Audiobook Reviews in Five Minutes

Janna

Janna

Looking for your next Audiobook listen, but not sure where to start? The Audiobook Reviews in Five Minutes podcast covers highlights of my latest non-fiction audiobook recommendations; topics include culture, ideas, history, and communication.

Review of Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization by Edward Slingerland, read by Tom Parks
September 21, 2021x
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00:06:5712.76 MB

Review of Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization by Edward Slingerland, read by Tom Parks

Distinguished University Scholar and Professor of Philosophy Edward Slingerland makes a bold claim in his new book in that overall and over the course of history, alcohol has produced net positive benefits for both individuals and cultures, or our taste for it would have been eliminated by genetic o...

Review of Things I Learned from Falling by Claire Nelson
September 14, 2021x
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00:09:5118.05 MB

Review of Things I Learned from Falling by Claire Nelson

Things I learned from Falling is promoted as a memoir by Claire Nelson, who shares how she fell over 25 feet after wandering off the trail in a deserted corner of Joshua Tree Park. The fall shattered her pelvis, rendering her immobile. She lay in a canyon for the next four days, exposed to the relen...

Review of Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence by Dr. Anna Lembke
September 07, 2021x
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00:07:1713.35 MB

Review of Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence by Dr. Anna Lembke

Anna Lembke is the medical director of Stanford Addiction Medicine, program director for the Stanford Addiction Medicine Fellowship, and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. She is the recipient of numerous awards for outstanding research in mental illness, for excellence ...

Review of The Comfort Book by Matt Haig
August 31, 2021x
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00:06:1211.38 MB

Review of The Comfort Book by Matt Haig

Matt Haig is an author for children and adults. His memoir, Reasons to Stay Alive, was a number one bestseller, staying in the British top ten for 46 weeks. His children’s book A Boy Called Christmaswas a runaway hit and is translated in over 40 languages. It is being made into a film starring Maggi...

Review of Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman
August 24, 2021x
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00:06:2411.73 MB

Review of Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman

Oliver Burkeman is the author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking (2012) and Help! How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done (2011), a collection of columns for the Guardian newspaper. Four Thousand Weeks is about making the most of our radically fini...

Review of This Is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan
August 17, 2021x
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00:06:3111.96 MB

Review of This Is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan is an American author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also the director of the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism. Pollan’s 2021 book, This is Your Mind on Plants, features three essays about...

Critique and Compare: How to Do the Work by Dr. Nicole LePera vs. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel A. van der Kolk
August 03, 2021x
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00:12:4323.29 MB

Critique and Compare: How to Do the Work by Dr. Nicole LePera vs. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel A. van der Kolk

Self-help references on social media seem to be more popular these days, especially as many of us seek to move forward from pandemic life to something new and not quite back to normal. Perhaps it’s that more of us are self-conscious as we venture out into pubic life, and maybe it’s also that the pan...

Review of Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York by Elon Green, read by David Pittu
July 27, 2021x
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00:07:1513.29 MB

Review of Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York by Elon Green, read by David Pittu

The Last Call Killer preyed upon gay men in New York in the ‘80s and ‘90s and had all the hallmarks of the most notorious serial killers. Yet because of the sexuality of his victims, New York City’s high murder rates, and the AIDS epidemic, his murders have been almost entirely forgotten. This is jo...

Review of Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard
July 20, 2021x
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00:07:5714.59 MB

Review of Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard

Suzanne Simard is a professor in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences and teaches at the University of British Columbia. She was born in the Monashee Mountains of British Columbia in 1960. Her family were loggers, so it seemed like a natural fit for her to join a commercial logging com...

Review of The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet by John Green
July 13, 2021x
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Review of The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet by John Green

The Anthropocene Reviewed started out as a podcast, where bestselling author John Green tried to make sense of some of the contradictions of human life – how we can be so compassionate, and yet so cruel. So persistent, yet so quick to despair. Green says that above all, he wanted to understand the c...