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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Audiobook

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

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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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    Family of Four 03-02-16
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    "becoming a student"

    i love that principles exist. l will becoming a student done 1st reading. its so mich to think about and act upon. will listen more and grasp it thoroughly

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    Amazon Customer 03-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "something to start your self improvement"

    not as good as winning friends and influencing people but still good. all the concepts seem to blend together a bit.

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    sneh208 03-01-16
    sneh208 03-01-16
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    "Good one"

    It was really good one as a self introspect and put into day to day practice.

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    eluvittar Seattle,WA USA 02-26-16
    eluvittar Seattle,WA USA 02-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "fantastic! ! must read or listen"

    truly fantastic explain really well and annunciator really well too felt connected throughout the book listen to it at 1.5 X speed

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    Jonathan T. 02-26-16
    Jonathan T. 02-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful!
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    From all of the great written works, Stephen Covey unveils the core that will help us move our lives to success and happiness.

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    Giovanni Luigi Piazza 02-25-16
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    "Very enlightning!"

    Motovational, action-driven and humane. Had me rethink plenty of things and focus on better understanding the principles insidefor building a life around it. Recommended!

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    Reason 02-23-16
    Reason 02-23-16
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    "Life changing!"

    This is not a "self help" book. The 7 habits is a guidebook for life, relationships and career. I simply not recommend the book more highly. I have the print addition as well and have found benefit from using both as a means of keeping the principles of effectiveness always in front of me. My wife and I use this with my kids too, and they feel more in charge of their life and happiness by being proactive, etc. I only wish I had been exposed to Mr Coveys book sooner!!

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    Shawna Thompson 02-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Always relevant! "

    There's a ton of content here. I find that reviewing this book a couple times a year allows me to rework how I apply it in my life and to reassess my understanding of both myself and others . My goal is to become wiser and more gracious. I am a work in progress!

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    Alexander The Great 02-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Values over Feelings"

    Excellence in every chapter, let Audible read for you. You can even choose the speed to learn from master Covey

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    Kindle Customer 02-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I see why this book is so famous"

    This books goes beyond what many other business and self-help books do, not just teaching you what to do but helping you understand deeply WHY to do it. A great listen.

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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.

    17 of 17 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.

    26 of 28 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.

    68 of 77 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

    7 of 7 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?

    29 of 32 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.

    12 of 13 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

    11 of 13 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.

    28 of 33 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.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Philip
    Croydon, United Kingdom
    5/17/13
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    "Good concept, shouldn't be read by the author..."

    While the concept of the book is a good one, and some of the concepts are good, the author reading it was a TERRIBLE idea - he might come up with good ideas for people, but he just is a dreadful narrator

    Add to this the fact that there are points where it comes across as a bit too "you have to be part of the church to be truly successful", which for non-Christians might put them off, even at the end he states that the church is a HUGE influence on his life, and when he talks about "spirituality" it's clear that he's talking about a "relationship with god"

    This book could do without several things:
    1) the author being the narrator
    2) the preaching
    3) the number of examples which just ramble and take away from the flow of information

    The way I look at this is that if you're looking for some ideas, and you're in the church, then it's great, but if you're not Christian, or not that religious, then a good chunk of this book will just annoy you, especially the ones that feel like "his life is so wonderful because of god"

    What makes the preaching extra ridiculous is that the most successful business men (e.g. Bill Gates) are atheists, and thus god and the church are completely irrelevant to actually being highly effective, unless you consider one of the richest men in the world not effective!

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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