First of all, the narrator was great. Very listenable voice. The stories that illustrate the main points of the authors thesis are good to great. Some are more interesting than others. Early on, though, I had to up the playback speed to 2x so I wouldn't bang my head against the wall. It seemed like the author took a very long time to reach the point. Finally, this is not a highly actionable book. The final chapter offers a brilliant framework for accurately accessing and decomposing your own habits but the previous ten chapters are mostly a collection of very long stories. I will have to get the book and read the final chapter more slowly before I can apply the principles toward personal growth.
I was expecting more of a "how to change habits," than the book includes, but it was still very much interesting and engaging. The story-telling probably held my attention better than a dry, how-to probably would have. Highly recommended.
Yes! This is a great book not only if you want to change your own habits but also to really understand what makes people tick. It's filled with interesting stories to get across the premise of the book and even has a "how to" guide at the end. But if you really want to adopt some good habits, or stop some bad ones, you'll have no excuses after listening to this book.
Best book lately. Big implications. Actionable!
Potentially life changing and culture changing research, communicated in a very Gladwell-like accessible and memorable style.
The stories in it, and the research.
I'd compare this to one of Malcolm Gladwell's books (Blink, Outliers, etc).
Not sure about if it added anything, but Mike Chamberlain has a great voice; I'd listen to pretty much anything else he narrated.
The Habit Loop, and keystone habits, which are more omnipresent than I had ever imagined.