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  • In Sheep's Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By George K. Simon
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (263)
    Performance
    (222)
    Story
    (221)

    Dr. George K. Simon knows how people push your buttons: your children---especially teens---are experts at it, as is your mate. A coworker may quietly undermine your efforts while professing to be helpful, or your boss may prey on your weaknesses. Manipulative people have two goals: to win and to look good doing it.

    Amazon Customer says: "A Must Read Primer on Manipulation"
    "Tedious"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I suppose those who spend alot of time in the 'self-help' aisle may enjoy this. I found it painfully boring and kept wishing he would move on and get to the point. (I've been skipping ahead and, thus far, no point in sight)


    What was most disappointing about George K. Simon’s story?

    I'm finding him to be unnecessarily wordy and a bit pompous.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kevin Foley?

    No thoughts here - other than the suggestion that you find someone who can properly pronounce "sadist".
    Perhaps someone who could slip a bit of humor into his/her tone? The text is heavy going and the narrator just makes this worse.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Frustration


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first time I've been really disappointed in a book from Audible. I had expected something a bit more scholarly. I gather from some other reviews that this would fall into the "self-help" category, apparently designed to make the reader feel better about him/herself. I imagine that such a spin is likely to be popular and will sell well, which actually makes the author seem a bit manipulative himself. Had I worked out in advance that this was primarily going to be "it's not you, it's him (her) and they are just not wired like most people", I would not have bought it. My bad.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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