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Bit repetitive

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

Reviewed: 05-03-19

This book had too much anecdote in it for me, and not enough different points. I don’t really need as many different examples as the writer gives for each point he’s making. It started to get very repetitive after a while. I did finish the book, but towards the end I was playing it on double speed and skipping ahead every now and then. The bit I found really useful was about the different elements of recovery, but that can be summarised very quickly – recovery is made up of relaxation, control over your time and attention, mastery experiences e.g. playing an instrument, and mental detachment from work. I would have enjoyed more information about how to rest properly and deeply, and fewer examples of the amazing things other people achieved because they rested.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Brilliant but not enough of it

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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: 23-02-19

This is fantastic – very entertaining and easy to listen to. Please make more. A lot more.

Brilliant

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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: 12-09-18

I listened to this all the way through once and now I go back regularly to do the meditations from it that I’ve bookmarked. The ‘taking in the good’ meditations genuinely work for me, reducing the impact of upsetting memories. Also the sections on relaxation are really useful. It looks a bit woo-woo but it’s all backed up by science and is very well done.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Gripping story, superbly read

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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: 19-05-16

One of the best audiobook readers I've heard! And the story gripped me all the way through.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

Badly read

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-13

I haven't finished listening to this book yet and one of the reasons it's taking me a long time to get through is that it's read in a very monotonous tone, which makes the material feel more boring than it needs to.

But I also have problems with the content of the book, since the author spends so much time telling us to accumulate assets instead of liabilities, but doesn't really get down to the nuts and bolts of how to do that, which is frustrating.

19 of 23 people found this review helpful