I have bought and listened about 20 audiobooks so far and without hasitate I can assure this is the best of all.
I consider myself as a complete music ignorant, though I like it. My previous audibooks where none of them about music nor art appreciation. I'm an engineer and without any prior music education.
Though this audibook gave the basis to start understanding great music. Gave me the basis to open my own road in music appreciation.
A phat and big round TEN for Robert Greenberg.
That is exactly what this audibook is: a story!
Robert Greenberg nailed it from the 1st chapter all along the last one. He explained with great humor, knowledge and humble, the human history and where every piece of music and composer fits. He explained the different ages with great detailed but never pretentious. This is the perfect formula for any person without any prior music knowledge to be involved in this wonderful world.
Robert's sense of humor, intelligent and even sarcastic comments
The moment I started understanding some Mozart's movements.
The moment I started to differentiate the inner structure of menuettos, sonatas, passacaglias, fuges, rondos, etc.. I started to realize that this was the perfect audiobook for a guy like me.
The moment my ipod started to be filled with classical, baroque, romantic music, operas and not just to hear them, but to own them.
This audiobook really moved me because I am not a passive listener any more, now I understand, now they are not Beethoven's, Mozart's, Debussy's any more, now I'm active, now they are mine.
I really want to thank Robert Greenberg for this wonderful work. I do not know him personally but I believe he changed me in a deep and aesthetical manner.
I havent read the book but the audio edition is excellent
In some how you can compare it with Daniel Coleman's Social Intelligence in some if his chapters where you can abstract usual behaviors in social interaction.
Or even with Paul Ekman, even though the authors recite Ekman
Fred's perfomance just fit with this book, it engaged me!!
All in one setting and several times
Excellent information and tips that everybody should know and have present in social interactions
I read the 8th habit in print version but this audibook is a compilation of this book plus a walkthrough the other 7 habits. Thats why I enjoy it so much
The compilation and walk-through the 8 habits
I have read/listen a couple of times this exciting book and I would do it again.
There is too much information and you can cross-reference with other Authors and books that everytime you listen to it again, you can find and extract something new.
Sthephen Covey, Daniel Coleman, Leil Lowndes, Paul Eckman, .... NPL, Good Conversation, Micro-expressions, psychology, etc, .. can be listen / read in this novel but with a praxis, real-life approach.
no, its the first one
sure, this book can captive your mind and even impulse your will
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