No, the content is excellent but my only complain is related to the robotic quality of Mr. Whitener's performance as the narrator. Fortunately, the material was very interesting and I managed to get past this after the first couple of chapters. The final two chapters are the appendix, which I could've skipped if I had a chance to view them in print. I listened since I was hoping they would enhance my experience but I had to wait until the very end to be able to hear Dr. Goleman's closing comments (which are a bit redundant, but good nonetheless).
Getting to understand the brain circuitry behind human emotions and alternatives to manage them.
I believe the preface is narrated by the author itself, and he delivers a far more passionate insight on the materials covered by his book. I'd also choose Morgan Freeman, everything sounds better with Morgan Freeman's voice.
I was looking more for advises to improve my EI, and I got some but is not very detailed on that regard.
Meanwhile it spends too much time talking about amygdala and neuro cortex for example and that was not very valuable to me. The research cases are very interesting.
If you're looking for self-help, then this is not it. This is more documentary in nature. The narrator, ironically, sounds robotic, although he's speaking of "emotional intelligence." If you are interested in learning about the human mind, the evolution of the brain and scientific explanations of why humans behave as they do, then this book is right for you.
No, I would not recommend this narrator. It is difficult to listen to him.
I do not think that there should be a follow-up to this particular book. Although, I continue to be interested in Emotional Intelligence, I would not recommend the author or the narrator. I assume that the author produces documentary type books, across the board. I'm not interested in documentaries. I wanted a self-help book, possibly a motivational book.
This book was recommended by 2 friends & I am so appreciative. This is truly a must-read not just for mental health practitioners but for parents and educators as well. Great work!
Life makes much more sense now. The side of us we tend to ignore turns out to be our biggest side. Master your emotions, master your life, your relationships, and your encounters with others. I can't overestimate the value of this audiobook. I'm grateful for having discovered this science.
I loved the preface and the epilogue read by the author himself. Although the actual book reading sounded a bit robotic, since I love the subject I enjoyed every sentence of it. Highly recommended for parents or the ones planning to be.
I really enjoyed the topic. This book is packed full of really incredible information that I will try to utilize in my life. Unfortunately, the author goes so far in depth and uses repetitive examples that it was a struggle to finish.