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  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,920
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,683

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I both love and hate this life changing book

  • By Rebecca on 02-22-15

All about her, over and over

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

Reviewed: 10-18-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I don't understand those who rate it highly. Having listened to half of the book and heard repetition of a couple of basic organizing principles sprinkled in her life story with "tidying," I couldn't listen further.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I will listen to something more substantive or more entertaining. This was a real waste of time.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator tried to bring it alive, but the book wasn't worth her efforts.

What character would you cut from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up?

The author. Had it been a much shorter work without the endless stories from her life and her self discovery, it might have been worth 20 minutes, but I never got to meat of the work, so perhaps that is not true.

Any additional comments?

Of the dozens of books I have purchased from audible.com, I have only returned one book, until now. This is not worth a credit.

  • Map of Bones

  • A Sigma Force Novel, Book 2
  • By: James Rollins
  • Narrated by: John Meagher
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467

During a crowded service at a cathedral in Germany, armed intruders in monks' robes unleash a nightmare of blood and destruction. But the killers have not come for gold; they seek a more valuable prize: the bones of the Magi who once paid homage to a newborn savior...a treasure that could reshape the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Sigma Force phenomenon

  • By Dawitski on 02-26-10

The reader makes a difference

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-10

With all audiobooks, the reader can make it or break it. An expectation of a reader is that he/she does enough homework to be able to pronounce words correctly. This one hasn't done that. It isn't an error that will cause me never to listen again, but it takes attention from the story and puts it on the reader. The book is pretty good. A different reader would have brought it to life more, I think.

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