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.
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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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.
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.
Just what I needed. I laughed out loud at times. The thought-provoking material is so well presented. The way he arrives at simple conclusions, I felt like I was along for the ride. Glad I found this little gem.
I LOVE audio books. It reminds me of my mother reading to me as a child.
I have found better books on this subject
Please try it with a different narrator. I just could not make it through the first 1/4 of the book.
I didn't get through enough of the book to answer this question.
In hot pursuit of life's understanding
Old school but excellent way of time management. The narration was well done and seem to capture the essence of the message.
It wasn't much time so it's not going to be one of life's huge regrets.
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.
Some nice ideas in early self help.
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.
I enjoyed the line, "You can always turn over a new leaf in the next hour."
There really weren't any specific characters performed by Mr. Brooks, However, he himself, was excellent.
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.
"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.
"Too short and yet complete"
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.
"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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