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United States | Member Since 2015

  • 2 reviews
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  • 100 titles in library
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  • The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You've Been Told about Genetics, Talent and IQ is Wrong

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By David Shenk
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins

    With irresistibly persuasive vigor, David Shenk debunks the long-standing notion of genetic giftedness, and presents dazzling new scientific research showing how greatness is in the reach of every individual. DNA does not make us who we are. Forget everything you think you know about genes, talent, and intelligence, he writes. In recent years, a mountain of scientific evidence has emerged suggesting a completely new paradigm: not talent scarcity, but latent talent abundance.

    Laura says: "A New View on Genius"
    "Great listen on the cutting edge of neuroscience.."
    What did you love best about The Genius in All of Us?

    This is a great book. It's very up to date with citation of many of modern scientific studies. Usually a book like this is very up and down. Some exciting research mixed with some very boring downside. But this managed to keep me on my toes. I am actually looking forward to listening this again after listening to a few other books about neurology and psychology, hopefully gaining a better understanding of the whole picture. I loved how they brought up the most successful people being the ones who did not give up. It's really all a numbers game, this concept went beautifully with

    Which scene was your favorite?

    I listened to the concluding chapter a few times because it sums up the book really well.

    Any additional comments?

    I can't suggest this enough.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Daniel Kahneman
    • Narrated By Patrick Egan

    The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains....

    Mike Kircher says: "Difficult Listen, but Probably a Great Read"
    "An epic work showing the very shape of our world."
    If you could sum up Thinking, Fast and Slow in three words, what would they be?


    Were the concepts of this book easy to follow, or were they too technical?

    The concepts were easy to follow. They were just technical enough that they didn't feel completely for the layman.

    Have you listened to any of Patrick Egan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I was a huge fan of this reader. I haven't listened to any of his previous work, but I would be more than happy to hear him read other books, he is better than most people who read in scientific fields.

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did want to listen to it all at once, but it's not a small book. I listened while I was driving mostly. But I enjoyed it so much that I bought the actual book for when I was not driving.

    Any additional comments?

    Amazing book. It was strange hearing from the man who's work is so quoted in other peoples work. But it was amazingly freeing. Just to demonstrate how pervasive his work really is: I have yet to listen to a book that deals with psychology of decisions/economics/general psychological motivations that have not quoted his work. He was also quoted in a book on Mathematics by Leonard Mlodinow and a book on Neurological Research by Michael Gazzaniga. And they aren't even dealing directly with Psychology or Economics.

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