Could barely get through the introduction. Not sure whether I didn't like the book, or the narrator - probably both since the author narrates. Perhaps it would be more interesting for people with no medical (or scientific) background, but I doubt it
I agree with the previous reviewer - the narration is awful. Surprising - since its the author. It sounds like she's not comprehending the content, and the overall style is sappy. Borderline unlistenable.
The book is ok, though it teaches no mechanism to cope with hormonal changes other than to take more hormones. Worst of all is her voice it is really very annoying.
Reading this book has help me respect and appreciate women more, because of the daily hardships that they have to deal with mental. Enjoyed every chapter.
This book ranked right up towards the top of my favorites list. The downside being that I had to speed up the narrator speed to 2x because the book is read so slow. I'm a medical student and the book gave insights into the real world perception of hormones that was never given in med school. I actually see behavior among men and women a little differently now...we're basically a product of our hormones.
I could not get into the book because the author, who is the narrator, has a voice that drove me nuts.
No. Not if she read it. I might be willing to try a hardcopy.
I haven't seen the print version, but I very much enjoyed the audio book.
Your Brain at Work, and Spark - due to the information about how the brain works along with the biology behind behavior - fascinating.
Her own voice is great, and the emphasis of words, etc. comes across clearly.
Female Brains got it going on!
I found the book to be very informational. It is full of research and the author tries to make all that data still interesting, but the reader was almost unbearably difficult for me to listen to. She has a very "ditzy" tone to her voice and "mones" her words often. I can usually listen to a book for about 6 hours on end if it is interesting while I am at work, but I had to take frequent breaks with this one. Book was somewhat insightful, but if your hoping to understand women better... your search will be long and hard. This book is definitely not the end all.
I'd say the book was a little better than two, but definitely not a three star listen.
Dr. Brizendine has two volumes available through Audible "The Female Brain" and "The Male Brain." In each she brings the listener up to speed on the current neuroresearch related to differentials in gender behaviors. This volume will help women better understand themselves and men to better related to wives, girl friends, and female coworkers. Dr. Brizendine reads very well and the writing good. The book is very useful.
I gave this book 5 stars because this book helps me tremendously, it helps me understand why men and women behave differently, think differently and see differently, it has the potential of saving relationships and heartaches. Highly recommended for guys trying to understand their significant other and themselves.