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E. McLaughlan

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  • Zero Belly Diet

  • Lose Up to 16 lbs. in 14 Days!
  • By: David Zinczenko
  • Narrated by: David Zinczenko
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Zero Belly Diet is the revolutionary new plan to turn off your fat genes and help keep you lean for life! Nutrition expert David Zinczenko - the New York Times best-selling author of the Abs Diet series, Eat This, Not That! series, and Eat It to Beat It! - has spent his entire career learning about belly fat - where it comes from and what it does to us. And what he knows is this: There is no greater threat to you and your family - to your health, your happiness, even your financial future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'll review again in 3 months.

  • By E. McLaughlan on 24-09-18

I'll review again in 3 months.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-18

sounds plausible and fits with other science backed books I have read but I have yet to test it for results.

  • Worth Dying For

  • The Power and Politics of Flags
  • By: Tim Marshall
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 147

When you see your nation's flag fluttering in the breeze, what do you feel? For thousands of years flags have represented our hopes and dreams. We wave them. Burn them. March under their colours. And still, in the 21st century, we die for them. Flags fly at the UN, on the Arab street, from front porches in Texas. They represent the politics of high power as well as the politics of the mob.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • meh!

  • By mr r d eggels on 18-05-18

an interesting diversion

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-08-18

interesting and informative covering national flags from all continents and sporting and international groupings. and.

  • The Old Testament

  • By: Amy-Jill Levine, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Amy-Jill Levine
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

The Old Testament - written in ancient Israel by many different authors over the course of a thousand years - has had more meaning to more people than any other book the world has known. In a series of 24 lively lectures, Professor Levine explores selected passages from the texts known as the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible, and the Tanakh, revealing how fresh research and findings from scholars of archaeology, cross-cultural studies, and comparative religion can deepen your understanding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging and Interesting but Drags in Places

  • By Jonathan on 29-10-14

superb overview of the old testament, in context

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-08-18

puts the old testament in its historical and literary context, joining up the stories whilst maintaining the mystery, without explicit belief or non belief.

  • The History of the Ancient World

  • From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
  • By: Susan Wise Bauer
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 199

This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history. This narrative history employs the methods of "history from beneath" - literature, epic traditions, private letters, and accounts - to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More fairy tale than history...

  • By Clementi on 26-12-15

a really good listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-07-18

a really good concise and engaging summary of the history of the ancient world, striking a balance between the various sources and the bias of the authors of those sources. I plan to listen to it again to get a better grip on how all the bits fit together.

  • Cosmos

  • By: Carl Sagan
  • Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Seth MacFarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 857

Cosmos is one of the best-selling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Astronomy and so much more

  • By Andrei S. on 23-01-18

easily accessible guide to knowledge

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Reviewed: 06-06-18

this book should be everyone's starting point in the understanding nature and the cosmos we live in.

  • And the Weak Suffer What They Must?

  • Europe, Austerity and the Threat to Global Stability
  • By: Yanis Varoufakis
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh, Yanis Varoufakis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381

In 2008, the universe of Western finance outgrew planet Earth. When Wall Street imploded, a death embrace between insolvent banks and bankrupt states consumed Europe. Half a dozen national economies imploded, and several more came close. But the storm is far from over.... From the aftermath of the Second World War to the present, Varoufakis recounts how the eurozone emerged not as a route to shared prosperity but as a pyramid scheme of debt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book should be read or heard by everyone.

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-05-16

a great book for those looking to understand Europ

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 24-05-18

who would have thought a book on global economics could be fascinating. between this and Mervyn Kings end of alchemy there's a great understanding of the weaknesses of the euro, the EU and the global economy.

  • Pompeii - The Life of a Roman Town

  • By: Mary Beard
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

Pompeii explodes a number of myths - among them, the very date of the eruption, probably a few months later than usually thought; the hygiene of the baths which must have been hotbeds of germs; the legendary number of brothels, most likely only one; and the death count, which was probably less than ten per cent of the population. These are just a few of the strands that make up an extraordinary and involving portrait of an ancient town, its life and its continuing re-discovery, by Britain’s leading classicist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Roman Life revealed

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-03-13

a bit pedestrian.

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

Reviewed: 26-04-18

good solid safe scholarly stuff but fails a bit in trying to paint a compelling picture of life in pompeii.

  • Sleep

  • The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps...and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind
  • By: Nick Littlehales
  • Narrated by: Nick Littlehales
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 225

One third of our lives is spent trying to sleep. Most us have disturbed, restless nights and rely on a cocktail of caffeine and sugar to drag us through the day. Yet the hours we spend in bed shape our moods, motivation and decision-making skills - defining our performance in work, at home and while keeping fit. We need a new approach to sleep. In this groundbreaking audiobook, Nick Littlehales, elite sleep coach to some of the world's leading sports stars and teams, lays bare his strategies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Should have got someone else to narrate

  • By Raistrick on 24-02-17

lots of good stuff<br />

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

Reviewed: 21-04-18

There's a couple of really good chapters on how to sleep well padded with a lot of personal anecdote and a fair bit of promotion for his business.

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  • The Obesity Code

  • Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
  • By: Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531

We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but despite being inundated with diet advice we are only getting fatter. We count calories and exercise regularly, yet still the pounds won't budge. Why? In this highly enjoyable and provocative book, Dr Jason Fung sets out a groundbreaking new theory: that obesity is caused by our hormones, rather than a lack of self-control. He reveals that overproduction of insulin in the body is the root cause of obesity and obesity-related illnesses including type 2 diabetes

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb and a Game Changer.

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-01-18

the best research based health and weight book

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Reviewed: 11-03-18

thorough. evidence based good advice on where the work has been going wrong on diet and health since the 60s.

  • Reckless

  • By: Chrissie Hynde
  • Narrated by: Rosanna Arquette
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

By the time she was 14, Chrissie Hynde knew she had to get out of Akron, Ohio. Her perfect '50s American childhood upturned by a newly acquired taste for rock 'n' roll, motorbikes and the ‘get down boys' seen at gigs in and around Cleveland - Mitch Ryder, the Jeff Beck Group, the Velvet Underground and David Bowie among the many.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Book!!!

  • By mandy easter on 25-10-15

Set up for a sequel?

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

Reviewed: 13-12-17

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

Yes if you're interested in the subject matter.

Do you think Reckless needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes, it stops in about 1982.

Any additional comments?

I was really looking forward to this but I came away a bit disappointed. I love Hynde and her music and I was looking for insight into the life behind the performance. It's good as far as it goes, concentrates a bit too much on her life before the Pretenders and stops in about 1982 after the deaths of Jimmy and Pete. It therefore misses out about two thirds of her career and scarcely touches on her marriages.

Could have been so much better.