Sunday, February 7, 2016

NFL Confidential by Johnny Anonymous

NFL CONFIDENTIAL: A current pro player takes fans on a pseudonymous trip through one of the most infamous years of football—the very long, sometimes funny, often controversial 2013-2014 season—sharing raucous, behind-the-scenes, on-the-field, and in-the-locker-room truth about life in the National Football League. 
“Well, to hell with being safe. I’m going to be honest.” 
Johnny Anonymous’ life goal was to be nothing greater or less than the Best NFL Back-Up of All Time. For two years, he was content earning hundreds of thousands of dollars to stand on the sidelines doing absolutely nothing. But early in his third year, a starting lineman is injured, and he suddenly finds himself on the field. 
For most players, this moment is a dream come true. But not so for our author, one of the incredibly rare birds in football who reach the highest echelons, but who actually hate America’s favorite game. That’s right. Johnny Anonymous hates football. He hates what it does to his body, his brain, his life. Luckily, he can see the humor in his own situation, but also in the machinations of the NFL. 
Johnny Anonymous is a four-year offensive lineman in the NFL. Before that, he started for a major college football program, where he was honored as one of the top linemen in the country. Under yet another pseudonym, he’s also a contributor and consultant for the comedy powerhouse Funny or Die.

Jeffrey Kafer is a voice-over artist and audiobook narrator. He has narrated more than sixty books spanning numerous genres.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

SMART FAT by Steven Masley and Jonny Bowden

Heard "Smart Fat" audiobook. Here are the findings:
1) No "hydrogenated" anything. No bread. No potatoes.
2) No fruit drinks (OJ or Apple juice.) No diet soda.
3) No vegetable oil (Canola, etc.) 
4) No lunch meats. No processed anything. (Chips, cakes, candies, hot dogs, ketchup, etc.)
5) On the menu: seeds, berries, avocado, grass fed meat, free range eggs, nuts, protein powder, almond milk, greens, wild salmon, yogurt, sauerkraut, cauliflower, broccoli, green tea, lemon, melons, celery, flax/chia peanut butter (found at Trader Joes), papaya, ginger, onions, peppers, garlic, spices like Turmeric/Basil/Thyme/Mint/Oregano/Cinnamon, cherries, tomatoes (cooked longer increases rather than decreases health effects, unlike heat on other vegetables.) 
Other Findings
1) Vitamins are mostly a waste of money. Throw away calcium supplements (particularly carbonate forms), and instead increase intake of magnesium (not carbonate.)
2) Vitamin D is vital, and must be supplemented. It can prevent cancers and diabetes and dementia. It is the most important vitamin.
3) Fish oil must be high quality or it can be damaging. Low quality fish oils have zero effectiveness. 
4) Slow food, not fast food. Do not burn or rush cooking. Butter, NOT margarine or vegetable oils. Ever.
Follow these rules and you won't need any diet or health books. For the full breakdown (why and how of science), plus recipes, plus motivation, plus links, plus case studies, order the audiobook (well read by Adam Verner) HERE.  

Monday, February 1, 2016

TED CRUZ Audiobook: A Time for Truth

Ted Cruz has won in Iowa, defeating Donald Trump. From the publisher: “Liberals love to hate Ted Cruz. The outspoken Texas Senator has a knack for getting under their skin. His quotable remarks—and even more, his principled stands on numerous national issues— have made him a political lightning rod and the most googled man in Washington. 
Telling the truth is a radical act in our nation’s capital—a city dominated by empty promises, meaningless “show votes,” and a self-protection racket designed to get politicians re-elected rather than heeding the demands of the American people. Cruz has told the truth—about Washington collusion, a corrupted political process, and the institutional barriers to actually fixing the enormous challenges we face.
In A Time For Truth, his first book, Cruz tells his story as a Cuban immigrant’s son who made it to the Ivy League, to the Supreme Court bar, and eventually the US Senate. It’s a deeply personal journey that begins with Cruz’s father experiencing brutality in a Cuban prison and ends with Cruz’s discovery that Washington has neither the courage nor the desire to preserve the freedom and opportunities that gave hope to his father and millions like him.

It’s a book that will win Ted Cruz few friends in Washington. Then again, that isn’t why he went there in the first place.”

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Candidates Speak Out in Audiobooks

Who do you support? Who do you want to know more about? Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Hillary's like STAR WARS out there. Or a sport. ALL of these are audiobooks. To download them on SALE, click on the Downpour box to upper right. For sports humor go here

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

The hilarious and loving sequel to a hilarious and loving classic of travel writing: Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson’s valentine to his adopted country of England In 1995 Bill Bryson got into his car and took a weeks-long farewell motoring trip about England before moving his family back to the United States. The book about that trip, Notes from a Small Island, is uproarious and endlessly endearing, one of the most acute and affectionate portrayals of England in all its glorious eccentricity ever written. Two decades later, he set out again to rediscover that country, and the result is The Road to Little Dribbling. Nothing is funnier than Bill Bryson on the road—prepare for the total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter. Bill Bryson is the New York Times bestselling author of At Home, A Walk in the Woods, The Lost Continent, Made in America, The Mother Tongue, A Short History of Nearly Everything—winner of the Aventis Prize—and various other works. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he now lives in England, where he has worked for both the Times and Independent and written for most other major British and American publications. Nathan Osgood is an actor and voice artist. He has appeared in such films as Mission: Impossible, Sahara, and Red Lights. “Nathan Osgood does a fine job channeling the slightly grouchy but nevertheless charming author. Osgood is outraged, droll, tolerant, or positively gushing when the text demands it. It isn’t the places that Bryson visits around Britain…that stick with the listener, although his rapture at the splendid beauty of the countryside will. It’s the people that Bryson meets and his reactions to them that remain etched in one’s brain. Particularly hilarious is his wrath at rude English shopkeepers, an elderly woman who refuses to clean up after her dog, and architects with plans to pave over famous greenspaces.” —AudioFile

Saturday, January 23, 2016


With the premiere of two film versions of the Snow White tale, Blackstone entered the fray with its own adult, edgy, and not altogether serious full-cast exposé of fairy-taledom. At last it can be told! Was Snow White really as pure as the driven snow? Did her allegedly wicked stepmother get a bum rap from the Grimm brothers? What went on behind the closed Dutch doors of the dwarves’ cottage? How many handsome princes does it take to screw in a light bulb? These and other burning questions may or may not be answered in this new pseudogothic audio play that Blackstone commissioned from award-winning author and audio dramatist Yuri Rasovsky.  DIE, SNOW WHITE! DIE, DAMN YOU!