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Well worth the credit

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Reviewed: 09-11-2019

I listened to this book after listening to "The boy who was raised in a dog cage", which by the way is another amazing book!
This book is so informative and insightful. I have learnt more from this book regarding the effect of trauma and the mind/body than I have throughout my 35 year career in emergency nursing. I recommend it !
I found the narration a little slow at first but soon realised that this was a good thing as there is so much information to digest. The slightly slow narration allows some extra time to digest the meaning.

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An incredible book

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Reviewed: 06-11-2019

This book should be read by every parent, health professional, teacher or anyone who has contact with children. Such an important book.

Gut wrenchingly honest account

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Reviewed: 24-08-2019

Fantastic book. Great narration. An honest and insightful account of the reality and challenge of Ultra running. Best I have read

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Don't be put off by the title!

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Reviewed: 10-08-2019

When I saw the title I thought this was another author who has jumped on the "f***ked bandwagon.
I decided to listen and was blown away by both the content and the narrator.
This is a great book. Bought me to tears, made me smile and almost made me cheer out loud. I did an Ironman 8 years ago and since then have let things slip in every way. This book has motivated me to stop going so f*cking slow!!
Highly recommend.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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???

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.