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Vidar

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  • How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Paul Bloom
    • Narrated By Jeremy Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (454)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (126)

    Yale psychologist Paul Bloom presents a striking new vision of the pleasures of everyday life. The thought of sex with a virgin is intensely arousing for many men. The average American spends over four hours a day watching television. Abstract art can sell for millions of dollars. Young children enjoy playing with imaginary friends and can be comforted by security blankets. People slow their cars to look at gory accidents, and go to movies that make them cry.

    Robert says: "Easy to understand, well read."
    "A waste of time and money"
    Overall

    I found the book a collection of opinions and no new scientific insights - if any. Forget neurology, biology; think Liberal Arts, anecdotal evidence, literature and philosophy. To me it was a waste of time with no new knowledge or insights to be had. If you have a very basic level of knowledge and/or education, you may get more out of it - but beware of the opinions vs the science.

    The narrator does a decent job and is quite agreeable and understandable. Quite 2x speed compatible.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Talk Less, Say More: 3 Habits to Influence Others and Make Things Happen

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Connie Dieken
    • Narrated By Connie Dieken
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (47)

    >Talk Less, Say More is a revolutionary guide to 21st-century communication skills that will help you to be more influential and make things happen in our distracted, attention-deficit world. It's loaded with specific tips and takeaways to ensure that you're fully heard, clearly understood, and trigger positive responses in any business or social situation.

    Ken says: "Full of generalities, short on substance"
    "I'm better off with Carnegie"
    Overall

    Long story short, I think this book may provide you with some value if you haven't read Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People" (and if you're ok with the narrator's smug and cutesy tone). If you haven't read it already, I highly recommend reading (listening to) that instead of this book. If you already read "How to Win Friends and Influence People" I recommend you to re-read (re-hear) it before re-considering buying "Talk less, say more".

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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