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Michael

Aylmer, Ontario, Canada

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  • Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Chuck Klosterman
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (55)

    For 6,557 miles, Chuck Klosterman thought about dying. He drove a rental car from New York to Rhode Island to Georgia to Mississippi to Iowa to Minneapolis to Fargo to Seattle, and he chased death and rock 'n' roll all the way. Within the span of 21 days, Chuck had three relationships end, one by choice, one by chance, and one by exhaustion. He snorted cocaine in a graveyard. He walked a half-mile through a bean field.

    Lori says: "Good, But Not What I Expected"
    "Has little appeal"
    Overall

    As another review by Lori made clear, the book's description is misleading. The author drones on about his personal life which isn't interesting enough to merit this kind of attention. Sparse actual references to music. I felt myself getting stupider the longer I listened and, admittedly, stopped after two hours.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Brain That Changes Itself: Personal Triumphs from the Frontiers of Brain Science

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Norman Doidge
    • Narrated By Jim Bond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (980)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (389)

    In this revolutionary look at the brain, best-selling author, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., introduces both the brilliant scientists championing this new science of neuroplasticity and the astonishing progress of the people whose lives they've transformed.

    Introducing principles we can all use, as well as a riveting collection of case histories, The Brain That Changes Itself has "implications for all human beings, not to mention human culture, human learning and human history."

    CAT says: "Text book"
    "a nauseating experience"
    Overall

    A promising subject is made unbearable by descriptions of nauseating experiments on animals such as sewing a kittens eyes shut and mutilating primates to deprive of the use of their limbs. The author describes such experiments as "brilliant" and "ingenious" rather than scientific sadism. It is truly regrettable that despite the advances of this century, that we have been unable to move beyond such primitive and barbaric techniques.

    42 of 87 people found this review helpful

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