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Love the content. Would have been more engaging if the narrator was less robotic. An audiobook on technology spoken by in a monotonous narrative can easily become boring to follow. Other than that, Nir Eyal has a great grasp of what he is talking about. Powerful stuff, full of A-ha moments!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
The narration on this book is just horrible and I can't even finish it. I read that the original version was bad too, but the current version is so dry and boring, it makes me want to cut my ears off. I even tried speeding it up to 1.25x but it does't help.
Would you ever listen to anything by Nir Eyal again?
Yes, I was put onto this book after hearing Nir give a lecture on this topic. He came a cross as a great speaker/lecturer, but this recording has destroyed any credibility the book might have.
Would you be willing to try another one of Dave Wright’s performances?
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products?
Re-record it with someone who is experienced and enthusiastic on the topic.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Would you try another book from Nir Eyal and/or Nir Eyal?
How could the performance have been better?
Read by a possible teenager who doesn't know how to read. Incredible. He skips the words that he mispronounces, doesn't even bother to correct it. Stops before some words in totally random places which is so distracting.
I was tracing the actual book while listening and he replaces phrases like "internal triggers" with "an internal trigger". Dude! If you want to write a book then write one, but don't modify this!
Finally there are weird cuts and merges in the recording.
Incredibly unprofessional. This audio book should be banned on audible. If I wanted low quality I'd go to other sites. I'm paying to get quality.
Such a good book but a terrible audio book.
49 of 51 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to Hooked again? Why?
No. Painful narration. Bad microphone. Record again with a real narrator please.
What did you like best about this story?
The content is good and the examples useful if you can get over the performance.
Would you be willing to try another one of Nir Eyal’s performances?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
17 of 18 people found this review helpful
Narrator makes the unbearable with his almost AI voice. Better to get the printed version.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
What did you like best about Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products? What did you like least?
The reading. It was like someone fed the text to a text-to-speech programme. It made it impossible to actually listen to the content.
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Dave Wright?
Practically anyone else.
Any additional comments?
I have to get it in printed/digital format so I can actually get what the book is about.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful