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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

    Hey! I enjoy listening to all kinds of Audiobooks, but my favourite are Spiritual Novels!

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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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    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

    mfead

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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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    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.

    5 of 7 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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    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.<br/>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.

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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!

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    L N. 13/02/2017
    L N. 13/02/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "I could listen to her voice forever"

    really smart upgrade on the goodnight poem. Love Ariana's voice it's just a shame it's only 7 minutes long

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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.

    18 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • AkshayDel
    16/08/17
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    "Nice idea, little &quot;meh&quot; to listen to..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, but more likely as a book-book than an audio book.


    Was Goodnight Smartphone worth the listening time?

    Probably not. Might have gotten through it more easily as a read than a listen.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall I liked the idea, the need to disconnect from the constant influx of data and contact has effects on us, our stress levels, our state of mind and even physiological in ways that are often unseen and not realised. So with that in mind I very much appreciate the message of this book and the way Arianna puts it across.
    That said, I had the unfortunate reaction that while her voice is calm and easy enough, as a narrator her accent can be a little hard to deal with and somehow made me take what she was saying just a tad less seriously - and moments like talking about some of the ways she relaxes felt not exactly relateable to an average person, which is not her fault, being a successful person gives you means and such that someone else might not have but it would have helped to focus more on a way to make this more every-person friendly in that specific respect.
    Worth checking out as a way of looking at a concept that is more and more a big part of our lives that we almost cannot function and live without in this day and age but yeah, reading it might just be easier for others like me so maybe buy the printed version instead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dexter
    georgia
    04/08/17
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    "Good night!"

    Great story about getting rest without electronics! I love her accent and the story matches everything wing with our sleep problems in this digital age!

    0 of 0 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
  • Anya
    USA
    17/01/17
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    "What the hell is this??"

    Ok, two stars because it is free, but what is it? Some five minutes poem about switching off your phone at night?? (which I already do, but I never thought it worth a poem!). Maybe I'm missing the point...
    And the voice of the reader (which is also the author) is not so enjoyable to listen to either...

    2 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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