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  • 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 182
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 157

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

A must listen

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Reviewed: 17-07-2018

For anyone struggling with weight, this book is a must. Not only will it help you understand how it is not your fault it will outline what you need to do to change it for the rest of your life. Love it.

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  • Is There No Place on Earth for Me?

  • By: Susan Sheehan
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith, Kate Reading
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

This renowned journalist's classic Pulitzer Prize winning investigation of schizophrenia - now reissued with a new postscript - follows a flamboyant and fiercely intelligent young woman as she struggles in the throes of mental illness. "Sylvia Frumkin" was born in 1948 and began showing signs of schizophrenia in her teens. She spent the next seventeen years in and out of mental institutions. In 1978, reporter Susan Sheehan took an interest in her and, for more than two years, became immersed in her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • no place

  • By Rah on 12-12-2016

no place

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-12-2016

interesting, factual and detailed account of a person suffering from schizophrenia from the view primarily of the mental health system, her family and community. Does detail many of the ways she was failed by those around her but does not gain insight into her own perspective as her own insight was impaired. Overall an in depth illustration of mental illness.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Quiet Room

  • By: Amanda Bennett, Lori Schiller
  • Narrated by: Mary Beth Hurt
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

An electrifying true story of one young woman's nightmarish descent into the hell of schizophrenia and her courageous battle to rejoin the real world, such is the story of Lori Schiller. Once she had it all - a loving family, devoted friends, intelligence, and opportunity. Then at age 15 she began to suffer from symptoms of schizophrenia, hearing voices that began to take over her life. At 23, she committed herself to a private mental institution and spent the next 7 years waging a war against the voices that urged her to kill her family, her doctor, herself. This account of a journey into and out of madness is at once gripping, heartening, and ultimately triumphant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great read

  • By Rah on 12-11-2016

great read

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-2016

this is a very insightful read about one womans struggle to overcome mental illlness, well written, well performed but terrible audio quality.

  • Out Came the Sun

  • Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family
  • By: Mariel Hemingway
  • Narrated by: Mariel Hemingway
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

A moving, compelling memoir about growing up and escaping the tragic legacy of mental illness, suicide, addiction, and depression in one of America's most famous families: the Hemingways.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping story.

  • By P. Howden on 30-11-2016

Good bio

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-10-2016

I enjoyed her story and performance... it was not extraordinary but entertaining and insightful. Her outlook was thoughtful but she minimises her own trauma and mental battles. as with all of us it is easier to see others than to notice yourself.

  • Why Jesus?

  • Rediscovering His Truth in an Age of Mass-Marketed Spirituality
  • By: Ravi Zacharias
  • Narrated by: Ravi Zacharias
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

The author believes that over the past forty years movements like New Age spirituality and society's obsession with human potential have combined like a "perfect storm" to redefine for popular culture what has been for centuries the classic biblical definition of the person, work, and teaching of Jesus Christ. Major new age and human potential tenets will be discussed like: the belief that we are all gods and have to discover our divinity; Jesus was only a good teacher; Christianity is but one among many ways to eternal life; reincarnation is real; Jesus was married; truth is relative; there is no sin; and perfection is possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative

  • By Yvonne Vujcich on 02-07-2018

Rational, intelligent and wise.

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Reviewed: 17-08-2016

A rational, intelligent and wise response to the new spirituality. Dr Ravi is a great thinker and an often poetic writer.