This book might be enjoyed more by a person seeking general information about learning.
The author's personal experiences about seeking to learn music were entertaining. But the book never really gets off the ground. It simply goes around and around about his seeking learning without telling you how to improve your guitar playing.
I feel like I wasted my credit. I listen to detective mysteries or science fiction or a multitude of other choices for entertainment. What I wanted here was some tips on how to more effectively learn the guitar. This book provided neither to my satisfaction.
I got this audio book because I thought the material would include some valuable life lessons in self improvement. What I got was a narration that was so bad that I, like another reviewer, also found his pronunciation to be inaccurate, careless, annoying, and non-grammatical. For example the word "read" pronounced "reed" when in context it should have been "red". Add to that the run-on reading with no logical emphasis and the inexplicable re-reading of sections as if the narrator walked away in the middle of a section and started again back at the beginning when he returned and you get one confusing read! (Pronounced "reed"). The fast, run-on reading also leaves one wondering if entire words or sections were skipped since in some instances it seems as though periods were disregarded. I want to get the printed version and compare it to the audio version to see if I missed anything! As for content, I got nothing out of the first chapter. One reviewer listens over and over again - I am willing to try this for the simple fact that I believe from other reviews I've read, (red), that the contents seem to be at least worth the try. Good luck with this. Other reviewers love it. I'm not giving up, but you should be warned.
Stephen King is certainly a master of what he does as a writer of pulp horror. This listen was riveting from beginning to the end. Although there is no argument that the book and the movie differ greatly, I found the book expanded much on the movie's storyline, (though of course, you have to ignore some obvious things that say, happened in the book and not the movie, or vice versa). I enjoyed visualizing the movie's scenes while listening to the book, and I enjoy the movie much more now that I understand some of the images and actions therein. Add to my overall satisfaction the excellent narration, and this is probably my favorite Audible listen. The narrator is so good that it doesn't take very long before you forget you are only listening to one person. Very enjoyable. Great storytelling.
I was looking for concrete examples to help me find a compatible job. This book proposes visualization, affirmations, meditations, such as repeating, "the god in me sees the god in you", to help you to align your inner values with your outer goals "to move on to your vocational trajectory. Relax. Breathe in, breathe out. Feel your ability to receive all the things that you really want." (Quote, unquote).
I did not connect with it at all. I was looking for best ways to hunt for a job, directions to resources to determine your ideal job, etec. I got none of this from this book. I can't see how this book would help me find the perfect job. I'm not against meditation, this just wasn't what I was looking for.
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