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  • Why Do Men Have Nipples?

  • Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Martini
  • Written by: Mark Leyner, Billy Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Mark Leyner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

Finally, answers to all those strange questions you'd like to ask your own doctor but haven't had the guts (or more likely the time) to do so.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting facts.

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-07-12

Very interesting facts.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-12

What I liked most from the book is the way everything is presented, I think that the two authors are or at least present themselves as very interesting characters in real life and the book has their seal.

It is a good book but some of the questions have very short answers and some have long ones. For some questions the answers in my opinion should be expanded adding more information.

I really enjoyed the book

  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • Written by: Yuval Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,149
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    5 out of 5 stars 2,732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,722

In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical - and sometimes devastating - breakthroughs of the cognitive, agricultural, and scientific revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I've learned so much from this book!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2017-09-17

Everything about Sapiens

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-26

This book is really good, it has lots of very interesting information, very well written and the narration is also quite good, the only issue I have with the book is that in its realism, has a negative tone in certain parts and I am not really sure whether the author has a positive view of the outcome in the future, to me he has the position that what comes in the future is inevitable because sapiens cannot do any better and the best that can happen is to adapt to it even if it is not very good, this may be true but it does not give a very positive feeling of the outcome other than it is better than the past and the best that we can do.

  • Your Best Brain: The Science of Brain Improvement

  • Written by: John Medina, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John Medina
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

In Your Best Brain, Professor John J. Medina - an award-winning scientist, New York Times best-selling author, and leading advocate for brain research - delivers 24 exciting lectures that probe the origins of consciousness, memory, emotion, attention, intelligence, and beyond. He focuses on five key areas of study in neuroscience: the brain’s physical structure and function, and how it enabled us to become the planet’s apex predator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An in depth journey through the brain

  • By Shawn Ricker on 2018-05-11

A really Great course

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2019-05-31

All of the Great Courses that I have followed are really good, not only the content but the presenters are remarkable and this one is no exception, in fact this is one of the best presenters that I have had the opportunity to listen to. The contents is really good, I already knew most of the information but how he had put it all together makes this course highly recommended. I enjoyed all all the lessons but the last 5 are the ones that give the most interesting advice.

  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century

  • Written by: Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer (translator)
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 24 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Doesn't translate well into an audio format

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-03-12

Really good information about inequality

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-23

I was not sure if I was going to like the book, I have read some reviews and some did not paint a good picture but I actually enjoyed the book, even if you do not agree with the main claim of the book (r> G) I do believe the good is worth the time to read it or listen to it, the information presented is really good and the explanations are clear, I really think is a good book and deserves the commotion that created when it first appeared, the last three chapters are really good.

  • The Leap

  • The Science of Trust and Why It Matters
  • Written by: Ulrich Boser
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1

In The Leap, bestselling author Ulrich Boser shows how the emerging research on trust can improve our lives, rebuild our economy, and strengthen society. As part of this engaging and deeply reported narrative, Boser visits a radio soap opera in Rwanda that aims to restore the country’s broken trust, profiles the man who brought honesty to one of the most corrupt cities in Latin America, and explains how a college dropout managed to con his way into American high society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Valuable information on trust and its importance

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-04-24

Valuable information on trust and its importance

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-24

A very good introduction with examples of why trust is importan including some of what happen when you do not trust.
The example of Rwanda was the best and also the scientific evidence on Oxytocin, especially at the end.

The narration was really good as well. I recommend the book, I would have expected a bit more of information on the research done on trust

  • Brain Myths Exploded

  • Lessons from Neuroscience
  • Written by: The Great Courses, Indre Viskontas
  • Narrated by: Indre Viskontas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    4 out of 5 stars 29

Much of the layperson's knowledge of the brain is predicated on a lack of understanding about this mysterious organ. To start building a more straightforward, accurate understanding of current breakthroughs in neuroscience, you have to start by shattering popular brain myths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Randy on 2017-12-31

Myth buster course

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-12

I have listen to several of the Titles in the Great Courses series and all of them are quite good, well to me this is one of the best Prof. Viskontas presents very good information and also presents in a really fun way. I truly enjoyed it, all 24 chapters have wheat of information on how to be skeptic about all the myths that she is busting in this course. The last chapter really left me intrigued because of her position on whether technology is negatively affecting our brains, her position is refreshing but following her line I am skeptic of her claims.

Really good course highly recommended.

  • Abundance

  • The Future Is Better Than You Think
  • Written by: Steven Kotler, Peter H. Diamandis
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman, and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies and three other powerful forces are conspiring to better the lives of billions of people. This book is an antidote to pessimism by tech-entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Abundance is the word

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-04-05

Abundance is the word

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Reviewed: 2019-04-05

Excellent book, the approach taking to explore the concept of abundance is really good. I have heard of most of the information in the book but how it is related to the concept of abundance makes it more interesting. I like the way that the authors present the possibilities of he future without minimizing the challenges of today that may impact that future, highly recommended book.

  • The Swerve

  • How the World Became Modern
  • Written by: Stephen Greenblatt
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    4 out of 5 stars 12

Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late 30s took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic by Lucretius—a beautiful poem containing the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor argument and historical inaccuracy...

  • By Austin Fusilier on 2019-06-28

It shows how ideas produce progress

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-02

Very interesting and well presented perspective of how ideas at their conservation can lead to modernity and progress, the original ideas oh Lucretius of how the world works we’re preserved, interpreted and enhanced and despite of different attempts to vanished them flourished because they were true and powerful and finally it is these ideas that shows how the world became modern. Highly recommended, the narration was also very good in conveying the ideas.

  • From Bacteria to Bach and Back

  • The Evolution of Minds
  • Written by: Daniel C. Dennett
  • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

What is human consciousness, and how is it possible? This question fascinates thinking people from poets and painters to physicists, psychologists, and philosophers. From Bacteria to Bach and Back is Daniel C. Dennett's brilliant answer, extending perspectives from his earlier work in surprising directions, exploring the deep interactions of evolution, brains, and human culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good presentation of this concept

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-03-24

Very good presentation of this concept

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-24

I have read many books from Daniel Dennett and I found this one particularly good, the way the idea is presented starting for the bacterias and how it has evolved to get to the level of expertise exemplified by Bach is very elegant. The sequence of chapters is also quite good, the audio book is good but I think that the ability to have the book in kindle for example to make notes makes easier to follow to book and understand all the concepts.

It is highly recommended.

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  • Deep Work

  • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • Written by: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive 21st-century economy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So good. An essential read.

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-08-02

Good arguments for investing in depth

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2019-03-24

This book even when tells you something that you can consider obvious it is is an eye opener because it presents the arguments to be a deep worker in a very convincing and clear ways.

Personally I have the ability to be a deep worker I found harder to do it lately and the book gives good reason of why that is the case.

I will be trying some of the advice in the book especially the part of how to create an environment conducive to deep working because I agree with the reason of why this kind of work is important when you are trying to get complex knowledge in quick time.