Yes, but probably only if I could borrow it from the library. This is a good book and a good listen overall. The narrator was pretty effective UNTIL she was called to do children's voices. it was honestly so painful that we had to turn it off. That was unfortunate because rest of the book and the narration were good quality.
Kea Giles (Asmus)
I listened to The Happiness Project and really liked that it was read by the author. This one, however, is read by someone else. Kathe Mazur I'm sure has good intentions, but she reads the book like it is a book of poetry or a book of proverbs. Every word is treated as important. And the fact that it's not Gretchen Rubin's voice even though it's her words (and having listened to a whole book by her already) is jarring and disconcerting. I have not been able to get past the first hour and a half. I used to listen to the book while getting ready for work in the morning and eating breakfast, but now I prefer silence or reading. I'll try to get back into it -- but Gretchen, I wish you had read this one too.
This book is packed with useful ideas, thoughts, suggestions to take responsibility for making our homes happier and healthier. Love it! Now I intend to listen to "The Happiness Project."
Although I have both happiness books in print, I own them both on audible. I love listening to the books many times because it really helps solidify things for me. Whenever I do not have an audio book, I turn on Grethchen';s books again even though I have already listened to them many times. I feel like I am talking with a friend.
I love how honest Gretchen is about how she feels as she goes through her daily life.
I like the simplicity of her voice. It is clear and easily understood. This is not a book to be done with drama and she is a perfect reader for this.
I felt like the book was written to me. Gretchen's first book helped me a lot and helped me look at things in new ways. This book hits things right on the head and really put me in my place.
I read a lot and for a book to give me new ideas that I had not though of before is saying a lot.
probably not... I couldn't get through this audible book. I think it may have been better if it was narrated by the author. She read the introduction and had me excited about the book. But then Kathe Mazur started reading and it was driving me crazy. She read too slow and seemed to make the book sound much more serious than I had originally thought it would be.
It's a relaxing meditation that puts things in perspective.
It's ok to take about our possessions! ha ha ha... in this world of materialsim, all litterature talks about how bad it is and how we shouldn't be materialistic. That chapter, reminds us that some materialism is totally ok. She's good at taking layers of guilt off.
Her voice is good and she puts some feeling into it. It's easy to understand.
I wouldnt watch that film
Really Wonderful Ideas.
I loved listening to this book, and I always enjoy listening to Kathe Mazur. She makes it come alive for me, and I always trust her.
Most of Gretchen's tips and ideas are inspiring and thought provoking, a few are annoying. The narration is about the same...mostly just fine, sometimes annoying
Gretchen, why didn't you read this yourself? This is YOUR story and should be in your voice. Kathe Mazur is a good narrator, but not for this story. This was distracting.
As a Happiness Project devotee, I found this book somewhat repetitive . . . perhaps this should be Gretchen's last happiness project.
Very easy to listen. Well written for spoken format. The book moves right along and keeps the listener engaged.
The vignettes all contain pearls of wisdom for happiness...albeit perhaps sometimes more about material and time-related obstacles confronting a Yale-trained-attorney-turned-author than less affluent folks.
All were very well done. The daughters are fun.
Rich people can be happy and you can too!