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  • The Sociopath Next Door

  • By: Martha Stout
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,191
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,177

We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people, one in 25, has an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in 25 everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening

  • By Robert on 08-28-11

Spine tingler

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-08

Is your boss, neighbor, co-worker a socio-path? You will have a new view of the world and your life. I now see more clearly the madness in the world. I can see it's players in my small world and know how to deal a lot better.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Chopin Manuscript

  • A Serial Thriller
  • By: Lee Child, David Corbett, Joseph Finder, and others
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,380
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,651
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,668

15 thriller masters. 1 masterful thriller! Former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton possesses a previously unknown score by Frederic Chopin. But he is unaware that, within it's handwritten notes, lies a secret that now threatens the lives of thousands of Americans. As he races from Poland to the U.S. to uncover the mystery of the manuscript, Middleton will be accused of murder, pursued by federal agents, and targeted by assassins.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story... Sometimes hard to follow.

  • By Laura E on 03-12-09

Fantastic!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-08

Wow, 15 writers on one book. Not 15 different books but 1 book! This is a remarkable way to create a story. Each author gets the opportunity to write in a new way. Some of our favorites can collaborate to bring freshness to their voice and it works....

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Brain That Changes Itself

  • Personal Triumphs from the Frontiers of Brain Science
  • By: Norman Doidge M.D.
  • Narrated by: Jim Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,498

In this revolutionary look at the brain, best-selling author, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., introduces both the brilliant scientists championing this new science of neuroplasticity and the astonishing progress of the people whose lives they've transformed.

Introducing principles we can all use, as well as a riveting collection of case histories, The Brain That Changes Itself has "implications for all human beings, not to mention human culture, human learning and human history."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth reading

  • By Jen on 01-12-09

Perfect Timing

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-08

It is great to know that those with brain injuries, abnormal brain development and boomers move into the later stages of life can take control of their mental health. It is a fascinating subject. We learn that many ideas held about the brain are being proved false. Read, learn and be empowered. Oh yeah, there is also a sales pitch in there,,,,

51 of 58 people found this review helpful