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The Vegan Solution: Why The Vegan Diet Often Fails and How to Fix It

Narrated by: Matt Stone
Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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Absolute drivel

What would have made The Vegan Solution: Why The Vegan Diet Often Fails and How to Fix It better?

The main thing that would have made this book better would have been if it was written by someone who knew what they were talking about.
The fact that the author has to attack a professional MD by calling him a d*** just proves his mentality, as someone who had written a well researched book wouldn't need to do that as the facts would speak for themselves.

What was most disappointing about Matt Stone’s story?

Lack of research

Would you be willing to try another one of Matt Stone’s performances?

No

What character would you cut from The Vegan Solution: Why The Vegan Diet Often Fails and How to Fix It?

The author

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your money on this load of rubbish.

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Very inspiring!

The narrator is good. This book was well written. The vegan diet now seems approachable.

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  • Meg S
  • 19-09-13

Buyer Beware! This book is a wash.

What would have made The Vegan Solution: Why The Vegan Diet Often Fails and How to Fix It better?

The biggest problem I have with this book is that Matt Stone is a food writer who just does some internet research so he can write a book. The information was not well sourced or documented. He repeatedly mentioned a study or a population but never cited where this information came from. There were also so many contradictions.

What could Matt Stone have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The audio could have been much better, it echoed at times and the conversational style of the writing did NOT work as an audiobook.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Confusion. As in, what the hell is this man talking about. One minute it's restrictive diets are bad and the next he is telling you not to eat nuts.

Any additional comments?

Please look anywhere but this book for nutritional information or information about a vegan diet. Any old internet website has got to be better than this book.

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  • nycbobby
  • 20-08-13

Author is condescending, thinks vegans are stupid.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who enjoys eating meat and dairy and scoffing at vegans.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I could only get through about 5 minutes before turning it off and deleting it from my phone forever so it may very well have some that I don't know about.

Any additional comments?

The author starts off by stating that if you're a vegan and your diet is so bad that you actually have to read this book then you must really need his help.

This style immediately repelled me (sorry Matt Stone) but it may be right up your alley.

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  • Sue Michaelsen
  • 14-08-15

Major mis-informatio!

All that is offered is opinion with zero sound scientific studies to support claims .
Sue Michaelsen, student of Michael Greger, MD and Michael Klapper, MD.

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  • Catherine
  • 12-11-14

Horrible Horrible Horrible

What would have made The Vegan Solution: Why The Vegan Diet Often Fails and How to Fix It better?

Real scientific facts, no sarcasm, no sexism

What do you think your next listen will be?

Nothing else by this author

What didn’t you like about Matt Stone’s performance?

Obnoxious text, poor audio quality, unsubstantiated conclusions, downright dangerous health "advice"

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Vegan Solution: Why The Vegan Diet Often Fails and How to Fix It?

I would not have published this book

Any additional comments?

Wish I read the reviews before I spent the $$

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  • Lisa
  • 21-02-14

This Book Makes Me Feel Crazy

What disappointed you about The Vegan Solution: Why The Vegan Diet Often Fails and How to Fix It?

Um. It told me to eat 4,000 calories a day, and to salt my fruit.

What could Matt Stone have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Addressing hypertension in his discussion of adding more salt to everything!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He didn't detract so much, he just sounded way too enthusiastic about these ideas that seemed insane.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Utter Confusion. I wondered if the author was pulling my leg.

Any additional comments?

His recommendations seemed really dangerous.

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  • Eric d sobkowicz
  • 02-12-14

total disappointment

Would you try another book from Matt Stone and/or Matt Stone?

No, he'd had little regard for the subject matter, made sweeping generalities and has never attempted to eat this way.

What was most disappointing about Matt Stone’s story?

His lack of knowledge on the matter

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Matt Stone?

anyone

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment

Any additional comments?

Don't waist your time on this book

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  • Erin Garden
  • 02-04-18

Didn't enjoy or agree with this recording

Didn't enjoy or agree with this recording. I found it lacked insight and evidence. Strikes me as pseudo-science

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-07-16

Matt must have won a bet!

This self proclaimed jokester actually sold a book to vegans under the guise of a "vegan solution !" Matt is a vegan hater, well let's expand to a people hater. He sounds angry and unhappy. His sarcasm and foul language is better suited for a raunchy stand up comedian. The concern here is the uninformed listeners might actually take this book seriously. That's the danger in this joke. Also, something went terribly wrong with the acoustics. It sounded like he was recording in a shower stall. If this book had to be sold...it should have been marketed as comedy genre. Don't waste your time or money on this one!

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  • Lise
  • 10-06-16

Couldn't get past first 5 minutes

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The beginning was offensive so I stopped listening. I assume the rest would be the same. Any book that talks about your neighbours being able to smell your b---s because you have been wearing the same shorts for 3 days, lacks credibility and is insulting to its readers. Disgusting!

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  • j
  • 24-06-13

the metabolic vegan

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes. this book looks at vegan food-ism and lifestyle through the lens of optimal metabolism which is the only optimal road to long lasting health practices.