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The Organized Mind Audiobook

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin, read by Luke Daniels.

Modern society is in a state of information overload. Neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin investigates how and why our brains are struggling to keep up with the demands of the digital age.

Why is email so addictive? Is multitasking really possible? And what do successful people keep in their junk drawers?

The Organized Mind debunks myth and presents one simple idea - storing information in the physical world instead of the mind - to revolutionize 21st-century living.

In a world where information is power, The Organized Mind holds the key to harnessing that information and making it work for you.

©2015 Daniel Levitin (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited

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    BRENDA N. 01-23-16
    BRENDA N. 01-23-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A book to read - not to listen to"
    Would you try another book from Daniel Levitin and/or Luke Daniels?

    No


    Would you recommend The Organized Mind to your friends? Why or why not?

    I might suggest they dip into it for 'headlines' but not as a cover to cover read. Would I like to sit next to a person at dinner with this kind of 'organised mind? No thank you!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Terrible reading really impacted my enjoyment (?) of the book. Rushed and with no natural spacing or helpful intonation. And also, you end up having to read out full url links and table contents. This simply does not work


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    When a book does have some useful data, having it on audio is really annoying as it is so much more difficult to go back and revisit or reference.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Tony Grout
    UK
    7/30/15
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    "Good content - miss the additional data"

    Good content but like a lot of non-fiction in audio format it's devalued due to lack of access to tables and figures referred to.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Ricky Richards
    London
    11/16/15
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    "Great insights amid a lot of information."

    This was a great book and I'd recommend it to anyone. However, for myself, I was particularly interested in how to 'organise the mind to focus' but much of the book spoke about external organisation. I appreciate that external organisation helps with mind organisation, but If you're looking for applicable information, I took as many notes with short audio books such as 'how to build self discipline' as I did during the 16 hours I invested in this book. That being said, much of the information didn't relate to what I was looking for right now but was still very interesting. I'm sure others would pull valuable information from stuff I passed over. Still worth the read.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Alex Morrison
    1/2/16
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    "Very interesting"

    Excellent book full of interesting and useful information. It labours its points at times but it's very good nonetheless.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
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    6/28/16
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    "Well Worth the Read"

    The author goes off subject at times but some very informative and useful tips. well worth the read / listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pen Name
    4/11/16
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    "Very detailed & repetitive"

    Not what I was expecting.
    Getting Things Done is a far more practical and engaging book.
    I wouldn't recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jeff
    3/15/16
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    "Way too long to provide usefulness"

    Sadly I couldn't wait to finish this book so I could move onto so thing with more precision & beneficial to my busy life.
    Yes there were a few great nuggets to learn but most was common sense for me. Why spend an absolute age going on about different categories
    No where near as good as 'the one thing' or essentialism
    Just not for me & am sure I can find much more beneficial books consuming less time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DR
    2/17/16
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    "Unnecessarily Long - Information overload"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    While this book has some interesting points it definitely doesn't keep your mind organised while listening to it. Some examples where explained in such excruciatingly detail that you aren't sure what kind of audience this book was aimed at.
    I believe there is a part where for no less than 30 minutes you have to listen to how a filing cabinet could be organised. Followed by the narrator reading out twice a random set of 64 letters, just to explain how bits work.
    Instead of 16 hours of information overload, it could have been 6 hours of straight forward talking.


    Would you recommend The Organized Mind to your friends? Why or why not?

    This might work as a book, but definitely not as an audiobook.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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