Blue Mind

  • by Wallace J. Nichols, Céline Cousteau (foreword)
  • Narrated by Wallace J. Nichols
  • 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being.
Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In Blue Mind, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success.
Blue Mind not only illustrates the crucial importance of our connection to water - it provides a paradigm shifting "blueprint" for a better life on this Blue Marble we call home.

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Listening to Blue Mind is my preferred mode

Where does Blue Mind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book lends itself to being listened to. The stories, anecdotes and information are healing, comforting and exciting.


Who was your favorite character and why?

There are many heroes in this book. Author Wallace J. Nichols illustrates the new discoveries with stories about a fascinating cast of characters.


Which character – as performed by Wallace J. Nichols – was your favorite?

Wallace J. Nichols has an easy to follow and comforting voice. His narration is excellent.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I have a good background in the fields involved... but I was often delightened and surprised at the way Nichols connects the dots so expertly.


Any additional comments?

I am a major Audible fan but some books are more conducive to being listened to. This is one I return to over and over.

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- oceanshaman

Wonderful and inspiring

This book was truly wonderful. It would bring me calm after dealing with the stresses of the day and really made me want to go to the water and relax. It makes you aware of the different neuroprocessors at work when you are trying to become calm or are getting happy.
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- Meghan Massatt

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-22-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio