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One of the best audiobooks for short road trips, Evidence Of The Affair is written in the epistolary form: Carrie sends a letter to the husband of the woman who she believes is having an affair with her own husband. The ending is as devastating as it is beautiful. This audiobook is free with Kindle Unlimited, making it perfect for audiobook beginners.
Susan Cain Quiet Audio Book Download
Part science-fiction, part love story, Alyssa Cole comments on how current events could lead to a very bleak future and what happens if you accidentally fall in love with an artificial human. The audiobook is an outstanding production with a full cast as well as Regina Hall reading the main character.
One of my favorite nonfiction books about growing up in South Africa, Born A Crime is also one of the best audiobooks for road trips. You might know Trevor Noah from The Daily Show. In this memoir, Noah shares his journey growing up in Apartheid South Africa with a Black mother and white father, which was considered a crime during that time.
Truely awesome Audiobook Collection for Roadtrips.Though I don't get much chance to travel, I do listen audiobooks during my way of office and coming back from it.Thanks for sharing this awesome list.I'm loving it and definitely bookmarking this.
I actually really enjoy the driving part of a long road trip :') I feel like I can switch it up with podcasts, audio dramas, and music! I'm not really an audiobook listener, but I absolutely love the idea of listening to one whilst driving. It's so nice to see some familiar favs in this list as well!
I'll definitely have to add Good Omens to my list! I've seen the show but have yet to read the book. And, being a major fan of audiobooks, I think that's probably how I'll be "reading" it :) Thanks for sharing a fantastic list of goodies!
Susan Cain finds what is undervalued, quiet, and precious. In Bittersweet she takes you to a room in your own heart full of treasures that you had forgotten about. This is a book to read, feel, and savor
SUSAN CAIN ON QUIET FOR BARNES AND NOBLE (followed with a Quiz and Q & A afterward) Are you an introvert yourself? And if so, how are you handling the tremendous publicity?Yup, I'm an introvert — and this can make my jam-packed publicity schedule a challenge. There was one day where I gave 21 radio and TV interviews! But the publicity is also a great gift. I am so passionate about this book that my excitement helps me transcend my normal dislike of the spotlight. I also draw inspiration from the introverted leaders I profiled in QUIET. From Rosa Parks to Eleanor Roosevelt to Gandhi, many of the transformative leaders of the 20th century were shy or quiet people who achieved what they did because they cared so much about their cause. I think that we can all draw strength from their examples.Who do you see as your ideal reader? Just self-described introverts, or business folks and educators who may be stifling creativity with their insistence on "GroupThink"?First and foremost, I want to reach introverts whose psyches may have been buffeted by living in a world that favors extroverts. I've received thousands of notes from readers who say that after reading the book they are letting go of a lifetime of guilt and shame. I'm so grateful when readers take the time to write and tell me this, because that has always been my important goal.But I also hope that QUIET will inspire educators, managers, and clergypeople to rethink some of their standard practices. Our schools, workplaces, and religious institutions are increasingly organized in hyper-stimulating ways that favor groupwork and an extoverted approach. This leads to a colossal waste of talent, energy, and happiness. This is a great problem for introverts, but really it's a problem for us all.Join the conversation with Susan Cain at her blog, thepowerofintroverts.com. Quiz:Are you an introvert?Take this quiz to find out where you fall on the introvert-extrovert spectrum. Answer each question True or False, choosing the answer that applies to you more often than not.1. ______ I prefer one-on-one conversations to group activities.2. ______ I often prefer to express myself in writing.3. ______ I enjoy solitude.4. ______ I seem to care about wealth, fame, and status less than my peers.5. ______ People tell me that I'm a good listener.6. ______ I'm not a big risk-taker.7. ______ I enjoy work that allows me to "dive in" with few interruptions.8. ______ I like to celebrate birthdays on a small scale, with only one or two close friends or family members.9. ______ People describe me as "soft-spoken" or "mellow."10. ______ I prefer not to show or discuss my work with others until it's finished.11. ______ I tend to think before I speak.12. ______ I often let calls go through to voice-mail.The more often you answered True, the more introverted you are. If you found yourself with a roughly equal number of True and False answers, then you may be an be an ambivert—yes, there really is such a word. Note: This is an informal quiz, excerpted from Quiet, based on characteristics of introversion commonly accepted by contemporary researchers.Q & A with Susan Cain, Author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop TalkingQ: Why did you write the book? A: For the same reason that Betty Friedan published The Feminine Mystique in 1963. Introverts are to extroverts what women were to men at that time—second-class citizens with gigantic amounts of untapped talent. Our schools, workplaces, and religious institutions are designed for extroverts, and many introverts believe that there is something wrong with them and that they should try to "pass" as extroverts. The bias against introversion leads to a colossal waste of talent, energy, and, ultimately, happiness.Q: What personal significance does the subject have for you?A: When I was in my twenties, I started practicing corporate law on Wall Street. At first I thought I was taking on an enormous challenge, because in my mind, the successful lawyer was comfortable in the spotlight, whereas I was introverted and occasionally shy. But I soon realized that my nature had a lot of advantages: I was good at building loyal alliances, one-on-one, behind the scenes; I could close my door, concentrate, and get the work done well; and like many introverts, I tended to ask a lot of questions and listen intently to the answers, which is an invaluable tool in negotiation. I started to realize that there's a lot more going on here than the cultural stereotype of the introvert-as-unfortunate would have you believe. I had to know more, so I spent the past five years researching the powers of introversion. Q: Was there ever a time when American society valued introverts more highly?A: In the nation's earlier years it was easier for introverts to earn respect. America once embodied what the cultural historian Warren Susman called a "Culture of Character," which valued inner strength, integrity, and the good deeds you performed when no one was looking. You could cut an impressive figure by being quiet, reserved, and dignified. Abraham Lincoln was revered as a man who did not "offend by superiority," as Emerson put it. Q: You discuss how we can better embrace introverts in the workplace. Can you explain? A: Introverts thrive in environments that are not overstimulating—surroundings in which they can think (deeply) before they speak. This has many implications. Here are two to consider: (1) Introverts perform best in quiet, private workspaces—but unfortunately we're trending in precisely the opposite direction, toward open-plan offices. (2) If you want to get the best of all your employees' brains, don't simply throw them into a meeting and assume you're hearing everyone's ideas. You're not; you're hearing from the most vocally assertive people. Ask people to put their ideas in writing before the meeting, and make sure you give everyone time to speak. Q: Quiet offers some terrific insights for the parents of introverted children. What environment do introverted kids need in order to thrive, whether it's at home or at school? A: The best thing parents and teachers can do for introverted kids is to treasure them for who they are, and encourage their passions. This means: (1) Giving them the space they need. If they need to recharge alone in their room after school instead of plunging into extracurricular activities, that's okay. (2) Letting them master new skills at their own pace. If they're not learning to swim in group settings, for example, teach them privately. (3) Not calling them "shy"—they'll believe the label and experience their nervousness as a fixed trait rather than an emotion they can learn to control. Q: What are the advantages to being an introvert? A: There are too many to list in this short space, but here are two seemingly contradictory qualities that benefit introverts: introverts like to be alone—and introverts enjoy being cooperative. Studies suggest that many of the most creative people are introverts, and this is partly because of their capacity for quiet. Introverts are careful, reflective thinkers who can tolerate the solitude that idea-generation requires. On the other hand, implementing good ideas requires cooperation, and introverts are more likely to prefer cooperative environments, while extroverts favor competitive ones.
Changes caused by Quiet include Steelcase collaborating with Cain (2014) to design office spaces to include quiet areas where workers can have privacy for a time, in contrast to open plan offices, and Herman Miller matching work models (e.g., impromptu chats, team status-report huddles, and concentrated individual work) with physical settings (e.g., bench desk, small meeting room, open forum). The ABA Journal 's Leslie A. Gordon wrote in early 2016 that, "thanks largely to interest generated by Cain's book", law schools and law firms were using introversion preferences to influence hiring, placement, and training of attorneys.