I almost didn't buy this audiobook because of the poor reviews. I have listened to half the book so far and don't notice any glaring faults. I'm really enjoying it as a matter of fact! I'm finding it extremely informative and find it clear and concise. He only mentions religion because it's part of the research on motivation...I don't feel he has an agenda and I don't find it offensive, and I'm not a devoted Christian. The narrator's voice is a bit scratchy, but I got past that. My audiocredits cost me about $10 a piece, and I totally find this book worth it for that price and I still have half the book left to listen to.
I wouldn't say Les Brown's material is new, but listening to him speak makes me feel really charged up to do more with myself. When I get frustrated with things, suddenly I can hear his voice in my mind saying "You've gotta be hungry!" That means to me I've got to persist and do what it takes to get what I want. I've listened to many motivational speakers with great material, yet still something was missing. I think Les Brown gets to my emotions more than others. This seminar was a great addition to my audio library!
This is by far the best value I've gotten on Audible out of over 60 non-fiction/self-help audiobooks so far. I really liked getting the snapshots of the selected success books and found the narrator's delivery more than adequate to do the job. At first I thought I would just listen to this audiobook as a shortcut to understanding, sort of like reading Cliffnotes. However, I am incredibly inspired to delve into some of these works, as the author does occassionally point out a 15-20 minute synopsis leaves out some important material. I would say this is a way to "test-drive" some of the books before buying, and hopefully you will come to know which ones suit your needs.
I really enjoyed both the content and narration of this audiobook. Many of my particular problems were addressed and useful suggestions were offered for those problems. I have been struggling with my dating life for years and have never figured out why. There is absolutely nothing about me to scare anyone off, yet I find myself dateless most often. This book has given me the courage to go out there and just get moving. Dating doesn't seem as threatening and heavy as it did to me last week. What I learned from this book is worth at least ten times what I paid for it!
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