Award-winning direct response copywriter and lover of all things non-fiction.
This book is a classic. There's a reason it's sold 25 million copies.
In the introduction Mr. Covey talks about how these habits will become more applicable as the world gets busier and busier. He wrote that 20+ years ago. And indeed since I last read this book more than a decade ago, I 'd have to agree.
6 hours of my life I'll never get back. Sorry, didn't last the distance but was waiting for that long to get to the 7 habits
Find someone else to read the material. The author voice is terrible.
Probably not. It's hard to work on all the concepts when you have to stop and start the audio version. I think this is one of those books that is probably better when you can actually flip back and forth to certain pages.
It's great to hear the author read the book! He brings a real connection to the material.
Definitely worth the listen because it's great book, but probably better in paper form.
I resisted reading this book for years simply because everyone else was reading it. Now I wish I'd read it sooner but maybe it has taken life experience to help me appreciate the wisdom and value of this book.
Regarding his pronunciation of certain words ie: athletics is pronounced as ath-e-lectics. It is quirky but it didn't detract from the power of his ideas. In fact, I think his reading was superb, especially when he recalled conversations with his children, I found those passages very touching.
May he rest in peace.
The voice for this audio-book is unbearable, I really want to listen to the content but cannot stand the narrator. I usually listen to books while I drive but this one puts me to sleep. I would review it higher for content but simply cannot listen to it...
What the book says is actually very interesting but drowned out by the poor narration.
The narration, it felt very plain, so I got bored... I got great advice from this book, but I couldn't finish it since I was afraid to fall sleep while driving.
Did not finished this book.
I didn't linke the narrator, it felt too dull. However, the book has great advice. It doesn't translate well from book to audiobook in the chapters where there are practical exercises to apply in the reader's life.
People in need of truthful advice, not only "quick fixes", as the author explains.
Yes, since it can be used by people from all walks of life and has a great lesson and tecahing of very good principals
Definitely is still a Must in the Self-Development Books.
The book has been updated and allowed me to combine its ideas with some old, giving me a new perspective about life performance.
Narration is fluid and clear.
To care more about important people and moments in my life.
Many people have told me how valuable this book is over the years, I just never found the time to sit down with it. I'm currently listening to it for the second time, in a row, because I found it so useful in every day interactions with people. It gives a better way to communicate with everyone in your life from family, friends, co-workers, the boss, children. Everyone. This is not a "think positively and your world will change" fru fru book. It gives the habits, how they work and real life examples of how these habits are applied. A truly "effective" book!