Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance [Audiobook]

Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance [Audiobook]
Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance [Audiobook] by Alex Hutchinson, read by Robert G Slade
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 11 hrs 9 mins | 306.65MB

Writing from both the cutting edge of scientific discovery and the front-lines of elite athletic performance, National Magazine Award-winning science journalist Alex Hutchinson presents a revolutionary account of the dynamic and controversial new science of endurance.

The capacity to endure is perhaps the key trait that separates champions and determines great performance in any field - from a 100-meter sprint to a 100-mile ultramarathon, from summiting Everest to acing finals. But what if everything we've been taught about endurance was wrong? What if we all have more potential than we think to go farther, push harder, and achieve more?

Blending cutting-edge science and gripping storytelling in the vein of Malcolm Gladwell - who forewords the book - Hutchinson reveals that a wave of paradigm-altering research over the past decade suggests that the seemingly physical barriers you encounter are mediated as much by your brain as by your body. But it's not "all in your head." For each of the physical limits that Hutchinson explores - pain, muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, fuel - he carefully disentangles the delicate interplay of mind and muscle by telling the riveting stories of men and women who've approached (and sometimes surpassed) their own ultimate limits.

As the longtime "Sweat Science" columnist for Outside and Runner's World as well as a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and New York Times, Hutchinson draws on his background as a former national-team long-distance runner and Cambridge-trained physicist. But the lessons he draws from traveling to labs around the world and trying out new endurance-boosting techniques like electric brain stimulation and brain endurance training are surprisingly universal. Endurance, he writes, is "the struggle to continue against a mounting desire to stop" - and we're always capable of pushing a little farther.

The Education of a Coroner: Lessons in Investigating Death [Audiobook]

The Education of a Coroner: Lessons in Investigating Death [Audiobook]
The Education of a Coroner: Lessons in Investigating Death [Audiobook] by John Bateson, read by Kirby Heyborne
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 11 hrs 24 mins | 313.49MB

Marin County, California is a study in contradictions. Its natural beauty attracts thousands of visitors every year, yet the county also is home to San Quentin Prison, one of the oldest and largest penitentiaries in the country. Marin ranks in the top one percent of counties nationwide in terms of affluence and overall health, yet it is far above the norm in drug overdoses and alcoholism, and comprises a large percentage of suicides from the Golden Gate Bridge.

Ken Holmes worked in the Marin County Coroner's Office for 36 years, starting as a death investigator and ending as the three-term, elected coroner. As he grew into the job - which is different from what is depicted on television - Holmes learned a variety of skills, from finding hidden clues at death scenes, interviewing witnesses effectively, managing bystanders and reporters, preparing testimony for court, to notifying families of a death with sensitivity and compassion. He also learned about different kinds of firearms, all types of drugs - prescription and illegal - and about certain unexpected and potentially fatal phenomena such as autoeroticism.

Finish First: Winning Changes Everything [Audiobook]

Finish First: Winning Changes Everything [Audiobook]
Finish First: Winning Changes Everything [Audiobook] by Scott Hamilton, Allison Fallon, read by Scott Hamilton
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 4 hrs 25 mins | 121.66MB

Go for the win! Achieve excellence and be better than you've ever been!

In his years as a professional ice-skater, Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton learned to embrace the mind-set of working hard to "beat" the competition. But it seems competition has gotten a bad rap these days. We've bought in to the belief that it is unfair to participants to rank performance. Yet competition is in fact a good thing because it's about working toward excellence.

Finish First is a wake-up call for business leaders, entrepreneurs, spouses, parents, and even students to stop settling for mediocre and begin to revitalize their intrinsic will to achieve excellence and go for the win. Most of us feel we were made for something more, but we're often afraid to allow ourselves to be competitive because we think our finishing first might somehow rob others of their chance to shine. This book encourages the hidden potential, the champion within all of us, to come out - which eventually brings our families, our marriages, our careers, our businesses, and the world around us the greatest possible good.

The Code of Trust: An American Counterintelligence Expert's Five Rules to Lead and Succeed [Audiobook]

The Code of Trust: An American Counterintelligence Expert's Five Rules to Lead and Succeed [Audiobook]
The Code of Trust: An American Counterintelligence Expert's Five Rules to Lead and Succeed [Audiobook] by Robin Dreeke, Cameron Stauth, read by Robin Dreeke
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 9 hrs 27 mins | 260.02MB

This audibook is read by the author, with a forward read by Joe Navarro. Robin Dreeke is a 28-year veteran of federal service, including the United States Naval Academy and the United States Marine Corps. He served most recently as a senior agent in the FBI, with 20 years of experience. He was, until recently, the head of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program, where his primary mission was to thwart the efforts of foreign spies and to recruit American spies. His core approach in this mission was to inspire reasonable, well-founded trust among people who could provide valuable information.

The Code of Trust is based on the system Dreeke devised, tested, and implemented during years of fieldwork at the highest levels of national security. Applying his system first to himself, he rose up through federal law enforcement and then taught his system to law enforcement and military officials throughout the country, and later to private-sector clients. The Code of Trust has since elevated executives to leadership and changed the culture of entire companies, making them happier and more productive as morale soared.

Inspiring trust is not a trick, nor is it an arcane art. It's an important, character-building endeavor that requires only a sincere desire to be helpful and sensitive and the ambition to be more successful at work and at home. The Code of Trust is based on five simple principles:

1. Suspend Your Ego 2. Be Nonjudgmental 3. Honor Reason 4. Validate Others 5. Be Generous

To be successful with this system, a listener needs only the willingness to spend eight to 10 hours learning a method of trust-building that took Robin Dreeke almost a lifetime to create.

The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity [Audiobook]

The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity [Audiobook]
The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity [Audiobook] by John Mackey,‎ Alona Pulde,‎ Matthew Lederman, read by Dan Woren
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 9 hrs 31 mins | 262.27MB

The definitive guide to the optimum diet for health and wellness, from the founder of Whole Foods Market and the doctors of Forks over Knives.

The Whole Foods Diet simplifies the huge body of science, research, and advice that is available today and reveals the undeniable consensus: A whole foods, plant-based diet is the optimum diet for health and longevity.

Standing on the shoulders of the Whole Foods Market brand and featuring an accessible 28-day program, delicious recipes, inspirational success stories, and a guilt-free approach to plant-based eating, The Whole Foods Diet is a life-affirming invitation to become a Whole Foodie: someone who loves to eat, loves to live, and loves to nourish themselves with nature's bounty.

If Whole Foods Market is "shorthand for a food revolution" (The New Yorker), then The Whole Foods Diet will give that revolution its bible - the unequivocal truth about what to eat for a long, healthy, disease-free life.

Your Personal Paleo Code: The Three-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy for Life [Audiobook]

Your Personal Paleo Code: The Three-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy for Life [Audiobook]
Your Personal Paleo Code: The Three-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy for Life [Audiobook] by Chris Kresser, read by Fred Sanders
2013 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 11 hrs 57 mins | 326.87MB

An effective and practical program based on the Paleo lifestyle, customized to fit your needs!

The Paleo movement is in the early stages of sweeping the nation. But we're not cavemen anymore, so why should we eat a ''caveman diet?'' In Your Personal Paleo Code, Chris Kresser uses the Paleo diet as a baseline from which you can tailor the ideal three-step program -- reset, rebuild, and revise -- to fit your lifestyle as well as your individual body type, genetic make-up, and specific health issues. Best of all, you only have to follow the program eighty percent of the time, so ther's room to indulge in moderation.

Your Personal Paleo Code also includes practical advice on stress reduction, how to restore a healthy gut and immune system, which fats to eat liberally, how to choose the healthiest proteins, and much more. Kresser even presents specific Paleo prescriptions for various conditions, from thyroid problems to heart disease. Based on cutting-edge scientific research, Your Personal Paleo Code is designed to be user-friendly, with helpful charts, quizzes, and effective action steps to help you lose weight, live longer, and feel your best.

Mind: A Scientific Guide to Who You Are, How You Got That Way, and How to Make the Most of It [Audiobook]

Mind: A Scientific Guide to Who You Are, How You Got That Way, and How to Make the Most of It [Audiobook]
Mind: A Scientific Guide to Who You Are, How You Got That Way, and How to Make the Most of It [Audiobook] by Patricia Daniels, read by Andrew Reilly
2016 | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs 33 mins | 208.42MB

Combining leading theories of psychology and behavior with case studies and practical advice, National Geographic's Mind explores the question we all enjoy asking: Who am I? A companion to National Geographic's Body and Brain, this reference explores today's theories of personality, mixing scientific theory with an underlying message: by knowing more about your own psychology, you can have a better life.

Chapters start with the anatomy, evolution, and development of the human brain, then move into such areas as intuition, creativity, motivation, faith, and ethics - all facets of a unique personality. Interesting scenarios of mental health and mental deviance make for a lively, listenable narrative that combines today's leading theories in the science of the mind and personality with life-enhancing questions, quizzes, practices, and tools for self-discovery.

An entertaining book about science, Mind connects with the listener in a very personal and ultimately helpful way.

The Kings of Big Spring: God, Oil, and One Family's Search for the American Dream [Audiobook]

The Kings of Big Spring: God, Oil, and One Family's Search for the American Dream [Audiobook]
The Kings of Big Spring: God, Oil, and One Family's Search for the American Dream [Audiobook] by Bryan Mealer, read by the Author
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 9 hrs 36 mins | 264.46MB

A brilliant audiobook saga of family, fortune, and faith in Texas, where blood is bond and oil is king....

In 1892, Bryan Mealer's great-grandfather leaves the Georgia mountains and heads west into Texas, looking for wealth and adventure in the raw and open country. But his luck soon runs out. Beset by drought, the family loses their farm just as the dead pastures around them give way to one of the biggest oil booms in American history. They eventually settle in the small town of Big Spring, where fast fortunes are being made from its own reserves of oil.

For the next two generations, the Mealers live on the margins of poverty, laboring in the cotton fields and on the drilling rigs that sprout along the flatland, weathering dust and wind, booms and busts, and tragedies that scatter them like tumbleweed. After embracing Pentecostalism during the Great Depression, they rely heavily on their faith to steel them against hardship and despair.

But for young Bobby Mealer, the author's father, religion is only an agent for rebellion. In the winter of 1981, when the author is seven years old, Bobby receives a call from an old friend with a simple question, "How'd you like to be a millionaire?" Twenty-six, and with a wife and three kids, Bobby had left his hometown to seek a life removed from the blowing dust and oil fields and to find spiritual peace. But now Big Spring's streets are flooded again with roughnecks, money, and sin. Boom chasers pour in from the busted factory towns in the north. Drilling rigs rise like timber along the pastures, and poor men become millionaires overnight.

Grady Cunningham, Bobby's friend, is one of the newly minted kings of Big Spring. Loud and flamboyant, with a penchant for floor-length fur coats, Grady pulls Bobby and his young wife into his glamorous orbit. While drilling wells for Grady's oil company, they fly around on private jets and embrace the honky-tonk high life of Texas oilmen. But beneath the Rolexes and Rolls Royce cars is a reality as dark as the crude itself. As Bobby soon discovers, his return to Big Spring is a backslider's journey into a spiritual wilderness and one that could cost him his life.

A masterwork of memoir and narrative history, The Kings of Big Spring is an indelible portrait of fortune and ruin as big as Texas itself. In telling the story of four generations of his family, Bryan Mealer also tells the story of how America came to be.