The reading pace is fine. You have to listen to this book a few times anyway if you're going to take it to heart. Too that end, the reading reading actually helps you absorb more effectively.
This was a great pragmatic look at power and what has made powerful people powerful throughout history. It is definitely told from a narcissistic point of view… but, then again, it is a book that people read who want to become more powerful.
Better titled as "tricks for winning" there is no coherent strategy. And no successful person in history has applied all of these very situational and contradictory laws.
Fascinating and compelling. Great narrator. This was top notch. I will listen to it again. One of the best I've ordered.
Not imply that normal people should live this way.
The narration was fine.
I think a better name for this book might be “A Psychopath’s Guide to World Domination.” The popularity of this book makes me fear for the future of humanity. You can go ahead and call me a Pollyanna, but I think I get a much richer and more satisfying life out of seeing the world that way than I could ever get from following these “rules.” This book gets a couple of stars because if you’re an aspiring novelist and looking for a set guiding principles for your villains to live by, will there you go.
This was the best book I've read and now to hear it was more enjoyable than I could have imagined. I doubt I'll actually read another book for reading's pleasure - I'm hooked on Audible.
The narrator's voice is downright creepy. The content is sociopathic in some ways but common sense and helpful in others. All in all, I'm very glad I listened to it!