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  • Proust Was a Neuroscientist

  • By: Jonah Lehrer
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 149

In this technology-driven age, it's tempting to believe that science can solve every mystery. After all, science has cured countless diseases and even sent humans into space. But as Jonah Lehrer argues in this sparkling debut, science is not the only path to knowledge. In fact, when it comes to understanding the brain, art got there first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book

  • By Mark D. Jones on 03-10-09

The unlimited creative mysterious mind.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-16

Conjured thoughts have always preceded all experiments of all the sciences and often know the correct results and often are totally wrong.

  • Exceptional Creativity in Science and Technology

  • Individuals, Institutions, and Innovations
  • By: Andrew Robinson
  • Narrated by: Dave Clark
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

In the evolution of science and technology, laws governing exceptional creativity and innovation have yet to be discovered. The historian Thomas Kuhn, in his influential study The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, noted that the final stage in a scientific breakthrough such as Albert Einstein's theory of relativity - that is, the most crucial stage - was "inscrutable". The same is still true half a century later.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Technical Review Amazing Documenration

  • By alvin on 07-13-16

Technical Review Amazing Documenration

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-13-16

How major creativeness occurred in first half of 20th century from the participants. The basis of our technology today.

  • The First Bird, Episode 3

  • By: Greig Beck
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 220

Matt Kearns and the remnants of the scientific team return to a ravaged America. Modern medicine has failed to halt the spread of the flesh-consuming parasite, and humans have been forced to hide, even from one another. The infected roam the cities and suburbs of a ruined nation. But the devastating effects on human physiology are only the beginning. Something has been let loose, something that the team were not prepared for - human nature itself.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dissapointing ending to a good story.

  • By Chap Walker on 02-14-14

Short should have been part of episode 2.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-16

An abrupt ending to a very complex story was disappointing. This type of ending could have taken place at any point in episode 2. It seems like the author just got tired, had enough, broke his pencil in two and went home.

  • Spirit Rising

  • Tapping into the Power of the Holy Spirit
  • By: Jim Cymbala, Jennifer Schuchmnan
  • Narrated by: Jim Cymbala
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 126

For some of us being a Christian is harder than it should be. Discouraged, anxious, worn down, we wonder what happened to the power and the joy that Jesus promised. Jim Cymbala believes that many of us are missing something vital. Christianity, he says, for even the best-intentioned person or church, is impossible without the Holy Spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspired ~

  • By Jeremy on 12-03-13

Well Worth the Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-13

Where does Spirit Rising rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

You have to listen to the whole book. He extrapolates the concepts of the Holy Spirit & how you & others will benefit by with this knowledge but your fuller understanding will depend on your future efforts.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Spirit Rising?

He kept topping the previous memorable moment.

Have you listened to any of Jim Cymbala’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First time.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

He is a professional speaker but he's not an actor.

Any additional comments?

You must listen!

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  • NIV Audio Bible (Dramatized)

  • By: Zondervan
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 75 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442

The NIV Audio Bible is more than a Bible you listen to. It's an experience that helps you enter into God's Word...so God's Word can enter into you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Version By Far

  • By Dave on 05-05-05

The best solutions can be found here.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-11

Never knew that some of these guides to life were stated and so clearly stated. We may think that our challenges are only modern but they have been part of humanity from the beginning. The solutions are clearly expressed by Paul.

  • The Emperor of All Maladies

  • A Biography of Cancer
  • By: Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,654

Written by cancer physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies is a stunning combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms our understanding of cancer and much of the world around us. Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a novelist's richness of detail, a historian's range, and a biographer's passion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular!

  • By Paul on 11-25-10

THE WARRIORS OF THE CANCER WARS

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-11

THE PATIENTS, THE DOCTORS, AND THE SCIENTIST ARE THE FRONT LINE WARRIORS BUT THE DEPTH OF OTHER LIKELY AND UNLIKELY FIGHTERS BEGINS WITH EGYPTIAN MUMMIES. BATTLES CONTINUE ON MANY FRONTS. EACH IS DEFINED WITH MATICULOUS AND UNDERSTANDABLE DETAIL. CANCER IS A PART OF OUR NATURE. WE WILL WIN SOME AND LOSE SOME.

  • An Interview with Deborah and Carlos Santana

  • By: Deborah Santana, Carlos Santana
  • Narrated by: Jacob Bronstein
  • Length: 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 43

Jacob Bronstein, producer of the Space Between the Stars audiobooks, interviews Deborah and Carlos Santana. They discuss why writing was the best way for Deborah to tell her story, the reasons behind the success of their 30-year marriage, and how Carlos felt reading the book for the first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If a Santana fan, good insight interview.

  • By alvin on 08-07-10

If a Santana fan, good insight interview.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-10

Gain info on where Santana gets the emotions found in his music. If his music has past you by, then you need a listen, then you can appreciate her book and get an understanding of his music. His early stuff has already lasted a life time.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful