Really great, recommend to all. I was turned off by how conservative Dr Covey is... didn't appreciate invocations of God...thought it was prudish to insist we "not think pornographic thoughts". Still, a great listen.
The segment on principled living.
Both. What a thought-provoking book.
For those people caught in the trap of having life live them this book is a must read. If you were stranded on a desert island next to the Bible, this book would have to be one of ten I would pick.
Having read the book some years ago, it is nice to be able to listen to it once again in this complete and unabridged format.
While all of the seven habits are compelling, it is very moving to reflect on how important it is first to understand others, and only then to seek to be understood yourself. Covey's suggestions for this habit are truly outstanding!
I am a long time admirer of Covey and so I really enjoy the fact that it is he himself who is reading the text. Having said this, his voice seems at times tired and lacking energy. Some might find this difficult to listen to for longer periods of time.
This is a life changing book. If you have not read it yet, it is a definite must read. If you have already read it once, you need to listen to it again!
This is my first book purchased on Audible.com. I am listening to it at home on my computer and on the road through my iPhone. Whispersync is awesome! I always pick up exactly where I left off, no matter were I am! I am very impressed with Audible, and will be continuing to purchase audiobooks using this service.
This book puts into words some of the best practices you have always thought would be a great idea. It makes them very real and applicable to every day life. Step by step and example by example he shows you the way to empower your life. I plan on reading over and over
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...
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.