MEMBRE

Geoffrey

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Lapis-lazuli

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Rédigé le : 27/12/2020

Comment dire...

On passe 80% du temps à attendre que ça redevienne intéressant...

Et le style est d'un laborieux ! On doit se faire violence pour ne pas s'endormir.

Je ne peux pas m’empêcher de mentionner de la scène de cul sur Hypérion avec le capitaine truc-chose là... C'est à se pisser dessus de rire tellement c'est mauvais.

Matthieu Dahan est impressionnant (moins pour les voix féminines, mais je voudrais vous y voir)

Nonsensical rambling

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Rédigé le : 17/12/2020

There probably is valuable information hidden in this "comprehensive beginners guide", but no effort is made to make it stand out. The author seems to be constantly drifting, and very little time is actually spent explaining the core concepts. There also is a lot of unnecessary and unexplained lingo, and the choice of words and turn of phrase is awkward, as if designed to make the subject seem more complex than it is.

The interpretation is also very monotonous and borderline soporific: Dave Wright seems to be stressing every other word, with no distinct sentence stress, which makes it very hard to identify what idea is linked to another and discriminate the part of the speech supposed to carry meaning from the one meant to obscure it.

Too short

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Rédigé le : 19/11/2020

This book will make you want to know more, it's a great introduction, nicely delivered.

I listened to it mostly while walking.

Great if you didn't care to learn the language

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Rédigé le : 05/10/2020

I was expecting to find more "secrets" in this book. It takes a lot of time explaining the basics of the language, but it does it quite well and since JS has some quirks, it may be time well spent for you depending on your background.

Outdated, but good insights

Global
3 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 26/09/2020

The book is so focused on tools that a big part of it is seriously out of date. I wish it were more abstract, however I must concede that it is very good at explaining the merits of a build first approach (especially the first part of the book). It is also interesting for historical reasons.

Be careful with this book

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Rédigé le : 14/01/2020

It's interesting but I worry about how it can impact different readers. I find some passages dangerous if you are depressed and in the middle of a really bad phase (for example the part about euthanasia).

You are told one great tip at some point: the sentence "it isn't always going to be like this" is supposed to help a lot, but it is demolisehed soon after when you are told your brain is fundamentally and irreversibly altered by what happened to you and it's mostly going to suck from that moment on. I don't find it to be completely incoherent, but how can the tip remain efficient for the reader now?

Some statements seem to be mere opinions while others seem to be reasearched. It is not always easy to know because the author is very assertive. Also, at least in the audiobook version, sources are not provided (except when he quotes an authority figure, but this quind of source is problematic to me because a quote is not rigorous and can be interpreted subjectively).

I regret that he did not reasearch cognitive behavioral therapy (if I recall correctly). Basically your are told that there are two efficient therapies, this one and interpersonal therapy, Andrew makes a strawman of the former but then insists that it works and admits he doesn't know much about it. I mean, if you are going to present it in such a way, maybe you should refrain from doing it because you make it very unattractive...


Also, it may be because I am not a native English speaker, but the reader seems to have this whining voice the whole time.

Bien

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Rédigé le : 12/01/2020

L'écoute est passionante pour qui s'intéresse à l'histoire des sciences. On apprend aussi une multitude de curiosités sur le monde du vivant qui auront échappé même aux plus grands amateurs de vulgarisation scientifique.

Le format répétitif et très développé peut lasser. C'est la fonction explicative et argumentative du livre qui le veut. Je n'ai pas hésité à passer des passages sur la stérilité des hybrides par exemple, quitte à leur redonner une chance plus tard.

Je trouve que la lecture très neutre est adaptée. La voix passe très bien et reste claire même fortement accélérée.

Il n'y avait qu'une infographie dans le livre. Elle est manquante. L'auteur s'y réfère pourtant plus d'une fois.

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Je ne me lasse pas de le réécouter

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Rédigé le : 12/08/2019

Je ne suis pas un spécialiste de l'histoire et de la philosophie des sciences mais j'ai trouvé le contenu très inspirant et très agréable à écouter.

Répétitif, lent, déstructuré, mais pas désagréable

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Rédigé le : 12/08/2019

On a compris le principe très rapidement et on passe des heures à recevoir des exemples d'application pas spécialement funs de la même idée et à entendre des anecdotes et curiosités issues des sciences cognitives et de pseudo-sciences. Fabien Olicard parvient à transmettre son enthousiasme, pas de problème, mais la promesse était de changer ma vie quand même ;)

L'auteur fait exprès de lire au ralenti. Mais vraiment. Il y a aussi de pesants silences entre les mots, ce qui rend la lecture en accéléré désagréable car saccadée. J'ai opté pour 1.75X

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Inaudible

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Rédigé le : 11/08/2019

If you are a dude curious about this book but you don't feel like reading it... Just listen to the sample and imagine yourself having to endure it for 6+ hours. it is not going to get better, it is just going to be worse. I imagine being stuck with HER in a car or something. OMG! I would leave her on the side of the road. Go get the book and... actually no, don't get the book, you are just going to become prejudiced against feminists.

If you are a girl and you can stand how it is delivered, why would you want to know the opinion of someone who admits she never had an actual relationship and she cannot remember the FACE of her current boyfriends. For fuck sake...