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Oulu, Finland
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  • When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

  • By: Daniel H. Pink
  • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,872
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,863

Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, it's often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun. Enlightening. Fast Paced.

  • By W. Brooks on 01-11-18

Very light on content

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

Mostly a series of already familiar anecdotes on behavior with a few article length insightful chapters. Not worth the money.

23 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Everything Bad Is Good for You

  • By: Steven Johnson
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Mind Wide Open comes a groundbreaking assessment of popular culture as it's never been considered before: through the lens of intelligence. Forget everything you’ve ever read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • nice to hear "the rest of the story"

  • By stacey nelson on 03-17-18

Interesting, a little spread out

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

Interesting, fun and varied.
[Audible: I would rather use the guided review form, but if you then ask me to give three describing words, try first removing the minimum limit of 15 words, okay?]

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • World Made by Hand

  • The World Made by Hand Novels, Book 1
  • By: James Howard Kunstler
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 312

The electricity has flickered out. The automobile age is over. In Union Grove, a little town in upstate New York, the future is nothing like people thought it would be. Life is hard and close to the bone. Transportation is slow and dangerous, so food is grown locally at great expense of time and energy, and the outside world is largely unknown. There may be a president, and he may be in Minneapolis now, but people aren’t sure.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A kind of Amish post-apocalypse

  • By David on 06-27-13

Nice but short

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

Reviewed: 08-13-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, for a stark wake-up to our lifestyle's wekanesses and societal assumptions.

Would you be willing to try another book from James Howard Kunstler? Why or why not?

Yes, he has an intelligent but alternative view on things-

What about Jim Meskimen’s performance did you like?

Overall good, a little overdone on some characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.