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    • Born on a Blue Day

    • A Memoir
    • By: Daniel Tammet
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 664
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
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      4 out of 5 stars 276

    One of the world's 50 living autistic savants is the first and only to tell his compelling and inspiring life story and explain how his incredible mind works. Worldwide, there are fewer than 50 living savants, those autistic individuals who can perform miraculous mental calculations or artistic feats. (Think Dustin Hoffman's character in Rain Man.) None of them has been able to discuss his or her thought processes, much less write a book. Until now.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ordinary Life Through Unordinary Eyes

    • By J. Cline on 05-09-07

    Regular price: $22.99

    • Thinking in Numbers

    • On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math
    • By: Daniel Tammet
    • Narrated by: Daniel Tammet
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Thinking in Numbers is the book that Daniel Tammet, best-selling author and mathematical savant, was born to write. In Tammet's world, numbers are beautiful and mathematics illuminates our lives and minds. Using anecdotes, everyday examples, and ruminations on history, literature, and more, Tammet allows us to share his unique insights and delight in the way numbers, fractions, and equations underpin all our lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Ode to Imagination

    • By Gary on 08-14-13

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing

    • Encounters with the Mysteries and Meanings of Language
    • By: Daniel Tammet
    • Narrated by: Daniel Tammet
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    A mind-expanding, deeply humane tour of language by the best-selling author of Born on a Blue Day and Thinking in Numbers.

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Born on a Blue Day

    • A Memoir of Asperger's and an Extraordinary Mind
    • By: Daniel Tammet
    • Narrated by: Daniel Tammet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Daniel Tammet can perform extraordinary maths in his head, sees numbers as shapes, colours, textures, and motions, and can learn to speak a language fluently from scratch in three days. He also has a compulsive need for order and routine. He eats exactly 45 grams of porridge for breakfast and cannot leave the house without counting the number of items of clothing he's wearing. If he gets stressed or unhappy, he closes his eyes and counts. But in some ways, Daniel is not all like the Rain Man.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting story of someone with Asperger's

    • By John Zoetebier on 04-16-12

    Regular price: $11.18

    • Embracing the Wide Sky

    • A Tour Across the Horizons of the Mind
    • By: Daniel Tammet
    • Narrated by: Daniel Gerroll
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Embracing the Wide Sky is a unique and brilliantly imaginative portrait of how we think, learn, remember and create, brimming with personal insights and anecdotes, and explanations of the most up-to-date, mind-bending discoveries from fields ranging from neuroscience to psychology and linguistics. This is a profound and provocative book that will transform our understanding and respect for every kind of mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another fantastic book

    • By Daniel J. on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Thinking in Numbers

    • By: Daniel Tammet
    • Narrated by: Daniel Tammet
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    This is the book that Daniel Tammet, best-selling author and mathematical savant, was born to write. In Tammet's world, numbers are beautiful and mathematics illuminates our lives and minds. Using anecdotes and everyday examples, Tammet allows us to share his unique insights and delight in the way numbers, fractions and equations underpin all our lives.

    Regular price: $24.31

    • Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing

    • Encounters with the Mysteries & Meanings of Language
    • By: Daniel Tammet
    • Narrated by: Daniel Tammet
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A mind-expanding, deeply humane tour of language(s) - and those who speak, study and invent them - by the best-selling author of Born on a Blue Day and Thinking in Numbers. Is vocabulary destiny? Why do clocks 'talk' to the Nahua people of Mexico? Will AI researchers ever produce true human-machine dialogue? In this mesmerizing collection of essays, Daniel Tammet answers these and many other questions about the intricacy and profound power of language.

    Regular price: $25.81