love the research, but it lingers on a few too long...but would recommend
I enjoyed him
I have friends who are stuck in the so-called Habbit-Loop. I don't think I'd recommend the book to them, I'd probably just spout out all the information I learned from it.
I found that the first few chapters and the last 20 minutes were the most important parts of the book. The rest of it was basically just stories which stressed the ideas presented early on. You could pretty much get the bulk of the message in the book through a simple summary of the ideas, so long as your open to trying the suggestions presented in the book. Overall the book was well narrated and had some interesting topics, but there was a large chunk in the beginning dedicated to talking about American Football which annoyed me to no end.
Yes, this book was very informative, educational and entertaining. A must read and multiple times!
I loved the explanation of how we form and retain habits and how the marketing, music and pretty much every industry is using this more and more to their advantage.
I believe the story of the older man who lost his memory and how his wife stood by his side and due to the power of habit she was able to help him be normal somewhat with building new habits for him to have some independence again.
I have learned how the brain is capturing and remembering data. I will use this daily.
Great insights into the substance of mind and power of habit. Told through stories and good presentations of studies. A good listen!
Not sure. Now that I know the way he presents his findings I would have to be very interested in the topic. As for Chamberlain no strong opinion one way or the other.
Very easy to follow. Basic and intuitive. Nothing really unexpected or new.
I give him credit because the content does not lend itself for too much creativity.
From 1 to 10? No more than a 6
Realizing how much of our life we live based on habit made me realize how much I really miss of my life. This book was like a wake up call in part. O another hand it made me think about what are the habits I have in my daily life, and what are the ones that are bad and really want to change. I managed to quit smoking and make a habit out of keeping my house clean every day. My house now looks prettier. And I smell nicer.
Very good narration
This book can be used as a self development tool or just as another book to read. If you decide to use it as a self development tool it has a lot to offer. If you decide to use it as just another book to read, you will find out a lot of new things about how habits work. Either way, I enjoyed it.
So this audiobook was over 12 hours, but had a lively narrator (Mike Chamberlain) that made it super easy to stay engaged. While the author's stories may feel a little longer than needed at times, he always does a good job of driving the point home and tying it back to earlier lessons. Definitely one of the better "reads" I've made this year. Highly recommend. Already noticing a shift in my awareness of habits and how to attack them.
All of them so that we can get to the point of the book and hopefully learn something.
I doubt that the habits of human beings can be explained by long-winded anecdotes about Christian Corporate America. Duhigg is a good storyteller but he got carried away. Frustrating.
Sure, the first few hours.
The author gives a detailed account of developing good habits, and breaking bad ones. Its a very persuading read, with many examples and science behind habit-making in the mind. The first 3-4 hours of the read was simply superb, and the rest of the read is reinforcement of the first 3-4 hours. Nevertheless, I wish I came across this book sooner.
The only thing left is to find the habit you want to make, and the ones you want to break!
Very good vocal tone, not at all dramatic/musical like some books these days; but very compelling tones. Good use of pause, and good pace. I wish all narrators were as good as this.
Many ideas: how to make new habits, and when they will stick around; and how to break patterns and what to do when they resurface.