I have recently found a service called Business Book Review. The company I work for uses this service to breakdown books to the most fundamental parts. I would say the important parts. I read The Speed of Trust by Stephen M Covey in full and later check out the business review. I found after reading both that I could have saved a lot of time and energy if I just read the review. The review has all the important concepts without the stories. I do like the stories in some books but these days I find that I don’t need stories as much to support the topics. There are many book review services check them out.