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Grétar Hannesson

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  • F*ck Feelings

  • One Shrink's Practical Advice for Managing All Life's Impossible Problems
  • By: Michael Bennett MD, Sarah Bennett
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 451
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 398
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 396

Other self-help books claim to reveal the path to happiness, but F*ck Feelings warns that convincing yourself that there is such a path will actually lead you to feel like a true failure. What the Bennetts can promise you is that you can manage any situation life throws at you if you can keep your sense of humor, bend your wishes to fit reality, restrain your feelings, manage bad behavior, and do what you think is right.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful, But Not Meant For Audio

  • By Trevor on 11-27-15

A string of blog posts don't make for a good book

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

Reviewed: 07-28-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would write it as a book. It typifies the problems with established bloggers writing books. They tend to be very weak at overall structure and flow, having an attention span that's limited to 2000 words. When I'm listening to an audiobook, I don't want to hear mostly unrelated, though often overlapping chapters with the same detailed sections and structures repeated dozens of times over. I have no high-level overview of the material and at any given point I have no idea where the book is going.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Get better recording equipment and an voice actor that doesn't sound like he's reading a script

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • The Fish That Ate the Whale

  • The Life and Times of America's Banana King
  • By: Rich Cohen
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 834

When Samuel Zemurray arrived in America in 1891, he was tall, gangly, and penniless. When he died in the grandest house in New Orleans 69 years later, he was among the richest, most powerful men in the world. In between, he worked as a fruit peddler, banana hauler, dockside hustler, and plantation owner. He battled and conquered the United Fruit Company, becoming a symbol of the best and worst of the United States: proof America is the land of opportunity, but also a classic example of the corporate pirate who treats foreign nations as the backdrop for his adventures.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing.

  • By tobymugg on 12-22-18

Great stories, but too long and drawn out

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

Reviewed: 03-05-15

With its many tangents, many lasting for whole chapters, the storytelling is drawn out and often somewhat confusing. Half the time I was hoping they'd hey back to the point. The storytelling was great when they did, however

0 of 1 people found this review helpful