I found this reader very hard to listen to.
Yes, maybe if it was read by a different reader.
No. I would buy the paper or kindle version instead.
As another review stated, the narrator's tone is crazy, unnatural sounding. I found myself paying attention to the awkwardness of the speech pace over the story itself a few times.
You can realy picture the scenes in the book and apply that to your life.
I enjoy reading fantasy, science fiction, and horror the most. To improve, I read about language, psychology, spirituality, and art. I read about computer science and business for professional reasons.
I recommend this book for anyone who has to communicate at work, manage time, organize projects, or maintain client relations.
Without an exact book, I'd compare from the subjects of management, nueroscience, and psychology books
Bob Walter's tone introduced human speech perception to the characters which wouldn't be as easy to induce from written text. He certainly does a better job at this than my mind would.
No, I had to let the information process.
A great method to improve self awareness of internal processes while planning, evaluating, reviewing, and inputting information.
This book used two fictional characters, Paul and Emily, to illustrate more effective ways of interacting with others in a day's work. I like to know rationale for how I should approach situations, and this book provides it. By relating the brain's physiologic functions to each scenario, I have a reason for why certain approaches work. The only aspect that I did not like is how the author tries to liken the situations and the brain to a play--referring to the director and actors. However, the scenarios are very practical--I bought this for an employee who works for me.
I tried listening to this on double speed but it just couldn't grab my attention. Have given up at the beginning of part 2.
This is one of the best audio presentation. The topic is a very complicated one. But the author presented that through 2 characters which made the book very understandable and simple.
This information was amazing, but I feel it should also be marketed as an effective Time Management Tool. I've read and applied at least 5 time management tools--this one is what I consider to be the best.
The book invites you to " know thyself" with a different set of tools, and it is really helpful.
The use of storytelling to illustrate the points makes the listening pleasant and helps you mirror your own emotions and interactions to decipher what is happening in your brain.
The lack of variety in the narrator's tone of voice makes it difficult to go through the self congratulatory beginning and the biochemistry parts - which are mostly dispensable anyway.
Once you understand the relevance of the reflections it contains, you want to finish the book and incorporate the new skills a.s.a.p., so critical they are.
Rock presents an exhaustive and well researched list of "actions" to take to improve several aspects of cognitive function. In today's overloaded, e-connected, 24/7 access there are some great tools for getting things back under control.
Part 1 was abundent in advice, yet part 2 seems little distracted, although you'll still find jewels of wisdom and helpful nuggets of insight in the second part.
The narrative, while emphatic tended on the monotone by the time I got around to Part 2. If you need a vivacious, dynamic, narrator to keep you engaged this could be a difficult book for you.
Yes, because first time around is just wrapping your brain around the concepts
No, to much to absorb all in one sitting...worth taking notes