Twilight didn't help me understand the female psyche but this book did. A must listen for all neuropsychs and writers. Really, it blew my mind- and I'm a guy so that's a good thing. However you must listen to at 1.5x speed or you'll go crazy- it's like they slowed it down to stretch out the length? Also, I was. Surprised by the author's lack of knowledge on genetics. Epigenetics has to do with RNA and other non-nuclear DNA not impressioning. That females' two x chromosomes does not influence phenotypes' demeanor since one is randomly discarded. But her neuroscience is strong even though she doesn't provide references for all studies. Overall still a must read given those caveats.
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.
The author gives you alot of info. You may want to have something to take notes with. As for the voice, it's not that bad. Two problems; she keeps talking about evolution and she has a little feminist in her. I didn't really want to listen to some stupid evolution theory. I wanted to hear the scientific facts. I do think that it's worth the listen.
I couldn't get used to the narrators voice. It is exaggeratedly soft with inflection used on e-v-e-r-y syllable. I can usually get past the voice of the narrator, not in this case. I wish i could have my credit back. From now on i'll always listen to the samples first... lesson learned. Guess i'll have to READ the book.