Maltz's original book is a masterpiece. Sadly Kennedy wrote a new version which is much longer. He has dumbed down Maltz's book. Don't bother to get this book.
Just get the original Pschocybernetics and study that. It is loaded with gems.
Kenney's addition is loaded with trash.
The performance is fine. The content is a disgusting dumming down of Maltz's masterpiece
This is an exceptional audio program. So much so that I have listened to it many times over, and more recently purchased the printed book. I highly recommend using both formats in concert, the book as a study guide, and the audio program as a method of reinforcing the overall message of the book in your (the reader's) mind. This is far and away my favorite Audible title, and I have amassed quite a few in the short time I have been a member.
I've read tons of self-help books and this one has by far the most practical information. It is very easy to understand and keeps my attention. The person reading the book really does an excellent job at making you believe he is the actual author.
I am only halfway through this listen, but must say the ideas and concepts presented so far can be life changing (life improving) if one decides to use them. To think Maltz first wrote PC in 1960 - he was a true pioneer of the self-improvement movement. I am not quite certain what is Kennedy's work and which is Malt's work, however the two mesh well and give the listenner a lot to work with. It is not what happen's to us that impacts us as much as how we perceive what happens to us. Insecure individuals usually attempt to display power and material things to show their worth and if we realize this we won't let their quirks effect us as we may otherwise do. Also, visualization can often be as effective as physically doing something in regards to learning something - visually practising the piano or golf for example. These are just a few of the concepts presented. All in all I feel most anyone can benefit from listenning and practicing some of what is presented in this book.
Little Palace Worker
This is a great book! It basically fills in some of the gaps in Napolean Hill's philosophy of success. I've seen immediate results from using some of the techniques.
As a continual reader of and participant in personal development programs, I found this to be outstanding. It was my first Audible.com selection. I found Kennedy has very nicely blended Maltz's timeless ideas with more current content to provide an extremely useful program.
I would focus more on the content and message of the book. This is a very strange book. The entire thing is a commercial for the book. So much so that I feel like I didn't even read anything about Psycho-Cybernetics and need to listen the original in order to get the message.
There are many books that state the same message much better in my opinion. Ask and It Is Given, the Law of Attraction, Think and Grow Rich to name a few.
Interesting that a plastic surgeon would be the one to figure out the keys to happiness and success in the mental realm.
Every book I've read about NLP and reprogramming the subconscious seems to have its roots in this book.
I hope Maltz's other books will be available on Audio Book here soon.
This book is packed with very useable insights and excercises. It has help me very effectively handle the chairmanship of a conference and has improved my relationships and my confidence. It contains a set of success basics that everyone should know.