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Douglas

College English teacher who loves classical literature, neurology/psychology and can't stand pop crud like Twilight & Fifty Shades of Grey.

Auburn, WA, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Consciousness: Scientific American Mind

    • HIGHLIGHTS (2 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Scientific American
    • Narrated By Mark Moran
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    This edition of Scientific American Mind contains seven articles. The cover story deals with synesthesia, when senses blend together in the brain. Also in this issue: thrill seeking, intelligence drugs, power trips, first impressions, the winter blues and lastly better work through relaxation.

    Douglas says: "Good Issue..."
    "Good Issue..."
    Overall

    Brevity is always a disadvantage when it comes to articles about complicated scientific principles or complex theories or syndromes, and thus such articles much be compelling and well-written to be effective. This is definitely one of the better issues of this magazine, as the articles are such, especially the one on synesthesia, co-written by the brilliant neurologist Ramachandran.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Zodiac: The Shocking True Story of the Nation's Most Bizarre Mass Murderer

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Robert Graysmith
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (655)
    Performance
    (366)
    Story
    (368)

    After Jack the Ripper and before Son of Sam there was only one name their equal in terror: the deadly, elusive, and mysterious Zodiac. Beginning in 1968 the hooded mass murderer terrified the city of San Francisco and the Bay Area with a string of brutal killings. A sexual sadist, his pleasure was torture and murder.

    Zentaro says: "Interesting"
    "Eight Years Of Painstaking Research..."
    Overall

    delivers a chilling account of one of the creepiest uncaught criminals in the annals of American serial killers. This is as hypnotic as Stewart's MANHUNT: THE TWELVE DAY SEARCH FOR LINCOLN'S KILLER, as captivating as Capote's IN COLD BLOOD and as creepy as Nabokov's LOLITA. Riviting detail with a nonetheless bare-bones style of narrative. Read it with the lights on.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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