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Random House presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Spark Joy by Marie Kondo, read by Sumalee Montano.

Spark Joy is an in-depth, room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home. It covers every room in the house, from bedrooms and kitchens to bathrooms and living rooms, as well as a wide range of items in different categories, including clothes, photographs, paperwork, books, cutlery, cosmetics, shoes, bags, wallets and valuables.

The secret to Marie Kondo's unique and simple KonMari tidying method is to focus on what you want to keep, not what you want to get rid of. Ask yourself if something 'sparks joy', and suddenly it becomes so much easier to understand if you really need it in your home and your life. When you surround yourself with things you love, you will find that your whole life begins to change.

Marie Kondo's first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, presents her unique tidying philosophy and introduces listeners to the basics of her KonMari method. It has already transformed the homes and lives of millions of people around the world. Spark Joy is Marie Kondo's in-depth tidying masterclass, focusing on the detail of how to declutter and organise your home.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site.

©2017 Random House AudioBooks (P)2017 Marie Kondo

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The same but in more detail

I enjoyed this, it's very much the same as the first book but with much more detail and more actionable. If you enjoyed the first one you will love this just as much. A great reference to listen to again and very easy to listen to.

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Tidying from a slightly different perspective

This was a relaxing experience to listen to. It's narrated very calmly and managed to not be too patronising (which many tidying books can be).

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed listening to it and it has made me want to approach tidying from a category perspective rather than room by room.

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Really lovely book about finding joy

This is not really a book about only decluttering, it’s more about finding joy in the things you do have and learning to treasure them and figuring out what those things are in your life - and not keeping the things that make you unhappy. A very simple premise, but she takes you through all the different steps you can take - all the while remembering, do what brings you joy. In a way it’s sort of a book on mindfulness too, tuning into how your environment and your home makes you feel. Really good listen!

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Great addition to Life Changing Magic of Tidying

I have only recently tried audio books and I have to say I love them! It's so easy to listen during your commute or when doing daily chores around the house. This book is very much a practical guide to accompany Marie Kondo's first book 'The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up'. I found the book useful and will certainly go back to use it as a reference guide throughout my tidying journey but as it is a practical reference book, I found it a little long winded to listen to in certain parts as she describes exactly how to fold things etc. which is really much more of a visual thing but the accompanying PDF with the various diagrams was helpful in this regard. I was still able to picture everything she described in my mind as she spoke and really enjoyed part 3 of the book where she talks about life after tidying. I would definitely recommend the book to anyone who has read Life Changing Magic and maybe going through the tidying process or wants to fine-tune things following their tidying event (in the storage/ organisation stage).

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Is very similar to the first book.

I struggled to finish it as I had the sensation of reading her first book again.

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Very good book

For who likes simplicity this book is the best in the field. I was not in the mood to start it in few occasions but once started had problem stopping it. Well done to the author.

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Fantastic

Even though I had already read the first book this book brought it home and listening to it meant more too. The PDFs are fantastic.

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An inspiring read

Life changing in a good way. Even if you are good at tidying you can benefit from this book

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marvellous

I loved it. it came to me at the perfect moment. thank you x 3

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Life changing advice

I can't wait to be able to put this into practice.
This book is ok as an audible but I think really needs to be read in hard copy due to the practical advice. I believe this is what my life needs but I just need to make time to do it!
I preferred the narrator on the Joy of tidying book as they had a more soothing voice but that is more of a criticism of casting than the actress.

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  • 19-05-19

Game-changer

It is an amazing invitation to explore kindness through all the aspects of life. To be respectful and mindful of the things we surround ourselves with as they are a reflection of our minds and souls.

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  • 20-08-17

Before & After

Read this before or after the other KonMari books and enjoy your joyous journey, through tidying, to the lifestyle you want.

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  • 19-01-22

a new beginning

This was a master piece for me. I have never thought about my possessions like this before. The JOY feature makes it easy to decide what to keep and what to discard. The method is well described, it makes sense and is easy to implement. I do not need any other work/book on this topic.

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  • Shailesh Sharma
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Effective and Useful

I felt for this book as a spiritual book simply because if you follow the steps and put it to use in your life, you will connect to yourself with more clarity and in turn, will have better relationships with people around you.

I loved the book and the storytelling and found many useful tips for my already clean and tidy home and closet. The only thing I felt missing during the entire book was the need for subtitles along with the audio recording.