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This book had some fairly good content, but the narrator was driving me crazy with the unnatural pauses in the sentences. It became robotic sounding. For example, if a sentence was something like, "When you are dealing with a break-up, it's helpful to get out and do the things you love.", then the sentence was read more like, "When you are dealing ...(pause)...with a break-up...(pause)..., it is helpful ... (pause) ... to get out and do the things you love." At times, I couldn't concentrate on the advice due to my irritation with the pauses. I urge you to listen to the sample audio. The narrator's voice is nice enough, but listen through the whole sample because you can hear the pausing at times. I don't know how the performance became so highly rated, as I could not connect with the style at all.
As for the content/advice, I thought it was good enough. It was largely your typical type of advice, "Don't contact your ex. Get out and do the things that you love." One piece of advice was not to consider the time that you were in the relationship as wasted time, but instead to consider it a "gift of experience." I can't say that I'm totally on board with that idea, but maybe I'm just not there yet mentally. I would agree with most of the rest of the advice.
I preferred "It's Called a Breakup because it's Broken" because it was more enjoyable (except for the frequent use of the calling the listener a "superfox" which gets old almost immediately and some of the stories that sounded very loony tunes). This audiobook is fine, but if you're hurting, I find that I'd rather listen to something more enjoyable or listen to a voice that I can relate to more.
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Would you listen to another book narrated by Steve Barnes?
The narrator was pleasant
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I chose this book because of the ratings and the length, less than two hours! Then, I found myself struggling to get through those measly two hours. The information is pretty superficial, almost too practical. This book can be good for someone just very recently getting over a breakup but if its been a while and you are looking for something deeper, this is not your book.
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