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How to Live on 24 Hours a Day | [Arnold Bennett]

How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

This classic personal time-management book, originally published in 1908, has inspired generations of men and women to live deliberate lives. Not just another collection of timesaving tips, this book is more of a challenge to leave behind mundane everyday concerns, focus on pursuing one's true desires, and live the fullest possible life. Reflection, concentration, and study techniques make it easier to accomplish more truly rewarding undertakings than anyone ever dreamed possible.
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Author Arnold Bennett lived a busy life. He was a prolific English writer who moved to France and became a high-ranking bureaucrat. He also dabbled in film and opera, and had a rich personal life. How to Live on 24 Hours a Day is chock full of Bennett’s tried-and-true advice. Bennett urges his audience to live authentic and ambitious lives. For Bennett, time is the great equalizing currency: No one can choose their allotment, or accrue additional time. So you must spend what you have wisely. Narrator Eric Brooks has an august British accent, and he expounds with the authority Bennett himself would have employed. Brooks methodically explains Bennett’s techniques for increasing concentration and self-awareness, both key tools to increase productivity and time efficiency.

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This classic personal time-management book, originally published in 1908, has inspired generations of men and women to live deliberate lives. Not just another collection of timesaving tips, this book is more of a challenge to leave behind mundane everyday concerns, focus on pursuing one's true desires, and live the fullest possible life. Reflection, concentration, and study techniques make it easier to accomplish more truly rewarding undertakings than anyone ever dreamed possible.

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    Lauren 02-21-12
    Lauren 02-21-12
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    "Well written, well read."
    Would you listen to How to Live on 24 Hours a Day again? Why?

    Yes. I liked the tone and the fact that it is a century old makes for interesting companrisons to life today. It was a pleasant read.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    We have to be at work for so many hours a week, but most people fritter away most of the remaining time. A little time each day should be set aside.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Margie 04-12-15
    Margie 04-12-15 Member Since 2014

    I LOVE audio books. It reminds me of my mother reading to me as a child.

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    "Not book to waste money on"
    What would have made How to Live on 24 Hours a Day better?

    New narrator.


    Has How to Live on 24 Hours a Day turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I have found better books on this subject


    How could the performance have been better?

    Please try it with a different narrator. I just could not make it through the first 1/4 of the book.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from How to Live on 24 Hours a Day?

    I didn't get through enough of the book to answer this question.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Samuel Odewale TULSA, OK, United States 02-28-15
    Samuel Odewale TULSA, OK, United States 02-28-15 Member Since 2015

    In hot pursuit of life's understanding

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    Old school but excellent way of time management. The narration was well done and seem to capture the essence of the message.

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    J Port Moody, BC, Canada 07-08-14
    J Port Moody, BC, Canada 07-08-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Not as much insight as I hoped"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It wasn't much time so it's not going to be one of life's huge regrets.


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

    It would make an awful movie about a day in the life of an old fashioned english business man. In which nothing unexpected ever happens.


    Any additional comments?

    Some nice ideas in early self help.

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    Sean United States 06-26-14
    Sean United States 06-26-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Sarcastic, biting humor makes this a good one."
    Would you listen to How to Live on 24 Hours a Day again? Why?

    Absolutely. First, I really appreciated the humor. Second, the narrator is great. Third, the information, even though written more than a century ago, is still applicable today. Finally, enjoyed how it turned the axiom of "time is money" upside down. You have to hear the first few minutes to really appreciate how the author did this. I would do it no justice if I tried to express it here in words. It's really quite brilliant.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Live on 24 Hours a Day?

    I enjoyed the line, "You can always turn over a new leaf in the next hour."


    Which character – as performed by Eric Brooks – was your favorite?

    There really weren't any specific characters performed by Mr. Brooks, However, he himself, was excellent.


    What did you learn from How to Live on 24 Hours a Day that you would use in your daily life?

    I like how it encouraged me to look at 24 hours as just that...24 hours. It's not like money. I can never go into debt by using too much. Outside of my dying, I get the same amount deposited into my account tomorrow. And EVERYONE is treated equally and given 24 hours everyday. While simple in it's story, it's fairly impactful.


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  • Lillian
    4/19/15
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    "An entertaining look at time management"

    This book was exactly what I hoped it would be. The wisdom is solid, timeless, and presented in a way that anyone, from any walk of life, would gain something. The narrator captures the author's rather wry and humorous approach very well.

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  • Immanuel
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    "Too short and yet complete"
    Would you listen to How to Live on 24 Hours a Day again? Why?

    Yes I would relisten to this book and anticipate to do so often. The struggle I find in getting through the day and week. Thank you to this book for some great ideas which I am working on putting in to practice.


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  • Ian
    EveshamUnited Kingdom
    5/9/13
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    "The Best 1.5 hours of reading (listening) Ever!"

    After 105 years in print I am amazed that it took me so long to find this book. It surpasses all of the time management books ever written. Move over Covey, Franklin and Carnegie this man is a genius. I loved the old literary "Jeeves" style of writing but it may put some people off. However, I encourage you to persist and focus on the core principles that Bennett is trying to teach. If you are fed up with having too much busyness in your life and you want to enjoy "living" on 24 hours a day instead of existing then I invite you to apply these principles into your life without delay.

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