Introverts are awesome and extroverts are rude, brash, and hardly worth anyone's time, after reading this book that is what you might come to believe. I thought this book would be better researched, it wasn't. I thought it would be better thought out, nope. I thought the writing would be better, solid NO. I thought it would make me feel better about being a bit of an introvert, yes, it did actually do that.
It is true the world does pay more attention to the extroverts in the world; I mean they are the squeaky wheel. But there was a lot of generalization in this book, studies were quoted (really good studies) but she would draw some of the most bizarre conclusions from them.
Overall, if I ever meet an introvert who struggles with how amazing they are, I would recommend the book. And I would recommend they skim over it instead of reading every word. It could have been done in a much shorter volume.
I'm still listening to it but so far I am very pleased with it. If it continues this way I would definitely listen to it again.
"Compare" it to? I don't really have an idea. However I just listened to the Power of Habit and feel Quiet is equally interesting and thought-provoking.
She reads it like she was "just talking". I feel like I'm having a conversation with the author on the topic. She brings the words to life.
Can't live without audio books! My eyes thank the inventor:-))
Certainly! it made me see clearly.
Her voice is so serene
Bold isn't always best
it was a meaningful take on life today...it really make me identify the other introverts in my life.
Yes, definitely would listen again because there are so many details and researches, it's almost a reference book, really. I put as many bookmarks as I could so I will go back to important points, but it's worth a second (and third) reading to take it all in.
The way it's narrated, mixing examples with researches, is amazing and you can't stop listening to it.
The narrator incorporated the book in such way that you feel like she's Susan Cain talking to you, and that's the best you can get, really.
the essential role of people who are always backstage in life
Yes, because there is so much to learn from it.
Introverts have so many abilities and so much potential, that we only have to realize it so we can be successful.
This book makes us introverts feel greatly appreciated (finally!). Thank you, Susan Cain, for being an introvert and for writing this book.
everything. content, style of writing, depth of topic
Susan's style of writing lends itself well to being read aloud and it was as if Kathe was reading something she had written herself.
the history or transformation of western culture into the extrovert mindset.
A book full of introvert smartness
The person talking is most probably not the smartest one in the room.
I had already read a substantial amount on cognitive psychology and neuroscience, and still found this book to be very informative and insightful. It enhanced my understanding of myself and others. The book also was well written, and the narrator contributed positively to the experience.
and I'd commit hari kari if it meant I had to sound as bland as the narrator of Quiet. Maybe I simply don't care for female narrators; I seldom like female radio personalities. I found the subject matter fascinating - well written and well researched, but I just could not listen for more than an hour at a time. The narrator's voice absolutely grated on my ears and I'd find myself trying to figure out why I disliked her voice and intonations but not hearing the book's contents! (I cannot multi-task.)
This is a book I would buy in book format if I were to do it again.
I heard Susan Cain speak at a conference and immediately knew the book would be valuable for both my job and in communicating with those around me. I highly recommend "Quiet" to both introverts and extroverts. It will open your mind.