I feel kind of like all I did was learn how to identify different types of seductors - not how to operate as one or how to select which one would work in a given situation. Bought the book with intentions of applying the principals at work for career advancement (as advertised and without sex). I was pretty disappointed that my expectations were not met. Nonetheless, it was an interesting read and the "Publisher's Summary" did not oversell it terribly. I'll probably listen again some day and hopefully pick up on some subtleties I missed the first time.
I cannot believe I spent money buying this book!??!!!
It seems to be written by the dark Lord himself (from either the Lord of the rings or Harry Potter) trying to create his army of equally dark, imbecile people. What he talks about in the book not only goes against all your moral ethics and beliefs but it is just so instrinsically wrong, that even if a person uses them and finds some success h/she will never finding lasting happiness. He teaches people to be "coquettish", "contradictory", "Send mixed signals", "dandy", and "believe in your own lies"....????
He even refers to the people you intend to seduce as "Victims"! Is he enrolling Vampires? I have never been so utterly disappointed in any book or in myself for having bought it. Your seductions did not work here.
This unusual text can be viewed from many points of view. On one level, the author's intentions are at best quite disturbing, because the texts theme has definite anti-social undertones. Deception, manipulation, exploitation of peoples weaknesses to achieve selfish ends has no moralistic value whatsoever; in fact the whole idea of preying on a 'victims' weaknesses in order to position them within your power, to then sexually dominate and influence them to your wiles and wishes, is a deplorable concept anyway you view it.
The lessons on seduction, at bottom, can really only work if one's targeted victim has some weakness or vulnerability of character. (Green warns to stay away from confident, grounded individuals). I think this guy had a bad relationship with his mother. Maybe she was absent or a tramp. Don't live a loveless life - it's not worth it in the end.
This book was an esoteric, disjointed, and hard to listen piece of garbage.
The story presented myth, legend, and opinion as fact. The author referenced the thoughts, feelings, and actions of people of history, like Cleopatra and Julius Ceasar, as fact. I couldn't seem to make sense of the order or contradictory methods implied by the book. It sounded more like some speculation and rambling of someones thoughts than any kind of fact, tactic, or applicable information.
The performance attempted to take on the seductive, deep, mysterious tone one might imagine a seducer to have. It came off pompous, cheesy, and annoying.
I don't recommend this book at all.
A PUA who got lost and forgot that rhetoric and flattery of yourself isn't actually helpful
If he'd brought some actual proof behind what he was saying
volume was far too low. Couldn't hear anything
Great narrator! A world without morals leads to more suffering and decay. Gives you the information necessary to obtain selfish pleasure quickly.
All I have to say is Robert Greene!
There is no value in what he is saying.. just a dramatic way of twisting anything you do as "good" for power and "bad" for power, even if it is the same thing. For example.. you should be available and act charming to "fool" your opponent into believing you like him/her, two pages before that "you should be unavailable and mysterious" to "fool" your opponent and spark their interest and desire. And then he describes an identical situation. Completely useless content. He should be writing fiction
Yes, definitely, this book really captures a reader's attention.
No, but his voice is so mesmerizing.
The information given out. It's a great way to recognize manipulation and tack around to avoid it.
I thought Jeff David's reading was overkill--almost Snidely Whiplash-ish. I could see him kneading and rolling his hands. I don't get why these readers can't just read the damn book instead of trying to act.
this wouldn't be a movie
Breath taking history
Originality...Never seen the horizons of the subject before Robert revealed it. This is a life change experience book.
Amazing...very expressive and touching.
Seduction is a basic characteristic of Human history.
Special congratulations for the narrator for his terrific performance.