wasn't a bad book...it's just nothing new. Now, on to the "artist" who insisted on attempting to imitate a number of different drawls and dialects instead of just reading the book: You, Sir, are not good at accents and you are hugely distracting! This is a book, not high school theater club! Not impressed...

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    Art Sandy Springs, GA USA 06-23-12
    Art Sandy Springs, GA USA 06-23-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Too much numerator and not enough denominator data"
    Any additional comments?

    Interesting descriptive information about these populations, but compared to what? People with statistics background will likely be disappointed. On the other hand, it probably won't hurt to adopted many of the lifestyle activities identified in the book.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Denver, CO, United States 01-01-13
    Nancy Denver, CO, United States 01-01-13
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    "Nothing really new in this...."

    Nothing really new in this book. Not any great revelation, or
    'ah ha" information. Just more of the same.

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    Andy Lewis Center, OH, United States 02-11-13
    Andy Lewis Center, OH, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A must read!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes It is a great book to help with your life and well being.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Blue Zones?

    All of it!


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

    a great story and insight


    If you could give The Blue Zones a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Live long and prosper


    Any additional comments?

    I have all my friends reading it. It can save your life.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Leong Melbourne, Australia 12-13-12
    Leong Melbourne, Australia 12-13-12
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    "EXCELLENT!"

    Really enjoyed listening to this book. It's packed with interesting and useful information and is also very well narrated.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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