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More technical than personal

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-03-10

This book wasn’t what I expected. It’s a chronological log of recordings and concerts with technical details. There is a light sprinkling of details about Prince’s life, but not much

Surprisingly fascinating

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-01-15

I was interested to discover how my favourite doctor would tackle the obesity crisis and was pleasantly surprised that there was some new (to be at least) science to share. Very factual and Greger’s performance makes it a fun listen.

Interesting concept but way too long

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-30

It took a long time for this to get interesting. The repetitiveness didn’t bother me so much as the long duration of nothing happening. It should be edited down to half its current length.

Modern day fairy tale

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-04

It may get to where you expect it to, but it will take a path you hadn’t anticipated. Thoughtful and engaging with intense character development.

Listen to the sample first!

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-10

I wasn’t prepared for how the content is presented. It’s a dialogue, but one person portrays both roles AND the narrator. It can be off-putting if you aren’t accustomed to this approach, or expecting something different. Definitely listen to the sample first!
I liked the concepts presented (epidemiology and teleology) but would have preferred a different format.

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Partially correct info

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2019-05-10

The author acknowledges that plant based diets are best, but then advocates otherwise. Huh? He also encourages eating regularly throughout the day which has been proven detrimental to insulin levels.
If your diet is the Standard American Diet (SAD in both ways) or something similar, this will be an improvement, but it WILL NOT get you to OPTIMAL HEALTH - and, shouldn’t that be the goal?

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Good, sound advice

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-06

You could just take the action items from the last two chapters, or you can enjoy the full book for the background data. Performance was good, but a few mispronunciations throughout were off-putting. I agree with most of the information, I highly recommends his book.

Blue Zones of Happiness is Better

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-26

I’ve read each of Dan Buettner’s books on Blue Zones. If I had started with this with I probably would’ve liked it better, but after the other books, it seems redundant and mundane. I was also put off by the accent impersonations by the performance - it was distracting. I suggest skipping this one and reading The Blue Zones of Happiness.

Holistic Approach to a Healthy Life

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2019-02-27

The content wasn't as detailed as I expected from the Ornish duo, but it was a nice holistic overview to healthy living (no new information, from my perspective).
The cadence was a little annoying. Anne Ornish spoke so slowly that I had to increase the speed to 1.5x for her to sound normal, then when Dean spoke, 1.25x sounded normal, so the two narrators were out of sync with cadence and I had to either keep switching back and forth, listen to Anne speak painfully slowly, or have Dean speaking a little quickly (I went with Dean speaking a little more quickly). Otherwise, the narrator voices were both good, content was good. It just isn't an epiphany kind of book.

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80% accurate

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-01

MOST of the information presented is sound advice. HOWEVER, author contradicts dietary evidence that a plant-based diet is the best diet for health and longevity. He alludes to this, but then talks about "acceptable" animal products. It's like he can't commit, and then he loses credibility. It's a shame, because the rest of the book and advice is pretty sound. Hopefully he'll revise this book and encourage a plant-based diet.