A Beautiful Constraint
- How to Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages, and Why It's Everyone's Business
- Narrated by: Mark Barden
- Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-28-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
Regular price: $19.95
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By Oliver Nielsen on 09-13-15
Good content – too many cases + poor narration
The content – the ideas themselves, and the framework – is very interesting. Sadly, the message is buried in far too many case stories and anecdotes. They're examples, yes, but I wish I could press a "skip this anecdote"-button, to FFWD to the next useful piece of information.
Additionally, the author reads to softly. I like his voice, but when he speaks every other sentence at a lower volume, the compressor/limiter/gate/expander (voice processing) kicks in too hard, making the problem even worse, than if no processing had been used. It's as if the audio engineer asked him to do a sound test, and the author narrated that test loud and clear, the audio guy then called it a day, went home, leaving the author narrating all evening and night, with the result that the author drifts into low volume/level sentences, etc.
Bottom line: it made it impossible to hear the words clearly when out and about, in traffic and such.
All in all, I'd recommend you get the print copy, as it's also a very beautifully laid-out book, graphically speaking. And then you can skip the anecdotes:)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Strada on 10-07-16
Good book Bad recording
Concepts, ideas and solutions are great. very inspiring. the muddled recording with the readers almost whispering reading makes it very hard to keep focused on the book. Still worth it !
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By RStreet on 07-05-18
An inspiring & enlightening book.
This book is one of my favourite 'business/self help' books I have read. It is inspiring and enlightening and the analysis of the various thoughts expanded throughout the book is very engaging and easy to follow. Can if thinking is my new mantra!
When I saw it available on audible I thought I'd give it a listen to refresh my memory of the book after having read it a couple of years ago.
Unfortunately, the narration & recording are challenging. The volume and pace of narration changes often and I found myself having to skip back to re-listen to sections again. The narrator (who is also a co-author) is often talking very loud, to then slip into a whisper. I can see this putting people off, but it is a great book nonetheless.
I would recommend reading it rather than the audible download.
By Olivier on 03-24-18
Great book, poor recording
The recording is poor and the various models should be included with the audiobook, I couldn’t easily find them online