Young mom living in Japan, dealing with commute with audiobooks and knitting.
Having a different narrator. The author's reading is just too slow and awkward.
Speed up, or better yet, have someone else narrate it. It almost felt like the author never read the book in his life before recording it, forget about actually writing it.
The content of the book seemed slow enough, but the narration made it ten times worse.
To be honest, I gave up after an hour or so of listening. Within that time, I didn't learn anything new, because even the book itself seemed too slow, wasting time on establishing credibility and examples of people's problems with procrastination, which I didn't care about. Other listeners said the information is great, so maybe I'll look into the paperback version. I hate quitting on a book, but this might just be one of the very few.
Don't waste credit or money on this. Go to a bookstore, and sample the paperback instead if you can.
Receiving the information provided on how to stop procrastinating.
The speed of the delivery.
Work hard and play hard. You deserve it.
Absolutely, because unlearning procrastination is not something that can be completed in a few hours. This is the type of book that I know will give me new insight each time I read it.
If procrastination is a problem in your life and other books have not helped, you owe it to yourself to get this book before you give up on ever conquering the problem.
I cannot say enough good things about this book. This is a subject I have been thinking and reading about and living with for 30+ years. Yet, I had never heard all these ideas interwoven in this way before. I know some people have complained about the hesitant style of reading but I really like it because 1) his modulation is excellent. 2)these are ideas that need to be thought over and applied to ones own life, so I appreciate his slower speech which gives me some time to absorb the ideas. 3) one of the reasons that people procrastinate is that they think everything has to be done perfectly which in turn makes them afraid to get started. Therefore, I appreciate the fact that although his style is not perfectly polished, he did not let it stop him from making a truly life-changing audiobook.
I agree with a previous reviewer that it would've helped if the author had not narrated this book, however, the information and techniques for overcoming procrastination are communicated pretty clearly and this book is worth listening to if you need some help and motivation. I have definitely benefitted from putting his suggestions into practice.
Learning to break a large project down into smaller achievable parts.
He's not a very dynamic speaker.
Scheduling time to work on parts of my projects. It has definitely helped me feel like I am in control and am achieving my goals.
If you are interested in reading this book, I would get a paperback edition. The narration was unbearable. Do not waste your money on this audio book.
I'm sure this book had good information in it, but out of dozens of books i've listened to, it's the only one i simply could not bear. The narration is so poor and unnatural that I can't believe that the producer didn't put an end to it and pull in a replacement.
save yourself the pain of this one and buy the hardcover.
I've read both The Now Habit and The Now Habit at Work. The content of both books is truly remarkable and I've been able to put some of the tactics to good use immediately.
Unfortunately, the audio book is not read by a professional. Instead, they chose to use the author to narrate. This was a disastrous error. This is easily the worst audiobook reading I've ever heard. It's so bad I stopped reading the book.
Please read the books instead.
Dr. Fiore's information is good but the narration is indeed, well, just bad and therefore very distracting. Still the information is worth the pain of listening to the good doctor's timid and spotty reading of his own work.
Publishers really need to explain that while authors are professional writers they are not professional narrators and do themselves and the listener a huge disservice reading their own words.
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.
A professional narrator could have made a small difference, but the key problem with this book is that it is Neil Fiore is telling you about the life and times of Neil Fiore. There is little to no reference to scientific experience or findings, with most of the key concepts built around relatively weak case studies by Fiore himself. Compared to "The Willpower Instinct" (which was the previous book I listened to), this audiobook felt like an insult to the listener's intelligence (and a test for patience as far as the narration was concerned).
I'm considering Steven Pinker's "How the Mind Works".
Never. I absolutely love audiobooks and often appreciate the narration even when other reviewers point it out as a weakness, but this was a new level of bad.
Not a book of fiction, so characters are not so central.
If you are looking for an audiobook about human behaviour or the human mind, buy The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal.