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Steve Houston

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HOUSTON, TX, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Shelley Carson
    • Narrated By Jo Anna Perrin
    Overall
    (6)
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    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Filled with research-based techniques for expanding creativity and increasing productivity. This provocative book reveals why sitting in front of a light box can increase your creativity more than listening to a Bach concerto as example. The author Shelley H. Carson, a Harvard psychologist, explains that creativity isn't something only scientists, investors, artists, writers, and musicians enjoy; in fact, all of us use our creative brains every day at home and at work.

    Steve Houston says: "Book on creativity with robotic narration"
    "Book on creativity with robotic narration"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The subject is one as a psychologist, that I am highly interested in. However due to the narration, I don't know who would enjoy this book.


    What was most disappointing about Shelley Carson’s story?

    I couldn't listen as this narration was the most robotic I have ever heard in an audiobook, Unlike other audiobooks that I enjoy listening to each time I tried to listen I couldn't go past about five minutes due to the narration.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    How ironic that a book on creativity is narrated by someone who sounds like they are trying to emulate a synthesized voice!


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

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I'd like to see a place where book narrators are rated along with authors

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Flypaper

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Chris Angus
    • Narrated By Marisa Vitali
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    How do you fight a deadly disease that came from beyond Earth? Scientists may have mistakenly released a new and deadly disease of extraterrestrial origin when they examined the genetic markers of several ancient mummies. The devastating error causes a worldwide plague - one for which mankind has no resistance. Sino expert Eric Logan and archeologist Dr. Marcia Kessler lead an expedition into China to extract a 20,000 year-old body from a glacier that could hold the secret to a cure.

    Steve Houston says: "Boring narration"
    "Boring narration"
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    I couldn't get into the book due to the poor quality of narration. I made the mistake of not listening to the free preview. My bad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Kathryn Schulz
    • Narrated By Mia Barron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (76)

    To err is human. Yet most of us go through life assuming (and sometimes insisting) that we are right about nearly everything, from the origins of the universe to how to load the dishwasher. If being wrong is so natural, why are we all so bad at imagining that our beliefs could be mistaken, and why do we react to our errors with surprise, denial, defensiveness, and shame?

    Mike says: "A good read"
    "Fun, Thorough, Insightful, Great Narration"
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    What an incredible combination of content and narration! As a psychologist who is heavily involved in this subject I never found the author diluting the material or 'talking down' to the reader. Even though she is a non-scientist, Ms. Schulz knows her stuff as well or better than any 'expert' I have read or listened to. I love the humor integrated with the depth of this book. The narration was a pleasure to listen to. This is a book for anyone, lay person or professional who would like to spend a number of hours being entertained, challenged and enlightened about a crucial subject that impacts us on both personal and societal levels.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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