Just not a great listen for me. You will enjoy it if you wish to have the functions of each area of your brain explained in great length. This is followed by a listing of symptoms that may be associated with dysfunction in a particular area of your brain followed by the drugs that can make you whole. I am sure this will be helpful to many people but it was not what I had in mind. I enjoyed Amen's other work as I found it more practical for my needs.
I preferred would have rated change your brain; change your life four stars. I found it to be more practical.
The author's worldview comes shinning through.He is quick to share his views (as facts) that Ronald Reagan is the reason that companies experience lay offs and Newt Gingrich is the reason our current elected officials bicker. After siting several republicans as causing trouble he finally sites Bill Clinton for a mistake. Then he immediately gives Bill an out saying he is a baby boomer. He failed to provide any excuses for the supposed failings of conservatives.
Anything this guy did not write.
He makes a few good points that I would have further developed if he had not continued to push his political ideals. I am honest enough to state that I would not have been offended if the shoe were on the other foot, but I regret spending money and time listening to his drivel.
Among the best
The details concerning advanced interrogation techniques
Well written and delivered by a great narrator. I found it to be informative and enjoyed the revelations of his work within the CIA as well as a few details concerning his personal life.
A different story
A Manhattan ghost story
Not bad, but he has a monotone delivery.
I hesitate to criticize this book based on a couple of factors. First, I respect Luis' service to our country and feel he deserves to be honored solely based on his military experience. Second I absolutely love dogs, and generally, stories about dogs. As I type my two collies are urging me to "go get the paper".
I left this audiobook with the strong sense that Luis sees himself as a victim in almost every phase of his life. He focuses on how he has felt discrimination and/or injustice from restaurant owners, bus drivers, the military, his parents, and others. There is a lot of emphasis placed on just how bad he has it in every phase of his life.
As a disclaimer to my final point I am conservative in my politics. Perhaps others will embrace Luis' affinity for Al Franken and president Obama.
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