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Elastic audiobook cover art

First time reading Mlodinow

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

What made the experience of listening to Elastic the most enjoyable?

I always enjoy when the author narrates, even if they're not as "great a performance" as some other narrators. I enjoyed the personal anecdotes and I feel that Mlodinow could have used these moments more often. He uses the clause, "In today's society," a bunch and this is where I felt that he was forcing the academic thesis of the book whereas his summation of case studies and personal experiences fully elucidated his argument.

What did you like best about this story?

The exploration of schizotypy: I feel an entire book could be written on schizotypy and elastic thinking.

What about Leonard Mlodinow’s performance did you like?

He is the author.

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Hallucinations audiobook cover art

The narrator was not as off-putting ...

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

as I had feared from the other reviews. I got used to his reading.

I think the content of the book eventually counteracts any potential distraction from the overall performance.

Love's Executioner audiobook cover art

Not my favorite Irvin Yalom book

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

What did you love best about Love's Executioner?

If you're familiar with Yalom's writing style, you'll enjoy this book. It was interesting to hear his take on his novel so many years later.

What did you like best about this story?

Irvin Yalom's writing is honest and he's willing to reflect on his own assumptions / human failliability.

Have you listened to any of C.M. Carlson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've never heard C.M. Carlson's performance prior to this, but I enjoyed his reading.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales audiobook cover art

Great book and great narration

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

What made the experience of listening to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales the most enjoyable?

The individual case studies were fascinating and well-paced.

What did you like best about this story?

Oliver Sacks pulls on other research as well as canonical literary texts to support his suggestion for a more existential neurological approach.

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