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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 549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479

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

It makes good sense

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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: 28-05-18

This book is a literature review on the science of dieting and basically it concludes that sugar is really bad for you; that high insulin levels cause you to become fat and are somehow involved in deciding your 'set weight' ; and that fasting between meals, skipping meals, and extended fasting resets your set weight and lowers your insulin.
After reading it I was much more selective in my food shopping and I was shocked how much sugar is in everything. It is difficult for people to maintain a healthy weight when 80% of supermarket food is unhealthy and will make you fat. I am skipping breakfast and I've reduced sugar by avoiding processed foods including bread and so far I've lost 8 lbs.

  • Extinct

  • Extracted, Book 3
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896

The end of the world has been avoided - for now. With Miri and her team of extracted heroes still on the run, Mother, the disgraced former head of the British Secret Service, has other ideas.... While Mother retreats to her bunker to plot her next move, Miri, Ben, Safa and Harry travel far into the future to ensure that they have prevented the apocalypse. But what they find just doesn't make sense. London in 2111 is on the brink of annihilation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing sequel, read by phenomenally talented CP!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-05-18

It didn't feel like the end

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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: 28-05-18

Miri and the team of heroes are back again trying to save the world, but they have to contend against a very evil Mother and her team who are out to seek revenge at any cost, even if it destroys everything.( and that's a bit silly)
There's the usual witty banter and it gets a bit confusing with the many crossing timelines. I'm pretty sure there's more to come because the ending didn't feel right. This is the weakest book in the series and as far as the plot goes it seemed a bit pointless, however I did enjoy reading it.

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  • Forgive Me

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Alison Dowling
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 144

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Forgive Me, a compelling story of a daughter uncovering her mother’s secret past from the No. 1 bestselling author, Lesley Pearse. Read by the actress Alison Dowling. Cheltenham, 1991, when Eva Patterson returns home from work one day, a devastating scene awaits her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, not for the depressed

  • By Miss on 03-06-13

Enjoyable mystery

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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: 30-01-18

Eva is the first to find her mother when she commits suicide leaving a short note saying 'forgive me'. Her mothers death leads to other revelations and sets Eva on a path to discover more about a mother that she never really knew. It's an enjoyable mystery.

  • Ellie

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 25 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

Ellie is a sweet-natured brunette, generous of heart with a sparkling smile and an accent that reveals her East End background. Bonny is beautiful and spoilt, with cascades of blond hair, the brightest pair of blue eyes and a mouth like Cupid's bow. The two girls meet in London at the end of the war when, seduced and abandoned by two American airmen, they pool their wits and resources and set off to make a living on the stage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad when it finished

  • By alison on 13-04-13

Just brilliant

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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: 30-01-18

The story starts in 1939 and follows the lives of two girls who are evacuated and then go on to work in theatre. The characters of Ellie and Bonnie are so real that I became totally addicted to the story of their ups and downs and even at the end I wanted more. There is a follow on book but it's not yet on audible.

  • The 4 Pillar Plan

  • How to Relax, Eat, Move and Sleep Your Way to a Longer, Healthier Life
  • By: Dr Rangan Chatterjee
  • Narrated by: Dr Rangan Chatterjee
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 375

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The 4 Pillar Plan, written and read by Dr Rangan Chatterjee. In The 4 Pillar Plan, Dr Rangan Chatterjee presents us with an incredibly simple framework for taking control of our health. He divides health into four pillars: diet, rest, sleep and movement. By making small, easily achievable changes in each of these key areas, you can find and maintain good health - and avoid illness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant easy to listen to practical suggestions

  • By VS on 28-12-17

Inspires you to take better care of yourself

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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: 20-01-18

There's lots of good advice gathered together in this book and it's laid out in a logical fashion. Much of the advice is available in other books so it's not revolutionary but it is good to have it brought together. The book's 4 pillars are about bringing balance to your self care regime in that you don't just concentrate on food and exercise but also work on sleep and relaxation.

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  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,613
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,874

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Viva Eleanor!

  • By Kaggy on 30-06-17

Quirky story

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

Reviewed: 20-01-18

Eleanor is different to everyone,she doesn't quite fit in but she is fine in her own very lonely world. Gradually over the course of the story the reasons for how she behaves are revealed. Eleanor's life becomes more complete as she comes to terms with her tragic past.

  • Red Rising

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300

Earth is dying. Thousands of workers, who live in the vast caves beneath Mars, mine the precious elements that will make the planet habitable. They are Earth’s only hope. Until the day Darrow learns that it’s a lie. Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations. Darrow disguises himself and infiltrates their society, intent on taking them down. But the surface is a battlefield - and Darrow isn't the only one with an agenda.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for everyone

  • By ellie illing on 30-08-16

Exciting stuff

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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: 20-01-18

In a world were everyone is segregated by colour into castes, our hero Darrow is a red which is the lowest caste. Among his people he's famous for being the youngest ever helldiver, a dangerous and important job in the mining community. The society is very strict and deviation from the rules usually is punished by death. Life for reds is hard, they die young and don't get enough food or medicine. When Darrow's young wife Eo is hung for singing a freedom song , he is set on a path that eventually leads to him becoming a leader of a revolution. There are many strong characters,my favourite is Sevro who is completely wild but totally loyal. In this first book we see Darrow grow into his role and come to terms with the task ahead of him. I've read the whole trilogy and highly recommended it if you like fast paced action,lots of battles but not much romance.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Extracted

  • Extracted, Book 1
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,920

In 2061 a young scientist invents a time machine to fix a tragedy in his past. But his good intentions turn catastrophic when an early test reveals something unexpected: the end of the world. A desperate plan is formed: recruit three heroes, ordinary humans capable of extraordinary things, and change the future.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 8 hours of Awesome in a 12 hour audiobook

  • By Bob on 23-03-17

Original and exciting

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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: 15-09-17

There isn't a dull moment within the pages of this book. The three heroes that are extracted from their timelines at the point of their demise are brilliant characters. Harry is from 1942, Ben is from 2015 and Saffa 2020. I can't wait to get into book two.

  • Human Universe

  • By: Professor Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen
  • Narrated by: Samuel West
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068

Human life is a staggeringly strange thing. On the surface of a ball of rock falling around a nuclear fireball in the blackness of a vacuum, the laws of nature conspired to create a naked ape that can look up at the stars and wonder where it came from. What is a human being? Objectively, nothing of consequence. Particles of dust in an infinite arena, present for an instant in eternity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring stuff

  • By Mrspatriciacherry on 09-05-17

Entertaining and knowledgeable

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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: 04-07-17

This was well written in the 'down to Earth' way we have come to expect from Brian Cox. I found it entertaining and knowledgeable and the narrator Samuel West was excellent. Enthusiastically Brian explains the latest knowledge of how the universe began and in particular life began, and how mankind has developed over eons from primeval sludge to modern man. It's fascinating and fills you with hope for the future.

  • Gus

  • Bright Side Series #2
  • By: Kim Holden
  • Narrated by: Lidia Dornet, Alex Kydd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

This is the story of Gus losing himself, finding himself, and healing along the way. "The honest-to-God truth is I don't even know how to function anymore. Bright Side wasn't only my best friend, she was like my other half - the other half of my brain, the other half of my conscience, the other half of my sense of humor, the other half of my creativity, the other half of my heart. How do you go back to doing what you did before when half of you is gone forever?"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally epic

  • By jules on 04-07-17

Totally epic

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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: 04-07-17

If you loved "Bright Side" then you've got to read this book and fall for Gus. It breaks your heart when he is grieving the loss of Bright Side but it's a wonderful journey to see him pull through and find his epic.

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