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The Human Machine

Gelesen von Ruth Golding

(4,621 Sterne; 252 Bewertungen)

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)

Chapters

01 Taking Oneself for Granted

12:31

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02 Amateurs in the Art of Living

10:02

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03 The Brain as a Gentleman-at-Large

10:32

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04 The First Practical Step

10:03

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05 Habit-forming by Concentration

10:40

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06 Lord over the Noddle

10:05

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07 What 'Living' Chiefly Is

11:01

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08 The Daily Friction

10:54

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09 'Fire!'

10:42

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10 Mischievously Overworking It

10:14

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11 An Interlude

10:59

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12 An Interest in Life

9:18

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13 Success and Failure

9:12

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14 A Man and His Environment

10:33

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15 L. S. D.

11:18

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16 Reason! Reason!

10:25

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Bewertungen

A machine called Sean

(5 Sterne)

Excellent and relevant for all today - somewhat, beyond belief, considering it age. Happy that I found such a gem, expertly read, too.

(4 Sterne)

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.

astounding reminder

(5 Sterne)

I might have of the message of the book at the back of my heas, but I would've not give it further thought if I hadn't listened to this. Really good reminder to me. I really recommend this.

what a brain boost!

(4 Sterne)

I know that I've gained more mastery of my brain in the one day I took to focus intentionally on the words of this book. eager to experiment daily towards evolving mastery of living

Taking accountability

(5 Sterne)

Amazingly helpful book. This book creates space for the reader to look at themselves and really getting know themselves & even better it gives the reader space to heal and evolves oneself. Amazing book.

Brilliant, absolutely brilliant

(5 Sterne)

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!

The Human Machine

(4 Sterne)

I love Ruth Golding’s narration. She has a very pleasant, soothing voice and excellent use of vocal color and range. This is an amusing “self help” book

Entertaining & Enlightening

(5 Sterne)

Arnold Bennett has become one of my favorite authors, both his novels and humorous self-help books. Ruth Golding is one of my favorite readers. Excellent book!