Great anecdotes to back up good ideas. The author produces boring data, and spices it up with stories of interesting "masters"
Yikes! I can appreciate the tenants behind the book, but having to retread whole sections of earlier passages (verbatim) made me feel like I was the $10 I spent on it. I can save you your money: 1.find a thing you love 2. Do the thing ( even if it gets hard) 3. Don't let others be a negative influence over you 4. Look to other people who did the thing you love ( famous or not ) to help spur you on to your goal of mastering the thing.
At the end of the book , Greene reiterates all the biographies that are spread throughout the book. Why? I've read them all before?! That was silly. I expected so much more.
A shorter, breezier story and a less lecturing tone. Far too much repetition.
To monotone and not very expressive.
Yes. It challenges a person to seek their true vocation.
The challenging questions put forward by the author breaking the myth of those who have mastered their craft. And the stories used to illustrate his point.
Very good reader. Consistent!
No. I'ts not that kind of book
I really enjoyed the stories given but found it a bit too repetitive as the book was coming to an end. The repetition was unnecessary and felt like the author was trying to fill space.
This book is in the same vein as other classics from Robert Greene. I loved it and so will you.
Apprenticeship. When faced with boredom why we need to persist.
If you are looking to master a skill or want to build a great career this book is a must read.
Say something about yourself!
maybe i will listen to it again sometime, it was a good book
it is all some thing that have happen in real life.
i think it was great with these short storys about normal people training hard to become masters
no, but it make me think about my life and future
Top 10, right up there with Tipping Point, Outliers, and Rich Dad Poor Dad
The story of Mozart was new to me and brought home the idea of Mastery perfectly.
A great compliment to Outlives by Malcolm Gladwell.
This book is aligned with the idea that mastery of any subject or art takes time, not talent. The author gives numerous examples of people who put in the effort to become masters. He also provides some useful information about the pitfalls that occur on the road to mastery. I enjoyed it, but was a little annoyed that all the stories are repeated about 3 times each over the course of the audiobook.
Masterful. An extremely rich and insightful coverage of the multi-faceted subject matter that is mastery.
Robert Greene shines an illuminating light on a topic that, at least to me, was previously mysterious and occult. This is a book whose content is as much relevant to the teenager considering their future path in life, as it is to the scientist, athlete, entrepreneur (and all in between) who strive to excel in their chosen area of interest.
The historical figures whose lives and work are featured throughout the text add a fascinating element to the narrative and ground it in context.
I can only be critical of the book's verbose beginning, however, once it takes off this book truly soars, delights, and inspires. Fantastic narration by Fred Sanders. A book to return to in future to delight in. A rare find.