Stillhet i støyens tid. Gleden ved å stenge verden ute

Stillhet i støyens tid. Gleden ved å stenge verden ute

Behind a cacophony of traffic noise, iPhone alerts and our ever-spinning thoughts, an elusive notion - silence - lies in wait. But what really is silence? Where can it be found? And why is it more important now than ever? Erling Kagge, the Norwegian adventurer and polymath, once spent 50 days walking solo in Antarctica with a broken radio. In this meditative, charming and s Behind a cacophony of traffic noise, iPhone alerts and our ever-spinning thoughts, an elusive notion - silence - lies...

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Title:Stillhet i støyens tid. Gleden ved å stenge verden ute
Author:Erling Kagge
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Stillhet i støyens tid: Gleden ved å stenge verden ute
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Edition Language:Norwegian
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:144 pages pages

Stillhet i støyens tid. Gleden ved å stenge verden ute Reviews

  • Trin
    Jan 12, 2018

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

  • Ali Edwards
    Jan 01, 2018

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

    The perfect review for this book on Silence would be: . . . . . . . . . Sadly the modern world isn't like that. We are bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and noise all day long. Our phones squeak for attention every few minutes, the noise from traffic on a...

    I couldn't help staring at the cover, taking a copy from the display and rearranging it so nobody would know I took a copy, and then replacing it. I couldn't decide whether or not this book was one to own, to hold at my bedside or one I could check out from the nearest library. I re...

    A lovely reflective book with which to finish the year. It sits somewhere in the ti-border area between popular philosophy, self help and extreme travelogue, all of which are genres I would ordinarily avoid like the plague. However, the writing is unpretentious and the insights profoun...

    This was an interesting read; I decided to read this book because it focuses on mindfulness and meditation. I?m currently really interested in learning about these two topics and this was a good book to get a feel of how one person interprets being mindful and inner peace. Silence...

    'Silence' by Erling Kagge, translated by Betty L. Crook 3 stars/ 6 out of 10 The whole subject of solitude and silence is of great interest to me, and I have already read several books on this topic. I was interested in reading this new book by Erling Kagge, the Norwegian explo...

    That's my favourite book I read this year!!! <3 ...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars, but then I got to the part where he speaks worshipfully of Elon Musk and thanks him in the credits as a friend, so 2 stars it is. ...

    There are many who will not agree with my five star rating, but this book was exactly what I needed to begin my new year and I will be sharing it widely. There is no way for me to share all of the quotes that I loved from Kagge's offering but I will share two that will give you a taste...

    Meditative, beautiful. The pictures are a gorgeous accompaniment. I started reading this when I woke up one night at 4 am and couldn't fall back to sleep. This was the perfect time to read a book on silence. I am someone who values silence. I almost never listen to the radio in the car...

    I found this a thought provoking, intriguing and fascinating book. I did not know what quite to expect from it going in. It?s the type of book I enjoy reading snippets from, possibly at night time when trying to unwind from a busy day. I loved the photography in the book, it was ...

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the week: ?We live in the age of noise. Silence is almost extinct.? Philosopher and adventurer Erling Kagge - the first person to reach the ?three poles? of North, South and the summit of Everest - explores the power of silence, examining the impo...

    I enjoyed this super quick read. I picked it up after reading about it in the newspaper one weekend - I found his reflections interesting and thought-provoking. ...

  • Jill
    Jan 23, 2018

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

    The perfect review for this book on Silence would be: . . . . . . . . . Sadly the modern world isn't like that. We are bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and noise all day long. Our phones squeak for attention every few minutes, the noise from traffic on a...

    I couldn't help staring at the cover, taking a copy from the display and rearranging it so nobody would know I took a copy, and then replacing it. I couldn't decide whether or not this book was one to own, to hold at my bedside or one I could check out from the nearest library. I re...

    A lovely reflective book with which to finish the year. It sits somewhere in the ti-border area between popular philosophy, self help and extreme travelogue, all of which are genres I would ordinarily avoid like the plague. However, the writing is unpretentious and the insights profoun...

    This was an interesting read; I decided to read this book because it focuses on mindfulness and meditation. I?m currently really interested in learning about these two topics and this was a good book to get a feel of how one person interprets being mindful and inner peace. Silence...

    'Silence' by Erling Kagge, translated by Betty L. Crook 3 stars/ 6 out of 10 The whole subject of solitude and silence is of great interest to me, and I have already read several books on this topic. I was interested in reading this new book by Erling Kagge, the Norwegian explo...

    That's my favourite book I read this year!!! <3 ...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars, but then I got to the part where he speaks worshipfully of Elon Musk and thanks him in the credits as a friend, so 2 stars it is. ...

    There are many who will not agree with my five star rating, but this book was exactly what I needed to begin my new year and I will be sharing it widely. There is no way for me to share all of the quotes that I loved from Kagge's offering but I will share two that will give you a taste...

    Meditative, beautiful. The pictures are a gorgeous accompaniment. I started reading this when I woke up one night at 4 am and couldn't fall back to sleep. This was the perfect time to read a book on silence. I am someone who values silence. I almost never listen to the radio in the car...

    I found this a thought provoking, intriguing and fascinating book. I did not know what quite to expect from it going in. It?s the type of book I enjoy reading snippets from, possibly at night time when trying to unwind from a busy day. I loved the photography in the book, it was ...

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the week: ?We live in the age of noise. Silence is almost extinct.? Philosopher and adventurer Erling Kagge - the first person to reach the ?three poles? of North, South and the summit of Everest - explores the power of silence, examining the impo...

    I enjoyed this super quick read. I picked it up after reading about it in the newspaper one weekend - I found his reflections interesting and thought-provoking. ...

    I really looked forward to this. And at first, the short little essays were interesting. But after a while the essays became more about a few quotes rather than anything profound. That said, there were some delightful sections and some very interesting observations and thought-provokin...

    Erling Kagge may be the ultimate challenge-seeker. According to the book?s jacket, Kagge is the first man to have completed the Three Poles Challenge on foot?the North Pole, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest. Wow! I would submit that his greatest challenge however, wa...

    Kagge opens this slim volume asking three questions on the nature of silence. He then responds to these with 33 vignettes each contemplating the power, importance, impact - of silence. I love silence, know how much I need it to be creative, find peace and connect to my self. However th...

    You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, even when the cover is so beautiful, and seemingly so well-designed to reflect the promised, tranquil topic. Alas, this slim book is really just a rambling set of musings about mindfulness, in no cohesive fashion, by a Norwegian philosopher who ...

  • Stephen Lamb
    Sep 26, 2018

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

    The perfect review for this book on Silence would be: . . . . . . . . . Sadly the modern world isn't like that. We are bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and noise all day long. Our phones squeak for attention every few minutes, the noise from traffic on a...

    I couldn't help staring at the cover, taking a copy from the display and rearranging it so nobody would know I took a copy, and then replacing it. I couldn't decide whether or not this book was one to own, to hold at my bedside or one I could check out from the nearest library. I re...

    A lovely reflective book with which to finish the year. It sits somewhere in the ti-border area between popular philosophy, self help and extreme travelogue, all of which are genres I would ordinarily avoid like the plague. However, the writing is unpretentious and the insights profoun...

    This was an interesting read; I decided to read this book because it focuses on mindfulness and meditation. I?m currently really interested in learning about these two topics and this was a good book to get a feel of how one person interprets being mindful and inner peace. Silence...

    'Silence' by Erling Kagge, translated by Betty L. Crook 3 stars/ 6 out of 10 The whole subject of solitude and silence is of great interest to me, and I have already read several books on this topic. I was interested in reading this new book by Erling Kagge, the Norwegian explo...

    That's my favourite book I read this year!!! <3 ...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars, but then I got to the part where he speaks worshipfully of Elon Musk and thanks him in the credits as a friend, so 2 stars it is. ...

  • David Sasaki
    Dec 31, 2017

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

    The perfect review for this book on Silence would be: . . . . . . . . . Sadly the modern world isn't like that. We are bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and noise all day long. Our phones squeak for attention every few minutes, the noise from traffic on a...

    I couldn't help staring at the cover, taking a copy from the display and rearranging it so nobody would know I took a copy, and then replacing it. I couldn't decide whether or not this book was one to own, to hold at my bedside or one I could check out from the nearest library. I re...

    A lovely reflective book with which to finish the year. It sits somewhere in the ti-border area between popular philosophy, self help and extreme travelogue, all of which are genres I would ordinarily avoid like the plague. However, the writing is unpretentious and the insights profoun...

    This was an interesting read; I decided to read this book because it focuses on mindfulness and meditation. I?m currently really interested in learning about these two topics and this was a good book to get a feel of how one person interprets being mindful and inner peace. Silence...

    'Silence' by Erling Kagge, translated by Betty L. Crook 3 stars/ 6 out of 10 The whole subject of solitude and silence is of great interest to me, and I have already read several books on this topic. I was interested in reading this new book by Erling Kagge, the Norwegian explo...

    That's my favourite book I read this year!!! <3 ...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars, but then I got to the part where he speaks worshipfully of Elon Musk and thanks him in the credits as a friend, so 2 stars it is. ...

    There are many who will not agree with my five star rating, but this book was exactly what I needed to begin my new year and I will be sharing it widely. There is no way for me to share all of the quotes that I loved from Kagge's offering but I will share two that will give you a taste...

    Meditative, beautiful. The pictures are a gorgeous accompaniment. I started reading this when I woke up one night at 4 am and couldn't fall back to sleep. This was the perfect time to read a book on silence. I am someone who values silence. I almost never listen to the radio in the car...

    I found this a thought provoking, intriguing and fascinating book. I did not know what quite to expect from it going in. It?s the type of book I enjoy reading snippets from, possibly at night time when trying to unwind from a busy day. I loved the photography in the book, it was ...

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the week: ?We live in the age of noise. Silence is almost extinct.? Philosopher and adventurer Erling Kagge - the first person to reach the ?three poles? of North, South and the summit of Everest - explores the power of silence, examining the impo...

    I enjoyed this super quick read. I picked it up after reading about it in the newspaper one weekend - I found his reflections interesting and thought-provoking. ...

    I really looked forward to this. And at first, the short little essays were interesting. But after a while the essays became more about a few quotes rather than anything profound. That said, there were some delightful sections and some very interesting observations and thought-provokin...

    Erling Kagge may be the ultimate challenge-seeker. According to the book?s jacket, Kagge is the first man to have completed the Three Poles Challenge on foot?the North Pole, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest. Wow! I would submit that his greatest challenge however, wa...

    Kagge opens this slim volume asking three questions on the nature of silence. He then responds to these with 33 vignettes each contemplating the power, importance, impact - of silence. I love silence, know how much I need it to be creative, find peace and connect to my self. However th...

    You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, even when the cover is so beautiful, and seemingly so well-designed to reflect the promised, tranquil topic. Alas, this slim book is really just a rambling set of musings about mindfulness, in no cohesive fashion, by a Norwegian philosopher who ...

    The concept of the book simple - the need to get away from the noise to reflect in the silence. Norwegian explorer, Erling Kagge, writes poetically about his own thoughts on the topic, and his interpretation of several philosophers' writings on silence. I had expected him to share m...

    One of the most important life lessons I've learned was from Mrs. Herzog's Algebra I class: "Sometimes addition happens through subtraction." We often find our happiest, richest, and fullest lives by taking things away, not by adding more things to them. Kagge, from an almost entirely ...

    An invitation to meet quiet - spaciousness, wonder, one's self, another, the world, all of being - in embracing silence as not a burden but a gift and a blessing in our lives. Lots to ponder alone and in group study, accompanied by periods of silence. ...

    A very enjoyable, read. Filled with quips, quotes and meditations. Although a quick read I would pick it up when I found a few spare moments. I felt that I could reflect better on some of the thoughts. ...

    I enjoyed the first half of the book so much I had to intentionally slow down my reading to let the appreciation of silence soak in. But then throughout the second half, its meaning and prose unraveled into seemingly arbitrary reflections on anything and everything. His work was do...

  • Laura
    Feb 02, 2019

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

    The perfect review for this book on Silence would be: . . . . . . . . . Sadly the modern world isn't like that. We are bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and noise all day long. Our phones squeak for attention every few minutes, the noise from traffic on a...

    I couldn't help staring at the cover, taking a copy from the display and rearranging it so nobody would know I took a copy, and then replacing it. I couldn't decide whether or not this book was one to own, to hold at my bedside or one I could check out from the nearest library. I re...

    A lovely reflective book with which to finish the year. It sits somewhere in the ti-border area between popular philosophy, self help and extreme travelogue, all of which are genres I would ordinarily avoid like the plague. However, the writing is unpretentious and the insights profoun...

    This was an interesting read; I decided to read this book because it focuses on mindfulness and meditation. I?m currently really interested in learning about these two topics and this was a good book to get a feel of how one person interprets being mindful and inner peace. Silence...

    'Silence' by Erling Kagge, translated by Betty L. Crook 3 stars/ 6 out of 10 The whole subject of solitude and silence is of great interest to me, and I have already read several books on this topic. I was interested in reading this new book by Erling Kagge, the Norwegian explo...

    That's my favourite book I read this year!!! <3 ...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars, but then I got to the part where he speaks worshipfully of Elon Musk and thanks him in the credits as a friend, so 2 stars it is. ...

    There are many who will not agree with my five star rating, but this book was exactly what I needed to begin my new year and I will be sharing it widely. There is no way for me to share all of the quotes that I loved from Kagge's offering but I will share two that will give you a taste...

    Meditative, beautiful. The pictures are a gorgeous accompaniment. I started reading this when I woke up one night at 4 am and couldn't fall back to sleep. This was the perfect time to read a book on silence. I am someone who values silence. I almost never listen to the radio in the car...

    I found this a thought provoking, intriguing and fascinating book. I did not know what quite to expect from it going in. It?s the type of book I enjoy reading snippets from, possibly at night time when trying to unwind from a busy day. I loved the photography in the book, it was ...

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the week: ?We live in the age of noise. Silence is almost extinct.? Philosopher and adventurer Erling Kagge - the first person to reach the ?three poles? of North, South and the summit of Everest - explores the power of silence, examining the impo...

  • Cynthia Egbert
    Jan 03, 2018

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

    The perfect review for this book on Silence would be: . . . . . . . . . Sadly the modern world isn't like that. We are bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and noise all day long. Our phones squeak for attention every few minutes, the noise from traffic on a...

    I couldn't help staring at the cover, taking a copy from the display and rearranging it so nobody would know I took a copy, and then replacing it. I couldn't decide whether or not this book was one to own, to hold at my bedside or one I could check out from the nearest library. I re...

    A lovely reflective book with which to finish the year. It sits somewhere in the ti-border area between popular philosophy, self help and extreme travelogue, all of which are genres I would ordinarily avoid like the plague. However, the writing is unpretentious and the insights profoun...

    This was an interesting read; I decided to read this book because it focuses on mindfulness and meditation. I?m currently really interested in learning about these two topics and this was a good book to get a feel of how one person interprets being mindful and inner peace. Silence...

    'Silence' by Erling Kagge, translated by Betty L. Crook 3 stars/ 6 out of 10 The whole subject of solitude and silence is of great interest to me, and I have already read several books on this topic. I was interested in reading this new book by Erling Kagge, the Norwegian explo...

    That's my favourite book I read this year!!! <3 ...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars, but then I got to the part where he speaks worshipfully of Elon Musk and thanks him in the credits as a friend, so 2 stars it is. ...

    There are many who will not agree with my five star rating, but this book was exactly what I needed to begin my new year and I will be sharing it widely. There is no way for me to share all of the quotes that I loved from Kagge's offering but I will share two that will give you a taste...

  • Naomi
    Feb 06, 2018

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

    The perfect review for this book on Silence would be: . . . . . . . . . Sadly the modern world isn't like that. We are bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and noise all day long. Our phones squeak for attention every few minutes, the noise from traffic on a...

    I couldn't help staring at the cover, taking a copy from the display and rearranging it so nobody would know I took a copy, and then replacing it. I couldn't decide whether or not this book was one to own, to hold at my bedside or one I could check out from the nearest library. I re...

    A lovely reflective book with which to finish the year. It sits somewhere in the ti-border area between popular philosophy, self help and extreme travelogue, all of which are genres I would ordinarily avoid like the plague. However, the writing is unpretentious and the insights profoun...

    This was an interesting read; I decided to read this book because it focuses on mindfulness and meditation. I?m currently really interested in learning about these two topics and this was a good book to get a feel of how one person interprets being mindful and inner peace. Silence...

    'Silence' by Erling Kagge, translated by Betty L. Crook 3 stars/ 6 out of 10 The whole subject of solitude and silence is of great interest to me, and I have already read several books on this topic. I was interested in reading this new book by Erling Kagge, the Norwegian explo...

    That's my favourite book I read this year!!! <3 ...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars, but then I got to the part where he speaks worshipfully of Elon Musk and thanks him in the credits as a friend, so 2 stars it is. ...

    There are many who will not agree with my five star rating, but this book was exactly what I needed to begin my new year and I will be sharing it widely. There is no way for me to share all of the quotes that I loved from Kagge's offering but I will share two that will give you a taste...

    Meditative, beautiful. The pictures are a gorgeous accompaniment. I started reading this when I woke up one night at 4 am and couldn't fall back to sleep. This was the perfect time to read a book on silence. I am someone who values silence. I almost never listen to the radio in the car...

    I found this a thought provoking, intriguing and fascinating book. I did not know what quite to expect from it going in. It?s the type of book I enjoy reading snippets from, possibly at night time when trying to unwind from a busy day. I loved the photography in the book, it was ...

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the week: ?We live in the age of noise. Silence is almost extinct.? Philosopher and adventurer Erling Kagge - the first person to reach the ?three poles? of North, South and the summit of Everest - explores the power of silence, examining the impo...

    I enjoyed this super quick read. I picked it up after reading about it in the newspaper one weekend - I found his reflections interesting and thought-provoking. ...

    I really looked forward to this. And at first, the short little essays were interesting. But after a while the essays became more about a few quotes rather than anything profound. That said, there were some delightful sections and some very interesting observations and thought-provokin...

    Erling Kagge may be the ultimate challenge-seeker. According to the book?s jacket, Kagge is the first man to have completed the Three Poles Challenge on foot?the North Pole, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest. Wow! I would submit that his greatest challenge however, wa...

    Kagge opens this slim volume asking three questions on the nature of silence. He then responds to these with 33 vignettes each contemplating the power, importance, impact - of silence. I love silence, know how much I need it to be creative, find peace and connect to my self. However th...

    You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, even when the cover is so beautiful, and seemingly so well-designed to reflect the promised, tranquil topic. Alas, this slim book is really just a rambling set of musings about mindfulness, in no cohesive fashion, by a Norwegian philosopher who ...

    The concept of the book simple - the need to get away from the noise to reflect in the silence. Norwegian explorer, Erling Kagge, writes poetically about his own thoughts on the topic, and his interpretation of several philosophers' writings on silence. I had expected him to share m...

    One of the most important life lessons I've learned was from Mrs. Herzog's Algebra I class: "Sometimes addition happens through subtraction." We often find our happiest, richest, and fullest lives by taking things away, not by adding more things to them. Kagge, from an almost entirely ...

    An invitation to meet quiet - spaciousness, wonder, one's self, another, the world, all of being - in embracing silence as not a burden but a gift and a blessing in our lives. Lots to ponder alone and in group study, accompanied by periods of silence. ...

  • Tamsen
    Dec 08, 2018

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

    The perfect review for this book on Silence would be: . . . . . . . . . Sadly the modern world isn't like that. We are bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and noise all day long. Our phones squeak for attention every few minutes, the noise from traffic on a...

    I couldn't help staring at the cover, taking a copy from the display and rearranging it so nobody would know I took a copy, and then replacing it. I couldn't decide whether or not this book was one to own, to hold at my bedside or one I could check out from the nearest library. I re...

    A lovely reflective book with which to finish the year. It sits somewhere in the ti-border area between popular philosophy, self help and extreme travelogue, all of which are genres I would ordinarily avoid like the plague. However, the writing is unpretentious and the insights profoun...

    This was an interesting read; I decided to read this book because it focuses on mindfulness and meditation. I?m currently really interested in learning about these two topics and this was a good book to get a feel of how one person interprets being mindful and inner peace. Silence...

    'Silence' by Erling Kagge, translated by Betty L. Crook 3 stars/ 6 out of 10 The whole subject of solitude and silence is of great interest to me, and I have already read several books on this topic. I was interested in reading this new book by Erling Kagge, the Norwegian explo...

    That's my favourite book I read this year!!! <3 ...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars, but then I got to the part where he speaks worshipfully of Elon Musk and thanks him in the credits as a friend, so 2 stars it is. ...

    There are many who will not agree with my five star rating, but this book was exactly what I needed to begin my new year and I will be sharing it widely. There is no way for me to share all of the quotes that I loved from Kagge's offering but I will share two that will give you a taste...

    Meditative, beautiful. The pictures are a gorgeous accompaniment. I started reading this when I woke up one night at 4 am and couldn't fall back to sleep. This was the perfect time to read a book on silence. I am someone who values silence. I almost never listen to the radio in the car...

  • Julie Ehlers
    Jul 28, 2019

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

  • Documentally
    Jan 27, 2018

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

    The perfect review for this book on Silence would be: . . . . . . . . . Sadly the modern world isn't like that. We are bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and noise all day long. Our phones squeak for attention every few minutes, the noise from traffic on a...

    I couldn't help staring at the cover, taking a copy from the display and rearranging it so nobody would know I took a copy, and then replacing it. I couldn't decide whether or not this book was one to own, to hold at my bedside or one I could check out from the nearest library. I re...

    A lovely reflective book with which to finish the year. It sits somewhere in the ti-border area between popular philosophy, self help and extreme travelogue, all of which are genres I would ordinarily avoid like the plague. However, the writing is unpretentious and the insights profoun...

    This was an interesting read; I decided to read this book because it focuses on mindfulness and meditation. I?m currently really interested in learning about these two topics and this was a good book to get a feel of how one person interprets being mindful and inner peace. Silence...

    'Silence' by Erling Kagge, translated by Betty L. Crook 3 stars/ 6 out of 10 The whole subject of solitude and silence is of great interest to me, and I have already read several books on this topic. I was interested in reading this new book by Erling Kagge, the Norwegian explo...

    That's my favourite book I read this year!!! <3 ...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars, but then I got to the part where he speaks worshipfully of Elon Musk and thanks him in the credits as a friend, so 2 stars it is. ...

    There are many who will not agree with my five star rating, but this book was exactly what I needed to begin my new year and I will be sharing it widely. There is no way for me to share all of the quotes that I loved from Kagge's offering but I will share two that will give you a taste...

    Meditative, beautiful. The pictures are a gorgeous accompaniment. I started reading this when I woke up one night at 4 am and couldn't fall back to sleep. This was the perfect time to read a book on silence. I am someone who values silence. I almost never listen to the radio in the car...

    I found this a thought provoking, intriguing and fascinating book. I did not know what quite to expect from it going in. It?s the type of book I enjoy reading snippets from, possibly at night time when trying to unwind from a busy day. I loved the photography in the book, it was ...

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the week: ?We live in the age of noise. Silence is almost extinct.? Philosopher and adventurer Erling Kagge - the first person to reach the ?three poles? of North, South and the summit of Everest - explores the power of silence, examining the impo...

    I enjoyed this super quick read. I picked it up after reading about it in the newspaper one weekend - I found his reflections interesting and thought-provoking. ...

    I really looked forward to this. And at first, the short little essays were interesting. But after a while the essays became more about a few quotes rather than anything profound. That said, there were some delightful sections and some very interesting observations and thought-provokin...

    Erling Kagge may be the ultimate challenge-seeker. According to the book?s jacket, Kagge is the first man to have completed the Three Poles Challenge on foot?the North Pole, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest. Wow! I would submit that his greatest challenge however, wa...

    Kagge opens this slim volume asking three questions on the nature of silence. He then responds to these with 33 vignettes each contemplating the power, importance, impact - of silence. I love silence, know how much I need it to be creative, find peace and connect to my self. However th...

    You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, even when the cover is so beautiful, and seemingly so well-designed to reflect the promised, tranquil topic. Alas, this slim book is really just a rambling set of musings about mindfulness, in no cohesive fashion, by a Norwegian philosopher who ...

    The concept of the book simple - the need to get away from the noise to reflect in the silence. Norwegian explorer, Erling Kagge, writes poetically about his own thoughts on the topic, and his interpretation of several philosophers' writings on silence. I had expected him to share m...

    One of the most important life lessons I've learned was from Mrs. Herzog's Algebra I class: "Sometimes addition happens through subtraction." We often find our happiest, richest, and fullest lives by taking things away, not by adding more things to them. Kagge, from an almost entirely ...

    An invitation to meet quiet - spaciousness, wonder, one's self, another, the world, all of being - in embracing silence as not a burden but a gift and a blessing in our lives. Lots to ponder alone and in group study, accompanied by periods of silence. ...

    A very enjoyable, read. Filled with quips, quotes and meditations. Although a quick read I would pick it up when I found a few spare moments. I felt that I could reflect better on some of the thoughts. ...

  • Alexa
    Jan 05, 2018

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

    The perfect review for this book on Silence would be: . . . . . . . . . Sadly the modern world isn't like that. We are bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and noise all day long. Our phones squeak for attention every few minutes, the noise from traffic on a...

    I couldn't help staring at the cover, taking a copy from the display and rearranging it so nobody would know I took a copy, and then replacing it. I couldn't decide whether or not this book was one to own, to hold at my bedside or one I could check out from the nearest library. I re...

    A lovely reflective book with which to finish the year. It sits somewhere in the ti-border area between popular philosophy, self help and extreme travelogue, all of which are genres I would ordinarily avoid like the plague. However, the writing is unpretentious and the insights profoun...

    This was an interesting read; I decided to read this book because it focuses on mindfulness and meditation. I?m currently really interested in learning about these two topics and this was a good book to get a feel of how one person interprets being mindful and inner peace. Silence...

  • Diane S ☔
    Sep 22, 2017

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

  • Fiona
    Jun 22, 2017

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

  • Kristina
    Jun 05, 2018

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

    The perfect review for this book on Silence would be: . . . . . . . . . Sadly the modern world isn't like that. We are bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and noise all day long. Our phones squeak for attention every few minutes, the noise from traffic on a...

    I couldn't help staring at the cover, taking a copy from the display and rearranging it so nobody would know I took a copy, and then replacing it. I couldn't decide whether or not this book was one to own, to hold at my bedside or one I could check out from the nearest library. I re...

    A lovely reflective book with which to finish the year. It sits somewhere in the ti-border area between popular philosophy, self help and extreme travelogue, all of which are genres I would ordinarily avoid like the plague. However, the writing is unpretentious and the insights profoun...

    This was an interesting read; I decided to read this book because it focuses on mindfulness and meditation. I?m currently really interested in learning about these two topics and this was a good book to get a feel of how one person interprets being mindful and inner peace. Silence...

    'Silence' by Erling Kagge, translated by Betty L. Crook 3 stars/ 6 out of 10 The whole subject of solitude and silence is of great interest to me, and I have already read several books on this topic. I was interested in reading this new book by Erling Kagge, the Norwegian explo...

    That's my favourite book I read this year!!! <3 ...

  • Jennifer
    Dec 29, 2017

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

    The perfect review for this book on Silence would be: . . . . . . . . . Sadly the modern world isn't like that. We are bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and noise all day long. Our phones squeak for attention every few minutes, the noise from traffic on a...

    I couldn't help staring at the cover, taking a copy from the display and rearranging it so nobody would know I took a copy, and then replacing it. I couldn't decide whether or not this book was one to own, to hold at my bedside or one I could check out from the nearest library. I re...

  • Paul
    Feb 27, 2019

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

    The perfect review for this book on Silence would be: . . . . . . . . . Sadly the modern world isn't like that. We are bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and noise all day long. Our phones squeak for attention every few minutes, the noise from traffic on a...

  • Mitch Karunaratne
    Jan 26, 2019

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

    The perfect review for this book on Silence would be: . . . . . . . . . Sadly the modern world isn't like that. We are bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and noise all day long. Our phones squeak for attention every few minutes, the noise from traffic on a...

    I couldn't help staring at the cover, taking a copy from the display and rearranging it so nobody would know I took a copy, and then replacing it. I couldn't decide whether or not this book was one to own, to hold at my bedside or one I could check out from the nearest library. I re...

    A lovely reflective book with which to finish the year. It sits somewhere in the ti-border area between popular philosophy, self help and extreme travelogue, all of which are genres I would ordinarily avoid like the plague. However, the writing is unpretentious and the insights profoun...

    This was an interesting read; I decided to read this book because it focuses on mindfulness and meditation. I?m currently really interested in learning about these two topics and this was a good book to get a feel of how one person interprets being mindful and inner peace. Silence...

    'Silence' by Erling Kagge, translated by Betty L. Crook 3 stars/ 6 out of 10 The whole subject of solitude and silence is of great interest to me, and I have already read several books on this topic. I was interested in reading this new book by Erling Kagge, the Norwegian explo...

    That's my favourite book I read this year!!! <3 ...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars, but then I got to the part where he speaks worshipfully of Elon Musk and thanks him in the credits as a friend, so 2 stars it is. ...

    There are many who will not agree with my five star rating, but this book was exactly what I needed to begin my new year and I will be sharing it widely. There is no way for me to share all of the quotes that I loved from Kagge's offering but I will share two that will give you a taste...

    Meditative, beautiful. The pictures are a gorgeous accompaniment. I started reading this when I woke up one night at 4 am and couldn't fall back to sleep. This was the perfect time to read a book on silence. I am someone who values silence. I almost never listen to the radio in the car...

    I found this a thought provoking, intriguing and fascinating book. I did not know what quite to expect from it going in. It?s the type of book I enjoy reading snippets from, possibly at night time when trying to unwind from a busy day. I loved the photography in the book, it was ...

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the week: ?We live in the age of noise. Silence is almost extinct.? Philosopher and adventurer Erling Kagge - the first person to reach the ?three poles? of North, South and the summit of Everest - explores the power of silence, examining the impo...

    I enjoyed this super quick read. I picked it up after reading about it in the newspaper one weekend - I found his reflections interesting and thought-provoking. ...

    I really looked forward to this. And at first, the short little essays were interesting. But after a while the essays became more about a few quotes rather than anything profound. That said, there were some delightful sections and some very interesting observations and thought-provokin...

    Erling Kagge may be the ultimate challenge-seeker. According to the book?s jacket, Kagge is the first man to have completed the Three Poles Challenge on foot?the North Pole, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest. Wow! I would submit that his greatest challenge however, wa...

    Kagge opens this slim volume asking three questions on the nature of silence. He then responds to these with 33 vignettes each contemplating the power, importance, impact - of silence. I love silence, know how much I need it to be creative, find peace and connect to my self. However th...

  • Gill
    Jul 15, 2017

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

    The perfect review for this book on Silence would be: . . . . . . . . . Sadly the modern world isn't like that. We are bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and noise all day long. Our phones squeak for attention every few minutes, the noise from traffic on a...

    I couldn't help staring at the cover, taking a copy from the display and rearranging it so nobody would know I took a copy, and then replacing it. I couldn't decide whether or not this book was one to own, to hold at my bedside or one I could check out from the nearest library. I re...

    A lovely reflective book with which to finish the year. It sits somewhere in the ti-border area between popular philosophy, self help and extreme travelogue, all of which are genres I would ordinarily avoid like the plague. However, the writing is unpretentious and the insights profoun...

    This was an interesting read; I decided to read this book because it focuses on mindfulness and meditation. I?m currently really interested in learning about these two topics and this was a good book to get a feel of how one person interprets being mindful and inner peace. Silence...

    'Silence' by Erling Kagge, translated by Betty L. Crook 3 stars/ 6 out of 10 The whole subject of solitude and silence is of great interest to me, and I have already read several books on this topic. I was interested in reading this new book by Erling Kagge, the Norwegian explo...

  • Johannes
    Jan 28, 2018

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

    The perfect review for this book on Silence would be: . . . . . . . . . Sadly the modern world isn't like that. We are bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and noise all day long. Our phones squeak for attention every few minutes, the noise from traffic on a...

    I couldn't help staring at the cover, taking a copy from the display and rearranging it so nobody would know I took a copy, and then replacing it. I couldn't decide whether or not this book was one to own, to hold at my bedside or one I could check out from the nearest library. I re...

    A lovely reflective book with which to finish the year. It sits somewhere in the ti-border area between popular philosophy, self help and extreme travelogue, all of which are genres I would ordinarily avoid like the plague. However, the writing is unpretentious and the insights profoun...

    This was an interesting read; I decided to read this book because it focuses on mindfulness and meditation. I?m currently really interested in learning about these two topics and this was a good book to get a feel of how one person interprets being mindful and inner peace. Silence...

    'Silence' by Erling Kagge, translated by Betty L. Crook 3 stars/ 6 out of 10 The whole subject of solitude and silence is of great interest to me, and I have already read several books on this topic. I was interested in reading this new book by Erling Kagge, the Norwegian explo...

    That's my favourite book I read this year!!! <3 ...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars, but then I got to the part where he speaks worshipfully of Elon Musk and thanks him in the credits as a friend, so 2 stars it is. ...

    There are many who will not agree with my five star rating, but this book was exactly what I needed to begin my new year and I will be sharing it widely. There is no way for me to share all of the quotes that I loved from Kagge's offering but I will share two that will give you a taste...

    Meditative, beautiful. The pictures are a gorgeous accompaniment. I started reading this when I woke up one night at 4 am and couldn't fall back to sleep. This was the perfect time to read a book on silence. I am someone who values silence. I almost never listen to the radio in the car...

    I found this a thought provoking, intriguing and fascinating book. I did not know what quite to expect from it going in. It?s the type of book I enjoy reading snippets from, possibly at night time when trying to unwind from a busy day. I loved the photography in the book, it was ...

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the week: ?We live in the age of noise. Silence is almost extinct.? Philosopher and adventurer Erling Kagge - the first person to reach the ?three poles? of North, South and the summit of Everest - explores the power of silence, examining the impo...

    I enjoyed this super quick read. I picked it up after reading about it in the newspaper one weekend - I found his reflections interesting and thought-provoking. ...

    I really looked forward to this. And at first, the short little essays were interesting. But after a while the essays became more about a few quotes rather than anything profound. That said, there were some delightful sections and some very interesting observations and thought-provokin...

    Erling Kagge may be the ultimate challenge-seeker. According to the book?s jacket, Kagge is the first man to have completed the Three Poles Challenge on foot?the North Pole, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest. Wow! I would submit that his greatest challenge however, wa...

    Kagge opens this slim volume asking three questions on the nature of silence. He then responds to these with 33 vignettes each contemplating the power, importance, impact - of silence. I love silence, know how much I need it to be creative, find peace and connect to my self. However th...

    You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, even when the cover is so beautiful, and seemingly so well-designed to reflect the promised, tranquil topic. Alas, this slim book is really just a rambling set of musings about mindfulness, in no cohesive fashion, by a Norwegian philosopher who ...

    The concept of the book simple - the need to get away from the noise to reflect in the silence. Norwegian explorer, Erling Kagge, writes poetically about his own thoughts on the topic, and his interpretation of several philosophers' writings on silence. I had expected him to share m...

    One of the most important life lessons I've learned was from Mrs. Herzog's Algebra I class: "Sometimes addition happens through subtraction." We often find our happiest, richest, and fullest lives by taking things away, not by adding more things to them. Kagge, from an almost entirely ...

  • Megan Johnson
    Jan 14, 2018

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

  • Marjorie
    Oct 05, 2017

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

  • Leslie Ray
    Jan 21, 2019

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

  • Gary Moreau
    Dec 22, 2017

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

    The perfect review for this book on Silence would be: . . . . . . . . . Sadly the modern world isn't like that. We are bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and noise all day long. Our phones squeak for attention every few minutes, the noise from traffic on a...

    I couldn't help staring at the cover, taking a copy from the display and rearranging it so nobody would know I took a copy, and then replacing it. I couldn't decide whether or not this book was one to own, to hold at my bedside or one I could check out from the nearest library. I re...

    A lovely reflective book with which to finish the year. It sits somewhere in the ti-border area between popular philosophy, self help and extreme travelogue, all of which are genres I would ordinarily avoid like the plague. However, the writing is unpretentious and the insights profoun...

    This was an interesting read; I decided to read this book because it focuses on mindfulness and meditation. I?m currently really interested in learning about these two topics and this was a good book to get a feel of how one person interprets being mindful and inner peace. Silence...

    'Silence' by Erling Kagge, translated by Betty L. Crook 3 stars/ 6 out of 10 The whole subject of solitude and silence is of great interest to me, and I have already read several books on this topic. I was interested in reading this new book by Erling Kagge, the Norwegian explo...

    That's my favourite book I read this year!!! <3 ...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars, but then I got to the part where he speaks worshipfully of Elon Musk and thanks him in the credits as a friend, so 2 stars it is. ...

    There are many who will not agree with my five star rating, but this book was exactly what I needed to begin my new year and I will be sharing it widely. There is no way for me to share all of the quotes that I loved from Kagge's offering but I will share two that will give you a taste...

    Meditative, beautiful. The pictures are a gorgeous accompaniment. I started reading this when I woke up one night at 4 am and couldn't fall back to sleep. This was the perfect time to read a book on silence. I am someone who values silence. I almost never listen to the radio in the car...

    I found this a thought provoking, intriguing and fascinating book. I did not know what quite to expect from it going in. It?s the type of book I enjoy reading snippets from, possibly at night time when trying to unwind from a busy day. I loved the photography in the book, it was ...

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the week: ?We live in the age of noise. Silence is almost extinct.? Philosopher and adventurer Erling Kagge - the first person to reach the ?three poles? of North, South and the summit of Everest - explores the power of silence, examining the impo...

    I enjoyed this super quick read. I picked it up after reading about it in the newspaper one weekend - I found his reflections interesting and thought-provoking. ...

    I really looked forward to this. And at first, the short little essays were interesting. But after a while the essays became more about a few quotes rather than anything profound. That said, there were some delightful sections and some very interesting observations and thought-provokin...

    Erling Kagge may be the ultimate challenge-seeker. According to the book?s jacket, Kagge is the first man to have completed the Three Poles Challenge on foot?the North Pole, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest. Wow! I would submit that his greatest challenge however, wa...

  • Mark Joyce
    Dec 31, 2018

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

    The perfect review for this book on Silence would be: . . . . . . . . . Sadly the modern world isn't like that. We are bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and noise all day long. Our phones squeak for attention every few minutes, the noise from traffic on a...

    I couldn't help staring at the cover, taking a copy from the display and rearranging it so nobody would know I took a copy, and then replacing it. I couldn't decide whether or not this book was one to own, to hold at my bedside or one I could check out from the nearest library. I re...

    A lovely reflective book with which to finish the year. It sits somewhere in the ti-border area between popular philosophy, self help and extreme travelogue, all of which are genres I would ordinarily avoid like the plague. However, the writing is unpretentious and the insights profoun...

  • Crazy Book Eater
    Jul 26, 2017

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

  • Liz
    Jun 05, 2018

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

    The perfect review for this book on Silence would be: . . . . . . . . . Sadly the modern world isn't like that. We are bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and noise all day long. Our phones squeak for attention every few minutes, the noise from traffic on a...

    I couldn't help staring at the cover, taking a copy from the display and rearranging it so nobody would know I took a copy, and then replacing it. I couldn't decide whether or not this book was one to own, to hold at my bedside or one I could check out from the nearest library. I re...

    A lovely reflective book with which to finish the year. It sits somewhere in the ti-border area between popular philosophy, self help and extreme travelogue, all of which are genres I would ordinarily avoid like the plague. However, the writing is unpretentious and the insights profoun...

    This was an interesting read; I decided to read this book because it focuses on mindfulness and meditation. I?m currently really interested in learning about these two topics and this was a good book to get a feel of how one person interprets being mindful and inner peace. Silence...

    'Silence' by Erling Kagge, translated by Betty L. Crook 3 stars/ 6 out of 10 The whole subject of solitude and silence is of great interest to me, and I have already read several books on this topic. I was interested in reading this new book by Erling Kagge, the Norwegian explo...

    That's my favourite book I read this year!!! <3 ...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars, but then I got to the part where he speaks worshipfully of Elon Musk and thanks him in the credits as a friend, so 2 stars it is. ...

    There are many who will not agree with my five star rating, but this book was exactly what I needed to begin my new year and I will be sharing it widely. There is no way for me to share all of the quotes that I loved from Kagge's offering but I will share two that will give you a taste...

    Meditative, beautiful. The pictures are a gorgeous accompaniment. I started reading this when I woke up one night at 4 am and couldn't fall back to sleep. This was the perfect time to read a book on silence. I am someone who values silence. I almost never listen to the radio in the car...

    I found this a thought provoking, intriguing and fascinating book. I did not know what quite to expect from it going in. It?s the type of book I enjoy reading snippets from, possibly at night time when trying to unwind from a busy day. I loved the photography in the book, it was ...

  • Betty BoomBa
    Mar 25, 2019

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

    The perfect review for this book on Silence would be: . . . . . . . . . Sadly the modern world isn't like that. We are bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and noise all day long. Our phones squeak for attention every few minutes, the noise from traffic on a...

    I couldn't help staring at the cover, taking a copy from the display and rearranging it so nobody would know I took a copy, and then replacing it. I couldn't decide whether or not this book was one to own, to hold at my bedside or one I could check out from the nearest library. I re...

    A lovely reflective book with which to finish the year. It sits somewhere in the ti-border area between popular philosophy, self help and extreme travelogue, all of which are genres I would ordinarily avoid like the plague. However, the writing is unpretentious and the insights profoun...

    This was an interesting read; I decided to read this book because it focuses on mindfulness and meditation. I?m currently really interested in learning about these two topics and this was a good book to get a feel of how one person interprets being mindful and inner peace. Silence...

    'Silence' by Erling Kagge, translated by Betty L. Crook 3 stars/ 6 out of 10 The whole subject of solitude and silence is of great interest to me, and I have already read several books on this topic. I was interested in reading this new book by Erling Kagge, the Norwegian explo...

    That's my favourite book I read this year!!! <3 ...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars, but then I got to the part where he speaks worshipfully of Elon Musk and thanks him in the credits as a friend, so 2 stars it is. ...

    There are many who will not agree with my five star rating, but this book was exactly what I needed to begin my new year and I will be sharing it widely. There is no way for me to share all of the quotes that I loved from Kagge's offering but I will share two that will give you a taste...

    Meditative, beautiful. The pictures are a gorgeous accompaniment. I started reading this when I woke up one night at 4 am and couldn't fall back to sleep. This was the perfect time to read a book on silence. I am someone who values silence. I almost never listen to the radio in the car...

    I found this a thought provoking, intriguing and fascinating book. I did not know what quite to expect from it going in. It?s the type of book I enjoy reading snippets from, possibly at night time when trying to unwind from a busy day. I loved the photography in the book, it was ...

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the week: ?We live in the age of noise. Silence is almost extinct.? Philosopher and adventurer Erling Kagge - the first person to reach the ?three poles? of North, South and the summit of Everest - explores the power of silence, examining the impo...

    I enjoyed this super quick read. I picked it up after reading about it in the newspaper one weekend - I found his reflections interesting and thought-provoking. ...

    I really looked forward to this. And at first, the short little essays were interesting. But after a while the essays became more about a few quotes rather than anything profound. That said, there were some delightful sections and some very interesting observations and thought-provokin...

  • Coffee&Quasars
    Apr 12, 2019

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

  • Aileen Humphreys
    Jan 04, 2018

    I usually have a book of short stories or essays that I read at bedtime. These are the only books I read in bed. The title was perfect, called to me, as I too value my silent time, not only value it but need it to keep my mental equilibrium steady. I don't even own a cell phone. I foun...

    I found this book deeply unsatisfying. Whatever it's about, it's not really about silence. Erling Kagge is a well known explorer and traveller. My expectations, based on the book's summary, was that he would be writing about his experiences of silence journeying to the North or South P...

    This isn't a very long book and is more of a series of vignettes by the author on silence. There are 33 sections, with each like a separate essay. If you are someone who already values the essentials of silence, this will probably not add anything that you don't already know. However, ...

    Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life? For me, this was that book. At the time of reading it, I've been laid up for 6 weeks after ankle surgery which has given me more than enough time to think about what...

    This is a very silly book. Kagge is an explorer and entrepreneur whose worldview is close to 180 degrees away from my own. He seems earnest, but entirely humorless and enraptured by rich people problems. He also, in my mind, has never met an anecdote from which he can't draw the wro...

    3.6 stars. A lush meadow of insight lined with the occasional landmine of false profundity. Overall a worthwhile read on an underappreciated subject. ...

    Erling Kagge is quite an impressive man. He was the first person in the world to walk alone to the South Pole. He was also the first to surmount the "three poles" ? North, South and the summit of Mount Everest. He?s the founder of a publishing house and a well-respected author. I w...

    Silence: In the Age of Noise was kind of a disappointment. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. But it didn't. This book basically repeats the same points over and over: It's good to get out into na...

    2,5. This book was like a small collection of interesting quotes about silence and inspiration. I appreciate who the author is and what he did but I find this book pointless. ?? ...

    The perfect review for this book on Silence would be: . . . . . . . . . Sadly the modern world isn't like that. We are bombarded by a cacophony of sounds and noise all day long. Our phones squeak for attention every few minutes, the noise from traffic on a...

    I couldn't help staring at the cover, taking a copy from the display and rearranging it so nobody would know I took a copy, and then replacing it. I couldn't decide whether or not this book was one to own, to hold at my bedside or one I could check out from the nearest library. I re...

    A lovely reflective book with which to finish the year. It sits somewhere in the ti-border area between popular philosophy, self help and extreme travelogue, all of which are genres I would ordinarily avoid like the plague. However, the writing is unpretentious and the insights profoun...

    This was an interesting read; I decided to read this book because it focuses on mindfulness and meditation. I?m currently really interested in learning about these two topics and this was a good book to get a feel of how one person interprets being mindful and inner peace. Silence...

    'Silence' by Erling Kagge, translated by Betty L. Crook 3 stars/ 6 out of 10 The whole subject of solitude and silence is of great interest to me, and I have already read several books on this topic. I was interested in reading this new book by Erling Kagge, the Norwegian explo...

    That's my favourite book I read this year!!! <3 ...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars, but then I got to the part where he speaks worshipfully of Elon Musk and thanks him in the credits as a friend, so 2 stars it is. ...

    There are many who will not agree with my five star rating, but this book was exactly what I needed to begin my new year and I will be sharing it widely. There is no way for me to share all of the quotes that I loved from Kagge's offering but I will share two that will give you a taste...

    Meditative, beautiful. The pictures are a gorgeous accompaniment. I started reading this when I woke up one night at 4 am and couldn't fall back to sleep. This was the perfect time to read a book on silence. I am someone who values silence. I almost never listen to the radio in the car...

    I found this a thought provoking, intriguing and fascinating book. I did not know what quite to expect from it going in. It?s the type of book I enjoy reading snippets from, possibly at night time when trying to unwind from a busy day. I loved the photography in the book, it was ...

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the week: ?We live in the age of noise. Silence is almost extinct.? Philosopher and adventurer Erling Kagge - the first person to reach the ?three poles? of North, South and the summit of Everest - explores the power of silence, examining the impo...

    I enjoyed this super quick read. I picked it up after reading about it in the newspaper one weekend - I found his reflections interesting and thought-provoking. ...

    I really looked forward to this. And at first, the short little essays were interesting. But after a while the essays became more about a few quotes rather than anything profound. That said, there were some delightful sections and some very interesting observations and thought-provokin...

    Erling Kagge may be the ultimate challenge-seeker. According to the book?s jacket, Kagge is the first man to have completed the Three Poles Challenge on foot?the North Pole, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest. Wow! I would submit that his greatest challenge however, wa...

    Kagge opens this slim volume asking three questions on the nature of silence. He then responds to these with 33 vignettes each contemplating the power, importance, impact - of silence. I love silence, know how much I need it to be creative, find peace and connect to my self. However th...

    You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, even when the cover is so beautiful, and seemingly so well-designed to reflect the promised, tranquil topic. Alas, this slim book is really just a rambling set of musings about mindfulness, in no cohesive fashion, by a Norwegian philosopher who ...

    The concept of the book simple - the need to get away from the noise to reflect in the silence. Norwegian explorer, Erling Kagge, writes poetically about his own thoughts on the topic, and his interpretation of several philosophers' writings on silence. I had expected him to share m...