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5 out of 5 stars
By D Dunford on 09-14-11

Great resource for a beginner like me

I was intrigued by a CNN story by Dr. Sanjay Gupta called ???The Last Heart Attack.??? As I am a 58 year old male, this story peaked my interest and I began researching the various diets and their health benefits. Fortunately, I found this audio book right off the bat. I am now listening to the book for the 2nd time, since it is all new to me it takes a while for the information to settle in. So, my review is not intended to compare one resource to another, but I want to say that the book was exactly what I am looking for.

Kathy Freston makes the information personal and interesting and the book narrator is expressive without going overboard. It is obvious that Kathy Freston is passionate about the subject, but does not hit you over the head with a harsh, negative position. Instead, she provides a very rounded perspective of the vegan lifestyle and how they (we) fit into the mainstream, as well as interviews with leading experts on the subject. She also answers some of my questions. How do I relate to people now that I do not eat meat? Will I be considered odd? How do I handle invitations to someone's house for dinner or a cookout? Kathy has made me want to continue the vegan journey. I recommend this book.

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Will on 01-13-12

Excellent Book - Really Good Research

This is one of those audio books that I go back to all the really was well put together, well researched and certainly gives a good nudging as a friend would do to possibly give a healthier way of living a try. I am going the route of the Vegan or Veganist now....too many facts point to the great benefits of this way of eating. Anyway kudos Kathy Freston!

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Rachel on 05-10-11

Will be leaning into vegan

I really enjoyed Kathy's explanations and details about choices for becoming vegan.It did get a bit gory in parts where she went into the industry, but the health information is really great. And it IS easy to start adding in a few vegan meals during the week. I'm excited and feel confident about trying it out.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Eric on 04-09-12

Excellent overview of being a vegan

Would you consider the audio edition of Veganist to be better than the print version?

No. The print version has tables, graphs, footnotes, etc.

Who was your favorite character and why?

This book doesn't have

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By C. Sneed on 05-28-11

good ideas. Practical.

I expect the author to defend her position, but she offers little margin for other points of view. It's not quite as solid science as she portrays it to be. Still, the book challenged me and opened my mind to some great vegan ideas. The animal treatment part is true (I've worked poultry and cattle), though her handling of the pig story was way too touchy feely, and detracts from her argument. Her biblical angle is solid, and I'd never considered how Genesis starts out as a vegan world. A good read. The narrator was slow and hard to listen to. I felt like someone was trying to hypnotize me. But I do recommend the book.

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By A. Trotta on 03-18-13

Slow Narrator makes it difficult to listen to

I am listening to the book now and I enjoy the content. The narrator reads terribly slow. I actually thought something was wrong with my audible app on my phone, but it was fine. The book is written for new vegans, or those considering veganism. She writes on how to ease into it. If you are already vegan, don't buy it, you'll be bored. I would rather read the book than listen to it, that's how bad the narrator is, and I listen to A LOT of books.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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