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Do you want to lose fat, double testosterone, get the perfect posterior or give your partner a fifteen-minute female orgasm? Whatever your physical goal, The 4-Hour Body eclipses every other health manual by sharing the best kept secrets in the latest science and research to provide new strategies for redesigning the human body. And you don't need to exhaust yourself. International bestselling author, Timothy Ferriss, helps you reach your true genetic potential in 3-6 months with a commitment of less than four hours per week. You can pick and choose from a menu of options, from simple to extreme, for dramatic body changes. Based on over 15 years of research, The 4-Hour Body will give unbelievable results and change the way you look forever.

Includes a PDF of workout regimes, case studies and nutritional advice to get you started. Do you want to lose fat, double testosterone, get the perfect posterior or give your partner a fifteen-minute female orgasm? Whatever your physical goal, The 4-Hour Body eclipses every other health manual by sharing the best kept secrets in the latest science and research to provide new strategies for redesigning the human body. And you don't need to exhaust yourself. International bestselling author, Timothy Ferriss, helps you reach your true genetic potential in 3-6 months with a commitment of less than four hours per week. You can pick and choose from a menu of options, from simple to extreme, for dramatic body changes.

Based on over 15 years of research, The 4-Hour Body will give unbelievable results and change the way you look forever. Includes a PDF of workout regimes, case studies and nutritional advice to get you started.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2011 Timothy Ferris (P)2011 Random House AudioBooks

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An absolute disappointment

This is such a technical and jargon ridden book and just awful to listen to. There are way too many acronyms and measurements having the promised downloadable support material may have helped to understand. But where is it? It is a waste of time and money. I’d like to get a refund please?

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  • dan
  • 29-04-2017

Don't waste your money

What disappointed you about The 4-Hour Body?

Outdated diet advice questionable training protocols I doubt this would work for many peolpe. Refers to written material not provided. Not very inspiring Tim rates himself gets boring after a while.

Would you ever listen to anything by Tim Ferriss again?

Probably not

What didn’t you like about Zach McLarty’s performance?

Zach was all good

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment

Any additional comments?

The reputation of this book far out ways it's content

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buy the hard copy book

a good companion to the hard copy but very hard to follow if just a stand alone audiobook

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self important author

couldbt get past the first chapter yet another person promiting crap. not what i wanted nor recommend.

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Comes across as bragging.

The first half has some decent insights even though the narrator comes across as arrogant and kind of talks down to his audience. I cringed when he said he cleared his throat before saying he is a happy participant in sex research. When he started talking about porn stars and sexual education involving watching women getting fingered I disconnected. I was asking myself WTF am I listening to here?

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Great book but a little out dated

Still heaps of good information and turning the “light back on” moments for me. With plenty of laughs as well. Would love a follow up.

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Dodgy advice that isn't healthy

He mentions things like binging and then having enough caffeine so that it has a laxative effect so you don't absorb as many calories.
This is literally Pro-ana advice.
That's not healthy.
Couldn't finish it.
Also only eating fruit once a week and using supplements for pretty much everything instead? Yikes

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Sex is important!

this book had soooo much more in it than I had anticipated. Thanks for the info I will definitely be reviewing this book again soon!

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Tim is a robot

Yes, Timothy Ferriss is a robot.
In this audiobook he states exactly what you need to do to achieve specific measurable results. No more, no less. It may not be within the realms of your ability but if you follow his instruction to the letter, you will achieve whatever results you desire.

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Only downfall is that its Abridged!!

The book itself is great, I have the physical copy also and it's as relevant now (probably even more so) than it was when I bought it in 2011.

However they abridged an already concise book and I feel they really lost some of the best parts in doing so!!

Still worth the listen, its great as a guide. But do yourself a favour and purchase a physical copy after listening. There are so many great and important details that were left out when abridging this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-04-2016

Diet or drug plan!?

After listening to this book I feel like if I were to follow it to the letter I would end up taking more pills than eating food! Not a big drug taker so not particularly impressed.

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  • iainxiao
  • 19-01-2016

Not so easy to digest as audiobook

Note: this review is mainly on the experience of listening to 4HB as an audiobook.

I tried this because I listened to - and really enjoyed - The 4-Hour Workweek as an audiobook. This one doesn't work quite as well in audiobook format because there are more portions of the book that require following Tim Ferriss' many "recipes," taking in scientific terms, drug names, foods that may be obscure to some listeners, and so on. I'll definitely be listening again.

A more general observation: I suspect readers will also be very selective with which aspects of the content of the 4HB they choose to try out - certain parts are definitely for real experimenters (like Ferriss himself), whereas much of the 4HWW seemed quite readily applicable to most people willing to buy into the book's main concepts.

Overall, all of Tim Ferriss' books are probably most effectively approached in book form, where his lists of data, links and formulas for "lifestyle design" can be read and digested in your own time. If you have the time, that is. I don't get through books particularly quickly, and so I've still really enjoyed getting through the concepts via these audiobooks.

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  • Wayne
  • 02-01-2012

Advice worth listening too!

Where does The 4 Hour Body rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best I have heard, short and entertaining!!

What other book might you compare The 4 Hour Body to and why?

none similar

What does Zach McLarty bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A pleasant voice, well chosen for this audio book

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, I did it in one sitting and then revisited a lot of sections

Any additional comments?

Tim Ferriss is exceptional and unique.... he tests EVERYTHING in life. Advice from someone who actually tests, perfects and wears the T-shirt. Certainly invest in this book now!

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  • Corne Kruger
  • 10-10-2018

Interesting and Useful

I would highly recommend a read.
this should be listened to with a pinch of salt but what he advocates is that even if it is not certain yet, why not try it and getting up and doing a bit extra for the quality of your life.

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  • AnRb
  • 25-03-2015

Motivational

A good 4 hr listen. Some great tips to live a better life. I would definitely recommend this to friends.

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  • Adib
  • 06-08-2016

Buy the book not the audio

Too much info for an audio book. It's a reference book you want to keep coming back to.

I bought the physical book because it's excellent but I wouldn't recommend the audio

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-01-2019

F'ing superb

As above, obviously your view may vary due to your personal assimilation. I notice people have whined about the audiobook version- it's an audiobook! there is an accompanying pdf. I've managed to take a lot in on 2.5 speed and bookmarking anything relevant to look up. cheers Tim, not listened to any of your other books but feel I should

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  • Jen
  • 17-10-2012

Listen to a sample 1st

I am so sorry that I feel the strong urge to write this review feeling the way I do about The 4-Hour Body.

I believe if you cant say something positive then you should probably stay quiet but I really hated this audio book. Tim's regime was recommended by a friend and not having the time to read the book I thought an audio version would be just the thing. But right from the start I found it irritating and the narrator's tone highly annoying. It just wound me up the wrong way. The constant use of meaningless acronyms, CUOMA, was just confusing and ridiculous.

Actually as I write this I have thought of 1 positive thing to say about this book I found it so annoying that the nettles I was clearing whilst listening to it didn't stand a chance. So, if you are considering buying the audio version of the book and can listen to the sample without getting annoyed then maybe you will enjoy this book. Just remember to have your Acronym head on whilst listening otherwise you will get totally confused.

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  • Mr Graham J Turner
  • 30-09-2018

great idea

love the concept and a great way to start, some super ideas and a lot of food for thought

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  • Kerry
  • 04-07-2017

Exceptional information!

Every time I listen to it I get something new. I've followed the nutritional wisdom and slow carb diet here for just over a month and lost 12% body fat, 1 stone in weight and 4" off my waist!! I'm not stopping, either, I feel super sexy and the healthiest I've been in decades! 😁

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  • Kieran McLoughlin
  • 06-01-2021

Really solid book with interesting insights.

Perhaps the book which really shows how much Tim Ferriss really loves to experiment with himself and supply his findings. In this he discusses many of his protocols for getting in shape and developing your body. However, I'd actually say this book is more than just that. it's also a book which subtlety teaches how to go about pursing any kind of goal, just like how the 4-hour chef was a secret book on the art of learning. In this respect there are many gems worth taking advantage of. While there is a lot of technical knowledge (I guess having a physical copy would help a lot with this) which is hard to digest audibly may put some people off. I'd say persevere in this case. There are some gems worth discovering here.

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  • Arun
  • 23-03-2015

Very good as last book

Too many acronyms almost renders audio book useless but stick with it, worth it!! Recommended listen and I think it's probably worth getting on Kindle as a reread.

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  • Kim Parkinson
  • 28-05-2021

No chapter references

A book that’s written for referencing specific areas - but the audio version doesn’t even have chapter titles?!

Suuuuper lazy audible

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  • Steve Biddick
  • 21-02-2021

A weird composite of incongruent fractions - lists

This book is frustrating - info overload and too much analysis necessary to unpack anything useful. Like 4hww it is fun and the pace is good but the stuff about sex is an incongruous bolt on and the longevity stuff reads like unfinished research for a blog post - lists are fun, I guess.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-09-2020

Great book

I have recommended this book to several people. So helpful and easy to follow

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