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  • The Telomere Effect

  • The New Science of Living Younger
  • By: Dr Elizabeth Blackburn, Dr Elissa Epel
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Nobel Prize winner Dr Elizabeth Blackburn and leading health psychologist Dr Elissa Epel have discovered biological markers called telomeres, which can help us to understand how healthy our cells are and what we can do to improve them. The Telomere Effect looks at ideas including how biological age is not chronological age, a biological basis for the mind-body connection and how sleep and diet can affect telomeres.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring and spiritual

  • By Umi Olsen on 05-05-2017

Try to live a good life

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-04-2017

Would you listen to The Telomere Effect again? Why?

No. Its read by a know-it-all smug granny.

What did you like best about this story?

Info was good and up to date. Like the references to studies.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Suzanne Toren?

The authors perhaps. Just not one who is talking to you like she's trying to get you to join her bible studies group. Stop smiling while reading as its unnatural in delivery.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Any additional comments?

Its good info, however its a bit jumbled and long winded in repeating the same bits over again. It could be about 1/2 the length if they just go to the point. Would be better with summaries at the end of the chapters. Quizzes in the audio were just horrible. Put them in the PDF.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far

  • Why Are We Here?
  • By: Lawrence M. Krauss
  • Narrated by: Lawrence Krauss
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality - a grand poetic vision of nature - and how we find our place within it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly the Greatest story ever told so far

  • By Andrew on 18-04-2017

Truly the Greatest story ever told so far

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-04-2017

Would you listen to The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far again? Why?

Yes. Lawrence is so passionate at trying to teach or help people understand science, and his enthusiasm just doesn't seem to wane. Also his subtle and not so subtle digs at those who think they know about the universe but really do not. Such an expansive and up to date view of the nature of all things as humanity knows it to be. Its a must read for anyone interested in the natural world and the universe.

What about Lawrence Krauss’s performance did you like?

His love of the journey of science and discovery and of the true nature of the universe comes across. He removes the smoke and mirrors that clouds the understanding of those who care to see or want to know.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

the title.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for the follow up.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful