Love Sci Fi and Fantasy books since I was 8, starting reading A Princess of Mars series in Junior High School thanks to my Uncle Lester.
I really enjoyed the information provided from the author and that she presented it very well. Complete treatment of the stages of hormonal changes in females and the differences between females and males. This has been a great book to listen to several times. I highly recommend the book.
This isn't scientific inquiry. Here is an accomplished neuroscientist's attempts at writing a romance novel/pop psych classic. The behavior patterns and explanations--and the patient/client stories that support these explanations--are presented very generically. Although some women don't necessarily follow Brizendine's biological timeline--some start on the career track before moving into motherhood (or even adolescence) later in their lives--the author seems successful in cataloguing all the general behaviors and explanations for the reader's easy referencing. One even gets more comfortable with the scientific jargon as one reads along.
All in all, I like this book and will definitely refer to it in reference to understanding the women in my life. But note however: both audiobooks for the Female and Male Brains books are unabridged, yet it takes the author 7 hours to read the Female and only 4 to read the Male. Comedy? You make the call.
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 have never given reviewed before but I feel like I should for this book because it is so enlightening .. This is a must read for all the woman and for men as well .. This is definitely the female brain book ..
This is a very interesting book, and I think it gives a good understanding of some of the forces that make women different from men. The narrator was awful though, and I agree that you feel like you're being read to by a kindergarten teacher. If you can overlook that, the book is worth your time.
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.
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.