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  • Pure Drivel

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Steve Martin
    • Narrated By Steve Martin
    Overall
    (415)
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    (141)
    Story
    (138)

    In this ingeniously funny collection of humorous riffs, those who thought Martin's gifts were confined to the screen will discover what readers of the New Yorker already know: that Martin is also a master of the written word. Hilariously funny and intelligent in their skewering of the topic at hand, these pieces feature Martin at his finest.

    Beth says: "Really? Only 2 hours and 14 minutes?"
    "Truly Pure Drivel (Worthless)"
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    What disappointed you about Pure Drivel?

    This book was pointless, didn't even begin to be funny, and was a complete waste of time. This the worst book I have ever read or listened to. Don't make the same mistake I made in thinking that if it is Steve Martin, it has to be funny.


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  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (967)
    Performance
    (799)
    Story
    (803)

    Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.

    Darwin8u says: "A Clinician's eYe, but a Poet's HEART"
    "Intriging with a Twist of Funny"
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    The author has done a great job of taking boring psychology and making it interesting and fun. With true life stories he teaching us about human psychology, and yet the stories themselves are worth listening to even if you think you have no interest in psychology.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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