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Belinda

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  • Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Steven Novella
    Overall
    (1751)
    Performance
    (1545)
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    (1519)

    No skill is more important in today's world than being able to think about, understand, and act on information in an effective and responsible way. What's more, at no point in human history have we had access to so much information, with such relative ease, as we do in the 21st century. But because misinformation out there has increased as well, critical thinking is more important than ever. These 24 rewarding lectures equip you with the knowledge and techniques you need to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life.

    Jason says: "Clear thinking is valuable beyond measure!"
    "Entertaining and Educational"
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    What would have made Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills better?

    Think it was excellent as is


    Would you be willing to try another one of Professor Steven Novella’s performances?

    Definitely, already looking for more of his works.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Enthusiasm. His style was entertaining whilst being educational. Really got us thinking


    Any additional comments?

    Great value and thoroughly enjoyable. Interesting subjects which were well handled.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Roy Benaroch
    Overall
    (473)
    Performance
    (411)
    Story
    (405)

    There's an art and science behind how doctors diagnose and treat medical patients. Where do doctors get these skills? The Grand Rounds experience, where they practice how to make accurate diagnoses by examining real patients. And with Dr. Benaroch's 24 unique lectures, you'll explore how a master physician solves medical problems just like a detective.

    Kindle Customer says: "Enthralled!"
    "True to its title"
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    What did you love best about Medical School for Everyone?

    I work in healthcare and loved Prof Benaroch's approach. Each Grand Round was interesting, with enough detail to ensure that you felt included in the diagnostic process. He covered the major issue in healthcare today - health literacy and ensuring that patients understand and contribute to their own health care.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Medical School for Everyone?

    All of the Grand Round cases were great, but I think the Grand Round where a normally fit and healthy lady discovers she has breast cancer which is causing soreness in her hip was particularly poignant.


    What about Professor Roy Benaroch’s performance did you like?

    I thought his performance was brilliant. He is enthusiastic without being over the top. He makes you feel as if you are in the room with you and he is talking directly to you in a casual, informative manner.


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

    No, neither. But...I have listened to it several times and have recommended it to our consumer advocates to show how patients need to be aware that doctors and the health system aren't infallible and need their input to get the best results.


    Any additional comments?

    Thoroughly recommend this to anyone interested in healthcare and understanding how they can contribute to their own healthcare within the system.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stress and Your Body

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Robert Sapolsky
    • Narrated By Professor Robert Sapolsky
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (104)

    Feeling stressed? You're not alone. Stress is an inherent aspect of life that can have tremendous negative effects on your mental and physical health. This makes coping with stress a critical part of how well we live.Once you understand the inner workings of your stress response system, you'll possess powerful knowledge that will help you understand and better deal with this common aspect of your busy life.

    Toric Radav says: "Fantastic, Real Information, No Fluff"
    "Robert Sapolsky's makes learning entertaining"
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    If you could sum up Stress and Your Body in three words, what would they be?

    Fascinating, interesting, life-changing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Prof Sapolsky's style just makes him a winner. He's my new hero.


    Have you listened to any of Professor Robert Sapolsky’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this is the first


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    24+ courses was too big to listen in one sitting, but I have started to listen again. This has just made so much sense and the structure of the courses makes it easy to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to quite a few of the great courses, and I believe that if this is a subject you are interested in, this is a stand out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30505)
    Performance
    (23976)
    Story
    (24199)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    GS says: "Conflicting Emotions"
    "Love the story, think the narrator was poor"
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    What did you like best about Mockingjay? What did you like least?

    Loved the story, but the narrator was dreadful. My family couldn't listen to it, as the narrator's inflections were in the wrong places. She didn't give Katniss the right type of inflections, and made her sound weak and old, instead of a 17 year old fighter.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Haymitch, only because he's a drunk who calls it as he sees it.


    What three words best describe Carolyn McCormick’s voice?

    So, so bad. She just doesn't seem to get the character.


    Do you think Mockingjay needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, not with the same narrator


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Poisonwood Bible

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Dean Robertson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3893)
    Performance
    (2616)
    Story
    (2644)

    The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

    Lynda Rains Bonchack says: "A long time coming..........."
    "Couldn't read it, but loved to listen to it"
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    Where does The Poisonwood Bible rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The character development and the depth in the characters.


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

    No, I haven't


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

    When Nelson was so terrified. The description of him crying in the night really moved me.


    Any additional comments?

    I had tried to read this book, but just couldn't. Everyone told me it was great, so decided to see if I could listen to it instead. I was hooked. Loved listening to it and couldn't stop until it was done. This is an issue as it is a huge book!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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