I tried to listen to this book but it was too wordy and author goes off in a tangent a lot. The reader puts me to sleep. This could use some major editing to make it more concise and get to the point.
Many of us might be looking for a quick handbook for life. This is pretty much that, except that it's a lot bigger than a handbook. It's like a textbook for life. It gives you most of what you need to know about life, including methods for successful relationships (personal and business), how to be successful in general, how to improve your spiritual life, and more.
It's a must-read, but it's also a serious read. I don't mean to put you off. Everyone unstressed in personal/spiritual/professional development should read this. You can start at the beginning and get the gist of it or go all the way and get all the detail. Like a good textbook, you can go back to it for a refresher. It is a textbook for life.
That's just my own personal reaction.
No. It is just too boring! An elderly figure recommended it to me. Out of respect I tried it out, but I couldn't stand the endless lecturing. This is by far THE ONLY AUDIO BOOK I COULDN'T FINISH!
I don't think so. The writing style consists of mostly bland description of ideas and principles, very little concrete examples, stories or interesting anecdotes, let alone scientific studies.
Oh, hell no! No plot to turn into a script, and no star would want to be in such a surefire box office bomb.
I would consider that it is easier to get through the audiobook a couple of times if you live a very busy life, however the printed version is always better.
I like the fact that it is an amazing book that you can learn alot from.
That he is straight to the point and provides great quality work.
The 2 x 2 matrix of what is important and what is urgent!
For those who want to understand taking responsibility for your stewardship. shifts in paradigm, understanding others and developing empathy. seeing beyond one's self and becoming more selfaware. I highly recommend this book.
Powerful, Effective Self-help
While a lot of reviewers dislike Covey narrating his own book I enjoyed it. He does have a bit of a monotonous tone that turns his narration from a reading into more of a lecture, but I believe that's the best way to narrate this book.
Also he is the author so you get the feeling that the way he narrates is the exact way he intended the book to be read.
No way. There is so much information in this book that I will need at least 2 more listens to grasp most of the lessons taught.
I find that most self-help books focus on one idea and cover it in-depth throughout the book. Covey tackles 7 ideas in this book and each idea has several sub ideas to them. Because of this the book should probably be listened to several times if your serious about applying his habits in your life. Definitely worth every penny of the cost.