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Nick

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  • Your Brain at Work

  • Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long
  • By: David Rock
  • Narrated by: Bob Walter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,426
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,709

Meet Emily and Paul: The parents of two young children, Emily is the newly promoted VP of marketing at a large corporation while Paul works from home or from clients' offices as an independent IT consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans. Just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Insights into the Brain

  • By Tom Johnson on 11-28-12

TERRIBLE LISTEN

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-11

This book is a terrible listen. The narrator emphasises every 4-6 syllables for no reason. It is DIFF-icult to FOL-low a-LONG when the NAR-rator TALKS like THIS for the en-TI-re BOOK. If im-POR-tant THOU-ghts were EM-phasised, or if he RE-ad it like a NOR-mal PER-son, I think I would have en-JOY-ed it much MO-re.

Very, very unfortunate. I also feel like the analogy of the mind being a stage, and the audience members are the pieces of your memory, to be a bit of a stretch and difficult to follow.

I've listened to several other books from Audible and have enjoyed them very much - Getting Things Done, Making Things Stick, The Tipping Point - but this book was just such a difficult listen that I have had a hard time finishing it, let alone trying to extract any usable information from it.

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