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Francisco Herrero

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carries you along wonderfully

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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: 07-03-19

it's a very wonderful set of courses and he obviously knows his stuff and has a great accent.

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Narrator Swallows his words

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-18

The narrator has a lovely voice, and sounds very elegant, but swallows words and has too broad a dynamic range. I couldn't even get through the first chapter, it was too frustrating. I'm bummed because I really really wanted to listen to this book.

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Litany of Facts

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

Reviewed: 03-19-16

I would suggest that any person who is very visually oriented approach this book with caution, or at least an image of the brain in front of you. The author goes on and on with things like, when a person sees something like X the Y part of the brain lights up, and just keeps on lifting things like that. The areas of the brain have very technical names, and are often abbreviated. There's very little synthesis going on in any individual chapter.

I kept wishing that the author built the story around parts of the brain and what they do, telling a story, synthesizing things, rather than around the visual stimulus coming first followed by the brain activity. Very frustrating, and I will be happily returning this.

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