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International best-selling audiobook Quiet, written by Susan Cain and narrated by Kathe Mazur, is a fascinating insight into the world of introverts. Whether you’re an introvert, an extrovert or somewhere in between the depth of research in this book is undeniably powerful. This is an essential guide for understanding why and how people are introverted, as well as a tool for introverts to use the strength they have within themselves to accomplish great things. The quiet achievers of the world are given a voice and comradeship in this enlightening book. Available now from Audible.

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The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Susan Cain’s groundbreaking book Quiet, brilliantly read by Kathe Mazur.

In Quiet, the international best seller, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. She gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with real stories, Quiet will permanently change how we see introverts - and how you see yourself.

©2013 Susan Cain (P)2013 Penguin Books Ltd

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  • Peter
  • 29/09/2015

Flawed and preachy

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As an introvert, this book sounded very interesting, especially since I've seen it mentioned a number of times around the internet as "life changing". Unfortunately, this book definitely didn't alter my life in any significant way. I already knew about a vast majority of the concepts since I've experienced most of the cases that are common for introverts. Some of the history and case studies were mildly interesting in explaining why some people are introverts, but the author just kept going on and on about certain topics for what seemed like forever.

The writing style in general was very tedious since most of the chapters start out in a weird faux documentary style of the author visiting different people and places to try to learn from different people's experiences on certain topics. I suspect this was to make it seem more intimate and less of a "knowledge dump", but instead it makes the book feel forced and less scientific. One major flaw that I noticed multiple times was that the author extrapolated meaning out of cherry picked anecdotes and then proceeded to talk about them as fact.

If I did learn anything, it's that the term introvert encompasses a huge spectrum of personal traits and characteristics. It's actually mentioned a few times, that a certain trait is common in most introverts, but not all. This makes the parts where the author proceeds to give advice on dealing with introverts that much more confusing since the advice will not cater for every person. Yes, most of the advice is a good starting point, but each person is different and as a manager, partner, friend or parent, you would be better served by actually talking to the person and working things out with them as individuals.

The general tone of the book was also overly "introverts are special", which is a shame, since the people who would actually benefit from this book more are the extroverted people who have an overly simplistic view on the topic of introversion. However, because of the tone, I doubt they'd enjoy reading it since half the time, they're made out to be this evil entity that's oppressing the poor, helpless introverts. I guess teenagers who struggle with being social would get a lot out of this book as well, but that's about the only audience that will enjoy it. Most adult introverts already know how to live with their personality and understand their situation in a society that prefers extroversion. This book is disturbingly flawed, often boring and preachy, so while there is definitely some useful information contained within, I'd be hesitant to recommend it.

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  • rebecca
  • 11/02/2013

Ssshhhh

If you could sum up Quiet in three words, what would they be?

Perceptive, compassionate, brilliant.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved this book. It made me look at myself and many other people I know in an entirely different light.

Have you listened to any of Kathe Mazur’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't listened to any other of Kathe Mazur's performances.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did shed a tear or two, especially when the author wrote about her grandfather and people like him. People who achieve great and noble things in a self-effacing and humble manner.

Any additional comments?

Everyone should read it - there are just so many introverts in the world whose great qualities are not nurtured or valued.

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  • Carlos Andrés Prado García
  • 10/03/2017

Eye-opening book

What did you like best about this story?

I found it compelling and rather eye-opening as the author unveils what lies behind being an introvert and an extrovert. It shows us what each personality type means and how it differs from temperament, among other topics the book is divided into.

Any additional comments?

It is a must read in a society full of reality shows that overrate being an extrovert when we need the best of each and one of us to make a better world.

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  • Leigh
  • 11/08/2016

Great read!

Really enjoyed the contrast of Extraverts and Introverts. Well researched and good storytelling. A book representing the missing puzzle.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10/07/2016

Great Book!

Great book. A lot of good example how to deal and manage introvertion. excellent option for introverts, parents with introverted children and people managing introverted employees.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17/11/2015

wonderful.

Invaluable if you are an introvert, really explained all the things I'd always wondered about.

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  • Harsha G
  • 30/08/2015

Wonderland

This book fills the biggest void out there. Interesting how so mush can be explained by a simple understanding of temperament.
Much needed, well researched and beautifully narrated.

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  • Shannon
  • 31/05/2015

For people who feel it's an effort to fit in. This is your book

I related to this book so well, that it has encouraged me and made me feel like I can accept myself. For it is as simple as, I am an introvert.

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  • George
  • 06/04/2015

Great book for the insight into introverts.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, I think it's a great insight into the powers of an introvert.

Would you recommend Quiet to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes, I think it's a great insight into the powers of an introvert.

What about Kathe Mazur’s performance did you like?

Great voice, very clear.

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  • Logan
  • 20/02/2015

Introverts will enjoy

The author takes a broad approach to discussing introversion, including relationships, children, school, work etc. This means there's likely something in this book that every introvert can relate to and find empowering.
Having already read a few books on the same topic I found the author addressed the introvert/extrovert topic from a different angle to other books. Definitely worth the listen.

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  • Felix
  • 28/07/2015

One of my favorites

This book exceeded my expectations. Ever wondered whether you are an introvert or extrovert? It is probably not that black and white, right?! This book will make you look at yourself and others from a new perspective. You will surprise yourself.

Challenges ideas which have become common wisdom, dense and to the point, great narrator, entertaining, thoughtful, insightful, eye opening, worth to re-read.

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  • Global
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  • nina
  • 30/06/2013

Very insightful

This book had a significant impact on how I see myself and others. Well researched, thoughtfully written, and well narrated. I couldn't stop listening.

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  • Marc Dierckx
  • 28/09/2015

Diversity is the real power

That every human being is different and that depending on the circumstances an assumed weakness can be a strength and vice versa is not a major enlightment. Susan Cains story of the intraverts who indeed sometime achieve more than those assumed "achievers" is very well crafted. She has also embedded skillfully a couple of modern theories about the functioning of the brain, which are an interesting read, but lack somewhat substance. On the whole it is an interesting read but the writer falls into the trap of taking the audience for too stupid to understand the theories to their full extend: a real pity for a very interesting topic. As far as the narator is concerned: once you get used to the voice, it makes the story real as the softspoken voice reminds you that it is indeed a story of an intravert. Yes, I have learned something from the booK : extraverts & intraverts : it is the right mix that brings the real power.

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  • Alexander Zeyss
  • 23/12/2015

One of the Top10 Must Reads

Priceless book to better understand people and yourself. Perfect speaker for this type of book.

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  • Chantal-Manou Müller
  • 06/10/2017

interessant, lehrreich, toll gelesen

Interessant, lehrreich, toll gelesen und extrem fesselnd.
Ein spannendes Buch, nicht nur für introvertierte Menschen, sondern für jeden, den das Thema auch nur annährend interessiert.