My review is not about the audio part, but about the book. Kaufman blahblahs around, and then spends I don't know how much time talking about the history of yoga, which I don't care at all about. I feel this was just some space filler, and hence feel cheated.
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Just a quick note - I am about 85% through the book and its already provided some great insite and interesting information. In a few places it seemed a bit slow and then took off and I was hooked all over again. I like this author and he has provided some great value in this book. The narration is awesome....one of the easier audible books to listen to.
I would rate this a 4.5 out of five but they only allow a 4/5. Highly recommended to my friends, family and business associates.
Made me Smarter
The web programming example walked through the steps, giving an exact account of what the solution would look like in practice. Not only that, the example is so detailed, with resources listed, that I want to re-listen and build a web based program myself.
Josh's voice is easy to listen too, and he does a great job of translating sincerity in wanting to help anyone learn whatever they want to learn, fast. The willingness to so honestly and openly share his knowledge is admirable.
It is not a one sitting book. It not long though, and sections motivated me to get up and Practice what I want to Learn. Very motivational.
I shared this book with co-workers who are studying for project management certifications. Three of them, who reviewed the material, were impressed and are using the 'practice' concept for studying, rather than spending so much time on reading material. One successfully passed the exam, and the rest of us have our exams scheduled soon.
I'm just a dumb troglodyte who like reading. Me feel good after I read book.
It pains me to write a negative review of any book considering how hard the author must have worked to get published. I would have written a positive review if I had stopped reading/listening after completing chapter 3. In 20-HRS the theory, philosophy, research, and approach to how to tackle a new subject is very strong. The application, as exhibited in the second half of the book, is actually very boring. Mr. Kaufman knows his learning theory and communicates an well organized plan on how to attack any new subject. However, it was very difficult to listen to the nuance of yoga or the manusha of how to play GO for 2 hours. At times I failed to relate his primary learning tenants established in the early chapters to the later application chapters. This book cannot sustain your interest past 3 hours.
I enjoyed it thoroughly. the examples compliment the theory in a way I wish more authors could emulate.
This is an intriguing premise but sadly the book does not provide any useful information. It is simply a collection of anecdotes most of which are simply boring and offer nothing new or in most cases nothing at all to take away with you. It's a bit like that old Steve Martin bit on how to become a millionaire "First, get a million dollars". Thankfully Audible lets you return books.
I enjoyed how you actually get to learn what's in side this authors head. He isn't just teaching the basics of his method he actually shares his mental blue print.
I think he did fine, he's a tad over enthusiastic, but nothing too deterring.
This is not for those who wan't a quick fix for learning something fast. This is for those who are actively working on themselves and love the pursuit of mastery. I think him breaking down what he personally did is a very valuable form of knowledge. This is for those who those who like to peek inside a person's mind to see how they did something, not to just see how it's done.
This book takes some simple ideas and wraps them in numerous irrelevant examples. It promises great results but fails to deliver. It is verbose, boring and never really gets to the point.
I've loved some of Josh's other books, but this was just awful. Very boring. Pretty much covers the same material multiple times in multiple ways
This is the second book that I've listened to from Josh Kaufman. First I read The Personal MBA and was extremely satisfied with what I learned. Now l'm even more satisfied with listening to his experiences on learning how to acquire a rather difficult set of skills. In a short time period, or how ever long it takes you to make time. One of the best repeating themes I love from here is, "You can't find time, you make it." Great audiobook