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.
The narration is absolutely terrible. The author/narrator takes a breath in completely random places, often one sentence will have two words <breath> one word <breath> two more words <breath>, and so on...
The *content* of what little of the book I could stand to listen to seemed OK, but the narration completely ruins it.
After fixing up the narration by increasing the reading speed, I found the author's insights to be very valuable. Especially the link between procrastination and fear of failure, and the need to understand the rewards from procrastination (what do you think you win by delaying action? If you understand that about the problem, then you can start to dig deeper into solving the problem.) Interesting insights, if you are willing to look past the narrator's difficulties.
A professional narrator would have been much better. The current narrator seemed to be managing some kind of speech or cognitive impediment (so sorry to have to point this out), which is manifested by weird mid-sentence pauses and a very slow reading speed.
Turning on 1.25 X reading speed made the whole thing much better, and allowed me to get past the narration difficulties to enjoy the real insights.
I could only listen to 10 minutes. The narrator cannot narrate. I tried it at 1.5 speed and still could not listen to the constant breathing in of the narrator at random parts in a sentence.
There may be great stuff in this book, but I did not get to it. I cannot listen to the constant in take of breaths as the narrator prepares to narrate.
I got a refund on this book.
I will have to relisten to the book to take notes, but I thought it explained well why people procrastinate. I appreciate the author's statement of having goals that are attainable. Slow and steady is the way to go, but also prepping for a task and letting the past go was also helpful. I did procrastinate on writing this review, but I found a little resting time to come back to it. Also rewarding yourself with some fun is what I lacked in my plans. That is going to change!
The info was interesting, some of it useful but he should have probably hired a narrator. The authors breaths were distracting and the word spacing often difficult to follow.
I really enjoy this book, I'm not done with it yet but so far it is helping me to look at my own motivations for procrastinating. Unfortunately, the author's narration is awkward. I feel that whomever was ever in charge of editing the reading should've done a better job too. There are clear "hiccups" of stuttering the beginning of a word or audible sighs. My biggest problem with the narration though is the random awkward pauses. I listen at 1.25 speed and it is still very noticeable. Not a longer than normal pause at the end of a sentence, these are strange pauses mid-sentence, interrupting the flow. I feel guilty being so critical of the author, I'm sure he did his best but a professional narrator should've been hired for this.
I think Fiore nailed it here. I really enjoyed learning about the psychology underlying procrastination. I now have a much better understanding of why my marriage to a controlling blaming fearful perfectionist did not work out. I also learned a lot about my self including how I can be more on time, and moving to an I choose to attitude versus I must.