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  • Sapiens

  • De : Yuval Noah Harari
  • Lu par : Derek Perkins
  • Durée : 15 h et 18 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 147
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Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent book

  • Auteur(s) : william von kohler le 15/03/2017

Great book

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Rédigé le : 16/10/2016

Loved this book. Very comprehensive, and an interresting and at times eye opening read. Not afraid to tackle tabous, and a pretty honest look at history, i think.

  • JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet

  • Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks
  • De : JJ Virgin
  • Lu par : Tara Ochs
  • Durée : 7 h
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    2 out of 5 stars 1
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JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet will revolutionize how listeners think about (and eat) sugar. This two-week, low-sugar diet helps retrain taste buds, restore sugar sensitivity, heal the digestive tract, rev up metabolism, and promote rapid weight loss. It also helps reverse premature aging, while heading off most chronic and inflammatory illnesses where they start.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Her style doesn't resonate with me at all

  • Auteur(s) : Andra V. le 18/09/2016

Her style doesn't resonate with me at all

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Rédigé le : 18/09/2016

This book was written as a commercial. It took an effort of will to finish it, it was soooo annoying! The info is mostly ok, nothing new, just annother low carb diet book. But the style is just impossible! At times it was down right condescending!
I've been eating low carb for almost 6 months now and lost over 10 kilos. I started after reading Grain Brain, and realising that i was probably insulin resistant and at any rate quite a slave to carbs. But had i read this book first, i doubt i would have ever started, the tone would have soooo put me off, i got annoyed avery 5 minutes or so! Luckily i've only decided to take a look at this now in case it had some hidden gem. I haven't found any, appart from the realization that JJ's style is not compatible with my personality and i should probably stay away from her books.

  • The Signature of All Things

  • A Novel
  • De : Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Lu par : Juliet Stevenson
  • Durée : 21 h et 43 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 6
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In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the 18th and 19th centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker - a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really loved this book

  • Auteur(s) : Andra V. le 30/05/2016

Really loved this book

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Rédigé le : 30/05/2016

Very interesting story, and i really liked how it was written. The characters are very engaging, and the whole scenary is very vivid. It is a very well reasearched book, and well worth reading.

  • Dragons at Crumbling Castle

  • And Other Tales
  • De : Terry Pratchett
  • Lu par : Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Durée : 4 h et 8 min
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A wonderful collection of short stories by master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett, featuring dragons, dinosaurs, cavemen and car races! Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur's knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It's a disaster! Luckily, there's a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who's willing to fill it. Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfiddle the wizard, Ralph sets out to defeat the fearsome fire-breathers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • Auteur(s) : Andra V. le 16/05/2016

Delightful

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Rédigé le : 16/05/2016

This is a wonderful book for kids. Very funny and imaginative. Adults who like Terry's style and witt will undoubtably love it too! Great fun!

  • Good Calories, Bad Calories

  • Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health
  • De : Gary Taubes
  • Lu par : Mike Chamberlain
  • Durée : 25 h et 35 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, like white flour, easily digested starches, and sugars, and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comprehensive review of the actual science

  • Auteur(s) : Andra V. le 21/03/2016

Comprehensive review of the actual science

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Rédigé le : 21/03/2016

As a scientist, though in a completely different field, i understand very well how this could have happened. Unfortunately, we are all liable to become victims of our egos, and treat our ideas as revelations making us prophets of truth, and anyone who has a different oppinion a heretic. Science is passion, and where there is passion there may also be blindness if we are not watching ourselves and consciously staying open minded. Needles to say, the growing pressure to publish ever more quickly and the focus on the quantity rather than the quality of the science is not conducive to open minded inquiery. I am saddened to see the situation is the same in medical science. I have been looking for a review of the dietary science behind healthy diet guidelines as i could not reconcile some of my own observations on my path to a healthy life with the accepted dogma. This book is providing a great review of the literature and clarified the situation a great deal. Now i understand why the dogma doesn't work, and where my reactions come from. I have suspected for some time that i was addicted to sugar and had noticed eating carbs tended to keep me hungry. Now if i could just as easily become a meat eater as it was understanding why carbs are fattening it would be great! I've spent most of my life eating meat more as a side dish, and never found it particularly paletable, especially when it comes to red meet, like beef or lamb. That's not likely to make curbing my carb addiction easy, but i'll live with it.

  • Big Magic

  • Creative Living Beyond Fear
  • De : Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Lu par : Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Durée : 5 h et 6 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be required reading

  • Auteur(s) : Andra V. le 17/12/2015

Should be required reading

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Rédigé le : 17/12/2015

This book is awesome! Such truth! It should be required reading for all, but especially for teachers and parents, and all who shape young creative minds! Loved it!

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  • The Gospel of Loki

  • De : Joanne M. Harris
  • Lu par : Allan Corduner
  • Durée : 10 h et 6 min
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With his notorious reputation for trickery and deception, and an ability to cause as many problems as he solves, Loki is a Norse god like no other. Demon-born, he is viewed with deepest suspicion by his fellow gods who will never accept him as one of their own and for this he vows to take his revenge. But while Loki is planning the downfall of Asgard and the humiliation of his tormentors, greater powers are conspiring against the gods and a battle is brewing that will change the fate of the Worlds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it! Masterfull story and telling

  • Auteur(s) : Andra V. le 22/08/2015

Loved it! Masterfull story and telling

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Rédigé le : 22/08/2015

Beautifull telling! I enjouyed it tremendously! The telling of the story from Loki's point of view is very authentic. Gripping and filled with humour. Sooo "Loki"!
The narrator did a great job! But then again i liked his way of storytelling from before. He puts passion in the reading, i feel he does a great job of first person narative.
Strongly recommend this listen to anyone who wants to escape into myth for a day and likes to contemplate the complexity of the human experience. It's a great mirror into what drives us and how we weave our stories to explain our choices to ourselves. But be careful, you might not be able to stop listening once the storry grips you, and it grips you quickly! Fair warning!