The Truth about Caffeine

  • by Marina Kushner
  • Narrated by Timothy McKean
  • 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Truth about Caffeine exposes caffeine's darker side that scientists know but that the beverage, confectionery and pharmaceutical industries have tried to suppress. Caffeine is a highly addictive drug, does not offer any nutritional value and has not been proven safe. Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory studies link caffeine to heart disease, pancreas cancer, bladder cancer, hypoglycemia and central nervous system disorders. New and updated third edition.


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Customer Reviews

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Near total BS

Would you try another book from Marina Kushner and/or Timothy McKean?

Almost nothing. Its very poorly reasoned and the research if thing The author makes very specious leaps from conjecture to fact.

What was most disappointing about Marina Kushner’s story?

Poor logic and thin research.

Would you be willing to try another one of Timothy McKean’s performances?


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Truth about Caffeine?


Any additional comments?

Very poorly reasoned and anything but objective.

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- jsbthree

Where's the science?

I have lived dozens of years both as a user and abstainer of caffeine and would do either if the science was strong to convince me either way. This sure isn't science, although there are a few quotes, mostly about "recommended consumption" versus "our average consumption", the rest of it is somebody just stating a bunch of things and attaching a negative slant to them.

Was hoping there would be some insight to the New England Journal of medicine study of 2012 that shows better quality and longevity of life on caffeine as well as an over 100,000 case study tracked for a dozen years on the upper West Coast of the US. Their conclusion: There were a few health risks with caffeine and those risks were mostly smaller than the statistical error (which is very tiny for that huge of a sample). Caffeine's lower risk of suicide overwhelmed all other risks combined.

So I'm fine with a negative opinion but you just can't come at me screaming how bad it is because... well because you're just sure it MUST be bad. Give me facts, keep it emotion neutral.

Didn't make it very far into the book to be honest, you got to come across more logical to get me to listen. Scream "You're using caffeine and it will kill you." to other ears. If you want me to listen, you got to delve into the why backed by studies.

Nothing wrong with the performance although the reader had what sounded to me like a college report to read. Can't really fault the actor for the material.
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- Wayne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-09-2014
  • Publisher: SCR, LLC