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The Little Book of Hygge

The Danish Way to Live Well
Narrated by: Meik Wiking
Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (341 ratings)
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Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of The Little Book of Hygge, written and read by Meik Wiking.

Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge.

'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. My personal favourite is cocoa by candlelight....'

You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right.

Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life. In this beautiful, inspiring audiobook, he will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress.

Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. He is committed to finding out what makes people happy and has concluded that hygge is the magic ingredient that makes Danes the happiest people in the world.

©2016 Meik Wiking (P)2016 Penguin AudioBooks

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Fantastic!!

This is a fabulous book on happiness and how to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Absolutely fantastic! At first the reader is a bit wooden but dont let that put you off. You get used to the voice, but the book itself has made me happier than I have been in ages. Get into it!

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Enjoyable short listen

An enjoyable quaint easy listen to prompt simple and modest practices in our ongoing quest for living well. Great points to note and practice particularly as we enter the Autumn/Winter season in the UK I shall be making everything Hygge!

A nice insight into Danish culture and lifestyle making me want to take a trip to stock up on candles, blankets, some good quality hot drinks and inviting my loved ones round.

Will listen again for inspiration as I implement the authors suggestions :)

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Puts things onto perspective

A nice little reminder to enjoy the moments we have in life a bit more and to get cosy in all we do. Very short and easy to listen to.

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  • edel
  • Ireland
  • 20-09-16

Blissful!

What made the experience of listening to The Little Book of Hygge the most enjoyable?

The narrator , it was clear how much he really loved the way of life that he talks about .

What other book might you compare The Little Book of Hygge to, and why?

There is no other book to compare to this book. Wonderfully unique!

What about Meik Wiking’s performance did you like?

Everything. He was a joy to listen to and I hope to hear more op from him in the future

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

It made me happy

Any additional comments?

This is the perfect book to read while drinking a hot drink, while wrapped in a blanket on a cold night . A gorgeous book !

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Beautifully written book

I didn't have any expectations of this book as it was recommended from a friend and I didn't understand the concept of Hygge. However after listening to this on a lazy cold Sunday afternoon next to a roaring fire I really enjoyed the ideas, with lots of inspiration on how to make life warmer, more engaged and happy. Left a lovely fuzzy feeling. Enjoy!!

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what I always new, but had not putt words to

I new I loved fires, now I know why.
candles, nature, friends, soft light.
the mountains, skiing, cooking
slow living

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loved it

What a great book. I loved everything about it, even the sound of the narrators voice added to the pleasure.

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9999999 I feel all Hygge

I can't recommend listening to this enough. Sure, reading it is ok but Meik's accent brings the Hygge to life.

I'm off for a hot chocolate

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Delightful little book about happiness.

If you could sum up The Little Book of Hygge in three words, what would they be?

Insightful, inspirational, comforting

Who was your favorite character and why?

Doesn't apply

Which scene did you most enjoy?

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

Insightful book about what makes Danes happy and what we should aspire to do more in our daily life to achieve that happiness. The author is not preachy and merely narrates the Danish way of life with useful advice and self-deprecating humor.

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Informative & Comforting

Really great listen! Enjoyed learning about hygge & seeing how I could bring more hygge (happiness, being present, connection, comfort etc) into my everyday.

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  • christine lam
  • 12-05-18

A great introduction to the Hygge lifestyle

After hearing so much about this book, I have always wanted to read it, but I also know that books like these (lifestyle) will take me forever to finish it. So an audio book is a great alternative to get the information you want and finishing it in an efficient manner.

Meilk Wiking's narration is clear with a very soothing voice. There are not that many chapters so you can go through it quite quickly. I have already listened to this book twice and will listen to it again soon.

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  • Hani
  • 10-01-17

Fantastic Book

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I absolutely loved this book, everything about it is heart warming and certainly recommend it to everyone