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Glenn E. Graham

Glenn Earl

Pflugerville, TX USA | Member Since 2000

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  • 12 purchased in 2014
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  • Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot: Unleashing Your Brain's Potential

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Richard M. Restak
    • Narrated By Richard M. Restak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (477)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (45)

    In Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot, eminent neuropsychiatrist and best-selling author Richard Restak, M.D., combines the latest research in neurology and psychology to show us how to get our brain up to speed for managing every aspect of our busy lives.

    Glenn E. Graham says: "Brain exercises for you"
    "Brain exercises for you"
    Overall

    Yes it is a grab bag of many ideas that are how to get the most out of your brain. However, unlike many self help books, Dr Restak's suggestions are all based on scientific study of the brain and his personal practice. I personally tried some. They seem to work for me.

    I subtracted one star because he provides MANY ideas on how to get your brain maximized but not how to get most or all his ideas into practice. I was overwhelmed with his MANY ideas and did not know how to get MOST into practice in my life. I had to develop my own plan of attack for getting some if not many of these great ideas incorporated in my life.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Cryptonomicon

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (1967)
    Performance
    (1331)
    Story
    (1349)

    Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century.

    flaos says: "Finally Audible"
    "Great mix of Fact and Fiction"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommeded this book to several friends. If you know anyone that enjoys history, math, mystery or just cool characters. This book will not disappoint.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Being Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jim Crace
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (23)

    Jim Crace has been called "one of the brightest lights in contemporary British fiction" by The New York Times Book Review. His novels have won a Whitbread Prize, an E.M. Forster Award, the Guardian Fiction Award, the GAP International Prize for Literature, and have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Far-ranging in its imagery, Being Dead is a provocative examination of mortality.

    J. Cline says: "Contemplating Death"
    "I wish everyone died"
    Overall

    Sorry I hated this book. The technical imagery of the rotting corpses was good, but not enough to save the fact that there is really no story here and the people are one dimensional and boring. I had trouble not dieing myself while trying to complete this book.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The City of Ember

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jeanne DuPrau
    • Narrated By Wendy Dillon
    Overall
    (510)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (220)

    The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she's sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must decipher the message before the lights go out on Ember forever! This stunning debut novel offers refreshingly clear writing and fascinating, original characters.

    Jolie Brewer says: "Good story; annoying narrator and background sound"
    "Poor all around"
    Overall

    Poor concept. Poor thought put into the world and characters. The ending was very disappointing.

    0 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (860)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (125)

    When scholars write the history of the world 20 years from now, and they come to the chapter "Y2K to March 2004", what will they say was the most crucial development? The attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11 and the Iraq war? Or the convergence of technology and events that allowed India, China, and so many other countries to become part of the global supply chain for services and manufacturing?

    Patrick says: "Facinating, Scary and Repetitive"
    "Why, What, and How-to book on the global economy"
    Overall

    The first third of this “World Is Flat” is boring. It is a rehash of globalization. Friedman spends too much time taking about outsourcing and the competitive spirit of countries like India and China.

    I gave the book five star though. Because the last two thirds of the book details the environment of WHY these changes are happening, and why countries like Mexico and Egypt are being left behind. Friedman also analyzes what people and countries could and should do to be part of the changing economic world. It was GREAT reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (14688)
    Performance
    (11286)
    Story
    (11347)

    As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

    Troy says: "Chapter and part breaks are incorrect"
    "Great work Well told"
    Overall

    I would likke it to go faster, but I must admit it is as juice a story as you'll ever hear.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • On Intelligence

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jeff Hawkins, Sandra Blakeslee
    • Narrated By Jeff Hawkins, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1419)
    Performance
    (323)
    Story
    (324)

    Jeff Hawkins, the man who created the PalmPilot, Treo smart phone, and other handheld devices, has reshaped our relationship to computers. Now he stands ready to revolutionize both neuroscience and computing in one stroke, with a new understanding of intelligence itself.

    James says: "Epiphany"
    "I see a pattern..."
    Overall

    Mr. Hawkins will be the first to admit this is not a book to explain everything about intelligence but an important first step. He puts forward a rational explanation of how intelligence in man works in practical mechanical terms. It is a theory but he has much to back-up his conjectures. His theory gets the ball rolling for a frank discussion of why, how, and what we really doing in our mind when we think. He avoids general behavior and philosophical musing about the human mind (that we are all to often inundated with on books about intelligence). I enjoyed every bit of it. At the very least you'll enjoy he very different approach to this age old question.

    This book is a really great start to addressing the problem of how we humans think. Good job Mr. Hawkins.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (3522)
    Performance
    (1274)
    Story
    (1272)

    David Sedaris' collection of essays - including live recordings! - tells a most unconventional life story. With every clever turn of a phrase, Sedaris brings a view and a voice like no other to every unforgettable encounter. You can also listen to Sedaris in an interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

    Amazon Customer says: "You will ROFL"
    "Too Much"
    Overall

    I had heard several short peices from David in the past. I've always enjoyed his off-the-wall veiws. This book however gave me too much of david in a sitting. I still think he is a talented funny man but several hours of his satire just didn't sit right with me

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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