Kirby's narration really made it amazing. He did a great job of distinction not only in Jim's voice, but in the voice of the muppets. I NEVER expected someone could imitate the muppets nearly as well as the actual actors themselves. I was very wrong. He is dynamic and well-versed in his reading ability. SO much of my enjoyment of a book relies on a great narrator. This was too good a book not to have a good narrator.
I would say any book where you had what you thought was a decent understanding of someone only to find there was more depth and richness than you thought. I liken this to a suprise on your birthday or for christmas where you thought you might get a certain present from all the hints that you get. Only on the actual day you find the gift was even better than you thought and only a litte like it was described.
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If i could have listened to this book all in one sitting I most certainly would have. As it was, I could not wait to listen to the next chapter as soon as possible.
I have an amazing new appreciation for the muppets, Jim Henson, and all the work that truly went into all that they put out. I cannot watch the original muppet movie without thinking about all that. I still get a little sad when I look at Fraggle Rock or Sesame Street and think about the remarkable man we lost WAY too soon. I am happy, however, that his work and the person he would become are immortalized forever. It is the greatest gift WE could give HIM, as he gave us SO much to remember him by.
This is one of those books that was recommended to me by my partner, who is getting ready to take us both on a journey to start his own business. I don't normally listen to self-help/improvement books, but this one caught my attention immediately. The narrator is also the narrator, which I generally like since the author will generally know where they intended inflection, enunciation, etc. She does not disappoint as she negotiates the ever-meandering of her book. I don't mean that in a negative way, other than the few times when it really DOES meander a little bit. However, I was invested enough into the book that I let those few moments slide. Overall, it is an amazing book that simplifies the idea of each of us having the power to speak to the universe and get what we want.
It does not require you to go to meetings with people who speak out of their butts, nor to take a pill that will make life all better. Instead she advocates simply shifting your perspective on your life and how you live it. She is honest, forthright, and does not shy away from admitting that, while some of her stuff sounds a little crazy, she owns it and helps you to understand where she is coming from. If you want a simple way to get into a better frame of mind to "conquer the world", then this is the book for you.
Be patient with it and yourself and I think most anyone can get at least a little something out of it.
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