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  • Unf--k Your Habitat

  • You're Better Than Your Mess
  • By: Rachel Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 146

Finally, a housekeeping and organizational system developed for those of us who'd describe our current living situation as a "f--king mess" that we "really need to get around to fixing one day". Unf--k Your Habitat is for anyone who has been left behind by traditional aspirational systems - the ones that ignore single people with full-time jobs, people without kids but living with roommates, and people with mental illnesses or physical limitations. Most organizational books are aimed at stay-at-home moms and people who seem to have unimaginable amounts of free time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It Works

  • By Jimmie Hammel on 08-18-17

Why did they pick this horrible narrator

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-18

I would re-buy this book if they picked a more natural narrator. She sounds like amazon Alexa. It is awful. Distracts from the whole purpose of the book. I downloaded this book on Audible because I loved the website and the app, and I wanted to listen to it while I cleaned. I got so angry with the crappy tone of the narrator that I stopped to write this review early. Whoever was in charge of picking the narrator should have it re-done by someone who can actually swear and sound natural doing it. I am dreading listening to the rest of this book and I was REALLY looking forward to hearing it. My advice is to buy the paper copy or kindle version.

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  • The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

  • How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter
  • By: Margareta Magnusson
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 324

In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, meaning "death" and städning meaning "cleaning." This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner rather than later, before others have to do it for you. In The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs listeners to embrace minimalism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Home like story, very vivid. I found it practical

  • By Natalie on 01-05-18

Good concept- a little slow.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-18

I listened to this on audible as a 35 year old Mom of three children. I typically enjoy self-improvement books and have been trying to stay motivated by listening to anything on decluttering/ minimalism/organizing etc.
I must not have understood what this book is really about because it is really about end-of-life cleaning and getting rid of things so your loved ones don’t have to.
THe book is read by an older, English woman, so it is a very slow moving book. She claims to have had to do several ”death cleanings” already in her life after loved ones have died, and she wants to make sure our loved ones/children/spouses aren’t left with that burden after passing away.
The concept is good- if you’ve never thought about it- there are some good tips in there. Especially about what you may not want someone to find- get rid of those things now!
She goes into detail about all the possible things that people will have to deal with after your gone and how you can get rid of them or prepare them for easily clean up after you’re gone.
If I had known what this book was really about, I would not have purchased it.
However, it is a good book for someone interested in this subject.

  • Scrappy Little Nobody

  • By: Anna Kendrick
  • Narrated by: Anna Kendrick
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,230
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,061

Anna Kendrick's autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle-class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood's most popular actresses today. Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick's essays offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she's experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anna Kendrick: Scrappy Little... Revelation

  • By Andrew on 01-17-17

Give it a go!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

Anna Kendrick vividly remembers real thoughts and feelings she had throughout her life. Funny ways she remembers thinking about her childhood, specific stories, adolescence, Young adulthood- if anything, this book makes you feel like you are are not alone as you have probably most definitely felt many of the same things Anna describes in this book. But make no mistake- she is funny and fierce and unapologetic throughout. I recommend this book to everyone!

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,967
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,411

At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice! A guide on how to change

  • By Mehra on 04-22-12

I learned SO MUCH!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-17

Each chapter was filled with new information and I looked forward to hearing more each day. I learned not only how to change my own habits, but how habits are SO powerful and WHY. I recommend listening to this book all the way to the end, including the appendix. I have personally become EMPOWERED after listening to this book. In fact, I don't think I can be swayed to spend so much at Target anymore! ( listen to the chapter on how Target does their marketing research and you will know why !) I would recommend this book to anyone who doesn't understand why they can't stay on a diet, stick to an exercise plan, quit smoking, stop overspending, or even someone who is trying to understand how to improve their life at all! It's a great book! Such a wealth and variety of information covered!