I did enjoy the performance of the narrator. He was well paced and sounded like he was invested in the subject matter. The idea behind the book is a very interesting topic and one with many practical applications.
I would have made changes to the length and number of stories. They were very long considering what the point actually was (demonstrating how habits work within the described situations). The stories were also separated out between other stories. In the middle of one story another one would begin, then before that one was done a third story, then back to the first, back to the third, finish the second etc. Maybe it was going for a "cliff hanger" type feel. Maybe it came across better in the book. It didn't work here, though.
I enjoyed the first scene where the woman made positive changes in her life with specific habit-minded techniques.
It believe it was too long if you can grasp a concept without anecdotes or if you easily forget the point of a story before it's over.
This was not so much a "self help" book as it was an explanation of different types and scales of habits. At several points I found myself thinking "He has this cool story he wants to tell and is trying to work habits in to it just so he can include it," or "He is making this story so much longer than it needs to be just so he can make the book seem long enough."
I found this book to be very very hard to put down or not listen to I listen to it every day I'm going to commute to work home and back I found the source material and data to be extremely helpful and understanding the science of habitual actions exciting to know that habits can be identified and changed through understanding the process and to identify this book has motivated me with my own personal habits I want to change and I highly recommend it for other people who are looking to create good habits and eliminate bad habits
Absolutely. There was much to learn that couldn't all be absorbed on the first listen
The Narrators insipid and often feeble imitation of women's voices nearly made me turn off the recording numerous times. I find it hard to believe that every woman in his life could speak with such a timid, unsure and child like tone.
Incredibly frustrating and a disappointing imitation of these often strong and powerful woman his is supposedly speaking for.
The explanations of why people do the things they do in this book is opening and interesting. It is giving me a new way of looking at human factors problems at work and personal challenges in self improvement. I look forward to reading this again and trying to develop more insights into the things that need improving in my life.
The Michael Phelps story really inspired me. Hearing that he broke a world record without being able to see through his water-filled goggles really hit home to me. He developed the habit of visualizing the finish of his races and even practiced in the dark so that he was prepared for something really is incredible.
Great book and great voice acting as well. The stories throughout the book are the perfect length to keep you interested throughout without a lull.