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Habits of a Happy Brain

Retrain Your Brain to Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, & Endorphin Levels
Narrated by: Amanda Carlin
Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
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Summary

A revolutionary approach to enhancing your happiness level!

Get ready to boost your happiness in just 45 days! Habits of a Happy Brain shows you how to retrain your brain to turn on the chemicals that make you happy. Each minute offers simple activities that help you understand the roles of your "happy chemicals" - serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphin. You'll also learn how to build new habits by rerouting the electricity in your brain to flow down a new pathway, making it even easier to trigger these happy chemicals and increase feelings of satisfaction when you need them most. Filled with dozens of exercises that will help your reprogram your brain, Habits of a Happy Brain shows you how to live a happier, healthier life!

©2017 Loretta Graziano Breuning (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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I love it, and I learned a lot.

I love the content of this book. It was very eye opening. I liked the reader, but it sounded like it was in slow motion. Like she read too fast, and they had to slow down the speed.

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The 3 things I loved

This audiobook did 3 things that I love. first, it gave descriptive stories and examples to relate to second, technical terminology is used within the details third, references! other books and people the cherry on top, the narrator's voice is smooth yet compelling! highly recommend.

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Great content. Awful audio.

Great content. I understand a lot more about the happy chemicals. Awful audio. It was probably slowed down post production.

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Robotic voice

The reader's voice sounds like a robot and makes it really boring to listen to.

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Horrendous narration

This is the worst narrated audiobook I have ever listened to. It sounds like it is narrated by a 1990s text to speech programme, robotic, broken and cold. The content may well be excellent, but as hard as I tried I was unable to stay engaged to listen to it.

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AVOID this robotic narration.

This book has much to teach us but I found it impossible to get pass the robotic narration. I don't believe it was read by a human. Truly awful listening experience.

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Very technical language

I’ve just listened to a small part of the book, as the language and story is all about technical language of the hormones, and parts of the brain, and what hormones you produce when you do this or do that, and it gets boring to listen to.

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Insightful and easy to follow.

I truly enjoyed this. The program to learn new habits is easy. The science behind our behaviour and feelings are explained so it's easy to understand without scientific background.

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Very good book.

Habits of a happy Brain explains very clearly what happiness is and how human brain create happy moments. Thanks to this book I stopped blaming myself and others for not being happy all the time and I became much "happier" in a different way, free from unrealistic expectations.

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Bored reader

the reader seems very bored, very hard to follow when you listen to it, I think it would be much better to read it directly.instead of listening to the book

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  • Daedalus
  • 06-04-18

Insightful content. However the reader sounds mechanical

Greta descriptions of how the “happy neurochemicals” affect our everyday behavior. And also the unhappy chemicals (eg cortisol) and the constant unconscious grappling between the two. The only downside to this book was the performance; the pace is too slow and the reader sounds like a slow robotic voice over. the only way to make it tolerable so that it matches human conversation is to bump it at 1.25 speed. This makes the reader sound even more like Siri But the content is so engaging you get used to it.

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  • Louis-Eric Simard
  • 11-04-18

This is read by a machine - again

So far two audiobooks I bought were read by one very prolific "Amanda Carlin" who reads an awful lot like a rather unimpressive text-to-speech engine. I pay extra to get an audiobook to get the sensibility of a human reader, not the flatness of a machine. I could not get very far in the book as the whole thing was so grating.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-03-18

Could not make it through

The voice reading the book is robotic, if all audiobooks were like this I won't ever buy another. What a waste of money!

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  • Janet
  • 29-05-18

Listening Pleasure?

I could not finish listening to this book as it was too difficult to listen to the voice and lack of professional presentation in the audio experience

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  • tasia valenza
  • 17-10-19

Loved the content not the narrator

The narrator sounds like it’s a computer speaking. Makes it very hard to enjoy the book. I appreciate the information and love learning about the brain, but it needs to come to life with a better narrator.

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  • Tim Storm
  • 04-02-19

Content good, narration... ugh.

While I appreciate that the narration doesn’t come across with know it all superiority, it comes across like a disembodied first generation text to speech algorithm. I think I’ll get the kindle version and be sure to avoid readings by this narrator in the future. I’m sure she(it?) is a fine person(robot?), just not for me.

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  • Barbara
  • 09-06-18

Awesome information!

I really enjoyed the information! My key takeaway from the book, on my 1st listen, is: repetition of healthy and happier habits will help you create new neural pathways, aka synapses, in your brain for the survival of your genes and your life. After reading the reviews, before I bought the book, I understood I might need to speed up the rate. My most comfortable listening speed was 1.20. Because the reader read so slow, I would feel sleepy while driving after long listening, so speeding up the reading rate really helped. The book itself is worth listening to if you KNOW FOR SURE that you really want to read it. And I REALLY was curious about this book, and it's worth it!

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  • Chris S.
  • 27-08-18

Sounded like a robot reading the entire time.

I wanted to get into the material and believe it would have been useful, but the reader made it impossible. It was very robotic and jumpy.

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  • Claudine
  • 14-08-18

The voice...geez

I enjoy audio books generally. However, this reader sounds artificial. It does not make good listening. Truly regretful. I will have to purchase the Kindle version.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-09-18

Exactly what I was looking for

I wanted a book that would help me learn about the chemicals that effect our emotions and how they influence our perspectives and decision making. This was everything I was looking for and more. I had no problem with the narration, it was done with the perfect amount of inflection for this subject matter.

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