I love (audio)books.
I like Robert Greene. But this one is not his best book. He repeats a lot the story of 50 Cent, that could have been one chapter of the book. But every chapter he insists of coming back to that story. But don't get me wrong, I liked the book as a whole.
My tip is: If you want a GREAT Robert Greene's book, read MASTERY.
The lessons and laws.
I wouldn't compare it something else it in a league of it's own.
Voice tone and inflection.
The real truth in life and business success.
While not a huge fan of rap I do like Robert Greene. $.50 and Greene offer great advice on how to make your own success in this life.
I've listened to several of Robert Greene's other works (The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies of War) and now The 50th Law. This one is a bit different. Most of the time the books are full of amazing and interesting stories from history. This one is no exception. You still get tales of Machiavelli and Napoleon, but this time Robert Greene draws parallels to a current and still living person Curtis Jackson (aka 50 Cent). I thought the stories shared from 50 Cents life were fascinating and provided a more relate-able look into the 48 Laws of Power (don't get me wrong, stories about court life and the battle field are interesting, just not something too many of us face day to day). I just wish there were more. There's an equal split between stories of 50 Cent and stories from history. I wish it was more skewed towards stories about 50 Cent.
Robert Greene does the bulk of the narration (50 Cent reads a line at the beginning of each chapter) and, for an author, does a good job. If you like anything else Robert Greene has done you'll probably enjoy this.
Yes. The book is all about developing a better mindset and becoming independent.
I listened to this book in long stretches of time. I never found myself getting tired of the narration.
This will surely get repeat listens in upcoming years.
50's story is eye opening. It shows you what others go through in America. It shows you how easy your life is in comparison- how much privilege and advantage you have had- and how you should do much, much more with your life.
The book is full of food for thought and reminders of the important things in life. An easy and enjoyable listen.
Absolutely recommendable to a friend. The breaks down the intricate fundamentals of true success and illustrates to us why we prevent ourselves from going as far as we can go.
I like the analogies back to 50 cent's life, but I love the classic Robert Greene incorporation of historic examples such as FDR, Michelangelo, Napoleon, and John F. Kennedy, among others.
I haven't listened to any of Robert Greene's other performances but I have read The 48 Laws of Power. Not a bad performance at all, but I have heard better. Not a hindrance though, still a good listen.
I will definitely move forward with the fact that there is no such thing as a shortcut and it makes much more sense to focus on a few things and mastering those things instead of looking for the next "best" thing.
The story exaggerates the life and uprising of 50 cent in a good way. Hines sight is always 20 20 and Greene does a great job painting 50 into the history books as a never fallible business icon. Greene's background is in history and war so he understands how to write a cronical that will be used as reference 100 years from now. "When you create the history you can make it perfect." The advice and knowledge in the book is very entertaining and Greene does a fantastic job narrating the story. If you are interested in history, success, and a great story this book is for you.
It would have been nice to have more 50 cent pieces. Hearing his voice from time to time really brought it home... he probably had less than 30 minutes all up. But it was a fantastic piece of work. Great structured, quality insight, and well narrated.
Not enough. There should have been more 50 Cent talking.
Nope. Too long... and it was nice to think about the different chapters. Give it time to sink in.