I love AUDIBLE! I never get mad at traffic jams and can listen to many different books, despite of my short time.
I wa a little skeptical when I bought this book. The five secrets --1) be true to your self; 2) leave no regrets; 3) become love; 4) live the moment and 5) give more than you take seemed common sense. Just until I started to listen. The author brights them up with his touching stories. John Izzo wrote a great book and narrated it superbly. Don't be afraid because there is 'die' written in the title. Just read it and try to apply the principles to your own life, it doesn't matter your age. As he cites the chinese proverb: "the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now". It is never too late to know the secrets!
(I will read other books from the author)- this one impressed me a lot.
Yes. Listening to the various things other people have learned was so profound and so interesting.
Towards the end when he talked about the interviews themselves and how he particularly connected with one of the interviewees and kept in touch with him.
This is a book one should listen to twice at first and one month thereafter for life. It just like the 7 habits of effective people.
Yes, assuming that you have no where else to go.
I think that most of my acquaintances would find this book somewhat edifying.
His passion for the subject matter.
Evidently it already has been.
The first hour or so is highly repetitive. I recommend that the listener skip ahead to the third chapter.
Say something about yourself!
I was hoping a detailed research and further analysis on such research. Unfortunately the a author just gives you the conclusions he obtained from the research without giving a thorough explanation regarding how did he arrived to such conclusions.
Traveler. Artist. Dreamer.
The introduction is painfully lengthy, about an hour. He starts by thanking everyone, which was sweet. Then he moves on to the process of how he did his research, which could have been summed up in probably 5 mins. Instead, you hear a lot of redundant material for about an hour, yeah painful. The stories were also nice, but to be honest I don't remember all of the "secrets" and I just finished listening to it. There are other books where I can remember points made so vividly for months after hearing them. I think the way he organized the entire book is not the way my brain processes or it is just the same old stuff (i.e.: give, be nice, be you, blah, blah, blah). Or maybe I just read one too many of these types of books. Nothing mind blowing & I am doubtful that I will ever re-listen.
This was incredible.
John Izzo, who read the book.
When the woman from the group told John that she was shocked that his country, the United States, didn't have an Elder Counsel and that he ought to go back to his country and set an Elder Counsel up and things will run better. That was great.
I will listen, with great attention, to the person I identify to be the wisest; the person that I look up to and take advise from. When I listen to his stories and examples, I will listen with my heart and mind.
Yes, absolutely, I'll listen to it at least 2 or 3 more times
This story inspired a lot of thought, wonderfully written!
Great content, well structured. The author/narrators voice could get a bit preachy-sounding - perhaps to be expected of a former clergyman. But in all, well read and presented.
None of these "secrets" are particularly earth-shattering in and of themselves. But the central lesson is that knowing and acting on these maxims are two different things.
Those that spend their lives acting on these principles clearly live happier, more rewarding lives - and die happy, fulfilled and unafraid. Those that do not face only bitterness and the paralyzing fear of death.
Forget the self-help books on increasing wealth and time management. Wealth and power-living mean nothing without fulfillment. The life-lessons presented in this book offer you a chance to look back on your life with joy, and die contentedly, knowing that you lived life to the full.
No amount of money will buy you that gift.
Absolutely- I actually plan to do so. This book was excellent- it had compelling points to make; those points were made clearly and concisely; and the author gave excellent examples to associate with his arguments. I've also experienced enough in life to appreciate the simplicity and truth to the author's arguments. If much more of the population would read and heed the tenets in this book, we would be a much healthier, kinder, and happy people.
He had a natural cadence about his narration and read his book to me as if I were in the room with him, listening to a reading. I looked forward to each opportunity to continue listening to this story.
I learned which of the Five Secrets upon which I need to improve, and I implemented the Awareness Card.