I found this book very well written! It's a classic! The only problem I have with this book is the time management section. Like many great time management concepts.. I couldn't really find a way to truly put it into action.
It is still well worth listening to for the overall knowledge that was given in this book!
Reasonable content, terrible narration. The issue has come up before, and here it is again: just because you wrote a book, doesn't mean you have the skill to read it! The author's narration is flat and monotone with frequent hesitations as he begins another segment of text. It's almost like listening to your 6 year old stammer over his homework reading because he doesn't know how to pronounce the next word. This book is a little like that in many places. I bought the book because years ago I read the hard copy version and remembered that it had some good content. However, not so the audio version.
The content could be useful, but because he delivers like a robot with the caps lock on, I found I couldn't focus enough on the message to make it useful. Potential authors note; this issue of bad narration comes up frequently in audible reviews, and has certainly steered me away from a book more than once.
Always strive for an open mind.
The substance of the advice
The Unschedule - already doing it!
The performance had a few flaws - a bit slow, some repeat errors that could have been fixed with editing, but it was a very authentic author's read, undoubtedly.
The book seemed to have some good content, but due to the author's intolerable narration, I could only make it about halfway through.
The author narrated his own book, but should have gotten a professional to do it. His halting speech pattern was something like a cross between Captain Kirk and Christopher Walken. At times, it was as if he was having trouble reading the actual text.
Since the content seemed to be worthwhile, I'm going to purchase this in either paperback or ebook format, since listening to the author attempt to narrate the book is not an option in this case.
just a note regarding all the reviews that complain about the narration: phooey! i almost didn't purchase this based on those reviews and i noticed NOTHING that would affect anyone's enjoyment of the book...excellent material and perfectly fine narration by the author
There's nothing worse than downloading a book and listening to the whole thing only to find that it did not contain a single grain of information one did not already know. I downloaded this book to gain some insight to help one of my children overcome a problem with getting things done. No insight gained. And the author's narration is very, very difficult to listen to.
It seems to be full of wonderful insights, but really cannot get past the narration. He pauses SO often in random places, as if he lost his spot reading. I really can't get past the first hour, and that took me a month of forcing myself to listen.
Just buy the paper book if you want to actually get through it.
Out of all the books I have downloaded I can't seem to listen to this one since the narrator is so awful. I've actually been forcing myself to listen since some of the material is actually quite useful. The narrator is so monotone I find myself thinking of suicide - just a little humor
Buy the book instead.
Very helpful and enlightening. I actually liked the slow reading pace of the narrator as it gives time for the material to sink in.