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  • The Key to Happiness

  • How to Find Purpose by Unlocking the Secrets of the World's Happiest People
  • Written by: Meik Wiking
  • Narrated by: Meik Wiking
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Home & Garden, Crafts & Hobbies
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Key to Happiness, written and read by Meik Wiking. 

Meik Wiking understands happiness better than anyone. In his role as Founder and CEO of the world's only Happiness Research Institute, he has travelled the globe interviewing the world's happiest people to discover the key components of happiness.

In The Key to Happiness, Meik explores the hidden treasures which can improve your happiness and divides them into the six building blocks of happiness: togetherness, money, health, kindness, trust and freedom. For each happiness block he offers practical tips: for togetherness he encourages setting up a mini-library in your apartment building or starting a tool-sharing programme in your street; for kindness he suggests leaving a surprise gift on a stranger's doorstep, helping a tourist find their way or telling someone who means a lot to you that they do.

Drawing on social science, case studies and Meik's original research, this practical guide shows us that you can find happiness in a simple way of life. While Meik has travelled across the glove to discover the secrets of the world's happiest people, this book shows us that you can be just as happy where you are.

This book is the perfect guide on how to survive and navigate the modern world with a smile on your face.

Previously published as The Little Book of Lykke.

©2019 Meik Wiking (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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I struggled to finish.

The content is difficult to understand. Narration speed was fast and and pronunciation was not clear.

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  • Miss L M Warner
  • 09-03-19

Fun and informative

Brilliant book! Could not stop listening! I now want to quit teaching and go and live in Denmark 😆

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  • Anastasia Turpetko
  • 22-10-20

Makes you happier while you listen to it

Book that shows how simple things that make you happier are. Love it. Made me definitely happier only by listening to it!

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  • Sally Shipman
  • 13-03-20

Kindness and community

Lovely book. Lots to think about. Makes you want to trust and be kinder as an individual and community.

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  • Melinda Godó
  • 19-12-19

Absolutely worth reading/listening

I think it is a great idea that the book is narrated by tha author himself. It makes such a difference. It makes you feel more connected to his book and the subject. I enjoyed listening to his voice. The book contains a lot of little things you could built into your everyday life in order to have a happier life.
My favourite quotation:'Kindness is which makes the deaf hear and the blind see'.

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  • Darren Salmon
  • 25-09-19

Way exceeded expectations

A great listen, accessable style and some practical take aways. Well worth a credit, enjoy!