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Switch on Your Brain Audiobook

Switch on Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health

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Publisher's Summary

You are not a victim of your biology! The vast majority of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses.

Supported by current scientific and medical research, Dr. Caroline Leaf gives you a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns. She exposes the "switch" in your brain that will enable you to live a happier, healthier, more enjoyable life where you achieve your goals, get your thought life under control, and even become more intelligent. And her 21-Day Brain Detox Plan guides you step-by-step through the process of replacing toxic thoughts with healthy ones. Ready to reap the benefits of a detoxed thought life? Listen on…

©2013 Dr. Caroline Leaf (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Kaci D 10-27-15
    Kaci D 10-27-15 Member Since 2016
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    "SAMPLE! couldn't get past the voice of the narrator. Credit wasted."

    I feel bad for giving this review. My suggestion would be to listen to the sample first...something I didn't do. I'm a fan of Dr. Caroline Leaf's but with this book I don't even know if the content is good because I couldn't get past the narrators voice. Though I'm sure Joyce Bean is a nice person...but for some reason her voice is like nails on a chalk board to me. It doesn't even sound like someone reading me a book...she seems more concerned with how her voice sounds than keeping the vulnerability of the content. I wish I could retuen my credit...oh well. Lesson learned. Always sample the book.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Henry 07-17-15
    Henry 07-17-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Author should narrate"

    The content is amazing, however I wish the narrator sounded more like a friend. After hearing a few of Dr Leafs conferences I think I just expected the same vibe. Normally when read by the Author, though read, it's coming from there heart and has a particular conviction that connects with me.
    Blessings

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Brooke 06-03-15
    Brooke 06-03-15
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    "Not good for audio version"
    What disappointed you about Switch on Your Brain?

    I like Leaf's work, but the narrator reads a list of bible verses frequently which makes it impossible to concentrate on the content. When you are reading a physical book, you can just skip over the lists, but when I have the audio running in the background, I don't want to keep running back to skip over every long list of verses. I wish they would take it out for audio version so that there's a flow.


    What three words best describe Joyce Bean’s performance?

    She sounds irritated and her fast tone of voice makes it seem like she just wants to get through this book as soon as possible. We want to feel relaxed when listening to audiobooks, not rushed. It's worse when she's reading through the long list of bible verses. She seems to be annoyed by it, too. (Which is understandable, because I get annoyed listening to the list.)


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Switch on Your Brain?

    The long list of bible verses.


    Any additional comments?

    It seemed like good book that I would've enjoyed listening to, such a shame.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew van Ingen Nieuwegein, Netherlands 10-03-14
    Andrew van Ingen Nieuwegein, Netherlands 10-03-14 Member Since 2012

    Avid learner! Bible-believing christian, eager to learn more about apologetics. Furthermore I'm always interested in psychological stuff.

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    "Encouraging!"
    What did you learn from Switch on Your Brain that you would use in your daily life?

    Always be aware of what you allow to enter your mind. If you have fears or negative thoughts, you can work on "destroying" those thoughts and work on creating better thoughts. I personally love the Bible verses Caroline found, that matched her findings!
    I really enjoyed the book and appreciate her sharing her knowledge and experiences.


    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Debra D. 03-07-15
    Debra D. 03-07-15 Member Since 2016
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    "This book and the online version combined..."

    This book is a little hard to digest as it is so full of information. But, if you will couple this book with a subscription to Dr. Leafs 21day detox online you will begin to master this whole concept. I write a Christian newsletter and have three of my readers doing the 21 one day process online right now. Every one of them have had profound clarity in areas where they have struggled for years. I have as well. I highly recommend this book.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Barker Tucson, Arizona United States 01-24-15
    Andrea Barker Tucson, Arizona United States 01-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Science Explanation is good"

    This book has a very good science explanation of how the brain works. However, the detox plan does not go through "the dirty dozen" as she does in the "who switched off my brain" book. I enjoy that plan better, but this plan is very suitable for if the Holy Spirit is guiding you in a certain area of detox in your thought life.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Sandie 05-18-16
    Sandie 05-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing Book but narration isn't great"

    The information in this book is so important that after listening to it I bought a hard back copy and will listen again, making notes and highlights in the printed book. This book really is one to visit again and again. The only negative is the narration. I found it monotone and dry - even though the subject is exciting to me. Still, I'll endure it to hear this book again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Samuel 06-01-15
    Samuel 06-01-15
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    "Personal disappointment"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone with a religious and biblical bias might enjoy this.


    What was most disappointing about Caroline Leaf’s story?

    I was seeking a book based exclusively on scientific discovery.


    What character would you cut from Switch on Your Brain?

    This question is irrelevant.


    Any additional comments?

    This may be a good book. I only listened to some of the first chapter where there were numerous references to biblical scripture. I was just seeking a purely scientific approach without bringing religion into the discussion.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Alex 06-21-16
    Alex 06-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Life changing !!!"

    As a believer and physician I plan to use the knowledge to set people free of the bondage of mental illness.

    I feel closer to God. I feel him working in me.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-21-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Recommend to every Christian"

    This book is a must read for Christians. The steps mentioned in this book will help Christians deal with negative thoughts

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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  • Mervyn
    4/9/15
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    "Tour de Force!"

    What a read! Dr Leaf breaks down quantum theory! Epi genetics! Quantum Zeno Effect! God's position in and on it all! Amazing! Woven together with skill, practical application and love! Well done you! MB

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • P. Nagy
    England
    2/3/15
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    "Incredible"

    Incredible. Yet readable. Understandable and achievable. I look forward to applying these truths and see progress in my own life. Feeling encouraged. And determined.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • david booth
    6/23/14
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    "cutting edge stuf"
    If you could sum up Switch on Your Brain in three words, what would they be?

    the truth everybody needs to hear


    Any additional comments?

    one of the best books i have ever read

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Esther
    7/31/15
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    "Exactly what I need"

    Loved it. Been wanting to know how to renew my mind and this is it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • miss
    4/29/16
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    "It's ok,"

    Positive; Dr Leaf teaches the most important things we need to know about the fact that we are 100% responsible for our life, which are created by our thoughts, these are actually physical (chemicals, cells, connections etc) "things" rather than some etheric substance, and therefore can be changed. These things work 100% because long time ago I developed this methods myself and transformed my life with it.
    Negative; doesn't give real life examples which will make following her five steps very difficult for many of us. Seriously too many psalms! I have nothing against people expressing their religious believes but sometimes I felt almost mentally abused with the way they were used. It almost felt like would listen to Joan of Arc, probably because of the way it was read rather than anything else. Reading is too melodramatic, felt almost brainwashing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Reluctant Shopper
    London
    9/8/16
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    "Great book, shame about the narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Switch on Your Brain to be better than the print version?

    No. The narration was horrible


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    God because His promises to us come true


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator's voice sounded rather mechanical. Her voice was almost like Siri and it could be distracting. Perhaps having an animated narrator may make it more enjoyable to listen to


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

    Not laugh or cry, but it helped me with my journey with God which is the most important thing


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John Stephen Wilson
    5/23/16
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    "Warning! Try before you buy.."
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    It tries to be accessible claiming it is not a "scientific tome" but I didn't find it very easy to follow or comprehend. Expect a lot of neuroscience technical terms and some made-up terms like "milkshake multitasking". In the most part, I got the gist of the narration however there were plenty of times when my reaction to what I was hearing was one of complete bewilderment.

    I sympathize with people who did not know the relationship between the author's Christian faith and her scientific research. The description should have made this explicitly clear and it is baffling beyond belief why this glaring omission has been made.

    I did enjoy listening to examples of her research - the personal and very human stories of people who have made amazing medical recoveries. I was disappointed that her scientific mind did not deliver more sound and persuasive reasoning. It is facile to simply throw biblical quotes at people to "prove a point" especially when not given their proper context. For example, when the Bible talks about the "body" it is sometimes referring to "a body of people" or "the church" and not your physical body. Context is everything.

    I found the egotistical nature of this book very off-putting. The book is all about the author, her research, her clinics, her clients, her 21 day brain detox plan and even plugs some of her other products. Christianity however doesn't place importance on self but in the personhood of Jesus Christ and selflessness.


    Has Switch on Your Brain put you off other books in this genre?

    Nope. This particular genre is somewhat muddled. It is filed in the "Health and Personal Development" category but could equally be filed away in "religion and spirituality". Towards the end of the audiobook it makes references to "Mindfulness" and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) so it could be filed away in that genre also.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Joyce Bean’s performances?

    Not really impressed by the narrator.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Switch on Your Brain?

    Take out the last couple of minutes which contains all the boring copyright statements for all the different translations of the Bible used throughout the audiobook. It was a painful listen. Also stop throwing quotes around like a Study Bible. I don't want to pause and look stuff up when I'm listening to an audiobook. I have real books for that.


    Any additional comments?

    I really wanted this book to "blow my mind" as one of my friends suggested it would. Sadly, I feel deflated by it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • florence
    READING, United Kingdom
    9/14/15
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    "Great great great"

    Very well written. Shows you how your brain works. Would have loved to hear more real life examples.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • O. B. Charity
    Dundee, UK
    10/17/13
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    "Tries to bridge science and religion and fails"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Better referencing, less broad statements, less definite answers to problems without enough evidence, less wordings such as baby brain cells, brain detox in 21 days etc.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    After having heard the great book Bad Science, it is impossible to listen to this book. It might be interesting to people who are more interested in learning important biblical passages.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Kev Duncalf
    4/27/16
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    "Conned"
    What disappointed you about Switch on Your Brain?

    I hoped that this was what it said it was on the introduction but as an atheist I don't wish to have the bible rammed down my throat at every other quote I'm very disappointed & will never purchase anything from this author anymore :(


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No redeeming qualities at all


    Any additional comments?

    I gave up listening after 5 minutes I don't need to be preached to

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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