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Lynn

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  • The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jeffrey M. Schwartz, Sharon Begley
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (167)

    Conventional science has long held the position that 'the mind' is merely an illusion, a side effect of electrochemical activity in the physical brain. Now in paperback, Dr Jeffrey Schwartz and Sharon Begley's groundbreaking work, The Mind and the Brain, argues exactly the opposite: that the mind has a life of its own. Dr Schwartz, a leading researcher in brain dysfunctions, and Wall Street Journal science columnist Sharon Begley demonstrate that the human mind is an independent entity that can shape and control the functioning of the physical brain.

    Douglas says: "Do Not Mistake The Message Here For Dualism!"
    "Opens our minds to possibilities"
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    This non-fiction book was engaging and informative. It is kind of dense, but once you get into it, there is so much great information about the brain and how it works. Neuroplasticity provides so many possibilities.

    The reader does an excellent job.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Romance with Israel is Coming to an End

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Norman G. Finkelstein
    • Narrated By Tyler Crandall
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    Traditionally, American Jews have been broadly liberal in their political outlook; indeed African-Americans are the only ethnic group more likely to vote Democratic in US elections. Over the past half century, however, attitudes on one topic have stood in sharp contrast to this group's generally progressive stance: support for Israel. Despite Israel's record of militarism, illegal settlements, and human rights violations, American Jews have, stretching back to the 1960s, remained largely steadfast supporters of the Jewish 'homeland'.

    Mark says: "Terrible reader. Great book."
    "Mispronounced words makes listening impossible"
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    What disappointed you about Knowing Too Much?

    The reader mispronounced all of the big words. It wasn't an issue of an accent, because he pronounced easy words correctly. Someone needed to go through and pronounce words for him before he recorded this. And he butchered important names. The author must not have any control over the finished product, because if he did, he would surely insist on a new recording.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    N/A


    What didn’t you like about Tyler Crandall’s performance?

    Absolutely nothing. Not only did he mispronounce words, it was obvious in some areas, based on his inflection, that he didn't understand what he was reading. I had to stop listening. It was just too frustrating.


    What character would you cut from Knowing Too Much?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    If I could get my money back for this audio book, I would.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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