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Don

Bothell, WA, United States

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  • The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Christopher Chabris, Daniel Simons
    • Narrated By Dan Woren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (769)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (302)

    Reading this book will make you less sure of yourself - and thats a good thing. In The Invisible Gorilla, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons, creators of one of psychology's most famous experiments, use remarkable stories and counterintuitive scientific findings to demonstrate an important truth: Our minds dont work the way we think they do. We think we see ourselves and the world as they really are, but were actually missing a whole lot.

    Joseph says: "Great Overview over Hygiene of Perception"
    "A True Eye Opener Into Our Thought Process"
    Overall

    After reading the book I think I felt dumber, less confident, and less aware, but then I thought maybe my memory was wrong and I'm smarter, more confident, and more aware. Either way I know I really enjoyed this book and keep the list of everyday illusions printed in front of me to keep me aware of what I may be missing.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Jesse Boggs
    Overall
    (4467)
    Performance
    (1921)
    Story
    (1941)

    Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real-estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? Michael Lewis turns the inquiry on its head to create a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his number-one best-selling Liar’s Poker.

    Jill Pagano says: "Finally, I understand what happened!"
    "Finance Was Really Messed Up"
    Overall

    Holy cow! This is the first book about the mortgage meltdown that one without a financial background can truly appreciate the complexity of CDOs, MBSs, and all the other alphabet-soup financial products that nearly destroyed our economy. It is expertly read by narrator and hard to stop listening. It is exciting and painfully devastating to get a sense of how effed up some of the "experts" really were in thinking what they were doing was sustainable. Definitely worth a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Paul Bloom
    • Narrated By Jeremy Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (458)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (130)

    Yale psychologist Paul Bloom presents a striking new vision of the pleasures of everyday life. The thought of sex with a virgin is intensely arousing for many men. The average American spends over four hours a day watching television. Abstract art can sell for millions of dollars. Young children enjoy playing with imaginary friends and can be comforted by security blankets. People slow their cars to look at gory accidents, and go to movies that make them cry.

    Robert says: "Easy to understand, well read."
    "Bad Narration"
    Overall

    I liked the book and the topic, but the narration is really annoying and hard to get past. If you can keep your focus off the narration and on the substance of the text, it is an interesting book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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