There is some really interesting information in this book, but it could easily be presented in 30 minutes. It is agonizing to listen to so much fluff and filler. For every minute of actual content, you will get to listen to fifteen minutes of egocentric anecdotes and irritating conversation.
Want to know about Steven Johnson’s nervous habits? What to hear about Steven Johnson’s friends? Want a description of Steven Johnson sweating? You will get it, here.
The information is so good, and the fluff is so bad - It’s almost worth renting… But don’t.
Fascinating! I listed to the whole set three times! Well read.
Mind wide open also discovers the cure for insomia - just try to listen to this entire series! The actual content was interesting, and it teases out many ways that the physical mind effects everyday moods, feelings, and how your body feels and works. However, for each major piece of subject matter, you have to wade through mountains of pontifications and stretched metaphors. But wait, there is more: The person who narrates has managed to brilliantly manufacture "boredom", and relay it via human voice. It was so monotonous, that I found myself daydreaming at least 50% of the time.
This was an interesting journey through the neurophysiology of the brain -- very informative, if you're the type who wants to know more about how your brain works and what makes you feel and do some of the things you do. Definitely worth a listen!
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