I give this book an 8.5 out of 10 because of the second person reading Sally's book. She is extremely dynamic and I enjoyed hearing her book, in her words. I was disappointed and bored by the second reader of the second half of the book. In fact, I skipped over a few sections where he was reading because the book lost its spark with his voice. She comes back on in Part 3 of the book, but so much critical information was hard for me to listen to because her male reader was so damn boring and clinical.Publishers need to get a grip and let authors read their own books. They have no realistic idea of how poor reading affects an audiobook. If you have a dynamic author, let them read their book!
Sally, hands down is better at delivering her own research. Nothing against Erik, but he was wrong for reading her book. I was thrilled to see she was reading it and I have recommended the book to many friends. I am reluctant to recommend the audiobook because they used to readers who simply did not mesh well together.
I purchased Sally's book after listening to an entertaining (and fascinating) interview conducted by Mitch Joel over at TwistImage, that featured the captivating Ms. Hogshead.
So far, I've listened to the complete audio-book twice, and the application section four times. And no, I'm not dense--this is simply great insight worth reviewing a few times.
Get this one point from the book: YOU ARE FASCINATING!
I cannot begin to describe the impact this work has had on my annual planning, future dreaming, and most importantly, the foundational certainty it provided to my personal brand. For quite some time, I have known that I had a couple of primary traits which symbiotically act as a singular catalyst when I 'get it right'. I've taken numerous personality tests that always seemed to fall short in their applicability.
It seems my Fascination triggers are: Prestige and Vice...isn't that great?! I know, you look at those two and go, "Wow, he must sell drugs in designer bags." or, "OMG, his hero must be Don Johnson!"
Do not be alarmed--read on. Now, I know why I enjoy setting new standards for competitors and gain a sense of awe when I witness an authentic brand, and why I just flat-out love to win (Prestige). The same holds true for my irreverent, but great sense of humor and timing, as well as an innate distrust of the 'way its always been done' (Vice), and why I am compelled to create a better way.
Buy this book before all the audio files have been downloaded!!! Take the F-Score test at Sally's website. Finally say hello to: what makes your soul sing; which facets of your personality are compelling; the authentic characteristics of your fascinating personal brand.
This book has even helped my marriage! My wife and I are polar opposites, and we know how to appreciate that now. Her triggers are Trust and Alarm. Buy the book and figure out what I mean.