Petach Tiqva, Israel | Member Since 2015
I bought the book mainly because of the title and expected a practical discussion about sex in marriage and maybe some advice of how to increase the frequency of it.Instead I felt I'm getting some philosophy, many quotes from the bible but too little practice.Garry is a very good author, I listened to many of his books and I have very high expectations when I start listening to a new book. This book did not meet them and I do not recommend it,
So far, since I signed up to Audible I have listened to ~150 titles.I usually listen to "self help" books and wrote a few reviews for the best of them.
In between I listen to real good fantasy stories like: "The name of the wind", "Ender's game", "old mans war" and "the way of kings" all of which I found fascinating.
Still, it is my first time to come across a great story like this one:
The book is so short, yet, the plot so complicated with many unexpected turns.
I loved the characters and their evolution.
and I must admit I shed a few tears in the end.
Overall it is certainly one of the best books I ever read (if not the best).
I suffered through the whole length of the audiobook only because of my respect to Patrick and the 2 amazing books that start the series.
If someone warned me in advance that all I'm going to learn about the world is that Auri has very complicated emotions I'd never have started to listen.
And so I'm warning you:
There is no Epic, no magic, no evolution of character, just a lengthy philological analysis of a lonely paranoid person.
I fell a sleep several times during it and didn't bother to rewind and see what I missed.
Patrick, if you are reading this please know I'm not mad about this waste of my time.
I think you are a genius writer and I'm really happy I could financially support your creation.
I'm looking forward for the 3rd book and hope it will get out soon.
If you need a direction for your next book note that I'd really enjoy to read the story of Elodin.
And that it would be really cool if you could finish that story with an overlap to the Kvothe's story but from the perspective of Elodin
(like Orson scott card wrote the story of ender's game from the perspective of Bean)
Sorry for the hard words in the beginning,
Keep writing and I'll certainly keep reading,
The book is written as a story and via the story intends to teach a method for being at peace with yourself.
Half way through the book I felt I learned nothing and intended to jump to my next learning.
Because the book is written as a story I was tempted to keep listening.
And then the story made me cry, twice!
So I completed the book.
I feel I have learned a new concept which I started considering on my day to day interaction.
I can also understand why the concept is more teachable via a story.
And overall I'm happy to have read the book.
However I don't know if I would recommend this to others as I'm not sure many would like this story approach for teaching.
I've listened to several books about leadership and management, till now I wasn't able to recommend a really good one. (maybe with the exception the books of Jim Collins but they are applicable only for highly ranked organizational leaders)
It is even harder to find books that are based on empirical research and able to backup the text with actual data and numbers.
And so, I felt the book is very practical and it made me ask myself very hard questions:
Is it possible to be a multiplier as a manager and diminisher as a team member?
I'm now more aware to many of my "diminisher " behaviors and trying to avoid them as much as possible.
I've also recommended the books to several colleagues and good really good feedbacks.
really inspiring, highly recommended.
I only write review for life changing-inspiring audiobooks.
Lately I have great interest about the subconscious mind and I listened to many lectures about it.The book concentrates and summarizes many sources of information into one place.It includes every important fact I ever learned and much more.
Additionally, this book is brilliantly and practical:Includes 5 meditation sessions for various goals.
Another thing I liked are the amount of non-trivial examples, so clearly demonstrating the great power of subconscious mind that it is impossible to refute.
Just this morning I used techniques from the book :After night sleep of only 3 hours I've gone through the relaxation, body cleaning, alert and health programs and felt instantaneous improvement, fresh and alert.
I'm a developer for 18 years now,
If I have technical queries I would probably search for online example and find many.
If I need to learn new concepts, I would usually sit with someone for an hour to learn the basics and carry on learning with examples.
I usually listen to audiobooks to strengthen my soft skills like: listening, efficiency, motivation, leadership etc..
I took this book only after an excellent recommendation by a college.
I felt it very inspiring and it made a vivid connection between my day to day life and the outside world.
The examples were non-trivial and I found the book very clear, well organized and slowly constructing nice arguments step by step.
Everyone going to work every day wants to see meaning in his actions and this book definitely helped me clearing up the meaning in my work.
Exactly what I needed.
It is very rare to find books about this subject and even when I did, I didn't know what to expect.I was in the middle of a will struggle on many areas: some personal and some common to many people like loosing weight.I had some success before reading the book but I felt I exhausted and afraid that I'll break and return to my bad habits.After reading the book I got a boost in all areas I see good results (lost 10 KG) and I stopped feeling bad about the few times I do give in to temptation.I learned many simple techniques for controlling the mind and I also liked the simple and powerful analysis of the way we think and the many paths of the mind leading us to prefer short term satisfaction over our long term goals. (all backed up with many researches and explored in a scientific yet simple approach).This knowledge and techniques made me better understand how I used to think, I am now more immune and by simple change of the way I think I can overcome many temptations.I warmly recommend to everyone.
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I listened to it a while ago and I don't remember the specific techniques I liked.I do however remember that I was fascinated by every word and I felt like I never want the book to end.It talks mainly about listening which is something that I'd like to do more and better in life and in my marriage. It shows many examples of how conflicts that at first look unresolveable are being resolved by having the couple listen to each other.I also liked that the book is not repeating the well known principals of the 5 love languages (tough I think they are mentioned) but it gives new insights from totally new perspective,overall it is a must for everyone who likes to hear more of Garry Chapman.
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