By Dr. Sara Gottfried

Narrated by Tara Hugo

Produce by AudioGo

12 hours 48 minutes

The Hormone Cure      Reclaim balance, sleep, sex drive and vitality naturally with the Gottfried protoco


ALL TOO OFTEN WOMEN ARE TOLD that feeling moody, asexual, tapped out, dried up, stressed out, and sleep deprived is just a part of being female. Or they’re led to believe that the answer can be found only at the bottom of a bottle of prescription pills. Dr. Sara Gottfried, a Harvard-educated physician and nationally recognized, board-certified gynecologist, refuses to accept that being a woman means feeling overwhelmed or that popping pills is the new normal. In The Hormone Cure, she shares the unique hormone-balancing program that she has used to help thousands of women reclaim wellness, verve, and optimal health.

For a complete synopsis go here.

This book is chock full of information concerning how our bodies, women, act and react to different hormones that course through the blood stream and every cell. The audiobook includes a downloadable pdf file that the reader can use to check their symptoms. Additionally, we are directed to a url address where more information is located on the web. As some people do not like to wade through an exorbinate amount of scientific information, the read is instructed at various points to forward to this section or that section to jump right to the heart of what we most want, how to cure our ails.

These are the good points to the book. And believe me when I say the author has done a wonderful job of presenting the information in full detail. My issue with the audiobook? I believe  The Hormone Cure offers more information than can be digested in audio format. To get the most out of The Hormone Cure, maybe read and listen. I’ll be honest, the problem could be me, or it could be that this is a downloaded book in MP3 format which I transferred onto my phone, my preferred listening device. For these reasons fast forwarding to a section and then returning is difficult. If the format was on a cd, moving from chapter to chapter and back would be somewhat easier.

The narrator does an excellent job in her presentation with clear speech that is concise and understable. Some of the words were/are hard to pronounce and might be lost by some readers of the hard copy. Pacing for this book was very important with Tara Hugo and AudioGo doing an excellent job. AudioGo produced a product  both easy to understand and listen to.  That said, I would not recommend the audio book to others or not as a stand alone. The amount of information lends getting the most out of the book to having a physical copy. Yes, the downloadable PDF file is nice, but in my opinion, this book is better as a hard copy.

Bottom line? I love audiobooks. They’re my preferred read, but this book just didn’t work well for me in this format and after listening, I borrow the book from my local library.