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Good info but i will have to go over the book again with the visuals in order to make sense of half of the techniques, which defeats the purpose of using audio books for me on this book
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
I don’t get how this book as so many rave and dazzling reviews. For starters, not a single one of the memory techniques discussed here is new, original or ground-breaking. They have been around for decades and been taught for decades and Kevin’s recital of them isn’t new or ground breaking to create such a rave.
The main problem for me is that these techniques are great for winning memory championships but they are not so useful for everyday life as they won’t help you remember where you left your wallet, remind you of an appointment, outline directions to a place nor help you recall the events of the day.
The material can only be used to remember lists. If it could be used to remember anything else, you will not learn how in this book because all the examples Kevin provides are of lists like the list of Steven Covey’s 7 habits, Tony Robbin’s 10 Emotions of Power, United States’ first 12 presidents or the brain’s 12 cranial nerves.
Even then, the systems Kevin provides are overly complicated because to remember something as simple as a number, you have to do all sorts of conversions into pictures, sounds, or words. I mean for the number 6, you first convert it to either an elephant, sound of J, Sh, soft Ch or Soft G, or the word jaw. From there, you construct ridiculous words, sentences or stories from the converted pictures and sounds. All that to remember a simple number.
If you have dozens and dozens of facts and numbers to remember, the system will break down, you’re going to have too many rules and images in your head creating all sorts of confusion.
Kevin's book might be great for some as all these skeptical reviews suggest, but it wasn’t for me.
56 of 67 people found this review helpful
Where does Unlimited Memory rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is one of the best books on memory improvement. It is really well written and was no effort to read. It is well structured and its methods will allow anyone to improve their memory. It gets results.
What other book might you compare Unlimited Memory to, and why?
Quantum Memory by Dominic Obrien. Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
Which character – as performed by Dan Culhane – was your favourite?
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Any additional comments?
This is a great book which explains methods to improve our memory based on scientific methods without technobabble. It is easy to read and a pleasure to listen to. A must for any reader looking to improve their memory be they 9 or 90.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Excellent book. Really inspiring.
I haven't come across many books as this one, in which all information presented is "quality" information. There is nothing to take away. Much more than a book about memory, the author shared with us principles that can also be used for self-development: discipline, focus...
I have really enjoyed the book and really want to work on my memory.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
you would most probably need to go through this book about 3 times but it should be worth it.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
It absolutely changed my life forever. I am 19, and very truly believed I had a memory condition. Prior to listening to this book, I took an iq test, and my memory score was the worst of all my scores. Now, I really believe I could learn and remember anything. My memory has become within the span of completing this book one of my strongest traits. Not even a couple weeks and my memory has exploded in strength. In fact, I spoke to my dear friend recently and told him of this book. At that moment he was sceptical of my praise for it and the change its brought about within me. So I immediately asked him to challenge my memory. He asked me to remember 12 random words. It took me 20 seconds to remember them perfectly. He asked me to recall the words, and I did flawlessly. He was shocked to say the least.
Now I feel absolutely confident I could study and ace any degree or area of academia I desire. Thus, my life is from now whatever great story I intend to make it. How successful I want to be is unlimited.
Long story short, thank Christ I got my hands on this.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful