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Elizabeth

MIDVALE, UT, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Skepticism 101: How to Think like a Scientist

    • ORIGINAL (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Michael Shermer
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (91)

    Despite our best efforts, we're all vulnerable to believing things without using logic or having proper evidence—and it doesn't matter how educated or well read we are.

    Elizabeth says: "A good start to critical thinking"
    "A good start to critical thinking"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Skepticism 101: How to Think like a Scientist to be better than the print version?

    I've never seen the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked each section delving more in depth with a good amount of background information.


    What about Professor Michael Shermer’s performance did you like?

    At the end he refers those more interested in the subject to checkout the magazine and even contact him with questions, which I've done and he responds. Even with the dumb stuff .


    What did you learn from Skepticism 101: How to Think like a Scientist that you would use in your daily life?

    I'm still going to get nailed with my own cognitive biases but it's always good to remind yourself that they exist which is a good way to minimize the effect.


    Any additional comments?

    I've read some of the books he mentions, Carl Sagan's Demon Haunted World was amazing and my first introduction to his baloney detection. This started out a bit of a rehash on those themes so I expected to not learn a whole lot of new information. A few sections in and the material was much more expanded upon with more background. I'm a fan of VS Ramachandran and Oliver Sacks so if you like those books I think this is a good diversion whilst waiting for their next. I would love to see volume 2 eventually.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10560)
    Performance
    (9584)
    Story
    (9605)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "I liked it."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of 14 to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print edition.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought the bad guy was a bit obvious but the mystery was entertaining enough. I liked the characters and I think this could be a good series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vanished: Greywalker, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Kat Richardson
    • Narrated By Mia Barron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (228)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (138)

    It seems that before her father committed suicide, he had witnessed some bizarre supernatural events. With barely any time to process this new info, Harper is pressured by a group of vampires into an investigation in London—where old foes and more revelations await.

    Audiobook Addict says: "Want to know why Harper is a Greywalker?"
    "Great story"
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    Where does Vanished: Greywalker, Book 4 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Others have written good summaries but as a reminder to myself, I liked it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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