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Memory Audiobook

Memory: Tricks of the Mind

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Publisher's Summary

Learn how Derren astounds fans with his incredible memory. He teaches you some simple, fun systems to improve your memory, transform aspects of your life and wow an audience with your amazing powers of recollection.

Brought to you by Random House Audio and Channel 4 Books.

Music Publisher: BDi Music Ltd, Composer: Steve Beresford.

©2009 Derren Brown; (P)2009 Random House Audiobooks

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    dr PRESCOT, United Kingdom 26/07/2011
    dr PRESCOT, United Kingdom 26/07/2011 Member Since 2016
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    "A gem."

    On a training course I was recently advised to start teaching my students 'memory skills' and I bought this audio book to help with that. Within ten minutes I was amazing the family with a list of twelve random objects reciting it forwards and backwards. Bright and easy to listen to, just the right length, a very good start to the subject of memory training.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul West Kingsdown, Kent, United Kingdom 01/09/2010
    Paul West Kingsdown, Kent, United Kingdom 01/09/2010
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    "Highly Recommended !"

    Before I bought this Audiobook I was very sceptical, but as I like Derren anyway I thought I'd I've it a try.

    Initially when Derren gives you a task to do, I thought yea right I'm not going to remember this... On my 1st attempt I failed, but that was because I just listened to what he was saying and didn't really take it in.

    On my 2nd attempt, I really listened and did what he said, took it in and I remembered everything! All in 5 Minutes!

    My memory was so appalling before but not anymore!

    Thanks Derren

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lorelei LondonUnited Kingdom 11/04/2009
    Lorelei LondonUnited Kingdom 11/04/2009
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    "Useful and entertaining"

    Derren Brown is phenomenally talented and entertaining. This was a wonderfully useful title for me, as my memory isn't what it was! Astonished myself with what I was able to do, using his techniques.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer LEICESTER, United Kingdom 22/01/2015
    Amazon Customer LEICESTER, United Kingdom 22/01/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "fantastic! as expected"

    its well worth the time and money invested. very enjoyable to listen to . ............

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    Tim High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom 05/03/2011
    Tim High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom 05/03/2011
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    "An Introduction into how 2b as cool as Jesus"

    If you're looking for an Audio book for ?Tricks of the Mind?, then sadly this isn't it. Although there are many E-Books (& similar) claiming to provide short-cuts to Derren Brown's secrets, most are sadly not the genuine article & the best way of discovering his techniques is through reading it.

    What this is (in its own words) is 'Crumbs from the Table of the Master'; it is a taster of some of the best bits of the book in order to whet your appetite for the real thing.

    This particular section covers 'Memory' & includes 3 systems for remembering useful material, without rote learning or similar.
    The first system is very useful for lists of random objects, the second for speeches (without notes) & the third is about how to remember people's names at parties etc. With each, he gives practical tips in using them & I personally have found the latter surprisingly effective in customer services (where remembering names is the ultimate in flattery).


    So, this audio clip is not a complete work-through of ?Tricks of the Mind? but is more a glimpse at its contents in order to draw you further into the mystery of his magic.
    If you, like me, enjoy audio material that is moderately stretching but not as cerebrally painful as Charles Dickens, then this is surprisingly enjoyable.
    If however you are after finding out his secrets (so that you can fool Clod-pates, Halfwits & Harlequins AND Charlie-sat-before-you), then you should get the book instead.
    Either way (to use one of the NLP techniques from another section), it is difficult to avoid the allure of the mysterious...

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    "Definitely some value here"

    The book is short and not really lifechanging, bit the author does provide some useful ways to improve your memory power. Worth the money paid.

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