The book is amazing, but my review knocks stars down because Lisa Randall really should have read her own book. She is an excellent professor, passionate speaker and delivers excellently in interviews and other media. Since I was also reading it in book form, I can compare and contrast the experience. The subject matter was engaging and very accessible to the layperson. I hoped listening to the audiobook would really enhance my experience of the words (as many books have done in the past when I took them with me for walks/hikes). However, instead of adding to the experience, listening to the audiobook was tough. Ms. MacDuffie could have used her lovely voice to read just about anything and I can't help but feel it would all be the same.
I don't want to disrespect Carrington MacDuffie, but this subject matter is a little too dry for her soft, almost clinically calm voice. Lisa Randall did a diservice to the layperson by not narrating the book herself, but I guess she's busy finding answers to - you know- the universe.
No way. I needed to break every hour or so to switch it up.
The information was a nice amendment to the GTD system by David Allen.
I would recommend the book, but not the audiobook.
He sounded computer generated.
I am glad I listened to this while multi-tasking because there was absolutely nothing new or inspiring about the information or the way it was packaged.
Not necessarily, but I think 30 minutes on Lifehacker would have been time better spent.
The reading was a little stiff and formal.
It was worth half the time I actually spent listening.
I can't help but feel that I might like this book better if I were reading it rather than listening to it. After 30 minutes, I felt like she was a really annoying friend that was taking up to much air in the car. You know, THAT girl, who feels like she has to have everyone's attention when she tells her story for a little too long and with over-the-top negativity.
I think it would have been better is the tone had been toned down. The words do the work and don't need the additional vocal heavy lifting.
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