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A. Markham

Australia | Member Since 2015

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  • Meditations to Change Your Brain: Rewire Your Neural Pathways to Transform Your Life

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Rick Hanson, Rick Mendius
    • Narrated By Rick Hanson, Rick Mendius
    Overall
    (446)
    Performance
    (306)
    Story
    (295)

    The structure of your brain changes constantly, in a dynamic, unfolding process that you yourself can direct to create the life you want. This is the exciting premise of Meditations to Change Your Brain, a breakthrough program from psychologist Rick Hanso, Ph.D. and neurologist Rick Mendius, M.D.

    Roddie says: "one of the best"
    "Incredibly boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Meditations to Change Your Brain better?

    Fewer golf references. I get that the author wanted to hinge the book around a real life story, but golf? Puh-lease.


    What could Rick Hanson and Rick Mendius have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    No golf stories and a less monotone narration.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    When you put people to sleep, you know you've got a problem.


    18 of 27 people found this review helpful
  • The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Steven Pinker
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (388)
    Performance
    (316)
    Story
    (309)

    In this classic, the world’s expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution. The Language Instinct received the William James Book Prize from the American Psychological Association....

    Amazon Customer says: "Good premise, but reads like a text book"
    "Narrators MUST Do Their Homework"
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    Performance
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    What did you like best about this story?

    I'd originally read The Language Instinct about ten years ago, so I knew what to expect. My feelings about the book haven't changed - I think throwing out the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis completely and Pinker's ridiculous attack on the social sciences weaken an otherwise excellent book. I was pleased to see that this new version includes updates with the latest research.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Arthur Morey’s performances?

    Morey's performance was average at best. When reading a technical/academic text like this, mispronunciations of terms and the names of Amazonian and Australian Aboriginal peoples is unforgivable. 'Warrrlll-pearee' for Warlpiri (prounounced wall-PREE)? Really?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Get Motivated!: Overcome Any Obstacle, Achieve Any Goal and Accelerate Your Success with Motivational DNA

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Tamara Lowe
    • Narrated By Tamara Lowe
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (12)

    Grounded in eight years of research with more than 100,000 people, this title reveals how to decode your Motivational DNA for maximum achievement. Whether you are an individual seeking to realize your personal goals or a leader looking to motivate your team, Get Motivated! will show you how to overcome any obstacle, achieve any goal, and accelerate your success.

    Martha Humphreys says: "Out of date"
    "Her Voice Could Sour Milk"
    Overall

    The content in this book is fine. But the author's voice and accent commits unspeakable atrocities on the English language, like pronouncing 'forward' as 'faux-PAUSE-word' or 'warm' as 'worm'.

    Another narrator would have made listening a more pleasurable experience.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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