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  • Bored and Brilliant

  • How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self
  • By: Manoush Zomorodi
  • Narrated by: Manoush Zomorodi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

In 2015 Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC's popular podcast and radio show Note to Self, led tens of thousands of listeners through an experiment to help them unplug from their devices, get bored, jump-start their creativity, and change their lives. Bored and Brilliant builds on that experiment to show us how to rethink our gadget use to live better and smarter in this new digital ecosystem. In this fascinating new audiobook, Manoush explains the connection between boredom and original thinking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Repackaged podcast segment

  • By Chad on 06-02-18

Smart Listening

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I am not a tech junkie, but I do teach in a university setting, and I was interested in learning valuable strategies for keeping my students engaged. I do see their anxiety level go up when I ask them to put their phone away during class (it's a four hour design studio), but now I have some really practical techniques for tipping the scale away from the virtual world and back to the real world...if only for a couple of hours each week. And, Manoush Zomorodi's narration is engaging and relatable.

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  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark

  • One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
  • By: Michelle McNamara
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn - introduction, Patton Oswalt - afterword
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,371

A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade - from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Listen to Scare Yourself in the Dark

  • By Trixie Runnin' on 03-04-18

Bittersweet

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I wanted to read it before the Golden State Killer was recently caught, but after his arrest, I was more interested in the story. The writing is personal, but not without reason. McNamara includes personal stories and anecdotes in an effort to explain why this search was important to her from the beginning and why it become an obsession. The last chapter was painful to hear but compelling and rewarding for those who worked with her and knew her best.

  • Unfu*k Yourself

  • Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life
  • By: Gary John Bishop
  • Narrated by: Gary John Bishop
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,822
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,866

Are you tired of feeling f*cked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unf*cked version of yourself. "Wake up to the miracle you are," he directs. "Here's what you've forgotten: You're a f*cking miracle of being." It isn't other people that are standing in your way; it isn't even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive. It's yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now I'm F'd for sure!

  • By Kerry Strong on 08-24-17

Will listen multiple times

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

I have never listened to (or read) many books like this before, but I have been really "stuck" for about a year now, and I decided I needed to be more proactive. I like the author's voice, the grittiness of the message. Most of it isn't original, but having someone say it out loud is powerful. I am sure I will listen again. And again.