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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Very informative and an easy to listen.

What made the experience of listening to The Truth about Caffeine the most enjoyable?

I can honestly say I learned a whole lot about caffeine while listening to this audio. I am a daily coffee drinker and had no idea about the effects of caffeine on the body. As woman I especially found the information about caffeine and its effects on women’s bodies very informative.
Additionally, the reference studies use/given in the audio were eye-opening and easy to understand. If you are a person who likes resource detail you will find a great deal of them here. The case studies used are very informative.
Also I found the “voice – narrative - person -” easy to listen to. I was not bored and I would recommend this audio greatly.


Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite part was the information about caffeine effects on women’s bodies. I had no idea that there was a connection.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This is a rather long audio and I listened to it in several parts before finishing it.


Any additional comments?

I would recommend this audio for the information it gives about caffeine effects on women’s bodies

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- Casanira

A dire warning for caffeine abusers

Would you listen to The Truth about Caffeine again? Why?

The over abundance of anecdotal evidence does not lend itself to a reference utility nor is it fascinating story telling. Most people do not consider themselves abusers, but the addictive qualities of coffee's caffeine delivery should not be ignored.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Truth about Caffeine?

The effect of presenting only the dark side of caffeine's efficacy was amply illustrated by the cancer scare of the eighties. As with most moderate stimulants, prudent analyses suggests little or no causal connection to the disease if taken in moderation.


What three words best describe Timothy McKean’s performance?

clarity, precision, easy listening


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I became dulled by the long list of anecdotal findings. Not clear where the book was headed or why it was organized this way.


Any additional comments?

Needs more stream lining. Coffee is bad for its abusers is hardly a headline. A more balanced presentation (e.g. good points about caffeine) would allow the reader to make a more effective judgement.

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- Linda Thorpe

Book Details

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