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gashland

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  • The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything... Fast!

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Josh Kaufman
    • Narrated By Josh Kaufman
    Overall
    (385)
    Performance
    (327)
    Story
    (327)

    In The First 20 Hours, Josh Kaufman offers a systematic approach to rapid skill acquisition: how to learn any new skill as quickly as possible. His method shows you how to deconstruct complex skills, maximize productive practice, and remove common learning barriers. By completing just 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice you'll go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing noticeably well. What do you want to learn?

    Grady says: "Finished the thesis early in the book"
    "Nothing useful"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The First 20 Hours?

    I was looking for more technique and motivation. I was not interested in what Josh learned only in the process. This book could have been reduced to three chapters.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The rise of Theodore Roosevelt. I like more bio's, I learn more others accomplishments, than I did from this book.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Josh Kaufman?

    No, I think he needs to find someone else to narrate his books.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I only learned about two web sites and one wind meter.


    Any additional comments?

    I already knew that I needed to research and practice and the information that Josh provided was not new.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2498)
    Performance
    (1234)
    Story
    (1238)

    Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. Yet one day, he began to consider how very little he knew about the ordinary things of life as he found it in that comfortable home. To remedy this, he formed the idea of journeying about his house from room to room to “write a history of the world without leaving home.”

    Tina says: "Another wonderful Bryson"
    "Not exactly what I was expecting"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed the book and the information but I did not always see how the information related to the room that Bill was discussing.


    Would you recommend At Home to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, if they like mostly British history.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    Did At Home inspire you to do anything?

    I made me thankful I live in the 21st century.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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