I tried hard to get something out of this book but she never really says anything at all. Fortunately it's short so not a big waste but I think she missed the mark on whatever she was trying to say. There was one great quote about getting knocked down by waves and continuing to get up even though you know there's another right behind it, but the rest is fluff. Not even cliche's, just nothing. Even the interviewer at the end tries to figure out what she is actually saying but without much luck.
There is actually some good stuff in here and useful tips. Yet despite the mantra of analyze where time is spent and pare down to essentials, it is about 3 times longer than it should be, with endless repetitive stories and way too much unecessary detail. I'd say still mostly worth the listen but be sure to clear your calendar first...
I didn't have high hopes for this book, and was still disappointed. Very long and tedious, with detailed explanations about uninteresting bits of history and objects. It seems Dan Brown must have been paid by the word by this book, since he uses 5 of them whenever one will do, with a bonus for every ten adjectives. To make matters worse, the actual plot (such as it is) ends about 45 minutes before the actual book, a gap which Brown fills with goofy monologues and soul sucking banter between characters who have long lost interest in their own adventures, let alone what desire the reader may have had to continue to listen to their drivel.
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