The Human Machine
Bennett asks us to consider our brains as the most wonderful machine, a machine which is the only thing in this world that we can control. As he writes: "I am simply bent on calling your attention to a fact which has perhaps wholly or partially escaped you -- namely, that you are the most fascinating bit of machinery that ever was."
As ever, his prose is honeyed, his thoughts inspired, and his advice as relevant today as when it was written.
(2 hr 48 min)
|01 Taking Oneself for Granted||12:31||Read by Ruth Golding|
|02 Amateurs in the Art of Living||10:02||Read by Ruth Golding|
|03 The Brain as a Gentleman-at-Large||10:32||Read by Ruth Golding|
|04 The First Practical Step||10:03||Read by Ruth Golding|
|05 Habit-forming by Concentration||10:40||Read by Ruth Golding|
|06 Lord over the Noddle||10:05||Read by Ruth Golding|
|07 What 'Living' Chiefly Is||11:01||Read by Ruth Golding|
|08 The Daily Friction||10:54||Read by Ruth Golding|
|09 'Fire!'||10:42||Read by Ruth Golding|
|10 Mischievously Overworking It||10:14||Read by Ruth Golding|
|11 An Interlude||10:59||Read by Ruth Golding|
|12 An Interest in Life||9:18||Read by Ruth Golding|
|13 Success and Failure||9:12||Read by Ruth Golding|
|14 A Man and His Environment||10:33||Read by Ruth Golding|
|15 L. S. D.||11:18||Read by Ruth Golding|
|16 Reason! Reason!||10:25||Read by Ruth Golding|
Brilliant, absolutely brilliant
A masterpiece by Arnold Bennet about developing the force of Will. Witty, sharp and deeply profound. The narration by Ruth Golding is a work of art in itself. Simply brilliant!
Another excellent read by Ruth Golding. Interesting book premise to now popular cognitive behavioural therapy. Worth a listen. Some interesting points although a little dismissive of the power and validity of passion in favour of reason I would venture. One point to Librivox why do your books regularly miss every other chapter when in run on. Bit annoying and detracts from experience. Thanks Ruth for bringing this book to our attention.
I liked it! Short and sweet.
Revolutionary, Thought provoking
Just what I wanted to know and wanted to listen to, daily on my way to and from the office, in my car! Awesome stuff!
excellent teaching of brain training with many other important key points.