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on January 14, 2011
After 15 minutes of the course, it's easy to see why Dominic O'Brien is the world memory champion. The first exercise had me remembering 10 random words in exact order. Now, 2 weeks later, that exact string of words is still in my head.
The memory exercises he goes over really do work, and they're honestly not that difficult to learn. The course quality and content is world class. Some of the best teaching I've heard in years.
I'd also like to address a couple of the other comments I saw here on Amazon that almost caused me not to buy this course.
Workbook: So far, I've been doing all the exercises in my car. There really isn't a need for a workbook. If you have to write this stuff down, it pretty much defeats the purpose of using your memory.
Accent: From one reviewers description, I thought the course would be read by an Armenian version of Boomhower from King of the Hill. I was thinking,
"here goes, I'm gonna get this course and not be able to understand a word!?!".
Whoever wrote the review complaining about his accent is an idiot.
Dominic has a British English accent, and is the easiest person in the world to understand. It's a very light accent, and his vocabulary and prose is perfect. As a Native English speaker living in the US, I can honestly say that Dominic O'Brien is easier to listen to and comprehend than 90% of the people I talk to here everyday!
If you're serious about improving your memory (or remembering names, my shortfall) I highly recommend this course. World Class teaching!