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  • The Art of Asking

  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
  • By: Amanda Palmer, Brené Brown (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Amanda Palmer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,624

In The Art of Asking, Palmer expands upon her popular TED talk to reveal how ordinary people, those of us without thousands of Twitter followers and adoring fans, can use her principles in our own lives to "let people help".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reading it in your own voice would be missing out

  • By Tzachi on 10-16-15

Wish I could hear this story!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend this book, but not this audiobook version, as it is TOO quiet to hear without turning up the volume VERY high.

What did you like best about this story?

I really appreciate Amanda's accounting of her journey and the tensions she was pushing against, both in her own thinking and the thinking of others.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • I Am Malala

  • How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
  • By: Malala Yousafzai
  • Narrated by: Archie Panjabi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,912
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,892

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much more than expected...

  • By Jan on 10-10-13

Compelling story

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

Reviewed: 07-31-15

What did you love best about I Am Malala?

The story captures the best parts of education as development. Malala's story is now known world-wide, as she has been both positioned and positions herself as an advocate and crusader for expanding educational opportunities. I wish she would have shared more about what educational customs exist that are less formal in her community.

What did you like best about this story?

Her self awareness about her political role was refreshing.

Any additional comments?

What this story does not do is provide a critical view of how western education has changed the area and the customs, etc.