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Goodnight Smartphone

Narrated by: Arianna Huffington
Length: 6 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (155 ratings)
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Exclusively written for Audible, available only in audio

Sleep is central to every part of our lives, and a good night's sleep begins by putting aside the day's worries. But in today's technology-saturated world, saying goodnight to the day is harder than ever. Allow author Arianna Huffington (Thrive, The Sleep Revolution) to guide you to a peaceful night's slumber as she performs Goodnight Smartphone: a classic tale reborn for the modern age, when the hardest thing to say goodnight to is not the moon but our phones, our email, our social media, our always-on digital selves. 

During a visit to Audible to speak about the benefits of sleep, Arianna joked about what a wonderful book Goodnight Moon is and how other childhood classics help transition kids from daytime to sleep time. She posited why there weren't such books for adults. "Goodnight cares of the day, goodnight worries about tomorrow, goodnight laptop!" she exclaimed. Soon after, Goodnight Smartphone was born. Listen as Arianna borrows from the traditions of children's bedtime stories to create this modern age adaptation for adults, and learn more about her daily sleep regimen in her introduction. Exclusively written for Audible, available only in audio.

Inspired by children's bedtime classics, this audiobook is a playful and relaxing guide to help you transition from the worries of a stressful day to a good night's sleep, and you can hear it only on Audible. 

©2016 Arianna Huffington (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Strange

Narration was really bad but I can see what they were going for with this book. It's free so you can't complain too much, and it might make you tired at night. It's a short poem so it's easy to re-listen. Just don't expect too much.

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this is really weird. I didn't get it at all.

I don't want to list all the horrible and stressful things in my life just before I go to sleep thanks! even if it is to say goodnight to them.

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Thought-provoking and apt!

Listened to this when I couldn't get to sleep.. Made me think about the constant stresses we are attached to from our daytime and how devices don't let us switch off at the end of the day. Well narrated.

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Funny and free

I love the original book. This was a great adult reminder for me. Thanks audible :)

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I really don't get it

it's bizarre. Thank goodness it was free otherwise I would have been asking for a refund.
It is 90% talk about the author and the issues that we face in the modern world as we try and sleep, and then a tiny section on goodnight and that's it.
Weird.

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Reminder

A very good reminder about our live... and sleep. Sleep well and healthy. Good job Arianna.

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  • 23-05-18

Avoid at all costs

Pathetic waste of time. Avoid at all costs. Do not listen to this. Terrible audiobook.

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THIS IS A SUPER GOOD STRESS-RELIEF AUDIOBOOK

THIS AUDIOBOOK SHOULD HAVE 5 STARS IF YOUR A PERSON THAT DOSNT LIKE THIS YOU SHOULD😴☺☺☺

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What is the point of this?

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

I expected a sort of lecture about the effects on health of sleep disfunction.
Instead I have received a weird good-night story for listeners of undefined age (its neither for children, nor for adults - its just weird).

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  • Rachel R. Rodriguez
  • 27-01-18

Ugh... the Intro...

they really should have the option to skip over the intro. Doesn't really make for a good night time story when you have to hear the politicized agenda.

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  • Stalones
  • 28-04-20

A commercial for her book.

A little funny, a pinch of advice, but mostly a shameless commercial. some more words so I can post

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  • Darling Nikki
  • 14-04-20

I don't like it.

this one is a hard pass for me. I didn't like the narrator or the store.. It is not what I expected.

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  • Amazon customer
  • 24-05-18

Don’t waste your time

Arianna Huffington has written something, but what it is remains unclear. She claims it is an ”update” of the classic story, Goodnight Moon, but it lacks all the charm of that book. It is not funny or satirical, but simply a waste of time. While only 6 minutes long, this audiobook is not worth 6 seconds of your time.

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  • Empathy
  • 26-04-20

Not a Meditation!!!!

This talks about her book (free plug) in the introduction. It should just jump straight into the meditation.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-04-20

I like it.

We can postpone everything for a good night sleep which is very important. Thank you Arianna.

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  • Roopesh Sheth
  • 25-07-18

Too preachy

Meh, good night iPad is way better. This just comes off as preachy and self-righteous.

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  • E. Krentz-Wee
  • 24-04-20

Listen for the retelling

I'm a grandparent now who still seems to know "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown my heart.
The introduction here is fine to hear once, but then bookmark the beginning of the actual story. Goodnight Smartphoneis worth listening to again when I am having trouble falling to sleep.

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  • Derrik G.
  • 17-12-17

This was just painful

When I saw that someone had decided to revisit Goodnight Moon, I figured it was worth a look. This whole digital "board book" is painful and certainly not a book that I would share with the children in my life. It seems oddly preachy for what I would have assumed was a book intended for children. Seriously, even as a FREE book this is a waste of your time. This awkward stream of consciousness seems more like someone is projecting their own stresses onto paper. I almost regret the fact that it is in my Audible library now because I know I will never listen to it again.

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  • Sara
  • 07-02-17

Quick Ideas About Sleep

A short overview of some of the ideas presented in Huffington's recent book The Sleep Revolution with a twist of using the children's book GoodNight Moon as the format. I didn't think it was as awful as some reviews here on Audible made it seem. In fact, it was only 6 minutes long, offered a variety of helpful ideas about getting more sleep and it was free. You can't beat that for a deal. Glad I listened.

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