I haven't gotten very far in the book yet, and I know this sounds petty, but the speech impediment of the reader makes the book difficult to listen to. I find myself stuck on the mispronounced words and no longer listening to what has been said since I heard the problem word. Then I have to rewind and try to ignore it. A personal issue, I know, but I'm mentioning it because others might have the same issue. For instance the word "picture" is pronounced by the narrator as "pitcher"; "personal" is pronounced "pershonal"; "subtle" is pronounced "subble"; "prestige" is prounounced "presteech". I'm hoping after a few hours of listening I'll start to be able to tune it out.
I bought this audiobook but until now i have not managed to get beyond the introduction, more than one hour long. Stephen Covey is really impressed with himself and the life he has created for him and his family and he doesn't mind sharing and analyzing even the most trivial events. This book may contain valuable information but it is so boring to listen to so i recommend the abridged version. Life is to short for this!
Good book and very help full for changing habits. i usually get bore form these kind of book , but i finsished this and never loose interest in this book
I think he could apply the habits in a little easier form , instead he goes to a whole other level with explanation and for someone like me " simple man " its a little annoying , but its a great book and worth to read ! contents and idea A + the layout B
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A good book or better yet, it's worth a listen as its principles will no doubt make one a better person by improving all major aspects of their personal, work, and family life.
I first read the book 15 years ago, and am refreshing myself with the audible version. This book should be considered the authoritative source on personal relationships. You should not just read it and go about your business, you should perform the recommended exercises, and then refresh your understanding of the different concepts as you struggle some issue with another person. Family, personal, business, it makes no difference. The concepts have been constructed in such a way that you will find a path to get though your challenges and come out stronger and with better relationships in the end.
The content is great, however the narration leaves something to be desired.
I'll struggle listening to this again, even though I'd really like to.
The book is a mostly common sense but other times interesting and eye opening.
However, and this is a biggie for me, the narrator has very difficult time with "S" sounds. This leads to him pronouncing "person" as "pershon", "interpersonal" as "interpershonal" and so on, or other annoying quirks like "ineresting" instead of "inTeresting". This is OK in small doses, but given the subject matter that calls for these words a lot, his reading of this book annoys me slightly.
I generally listen to audio books while driving in rush-hour traffic but this book is even slower than the traffic. This is the first audio book I bought that I was simply unable to finish. Save your money, and more importantly, your valuable time by giving this one a miss!