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Negative Nancy

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A wordy definition of "questionable cause"

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2 out of 5 stars
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Évalué le: 2018-10-12

While I really liked the core concepts outlined in this book, I absolutely hated the way they were delivered. As other reviewers pointed out, this book is so painfully repetitive, that it's name starts to feel ironic after a while. In fact, you can probably just skip to Chapter 20 and still get all the main points, without having to listen to hours of unnecessary name-dropping and logical fallacies. The author tries to pigeonhole so many famous success stories into his obsession with making the term "essentialist" happen, that this book should be featured on the Wikipedia entry for "questionable cause". Do less but better, and go listen to a Mark Manson book instead.

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The honest truth

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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-09-29

First of all, fantastic performance by the voice actor. The tone, the inflections, the varying accents, simply superb. The book itself also does not disappoint - all the points being made are valid, informative and observant. My only gripe is with occasionally disconnected conclusions bordering on the survivorship bias (X happened to this one guy, therefore Y must be true), but it doesn't really detract from the point being made. I also found the last chapter to not be as motivational as, I think, the author had intended it to be. But overall, this is a fantastic book. I only wish that it didn't have that many cuss words in it, because I know a couple teenagers that would really benefit from reading this.

Eye opening, but a bit repetitive

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Évalué le: 2018-09-15

This book has been eye-opening. I've found myself suddenly realizing the ways in which I've been subtly manipulated by realtors, car salesmen or coworkers. Who would have thought that being asked to do someone a small favor, manipulates you into doing more and bigger favors for the requester? So much for "tit for tat"! This is definitely material worth reading and reviewing periodically, to help avoid being taken advantage of.

However, as some previous reviewers pointed out, this book is a bit drawn out and wordy. It feels like the author was told that if he gets past a certain word count, he would get paid more. Every single chapter just drones on and on with countless examples, so much so that you start to zone out and actually forget what the actual technique is being described, or point being made. I've found myself taking long breaks from it, and listening to other books before coming back. If there is one book that I will probably just end up finding a summary of, instead of re-reading(listening) to again, this one is it. Too much filler. #Audible1

Page de couverture de How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
  • How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
  • Kind of the Story of My Life
  • Auteur(s): Scott Adams
  • Narrateur(s): Patrick Lawlor

Good tips for hacking the brain

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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-01-19

Engaging and informative, but can be somewhat contradictory at times. Author seems to be a big fan of using repetition to make the point stick. Also contains a moderate amount of self-promotion by the author - other books he has written, other companies he is launching, etc. As expected, plenty of humor is peppered throughout the book, making it easier to stay engaged. All in all it did make want to try a couple brain-hacking tips shared by the author, so to that extent I consider this audiobook a success.

Best voice acting I'd ever heard

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Évalué le: 2017-12-28

This voice actor is simply superb. I would listen to other audiobooks, no matter the subject, as long as they were voiced by this guy.

The story itself is fairly interesting and pretty unique. It was a bit hard to follow the constantly changing narrators, and it does end rather abruptly - clearly a bait to continue reading the series. But other than that, an enjoyable and somewhat educational "read". I will have to check out the next book in the series for sure.

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