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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
    The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
    
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        Marie Kondo
    
    


    
    
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        Emily Woo Zeller
    
    


    
    Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    1,530 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • 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 out of 5 stars 1,530
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,334
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,313

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The premise is the gift

  • By Amir Ebrahimi on 01-28-17

Good topic but worst narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

The main ideas are appealing but a bit tedious. The major problem is the narrator. Her voice is plain and has no emotion at all. It's so bad that although I'm interested in the topic I suffer every time I listen to her voice.
Therefore I followed one advice in the book: since it's not bringing me joy at all, I discarded it without finishing it. Now I have one less audio book in my collection and I feel happier.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Bach and the High Baroque

  • By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Professor Robert Greenberg Ph.D. University of California Berkeley
  • Length: 25 hrs and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 458

Though unappreciated in his own time, Johann Sebastian Bach has ascended to Olympian heights, the verdict of contemporary audiences long since overruled by succeeding generations of music lovers. But what makes his music great? In this series of 32 lectures, a working composer and musicologist brings his exceptional teaching skills to the task of helping you hear the extraordinary sweep of Bach's music. You'll understand the compositional language that enabled him to compose such extravagant, unbridled music while still maintaining precise control of every aspect - beat, melody, melodic repetition, interaction, and harmony.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bach Treasure Box Opened by a True Enthusiast

  • By Dickens Groupie on 09-07-13

I enjoyed both the lecture and music

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

Reviewed: 10-03-16

The professor is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about music and Bach. I'd recommend anyone who's interested in classical music to go through this lecture to learn about the high Baroque music and Bach's techniques in composition.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful