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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Audiobook

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.
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Publisher's Summary

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

This audio edition is the first ever unabridged recording of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

© and (P)2004 FranklinCovey

What the Critics Say

"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is by now one of the best-selling books of all time." (Fortune)

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    Lisa 03-14-15
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    "Love It!"

    Love, love, love this book! Life changing. I highly recommend it for anyone & everyone. It's a must read for sure,

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    Eric 03-10-15
    Eric 03-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good thing it was a work assignment!"
    Where does The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The book was very boring to me. I am not one to read much, and I assure you I would not have been able to keep focused on reading this one. Luckily it came in audio format.

    Don't get me wrong, the story line was well put together and the infromation is very valid. For me, however, it's hard to stay focused since I have a lot of things going on in my mind for work.

    Covey did help me understand why some of my strengths work well. Likewise, he helped me to understand why some of my skills did not work well and what I could do to improve upon them. Simple put, the habits work.

    That is all for now.


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    nick w sine 03-09-15
    nick w sine 03-09-15
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    "Awesome book!!!"

    This book has changed me in so many ways, my thoughts on being successful and helping others. This is a must read and I enjoyed the audible as well.

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    BaptistPreacherRR 03-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    "The Best Personal Growth book for a Reason"

    I have listened to this book twice now and there are so many helpful truth to absorb. This is a book that needs to be read multiple times.

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    Parker 03-08-15
    Parker 03-08-15
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    "Formal integration of these principles"

    Phenomenal material. Already listened to it twice and about to listen to it again. As a United States citizen, I believe our country would benefit by integrating the teaching of these principles into the public education system. However, I realize that this idea is farfetched and it is unlikely to ever get the support it deserves. I recommend it to everyone and hope that this review is helpful.

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    William 03-05-15
    William 03-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Worth the read!"

    Pretty good, a little long but worth the read! Found each of the 7 habits useful - Stephan does a great job telling the reader how to improve your life in many different areas!

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    Jarod Rouch 03-03-15
    Jarod Rouch 03-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Game changer."

    Loved it all. Especially with the author's own narration. I can definitely see myself reading this one again very soon.

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    K. Pryor 02-27-15
    K. Pryor 02-27-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Essential"

    I feel this book is a classic and timeless. It's a great read and if implemented honestly, could actually work. I loved most his stance on Primary success: Focusing on the inner-self (character) rather than Secondary success: the superficial (personality). The narrator was also good. It's worth the read if your like me and struggle with real change.

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    Cory northfield, NH, United States 02-26-15
    Cory northfield, NH, United States 02-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I was changed by Habit 1 and was hooked"
    Would you listen to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People again? Why?

    Yes because I have to to make it work i think. I did a quick run-through and now will go back through each habit deliberately


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People?

    If I implement habit one alone, effectively, my life will be brighter. Being Proactive. We have a choice as humans that animals do not. We can pick ourselves up and even DECIDE to be happy (that one knocked me off my feet). But we can consciously choose these things and decide to rule our circumstances and not the other way around, we can WILL things!


    Any additional comments?

    The rest of the book gets even better. It will change your life if you are open to it. It has profound wisdom that most self help books lack. haven't done all it recommends yet but will slowly integrate them into my life, and I know I will see the change.

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    James 02-25-15
    James 02-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    very good book, it has helped me to understand a completely different way to approach the family and work.

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  • Margaret
    morpeth, northumberland, United Kingdom
    4/27/10
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    "The message is simple"

    Like others on here I initially found the voice monotone and dry with none of the usual punch and uplift found in other personal improvement readings. But on reflection I think that this bland style works better in the long run. It allows you to listen, really listen to what he is saying rather than be short term uplifted. A long book taken at what seems a leisurely pace but I do not think it could have been shortened and still get the message across. This is a casserole not a microwave meal.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Triplecat
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    1/23/09
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    "Highly recommended."

    I'd known about this book for a long time and it was always on my list of books to read (listen to). I found the 7 habits fascinating. The age of the book does come across and it is a little preachy but Stephen Covey's research, conclusions and insights are staggering in their depth. Although you come away feeling that a lot of what he says is common sense, the vast majority of people, including myself, would never think in those terms. Stephen unravels what it is to be human and how to make the most of that gift. I can't believe anyone listening could fail to benefit hugely from the experience.

    24 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • Leon
    Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
    6/16/06
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    "7 Habits, constructive change not quick-fix"

    I took the time to listen to the unabridged version. Audible could do with reviewing the encoding but other than that the book was excellent.

    This book is required reading for managers in the 21st century as is the 8th habit. This was an easy listen (even the unabridged version) and Stephen Covey is a great narrator. I'd recommend this book to all.

    65 of 73 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    waterlooville, hampshire, United Kingdom
    8/20/09
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    "good stuff"

    i thought this was interesting and useful book. The behaviours (habits) make alot of sense
    It is a tad preachy at the end. If your in a toss up between this and how to win friends and influence people i think the later is better

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Atif
    East ham, London, United Kingdom
    3/23/11
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    "Helped me focus on who I am"

    brilliant book.Layed out principles that are common for all people and essential for success. it helped me to re-focus on what is important for me in life and how to reprioritise my life around my principals.
    A must listen for anyone and everyone

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Alan
    SixmilecrossUnited Kingdom
    4/13/10
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    "Must Read"

    If you have not yet read this book then you really should. It has been very influential and contains a wealth of ideas. If you only read one personal development book it should be this one. The audio book is well read by the author and is easy to follow and quite entertaining.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
    8/2/07
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    "Life changing"

    You can now have your cake and eat it. Having read a lot of management books, this is the one that will change your outlook on family and work. You will learn over time to do things differently and take control of those aspects of your life that at the moment might be controlling you.
    The book is very readable and listening to Stephen Covey is even better.

    26 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • Stair
    Northumberland, UK
    5/23/12
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    "Get over the hangup - does NOT push religion"

    There are a few reviewers who have written off the book because the author happens to merely mention - in one sentence in the prologue - that he is a Christian. Surely the problem is no more than if he had mentioned being an atheist? - Anyway it is irrelevant to the content of the book and has no bearing on the concept, which is well researched and solid. The author has presented to boards of directors of major international companies and organisations and they wouldn't buy into crap and this is in no way wishy-washy or spiritual, the principles are well set out and argued.
    I let the voice - which some may find jarring - pass over me and listened to the content which was what I bought it for after all.
    Very insightful and well organised.
    As an open minded individual - as far as one may be - why are so many people so touchy as to junk an entire book that is well reviewed by many business leaders and thinkers (and others) simply because an author mentions that he/she has a belief system? Very odd methinks...perhaps there may be something in it. Must look deeper myself perhaps - shall look in the relevant Audible category for a scholarly work without a strong agenda in either direction methinks! - Any suggestions anyone?

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • bookwormbadger
    Gloucestershire
    3/18/11
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    "A great listen"

    A very empowering book with lots of easy to do, useful ideas for leading a happier, more fulfilling life. Well worth a listen.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    chipnallUnited Kingdom
    3/10/11
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    "7 Habits of Highly Effective People"

    In the first half hour I was surprised and disappointed the author matched ideal human principles to those of god, and described using faith and prayer to help him and his wife understand and maintain those principles.
    I wanted sensible advice, not a lesson in spirituality. This discredited the author as a serious teacher for me.
    I didn't see any warning of this in the synopsis, nor on wikipedia. This title should also be included in the spiritual and religion sections. Beware.

    25 of 34 people found this review helpful

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