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  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,916

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great hook, great narrator, little payoff

  • By AU Pete on 01-03-2018

Waste of time

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-2019

I guess the book fulfilled its intended purpose. After about 45mins, I realized that I don’t really give a f*ck what the author has to say so I deleted it and got on with my life.

  • The Industries of the Future

  • By: Alec Ross
  • Narrated by: Alec Ross
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what's next for the world, mapping out the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next 10 years - for businesses, governments, and the global community - and how we can navigate them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By James on 12-03-2016

Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-2016

Great book and narration by the author. A must listen for anyone with young children.

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  • Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

  • By: Nir Eyal
  • Narrated by: Dave Wright
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Why do some products capture our attention, while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us? This audiobook introduces listeners to the "Hook Model," a four steps process companies use to build customer habits. Through consecutive hook cycles, successful products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back repeatedly - without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging. Hooked is a guide to building products people can't put down.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful Narration

  • By James on 08-03-2016

Awful Narration

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-2016

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The narration on this book is just horrible and I can't even finish it. I read that the original version was bad too, but the current version is so dry and boring, it makes me want to cut my ears off. I even tried speeding it up to 1.25x but it does't help.

Would you ever listen to anything by Nir Eyal again?

Yes, I was put onto this book after hearing Nir give a lecture on this topic. He came a cross as a great speaker/lecturer, but this recording has destroyed any credibility the book might have.

Would you be willing to try another one of Dave Wright’s performances?

No. Never.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products?

Re-record it with someone who is experienced and enthusiastic on the topic.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful