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Peter

Kennewick, WA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Brock l. Eide, Fernette L. Eide
    • Narrated By Paul Costanzo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (280)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (231)

    Dyslexia is almost always assumed to be an obstacle. And for one in five people who are dyslexic, it can be. Yet for millions of successful dyslexics - including astrophysicists, mystery novelists, and entrepreneurs - their dyslexic differences are the key to their success. In this paradigm-shifting book, neurolearning experts Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide describe exciting new brain science revealing that dyslexic people have unique brain structure and organization.

    Ethel says: "Has the system failed your child?"
    "Who knew?"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Dyslexic Advantage to be better than the print version?

    I prefer audio as I have time to listen but not generally to read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dyslexic Advantage?

    Seeing for the first time the connection between my dyslexia and my capability for geometric visualization.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Astonishment


    Any additional comments?

    A must read for dyslexics who only see the negative in their make up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries About the Brain are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By R. Douglas Fields
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine, R. Douglas Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (111)

    Despite everything that has been written about the brain, a very important part of this vital organ has been overlooked in most books - until now. The Other Brain is the story of glia, which make up approximately 85 percent of the cells in the brain. Long neglected as little more than cerebral packing material ("glia" means glue), glia are sparking a revolution in brain science.

    Douglas says: "Some bit of knowledge in the field of neurology..."
    "Amazing new discoveries on how our brains work!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Other Brain to be better than the print version?

    N/A


    What did you like best about this story?

    The light shed on brain fuction and how that relates to disease.


    Which character – as performed by Victor Bevine and R. Douglas Fields (introduction) – was your favorite?

    Doug Fields as the author conveyed his passion for the subject. Go back and listen to the introduction again after you have finised the book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The pioneers in analyzing the brain made amazing progress with crude tools.


    Any additional comments?

    Even though the book swerves in and out of sounding like a medical text, it is still understandable by the layman.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 1812: The Navy's War

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George C. Daughan
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (272)
    Performance
    (234)
    Story
    (236)

    At the outbreak of the War of 1812, America's prospects looked dismal. It was clear that the primary battlefield would be the open ocean but America's war fleet, only 20 ships strong, faced a practiced British navy of more than a thousand men-of-war. Still, through a combination of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, the American navy managed to take the fight to the British and turn the tide of the war.

    K. Winters says: "Fantastic, if complicated, account of the war"
    "Thrilling tales of yesteryear (history too)!"
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    Would you listen to 1812: The Navy's War again? Why?

    Yes - great refresher on US history and international poitics.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Napolean - Catalyst for beginning and end of war.


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

    NA


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This is the Rest of the Story for the Battle of New Orleans.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Brave New World

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated By Michael York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2675)
    Performance
    (1926)
    Story
    (1944)

    When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

    Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

    Jefferson says: "“Oh, Ford, Ford Ford, I Wish I Had My Soma!”"
    "Classic -- Well done"
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    What made the experience of listening to Brave New World the most enjoyable?

    Mr. York's characterization


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The archaeic man


    What does Michael York bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Excellent characterization


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Becoming too close to reality today


    Any additional comments?

    Everyone should have read this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • War Horse

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (638)
    Performance
    (541)
    Story
    (536)

    In 1914, a beautiful foal with a distinctive cross on his nose is sold to the Army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western front. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?

    Julie says: "Great idea for reluctant readers!"
    "Interesting short story"
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    Where does War Horse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good but not great


    What other book might you compare War Horse to and why?

    Black Beauty goes to war


    What about John Keating’s performance did you like?

    Interesting without being distracting. Played at 1.25 and was very easy to hear.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Disappointment when the boy and the girl that loved the horse failed to meet.


    Any additional comments?

    Nancy Drew where are you? As in the Nancy Drew books there are abundant extremely unlikely coincidences. But it is still an interesting story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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