This is one of the worst narrated books ever...and I listen to over 100 books a year. I'm sure the content is decent but I couldn't get past the slow, sleep inducing voice of the narrator. If you put the speed at 1.25 you'll get further than you otherwise would. Don't waste your money on this. Read the book instead.
Mountain mom, wife and Realtor
I gained insight into the reasons I procrastinate and how to retrain my brain with simple fixes.
No. I did not connect with Neil Fiore as a reader. There were awkward breaks in the sentence structure. It never felt like it flowed well. Sort of like being a passenger with a teen driver who constantly taps the brakes. Please don't misunderstand, I did really think the content was quite good.
No, there was some definite repetition in this book. I don't need to hear anymore.
I think the unschedule is an interesting concept. This would have worked very well for me as a real estate agent, but in my current administration role, it's not quite as applicable. If you are self-employed or an independent contractor, I would highly recommend this book.
The narration makes this book very difficult to listen to. I've seen other reviews mention it and still decided to purchase the book, and it turned out even worse than I thought it would be.
Author has a lot of valuable practical advice, but encountering a chapter on mindfulness was a pleasant surprise.
While I think the content is great, it is very difficult to stay awake and focus - performance is not engaging and poor.
I don't feel such need.
I would recommend that any friend purchase the paper book rather than the audio version. The information in here is well presented and I like a lot of Dr. Fiore's insights, but the production itself needs improvement. While articulate, Dr. Fiore's pace of speech is extremely slow and awkward. I'm listening to it at 1.5x speed and finding it much more usable.
Dr. Fiore should have hired a professional to read the book. I can certainly understand his desire to keep the product his own, but it makes engagement with the material more difficult. That is a shame because I think there are a lot of valuable lessons.
It has made me more motivated. I chose to make an un-schedule immediately after reading about it and have found a lot of joy in doing so.
The content of the book is top drawer but the narration makes it impossible to listen to. I ended up having to get the read version and I really enjoyed it.
Bottom line: not recommended as an audio book
2x speed felt like normal speed and normal speed seemed like a joke.
Author spends time mentioning the method of other self-help books being inadequate and how this book is different. It's largely the same as other books as far as content.
There are a few gems spread throughout the book that are worth hearing. Particularly some thought exercises.
There's also a guided meditation portion that I thought was both kind of cool and also kind of ridiculous. Meditation's cool. Guided relaxation's not for me, but could be good for others. So worth mentioning there's some in here.
The reader keeps pausing at strange moments making the whole book feel disjointed and disconnected. It's like listening to someone who's not actually interested in what they are reading. They are reading because the have to. His voice is nice but the gaps and pauses make it hard to listen to.
The book itself is wonderful! I've been a chronic procrastinator and many of the things this author brought up made me sit back and think. I've been given a lot to consider.
Wife, Mama, and Commuter-Student
I would, with the disclaimer that listening to this audiobook can be a chore. However, there is much to unpack and realize about yourself in the midst of it. The book is practical and counseling in nature.
I loved the recommendations Fiore offers in his book, based on his research and client work. His work really deconstructed my life and revealed to me simplicity and possibilities I hadn't ever considered or thought of.
Anyone but Neil Fiore. He sounded sooo flat and non-emotive.
Perhaps a more condensed version that focused on the specific strategies.
I would recommend this book to any and all students and perfectionists.
This book is easy to follow, and different from other books on Procrastination. I am writing my dissertation on the topic (and I also suffer from it), and though Dr. Fiore is not often cited by other researchers, I find the information to be practical, and helpful. Being a chronic procrastinator, I am looking for anything to help. I especially like the "Unschedule". I never realized how little time I actually have to do things. I always thought - I can do that tomorrow - when in reality I need to do a little each day. Thank you Dr. Fiore!