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Kathleen A. Woodward

St. Louis, MO United States
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Good book - not great in audio format

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

Reviewed: 06-26-12

If you could sum up Find More Time: How to Get Things Done at Home, Organize Your Life, and Feel Great About It in three words, what would they be?

Good information but a quiz and lengthy list of suggested names of files to be set up in your filing system make this book better suited to experiencing in hard copy than in audio book format.

What aspect of Gabrielle Gold’s performance would you have changed?

The reader needs to slow down and calm down a bit. She raced through the material like an over-caffeinated cheer leader. Using the half-speed setting on my iPod didn't help because when I did that the audio took on a weird echo quality. The chiripy delivery interferred somewhat with my ability to identify with the organization challenges and solutions in the book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Despite my critical comments, I'm glad that I've "read" the book, although I wish I'd have gotten this one in hard copy. There are nuggets of helpful info in this book and they will probably be different for each reader, depending on the areas in which you want the most help with organizing your time, possessions and activities. The author delivers on providing practical ways to get organized.

Any additional comments?

A few of the systems suggested -- like doing a detailed analysis of why one item on your to do list always gets pushed to the next day (which analysis only leads to the conclusion that it's okay to let low priority items carry over to another day) -- are overkill.