I don't think any one should waste time or money on this book.
Bland and makes you sleepy.
The book can be summarized in a sentence. The stories don't really work towards the theme and are extremely boring.
This book is awesome. It's realistic stories and the science around habits, not only, makes for a great story, but also gives you tools how to be aware and change unhelpful habits in your own life.
This book is well-researched, enjoyable to listen to, and immediately applicable. I have listened to it twice in the past two months and will do so many times again. I immediately was able to apply some of his very practical tips about changing habits to my own life, business, and family. I am a traditional Catholic father of five young children and a small businessman and I immediately found Mr. Duhiggs research helpful to self-discipline in spite of the author's seeming scepticism. He makes a point to show that it is not the object of faith (e.g. God) that leads to change, but faith itself. And while the research shows the second part of this point to be true, it cannot nullify the former. God will certainly use this book and it's ideas to help many, whatever the author's personal stance may be. Many thanks to Mr. Duhigg for helping out humanity in his way.
It had some interesting points but it was way too long winded. Stories took forever to get to the point. The Tampa Bay Bucs story in particular made me roll my eyes the whole time..
The reading is very good and story telling really done well. But a little too much story telling in my point of view.
The effort of the author in research and easing the scientific base of the book are considerable.
For me, I found the story telling a little bit too much, and too much focused on really sad stories, I don't know if it's just me but in general when I read self-development books I want them cheering and positive.
The appendix, 12th chapitre lasts 20min and goes straight to the point in an excellent way. I whish I was aware of that before starting the book, would have useed the remaining 6 hours changing my bad habits.
Ps: The work behind the book is certainly huge and amazing the author has certainly spent a lot of time putting it together. But in my honest opinion it that's deserve the amount of hype around it.
The case studies were captivating and enlightening. I loved the discussion of habits in the personal, business, and societal realms. I will listen to this again.