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Publisher's Summary

It's no secret that the US health care system is in a state of disrepair, but the rabbit hole goes deeper than even the staunchest critics may realize. In Primal Prescription, authors Doug McGuff and Robert Murphy combine their expertise in economics and medicine to offer a shocking, disturbing, and ultimately enlightening view into America's health care system. You'll discover the real history of what went wrong with US health care and insurance, and why current efforts to clean up the mess are only making things worse.

But far from leaving you feeling helpless at the dismal - and sometimes deadly - state of affairs, Primal Prescription equips you with both the knowledge to understand the health care conundrum and the tools for navigating your way out of it. McGuff and Murphy offer an evidence-based "game plan" for taking control of your own medical care, protecting yourself and your loved ones regardless of what the future holds for the rest of the nation.

Whether you're currently tangled in America's broken health care system or simply trying to avoid its clutches, Primal Prescription is a must-have resource for taking your health into your own hands.

©2015 Primal Nutrition, Inc. (P)2015 Primal Nutrition, Inc.

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good info. annoying narrator.

What made the experience of listening to Primal Prescription: Surviving the 'Sick Care' Sinkhole the most enjoyable?

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Great to hear the specific case points and to hear Murphy's take on things.

What didn’t you like about Brad Kearns’s performance?

Narrator chortles whenever he encounters anything remotely ironic or striking. But, his voice and manner was otherwise very much appropriate.

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

no

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Gawd awful listening.

Would you consider the audio edition of Primal Prescription: Surviving the 'Sick Care' Sinkhole to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version, but I intend to. This audio version is a disgrace to the content. Brad Kearns reads way to fast to allow me to absorb the content of what he is reading. Then he includes annoying .....chuckles. Everywhere! We are talking about health care in America today. Its not even remotely amusing. I couldn't take much of this. In fact, it got even worse as the book went on.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Primal Prescription: Surviving the 'Sick Care' Sinkhole?

The solutions offered for some of our basic health care issue today. But, like I stated, I could not absorb the valuable content so I am returning this audio version and buying the book. America desperately needs this book. Shame on you for casting this reader.

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Excellent book, although I was unhappy with the narration.

This book was great! I love the way they structured the information. Everything led up to the conclusion, which was, take control of the situation yourself. I will read this book again to make notes on how to organize my own health care.
The narrator's frequent laughter, poor pausation, and inconsistent pronunciation was disturbing to the flow of thought. However, poor narration is better than no narration :-)

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Great book, lousy narration

This is full of excellent, well written information on the primary illnesses of today's "health care" system. If highly recommend for any of my friends and family. However, the narrator was lousy. Constantly interjecting his own attitude into the information. If you can get past that, it's a great listen.

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It's the government's fault

The authors do an excellent job distilling everything that has gone wrong in healthcare. The government broke it and can't fix it.

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Love the book, hate the reader

Would you consider the audio edition of Primal Prescription: Surviving the 'Sick Care' Sinkhole to be better than the print version?

No. I was really looking forward to the audio book, so I could listen while I worked, but the narrator on this really does the book a disservice.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It's not really a character book, but I guess....Bob Murphy?

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Brad Kearns?

Anybody else. He couldn't even read the words right. It felt like he was making fun of the book the whole time.

Any additional comments?

I think this is an amazing book. I wish they would reupload it with someone else reading it. I could barely even listen to it.

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Exactly what libertarians nees

If you are interested how the government screwed up healthcare and how Obamacare will make things worse, this book is for you.
The narrator is good and the content is really fascinating. My favorite part of this book though is that they give practical advice on how to take control of your health.

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Poor Narration

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The narrator sounded like an amateur. I was not familiar with his voice, and thought he might have been a friend of the authors, but learned that he had done other work in this field.

He laughed at times during his reading, and his knowledge of the vocabulary and pronunciation were mismatched with this work.

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Great addition to the healthcare debate

In a debate devoid of variety, the primal prescription adds a unique and substantive position on how to improve patient outcomes; both at the individual level and from a policy perspective. Great book.

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Don't rush the recording to market

Medicine is a field we will all make use of and in the U.S. It is so riddled with problems as to be unusable and un-affordable. This is a book filled with critical information and explanations of what each of us can do to solve these problems for ourselves. It is vitally important that all U.S. Citizens are exposed to these solutions, and indeed most other nations' Citizens as well.

My reason for the low performance review is the narrator's habit of throwing a small chuckle into his voice, I guess in an effort to signal outrage when describing ineffective and even damaging practices in U. S. medicine today. For me this became a grating audible tic, and to damp it I had to up the recording speed to 1.5. Also numerous mispronouncements and misreads could have been fixed with a little editing. It wasn't done.