Audible Book Notes
I pretty much exclusively digest books I’m interested in reading on Audible as it tends to be a better format for me. While I’m a fan of reading, in practice I find that picking up a book after a long day is more likely a better tool to help put me to sleep.
I find that listening to a book on Audible also overrides that ever present voice we all have in our head and allows me pay more attention to the actual content. It definitely allows me to go through a book faster as I can listen to just a little of a book here and there, often while making a meal.
These days, I actually take way better notes than I ever did in college, however, my notes are always a work in progress. They allow me to go back and review a particular book in a much more digestible format that works well for me and focused on what I thought was important or interesting to note without having to revisit the entire source.
Ever a proponent of information sharing, I’m working on linking my Audible book notes on this page. Taking these notes is actually quite time consuming in of itself, so your mileage will vary depending on how much effort I’ve put into the source book.
Rather than take a lot of new notes where I re-phrase in my own words the author's original idea, I tend to copy snippets of the author’s exact words as I appreciate it read/presented as intended directly from the horse’s mouth.
FWIW, if you’re a fan of other people’s notes, I’d also recommend checking out Derek Siver’s book notes page from his personal site. He’s done a great job of curating and summarizing his own library of great books. Without further ado, all Audible book notes listed below. Feel free to reach out on twitter at romerotron and chat about any of these. Cheers!
- The 4-Hour Workweek Expanded And Updated by Tim Ferriss (Audible Book Notes)
- Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins (Audible Book Notes)
- It Worked For Me by Colin Powell (Audible Book Notes)
- The Magic Of Thinking Big by David Schwartz (Audible Book Notes)
- Radical Candor by Kim Scott (Audible Book Notes)
- The Secret by Rhonda Byrnes (Audible Book Notes)