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Maximus Meridius

Montreal, QC, Canada | Member Since 2011

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  • 115 ratings
  • 205 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2014
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  • The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Dan Ariely
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (930)
    Performance
    (365)
    Story
    (360)

    In his groundbreaking book Predictably Irrational, social scientist Dan Ariely revealed the multiple biases that lead us into making unwise decisions. Now, in The Upside of Irrationality, he exposes the surprising negative and positive effects irrationality can have on our lives. Focusing on our behaviors at work and in relationships, he offers new insights and eye-opening truths about what really motivates us on the job.

    Rand says: "Great Title!!!"
    "Another master piece in human behavior recognition"
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    1) Coming from an academic back ground myself, I extremely enjoy how someone like Dan Ariely looks at even the simplest incidents in real life. Such as "why we can not tickle our right side of the body with right hand and get the sensation" and offer such absolutely profound reasoning based on research and his work... He's one of the noblest people I have ever seen in this field (now I know why I didn't make it to MIT :P ). I have read his other book "predictably irrational" and that one was even more gratifying and as always contained priceless approach to behavioral psychology and information.

    2) Simon Jones does an extraordinary job. Let me put it this way: I am an atheist, but if I listened to the Bible read by Simon, %99 I would convert to orthodox Catholic ! His voice is energetic, he makes such vivid narration that rarely have I seen in any other audio book.
    Overall, I am ultimately grateful that I won't leave this body without having experienced and learned this work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, Susan Carnicero, and others
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    Overall
    (670)
    Performance
    (587)
    Story
    (595)

    Imagine how different your life would be if you could tell whether someone was lying or telling you the truth. Be it hiring a new employee, investing in a financial interest, speaking with your child about drugs, confronting your significant other about suspected infidelity, or even dating someone new, having the ability to unmask a lie can have far-reaching and even life-altering consequences. As former CIA officers, Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero are among the world’s best at recognizing deceptive behavior.

    Kim says: "Excellent, with one disappointment"
    "Great content and even more perfect narrator"
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    Psychology has always been a field of interest for me. And the information in this book definitely add to what I have learned so far. To me, what is even more important is the fantastic job that Fred Berman does. Who ever is in charge of assigning the narrators to their books, couldn't pick anyone more suitable.
    I loved everything about it and would definitely recommend.
    Although I am buying the book too as to me it is a sort of reference.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Now Method: A Cure for Anxiety, Panic Attacks & Depression

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Craig Beck
    • Narrated By Craig Beck
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (83)

    >The Now Method is a system of understanding the causes of anxiety, panic, and depression and at the same time reprogramming the subconscious to retake control from the over endorsed conscious or ego. Designed by a sufferer of the symptoms to cure his own condition, the success of the course is partly attributed to the empathy Craig Beck demonstrates throughout....

    Amazon Customer says: "Finally Centered"
    "Yet another great book"
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    Craig has the voice you crave in an audio book like this, and that really does make a huge difference. The peace/happiness/love and the persuasion (which I'm sure he "is" the master :P ) that hardly would you find elsewhere.
    Add to that the very simple yet deep and detailed explanation of the material that makes it easy to grasp and does make sense. Since I was a teenager I didn't believe in religions and God, my dad was an atheist as well, but it took me quite a while until I come to the understanding of spirituality. I have been studying the law of attraction and the related material for a few years, I have a mentor on the topic and after having studied quite a few sources, I only wish I had come to this author a long time ago...but again, as Craig says in all his books, especially this and the "the GOD Enigma", you have to be ready to receive it and when the time is right your prayer is answered.
    A must have, along with "the God Enigma".
    Craig, if you read this, thank you personally for this profound and awesome work.
    Wish you guys peace beyond all understanding.

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful

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