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Anne

Kingwood, TX, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Annie Murphy Paul
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    What makes us the way we are? Some say its the genes we inherit at conception. Others are sure it's the environment we experience in childhood. But could it be that many of our individual characteristicsour health, our intelligence, our temperamentsare influenced by the conditions we encountered before birth? That's the claim of an exciting and provocative field known as fetal origins.

    Melissa says: "Fascinating book"
    "Narration a problem"
    Overall

    Excellent, fascinating book. The author presents a balanced approach to a loaded topic. The narrator is VERY VERY VERY difficult to tolerate. She speaks very slowly and has strange annunciation. The fact that I could listen to the entire book in spite of the narration indicates just how engaging the author's material is. I recommend reading this book instead of listening.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman
    • Narrated By Po Bronson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (916)
    Performance
    (325)
    Story
    (323)

    NurtureShock is a groundbreaking collaboration between award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. They argue that when it comes to children, we've mistaken good intentions for good ideas. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, they demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring - because key twists in the science have been overlooked.

    Carin says: "I liked it and I don't even have kids."
    "Fascinating and Highly Recommended"
    Overall

    If you are a parent, I recommend this book very highly. The section around sleep and it's connection to grades and depression was especially important. "Tools for the Mind" was a fascinating look at early childhood learning. This book has influenced my perspectives on parenting greatly. If you like Gladwell's books or the Freakonomics books, this will be right up your alley.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Philosophical Baby: What Children's Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love and the Meaning of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Alison Gopnik
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (36)

    In the last decade there has been a revolution in our understanding of the minds of infants and young children. We used to believe that babies were irrational, and that their thinking and experience were limited. Now Alison Gopnik - a leading psychologist and philosopher, as well as a mother - explains the cutting-edge scientific and psychological research that has revealed that babies learn more, create more, care more, and experience more than we could ever have imagined.

    Keiko says: "Don't bother"
    "Hard to stay engaged due to narrator"
    Overall

    I really can't evaluate the content of this book because the narrator makes it so difficult to listen and stay engaged. When I sped the book up to 1.5 speed instead of normal speed it was better, but slightly distorted. I finally gave up, which is a shame because I think there may have been some worthwhile content. Be sure to listen to a sample before you buy. If you're really into the subject matter, you might be able to make it through.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Birth Day: A Pediatrician Explores the Science, the History, and the Wonder of Childbirth

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Mark Sloan
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    "I delivered twenty babies in the summer of 1977. I was hardly more than a baby myself, just turned 24 and starting my third year of medical school." So began Mark Sloan's three-decades-long exploration of the wonders and oddities of human childbirth. Pediatrician, husband, and father, the author has attended nearly 3000 births since that long-ago summer, encountering everything from routine deliveries to tense labor-room dramas.

    Kirstin says: "Humble perspective from an experienced doctor."
    "Great Book- Balanced Approach"
    Overall

    Mark Sloan does a great job of exploring issues related to childbirth, including pain relief, interventions, Cesarean, circumcision and more. When it comes to childbirth and related issues, everyone seems to have a point of view. I appreciated Dr. Sloan's balanced approach and scientific exploration of the issues.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angels in My Hair

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lorna Byrne
    • Narrated By Sile Bermingham
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (37)

    For as long as she can remember, Lorna Byrne has seen angels. As a young child, she assumed everyone could see the otherworldly beings who always accompanied her. Yet in the eyes of adults, her abnormal behavior was a symptom of mental deficiency. Today, sick and troubled people from around the world are drawn to her for comfort and healing, and even theologians of different faiths seek her guidance.

    Karen says: "Stodgy beginning but well worth perservering"
    "We enjoyed this story"
    Overall

    I listened to this book, and then read it to my children. We all enjoyed it very much- the kids especially liked it. Lorna, an Irish mystic, tells the story of her life with angels. It's an interesting and encouraging story. It nice to think that we are always supported by angels.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Patrick Lencioni
    • Narrated By Charles Stransky; introduction by Patrick Lencioni
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1774)
    Performance
    (722)
    Story
    (712)

    In keeping with the parable style, Patrick Lencioni begins by telling the fable of a woman who, as CEO of a struggling Silicon Valley firm, took control of a dysfunctional executive committee and helped its members succeed as a team. Story time over, Lencioni offers explicit instructions for overcoming the human behavioral tendencies that he says corrupt teams. Succinct yet sympathetic, this guide will be a boon for those struggling with the inherent difficulties of leading a group.

    Mark says: "Clear Headed Guidance on Building Teams"
    "Good Story"
    Overall

    Worthwhile listening- a leadership fable that is interesting and engaging. Unfortunately, leadership in real life is not quite as simple as this tale suggests.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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