I'd say it's in the top 5, definitely
I like to read reviews before buying the audiobooks, but reading a few of this book's reviews almost made me not buy it. I was in a Stanford design thinking course and the teacher recommended the book as additional reading, so I hardly could understand why a couple of people were so disappointed. They said the book didn't bring anything new, and I disagree. Of course different people understand about the subject in different levels, but the book is a great collection of suggestions and experiences that I doubt someone "already knows everything about it". If these people consider their experience so above average, I would invite them to think twice before reviewing, because they're not the target and their opinion might give the wrong impression to those wanting to listen to the audiobook. I strongly recommend it, I made hundreds of bookmarks and pretend to go back to them afterwards. Only one thing that I didn't like: for about 2 chapters, they change the narrator completely to a guy with a robotic voice that doesn't fit the content. They say nothing about that, and the old narrator comes back eventually (a great one, actually).
Yes, it's a fantastic book and a light reading too, so I would read it again
Because the narrator is the author, I guess no one could read it like him. Other than that, you can practically see him acting as he brings the words to life. The special feature of other artists also enriched the performance.
I love how BJ Novak has that comedian/writer eye for observing the normal and ordinary things with peculiar lenses. It's smart and fun, and it makes us stop to look at small things in the everyday life.
Yes, definitely would listen again because there are so many details and researches, it's almost a reference book, really. I put as many bookmarks as I could so I will go back to important points, but it's worth a second (and third) reading to take it all in.
The way it's narrated, mixing examples with researches, is amazing and you can't stop listening to it.
The narrator incorporated the book in such way that you feel like she's Susan Cain talking to you, and that's the best you can get, really.
the essential role of people who are always backstage in life
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