Maybe, depending of the subject
Narration is good
No, everything is covered and at times redundant.
First 5 chapters are really interesting. It gets boring in the middle, where she is trying to fit temperaments into the evolution mumbo-jumbo. It gets better a few chapter after that, where very good suggestions are given for child education, both at home and in school. Overall is a good read.
Yes. It is the conversational style of the language used that makes this audio edition so appealing and effective. It was like having a meaningful and purposeful conversation with a respected and collegial friend.
The research and documentation that was done to support the claims presented, particularly strong was the personal encounters, e.g. actually attending a Tony Robbins seminar, one-on-one interviews with real time students at HBS, etc.
No, I have not.
That there exists and Asian-dominated city in California that boasts SAT scores of 20% higher than the national average.
I loved it! I thoroughly enjoyed every spoken word and will be listening to it over and over again.
Great book. If you or someone you know/love is an introvert please read this book. It offers a lot of insights on the psychology and biology of being introverted.
the entire read is captivating making you want to read over and over. Now my friends can really understand me.
the minds of introverts
We introverts are misunderstood, this book can help.
"Mandatory reading for extraverts"
It's spelled extrAvert, not extrOvert. The term coined by Jung and Propogated by Myers-Briggs is extravert. The term used incorrectly and popularized by the masses is extrovert. Cain even makes a point of it in her book.
I would listen to the parts I bookmarked a second time- probably 4 of the 10 hours - because there were some very deep insights from broad research areas.
The historical and psychological references were very illustrative. The organization was easy to follow and connected each chapter/part nicely.
A number of times, Kathe Mazur's inflection did not indicate a chapter or paragraph is ending, so there were times when I was "left hanging". Otherwise it was captivating and soothing to hear.
Finally a book for introverts. It is well written, well researched and engaging. The narration was excellent, well paced and clearly spoken.
Learning that being introverted is perfectly fine, even good. A balance of introverts and extrovert is beneficial to society, and both have their own strengths that complement each other.
As in introverted engineer myself, I can relate to Steve Wozniak.
I would highly recommend this book to both introverts and extraverts. Regardless of where you fit on the spectrum, you will become much more self-aware. In a society that seems to heavily over-value extraversion, introverted readers will have the added benefit of feeling empowered after listening to this.
I would and I have..and it made quite a difference for her.
Now I know why my energy level sinks when we go out with friends. My spouse is extrovert and he has, since we both listened to Quiet, worked very hard to make my life easier. Now he understands me!
She is easy to listen to. Very nice voice.
You are no way less than. Quiet is SO reaffirmed.
I am listening for a second time. .
Insightful book about why we are who we are, act how we act and understand others. Great for understanding coworkers, partners and children. This book will change the way I interact with others and the way I parent. Even if you don't consider yourself an introvert you certainly interact with them on a daily basis and this book will help you do that.
Thanks Susan Cain for a great book.