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  • Gerald Ratner: The Rise and Fall...and Rise Again

  • By: Gerald Ratner
  • Narrated by: Gerald Ratner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 226

In 1991, Gerald Ratner was booked to make what should have been an everyday speech at the Institute of Directors. Should have been. When the word "crap" came out of his mouth in connection with products sold by his company, it all turned out slightly different. The Rise and Fall...and Rise Again tells the full story, in Ratner's own words, of what led him to that point, the horror of the immediate aftermath, the fallout, and the comeback. This is the first time Ratner has given his side of the story. And what a story it is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't give up!

  • By gregory oconnell on 25-12-17

Honesty shines through

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-18

Very good and honest story. Gerald is not afraid to tell it like it happened. Unlike many others driven by their egos, Gerald is prepared to tell it warts and all. Enjoyed it immensely.

  • 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

Bit too heavy on detail

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-01-18

Almost all of this book is dedicated to telling you why you are fat and only the final couple of chapters tell you what to do about it. I’m a fan of Dr Fung but most of what you will learn here you can find on YouTube.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Complete Guide to Fasting

  • Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting
  • By: Jimmy Moore, Dr. Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Moore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386

Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven't thought about - yet it could be revolutionary for taking health to the next level. This ancient secret is fasting.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Like finding the light switch.

  • By David on 24-03-17

Very useful

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-17

The subject has been covered elsewhere but not as well as this. Very comprehensive. Well researched and well presented.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Keto Clarity

  • Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet
  • By: Eric C. Westman MD, Jimmy Moore
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Leading health blogger Jimmy Moore and researcher and internist Dr. Eric C. Westman join forces again to explain the powerful therapeutic effects of a ketogenic diet—one that combines a customized carbohydrate restriction, moderation of protein intake, and real food-based fats—which is emerging in the scientific literature as a means for improving a wide range of diseases, from Type 2 diabetes to Alzheimer's and more. Simply eating a low-carb diet alone isn't enough, and Moore and Westman tell you why. Have you looked at a low-carb diet simply as a means to lose weight? What if you learned that combining a low-carb nutritional approach with a high fat intake produces a powerful therapeutic effect on a wide variety of health conditions that most people think requires medication to control? That’s what Keto Clarity is all about. Jimmy Moore, a leading low-carb diet blogger and podcaster, has reunited with his Cholesterol Clarity co-author Dr. Eric C. Westman, a practicing internist and low-carb diet researcher, to bring you the crystal-clear information you need to understand what a ketogenic diet is and why it may be the missing element in your pursuit of optimal health. This book includes exclusive interviews from twenty of the world's foremost authorities from various fields bringing their depth of expertise and experience using this nutritional approach. Moore and Westman explain why ketosis is normal and how this nutritional approach is being used therapeutically by many medical professionals. You will find a step-by-step guide to help you produce more ketones and track your progress, real life success stories, and more. The solid evidence for nutritional ketosis in dealing with many of the chronic health problems of our day is presented, including but not limited to: epilepsy, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Packed full of useful information

  • By Zakkiwakki on 14-01-15

Awesome book

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-15

It's long but worth it. Well read by Jimmy and totally understandable to a layman like me. Can't wait to see my results

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Why We Get Fat

  • And What to Do About It
  • By: Gary Taubes
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what’s making us fat—and how we can change—in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes’s crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't do this...

  • By Colin on 21-04-11

Best book on its subject

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-15

This is an excellent book and possibly the best book on this subject. It's a bit technical at times but will satisfy the doubters on the complete authenticity of the low carb lifestyle. Strongly recommended

  • How to Stay Motivated

  • The Goals Program
  • By: Zig Ziglar
  • Narrated by: Zig Ziglar
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

How to Stay Motivated provides you with clear and proven techniques to use to enhance relationships, improve your self-image, set and achieve goals, and so much more! Setting and achieving your life goals are among the most important activities in which you can apply yourself, as your goals will set the course of your most important decisions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Zig .your a legend!

  • By Brian on 15-06-11

Class

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-03-15

Zig is a real class act. Every point on point. Every phrase makes you think. Found myself stopping to think

  • 80/20 Sales and Marketing

  • The Definitive Guide to Working Less and Making More
  • By: Perry Marshall
  • Narrated by: Ron Allan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Stop "just getting by"... Master the 80/20 rule and make more money without more work. When you know how to walk into any situation and see the 80/20's, you can solve almost any conversion problem. Any traffic problem. Any money problem. If you're a sales and marketing professional, you can save 80 percent of your time and money by zeroing in on the right 20 percent of your market. By page 5 you'll be applying 80/20² and 80/20³ to gain 10X, even 100X the success.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great Content but worse Narrator ever .

  • By John on 01-07-14

Great nuggets

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-03-15

Some great marketing nuggets here from Perry but why he never narrated himself is a disappointment. The narrater is too movie tone for me and I found his voice false and irritating. Content great though and Perry is a genius

  • The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell You

  • By: Mike Dooley
  • Narrated by: Mike Dooley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

With wisdom, humor, and, yes, joy, New York Times best-selling author Mike Dooley explores our most pressing and profound questions about the afterlife - and this life - from the fresh perspective of those who have made the transition to the next phase.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Uplifting, light and inspiring.

  • By Robert John Sutherland on 16-11-16

My first and last Bob Dooley book

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-03-15

The entire premise of this book is that The author has access to the thoughts of those who passed but won't tell you how he knows. Anyway it's all about love but as often happens the title is a tad misleading

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • I Know What to Do, So Why Don't I Do It?

  • The New Science of Self-Discipline
  • By: Nick Hall
  • Narrated by: Nick Hall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

You might think laziness, lack of willpower, and/or low motivation are to blame for the fact that you aren't achieving your goals. But fascinating research in the field of psychoneuroimmunology has revealed another, far more likely possibility. One with the potential to transform your life in a dramatic way.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing and Not What I Was Hoping For

  • By Lorraine Kerr on 14-11-16

Nothing to do with the title

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-03-15

I thought this might be some awesome insight as to why I procrastinate sometimes and what actions I might take to combat that. Instead it's many hours of a droning Dalek like voice of some clever dude who seems to have mastered the art of saying a lot but not very much at the same time. So glad I didn't pay full retail for this. I gave it five hours but no more.

74 of 77 people found this review helpful

  • The Easy Way to Control Alcohol

  • By: Allen Carr
  • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

Allen Carr established himself as the world’s greatest authority on helping people stop smoking and his internationally best-selling Easy Way to Stop Smoking has been published in over 40 languages and sold more than 10 million copies. In his Easy Way to Control Alcohol Allen applies his revolutionary method to drinking. With startling insight into why we drink and clear, simple, step-by-step instructions, he shows you the way to escape from the ‘alcohol trap’ in the time it takes to listen to this audiobook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very effective, although could do with some modernisation re comparisons

  • By Karen on 11-08-15

Alcoholic?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-01-15

This book is written for alcoholics which I am not but there's useful information nevertheless for those like me who are thinking of quitting to help in weight loss efforts

8 of 11 people found this review helpful