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  • Making a Good Brain Great: The Amen Clinic Program

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Daniel G. Amen
    • Narrated By Marc Cashman
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Daniel Amen, M.D., one of the world's foremost authorities on the brain, has news for you: your brain is involved in everything you do; learn to care for it properly, and you will be smarter, healthier, and happier in as little as 15 days!

    Kenneth W. James says: "A large advertisement and excessive repetition"
    "Not what I was expecting really"
    Overall

    I've read a two other books about brain injuries, and I've worked for a doctor who uses biofeedback to repair brain damamge. When I saw this book I was expecting a list, something like a to-do, for healthy brains.

    After listening to the book I researched Dr. Amen online, and most of the same material can be found on his website for the Amen Clinics. I also found some more reviews of his work, making it seem pretty controversial.

    Good or bad, I don't think you're going to get a whole lot out of the book. The to-dos are less than I would imagine. A lot of time is spent talking about medications, and I think I've heard about 15 times now that I shouldn't hit soccer balls with my head.

    Whatever you do, get the abridged version. There is value in his education about parts of the brain, and he lists some good references.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • If I am Missing or Dead: A Sister's Story of Love, Murder, and Liberation

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Janine Latus
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    In April 2002, Janine Latus' youngest sister, Amy, wrote a note and taped it to the inside of her desk drawer. "Today Ron Ball and I are romantically involved", it read, "but I fear I have placed myself at risk in a variety of ways. Based on his criminal past, writing this out just seems like the smart thing to do. If I am missing or dead this obviously has not protected me...."

    James Gordon says: "Spellbinding"
    "Get the abridged"
    Overall

    I expected a different book. I thought it would be about a woman in a situation that leads to her death, about how she dealt with this since she seemed to expect it. BUT it's about the author. For over 10 hours I've listen about this woman's unsettling marriage while the sister, who later turns up missing, participates in phone calls to support her. The book started at age 3 and carries you into her 40's!!! It feels like a 18 chapter introduction. Get the abridged.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Tripping the Prom Queen: The Truth About Women and Rivalry

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Susan Shapiro Barash
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Tripping the Prom Queen is an investigation of the dark secret of female friendships, the deep vein of female rivalry. Based on interviews with women across the social spectrum, Susan Shapiro Barash has exploded the myth that women are generally supportive of one another.

    Starlet says: "Men and Women will Enjoy"
    "I can't relate - scare tatics"
    Overall

    I read this book in shock really. I had no idea this type of distrust existed among women. I kept listening looking to identify with the authors research, but I really do not. I think I can see some of the examples she sights but hers seem so extreme to what I have witnessed in my life. After reading this book I conducted a small review with my friends, and together we thought the whole thing was blown out of shape in this book. Maybe I am just lucky to be surrounded by women who only experience occasional jealousy? I'm not saying we don't, but I am yet to find someone who has altered their life as a result of this as the book suggests. I think these women *are* out there, and I would bet that this author has interviewed all 100 of them for this book. The book put me in something of a panic about my ability to see people around me as they are. It's silly. I wish I hadn't read it.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Taking Care of Yourself: Strategies for Eating Well, Staying Fit, and Living in Balance

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Andrew Weil
    • Narrated By Andrew Weil
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Dr. Andrew Weil invites you to join him in a comprehensive personal health course. His advice is based on sound, up-to-date recommendations - so you can start Taking Care of Yourself.

    Kevin says: "A Book Everyone Needs to Listen To!"
    "a+"
    Overall

    This was my first book from Dr. Weil. I am impressed at how "well read" he is on his subject, and his manner of presenting topics certainly serves to convey confidence in his work. The audio has a perfect balance of straight forward information and scientific background. Dr. Weil is wonderful at guessing what question you might have, and answering them or referring you to another source. The only tough part is the section on vitamins where he gives pretty detailed directions on good supplements. You will either need to grab a pencil or head to the store with your iPOD in tow.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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