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Richard Galambos, C.E.T.

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  • Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy

  • Written by: The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Professor David K. Johnson PhD University of Oklahoma
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    5 out of 5 stars 26

The science fiction genre has become increasingly influential in mainstream popular culture, evolving into one of the most engaging storytelling tools we use to think about technology and consider the shape of the future. Along the way, it has also become one of the major lenses we use to explore important philosophical questions. The origins of science fiction are most often thought to trace to Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, a story born from a night of spooky tale-telling by the fireside that explores scientific, moral, and ethical questions that were of great concern in the 19th century - and that continue to resonate today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To Be and Beyond, what is Science

  • By 101mystic on 2018-09-19

Why? Why not?

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Reviewed: 2019-04-16

Philosophy is more interesting than one may consider. Throw in scifi as examples any it is amazing.

Using scifi as a back drop to try to answer some of life's great questions it brilliant. Oh course I suppose one must be a scifi fan to truly see the point of the comparison.

I don't thing you have to be a scifi fan to truly appreciate these lectures however.

  • Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders

  • Written by: Craig H. Heller, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Craig H. Heller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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Sleep is the subject of intense scientific debate among biologists and neuroscientists. Why must we spend about one-third of our lives asleep? What exactly is sleep? Why does a lack of sleep impair our cognitive abilities and leave us vulnerable to a host of medical issues ranging from obesity to reduced resistance to infectious disease?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good scientific explanations

  • By Richard Galambos, C.E.T. on 2019-04-05

Very good scientific explanations

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Reviewed: 2019-04-05

I found this one hard to listen to. This lecture series is packed with great information about the mechanics of sleep, physiology, neuroscience. The parts about sleep disorders I found particularly interesting. However, I feel that this series may have been better titled. Secrets of Sleep seems a bit misleading to me.

  • Understanding Nonverbal Communication

  • Written by: Mark G. Frank, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Mark G. Frank
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4 out of 5 stars 2
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In Understanding Nonverbal Communication, you'll discover that nonverbal communication is less intentional and harder to control than the words you choose to speak. Because you are less aware of it than you are of your words, it provides better clues to what you are feeling and thinking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good overview

  • By Richard Galambos, C.E.T. on 2019-04-04

Good overview

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Reviewed: 2019-04-04

I feel this id is a good overview of non-verbal mechanics. It's a good starting point for one that may be interested in studying non-verbal communication in more detail.

  • Horus Heresy Collection, Volume 1

  • The Horus Heresy
  • Written by: Gav Thorpe, Aaron Dembski-Bowden, John French, and others
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong, John Banks, Tim Bentinck, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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For the first time, get seven classic audio dramas from the Horus Heresy in one fantastic collection - including a brand-new audio drama edition of Dan Abnett's short story 'Little Horus'. If you don't know where to start with Horus Heresy audio, this curated collection is the perfect beginning - and if you just want to reexperience these exciting adventures, this is your chance! 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Visceral

  • By Richard Galambos, C.E.T. on 2019-04-02

Visceral

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Reviewed: 2019-04-02

I love these stories. The writers are perfect wordsmiths. Epic battles and heart wrenching betrayal.

It's only flaw may be that the story is rather hard to follow at times.

I personally enjoyed reading these books to listening.

  • Why 'A' Students Work for 'C' Students and 'B' Students Work for the Government

  • Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Education for Parents
  • Written by: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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Kiyosaki expands on his belief that the school system was created to churn out Es / Employees...those "A Students" who read well, memorize well and test well... and not the creative thinkers, visionaries, and dreamers - entrepreneurs-in-the-making...those "C Students" who grow up to be the innovators and creators of new ideas, businesses, applications, and products. The audiobook urges parents not to be obsessed with their kids' "letter grades" ("good grades" might only mean they or the student themselves were successful in jamming a square peg into a round hole...) and focus, instead, on concepts, ideas, and helping their child find their true genius.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I would love to give 5/5

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-01-27

Interesting point of view

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Reviewed: 2019-03-29

First off, I'd like to say that Robert has an interesting point of view. His theory makes sense and the advice is sound.

However, this book could have easily been a quarter of its length. Most of the book seems to be sales pitches for his games, opinion based observations, judgmental rhetoric and repetition. There is a lot of repeated text in this book.

Although I can see his points, and I have taken away a few good morsels of knowledge from the book, I cannot recommend it. You could probably find most of the base knowledge outlined in this book with a google search - In my opinion.

  • Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us

  • Written by: Steven Novella, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Steven Novella
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

In today's information age, medical myths are all around us. And using them to make decisions about your own health can be harmful. Even deadly. That's why it's critical to understand the accuracy of medical information and discover the truth about everyday health and well-being. That's the core of this important series of 24 eye-opening lectures from an acclaimed neurologist, educator, and science broadcaster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read

  • By Tariq Al-idrissi on 2018-09-20

Wonderful Resource

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Reviewed: 2019-03-11

This set the record straight in my mind. From the big myths to small... It just makes sense.

  • Dodging Energy Vampires

  • An Empath's Guide to Evading Relationships That Drain You and Restoring Your Health and Power
  • Written by: Christiane Northrup MD
  • Narrated by: Christiane Northrup MD
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Highly sensitive people - or empaths - see life through the eyes of compassion and caring. They were born that way. As a result, they carry a tremendous amount of inner light. But they’re also the favored prey of “vampires” who feed off empaths’ energy and disrupt their lives on every level - physical, emotional, and financial.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this as it hit home!

  • By Gwen Sanche on 2018-12-14

Ineresting and confusing (to me)

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Reviewed: 2019-03-01

I originally chose this book because I thought it may explain something about toxic relationships. Which, it does. The part that confused me is, what if both people in the relationship are experiencing symptoms as described in the book... Can there be two vampires?

This book left me with more questions than answers is all I mean.

Overall, it's a good book.

  • Reckoning of Fallen Gods

  • The Coven, Book 2
  • Written by: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 13
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The winds of change are blowing upon Fireach Speur. Aoelyn risked her life to save the trader Talmadge, and it cost her everything that is dear to her, but Talmadge survived and can’t forget the amazing woman that killed a god. Little do they realize, war is coming to the mountain. Far to the west, a fallen empire stirs. One that sees a solar eclipse as a call to war. Their empire once dominated the known world, and they want it back.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Salvatore unleashed!

  • By Richard Galambos, C.E.T. on 2019-02-24

Salvatore unleashed!

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Reviewed: 2019-02-24

I love this storyline. I think that it's refreshing to read something non-d&d from this auther.

If compared to the first book... I seem to have come emotionally disconnected from this story f4om time to time. Had a feeling of trying to rish forward to get to a more interesting part.

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  • The Anger Trap

  • Free Yourself from the Frustrations that Sabotage Your Life
  • Written by: Frank Minirth, Les Carter
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heybourne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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    4 out of 5 stars 23
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It's easy to identify rage in people who lose their temper at traffic jams, unruly children, unresponsive coworkers, and unrealistic bosses. But we may not recognize more subtle manifestations of anger, such as being uncomfortable with loose ends, acting impatiently, or being overly critical. That is anger, too. And, as is so often the case, angry folks don't seem to realize that the behavior causing them problems at home or at work actually stems from unrecognized and unresolved pain and emotional injuries from the past. Is all this negative emotion inevitable, or are there choices about how to respond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring

  • By Janine McQueen on 2018-12-26

An invitation to look inward

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Reviewed: 2019-01-24

This is a great illustration of what anger looks like. Tge auther used case studies taken from his own clinics to give the listener a look at different kinds of anger (their roots and triggers).

You can learn to use anger in a healthy way. Learn about assertiveness and compassion.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Leonardo da Vinci

  • Written by: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
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Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible way to learn about history science and art

  • By Mr. Micah Peterson on 2018-03-20

Inspiring

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Reviewed: 2019-01-14

The take away in the conclusion should be the on the mind of all aspiring engineers. Unfortunately, such wisdom seems to be lost in most seeking creative profession in these times.