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Stanley Jungleib

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  • Pygmalion

  • By: George Bernard Shaw
  • Narrated by: Grace Garrett, Arielle Lipshaw, Jeff Moon, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

In the Greek legend, a sculptor, Pygmalion, created a statue of a woman so beautiful that he fell in love with it. Later the goddess Aphrodite responded to his earnest prayers and brought the statue, named Galatea, to life. Shaw's Pygmalion is a fussy unmarried professor of phonetics, Henry Higgins, who claims that he could train an uneducated person off the street to speak so that he or she could pass as a member of the aristocracy. His Galatea is Eliza Doolittle, who sells flowers at Covent Garden and whose father is a dissipated but cunning vagrant. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Higgins Revealed

  • By Stanley Jungleib on 03-18-19

Higgins Revealed

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-19

As long as Rex commanded the part, he had to win. Shaw saw it differently!

  • When the Body Says No

  • Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection
  • By: Gabor Maté
  • Narrated by: Daniel Maté
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

In When the Body Says No, physician and writer Gabor Maté explores the mind-body link and the connection between stress and disease. Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a relationship between the ability to express emotions and Alzheimer’s disease? Is there such a thing as a “cancer personality”? Drawing on scientific research and years of experience as a practicing physician, Maté provides answers to these and other important questions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed review

  • By Nathan C. Hamaker on 09-29-17

Show some pride in your production.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

In two hours someone that cared could fix this recording—one of the better and more important offerings in months.

  • Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart

  • 30 True Things You Need to Know Now
  • By: Gordon Livingston
  • Narrated by: James Jenner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 154

Full of things we may know but have not articulated to ourselves, Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart is a gentle and generous alternative to the trial-and-error learning that makes wisdom such an expensive commodity. For everyone who feels a sense of urgency that the clock ticks and still we aren't the person we'd like to be, it offers solace, guidance, and hope.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the

  • By T. Combs on 06-07-07

Real Philosophy

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Reviewed: 02-13-19

Smarten up before you are too old. Jaw-dropping reality from an inspiringly courageous man. Performance is superb.

  • What to Do When Machines Do Everything

  • How to Get Ahead in a World of AI, Algorithms, Bots, and Big Data
  • By: Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig, Ben Pring
  • Narrated by: Eric Martin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

What to Do When Machines Do Everything is a guidebook to succeeding in the next generation of the digital economy. When systems running on artificial intelligence can drive our cars, diagnose medical patients, and manage our finances more effectively than humans, it raises profound questions on the future of work and how companies compete.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Assumes that machine learning will grow very slow

  • By Nathan Burnham on 05-06-17

Magazine material

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

Until hearing this book, I never knew that an utter lack of informative content could be so redundantly blended.

  • The Science of Information: From Language to Black Holes

  • By: Benjamin Schumacher, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Benjamin Schumacher
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

The Science of Information: From Language to Black Holes covers the exciting concepts, history, and applications of information theory in 24 challenging and eye-opening half-hour lectures taught by Professor Benjamin Schumacher of Kenyon College. A prominent physicist and award-winning educator at one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, Professor Schumacher is also a pioneer in the field of quantum information, which is the latest exciting development in this dynamic scientific field. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A *meaningful* course :-)

  • By Mike on 01-12-19

Encouraging breadth.

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Reviewed: 12-20-18

Happy that he moves quickly over the obligatory founders, covered everywhere. There is a certain monomania endemic to reducing everything to bits. But there are of course good reasons that aren't going away.

btw. Moore's law is long exhausted. Adding cores doesn't increase density.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Rabbi's Brain

  • Mystics, Moderns, and the Science of Jewish Thinking
  • By: Andrew Newberg, David Halpern
  • Narrated by: John Lescault
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

The topic of neurotheology has garnered increasing attention in the academic, religious, scientific, and popular worlds. But there have been no attempts to explore more specifically how Jewish religious thought and experience may intersect with neurotheology. The Rabbi's Brain engages this groundbreaking area.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bears some consideration.

  • By Stanley Jungleib on 11-01-18

Bears some consideration.

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Reviewed: 11-01-18

I have not been convinced of the validity of the new Neurotheology. This book urges me to give it some further thought; as being a Kohanim seems to place a sign on my back saying 'If you have a problem, I have six hours to give you.' Removing the self-aggrandizement from the argument would be more scientific. Unfortunately, that would require a test batch of Kohanim that were oblivious to their background. Finally, while Kohanim is indeed passed paternally, if there were any intervening Gentile mother, you are disqualified. I do not think they have yet found even a Cohen with 100% DNA; 5000 years is a long time to remain pure.

  • Why Do I Do That?

  • Psychological Defense Mechanisms and the Hidden Ways They Shape Our Lives
  • By: Joseph Burgo PhD
  • Narrated by: John Raines
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

This is a self-help book for people who don't usually buy self-help books. Instead of offering cognitive-behavioral techniques for dealing with anger, or affirming strategies to boost self-esteem, this self-help book adapts the basic methods of psychodynamic psychotherapy to a guided course in self-exploration, highlighting the universal role of defense mechanisms in warding off emotional pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye-opening information

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-30-16

46 minutes in ... and stilll the The Intro

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

On and on about how to read and how to do an exercise. Jesus, gimme someething to stay awake for.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Penetration

  • The Question of Extraterrestrial and Human Telepathy
  • By: Ingo Swann
  • Narrated by: Clay Lomakayu
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Ingo Swann - renowned psi researcher - reveals a long-held secret series of experiences with a "deep black" agency whose apparent charter was simple: UFOs and extraterrestrials on the moon and worries about ET telepathic/mind control powers. The agency was so secret that it had no paper trail, and hence no written secrecy agreements.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it! great book

  • By V on 09-01-17

Embarrassment for psi!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

The great insight: the moon is hollow. NASA hides the high-res showing the Jetsons but certain amateurs have amassed proof.

This was Remote Viewer #1's conclusion. I suppose we now know why the program has been declassified.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Reality Unveiled

  • The Hidden Keys of Existence That Will Transform Your Life (and the World)
  • By: Ziad Masri
  • Narrated by: Mitch Horowitz
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472

In Reality Unveiled, Ziad Masri takes you on a profound journey into the heart of existence, revealing a breathtaking, hidden reality that will transform your life forever. Far from offering simple platitudes and general principles, Reality Unveiled immerses you into this surprising world of ancient and modern knowledge - and presents you with all the incredible evidence to support it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Check your skepticism at the door

  • By SJ on 07-02-18

Predictable. Sophomoric.

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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: 06-09-18

When you need to start with Emoto, the outlook is not good. (The widely known problem is that he cherry-picks his photos. You don't see the whole tray.) Insisting that something is "scientific" does not make it true; Science is a dynamic arena filled with far more debate than consensus. Nevertheless, science also has a perfectly consistent and reasonaable explanation of the white tunnel effect through the brain's natural shutdown processes, that do not require quantum physics at all. While stressing energetic unification, the persistence of differentiated personality becomes an immense dificulty.Think different, sure. As well, beware of false rabbis.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bluefishing

  • The Art of Making Things Happen
  • By: Steve Sims
  • Narrated by: Steve Sims
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953

The man who created Bluefish, the internationally famous company that makes once-in-a-lifetime events happen for the rich and famous, reveals to the rest of us his trade secrets for making things happen. Steve Sims' day job is to make the impossible possible. With his help and expertise, his clients' fantasies and wildest dreams come true. Getting married by the Pope in the Vatican, being serenaded by Elton John, and connecting with powerful business moguls like Elon Musk are just a few of the many projects he has worked on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hella good

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-18-18

Hard not to like this guy!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-18

You've heard it before. More than that, you know most of it.. But you haven't heard Steve Sims put it together so comprehensively, authoritatively (we may believe), and enjoyably. It's not so much the message, it's his ability to thoughtfully, conscientiously, and realistiaclly remind you to get off your ass. A great pep talk.