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D. Defoe

david25937

Saginaw, MI United States | Member Since 2012

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  • How the Mind Works

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Steven Pinker
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    Overall
    (531)
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    (424)
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    (417)

    In this delightful, acclaimed bestseller, one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational—and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions? What makes us happy, afraid, angry, disgusted, or sexually aroused? Why do we fall in love? And how do we grapple with the imponderables of morality, religion, and consciousness?

    David says: "Excellent, but a difficult listen."
    "Misleading Title"
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    What would have made How the Mind Works better?

    The book started out good and seemed to be on topic. Not long into the book it was no longer about the mind. This should have been titled "An Argument for Evolution and Natural Selection". Never seemed to get back to how the mind works. After hours and hours of why birds have wings and how we grew eyes I just shut if off.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want a good book on Natural Selection this is a great listen. If you want a book on the mind look elsewhere.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Daniel Kahneman
    • Narrated By Patrick Egan
    Overall
    (2659)
    Performance
    (2073)
    Story
    (2063)

    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 says: "Difficult Listen, but Probably a Great Read"
    "Probably A Better Read"
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    If you could sum up Thinking, Fast and Slow in three words, what would they be?

    Fantastic insights that get you thinking about many aspects of life and the way you and others think and act.


    Would you recommend Thinking, Fast and Slow to your friends? Why or why not?

    This is probably a better read than listen. There were sections that gave a lot of numbers and statistics. An abridged version may be better for an audio book.


    What about Patrick Egan’s performance did you like?

    Reading pace is good and voice is easy to listen to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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