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  • You Are Not Your Brain: The 4-Step Solution for Changing Bad Habits, Ending Unhealthy Thinking, and Taking Control of Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., Rebecca Gladding, M.D.
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (102)

    A leading neuroplasticity researcher, Jeffrey M. Schwartz has spent his career studying the structure and neuronal firing patterns of the human brain. He pioneered the first mindfulness-based treatment program for people suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, teaching patients how to achieve long-term relief from their compulsions.

    Thomas says: "Why you do things and how to change."
    "Gets to the point with good examples"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of You Are Not Your Brain to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the printed version - I can see how it would be useful, especially for the exercises.


    What other book might you compare You Are Not Your Brain to and why?

    No other book.


    What aspect of Mel Foster’s performance would you have changed?

    I would have asked him not to give people accents.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It is more of an informational book than a moving book - there are some great parts with helpful information.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jon Ronson
    • Narrated By Jon Ronson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2524)
    Performance
    (2037)
    Story
    (2036)

    The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues.

    Robert says: "Interesting but wandering"
    "Satisfying Twists and Turns"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Psychopath Test the most enjoyable?

    I had the sense that I was along with the author during his research.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The surprises - I never knew what to expect.


    Have you listened to any of Jon Ronson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Damage Done: Twelve Years of Hell in a Bangkok Prison

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Warren Fellows
    • Narrated By David Tredinnick
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (69)

    In 1978, Warren Fellows was convicted of heroin trafficking between Thailand and Australia. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in the notorious Bang Kwang prison - better known as the Bangkok Hilton. It was the beginning of 12 years of hell in a place where sewer rats and cockroaches are the only nutritious food, where prison guards laugh as they deliver pulverising blows, and where the worst punishment is the khun deo - solitary confinement, Thai style.

    Eric Schurr says: "Remarkable -- in every way! Every minute is great"
    "Takes You There"
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    Would you listen to The Damage Done again? Why?

    Yes, it would still be interesting for me after listening many times because there is so much to think about. It is much more than an story about a prison experience.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The descriptions allowed me to understand the experiences he endured and to know what he felt about the experiences.


    Which character – as performed by David Tredinnick – was your favorite?

    All of the character representations were done well - I was able to tell the people apart very easily.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, when he was caught - I didn't breathe.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Going Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By A. American
    • Narrated By Duke Fontaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2155)
    Performance
    (1981)
    Story
    (1992)

    If society collapsed, could you survive? When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored - if it ever will be.

    Nathan says: "Loved it!"
    "An Exciting Story of Survival"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this book to my friends who share my interest in survival planning and to friends who enjoy a good adventure story. The story is very entertaining and includes many of the items we use when we plan to spend time in the woods, there are also items I plan to buy as a result of listening to this book. Some people are distracted by the level of detail - survival enthusiasts will be thrilled.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Going Home?

    The most memorable moment for me was in the beginning when Morgan grabbed his gear and hit the road - I knew then that this would be a good story and I wasn't disappointed.


    What about Duke Fontaine’s performance did you like?

    When Duke Fontaine portrayed Morgan, he sounded the way I think Morgan would sound - no nonsense. He also portrayed the other characters in such a unique way that I never had to stop and think about who was speaking.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending is very moving and very satisfying - I plan to listen to the other parts of the series soon.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World

    • ORIGINAL (24 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Robert Garland
    • Narrated By Professor Robert Garland
    Overall
    (1388)
    Performance
    (1247)
    Story
    (1231)

    Look beyond the abstract dates and figures, kings and queens, and battles and wars that make up so many historical accounts. Over the course of 48 richly detailed lectures, Professor Garland covers the breadth and depth of human history from the perspective of the so-called ordinary people, from its earliest beginnings through the Middle Ages.

    Mark says: "Tantalizing time trip"
    "Very Interesting"
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    I have a greater understanding of the similarities and differences between how people lived in ancient civilizations and how we live now. I could listen to this several times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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