Maybe it's the writing, but my real problem with this book is that the narrator sounds like every word is a life or death situation. I listened to a few chapters and then had to stop - I couldn't take the voice anymore. I just wanted her to relax and tell the story without so much power behind her voice. I enjoyed reading (rather than listening to) A Woman in Red - another book by Eileen Goudge, but this one suffers as much from the narration as it may from the writing.
I LOVED How We Decide by the same author and was so looking forward to this one. As is the case with How We Decide, the content is magnificent - an awe inspiring look into creativity - what it is, how to support it, how to nurture it, how NOT to kill it (which our current education system is doing.) Unfortunately, the author chose to read this one himself and that was a mistake. It's not so bad to scare you away from buying it, but it is irritating and at times, frustrating. He swallows words and I found myself going back to re-listen. The CONTENT IS FASCINATING tho, and in the end, worth the irritation. If you are at all interested in creativity, I highly recommend it.
Tuesdays with Morrie was one of my favorite listens. Morrie's willingness to share his final times and Mitch's ability to
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