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- Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life
- By: Gary John Bishop
- Narrated by: Gary John Bishop
- Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
Are you tired of feeling f*cked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unf*cked version of yourself. "Wake up to the miracle you are," he directs. "Here's what you've forgotten: You're a f*cking miracle of being." It isn't other people that are standing in your way; it isn't even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive. It's yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.
More than just a self-help book
- By Jason Crawford on 08-06-18
Immediately changed my mood, outlook and actions. Author’s voice and style really pulls you in.
I have purchased similar audiobooks books over the years, but never finished any of them due to a lack of interest and/or an uninspiring reader. This audiobook was different in both respects.
The author’s voice and personality is warm, optimistic, and engaging, but not without some rough edges (in a good way). He reminds me of Robin Williams’ character in Good Will Hunting, but with a rich Scottish accent.
His points are simple and clear. Most of what he says is very intuitive. It’s the way he ties everything together - combined with his excellent voice and delivery - that make this audiobook stand out. A word of caution: The ending is powerful and packs a real punch, so plan accordingly (best if you are alone).
For reference, I am a 50 year old industrial engineer and emergency physician. I have no personal or business ties to the author. I feel this audiobook would be useful to almost anyone, regardless of their age, gender or socioeconomic background.
I listened to it over the past three days and it has already had a very positive effect on my inner dialogue, mood, and most importantly, my actions.
I am now listening to it again. Partially to reinforce everything, but mainly because I just really enjoy hearing his voice and his message encouraging me on.
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- By: Sam Harris
- Narrated by: Sam Harris
- Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
A belief in free will touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion.
LIFE/ WORLD Altering sophisticated thinking!
- By Ellen on 04-23-12
Thoughtful and backed up by strong fMRI evidence
What made the experience of listening to Free Will the most enjoyable?
Whatever your prior opinions may be regarding the subject, it is hard to deny the author's logic and conclusions based on recent functional MRI (fMRI) research. This field is fairly new, but is revealing insights into the human mind that philosophers only a few decades ago could only dream of. Certainly most of the arguments that Harris puts forth are not new, nor does he go into great depth on the details or breadth of fMRI research, but that is not the goal of this book. Instead it is an excellent primer to the topic and will no doubt encourage further study in many. There is little direct discussion of religion in this book. Even if you disagree with the author's opinions on religion put forth in his prior writings, I encourage you to still consider listening to this book. It's well written and he gets right to the point. Also, the author does a good job as narrator; he is neither dry nor overly dramatic. You probably will not focus on his narration style and will instead focus on the content, which is ideal for this type of material. The audiobook is only 1:15 long and only $6.58 (member price)...I suspect most listeners will find it well worth their time and money. I encourage all readers to learn a bit more about fMRI and marvel at what only recently seemed impossible. No doubt it will radically change our knowledge of the human mind in years to come.
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