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Emotional Intelligence Audiobook
Emotional Intelligence
Written by: 
Daniel Goleman, Ph.D.
Narrated by: 
Barrett Whitener
Emotional Intelligence Audiobook

Emotional Intelligence

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Publisher's Summary

Is IQ destiny? Not nearly as much as we think. This fascinating and persuasive program argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, ignoring a crucial range of abilities that matter immensely in terms of how we do in life.

Drawing on groundbreaking brain and behavioral research, Daniel Goleman shows the factors at work when people of high IQ flounder and those of modest IQ do well. These factors add up to a different way of being smart - one he terms "emotional intelligence." This includes self-awareness and impulse control, persistence, zeal and self-motivation, empathy, and social deftness.

These qualities mark people who excel in life, whose relationships flourish, who are stars in the workplace. Lack of emotional intelligence can sabotage the intellect and ruin careers. Perhaps the greatest toll is on children, for whom risks include depression, eating disorders, unwanted pregnancies, aggressiveness, and crime.

But the news is hopeful. Emotional intelligence is not fixed at birth, and the author shows how its vital qualities can be nurtured and strengthened in all of us. And because the emotional lessons a child learns actually sculpt the brain's circuitry, he provides guidance as to how parents and schools can best use this window of opportunity in childhood. The message of this eye-opening program is one we must take to heart: the true "bell curve" for a democracy must measure emotional intelligence.

©1995 Daniel Goleman; (P)2001 Books on Tape Inc., Published by Audio Renaissance, a Division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC

What the Critics Say

"Fascinating...well-researched...an engrossing, captivating work." (Booklist)
"Impressive in its scope and depth, staggering in its implications." (Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., author of Wherever You Go, There You Are)

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    KP Palo Alto, CA USA 07-23-15
    KP Palo Alto, CA USA 07-23-15 Member Since 2015

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    "A bit theoretical"

    This is a very interesting book, but it mostly concentrates in showing the importance of EQ, and training to improve it. But it covers less how to do it.

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    CJH 07-19-15
    CJH 07-19-15
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    "Unsatisfactory reading."

    It would do well to review the sample before buying book. Better readings are available of other works by author and genre.

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    Rogério 06-17-15
    Rogério 06-17-15
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    "A book to be remembered from time to time"

    A book to think about yourself. Your life experience and change. The interior change to you, your friends, your kids at least; ;your life. Fantastic observations great conclusions.

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    amerisa 05-27-15
    amerisa 05-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I loved every minute of this book. "

    Definitely worth the reading or listening. I never really knew how important EI was until this book. I am looking forward to listening Working with Emotional Intelligence.

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    Sarah Lynn Kelava 05-22-15
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    "Terribly computer like voice over."

    The voice over was terrible to listen to; it reminded me of a computerized telephone selection.

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    T. Stewart 05-16-15
    T. Stewart 05-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Robotic"

    While the material is interesting and makes it worth the tedium of getting through the book, the narration was on the level of voice recognition. It was virtually monotone.

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    Don Huggins Manhattan, KS, US 05-11-15
    Don Huggins Manhattan, KS, US 05-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "It's not Stephan Hawking bad..."

    A lot of reviews suggested the performance was computer like and I agree, to an extent. At first, it was a little difficult to understand but as I focused it became easier to follow.

    The topic of emotional intelligence has opened to my eyes to the undertones of life and I feel there are powerful lessons for anyone contained inside this book.

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    Rodrigo Bonilla Mexico City 05-08-15
    Rodrigo Bonilla Mexico City 05-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent content, robotic narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Emotional Intelligence to be better than the print version?

    No, the content is excellent but my only complain is related to the robotic quality of Mr. Whitener's performance as the narrator. Fortunately, the material was very interesting and I managed to get past this after the first couple of chapters. The final two chapters are the appendix, which I could've skipped if I had a chance to view them in print. I listened since I was hoping they would enhance my experience but I had to wait until the very end to be able to hear Dr. Goleman's closing comments (which are a bit redundant, but good nonetheless).


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Emotional Intelligence?

    Getting to understand the brain circuitry behind human emotions and alternatives to manage them.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Barrett Whitener?

    I believe the preface is narrated by the author itself, and he delivers a far more passionate insight on the materials covered by his book. I'd also choose Morgan Freeman, everything sounds better with Morgan Freeman's voice.


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    Lori 04-23-15
    Lori 04-23-15 Member Since 2006
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    "Great book!"

    Everyone should read!!! A must read for young parents. Great roadmap for raising smart successful kids. Grandparents should read too!!!!!!

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    Paul 04-11-15
    Paul 04-11-15
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    "Excellent"

    Such an informative and intriguing book! It really helped me to understand the "why" in what I do! Definitely a "must read" in my life!

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