Yes, unfortunately the author read his own book in Soaring Above. He isn’t an exciting vocal talent, lol.
I even struggle with his writing style, it’s a bit boring and repetitive. But his CONTENT is excellent and comes from a perspective that made far more sense to me as a person as well as with what I knew from my own studies in psychology and sociology.
I have regularly wished he had the talent for getting his ideas across that Brene Borwn does. They both are, in my opinion, sitting on a wealth of information in their respective (and associated) fields but she gets them across SO MUCH better. She is able to get you to feel it, see it, experience in a way that is easier to retain and holds people’s attention.
She says she is a story gatherer - but she is also an excellent story teller - and that is how humans shared important information since time began. He, unfortunately, is brilliant - but not a storyteller. I have never been able to get my husband or daughter to read his books - only parts I’ve read out loud to them, mainly because they lose focus.
Too bad, because if you can boil his approach down to the fundamentals it is so very, very powerful and what I largely credit for why I was able to rebuild myself stronger in the aftermath than I was before.