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Extremely Helpful, Likeable, Down to Earth

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

Reviewed: 29-06-2017

If you could sum up The Art of Extraordinary Confidence in three words, what would they be?

Helpful, Likeable, Realistic

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Art of Extraordinary Confidence?

Whenever the author dispels other "Self Help" BS, and is just realistic. e.g. Other self-help says, "Just perceive the situation in a different way, just perceive/think the problems away" but he says We're not robots... it probably is really scary... embrace the awkward, painful, accept it. etc. I like how one of his approaches to confidence comes from recognising one's humanity, and everyone else's humanity.

Which character – as performed by Dr. Aziz Gazipura – was your favourite?

He jokes around a bit. He's just being himself, and confidently amuses himself. Good example.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

He's really likeable guy. His voice sounds soothing, comfortable, natural. Pleasant to listen to; Unlike those other weird, stilted readings that sound really fake. Great content. Humorous, not dry and dull to listen to. Even though he's a psychologist, he doesn't have to go into all the technical brain science which I'm tired of hearing from other self help books (almost all of them somehow end up talking about the Amygdala, Pre-Frontal Cortex, the Kids in the Cookie/Marsh-Mellow Test) He's practical. Even though he's a psychologist that helps people to understand their problems, he knows that understanding the problem alone doesn't help your improve. Unlike other motivational books writers whose approach is just pumping you up with positivity, Aziz's approach is more enduring and practical and real.

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Amazing content that's poorly written

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

Reviewed: 12-01-2017

Where does No-Drama Discipline rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top in usefulness. It has shaped my paradigm in raising my children.

Who was your favorite character and why?

If this means which reader, than Tina? Her voice brings more warmth. Daniel was warm too, but his read parts felt less repetitive (they were both quite repetitive, due to the writing/script)

Which character – as performed by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson – was your favourite?

These questions do not apply to this type of book because it's not fiction.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

These questions do not apply to this type of book because it's not fiction.

Any additional comments?

Don't get me wrong... the contents of this book has changed me life and way of parenting... BUT... the writing isn't very succinct. It annoyingly waffled and kept repeating itself like nagging. It felt like they assumed that I would forget everything they had said and need to tell me again in a different context. Which makes me wonder if they're adding something new or just repeating it in context. I suppose the positive aspect of this is that I remember most of their main points now.

Great content, awkward delivery

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

Reviewed: 12-01-2017

Where does The Now Habit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks high in content, but low in delivery. Because it offer something more useful and practical than what most people write about procrastination.

What other book might you compare The Now Habit to, and why?

It's a combination of "Power of Habit" and "Procrastination by Jame & Lenora, because it's mindful about neuroscience and how the brain works, and it's content is quite compelling, and useful.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Neil Fiore?

No. He speaks a bit like Christopher Walken.
He stops and.... pauses at.... awkward places, as if it's... his first... try in reading the.... script.
The only thing that made me keep going was the content.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

- Alternative and useful ways to beat procrastination.
- Beating procrastination without being nagged to "just do it"

Any additional comments?

Love the content. Hate the reader.

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