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The 4-Hour Body

An uncommon guide to rapid fat-loss, incredible sex and becoming superhuman
Narrated by: Zach McLarty
Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
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Do you want to lose fat, double testosterone, get the perfect posterior or give your partner a fifteen-minute female orgasm? Whatever your physical goal, The 4-Hour Body eclipses every other health manual by sharing the best kept secrets in the latest science and research to provide new strategies for redesigning the human body. And you don't need to exhaust yourself. International bestselling author, Timothy Ferriss, helps you reach your true genetic potential in 3-6 months with a commitment of less than four hours per week. You can pick and choose from a menu of options, from simple to extreme, for dramatic body changes. Based on over 15 years of research, The 4-Hour Body will give unbelievable results and change the way you look forever.

Includes a PDF of workout regimes, case studies and nutritional advice to get you started. Do you want to lose fat, double testosterone, get the perfect posterior or give your partner a fifteen-minute female orgasm? Whatever your physical goal, The 4-Hour Body eclipses every other health manual by sharing the best kept secrets in the latest science and research to provide new strategies for redesigning the human body. And you don't need to exhaust yourself. International bestselling author, Timothy Ferriss, helps you reach your true genetic potential in 3-6 months with a commitment of less than four hours per week. You can pick and choose from a menu of options, from simple to extreme, for dramatic body changes.

Based on over 15 years of research, The 4-Hour Body will give unbelievable results and change the way you look forever. Includes a PDF of workout regimes, case studies and nutritional advice to get you started.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2011 Timothy Ferris (P)2011 Random House AudioBooks

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Buy the book not the audio

Too much info for an audio book. It's a reference book you want to keep coming back to.

I bought the physical book because it's excellent but I wouldn't recommend the audio

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Listen to a sample 1st

I am so sorry that I feel the strong urge to write this review feeling the way I do about The 4-Hour Body.

I believe if you cant say something positive then you should probably stay quiet but I really hated this audio book. Tim's regime was recommended by a friend and not having the time to read the book I thought an audio version would be just the thing. But right from the start I found it irritating and the narrator's tone highly annoying. It just wound me up the wrong way. The constant use of meaningless acronyms, CUOMA, was just confusing and ridiculous.

Actually as I write this I have thought of 1 positive thing to say about this book I found it so annoying that the nettles I was clearing whilst listening to it didn't stand a chance. So, if you are considering buying the audio version of the book and can listen to the sample without getting annoyed then maybe you will enjoy this book. Just remember to have your Acronym head on whilst listening otherwise you will get totally confused.

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F'ing superb

As above, obviously your view may vary due to your personal assimilation. I notice people have whined about the audiobook version- it's an audiobook! there is an accompanying pdf. I've managed to take a lot in on 2.5 speed and bookmarking anything relevant to look up. cheers Tim, not listened to any of your other books but feel I should

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great idea

love the concept and a great way to start, some super ideas and a lot of food for thought

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Exceptional information!

Every time I listen to it I get something new. I've followed the nutritional wisdom and slow carb diet here for just over a month and lost 12% body fat, 1 stone in weight and 4" off my waist!! I'm not stopping, either, I feel super sexy and the healthiest I've been in decades! 😁

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Very good as last book

Too many acronyms almost renders audio book useless but stick with it, worth it!! Recommended listen and I think it's probably worth getting on Kindle as a reread.

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(FHR) Four hour review.

I liked some of the content. Mostly that about diet and exercise. However, why do Americans feel the need to use abbreviations with such regularity? Its irritating. Especially when they have no intention of using the abbreviation in the book again. It's also pointless (IAP).
To be honest, once I took the main points from the diet and exercise section, I was bored. The section following is long whinded focusing on stimulation of a clitoris which unless you belong to one of those barbaric religions that whips them off, you would have learnt by the time your first good relationship got not good!
Overall, ok. The diet stuff is the best and very affective.

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Good but not as audiobook

Probably should’ve never been made as an audiobook. It’s hard to follow at times without the visual cues

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Challenging traditional thinking

I like Tim Ferris resources because this guy as he puts it is a 'data junkie'. This translates to someone who tests out scientific theories and hypothesis against reality, using himself as the experiment.
He then shares what works, why and what doesn't or can be short cut.

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boring

struggled to finish, i listen to audio books whilst out with the dog, found myself boredntontwars listening to it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-04-16

Diet or drug plan!?

After listening to this book I feel like if I were to follow it to the letter I would end up taking more pills than eating food! Not a big drug taker so not particularly impressed.

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  • Wayne
  • 02-01-12

Advice worth listening too!

Where does The 4 Hour Body rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best I have heard, short and entertaining!!

What other book might you compare The 4 Hour Body to and why?

none similar

What does Zach McLarty bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A pleasant voice, well chosen for this audio book

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, I did it in one sitting and then revisited a lot of sections

Any additional comments?

Tim Ferriss is exceptional and unique.... he tests EVERYTHING in life. Advice from someone who actually tests, perfects and wears the T-shirt. Certainly invest in this book now!

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  • Corne Kruger
  • 10-10-18

Interesting and Useful

I would highly recommend a read.
this should be listened to with a pinch of salt but what he advocates is that even if it is not certain yet, why not try it and getting up and doing a bit extra for the quality of your life.

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  • iainxiao
  • 19-01-16

Not so easy to digest as audiobook

Note: this review is mainly on the experience of listening to 4HB as an audiobook.

I tried this because I listened to - and really enjoyed - The 4-Hour Workweek as an audiobook. This one doesn't work quite as well in audiobook format because there are more portions of the book that require following Tim Ferriss' many "recipes," taking in scientific terms, drug names, foods that may be obscure to some listeners, and so on. I'll definitely be listening again.

A more general observation: I suspect readers will also be very selective with which aspects of the content of the 4HB they choose to try out - certain parts are definitely for real experimenters (like Ferriss himself), whereas much of the 4HWW seemed quite readily applicable to most people willing to buy into the book's main concepts.

Overall, all of Tim Ferriss' books are probably most effectively approached in book form, where his lists of data, links and formulas for "lifestyle design" can be read and digested in your own time. If you have the time, that is. I don't get through books particularly quickly, and so I've still really enjoyed getting through the concepts via these audiobooks.

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  • AnRb
  • 25-03-15

Motivational

A good 4 hr listen. Some great tips to live a better life. I would definitely recommend this to friends.