[Download] The Female Brain By Louann Brizendine, M.D.

The Female Brain

By: Louann Brizendine, M.D.
Narrated by: Louann Brizendine, M.D.
Length: 7 hours
Release date: Aug 7, 2007
Rating: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (20 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)
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Since Dr. Brizendine wrote The Female Brain, the response has been overwhelming. This New York Times bestseller has been translated into more than thirty languages, has sold nearly a million copies between editions, and has inspired a romantic comedy starring Whitney Cummings and Sofia Vergara. And its profound scientific understanding of the nature and experience of the female brain continues to guide women as they pass through life stages, to help men better understand the girls and women in their lives, and to illuminate the delicate emotional machinery of a love relationship.

Every brain begins as a female brain. It only becomes male eight weeks after conception, when excess testosterone shrinks the communications center, reduces the hearing cortex, and makes the part of the brain that processes sex twice as large.

Louann Brizendine, M.D. is a pioneering neuropsychiatrist who brings together the latest findings to show how the unique structure of the female brain determines how women think, what they value, how they communicate, and whom they'll love. Brizendine reveals the neurological explanations behind why

A woman remembers fights that a man insists never happened A teen girl is so obsessed with her looks and talking on the phone Thoughts about sex enter a woman's brain once every couple of days but enter a man's brain about once every minute A woman knows what people are feeling, while a man can't spot an emotion unless somebody cries or threatens bodily harm A woman over 50 is more likely to initiate divorce than a man

Women will come away from this book knowing that they have a lean, mean communicating machine. Men will develop a serious case of brain envy.


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58 Responses to “[Download] The Female Brain By Louann Brizendine, M.D.”

  1. Renato Wiggains

    enlightening for both sexes
    an interesting explanation of the hormonal changes which guide a woman’s actual existence. this will enlighten men and women

  2. Eli Feeback

    for men
    As a man I highly recommend this book for other me. great book to read

  3. Brain Birton

    Check it out!
    This isn’t scientific inquiry. Here is an accomplished neuroscientist’s attempts at writing a romance novel/pop psych classic. The behavior patterns and explanations–and the patient/client stories that support these explanations–are presented very generically. Although some women don’t necessarily follow Brizendine’s biological timeline–some start on the career track before moving into motherhood (or even adolescence) later in their lives–the author seems successful in cataloguing all the general behaviors and explanations for the reader’s easy referencing. One even gets more comfortable with the scientific jargon as one reads along.

    All in all, I like this book and will definitely refer to it in reference to understanding the women in my life. But note however: both audiobooks for the Female and Male Brains books are unabridged, yet it takes the author 7 hours to read the Female and only 4 to read the Male. Comedy? You make the call.

  4. Kara Ann Jones

    Great book, not so great narration…
    Loved the content of this book. The narrators tone was too slow and powdery for me though. But everyone should know this info about the female brain! I feel so validated!

  5. Annita Kahao

    Her voice it is really very annoying.
    The book is ok, though it teaches no mechanism to cope with hormonal changes other than to take more hormones. Worst of all is her voice it is really very annoying.

  6. Hubert Graw

    Every man should read this book
    I had no idea the differences between men’s and women’s brains worked. Already being a male feminist prior to reading it, I have come to respect women all the more for the things described in this book. How much better a place the world would be if this were required reading in high school.

  7. Dong Revells

    Ok, but annoying reader
    I found the book to be very informational. It is full of research and the author tries to make all that data still interesting, but the reader was almost unbearably difficult for me to listen to. She has a very “ditzy” tone to her voice and “mones” her words often. I can usually listen to a book for about 6 hours on end if it is interesting while I am at work, but I had to take frequent breaks with this one. Book was somewhat insightful, but if your hoping to understand women better… your search will be long and hard. This book is definitely not the end all.

    I’d say the book was a little better than two, but definitely not a three star listen.

  8. Susanna

    A must read for every woman
    A must read for every woman who wants to understand how her biology impacts her emotions and behavior

  9. Janise Greenhalgh

    Most enlightening!
    This lady is a real scientist Newton or Einstein could rap with. Pure information without politics. Heartily recommended!

  10. Crystle Bajorek

    Kinda boring.
    Struggled through a few chapters. Hard to believe the differences between males and females. Thanks.

  11. Domenica Danny

    dull book or dull narrator?
    Could barely get through the introduction. Not sure whether I didn’t like the book, or the narrator – probably both since the author narrates. Perhaps it would be more interesting for people with no medical (or scientific) background, but I doubt it

  12. Marcella Cabada

    Scientifically and wonderfully insightful
    This will be my first listen of many. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and have made it a point to share it amongst my family and friends. I feel everyone will benefit from reading The Female Brain.

  13. Helen T.

    For Many Decades…
    Feminism and Marxism preached that there was no such thing as human nature or difference in the genders outside of what the environment determined. Recent brain science has proven that to be incorrect. Brizendine’s book is a thorough and scientific explanation of how hormones and brain structures incline a human to have those wonderful and sometimes confounding traits we call “feminine.”

  14. Myrl L.

    Worth a listen
    I have listened to this book and found it fascinating.I am a man living with two teenage daughters and partner, so life can be tough in this house of girls.If some one creates a hormonal control device that can balance the release of female hormones, they will not only win the Nobel Prize for Science but also the Nobel Peace Prize.They can have my house and i-pad too. Happy days!

    Louann reads the book with a lovely warm voice full of sincerity.

    I just bought her book on the male brain even though I already know it all!

  15. shaina

    Slow
    She talks so slow I had to speed it up. Other then that it’s a great book.

  16. Ai C.

    Great book!
    What a great book! It gives a very thorough and depth understanding on how the female brain works. I would especially recommend for men to read.

  17. Maxima Bollozos

    A Practical Guide
    Dr. Brizendine has two volumes available through service “The Female Brain” and “The Male Brain.” In each she brings the listener up to speed on the current neuroresearch related to differentials in gender behaviors. This volume will help women better understand themselves and men to better related to wives, girl friends, and female coworkers. Dr. Brizendine reads very well and the writing good. The book is very useful.

  18. Wes Hails

    good one
    loved this book, easy to listen to and digest. Found this to be a great tool as a woman.

  19. engardeknave

    Teeming with Subtle Misandry
    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

  20. Raymundo Brochu

    i wish i knew this when i was young
    her manner is gentle. the info seemed to be science based. some concern at times that put narratives to facts

  21. Efrain Pestana

    Terrible narration
    I couldn’t stand this woman’s voice or the way she narrated. It was distracting was so distracting I had to stop listening.

  22. Ahmad C.

    EYE OPENING
    Reading this book has help me respect and appreciate women more, because of the daily hardships that they have to deal with mental. Enjoyed every chapter.

  23. Shaunda Dippery

    A must read(listen) for all women!
    Where does The Female Brain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

  24. Parker K.

    This book was very interesting
    Would you listen to The Female Brain again? Why?

  25. Mary Ann

    interesting perspective
    this book offers an interesting perspective of what’s happening in the female brain that makes the female act the way she does. The reader for this service book was a very very slow reader.

  26. Steven Milanowski

    Very good!
    I really enjoyed the information provided from the author and that she presented it very well. Complete treatment of the stages of hormonal changes in females and the differences between females and males. This has been a great book to listen to several times. I highly recommend the book.

  27. L. Goedeke

    Great, very solid information, poor delivery
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

  28. Antwan Persch

    Disappointing
    What did you like best about The Female Brain? What did you like least?

  29. Sheba Chueng

    Not for everyone
    I was really hoping this would dive more into the day to day ways a woman’s brain worked. Unfortunately it’s almost entirely centered around finding a the ideal partner for having children.

    The title although called the female brain really only dives into a very select set of scenarios and really left me wanting to know more. If it dove into the details a little more it would have held my attention much longer.

    The audio performance was probably the worst as it truly felt like a story telling book for kids and the dos and don’ts of woman.

    Overall may be worth a read but the book could have been an hour long and you could have gathered all the information without the fluff.

  30. Wen Giernoth

    Understanding the “stone age brain”
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

  31. jason levesque

    I really wanted to listen to this
    I couldn’t get used to the narrators voice. It is exaggeratedly soft with inflection used on e-v-e-r-y syllable. I can usually get past the voice of the narrator, not in this case. I wish i could have my credit back. From now on i’ll always listen to the samples first… lesson learned. Guess i’ll have to READ the book.

  32. Cherlyn Bullock

    interesting book
    This is a very interesting book, and I think it gives a good understanding of some of the forces that make women different from men. The narrator was awful though, and I agree that you feel like you’re being read to by a kindergarten teacher. If you can overlook that, the book is worth your time.

  33. Ok Conlogue

    Are all women REALLY like this?
    First, I would like to comment on the reader/author’s reading style. She is VERY soft spoken, almost annoyingly so (at least, in my taste). It makes this book difficult to listen to while driving (granted, my car is noisy). But also, it sounds like the author is reading a story to a child before bed. Her voice is so calm and soothing, it sort of puts you to sleep.

    As for the content, I found some of the content to be helpful, but a good majority of it to be annoying and painful to listen to. The author analyzes the female brain from conception, almost, moving on through the stages–infancy, the terrible twos (a term she doesn’t use), childhood, the teen years. That’s about as far as I’ve gotten, because, at every stage, this author presents women as if they are purely selfish beings, incapable of doing or thinking anything that isn’t all about ME ME ME. I understand that we all have the capability of selfishness, perhaps even that we tend toward it, but I have a hard time believing that we are hard wired toward being selfish, and that every woman is or behaves as this doctor claims she does.

    Maybe I’ve missed something. But, as I’m in the middle of the author’s discussion of the teen years, and this teenager she’s describing is an absolute hellion, I am having a hard time caring about her or what she is like when, and if, she ever grows up.

  34. Kori Sebert

    the female brain
    every daughter, teen, mother and every son, father should read this book. there are tons of scientific research.

  35. Myron Vaneyck

    Great listen for women of all ages
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Female Brain to be better than the print version?

  36. Karolyn Rodick

    Okay
    Its just explains the chemical reaction of a women in different stages and ages. I like it?, it gives you some kind of perspective of women as a well that they’re really a highly emotional being.

  37. Eliana Vassel

    A fantastic book
    I gave this book 5 stars because this book helps me tremendously, it helps me understand why men and women behave differently, think differently and see differently, it has the potential of saving relationships and heartaches. Highly recommended for guys trying to understand their significant other and themselves.

  38. Gabriela Feola

    The narration is horrendous.
    I refused to finish this book. Ironically enough the narration is lacking emotion .

  39. Jon Miko

    Fantastic!
    The bredth of information in this book is invaluable.

  40. Newton Kijak

    A good read
    I learned a few things I didn’t know before even though I am a female. I didn’t agree with the entire content, I think that the author’s personal view had a bigger influence than she claimed; but overall I highly recommend this book for women and men, I think that it can help us in our relationships.

  41. Tristan K.

    Eye opening!
    I’ve suspected for a while that there are things happening in my brain that are not entirely in my control, so it was fascinating to have someone else so clearly articulate many of my experiences! It’s validating to know my brain chemistry and its behavioral impact. This book is a must read for anyone who truly wants to understand a woman; we are remarkable creatures! I do wish some of the variations of the female experience were explored a bit more, like the brain chemistry of homosexuality or what happens when the typical patterns of hormones and brain circuits are disrupted (like how do we get social outcasts and severe social anxiety if we’re wired for relationship?), but I’m sure that would require several books!

  42. Yolando Abnet

    Started off good but…
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

  43. Jani H.

    Appallingly bad science on an interesting topic
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

  44. Lisette

    Very informative
    I have never given reviewed before but I feel like I should for this book because it is so enlightening .. This is a must read for all the woman and for men as well .. This is definitely the female brain book ..

  45. Tula Schrope

    Best book on understanding women brain
    Absolutely love this book and can not wait to listen the one on male brain… it makes so much sense…
    I highly recommend this book to anyone!!!
    Must read!

  46. Cristopher Scallorn

    Everyone shuld read it. Especially teen girls.
    Great guide to female behavior understanding.
    it is a must read book from women and men!

  47. Angelika Caponi

    horrible narration
    I agree with the previous reviewer – the narration is awful. Surprising – since its the author. It sounds like she’s not comprehending the content, and the overall style is sappy. Borderline unlistenable.

  48. Linwood Heagy

    Should be mandatory reading for every 20-year-old.
    Read it. Men and women need to know about and be ready for all the changes that happen in the brain over the human lifespan. It will save your marriage.

  49. Meggan Litman

    Sad when it ended.
    Would you listen to The Female Brain again? Why?

  50. Sang Huelsman

    I loved this book and feel this is a MUST read!!!
    If you could sum up The Female Brain in three words, what would they be?

  51. Brandee Buman

    Not what I expected..
    This book is simply uninteresting. It has no factual evidence to support her theories. I forced myself to listen to this dreadfully, mind-numbing book because I purchased it with the expectation of learning something new about the female brain. If you plan on purchasing this book please listen to the sample first. If you can withstand her voice for seven full hours without having qualms about her theories then look no further. But I must personally say it was a disappointment.

  52. Madelaine Speake

    science over PC BS
    science over PC BS. all college students need to read this BEFORE they get taught the fairy tale that there is such a thing as a unisex brain.

    thanks doctor b!

  53. Kathleen S.

    must listen at 1.5 speed
    Twilight didn’t help me understand the female psyche but this book did. A must listen for all neuropsychs and writers. Really, it blew my mind- and I’m a guy so that’s a good thing. However you must listen to at 1.5x speed or you’ll go crazy- it’s like they slowed it down to stretch out the length? Also, I was. Surprised by the author’s lack of knowledge on genetics. Epigenetics has to do with RNA and other non-nuclear DNA not impressioning. That females’ two x chromosomes does not influence phenotypes’ demeanor since one is randomly discarded. But her neuroscience is strong even though she doesn’t provide references for all studies. Overall still a must read given those caveats.

  54. Bobby Morang

    Loved the content
    Book was good! Helped me to understand why I am the way I am! Narration is very monotone, I mostly listen to books in the car- and one day I had to turn it off because I almost fell asleep. I am a woman in my early 30’s divorced, no kids, in a serious relationship- I told my significant other that I know I will Marry one day, if we ever have a daughter to remind me to re-read this book! Looking forward to reading the male brain!

  55. Jeffrey R

    Read further.
    The author gives you alot of info. You may want to have something to take notes with. As for the voice, it’s not that bad. Two problems; she keeps talking about evolution and she has a little feminist in her. I didn’t really want to listen to some stupid evolution theory. I wanted to hear the scientific facts. I do think that it’s worth the listen.

  56. Cletus O.

    Grab the paperback version
    Holy moly, what’s with authors that insist on reading their own work? Do they not have friends that are honest and tell them they’re terrible at reading?

    This is a book that has a ton of great information with supporting stories that makes for a good listen…. unfortunately, the author’s very slow and weird pace along with strange pronouncing and emphasis on words makes it so I have to put the speed at 2x just to stomach it. She’s actually good at doing a character voice of a young girl, I’ll give her that. But that’s all I’ll give her as anything is pure ear poison.

    If you’re an author and are considering releasing your book in an audio format, record a chapter and send it to 5 friends who will be honest with you. There is no way Louann took my suggestion or else has no honest friends.

  57. Linn Dinsmoor

    Not politically correct, huh?
    The use of factual data does not mean that you are not being politically correct. Widen the frame of reference beyond simple facts and you’ll see that the underlying story you weave is all about political correctness. you present justifications for incoherent and unreasonable behavior in women and frame men and children as expendible casualties in the war to get women whatever they want whenever they want, based on their hormonal imbalances. if I were not already married I would probably run away as fast as I could from marriage after listening to this.

  58. Dallas T. Stahle

    Women and lovers of women have GOT to read this!
    Really great in depth understanding of biological and fundamental differences as changes in the female brain. It gives validation, explanations for behavioral thought patterns and equips us with excellent knowledge to be in control of the choices we make with the knowledge we have about how our brains arrive at different options from which we can choose.

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