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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (560 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arnold Bennett Narrator: Phil Chenevert Publisher: Author's Republic Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9781518931352
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Are you really ‘living’, or just existing? Do you want to improve yourself or just continue to muddle through? Do you use the time given you each day, or just throw most of it away? These questions Bennett asks each of us and for those who want to really live and learn, offers very valuable advice.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Crystal Wormser | 2/10/2014

    " While I appreciate this is a classic, and can understand his perspective, I just don't think his suggestions are applicable in modern life. At least it isn't to my life. Basically he says outside of your 8 hour work day, you have 16 hours to choose to do whatever it is you like, whatever inspires you, cultivates your mind, fulfills your passion, etc. So you should carve out at least 7 hours a week pursuing those interests. That's just not realistic considering my current life with small children. Maybe someday when they go off to college, but not now. I did like his suggestion for practicing mental discipline, however. As short as it was, I found it difficult to dredge through due to the cultural language differences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ericka Clou | 2/7/2014

    " This is a nice quick read and the kindle version is free on Amazon. It was written in 1910 to solve the same problem we face today: how to make valuable use of the time we have alive. I have no doubt that following the author's advice would lead to a happier and more fulfilling life, but it falls shy of helping a person develop meaning in their lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 tiny | 2/3/2014

    " another data point for 'everyone approaches the same ideas' "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzie Hunt | 2/2/2014

    " Still applicable, despite how old-fashioned it reads. Solid advice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 1/27/2014

    " This book cracked me up. The author had quite of few conversations between himself and his readers as he played both parts of the conversations. He'd also drift off onto philosophizing quite a bit but in his funny little way so it wasn't at all annoying. It is definitely not like time managements books today (seeing as it was written a good 100 years or so ago) but does bring some interesting thoughts to the table that can be use for the base of any organizational structure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 1/27/2014

    " proto-self help book might be more enjoyable and useful than modern self help books because it doesn't pretend to be scientifically sound. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tricia | 1/21/2014

    " You might expect from the title that this book will be some kind of time management tome, but it is anything but that. The author is intent on making sure that people 'live' rather than merely 'exist'. He proposes just one method for this 'living': to use your time wisely and learn to expand your mind and concentration. Some of his advice may seem archaic, and yet it is still quite relevant today. In this age of mindless entertainment, it may be even more important to make an active decision in how to use your daily allotment of hours. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 1/15/2014

    " Loved both the content and the writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natashen'ka Kovalenko | 12/29/2013

    " Heard the audiobook. Would love to read a paperback. This book actually shows quite simply how we can do more with the time everyone has the same amount of. Love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cameron | 12/7/2013

    " I really enjoyed what Mr. Bennett had to say about the usage of our time, and agree that how we spend our time will shape our lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monique | 11/9/2013

    " Interesting food for thought from project Gutenberg-tm. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karl Gyllstrom | 10/8/2013

    " Includes great life hacks such as "sleep less". "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ed Walker | 8/28/2013

    " The big tip of this early 20th century self-help book is to spend your idle moments reading and thinking. There you go - one sentence containing the entire volume's load of inspiration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shakera | 6/15/2013

    " sweet simple and straight to the point "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 J | 3/21/2013

    " A little interesting. Fortunately, it was very short & therefore worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Graham Mcmillan | 2/22/2013

    " Quite a short book, fairly motivational in style. But a little too vague to be particularly helpful "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carla | 1/16/2013

    " Interesting read ... Very dated, of course, cuz it's old. Still fun to read it, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 11/29/2012

    " This book is a pretty quick read and it made me chuckle quite a few times with how the author talks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 8/20/2012

    " In a nutshell, the way to live on 24 hours a day is to 1: take time every day to reflect and 2: plan and work on an individual learning project two evenings a week. The rest can be taken up with work, tennis, eating dinner etc. I think a simple and effective plan! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angelica- Woman of Many Dogs | 6/20/2012

    " Even though this was written years ago, the advice can still pertain to today. I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 5/16/2012

    " 3rd reading ... love this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 4/23/2012

    " An interesting idea on how to make the most of your life. The author focuses on using small moments in the day to acquire learning. He also advocates study of specific subjects and setting up a program to improve your life. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather | 8/14/2011

    " Despite the size of this book, I found the way the author wrote to be very complicated and hard to follow - not a good way to budget my 24 hours in my day! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Millie | 6/24/2011

    " An excellent short read on how to alter your life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darlene | 5/1/2011

    " This is a book about the art of multi-tasking and making every moment count as far as "getting things done". A little exhausting. I don't think I even want to be this efficient, but some good ideas here! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 3/25/2011

    " Dated. Insightful though. As much a delightful surprise, as a dissapoint. Motivational, but guilt ridden. Read the other reviews to reveal some of it's contents. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 2/27/2011

    " If you weren't aware that "time is the fire in which we burn," then this book will have some great advice for you. If you were, you will find it either patronizing or hilarious.

    I found it both.
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 2/19/2011

    " Well written skepticism about how to live 24 hours a day by the magnificent Arnold Bennett. Good writing is the cornerstone of all good literature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JoAnn | 12/29/2010

    " This was a wonderful short book on how to make the most out of the hours one is given each day. Even though it was written many years ago the advice is timely.

    I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys older literature. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mystie | 12/29/2010

    " Free ebook on my kindle app.

    Amusing, with a few good quotes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Whitney | 12/26/2010

    " Cute and interesting, though not as helpful as I had hoped... "

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About the Author
Author Arnold Bennett

Arnold Bennett (1867–1931) was an English writer best known for his highly detailed novels of the “Five Towns,” the Potteries of Staffordshire, England. He wrote over thirty novels and many lesser works throughout his career.