I have no doubt the content of this book is valuable, and I'll be finishing it in hard copy. The author-reader's delivery was just awful and, for my own sanity, I had to stop listening. Simple words were mispronounced (i.e., "picture" was spoken as "pitcher"). Cadence was choppy. Intonation was flat. But the last straw was the author-reader's announcement of "New Heading" at every transition. Even now, I cringe thinking about it. A more skilled reader would have been able to make those transitions without offering the listener a roadmap.
I have read this book at least 20 times, and it is really nice to just sit back and listen to Stephen Covey read the book with the perfect emphasis on specific parts. I was lucky enough to see him in person before he died, and he truly believed in the 7 habits. I would suggest the audiobook as a companion to the actual book, because you will want to go back over and over.
Covey had a true passion for this book, and it is obvious in the reading.
I've applied every step of this book to different facets of my life, and it has made me if not more effective, much happier.
Just couldn't get into it, I bought the book and thought maybe if I could listen it would be more interesting but no it wasn't
Practical Inspiring Addictive
None. It's unique and I love it.
He came across as educated, humble and sincere. There was a purity about his intention to reach the listener.
A comprehension about the value of setting goals.
This was my first purchase from Audible and after downloading the book always starts from Habit 3, not the beginning therefore I have missed the first section and consequently haven't gone any further with it.
Hadn't got around to pointing this out to you either, until now...
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I would definitely listen to this book again. In fact, I started to listen again to hear things I might have missed the first time. I believe this book is for everyone. It's principles are not area specific. I think families would benefit a lot from this book.
Towards the end of the book he describes his life while writing a book. He lived in Hawaii and spent a lot of time cultivating his relationship with his wife. The way he describes this time is very intriguing.
No, I knew I would need to listen to this book across many opportunities.
Do all the things he asks you to do in the book while you are listening to it. I think this would help you grasp more of the benefits to this book. Even if its a little effort. It will help.
I haven't been able to listen to it yet due to software compatibility issues and I grow weary of calling for assistance.
I hope Audible can provide better connection to google or firefox browsers, because it is really a pain to have to re-establish the connection and re-down load the books.
Simply great. Other reviewers complained about it being too long. I disagree. It's like spending time with a wise elder, the material is so rich.
The audiobook is packed full of wisdom, compassion and practical advice. The kind of book I will turn to again and again. I truly feel that Covey's book is the highwater mark for self-development. I understand now why his words have become part of the American vernacular.
His voice conveys a lot about the depth of his feeling, insight and experience.
Yes, this is the my second time. my first i read the book. Because it is the kind of book that you will have to visit again after a change in your life ether at work, home or with friends.
Start with the end in mindListen first
Everything plus the real example stores
yes there was many the made me remember some things that i could have handed better
If i was a CEO of an organization which i hope to be soon i would recommend that all employees read it. their was only two chapters that had one or two one second glitch.
Listening to Stephen Covey narrarate it himself was like being in his classroom hearing his lecture!