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Habits of a Happy Brain

Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, & Endorphin Levels
Narrated by: Amanda Carlin
Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
4 out of 5 stars (117 ratings)
Regular price: $17.00
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Publisher's Summary

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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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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  • Janet
  • Bonfield, ON, Canada
  • 05-29-18

Listening Pleasure?

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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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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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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loved this book!!

loved it and narrator was great!! full of knowledge on our brains wiring! VERY phenominal work!

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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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Exactly what I was looking for

I wanted a book that would help me learn about the chemicals that effect our emotions and how they influence our perspectives and decision making. This was everything I was looking for and more.
I had no problem with the narration, it was done with the perfect amount of inflection for this subject matter.

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  • Chris S.
  • GONZALES, LOUISIANA, US
  • 08-27-18

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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  • 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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  • 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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 11VG
  • 01-16-19

essential reading

understanding the human condition made easy..
have recommended this book to friends who have also loved it too
Started reading books like the power of now to make sense of the world but this book answers the Why?!

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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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-14-18

Fascinating dissection of human motivation

Fun to read, well structured, potentially useful and full of elaborate advice on further reading.

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  • Leigh
  • 07-25-18

Bad narration spoilt this book for me.

This book is interesting and informative, however I found the narration to be quite an obstacle to my appreciation and enjoyment of the content. The voice as I heard it seemed as if it were computer synthesised, and the strange intonations and emphases meant that the meaning of the sentences being read were not well conveyed. "Alexa" reading a telephone directory would be a good comparison.

I had intended to download more of Dr Graziano Breuning's work, but have decided against it since the same narrator is listed.

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  • B Mckinney
  • 07-18-18

Voice is almost robotic and not pleasant

The voice isn't very nice to listen to unfortunately , this book would be great otherwise

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  • Anonymous User
  • 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!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful