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  • The Obesity Code

  • Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
  • Written by: Dr. Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296

In this highly listenable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps - a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels - Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight - for good.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • informative, repetitive, annoying narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-03-19

Good, sound advice

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4 out of 5 stars
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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.

  • The Blue Zones

  • Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest
  • Written by: Dan Buettner
  • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

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....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Blue Zones of Happiness is Better

  • By Kia on 2019-03-26

Blue Zones of Happiness is Better

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3 out of 5 stars
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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.

  • Undo It!

  • How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases
  • Written by: Dean Ornish, Anne Ornish
  • Narrated by: Dean Ornish, Anne Ornish
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Fight cancer, diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, and even the aging process itself with one simple, scientifically proven plan to reverse disease - as well as prevent and reduce symptoms - from the world-renowned pioneer of lifestyle medicine. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent. Comprehensive collection of important dietary information everyone should read.

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-03-28

Holistic Approach to a Healthy Life

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

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.

  • How to Be Well

  • The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life
  • Written by: Frank Lipman MD, Amely Greeven
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

In How to Be Well, Lipman has created The Good Medicine Mandala - a new map for a new era of medicine. The Good Medicine Mandala is illustrated by a circular system of six rings that contain simple steps to what really works to improve and strengthen resilience, functioning, and overall health.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 80% accurate

  • By Kia on 2019-02-01

80% accurate

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3 out of 5 stars
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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.

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  • Soulful Simplicity

  • How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More
  • Written by: Courtney Carver
  • Narrated by: Courtney Carver
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

We are often on a quest for more, giving in to pressure every day to work more, own more, and do more. For Courtney Carver, this constant striving had to come to a stop when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Stress was like gasoline on the fire of her symptoms, and it became clear that she needed to root out the physical and psychological clutter that were the source of her debt and discontent. In this book, Carver shows us how to pursue practical minimalism so we can create more with less - more space, more time, and even more love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Lisa-Marie Gilbert on 2019-04-18

Pass on it

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-16

This is the most unprofessional book and recording I’ve ever listened to. This should not be the final version, it’s not finished being edited! I also didn’t like all the religious and God references. I’d recommend that you pass on this book. There are lots of better one on the same topic out there.

  • Kick Ass with Mel Robbins

  • Life-Changing Advice from the Author of “The 5 Second Rule”
  • Written by: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590

Want more out of life? You're not alone. And best-selling author Mel Robbins is here to help with no-bullshit life and business advice that you won't get anywhere else. This follow-up to The 5-Second Rule - available only in audio - takes the classic talk-show format and elevates it to a premium audio experience. Listen to private, one-on-one coaching sessions between the celebrated motivational speaker and people like you - people who want better relationships, to be healthier and more productive, to get unstuck from destructive habits.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not entirely relatable

  • By LT on 2018-07-27

So powerful!

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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: 2018-12-20

Wow! I bought this on a whim without knowing what to expect and was completely blown away by how powerful and impactful it is. The raw emotion and authenticity of the people being coached is inspiring. The takeaways after each session provide clear direction on how to apply key principles in personal situations. Mel is one seriously Kickass inspiration.

  • I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t)

  • Telling the Truth about Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power
  • Written by: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Based on seven years of ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we're all in this together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • INCREDIBLE

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-05-01

This book is about shame

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-09

This book wasn’t at all what I expected. It’s completely about shame and women. It’s was okay, but no real new information here.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Becoming

  • Written by: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,272
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,912
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,896

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • inspiring

  • By sheena on 2019-02-18

So incredibly powerful and engaging

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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: 2018-11-23

I laughed, I cried, I hug in every word. Very well written, and well spoken. I LOVE this woman. The world needs more Obama!!

  • The Mind-Gut Connection

  • How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health
  • Written by: Emeran Mayer MD
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

We have all experienced the connection between our mind and our gut - the decision we made because it "felt right"; the butterflies in our stomach before a big meeting; the anxious stomach rumbling when we're stressed out. While the dialogue between the gut and the brain has been recognized by ancient healing traditions, including Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, Western medicine has failed to appreciate the complexity of how the brain, gut, and, more recently, the microbiome - the microorganisms that live inside us - communicate with one another.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing

  • By Kia on 2018-10-03

Very disappointing

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-03

Narration was horrible. Words we’re mispronounced and reading sounded very mechanical and boring. Content was disappointing. Only the final chapter provided some recommendations on how to improve gut health - almost as an afterthought. Dove too deeply into research and overlooked the “what to do about it” that is so crucial. I also didn’t agree with some of the nutritional advice - no doctor with sound nutritional education would ever recommend dairy products. Don’t buy this book.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Blue Zones Solution

  • Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
  • Written by: Dan Buettner
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

For the first time, Buettner reveals how to transform your health using smart eating and lifestyle habits gleaned from new research on the diets, eating habits, and lifestyle practices of the communities he's identified as "Blue Zones" - those places with the world's longest-lived and thus healthiest people.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Read Blue Zones of Happiness first

  • By Kia on 2018-09-21

Read Blue Zones of Happiness first

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-21

This is a great follow up read to the Blue Zones of Happiness, but if you’re only going to read one Blue Zones book, go for the Happiness one - there’s more information. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this as a follow up. I preferred this narrator to the one who did Blue Zones of Happiness.