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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.

©2011 Timothy Ferris (P)2011 Random House AudioBooks

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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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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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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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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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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
  • 08-06-16

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
  • 01-02-19

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
  • 10-17-12

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
  • 09-30-18

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
  • 07-04-17

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
  • 01-06-21

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
  • 03-23-15

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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  • Julia
  • 01-19-22

Just rubbish

I couldn't finish it, it was so full of bollocks it just made me angry.

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  • AJ
  • 10-23-21

Dull and boring

After the 4 Hour Work week I expected much more from this publication. Can’t describe how disappointed I was with this :-(

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  • J Austin
  • 09-11-21

Some interesting ideas

This book has some interesting ideas but the guy acknowledges he's not a medical professional or scientist, and there's not much in the way of testing/validation. Still, everyone's different and there might be something for you in here, although some ideas are quite extreme and impractical.

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  • Pamela branas
  • 12-12-17

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
  • 04-29-17

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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  • Steve
  • 08-22-15

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-20-20

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-15-18

self important author

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

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  • Lauren
  • 05-26-21

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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  • Vladmyr
  • 03-19-18

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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  • rebecca c.
  • 01-10-22

so average and so much cherry picking

For someone who said they are taking a researched approach, there is so much cherry picking and conformational bias in this book I could be sick. There are some good ideas to someone who is maybe completely new to understanding health and tracking personal progress. that's all.

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  • Andrew Boylan
  • 07-20-21

Great Book

Life Changing. Already started the slow carb diet and putting other principles into every day life.
Thankyou Tim Ferris

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-17-21

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!