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Elizabeth

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  • The Art of Seduction: An Indispensible Primer on the Ultimate Form of Power

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Robert Greene
    • Narrated By Jeff David
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    (1326)
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    (692)
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    (700)

    Synthesizing the work of thinkers including Freud, Diderot, Nietzsche, and Einstein, delineating the enticing strategies of characters throughout history, The Art of Seduction is a comprehensive guide to getting what we want - any way we can. Controversial but never dull, timeless and up-to-date, it's destined to be Greene's next best seller.

    Robert says: "Great narration, interesting material"
    "Do you want to date idiots?"
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    Then this book is for you! Yes, unpredictability and mystery is sometimes alluring in a hook-up/partner, but in moderation. People of substance (the people we Audible.com members WANT to hook-up with, right?) will identify and RUN from Greene's paper-thin manipulations! If you are legitimately as emotionally isolated as this book suggests you should be to "ensnare" someone (i.e. drive them insane), then you're probably naturally employing its tactics. If not, is it really possible or necessary to FAKE emotional unavailability and disinterest? Sounds like crazytalk to me.

    However, the narrator gives a good performance- but seems to channel the voiceovers on Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland. I also enjoyed the historiography/typology of legendary seducers, very interesting connections! But the "advice" derived from the analysis is weak-minded and cheap, in my opinion.

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Marie Kondo
    • Narrated By Emily Woo Zeller
    Overall
    (427)
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    (346)
    Story
    (336)

    Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

    LuckyMe says: "Definitely one of the best books on the subject"
    "Spoke to my heart!"
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    I always joke if I could have made money purging through and organizing others belongings, it would be my career. I can't believe my luck that someone pursued exactly this AND wrote a book about it! I'm so inspired by the heartfelt, memoir quality of this how-to tidy advice. It speaks to the socially awkward teenager/procrastinating young adult/ overburdened professional in all of us, desperate for mental tidyness in our pressure-filled lives. Her strategies are brilliant and simple and now I'm tempted to take a week off of work just to tidy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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