Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals Audiobook, by Oliver Burkeman Play Audiobook Sample

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals Audiobook

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals Audiobook, by Oliver Burkeman Play Audiobook Sample
FlexPass™ Price: $15.95
$9.95 for new members!
(Includes UNLIMITED podcast listening)
  • Love your audiobook or we'll exchange it
  • No credits to manage, just big savings
  • Unlimited podcast listening
Add to Cart
$9.95/m - cancel anytime - 
learn more
Regular Price: $19.99 Add to Cart
Read By: Oliver Burkeman Publisher: Macmillan Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: August 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781250834386

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:


Longest Chapter Length:

32:32 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

19 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

18:38 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:


Publisher Description

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER This program is read by the author. "Burkeman and his irresistible British accent shifted my paradigm a couple centimeters . . . 'The day will never arrive when you have everything under control,' he calmly whispered in my ear, and I think I believed him." - Vulture "The philosophical tone of his delivery is perfect for [Burkeman's] thoughtful message: We can enjoy life more if we appreciate the present moment, stay in touch with our deeper selves, and nurture our connections with people and the natural world." - AudioFile Magazine "Provocative and appealing . . . well worth your extremely limited time." —Barbara Spindel, The Wall Street Journal The average human lifespan is absurdly, insultingly brief. Assuming you live to be eighty, you have just over four thousand weeks. Nobody needs telling there isn’t enough time. We’re obsessed with our lengthening to-do lists, our overfilled inboxes, work-life balance, and the ceaseless battle against distraction; and we’re deluged with advice on becoming more productive and efficient, and “life hacks” to optimize our days. But such techniques often end up making things worse. The sense of anxious hurry grows more intense, and still the most meaningful parts of life seem to lie just beyond the horizon. Still, we rarely make the connection between our daily struggles with time and the ultimate time management problem: the challenge of how best to use our four thousand weeks. Drawing on the insights of both ancient and contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers, Oliver Burkeman delivers an entertaining, humorous, practical, and ultimately profound guide to time and time management. Rejecting the futile modern fixation on “getting everything done,” Four Thousand Weeks introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing finitude, showing how many of the unhelpful ways we’ve come to think about time aren’t inescapable, unchanging truths, but choices we’ve made as individuals and as a society—and that we could do things differently. A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download and start listening now!

"It is ok overall but not a must read. It has aa clear explanation. "

— Neuron (4 out of 5 stars)


  • “Provocative and appealing…Well worth your extremely limited time.”

    — Wall Street Journal
  • "Full of such sage and sane advice, delivered with dry wit and a benevolent tone.”

    — The Guardian (London)
  • “This is the most important book ever written about time management…His writing will challenge you to rethink many of your beliefs about getting things done―and you’ll be wiser because of it.” 

    — Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author


  • A Audio bestseller
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick
  • A Financial Times Best Book of the Year
  • Among longlisted titles for Financial Times Books of the Year, 2021

Four Thousand Weeks Listener Reviews

Be the first to write a review about this audiobook!