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Dr. Fiore warms to the task of being a narrator. During the first half of the book he seems to be learning how to narrate, but towards the end of the book his narration picks up speed and he modulates his points well. Amazon reviews show people buying several books on procrastination and saying this is the only one that helps. Be sure to download the extra material - a pdf file and print it out.
58 of 63 people found this review helpful
I found this book to be inspiring and life changing. I too initially found the narration to be slightly slow and awkward but that worked itself out and/or the content was so terrific I was no longer distracted by it.
I've listened to the good doctor's book twice and have already put a lot of his advice into practice and it has made a huge difference. Things that had been on my to do list for MONTHS have already been completed and with this positive momentum I'm actually looking forward to tackling other previously daunting tasks.
Without a doubt, this is the BEST time management book I've ever purchased.
27 of 29 people found this review helpful
This was my first audiobook, and i was unsure if I could adjust to listening rather than reading a book. However, the Now Habit struck a cord with me so many times that I found it easy to concentrate. The advice is so much better than other books I've read related to procrastination. I've found it easy to put the techniques learned into practice and I'm starting to reap the rewards. I'd recommend this book to anyone who ever puts things off and then suffers with the guilt of doing so.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
I'm a terrible sceptic and have tried just about everything, including multiple courses, to deal with my procrastination. For some people it is a minor irritation, but for me it has blighted my life. I am a bright person who should have done much better in my life, and now I understand why.
My degree is in counselling, but this guy has a level of insight into procrastination and the very emotional and psychological reasons for it that I totally lacked. He has done a lot of research on it and, I believe, has made a discovery. I think he really has found the crux of what causes procrastination for people like me, and it is not (for the most part) anything to do with time management or schedules.
I will not spoil the book by giving away what he found, except to say that it was about two or three chapters in that I had the realisation of my life. For the first time in years I have genuine hope that I can get beyond this handicap I have carried around with me all my life. It is a relief to finally know what causes it and I can never "un-know" this knowledge.
The author narrates his own book, and although he isn't the best narrator out there, you get the benefit of feeling his passion for the subject and he injects real meaning to something he obviously feels strongly about. He strikes me as a really kind and understanding person and, with my counselling head on, this is just what you need from someone who is helping you with a problem that can be as personal and difficult to face as procrastination.
So, thank you very much Neil!
20 of 21 people found this review helpful
Engaging to listen to, only criticism is that the recording isn't the greatest quality, a but too twangy and treblely.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Where does The Now Habit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It ranks high in content, but low in delivery. Because it offer something more useful and practical than what most people write about procrastination.
What other book might you compare The Now Habit to, and why?
It's a combination of "Power of Habit" and "Procrastination by Jame & Lenora, because it's mindful about neuroscience and how the brain works, and it's content is quite compelling, and useful.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Neil Fiore?
No. He speaks a bit like Christopher Walken. <br/>He stops and.... pauses at.... awkward places, as if it's... his first... try in reading the.... script. <br/>The only thing that made me keep going was the content.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
- Alternative and useful ways to beat procrastination.<br/>- Beating procrastination without being nagged to "just do it"
Any additional comments?
Love the content. Hate the reader.