Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen's fascinating work discusses biological and environmental components that may lead to a lack of empathy. Jonathan Cowley delivers the material in a strong British accent and rich tones. Cowley's narrative style, in concert with Baron-Cohen's clear writing, makes the subject matter accessible and engaging. Cowley guides the listener through the author's discussions of borderline personality disorder, psychopathy, narcissism, autism, and Asperger's syndrome, conditions that Baron-Cohen says have in common a lack of empathy—but with widely differing outcomes. All in all, Cowley gives a strong narrative performance of some thought-provoking ideas on the nature of empathy and evil. S.E.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2011]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2011
CD ISBN 9781452604008 $29.99 Four CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781452654003 $24.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2011
CD ISBN 9781452634005 $59.99 Four CDs
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