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  • Just Eat It

  • By: Laura Thomas
  • Narrated by: Laura Thomas
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Just Eat It isn’t just an audiobook. It’s part of a movement to give women power and control over our bodies. To free us from restrictive dieting, disordered eating and punishing exercise. To reject the guilt and anxiety associated with eating and, ultimately, to help us feel good about ourselves. This anti-diet guide from registered nutritionist Laura Thomas PhD can help you sort out your attitude to food and ditch punishing exercise routines. As a qualified practitioner of Intuitive Eating - a method that helps followers tune in to innate hunger and fullness cues - Thomas gives you the freedom to enjoy food on your own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Life changing!

  • By Katie Burman on 16-01-2019

Incredibly honest

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Reviewed: 01-02-2019

I have to admit that I haven't finished this book yet. In fact, when I bought it I was pretty sure that I would probably end up exchanging it for something else, most likely a book about Keto or Intermittent Fasting since they are the latest diets that guarantee rapid weight loss without pain or denial.
The thing is, I have tried all of the latest diets, pretty much from the time I was 18. When I started trying different diets I was not actually overweight, I just felt compelled to be thinner than I was because I wanted to look like the stick figures that I was seeing on the TV and in magazines. Now, here I am, 40 years later and still rolling from one diet to another.
Today, however, I started listening to this book. It is not wishy washy, it does not promise anything, it is just downright honest. Food is not the problem.

  • The Simple Path to Wealth

  • Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich, Free Life
  • By: JL Collins
  • Narrated by: JL Collins, Peter Adeney
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

This book grew out of a series of letters to my daughter concerning various things - mostly about money and investing - she was not yet quite ready to hear. Since money is the single most powerful tool we have for navigating this complex world we've created, understanding it is critical.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the book and love the narration

  • By Starbuck on 14-11-2018

Love the book and love the narration

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Reviewed: 14-11-2018

This book has so much relevance, even for Australia. There are chapters relating to 401K but I even managed to get useful info out of those chapters. Every Mum and Dad investor or young person starting out in life should read this.
I am close to retirement and learnt so much but wish I had read something like this 30 years ago.
I could seriously listen to this guy all day. I believe he has retired now but he could get a job on the side narrating.

  • Atomic Habits

  • An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
  • By: James Clear
  • Narrated by: James Clear
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,235
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,033
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,028

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Atomic Habits by James Clear, read by the author. A revolutionary system to get 1 percent better every day. People think when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions - doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early or holding a single short phone call. He calls them atomic habits. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You need this book. Yes, you! You need it.

  • By Anonymous User on 26-10-2018

Best book on habits I have read

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Reviewed: 27-10-2018

The content and narration are great. I have listened several times and will probably listen again. There is so much helpful advice and evidence based fact. My only gripe is that it should have come with a PDF. I find it very annoying when referred to a website to look up further content.

  • Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris, Jeffrey Warren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

ABC News anchor Dan Harris used to think that meditation was for people who collect crystals, play Ultimate Frisbee, and use the word ""namaste"" without irony. After he had a panic attack on live television, he went on a strange and circuitous journey that ultimately led him to become one of meditation's most vocal public proponents. Here's what he's fixated on now: Science suggests that meditation can lower blood pressure, mitigate depression and anxiety, and literally rewire key parts of the brain, among numerous other benefits. And yet there are millions of people who want to meditate but aren't actually practising. What's holding them back?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Alright but not as good as 10% happier

  • By Holly Priddis on 06-11-2018

A great listen

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Reviewed: 02-08-2018

This book is exactly what I needed to hear. I have been trying to get into meditation for years but could never get my head around it. Now I realise that it just does not have to be that hard.

  • The Diabetes Code

  • By: Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Jason Fung
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36

From acclaimed author Dr. Jason Fung, a revolutionary guide to reversing diabetes. Dr. Jason Fung forever changed the way we think about obesity with his best-selling book The Obesity Code. Now he has set out to do the same for type 2 diabetes. Today, most doctors, dietitians, and even diabetes specialists consider type 2 diabetes to be a chronic and progressive disease, a life sentence with no possibility of parole.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All the questions answered.<br />

  • By dorothy Soper on 13-04-2018

The book is great but where is the PDF???

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Reviewed: 07-07-2018

Great book, great information and great narration but refers many times to the PDF. Where is the PDF???

  • The Idiot Brain

  • A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head Is Really up To
  • By: Dean Burnett
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Why do you lose arguments with people who know MUCH LESS than you? Why can you recognise that woman, from that thing...but can't remember her name? And why, after your last break-up, did you find yourself in the foetal position on the sofa for days, moving only to wipe the snot and tears haphazardly from your face? Here's why: the idiot brain. For something supposedly so brilliant and evolutionarily advanced, the human brain is pretty messy, fallible and disorganised.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Information and humor

  • By John Robinson on 03-01-2017

A great listen

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Reviewed: 25-06-2018

This book has the perfect combination, a scientist who refers to evidence based research but who also has a great sense of humour which is reflected in his writing.
I learnt so much from this book. It is not airy fairy stuff, just facts rolled into a great format.
As for the narrator.... Awesome! I could listen to him all day, great tone and great accent.

  • Emotional Agility

  • Get Unstuck, Embrace Change and Thrive in Work and Life
  • By: Susan David
  • Narrated by: Claire Gordon-Webster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Emotional Agility by Susan David, read by Claire Gordon-Webster. Every day we speak around 16,000 words - but inside our minds we create tens of thousands more. Thoughts such as 'I'm not spending enough time with my children' or 'I'm not good enough to present my work' can seem to be unshakable facts. In reality they're the judgemental opinions of our inner voices.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easy to follow, insightful

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-03-2018

A worthwhile read

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Reviewed: 09-01-2018

I enjoyed this book up until the last 3 chapters which just didn't apply to my life. I read another review which described the book as a "re hash". This may well be true but it is the first book of this kind that I have been able to tolerate without being bored to tears. The narration was great and I have already began applying some of the principles to my life with good effect.

  • Wired to Eat

  • How to Rewire Your Appetite and Lose Weight for Good
  • By: Robb Wolf
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

One month to reset your metabolism for lasting fat loss. One week to discover the carbs that are right for you. With weekly shopping lists and over 70 fully anglicised recipes. In Wired to Eat, superstar US diet expert, paleo sensation and New York Times best-selling author of The Paleo Solution Robb Wolf will show you how to change your eating habits for good, tailor your diet to fit your personal needs and shed weight fast - and never put it back on!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book. No PDF.

  • By Anonymous User on 30-11-2017

No PDF

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 26-11-2017

The book refers to a PDF but there is none attached. It is hard to follow the instructions without a PDF to refer to .

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Recovery

  • Freedom from Our Addictions
  • By: Russell Brand
  • Narrated by: Russell Brand
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579

This is the age of addiction, a condition so epidemic, so all encompassing and ubiquitous, that unless you are fortunate enough to be an extreme case, you probably don't know that you have it. What unhealthy habits and attachments are holding your life together? Are you unconsciously dependent on food? Bad relationships? A job that doesn't fulfill you? Numb, constant perusal of your phone, looking for what? My qualification for writing this book is not that I am better than you, it's that I am worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Are you a bit F*cked?

  • By Craig on 22-09-2017

I am not a Russell Brand fan but this book is good

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Reviewed: 08-10-2017

This book is relevant to so many different forms of addiction, not just drugs or alcohol. I would rate this alongside Gabriel Mate for sheer brilliance in being able to get the message of addiction and recovery through to the listener.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Running Man

  • A Memoir
  • By: Charlie Engle
  • Narrated by: Charlie Engle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 90

After a decade-long addiction to crack cocaine and alcohol, Charlie Engle hit bottom with a near-fatal six-day binge that ended in a hail of bullets. As Engle got sober, he turned to running, which became his lifeline, his pastime, and his salvation. He began with marathons, and when marathons weren't far enough, he began to take on ultramarathons, races that went for 35, 50, and sometimes hundreds of miles, traveling to some of the most unforgiving places on earth to race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling Story

  • By Anonymous User on 08-07-2018

Great book and great narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 20-09-2017

I found this book to be incredibly honest as well as motivating. Charlie Engle does not big note himself. He discusses his flaws and successes with equal emphasis. Great great book