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  • Start Something That Matters

  • By: Blake Mycoskie
  • Narrated by: Blake Mycoskie
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613

What matters most to you? Should you focus on earning a living, pursuing your passions, or devoting yourself to the causes that inspire you? The surprising truth is that you don’t have to choose—and that you’ll find more success if you don’t. That’s the breakthrough message of the TOMS One for One movement. You don’t have to be rich to give back and you don’t have to retire to spend every day doing what you love. You can find profit, passion, and meaning all at once—right now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My eyes welled up several times!

  • By Thundersinspring on 12-20-11

Alright. Not Great.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

It could do with being about twice as long, with some depth to the stories and a bit more of a narrative thread. It all felt pretty disjointed to me and barely scratched the surface of what I thought it would. I could also have done without the numerous lists of resources. This might work in hardcopy but not in an audiobook.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

It just sort of petered out. Nothing very memorable about it.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Since the narrator and the author are the same person, I thought it would be quite an animated, inspiring and passionate reading. unfortunately it was a little flat.

What did you take away from Start Something That Matters that you can apply to your work?

There was some interesting and thought provoking points but they were few and far between sadly.

Any additional comments?

I so dearly wanted to like this but I just couldn't. At just under 5 hours long, this book is incredibly light weight. It doesn't go into much depth about anything in particular (except when a couple of times it seems to go off on extended tangents about loosely related topics). Sorry Blake, I have massive respect for what you do, and I love the TOMS story, this just isn't a great book.