I got most of the way through this one. it was pretty good. it's mostly the biographies of people who have achieved great things in life. this would be good if you are into self help books. I personally felt like it was a little redundant for my life. a good listen.
The book does a great job of offering a perspective inclusive of racially and culturally diverse anecdotes to support the author's message, beyond the standard Einstein, Darwin, Mozart, repetoire. However, it the book also makes me question "mastery". And while 'timing' is critical, the book shares that TRUE masters; the TRULY creative, really, if ever are recognized and get any of the glory.
The book's last example developed masteru by befriending demons?? That KILLED the book for me. Killed it.
The non standards: All the mastery stories about folks other than Einstein, Darwin, Mozart...etc
The last few chapters, in addition to seeming redundant were off-putting. Perhaps an abridged version would be better. I hated the last person.
I hate the way the book ended, but it lets me know where the author stand so won't be buying anymore of his work
Eclectic bookworm...I listen to a little bit of everything. Give up after listening to something for 20 minutes and don't like it.
I loved The 48 Laws of Power and Fred Sanders' narration of Elon Musk, but this one has made me wary.
The most interesting aspect was hearing the unique ways in which the individuals achieved "mastery." The least interesting aspect was hearing the stories repeated, and the belaboring of abstract insights.
I would have had him talk faster (I listened to the last few hours on 1.25x), and with more varied intonation.
Maybe a documentary version if it was under 80 minutes and presented in a dynamic way.
its the best audiobook I've listened to so far.
The narrator was excellent and I've no complaints
your road to excellence
beautiful guidebook to finding your most fulfilling career
The person reading this for Audible did an outstanding job. His voice was pleasant, he spoke at a nice pace, and he kept my interest the whole time.
The foreword (or 1st chapter) was dry but helpful. I think I'd recommend starting with chapter 2, then when finished, go back to the front of the book.
The author, Robert Greene, has written a very insightful book. The biographical research must've taken forever. It was very good and I learned a lot about Leonardo da Vinci, Ben Franklin, and a lot of other foks..
What a journey is has been! Though there are parts which I could not fully understand at the present phase of my life, the stories of past and current masters are truly inspiring to me. I'm sure that I'll return to the ideas presented in this masterpiece for guidance later on in life.
Robert Greene creates an amazing atmosphere of learning through multiple explanations of what matters did right and what they did wrong. recommend to everyone who is willing to commit the time necessary to be a master.
A great book with a great message for whoever you are or whatever you do. If only I had spent 10,000 hours writing reviews this would be a much more gripping and informative review...