After listening to this, I felt like I wanted to take a 6 hour shower to rinse the filth off. This book is icky and, at times, I cringed and even caught myself saying out loud, "Oh ewww..." once or twice. BUT, the information in the book would definitely give one the knowledge to avoid being a "victim" or "prey" (the authors words!) for a seducer. Forewarned is forearmed.
The quality of the actual audiobook is good. I didn't mind the narrator, although I can see how others might. The tone he uses in the preview is the tone he uses for the entire book. It does move at a nice pace. I did actually like the historical examples and the fact this book is not geared to just men. If a woman were looking for how to be a seductress, there is plenty here.
Although some might question the morality of a book intended as an instructional manual on seduction, this book was an interesting read. The author speaks through the book as if it the text were a veritable "how-to" manual, however, that is not entirely the case. Reading this book will not transform an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan, however, many of the points are valid and worth consideration. Please read this book, and practice its principles with care. No one enjoys being manipulated, and seduction and manipulation are heavily intertwined, according to the author. Nevertheless, seduction on a benign scale will always be part of human nature. Read this book and learn to flirt - and fulfull - someone's romantic yearnings, but do not intentionally set out to break someone's heart in some petty "conquest".
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.
I've been listening to this book non-stop! Many ideas correspond with ideas in other seduction programs. It made me realize what I need to do and what direction I need to shift. It could give more tangible examples like the other seduction programs. But it still is inspirational and practical!
I was captivated by the poignantly intelligent dissemination of seduction and human psychology offered by the author. This book is rather lengthy however and goes into painstaking detail on the subject matter of seduction, therefore I decided to opt for the audiobook over the over 400 pages of print. One caveat to the audiobooks is that listening to the book is not at all enjoyable if you detest the narrator's voice. I chose this audiobook because I knew that I would be able to withstand the voice of the narrator for the totality of the five hours it takes to listen to this. You have been forewarned to preview this before purchase, the narrator's voice is very distinctive, and its likeability can be polarizing. You either love it or you hate it.
This author makes good points but I hate the use of a the word victim and target being used. Especially with the slimy sounding reader. If they would change these two things it don't think the principles shown in here are all that bad. We should all be aware of things people use to seduce us that are mentioned in this book.
There are some right insights into human psychology here which are found in many other books about "right relationships". If you are a self-centered individual then this book can be very useful if you would like to become more selfish. Since self-centeredness is the opposite of love you will greatly reduce your opportunities of experiencing real love and truly be satisfied and happy in life.
From a historical standpoint, wonderful book. I have a lot of information on how to be coy and those who 'perfected' the methods. Not sure that I feel as 'powerful' as I'd like, but gained a great foundation.