No... The book becomes very repetitive and the author forces the argument. If what you want is to learn some information about some Masters then get the book. You will listen to the story multiple times to the point that you will feel you are in the same chapter you already listened to. I would even say that the main premise of the book is valid but this is a book where we should say "sorry I wrote a long book, i did not have time to write a short one."
Makes the repetition of the story less annoying.
Not really. I give him credit for compiling stories of many interesting people.
principles are great, but this author has no heart for people. success at the cost of any relationship is not the way people should live - that's the reason this world is in the state that it is today
Robert Greene doesn't practice what he preaches... read the reviews of the 40 laws and you'll see that he doesn't practice them himself... what kind of a person writes and recommends things that he doesn't practice himself?
I find the audio edition more suitable since most parts are stories and are fun to listen to. Other parts are more instructional and for those I would've preferred a print version instead of rewinding to re-listen.
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I highly recommend everyone to get your hands on this book! I couldn't wait to finish it and start applying all its knowledge! Extremely insightful.
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I'll need to listen to this masterwork more than once, not because I'm lacking or daft but rather, it is so full of wisdom. To hear it once and then never again, would be like reading the Bible and doing so. So many of Robert's phrases are themselves unremarkably memorable, like the haunting of a ghost we befriended long ago but only remember during the reading.
There was a life-changing novel, a simple one named "How to Raise Your Self Esteem" by Dr. Nathaniel Brandon. It spared me from suicide as a 27 year old man who just lost his husband of a decade. No one was coming to 'save me'. In an a more thorough, mature, intellectual way, 'Mastery' is the logical next step.
I love to watch the tide rise and fall in my mind as I struggle to argue with Robert's finer points. That destiny has no place in mastery and yet, how was it not destiny for Mozart to be born to a musical family? Was it merely a coincident he was born to love the piano at age 4? I can't buy that any more than I can believe Evolution has no Father. I discovered my own brand of autism through the expounding of another's views and trademark personality.
If you pass this book by then, may the master you hoped you'd find research it pass you by as well. It's a well-deserved end. If however your wisdom guides you and you do purchase the novel, then may you be blessed and enhanced by its many gifts.
I really liked the info, but it did get pretty redundant. I know the author makes the disclaimer that there's redundant stories, but it seemed like it really went overboard and didn't really need to be 16 audio hours. Still, there's good, even inspiring info about how to master new skills.
I don't understand why this audiobook's sound is SO bad. I mean at this point when we so much technology to produce high quality sound. The horrible quality of the sound makes difficult to listen to this book for more than 5 min.
The horrible quality of the sound makes difficult to listen to this book for more than 5 min, I have not finished the first 10 min and I don't feel I want to listen more.
The horrible quality of the sound makes difficult to listen to this book for more than 5 min, I have not finished the first 10 min and I don't feel I want to listen anymore.
i think so. I've only ever heard 3 audio books, all by robert green, all bought here. with examples from great historical people, mastery becomes a great visualization. i'm a wiser man for the listening and enjoyed the process.
hard to turn it off, but too involved and complex. break it down, listen to it again.
like his previous books, don't recommend them to your enemies;)
This is a great book I've recommended it several times already. He uses real life examples to explain human nature and ways to find opportunity.
I liked Robert's approach to explain the concept of mastery through real life examples. I've admired the works of DaVinci, Mozart, and more but I've never heard so many entertaining bio's all tied together with a common thread. If you are a person dedicated to the mastery of anything, whether it be yourself, your career, or anything else...I believe this book should be in your library.
This is in the top 5 books I've ever come across, and I'm including the bible and spiritual books in my top 5. I found this audio to be transformational, not just a good listen with practical tips but instead a life changing experience. Looking forward to listening to more Robert Greene material.
Robert Greene has created a masterpiece of practical brilliance. We should all aspire to be masters in whatever we pursue. This is a very valuable guide for anyone who is seeking a greater purpose or meaning to your existence. I would highly recommend this to young adults who are transitioning from high school into an adult life and profession. But this is also valuable to anyone at any stage of their life.