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  • Minimalist Budget

  • Simple Strategies on How to Save More, Spend Less, and Curb Spending Temptation (Without Living on Ramen)
  • By: Zoe McKey
  • Narrated by: Brie Anna Faye
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

This book presents solutions for two major problems in our consumer society: (1) how to downsize your cravings without having to sacrifice the fun stuff, and (2) how to whip your finances into shape and follow a personalized budget. This is not a get rich quick book. But I can promise day-by-day, month-by-month, you'll budget better and become richer as a consequence. Regardless of how much your income is we'll find a way to budget, save, and increase your net worth.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe good for people who know Nothing at all about budgeting.

  • By Anonymous User on 11-29-17

Maybe good for people who know Nothing at all about budgeting.

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

I really was thinking this book was a total waste... then she talked about the time management part and my ears perked up. It isn’t about time management, but it was a nice bonus to a book I wasn’t really getting anything out of.
I felt like there was no “aha” moments at all. And the 50 tips at the end were things I felt I already knew from either common knowledge or had heard from someone else already. Not my favorite book. Definitely not worth a credit.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Productivity Project

  • Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy
  • By: Chris Bailey
  • Narrated by: Chris Bailey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,958
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,941

Chris Bailey turned down lucrative job offers to pursue a lifelong dream - to spend a year performing a deep dive experiment into the pursuit of productivity, a subject he had been enamored with since he was a teenager. After obtaining his business degree, he created a blog to chronicle a year-long series of productivity experiments he conducted on himself, where he also continued his research and interviews with some of the world's foremost experts, from Charles Duhigg to David Allen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book on Personal Productivity

  • By Bob W.. on 02-26-16

Had high hopes.

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17


I before purchasing, I had read reviews that the narrator was really hard to listen to. At first, I was like no, he sounds totally fine and he has good substance in a book… But then around chapter 5, it seemed like he was gasping for air after every single sentence. Then I imagined him starting to blow up a balloon because it literally sounds like a balloon is filling up with a giant breath of air every time he breathes in. I was hoping that it was just one chapter and it would pass but then it lasted so long I couldn't even finish the book. Like I really wanted him to stop talking and breathe deeply and catch his breath so that he didn't have to gasp for air anymore.
Other than that I think I would've really enjoyed the book. His voice was great and presentable and a reviewer mentioned something about his jokes not being funny but I thought they were fine. Whatever. But I just couldn't do it anymore. 😕

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,194

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17

Great, but way too repetitive.

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

The first half of this book was really hard for me to get through. It was like the longest introduction EVER to get to the point. I don't know what chapter it was that finally started talking about how to implement the rule into your life but it felt like it took Forever.
I also felt like it was just the same thing, same story over and over and over and over and over...... just hammering it into my brain with repetition. And maybe that's what some people need?? But it felt relentless.
I think the major points of the book could easily take less than 2 hours total even including some of the success stories.
For me, the chapter on anxiety was cool, and the end chapter was good. The end sentence, my favorite and most powerful part of the entire book.

Would I recommend this book? No. I would say go watch an interview with her that's under a half an hour and you will get the same thing out of it.