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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,691 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Timothy Ferriss Narrator: Zach McLarty Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN: 9780307704627
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THINNER, BIGGER, FASTER, STRONGER

Is it possible to reach your genetic potential in six months? Sleep two hours per day and perform better? Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing? Yes, and much more.

Join author Tim Ferriss as he shares the incredible experiments he’s done over ten years to beat genetics and achieve the impossible…for himself and more than two hundred men and women aged eighteen to seventy.

It’s up to you to choose your own adventure: Want to lose twenty pounds of fat in thirty days without exercise? Run fifty kilometers after just twelve weeks of training? That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

You don’t need better genetics or more discipline. You need immediate results that compel you to continue. That’s exactly what The 4-Hour Body delivers. 

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexis Sutherland | 2/11/2014

    " Working for me! Lost 9.4 lbs and lots of inches in the first week! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eveline Chao | 2/6/2014

    " I dislike the way Ferriss delivers his messages (his writing "voice" I guess) both in this book and his last, which feels oddly like '80s advertising copy or a fake doctor in an infomercial, along the lines of "with these 100% guaranteed techniques you'll find yourself able to facilitate 507% increase in blah blah blah..." (I should also note that I've met Ferriss in person and his actual real-life conversational manner is friendly & humble & nothing at all like his somewhat off-putting authorial voice.) I do, however, enjoy the silly jokes he throws in throughout his text (referring to the book as "big enough to club a baby seal" and to weight-lifters as "man-gorillas.") I also enjoy the mere fact that someone like Ferriss exists. There's a lot that's ridiculous about the book and a lot that's interesting, but either way I'm fascinated at the way he's tapped into this very American mindset, of believing that we can "hack" anything, whether it's outsmarting the rat race or leapfrogging over whatever science or marketing has told us in the past about weight loss. I'm also fascinated by the disconnect in the fact that the author sells this idea of getting the most results out of the least possible effort, but that he himself is the most precocious person on the planet and clearly puts 200% effort into everything he does or takes an interest in. As to the actual content of this book I don't have much to say since I'm not that interested in the subject matter and only skimmed through the book here and there, but it's presented as a "buffet" of info that you are invited to flip through and pick from at random, and I would definitely say that pretty much any person, especially dudes, can find something of interest in there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Whaley | 2/1/2014

    " I love learning about vitamins and supplements and what they can do for your body. So I enjoyed learning about new supplements, etc. However, some of it just seemed ridiculous. I will probably listen to the audio book again at some point to recall some health points. I can't say I agreed with his perspective on fitness and minimally working out. Maybe it's b/c I listened to the audio book, but this book was lacking, left me wanting more meat & potatoes. He would hit topics lightly and move on quickly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Thompson | 1/24/2014

    " Very Informative and that diet really works. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarahjessica | 1/21/2014

    " You need more than a population of one to call your results research. Empirical problems aside, this was an interesting read but not something I'd think most people would get much out of. Bro comes off as a bit of a whackado. Fun for fitness nerds, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 1/4/2014

    " Some interesting ideas, but far too much sample size of one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maureen | 1/2/2014

    " I just skimmed this before it had to go back to the library. He seems pretty full of himself. I think there are some useful tips, but I hate it when people who are NOT scientists or doctors try to pass themselves off as such. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debi | 12/31/2013

    " I've gleaned much. I've also shaken my head at the experiments this man has conducted on himself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dustin Daniels | 12/17/2013

    " Love it. Changed my life, dropped 20lbs and eating so much healthier now "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolyn | 12/7/2013

    " I did not read the whole thing, it was too long/ridiculous/annoying. There were a few interesting things I picked up from it, but mostly it was stuff that while it may work, I don't see myself (or most people) ever doing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roy Ashbrook | 12/4/2013

    " I thought this book was pretty informative and well written. I can't say if any of the tricks/hacks work for sure, but I really enjoyed the information and am glad Tim put himself through all of the madness. =P "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexander Boland | 11/24/2013

    " A lot of outrageous claims, but not as outrageous as you'd think. The science is pretty solid, and the writing of the book is actually pretty thought-provoking. I'd also say that the slow-carb diet, while I'm not technically on it, sounds like a pretty solid plan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trevor | 11/1/2013

    " Loving the slow carb diet, loving some of the exercises. A little weak when he has to get down to it and actually give you a step by step. Other than that, he's mildly amusing and has found some pretty fascinating things to do with the human body. Feels more geared towards the fellas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelle Bell | 10/21/2013

    " Well written with lots of good ideas. Turned me on to kettlebell workouts! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joy | 9/9/2013

    " some parts interesting, some parts a little crazy... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefanie | 7/11/2013

    " I have a lot to say about this. Review to come ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clayton Cornell | 5/30/2013

    " Obnoxious at times (for writing style and layout), but ultimately really useful. Found some healthy-related things in there that really changed my life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The | 5/4/2013

    " Some of this guy's shtick is bullshit and snake-oil, but he does bring up some interesting ideas that can be put to use. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eliot | 3/11/2013

    " Read mostly to see what the fuss was about. A couple of interesting chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candice Opper | 2/14/2013

    " Interesting. The author is kind of insane. And there are definitely some suggestions in this book that are terrifying (like major supplements that might cause you to be disqualified from the Olympics) but the basic diet/exercise program seems doable and like it would work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharene | 12/3/2012

    " Tim Ferris and I are gonna get married and have like twelve babies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rusik | 9/4/2012

    " an occasionally fascinating look at the technological limits of narcissism "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Casias | 5/15/2012

    " Good book, with some great suggestions. Was more of a 'leaf through' book. I am not following any of the techniques other than being aware of what my situation is. I do need to lose weight, I just don't think following this plan to the T would work for me. Gee.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juggleandhope | 1/6/2012

    " Full of fun optimization hacks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregory | 11/1/2011

    " I've listened to the tape which is abridged and now I'm curious enough to get the book from the library to see what I've missed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Steglich | 8/28/2011

    " Lots of different thinking, but he's likes to try and test all sorts of methods like myself. Love'd as source of new thinking and he's always looking for max results with minimum effort. Slow carb diet was easiest and most impactful thing I've done. Guy knows his stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 5/15/2011

    " There's so much going on in this book that it's hard to come away with an overall assessment. I like what Tim's aiming at -- taking control of your health at a level way beyond the normal -- and got plenty of inspiration and pointers to sources I was unaware of. For me, then, it's a net winner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aneel | 5/12/2011

    " Some interesting ideas here, but the book is pretty scattershot overall. The real takeaway is "try things and keep good enough records to measure if they work". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geni | 5/11/2011

    " Great info, diets seem a bit extreme, but his science behind is findings is great. May use some of these tips, but certainly not all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elle | 5/10/2011

    " Some of it is pretty weird, some of it makes sense. Love the cheat day- wish I had the willpower to only cheat once a week! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea | 5/5/2011

    " Doing his ab workouts already. As for his diet I'm going to give it the month of june.my last stubborn 7 new yrs res lbs should shed with the slow-carb diet. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joy | 5/3/2011

    " some parts interesting, some parts a little crazy... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leon | 5/3/2011

    " A wealth of information. Not for anyone who thinks losing weight permanently or building muscle is easy. It's an easy read if you like his style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darlene | 5/1/2011

    " Fascinating book. Not always really practical unless you're passionate about detail! Great ideas, though, and rather entertaining. Lots of good stuff here, and while it's not all for everybody, everyone will find something useful and interesting in its 500 or so pages. Great read. "

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About the Author
Author Timothy Ferriss

Timothy Ferriss received his BA degree from Princeton University in 2000. Nominated as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People of 2007,” he runs a multinational firm from wireless locations worldwide and is a regular lecturer at Princeton University, where he presents entrepreneurship as a tool for ideal lifestyle design and world change.

About the Narrator

Zach McLarty is an actor, director, and audiobook narrator. Among his book readings are The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss and The War to End All Wars by Russell Freedman.