Dale R Dreher
I though I was buying a non-ficiton book here, I did, but the anecdotes are ad naseum. Blah blah blah blah, long winded over described with adjectives, etc. Can't you just get to the point. I have listened now for hours and learned nearly nothing about Habits. Seems like the writer of this book should write a flowery novel to get his color and texture palate excercised, then go back and abridge this Non Fiction book. This book desparately needs to be Abridged. It's too long and I need to get to the points not hear a novel with he said and she said softly and with a wimper. Come on, please abridge this book. Way too long and winded. Since I paid for it I will endure, but the payoff of key point to long winded warm and fuzzy story is very small.
Abridge it, stop with the cute writing and fuzzy writing style, this is about change, habbits, etc. Not Little House on the Prarie.
The reading is fine, good quality and voice but the story... It is NOT supposed to be a collection of stories it's supposed to be an educational non-fiction informational book.
Yes, for every hour of rambling on, I got like 2 minutes of redeeming information.
Abridge this book, it is important subject matter.
I simply wouldn't recommend this book to a friend on the basis that I don't believe it is as economical a read as many others available on Audible.
I would have liked the author to move away from their almost Anthro 101 type content towards some sort of actual valuable lesson.
I especially enjoyed the anecdote about the elderly fellow whose habits persisted despite frequent memory loss. Ultimately, I find the value in this story to more romantic than educational. Sure would love to look into this story more, as it's real hollywood material.
No, and quite frankly that's perhaps what leaves the most to be desired. Very few lessons were gained from this book.
This book helped me adjust to very challenging tasks and have fun doing them. The book is about the process of creating a habit. Any habit needs three components: a trigger, routine and a reward.
I used this simple approach in different situations. My favorite is to keep me going with my running exercise. I run for five km. I trick myself by putting a sport drink as my reward for every km run. I would sip some juice and fire agains looking for the next sip. I am not waiting for the finish line any more for the sport drink rewards.
Best book I've listened to in a long time! I use Audible regularly and this is one of the best books of the year!
Great book, wish there was more direction as to what we should do next.
I liked understanding the human nature of Habits
The guy who would go for a walk
the keys to habits, the note taking to find triggers. How suttle changes make a great deal of difference.
Nothing, given the flimsy premise.
He speaks English.
This is a great ad for Febreze, but the book is held together by the flimsiest of notions. There is nothing to be learned here - another triumph of marketing over substance in the self-help genre.
I'm not sure
Not sure either
He did a great job.
No no no no please no
The book had too many examples that were off the main focus of the story. I think it could've had more concepts and less "this is the story of a man that blah blah..."
really quite incredible
the guy who wrote this knows so much stuff, but somehow tells it to you in a way that keeps you totally glued to the thing. it's a finely woven, and even suspenseful, trail of interesting stories leading to one surprising fact after another. i can't believe how entertaining a book about human habits could be. it's a life changing book, but it's fun too!
he's very good at this
Fan of non-fiction, history and leadership philosophy.
The reader was a nice bonus to this interesting and insightful listen. The author did a great job of making a lot of research sound fascinating.
It taught me a lot of lessons I still use one year later. I am currently listening to it a second time.
Pick up this book!
Concise, compelling, breadth
The concept that we're so unaware of the many habits that direct our actions in our lives on a daily basis
Narrator's voice is a little creepy at first but after a few chapters, the content more than makes up for it