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  • Evolve Your Brain

  • The Science of Changing Your Mind
  • By: Joe Dispenza D.C.
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050

Joe Dispenza, DC, has spent decades studying the human mind-how it works, how it stores information, and why it perpetuates the same behavioral patterns over and over. In the acclaimed film What the Bleep Do We Know!?, he began to explain how the brain evolves - by learning new skills, developing the ability to concentrate in the midst of chaos, and even healing the body and the psyche. Evolve Your Brain presents this information in depth, while helping you take control of your mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great message, long book

  • By Matt on 04-03-17

Wow. Best Yet!

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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: 08-03-18

Really good one Joe! This one shows step by step how the brain and mind work from the neurons themselves, the process of neurotransmission, and the connection to the organs and changes in the body. He gives the foundation of understanding of how the brain works, the conscious and sub-conscious layers, and how that translates into how we act and interact with our environment and how we in turn affect it as well.
I took every minute I could get to listen to this and frequently replayed sections for a better understanding of the concepts. As soon as I give my thinking a break, I'll be starting over from the beginning again.
Some really good information on how to implement changes in your real world. How to make sense of what's going on in your head and how you can interact with it and make changes - which in turn will change your world. #SelfDiscovery #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • How to Plan a Funeral

  • A Simple and Easy Step-By-Step Guide to Making a Difficult Time Easier When Coping with Loss
  • By: Anthea Peries
  • Narrated by: Sangita Chauhan
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    1.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    1.5 out of 5 stars 2

This book offers practical advice and peace of mind to help you think clearly and objectively before and after someone dies. It will help you prioritize tasks and manage your time for tasks done immediately after death and navigate the onset grief, including major life changes and adjustments for the future.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • TERRIBLE

  • By Thomas on 06-22-18

TERRIBLE

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

Worst audiobook production I have ever heard. Someone put together a sketchy outline copying topics in pieces over and over again then just read the outline. Chapters inside don't match the chapter numbers listed. Narration sounds like a computer voice. Please don't buy this.

  • Consciousness and the Brain

  • Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts
  • By: Stanislas Dehaene
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487

How does the brain generate a conscious thought? And why does so much of our knowledge remain unconscious? Thanks to clever psychological and brain-imaging experiments, scientists are closer to cracking this mystery than ever before. In this lively book, Stanislas Dehaene describes the pioneering work his lab and the labs of other cognitive neuroscientists worldwide have accomplished in defining, testing, and explaining the brain events behind a conscious state.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I had no idea we knew this much.

  • By Tristan on 01-18-16

The best I've heard.

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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: 06-18-18

So much new informal and many adenomatous answered for me. Now I have a good basis to go further.

  • Redefining Reality

  • The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science
  • By: Steven Gimbel, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Steven Gimbel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,540

No subject is bigger than reality itself, and nothing is more challenging to understand, since what counts as reality is undergoing continual revision and has been for centuries. The quest to pin down what's real and what's illusory is both philosophical and scientific, a metaphysical search for ultimate reality that goes back to the ancient Greeks. For the last 400 years, this search has been increasingly guided by scientists, who create theories and test them in order to define and redefine reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • mind = blown

  • By Bailey on 09-13-15

One of the Best!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-17

I was hesitant about listening to a long course in case I didn't like it. So I choose carefully. I must say I was very surprised and very happy with this selection. The content was great. Short, enlightening, and to the point topics. If you didn't like one you could skip it as there were so many, however I listened intently to every word of every section. The narration and presentation was really surprisingly pleasing. I'll now feel more comfortable with picking another of the Great Courses. If you are on the fence on this one, pick it, as you'll like it.

  • Stop Saying You're Fine

  • Discover a More Powerful You
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995

Right now, over 100 million Americans secretly feel frustrated and bored with their lives. If you've come to regard yourself as your own worst enemy; if you constantly daydream and wonder, "Is this all there is?"; if you have a tendency, when asked how you're doing, to just say "Fine," you may be one of them. If this sounds familiar, there's clearly something missing from your life. This book will help you discover what it is, and how to win it back.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • STOP and buy The Five Second Rule instead.

  • By Ryan Healey on 07-19-17

Any goal.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-17

This is a very good one and will help you get going. It is very encouraging as well. No goal is too small or too big and this book will help you get started.

  • 400 Things Cops Know: Street-Smart Lessons From a Veteran Patrolman

  • By: Adam Plantinga
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,907
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,705

400 Things Cops Know shows police work on the inside, from the viewpoint of the regular cop on the beat - a profession that can range from rewarding to bizarre to terrifying, all within the course of an eight-hour shift. Written by veteran police sergeant Adam Plantinga, 400 Things Cops Know brings the listener into life the way cops experience it - a life of danger, frustration, occasional triumph, and plenty of grindingly hard routine work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you, Adam Plantinga!

  • By A.Ward on 05-30-16

Great insight

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-17

Good to hear about from the inside. Didn't want to stop it. Narration was good too.

  • Become a Magnet to Money Through the Sea of Unlimited Consciousness

  • By: Michele Blood, Bob Proctor
  • Narrated by: Michele Blood
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Going beyond The Secret, Become a Magnet to Money covers the basics right through to the highest levels of consciousness - a must for anyone's personal success library. Years from now you could be looking back at your small investment in this book as the wisest decision you ever made. Become a Magnet to Money delves deeply to open your consciousness to the truth of what wealth really is...more deeply than you may have ever experienced before. If you only knew the omnipotent power that you can plug in to, your life would be breathtaking.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Sadly, my worst recommendation - Not Recommended

  • By Thomas on 04-12-12

Sadly, my worst recommendation - Not Recommended

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-12-12

More of a chatty poorly scripted talk show segment than a profession audio book based on the hard copy, so Not Recommended. Sloppy, drifted from the book, with lots of rambling conversation. Title is purposefully misleading, as hardly any of making money is in the content. Bob Proctor was just in the beginning sections, so again more misleading the consumer by the producers. Poor and sloppy editing. Long gaps of silence. Supposedly new age/quantum/law of attraction advice, but continous and increasingly repetitive references to god, god spirit, etc. Cheap back door reference to not listen to other authors such as the "Hicks" products, because of use of an entity, but then goes right into constant god references. Also noted some content rehashed from "Hicks" presentations of the theme, but poorly replicated. Frequent off the path rambling by author. Scattered, briefly touched upon topics, into many diverse areas without any substantial explanations or foundations. Suppossedly 5 levels of enlightenment, which really turned out to be several vague levels of elitism, sublimially promoted in constantly growing religious "christian/christ" theme. One would have to be already well versed in the real topics to understand what was poorly presented, so I would recommend other avenues to learn about the subject. (Which again, is not even described in the title or beginning of the work.) Poor construction of material and presentation. More of a friendly non focused off the cuff discussion by author - not a well prepared audio version of a book. Author lost the point on many occasions, and simply joked through it. Needed frequent redoing or editing, but left as is, in poor draft quality. I would be fired for producing such poor work. 45 minutes of promotional product selling at the end. Now, I did appreciate the informality of the product, but not the sloppy production, which is unfortunately what you'll remember. Now the author sounds like a nice person, very bubbly, down-under, sexy, sincere, and excited about the presentation, but that's now why you pay full price for a professional audio book. So this is overpriced simply because of poor quality, lack of editing/redoing, and unfocused presentation. The blatent scattered rambling/selling of products at the end, was a bit embarrassing to listen too. It would be OK if you knew about this when purchasing and still purchased, but being mislead to purchase this sloppy product, makes this a not-recommended product. Just a poor product, riding on the tail of "The Secret." You can do so much much better for yourself with other authors and products. Sorry to the author and producers, but they should have never released something that is clearly only in early-draft quality, as a finished full-priced audio guide. Embarrassing.

22 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • The Magic of Reality

  • How We Know What's Really True
  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,486

Richard Dawkins, the world’s most famous evolutionary biologist, presents a gorgeously lucid, science book examining some of the nature’s most fundamental questions both from a mythical and scientific perspective. Science is our most precise and powerful tool for making sense of the world. Before we developed the scientific method, we created rich mythologies to explain the unknown. The pressing questions that primitive men and women asked are the same ones we ask as children. Who was the first person? What is the sun? Why is there night and day?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio version is superb for us grown-ups

  • By Michael Dowd on 10-10-11

An about everything kinda book, with a slight bias

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-11

This one is ok, presented well, and I liked the presentation and the author, and narration of the team. Breaks it up from having one speaker the entire book. Appreciated the effort of gathering the knowledge presented, and when to say "I don't understand."

Now this tells you about the DNA, Universe, religion, myths.... type thing. Giving the science side of the house. All valid stuff and good. So if you've never listened to one of these "everything about everything" volumes then I recommend it, and learned a few more things. The slight bias is to describe how the science point of view is correct, and once you get past the stories, myths, and non-logic of the other beliefs, the science presented is "what's really true." But that is what their theme is, so its on path with the sub-title. So, between the vast amount of science info, intermixed with the stated bias, its a lot of info and an interesting listen. I follow the science side of the house myself, but I also know that, 'what you believe is what's true for you and how you perceive the universe,' so... there's that. Enjoy, I recommend it.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Easy Steps to a Better Memory

  • By: Ron White
  • Narrated by: Ron White
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Learn to give speeches without notes, memorize chapters of books, retain training, remember names, improve grades, and recall information from seminars or notes! Tap into the great resource of your memory!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but lacking

  • By Ned Ferguson on 11-14-07

Never finished - So far.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-11

Interesting. I listened to the first half, then realized I listened to that part once earlier, then remembered it was about the same stuff I listened to in the short review months ago. The first real exercises are good, I wrote them down at work. Then forgot and relistened and did them in my head, listening in the car. I've been meaning to get back to it, and I will. I just keep forgetting. I know that its not funny, but that's reality. I will listen to the rest, and do the rest of the exercises. I need it and I think it can help. Then I'll give a follow-up, if I remember to do both. I gave it half stars until I finish it all, but the first half should have all 5 stars for every category. I'm working on it Ron!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Stiff

  • The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
  • By: Mary Roach
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,560

For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful and En'gross'ing

  • By Joel on 05-28-05

Interesting and OK

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-11

I expected something slightly different, but then again how would I know what to expect from this. It covered a lot of areas and topics and not just about what happens to your body right after you pass. What they do with donated bodies was interesting and a big part of the story. But it really helped my perspective on this topic and gave me a better knowledge base. It has some typical filler and conversation within, but I think the author did the work required to investigate the subject well, and its appreciated. If you're interested, then go ahead and get it. It will be enlightening.