"Essentially a book about relating well with others"
The message is simple. Praise, acknowledge others strengths and do so sincerely. Unfortunately the narrator A MacMillan has failed to convey the core messages in this book in a sincere and respectful way. I felt like I had a school teacher talking down to me throughout the entire book. His tone lacked any genuine regard for the content of the book. Avoid this version of the audio book.
"Things To Do Before I Die"
Every human being on the planet should read this. After reading/listening and applying those teachings in everyday situations, I consider this book to be the most important book I've read. It's needless to say more, just listen to it. Again and again.
"A timeless classic"
This book has been around for some time now, but its content is still relevant today. Very many interesting anecdotes with very usefule advice. Very easy to listen to.
How to get to yes
I originally bought this book to read, but since I do not go by bus/train to work any more, the book I only read the introduction to is now gathering dust on my shelf. I am really glad that I bought this on Audible. Dale Carnegie is still inspirational today as he was over 70 years ago. I have caught myself using some of his techniques and have found it really useful. I will definitely have a listen to it again - you don't get everything the first time round...
I liked the stories and the nostalgia of when the book was originally written and the lessons taught throughout the entire book. What I would like to see is a more up to date version with the same principles being taught. That aside the only reason you know about the success in the stories is because the people continued to use the principles they showed.
"Awesome book and narration!"
Loved this one. Dale Carnegie has a truly unique perspective on relationships and handling people in various situations. The whole thing is very positive and will undoubtedly help you develop your people skills. Encourage, avoid criticism, let others do the talking etc. all very practical and easy methods to apply. Though it is an old book, the teachings are still very much valid in todays society!
The book is pleasant to listen to; it is also quite entertaining as the author appears to be able to do miracles. Very recommended.
"perennial good advice"
What might have seemed corny if a book was written in this style recently, the nature of the examples given lend a compelling charm which makes you continue to want to listen. What's more, their nature is simple enough to lend an obvious and clear basis tot he points they're trying to make.
A life changer? Probably not but massively useful.
I originally owned the audio cassettes of this recording, one tape of which got damaged so I was very pleased to see it was available on Audible. Although the political references are foreign and seemingly ancient - the book was written in the USA in the early 20th century - it is still as relevant today as it was when written. This book is not just for salespeople, it is not about personal growth or finding a life-partner, it is just about oiling the wheels of interaction with other people; master this and everything else will follow. Highly recommended.
"I can see why it's a classic."
Probably one of the best books I have ever read.... ooops listened too :-). It examines some of the most successful people in history from all walks of life and breaks down into simple steps what habits they formed to help them be successful. I have started to put into place some of the advise given in this book and found that people are far more receptive when you learn to put your ideas into the correct package. In a nutshell this is what this book will teach you to do. Package your ideas and help motivate those around you, this isn't just a business thing but I found it helpful with parenting my 8 and 6 year old boys.