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Goodnight Smartphone Audiobook

Goodnight Smartphone

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Publisher's Summary

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. Free until April 16, 2017.

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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    Davie Audiobooks 17/01/2017
    Davie Audiobooks 17/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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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.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    R. Johnston 19/01/2017
    R. Johnston 19/01/2017 Member Since 2017
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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.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    NamSci 08/02/2017
    NamSci 08/02/2017
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Haja Herijato 28/01/2017
    Haja Herijato 28/01/2017
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    "Cannot Download To Listen To!"
    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointed that I could not listen to it? Who can tell!


    Any additional comments?

    It was free, so why worry!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    FEAA 27/01/2017
    FEAA 27/01/2017
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    "Funny and free"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 22/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    harriet 18/09/2017
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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😴☺☺☺

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Fedir Makarchuk 22/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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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).


    Has FREE: Goodnight Smartphone put you off other books in this genre?

    Which genre was that, once again?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Griffstar CZECH REPUBLIC 05/03/2017
    Griffstar CZECH REPUBLIC 05/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "ZZZZZZZZ :D"

    An excellent updated version for adults too. So important to establish a wind down routine.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alice4000 Hampton, United Kingdom 16/02/2017
    Alice4000 Hampton, United Kingdom 16/02/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "love it!"

    Sweet little reminder of what we need to let go to get a good night sleep. Sleep is important!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Sara
    07/02/17
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    "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.

    21 of 29 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel
    23/11/17
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    "Amusing & Relevant Twist on a Classic Kid's Story"

    To me this book is a rather enjoyable modern twist on a classic and beloved bedtime story for me. Truthfully, the first time I listened to this Audible audiobook, I was not expecting to enjoy it at all. The original story has always been dear to my heart so I knew this remake could never be as good. Still I listened with an open mind and found a book that was relevant to listen to. The mentions of Melatonin, stresses of work, weight loss, and more are stuff that I've struggled with so it was nice hearing all this mentioned. My removal of a star was with Ms. Huffington's voice. Honestly I think it would have been better if she just did the introduction and someone else read the book. Some people greatly enjoyed her voice but I just thought it was tolerable. Since she did write the modern version I can she why she wanted to read it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ákos Radványi
    24/10/17
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    "Worth that 6 minutes"

    I liked how she listed her routine before going to sleep, and highlighted how important is to forget daily issues to be able to relax well. The poem was a bit odd but cute, and also reminded not to not worry about everything in the bed. I also heard the accent, first was a bit unusual for an audible production, but I did not mind it for this six minutes. I think it made the message come through better, as she shared her own point of view in her own way. (But I have to admit, I’m not sure for longer books I’d like to hear non-native speakers.)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • cristina
    Somerville, MA, United States
    18/02/17
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    "Seriously?"

    I know this was free from Audible, but I still had to download it and, even worse, I actually attempted to listen to it. ZERO stars if they were a possibility.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • phillip
    27/01/17
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    "not good"

    it's 6 minutes all most 3 of those minutes are the author droning on and on about the importance of sleep, before the story starts.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel
    24/01/17
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    "Not worth the 6 mins"
    Any additional comments?

    Just not worth the 6 mins. It seemed like half of it was just a Foreword. For me, Arianna Huffington was a bit too monotone. Even with the short length of the story I lost interest quickly. 6 mins is 6 mins so you can either just get through it or skip it.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • I like to shop
    19/01/17
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    "Even free it wasnt worth it,,,,"

    Totally not what I expected. I wish I could return it so I didnt have to have it in my library. So sorry to the author, I feel bad for her.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    17/01/17
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    "Kinda Weird"

    That was definitely not what I thought it was going to be. I'm not sure what I expected, but the parody felt off.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • lovelandmom
    17/01/17
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    "This is silliness"

    I think the author was going for clever, but it comes across as preachy and weird. So odd.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • AudioAddict
    Austin, Texas, USA
    26/02/17
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    "Short, free book, but not sure I really "get it""

    STORY - Apparently there's a children's poem/story called Goodnight Moon that I haven't heard. Maybe that's my problem. This book supposedly updates that story with references to situations and things in modern society that contribute to good sleep habits or the lack thereof. Without comparison to the original story, I was unable to find this book particularly clever or entertaining and, while it contains some brief references to things that can disrupt sleep, it hardly falls into the category of self-help or personal improvement. Bottom line, it was neither helpful nor entertaining for this listener.

    PERFORMANCE - The author performs her own work. She has an accent which I would call eastern European, but WTF do I know?? She did a good job.

    OVERALL - Obviously no sex, cursing or violence so this book is good for any listener interested in the subject. It's short and free.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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