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Jean-Philippe

Préverenges, Switzerland | Member Since 2011

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  • How the Mind Works

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Steven Pinker
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    Overall
    (473)
    Performance
    (383)
    Story
    (373)

    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."
    "not on target"
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    What disappointed you about How the Mind Works?

    too many lengthy discussions about research on visual perception for example, or too long on theory of evolution. The author seems happy to display an encyclopedic knowledge about various subjects connected to the question of "how the mind works". But he fails to bring out the essence, unless this is done at the end of the book - but I did not have the patience to listen to 40 hours of this material to get to this point, if it is there.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Another book on the mind, much shorter and I hope, much more to the point.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Templar Legacy

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (941)
    Performance
    (434)
    Story
    (428)

    The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, their hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it was, and its true nature could change the modern world.

    Jane says: "Overall, a good read"
    "not history"
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    Would you try another book from Steve Berry and/or Paul Michael?

    I found this title by looking up the audible list under "history". This is a story, with some historical info, but it is Dan Brown style, except for the honest account by the author at the end of the book, who tells us what is real and what is not. But it is basically a novel, not a historical account of the Templars.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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