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Jonathan

Trumbull, CT, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Moonwalking with Einstein

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Joshua Foer
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1497)
    Performance
    (1017)
    Story
    (1013)

    Foer's unlikely journey from chronically forgetful science journalist to U.S. Memory Champion frames a revelatory exploration of the vast, hidden impact of memory on every aspect of our lives. On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, Foer found a vital truth we too often forget.

    Christopher says: "Got the Ball Rolling"
    "Only Incredible"
    Overall

    Instantly one of my favorite books ever. I'm only writing a review because I was curious to see if anyone possibly could give the book a bad review. Alas, amazingly some did. Of the very few negative reviews I read "boring" and "it didn't teach me to improve my memory". Are you kidding? How can some reviewers possibly not get what this book is about? It''s about the brain, and HOW memory works, and how it can be improved. Its not just another mnemonic technique, its the story of an amazing writer who tackled the subject like no other. Congratulations Joshua on winning the US memory championship, and more importantly, for providing for my family, me and the rest of the world with a road map to the mind that none had ever before written.

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • The Fate of the Species: Why the Human Race May Cause Its Own Extinction and How We Can Stop It

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Fred Guterl
    • Narrated By Scott Peterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    The sixth "mass extinction event" in the history of planet Earth is currently under way, with over two hundred species dying off every day. The cause of this seismic event is also the source of the single biggest threat to human life: our own inventions. But for all our talk about sea levels and biotechnology, do we really know what our future will actually look like? Will our immune systems be attacked by so-called super bugs, always evolving, and more easily spread than ever? Will the disappearance of numerous species cripple the biosphere?

    Jonathan says: "Horrible book"
    "Horrible book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Accuracy would have helped. Maybe a single mention of what even the UN now states, that total world population will likely hit 9 billion and, for demographic reasons, start going down significantly.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Still searching.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Scott Peterson?

    For this God aweful book? Elmer Fudd.


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

    Disappointment


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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