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delightful

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Reviewed: 19-01-2021

What a lovely and uplifting book! The author has a delightful voice too. When I realised I only had 30 mins left I didn't want it to end - sign of a good book!

This book has been debunked

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 24-12-2020

If you Google "Matthew Walker debunked" you'll find the link where Alexey Guzey has fact checked just the first chapter and found that the claims are not evidence based. Specifically
*shorter sleep does not imply shorter life span
*sleeping less than 6 hours a night does not double your risk of cancer
*lack of sleep will not outright kill you
*the World Health Organization never declared a sleep loss epidemic
*two-thirds of adults in developed nations do not fail to obtain the recommended amount of sleep
Guzey provides citations and shows that Walker's citations are misleading or inaccurate.
Wish I never wasted my time reading this book, or stressing out about my sleep

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Fantastic pandemic listening

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 21-08-2020

Dorsey Armstrong delivers this fascinating content in a way that's engaging and fun (yes really!) to listen to. I learned loads of interesting things from this book and also feel a bit more hopeful about how society will come out from our current pandemic having listened and learned.

This book is a delight

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Reviewed: 28-07-2020

Definitely worth enjoying on audiobook rather than physical book so you can delight in Ross Gay's lovely voice.

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Interesting and engaging

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Reviewed: 19-07-2020

Engaging to listen to, useful concepts and lots of good jump off points for going and doing further learning on interesting topics

narrator speaks painfully slowly

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-2019

the only way I was able to get through this was by listening to it on 1.5x speed as the narrator speaks excruciatingly slowly and enunciates as if she's explaining the book to a 3 year old.

The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson cover art

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-09-2017

Eye opening, funny, sad, touching, multi-layered, very human and told gently and with empathy... well worth a listen.

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Wow... what a brilliantly written book. Blown away

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 27-06-2017

Of course the narration is glorious, but Magda Szubanski has weaved her family story so wonderfully with her poetic use of language and ability to find humanity in the darkest places.

Funny, engaging, great story!

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Reviewed: 28-01-2017

Loved this as a kid and pleased to say I still love it just as much as an adult! So easy to listen to and enjoy. Smart writing and fantastic delivery by the narrator.

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-01-2017

The author is warm and engaging throughout - it feels like hearing stories from a good friend. (And his voice is lovely!) Often funny, sometimes sad, sometimes thought-provoking but always with a certain endearing charm. Just a delight to listen to and a great storyteller.