I confess I couldn't finish this audiobook. It just reeks of conspicuous piety. There's no doubt at all that we as a society need to reconsider our priorities and our relationship with "stuff," but the holier-than-thou puritanism that permeates Robbins's writing is very off-putting.
I'm a heavy-duty recycler, I bring my own bags to the market, I make the extra effort to buy both local and organic food, I use fluorescent bulbs and power strips, I telecommute a few days a week to minimize car use, and even I found the tone of this book intolerable before I could finish it.
Perhaps this book would be more effective if browsed in hardcopy form, so you can go directly to the worthy recommendations without having to sit through the sermon first.
The narrator was fine. No problems from that angle.
I enjoy Bill Maher on television, but I didn't care for "New Rules". This is a collection of snarky comments -- one after the other, and the other, and the other... Now, I like snarky comments as much as anyone, particularly of the political variety that is Bill Maher's specialty. However, if you're planning to listen for more than 15 minutes or so at a shot, it's a bit much.
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