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  • How Emotions Are Made

  • The Secret Life of the Brain
  • By: Lisa Feldman Barrett
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999

Emotions feel automatic to us; that's why scientists have long assumed that emotions are hardwired in the body or the brain. Today, however, the science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology. This paradigm shift has far-reaching implications not only for psychology but also medicine, the legal system, airport security, child-rearing, and even meditation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye-opening

  • By W. White on 05-29-17

Highly provocative

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

Reviewed: 04-23-17

This book changed the foundations of my views on emotions and feelings. It made me understand my thinking in a profoundly better way.

7 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Nudge

  • Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness [Expanded Edition]
  • By: Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,242
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,781
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,774

Every day, we make decisions on topics ranging from personal investments to schools for our children to the meals we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. The reason, the authors explain, is that, being human, we are all susceptible to various biases that can lead us to blunder. Our mistakes make us poorer and less healthy; we often make bad decisions involving education, personal finance, health care, mortgages and credit cards, the family, and even the planet itself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An overly long Nudge in the right direction

  • By Jay on 06-08-13

Slow

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

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

I found the book hard to get through, the examples are long and (imho) not very entertaining. It made me lose track of the conclusions.

What didn’t you like about Sean Pratt’s performance?

It's well narrated, but slow. Some people may very well thinks that's a plus though.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Nudge?

Nudge's message is about marketing and self-improvement alike, and anyone who thinks they take conscious and deliberate actions every day may be shocked by the truth ;-)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Brain Myths Exploded

  • Lessons from Neuroscience
  • By: The Great Courses, Indre Viskontas
  • Narrated by: Indre Viskontas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,701
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,507

Much of the layperson's knowledge of the brain is predicated on a lack of understanding about this mysterious organ. To start building a more straightforward, accurate understanding of current breakthroughs in neuroscience, you have to start by shattering popular brain myths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great lecturer, very enjoyable

  • By Jared T Wilsey on 02-14-17

Replaces many books at once

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

This book spoiled some other books for me, which is a good thing. Having a deep understanding of your brain will help in many parts of your life. Many "tricks" I used became more useful, because I understood the reasoning better. The narrator is fun to listen to, and had fun narrating herself. Her enthusiasm was clearly audible.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Never Split the Difference

  • Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
  • By: Chris Voss
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,402
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,605
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,436

After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss' head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needs PDF companion file

  • By John L. Pinkowski on 03-07-17

Read this

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

The lessons in this book are applicable in any situation in which you're confronted with your own and someone else's demands or desires. You'll be better in any kind of negotiation. I even think you'll be better for the counterparty, because not splitting the difference is often a win/win situation.

  • The Art of Possibility

  • Transforming Professional and Personal Life
  • By: Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871

Presenting 12 breakthrough practices for bringing creativity into all human endeavors, The Art of Possibility is the dynamic product of an extraordinary partnership. The Art of Possibility combines Benjamin Zander's experience as conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and his talent as a teacher and communicator with psychotherapist Rosamund Stone Zander's genius for designing innovative paradigms for personal and professional fulfillment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Transformative!

  • By Terri Thrower on 03-18-13

Inspiring and very helpful

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

This book and it's message made me look at certain aspects of life in a different way. Especially the "it's on my plate" rule made me reconsider everything I thought about responsibility, cause and influence of events in my life. It turned out to be very helpful.

The book, the story and especially the narration are fun to listen to, inspiring and thought provoking. The example stories are interesting and told in a compelling way, making the deeper message not too obvious.

Music is used in a supportive way. In short, q must read for fun and because of the life lessons "hidden" in the narrative.

  • No More Mr. Nice Guy

  • By: Drac Von Stoller
  • Narrated by: Ted Brooks
  • Length: 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    1.5 out of 5 stars 6

Henry Bates had a very reclusive life, until one day the constant nagging from his wife made him snap, and things started dying. All Henry wanted was to enjoy his retirement like any normal hard working man, but his wife had other plans and retirement wasn't one of those.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Truly gruesome story

  • By Pieter J Sadie on 11-10-16

Wrong book but entertaining story

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

I wanted to read a different book with this title. The story wasn't very satisfying, but the narration made me finish it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful