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  • Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Leonard Mlodinow
    • Narrated By Leonard Mlodinow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (144)

    Leonard Mlodinow, the best-selling author of The Drunkard’s Walk and coauthor of The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking), gives us a startling and eye-opening examination of how the unconscious mind shapes our experience of the world and how, for instance, we often misperceive our relationships with family, friends, and business associates, misunderstand the reasons for our investment decisions, and misremember important events.

    Jeanine says: "All Around Good Book"
    "Brilliant."
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    If you could sum up Subliminal in three words, what would they be?

    Genius, important, correct.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Subliminal?

    The part that started with the first sentence of the book and ended with the last.


    Which character – as performed by Leonard Mlodinow – was your favorite?

    His alter ego.


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

    Yup, hard to put down. Takes ten hours to get through .


    Any additional comments?

    The writer is highly intelligent. We should (in this case) be happy that he smoked some weed in his first Caltech years so he could drop out and focus on social science instead, this book raises the level of this type of writing. Had Mlodinow not taken his irregular route through life he may have (predictably) taken home his Nobel prize in boring old physics, we can be happy he chose as he did (subliminal driven or not) to raise the bar of former 'trivial' and 'un-scientific' science.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Self Illusion: Why There Is No "You" Inside Your Head

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Bruce Hood
    • Narrated By Bruce Hood
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (33)

    The Self Illusion provides a fascinating examination of how the latest science shows that our individual concept of a self is in fact an illusion. Most of us believe that we possess a self - an internal individual who resides inside our bodies, making decisions, authoring actions and possessing free will. The feeling that a single, unified, enduring self inhabits the body is compelling and inescapable. But that sovereignty of the self is increasingly under threat from science as our understanding of the brain advances.

    David says: "Disappointing"
    "Great book!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Self Illusion to be better than the print version?

    No idea (just read some interviews and book reviews not the book itself).


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Self Illusion?

    High quality throughout.


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

    Nope it has chapters of suitable lenghts.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book that cover a variety of topics, the writer is updated on the subjects and a good communicator. Never mind the other review concerning the accent, it is preferable in some (or most I will say) cases to listen to an author rather than an actor. If you are in to quite clever pop-sci this is one obvious pick to listen through.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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