"Excellent story, slow reader."
The writings and teachings in this book are excellent. It had been recommended by many friends.
I tried listening once before but found it a drag to listen to. Then I pushed it up to 2x speed and it was great!
That's just a personal preference thing.
The book itself is awesome.
One of my most profound 'reads' ever and I love reading and have read many of this nature. I wish I had 'read' it years earlier.
"Great book worth a look"
Great audio book. conceptualised the habits very well and made it easy to resonate to daily life
"Don't believe the hype"
Overall I am sure this book is good for some people and the fact that it has been in the best sellers list for a long time is either emperor's new clothes effect or that is does work for some people. However for me it simply irritated, whether it was the narration, the constant references to a "higher power" or simply the process that the book uses to get between sections of playing inane musak. All of this meant that whatever messages i was supposed to take away were lost
More business books but nothing like this one.
dull dire boring
I hope not!!!
"Essential reading, but the pace may frustrate you"
The 7 Habits seem obvious when they're spelled out to you but, as tends to happen so much these days, the clutter of modern life gets in the way of what you know you should be doing and leaves you with just enough time to manage what absolutely must be done. There's no time for reflection or any of the mindfulness we hear about. Forming habits takes time. Repetition and time.The repetition and slow pace of this audiobook is much criticized, but for me, this is exactly what's required for a meditative tome to work. The narrator is the author, which always improves delivery of any text, to my mind. He knows the subject intimately and delivers his message clearly and faultlessly, allowing you to work, drive or simply relax, without needing to give it your full attention. You won't miss anything because key points are reiterated, elaborated on and, yes, repeated so a full understanding gently assimilates in your subconscious, as if you knew the 7 Habits all along.I'm going to listen to this book several times, and I recommend you do too. It's well worth your time, if not your full concentration, because the potential upside to making even 1 of the 7 Habits stick could be life-changing. And who doesn't wish for that?
The author has a slight lisp, which is endearing but thankfully not distracting. I find his delivery is as lively as you'd want it to be; erudite and authoritative, warm and friendly. And American, of course.
"Excellent audio book
Personally I listen several times to this book and every time I 'm Learning some things new. Dr Covy is one of best speaker in world.
"For me I think I would have preferred the book."
Very good content, would have just preferred the book version as I like to be able to easily go back over ideas once I've read them.
good book though,. p.s. if you don't like his voice just speed it up a little can make things sound more evenly paced.
slow, painful, monotone narration. This book failed to engage me and the first few chapters didn't teach me anything new. from there I have really struggled to listen much further. There are better books out there. If you are looking for some good sound advice to help you become more successful then try Dale Carnegie's How to win friends and influence people. that will give you more useful information. this book however, is a big let down from the short Youtube clips available out there for this title which are free and cover the subject in 5 minutes.
"Great book takes self development to next level"
Steven Covey covers each principle really well and ties it all into the idea of personal and public effectiveness leading to mastery (greatness).
"Quantum leap forward in my awareness"
I believe deeply that my life will be profoundly changed by the insight from this book.
Having it being read be the author (as in other books) is a great bonus.