Vitale's Buying Trances was extremely helpful to me and my marketing and copywriting efforts.
I was surprised how much easier writing has become to me, maybe you'll reap the same benefit.
Been listening to this at least 20 times and I still "hear" something new every time. His book and ideas unfold over time as you grow and start to truly understand the principles.
His amazing speaking skills (free flow yet no "umms...ahs") somehow help you pay attention (hard to explain, it just does) so that helps.
Had a profound change in my life and it will probably continue to do so.
You do not need to be religious to grasp the core principles. I was agnostic/atheist but the teachings of Beckwith and a few other events made me rethink my attitude.
I liked Tim's book a lot but the over-eager narration style was hard to swallow.
Some like this style apparently but for my money I wish Tim had read it himself or the producers should have chosen somebody less theatrical and "aggressive".
The most annoying part is when the narrator spells out URLs in full.
(go to H-t-t-p forward slash, forward slash, colon, double u, double u, double u, ..... SNORE!!)
This and The Purple Cow are MUST reads/listens to every serious marketer and entrepreneur.
As a big Jon Stewart fan I was a little disappointed. It's funny in parts but nowhere near Jon's off-the-cuff style wit he displays during his Daily Show.
I have a feeling an UNabridged version would either be funnier or at least appear to be more worth the money/credit.
I liked the narration (clear speech, good inflections that drew me in) and Ben Franklin's tales are, at least to me, very interesting.
However, I didn't realize that Franklin's autobiography ends suddenly with his arrival in London 1757.
He doesn't talk about his influence during the Revolution at all.
At first I thought Audible's version was faulty because after 7 hours or so, Franklin's tales all of a sudden stop and there seems to be SO MUCH left to say.
But alas, that's where the actual book ends too.
Other than that it's an interesting listen for Ben Franklin fans.
Indeed, Freakonomics is not your average economics banter but rather a creative, original, entertaining and most of all interesting book for those inquiring minds eager to see the big picture of why we do what we do;
Unfortunately this audio book offered very little helpful advice beyond "get organized". Unless the reader is completely inept in regards to time management, the author's suggestions are too basic to be considered groundbreaking or even just insightful.
Very big disappointment.
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