Excellent, excellent book. I wish I had read this book before I got married. It's sort of like reading your wife or girlfriend's Cosmo when no one is looking.
Nothing has ever gotten me closer to understanding the behavior and feelings of women until this book. Although it is written about why women have sex (literally), there is so much here that explains so many behaviors.
I will never understand my wife completely. But this book answers (between the lines) a lof of "why" questions about her behavior and motivations. I admit I have used the information to benefit myself - but only because I understand and can adequately address her needs better. In that respect, she has benefitted equally.
I wish it had been longer. Great reading too (by author). This was helpful to me during litigation in small claims court against a large construction company. It helped me understand who I was dealing with, set my emotions aside, and ultimately settle a grand ahead of where I would have settled otherwise (which is saying something in SC small claims court).
I think Sun Tzu said something about knowing your adversary and letting him misjudge you. This book helped me understand the defendant, their attorney, and their paradigm. The rest is history.
$2 well spent.
I wish it had been longer. Great reading too (by author). This was helpful to me during litigation in small claims court against a large construction company. It helped me understand who I was dealing with, set my emotions aside, and ultimately settle a grand ahead of where I would have settled otherwise (which is saying something in SC small claims court).I think Sun Tzu said something about knowing your adversary and letting him misjudge you. This book helped me understand the defendant, their attorney, and their paradigm. The rest is history.$2 well spent.
I feel kind of like all I did was learn how to identify different types of seductors - not how to operate as one or how to select which one would work in a given situation. Bought the book with intentions of applying the principals at work for career advancement (as advertised and without sex). I was pretty disappointed that my expectations were not met. Nonetheless, it was an interesting read and the "Publisher's Summary" did not oversell it terribly. I'll probably listen again some day and hopefully pick up on some subtleties I missed the first time.
This would have been infinitely better in print with illustrations. In fact, it would be incredible on DVD. As an audiobook, it is a bit challenging sometimes to picture the facial features or body postures/movements she describes. Nonetheless, a thoughtful, well presented and stimulating listen. Just because something could be better in a different media format, I can't take away stars. It definitely earned what I gave it (4's and 5's).
I have degrees in chemical and nuclear engineering. I LOVE Stephen Hawking's books (although sometimes I have to back them up and relisten to understand a concept). This book is not on that level... at all. However, it is very well read and is perfect for a teen or pre-teen or someone with little to no background in science who is interested in learning some really neat stuff about the universe. I know this because both of my sons and my nephew enjoyed it.
So if you have a PhD in Quantum Physics, you might skip this one. Otherwise, pick it up - you'll enjoy it.
Very interesting information. All true. Unfortunately, the reader sounds like a 19 year old who shows up only for a paycheck. He even completely mispronounces (very clearly) simple words (i.e. pronounces clergy with a hard "g"). I am astonished that someone who is paid to read does not pronounce words properly (and I am not just talking about a couple in the whole book - there are many). His lack of care extends beyond proper pronunciation.
Horrible reading. The distraction causes me to grow weary of listening after a short time and I have to switch to something else. Such a pity because the book is very good.
Audible needs to put some of his ridiculous meditative chants in the sample listen. Also, I guess I should have picked up on this when listening to the sample, but the reader (and author) has a very effeminate speech pattern that is incredibly distracting. So distracting that I can only listen in small doses. Such a pity because the content is very interesting. Without a working knowledge of Aramaic, I don't know how much is fact, opinion, or conjecture. But his interpretations are nonetheless intellectually and spiritually stimulating.
This would be a 5+ star book if a professional reader were reading and the chants were separated into their own (skippable) chapters.
If you like zombie apocalypse books, you'll be severely disappointed. If you like repackaged King plots, you'll enjoy this book. King is so overrated that he can pay someone to change some names, places, and settings from his old books, slap his name on it and make a few bucks. I'll never buy King again - this time I mean it (really).
You're better than this King. Stop being a lazy elite and write'm like you used to.
Just incredible. I am an engineer and applied for a job at a company for which I really want to work. The position isn't really one I wanted - but I was willing to make the sacrifice to get my foot in the door. I listened to this audiobook and then relistened to my bookmarked sections and followed the applicable advice. At the end of the interview, the woman from HR who assisted the hiring manager during the interview asked him if he could hold off on his decision until she put my resume in front of some other hiring managers. I have never had an interview go so well to end like that! I got a call the following week to interview for a position that fits my goals and skills completely. Right position + right company = dream job. Needless to say, I am preparing for that interview with this book. I can't recommend this book enough.
Very, very well read. Great voice. Very enjoyable listen.
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