Although in other reviews of Steve's work a few listeners have commented on his tone of voice (it is rather deep) and his delivery (he isn't as inflective as some readers), I thoroughly enjoyed listening and laughing to his dry sense of humor and his cut-to-the-chase insights. In my view, Steve's delivery is excellent, as you feel like he's right there talking to you (as opposed to simply reading the book to you). Steve's openness and candor about his own foibles makes this work even more enjoyable - as he openly admits that he has told these same lies to himself (and he provides numerous examples), and has struggled as much as (if not more than) most when it comes to getting a grip and taking responsibility for his own life. This is one audio book I plan to listen to again and again. Way to go Steve! BTW... I found a good photo and background info on Steve at http://www.stevechandler.com/about.htm
Other reviewers listed how dull and monotone Chandler's delivery is with this book and I would agree with that. However, more than this is the limited perspective that the author himself has. He is like a dog unable to see the rainbow of possibilities because of his limited vision. Some of his information has value for those just beginning a conscious path, but for others who already have gotten these concepts, so much of it is just oversimplified and even misleadingly limiting crap.
I really enjoyed the beginning of this book. I don't regret buying it but I would agree with the reviewer that started getting bored by the middle of the book. Maybe because the explanation of those mid-book lies started to get too remedial. It does not help that he is not that great of a narrator. But overall, the book is good.
Steve Chandler has an incredible way of sharing stories of the way we create and lies to hold us back from our greatness! a must read!
I really enjoyed the humor used in this book. The comedy helped the author make his points. Too many self help books are humorless and much less compelling.
I thought the author did an excellent job of narrating. I actually thought it was by a professional narrator but was pleased to find it was the author. An author gives the exact nuance to his writing and you know you are getting the best interpretation.
The ideas in this book were generally new, not the rehashed platitudes you find in many self-help books. I attribute that to the authors varied background (which included writing country music).
I didn’t think that the simple 17 points that this book made would have the impact that they do… but they do!
Sometimes, simple is better and when it’s pointed out when I say “I don’t have time”, and then helps me to take another look at the statement (lie), it brings about a shift in thinking that you just can’t get away from.
I’m a motivational/inspirational speaker and I’ll be sure to reference this book in my future talks.
This book had life-altering revelation after revelation. I am, all at once, convicted and empowered in a way I haven't been in years.
Terrific book that really reminded me why we need not be discouraged and should in fact be excited to wake up and pursue life each day! I really appreciate Steve's insight and recommend 17 Lies that Are Holding You Back to anyone needing some encouragement.
Had I noticed it was from Steve Chandler I would have never gotten this book, mainly because I remember really hating his voice on another audio. I think Steve has greatly improved, and the material in this book is truly valuable too. I really like it.