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  • A Moveable Feast

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: James Naughton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 13
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Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. It is his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, filled with irreverent portraits of other expatriate luminaries such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein; tender memories of his first wife, Hadley; and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and brilliantly narrated

  • By Fiona on 01-11-2018

Great book and brilliantly narrated

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Reviewed: 01-11-2018

The narrator was the perfect choice for Hemingway and did a brilliant job of a great book.

  • The Obesity Code

  • Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
  • By: Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 181
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    5 out of 5 stars 157
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    5 out of 5 stars 156

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
  • Great scientific analysis

  • By Louise on 06-12-2017

Not a great listen but potentially life changing

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Reviewed: 21-09-2018

I really didn't enjoy listening to this book - it was delivered well but the text was repetitive and rambling with some annoying metaphors. I didn't find the author convincing but as it progressed I became more accepting of his argument. I really wanted it to get to the point for every chapter. Nonetheless, it does present a compelling case for radically decreasing sugar and how to reset one's hormonal - insulin thermostat. If you can hang in there until the last couple of chapters it is worth the wait. You could go straight to the "solution" but you will miss understanding the reasoning and hence may make some errors when implementing the suggestions. I will be trying this out and see how it goes for permanent weight loss. It could be the best weight loss solution thus far.... though that has been said many times before about diets, as the book itself acknowledges, so proceed with caution - albeit with some confidence that this could be the one!!

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  • Lost Connections

  • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Johann Hari
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 652
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
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From the New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic concepts

  • By Anonymous User on 19-02-2018

Astounding book

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Reviewed: 30-08-2018

What an astounding book! I am so grateful to have read it and grateful that it was written. Excellent story telling and research. This is a life changer. Wow it will really provide a guide for oneself and for social change in dealing with anxiety, depression and how to live a better life. It’s a book to re-read and process slowly so to integrate some of the lessons into the world. Thank you Johann.