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A revolutionary approach to enhancing your happiness level!

Get ready to boost your happiness in just 45 days! Habits of a Happy Brain shows you how to retrain your brain to turn on the chemicals that make you happy. Each minute offers simple activities that help you understand the roles of your "happy chemicals" - serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphin. You'll also learn how to build new habits by rerouting the electricity in your brain to flow down a new pathway, making it even easier to trigger these happy chemicals and increase feelings of satisfaction when you need them most. Filled with dozens of exercises that will help your reprogram your brain, Habits of a Happy Brain shows you how to live a happier, healthier life!

©2017 Loretta Graziano Breuning (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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This is read by a machine - again

So far two audiobooks I bought were read by one very prolific "Amanda Carlin" who reads an awful lot like a rather unimpressive text-to-speech engine. I pay extra to get an audiobook to get the sensibility of a human reader, not the flatness of a machine. I could not get very far in the book as the whole thing was so grating.

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Insightful content. However the reader sounds mechanical

Greta descriptions of how the “happy neurochemicals” affect our everyday behavior. And also the unhappy chemicals (eg cortisol) and the constant unconscious grappling between the two. The only downside to this book was the performance; the pace is too slow and the reader sounds like a slow robotic voice over. the only way to make it tolerable so that it matches human conversation is to bump it at 1.25 speed. This makes the reader sound even more like Siri But the content is so engaging you get used to it.

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Could not make it through

The voice reading the book is robotic, if all audiobooks were like this I won't ever buy another. What a waste of money!

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I could not finish listening to this book as it was too difficult to listen to the voice and lack of professional presentation in the audio experience

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Content good, narration... ugh.

While I appreciate that the narration doesn’t come across with know it all superiority, it comes across like a disembodied first generation text to speech algorithm. I think I’ll get the kindle version and be sure to avoid readings by this narrator in the future. I’m sure she(it?) is a fine person(robot?), just not for me.

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Loved the content not the narrator

The narrator sounds like it’s a computer speaking.
Makes it very hard to enjoy the book. I appreciate the information and love learning about the brain, but it needs to come to life with a better narrator.

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Awesome information!

I really enjoyed the information! My key takeaway from the book, on my 1st listen, is: repetition of healthy and happier habits will help you create new neural pathways, aka synapses, in your brain for the survival of your genes and your life.

After reading the reviews, before I bought the book, I understood I might need to speed up the rate. My most comfortable listening speed was 1.20. Because the reader read so slow, I would feel sleepy while driving after long listening, so speeding up the reading rate really helped.

The book itself is worth listening to if you KNOW FOR SURE that you really want to read it. And I REALLY was curious about this book, and it's worth it!

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Sounded like a robot reading the entire time.

I wanted to get into the material and believe it would have been useful, but the reader made it impossible. It was very robotic and jumpy.

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The voice...geez

I enjoy audio books generally. However, this reader sounds artificial. It does not make good listening.
Truly regretful. I will have to purchase the Kindle version.

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Read reviews to understand format ;)

Excellent understanding of the brain chemicals that seek to keep us "safe" aka "happy". Note basic premise of human evolution, but not annoyingly so.
Listened through, and will now go back and review the periodic workbook "exercise" questions included... glad I have the physical copy for this, though could have written them down if I'd understood the format. Will be discussing with my bookgroup, and only wish I'd known about the 45 days recommended to accomplish new goals (with the new understanding as presented) so I could have completed one before our discussion - but again, my fault for not reading reviews ;)

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  • Catherine Davies
  • 03-13-19

AVOID this robotic narration.

This book has much to teach us but I found it impossible to get pass the robotic narration. I don't believe it was read by a human. Truly awful listening experience.

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  • liv enqvist
  • 05-29-18

Robotic voice

The reader's voice sounds like a robot and makes it really boring to listen to.

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  • N. Rose
  • 01-17-18

I love it, and I learned a lot.

I love the content of this book. It was very eye opening.
I liked the reader, but it sounded like it was in slow motion. Like she read too fast, and they had to slow down the speed.

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  • Ben W
  • 06-21-19

Horrendous narration

This is the worst narrated audiobook I have ever listened to. It sounds like it is narrated by a 1990s text to speech programme, robotic, broken and cold. The content may well be excellent, but as hard as I tried I was unable to stay engaged to listen to it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-04-18

Great content. Awful audio.

Great content. I understand a lot more about the happy chemicals.

Awful audio. It was probably slowed down post production.

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  • Anthony
  • 03-03-18

The 3 things I loved

This audiobook did 3 things that I love.

first, it gave descriptive stories and examples to relate to

second, technical terminology is used within the details

third, references! other books and people

the cherry on top, the narrator's voice is smooth yet compelling!

highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-06-20

Insightful and easy to follow.

I truly enjoyed this. The program to learn new habits is easy. The science behind our behaviour and feelings are explained so it's easy to understand without scientific background.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-11-20

Very good book.

Habits of a happy Brain explains very clearly what happiness is and how human brain create happy moments. Thanks to this book I stopped blaming myself and others for not being happy all the time and I became much "happier" in a different way, free from unrealistic expectations.

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  • Sonne
  • 12-15-17

Very technical language

I’ve just listened to a small part of the book, as the language and story is all about technical language of the hormones, and parts of the brain, and what hormones you produce when you do this or do that, and it gets boring to listen to.

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  • Samantha Roberts
  • 08-21-21

Boring

Listened to this for 10 minutes and couldn't stand anymore. The boring voice just made me switch off. It was like listening to someone's college essay. All in all, very dull and not inspiring especially if you are struggling with low mood.

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  • Mandy
  • 03-26-18

Awful robotic sounds the whole way through not able to listen!!!!

This wasn’t read as audiobook, it was created from a computer generated voice and is not listenable!!!! ust awful waste of money!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-13-21

Terrible robot voice

Could be very interesting if the voice wasn't that terrible! This can't be advertised as an audiobook it has an robot voice! Too monotonous to listen too