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ML

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  • Who's in Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Michael S. Gazzaniga
    • Narrated By Pete Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (171)

    The father of cognitive neuroscience and author of Human offers a provocative argument against the common belief that our lives are wholly determined by physical processes and we are therefore not responsible for our actions.

    Dan says: "Use Your Credit On "Who's In Charge""
    "Tough listen"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Maybe neuroscience isn't the best topic to listen to. I just didn't find myself eager to listen after a while. I was most attentive when he talked about specific examples with patients, moral dilemmas, split brain patients, how the interpreter comes up with absurd explanations for situations, and bizarre brain disorders. Too much detail, and not enough of a compelling storyline in my view. But I guess that's just how my brain perceived it, ;-)


    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Martin Lindstrom
    • Narrated By Dan Woren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (131)

    From the bestselling author of Buyology comes a shocking insider’s look at how today’s global giants conspire to obscure the truth and manipulate our minds, all in service of persuading us to buy. Marketing visionary Martin Lindstrom has been on the front lines of the branding wars for over twenty years. Here, he turns the spotlight on his own industry, drawing on all he has witnessed behind closed doors, exposing for the first time the full extent of the psychological tricks and traps that companies devise to win our hard-earned dollars.

    Doug says: "The Conspiracy Against Our Subconscious"
    "A bit sensationalistic, sometimes very interesting"
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    Would you try another book from Martin Lindstrom and/or Dan Woren?

    I kept thinking to myself, when was the last time I bought something because of a commercial or ad? Not often. Maybe I'm not that easily persuaded, and so all the scary language in the book about being manipulated seemed over the top. Lots of interesting real life examples of ad campaigns and brain research though.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Sam Harris
    • Narrated By Sam Harris
    Overall
    (865)
    Performance
    (505)
    Story
    (493)

    In this explosive new book, Sam Harris tears down the wall between scientific facts and human values, arguing that most people are simply mistaken about the relationship between morality and the rest of human knowledge. Harris urges us to think about morality in terms of human and animal well-being, viewing the experiences of conscious creatures as peaks and valleys on a "moral landscape".

    gerald says: "The book says what many feel, but fear to say"
    "Good book, but often a tough listen."
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    What did you like best about The Moral Landscape? What did you like least?

    Really important arguments put forth. When he provides examples, it's more compelling. Tough to grasp some of the material by listening. He's very articulate, but the concepts can get complicated.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4900)
    Performance
    (2629)
    Story
    (2673)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

    Corey says: "Amazing read - even for non-runners"
    "Good Story. Starts off a bit sensationalistic."
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    Where does Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    If you haven't heard of the Tarahumara, ultra marathoners, and how running shoes have caused so many injuries, you'll find this very interesting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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