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  • The Runaway Species

  • How Human Creativity Remakes the World
  • By: David Eagleman, Anthony Brandt
  • Narrated by: Mauro Hantman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

Our ability to remake our world is unique among all living things. But where does our creativity come from, how does it work, and how can we harness it to improve our lives, schools, businesses, and institutions? The Runaway Species is a deep-dive into the creative mind, a celebration of the human spirit, and a vision of how we can improve our future by understanding and embracing our ability to innovate. Composer Anthony Brandt and neurologist David Eagleman seek to discover what lies at the heart of humanity's ability - and drive - to create.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • creativity: Breaking, Blending, Bending.

  • By tremo on 12-04-17

Letdown

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-18

Im a huge fan of Eagleman. This book was a lot of fluffy, empty talking about creativity ideas, but no research or depth. Incognito was great with the stories, research and facts for each claim. This book is missing all of it. The Narrator is rough to listen to, I thought it would have the same zest as Eagleman did with his book.

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  • Creativity, Inc.

  • Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
  • By: Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace
  • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,214

Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation - into the meetings, postmortems, and "Braintrust" sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture - but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, "an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen... If you speed up the player

  • By andrea gini on 10-06-15

Narrator kills the story

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-14

What would have made Creativity, Inc. better?

I read the book, wanted to go through it again, so got the audiobook. The narrator used for this amazing book casts an elderly, somber tone to an amazingly uplifting and inspiring story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Creativity, Inc.?

Reading it, not the audiobook.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Peter Altschuler?

ANYONE ELSE... Eagleman fron Incognito, or the Freakanomics narrators are great and keep the listner moving forward, not lost in painfully slow and silly expressions.

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

Love reading it, audiobook is painful to drag through.

32 of 42 people found this review helpful