• Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown

  • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
  • By: Instaread
  • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
  • Length: 33 mins
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars (127 ratings)

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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown

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Publisher's summary

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less is a self-help book by Greg McKeown. The book outlines a minimalist approach to tasks and obligations by focusing on truly important goals and learning to turn down opportunities that do not directly contribute to meeting those goals. The modern fixation on multitasking and having it all has paradoxically resulted in accomplished, motivated people doing many relatively unimportant things poorly while neglecting their true goals because they are afraid of refusing any request....

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Misleading title

I bought this audio book thinking it is the original book. Title is misleading and don't have enough to content. Dissapointed

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Hard to stay focused with the narrator

I really did not like the narrator to this short synopsis of the real essentialism book.
1) I thought I purchased the real essentialism book THIS IS NOT IT
2) the narrators voice is robotic and so hard to stay focused with. I gave up listening to this within the first few chapters. I do not recommend.

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Boring and lightweight

Not worth the listen to. I suggest buy the actual book if you are interested and study at a leisurely pace. Even though, I found this book tedious and not very interesting.

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Essentialism The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

This sucks! It only gives the over view which takes like 60 seconds but there is shoot to be 33 min of content!!! What a freaking ripoff!!! I am very upset about this. And I am forced to give a Star rating in order to submit my review otherwise it would get ZERO stars!

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Misleading, not the full book

Synopsis, not the real book, buyer beware. Going to ask Amazon for my credit back

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Disappointed

Bought this thinking it was the full book, just 30 minutes. Very disappointed with limited content.

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Misleading

Agree with others— this title was misleading. I didn’t catch this was an analysis and not the entire book. I’m bummed I wasted a credit!

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Misled

I thought I was purchasing the entire book not the CliffsNotes version. I’m so upset I wasted a credit.

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Misleading title led to a short extract of the book

Thought on choosing and listening the book and ended with this 30’ extract due to misleading title and Audible search engine drops.

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A total waste of my money and time

I thought this was the actual book. What a waste of my money. 10 mi it’s in I was done. The reader spoke so fast it was essentially meta.

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