• The Organized Mind

  • Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
  • By: Daniel Levitin
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 07-02-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • 4.2 (32 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary


Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin, read by Luke Daniels.
Modern society is in a state of information overload. Neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin investigates how and why our brains are struggling to keep up with the demands of the digital age.
Why is email so addictive? Is multitasking really possible? And what do successful people keep in their junk drawers?
The Organized Mind debunks myth and presents one simple idea - storing information in the physical world instead of the mind - to revolutionize 21st-century living.
In a world where information is power, The Organized Mind holds the key to harnessing that information and making it work for you.
©2015 Daniel Levitin (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited
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By BRENDA N. on 01-23-16

A book to read - not to listen to

Would you try another book from Daniel Levitin and/or Luke Daniels?

No

Would you recommend The Organized Mind to your friends? Why or why not?

I might suggest they dip into it for 'headlines' but not as a cover to cover read. Would I like to sit next to a person at dinner with this kind of 'organised mind? No thank you!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Terrible reading really impacted my enjoyment (?) of the book. Rushed and with no natural spacing or helpful intonation. And also, you end up having to read out full url links and table contents. This simply does not work

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.

Any additional comments?

When a book does have some useful data, having it on audio is really annoying as it is so much more difficult to go back and revisit or reference.

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By jrhrdk on 02-19-17

Great and relevant

A necessary subject these days! The narrator reads it as good as the author would! I intend to buy the book on paper, also!

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By Jeff on 03-15-16

Way too long to provide usefulness

Sadly I couldn't wait to finish this book so I could move onto so thing with more precision & beneficial to my busy life.
Yes there were a few great nuggets to learn but most was common sense for me. Why spend an absolute age going on about different categories
No where near as good as 'the one thing' or essentialism
Just not for me & am sure I can find much more beneficial books consuming less time.

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By DR on 02-17-16

Unnecessarily Long - Information overload

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

While this book has some interesting points it definitely doesn't keep your mind organised while listening to it. Some examples where explained in such excruciatingly detail that you aren't sure what kind of audience this book was aimed at.
I believe there is a part where for no less than 30 minutes you have to listen to how a filing cabinet could be organised. Followed by the narrator reading out twice a random set of 64 letters, just to explain how bits work.
Instead of 16 hours of information overload, it could have been 6 hours of straight forward talking.

Would you recommend The Organized Mind to your friends? Why or why not?

This might work as a book, but definitely not as an audiobook.

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15 of 16 people found this review helpful

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By Sam on 05-21-17

Very interesting!

The book started very high-level, as most of these types of books do..I was afraid it wouldn't get deeper. It did, but on some very strange (and extremely interesting) tangents. Overall I really enjoyed it, despite it not quite being what I'd expected or hoped, given the title.

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By greg barr on 02-15-16

amazing the best book on organization out there.

really loved this.audible book. ties in with david aliens getting things done. read it and get organized.

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