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The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars audiobook cover art
  • The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars
  • A Neuropsychologist's Odyssey Through Consciousness
  • By: Paul Broks
  • Narrated by: Simon Bubb

Like a Symphony

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-19

Paul Broks writes in symphonic style .He combines the stages of his grief reaction , over the loss of his beloved wife ,with his interest in Greek mythology , modern physics and his professional expertise in neuroscience , especially consciousness theory. In the audible version , I felt as though I was conversing with him directly. . He develops each theme in a sonata form manner but repeats their development as a recursive rondo .He thoroughly covers his grief although it’s never really over.The other topics are moving targets . I would like to discuss with him the relationship between the Big Bang and Quantum Entanglement and good vibrations. Also I would like to discuss Tononi's Phi, AI ,gated semiconductors and threshold voltages, integrated circuits and emergence as they relate to the 6 layer cerebral cortex.Yet finally, it is a beautiful and moving book . Like a symphony , it should be listened to start to finish.REM

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

A Legacy of Spies audiobook cover art

A legacy of John Le Carre superbly performEd

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-18

Outstandingly written and performed!

I enjoyed it so much, that it was a pleasure to listen to some of the chapters more than one time. The authors turn of words and the performance Were like music. I strongly recommend this audiobook.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Agent in Place audiobook cover art

Slow start the Gray man really delivers.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-18

Mark Greaney can be counted on to thoroughly research location, circumstance, and technology to create hey terrific undercover thriller.This one delivers the excitement and aplomb,

Verbal Judo, Updated Edition audiobook cover art

Concise motivational theory

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-18

In my profession I have studied motivational technique, this book is concise and very useful.

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Just can't take it anymore.

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-17

These characters are so stereotyped and the dialogue although well performed is predictable and adolescent, even more adolescent than the 24-year-old first person narrator. I thought I would keep reading/ listening at least while driving but I decided to return the book and get something more to my taste. Even the discounted price wasn't worth it.

The Chopin Manuscript audiobook cover art

Not even worth the sale price

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-16

I just couldn't get interested in this one, the story was choppy uneven and not well characterized don't waste your time

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Running Blind audiobook cover art

Hard to believe ,,shallow characters,

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-16

Transparent plot ,Neither Lee Child nor Jack Reacher's usual quality. Very shallow character development.

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The story of the CIA written as a symphony.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-15

The author achieves perfect balance in this terrific spy story, each character is developed with relationship to the General storyline. Scott Bricks performance is one of his best, outstanding as usual.

A Beautiful Question audiobook cover art

Beauty and this book requires time to appreciate.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-15

The body of the book benefits from the excellent glossary and notes, I especially liked the discussion of property spaces and local symmetry. "the physical world doesn't repeat itself but it does rhyme'. I will read it again. Also very well performed.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

At the Edge of Uncertainty audiobook cover art

Engaging,refreshing and current

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-15

I especially liked the chapters discussing ,hypercomputers,and time. All in all it's important for us to realize the limitations of current science-and human understanding.Michael Brooks is well qualified to discuss the issues involved