Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2009
CD ISBN 9780743572446 $29.99 Five CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
EMBRACING THE WIDE SKY is a book about how humans think. Author Daniel Tammet, the autistic savant and math genius featured in the documentary BRAINMAN, has had his own mind studied intensely. He builds on this research, as well as providing an exhaustive summary of modern neuroscience, to show that extraordinary intelligence results from mental capacities possessed by everyone. Narrator Daniel Gerroll expertly captures Tammet's intelligence and thirst for knowledge. Tammet's curiosity about the brain—and how individuals perceive the world—is at the forefront of Gerroll's performance. Tammet's frequent references to research studies and statistics don't translate quite as well to the audio format. Nevertheless, this production provides listeners the opportunity to question the boundaries of the human brain. J.T. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2009]
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