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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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    Andrew 10-22-16
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    "extremely helpful for my overall growth"

    I wish I was introduced to this methods early in life. I wish my parents had the same knowledge as Stephen Covey and his wife. Well, never is too late. My time has come now at 52 (book introduced by my son 21). I will definetely make use and pass this info on...

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    Samarah Meil 10-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Still true today"

    Even though this was written in 1988-89, the principles are still there. I loved being able to listen to this book....Over and over and over...
    highly recommended to anyone seeking to grow in leadership and personal growth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alessandro Orlandi 10-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A must read"

    A good book on things which are normal in life but sometimes we don't think about. So this book can refresh the thought of those simple rules

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    David Tidwell 10-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "relatedness to multiple times."

    I often find myself frustrated with the world around me. I enjoy referring back to this book to remind myself that I have ultimate power over myself and my feelings. knowing this and having the information ingrained in my head makes it easier to overcome my frustrations.

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    R.C. Houston, TX 10-18-16
    R.C. Houston, TX 10-18-16 Member Since 2016

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    "so glad when I found this on Audible"

    going to go try to find a quick reference guide online somewhere and then we listen to all of it again

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    Anne Morgan Winter Park, Florida United States 10-14-16
    Anne Morgan Winter Park, Florida United States 10-14-16 Member Since 2016

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    "The book is over 25 years old, but still relevant!"

    There are so many morsels of wisdom in this amazing book. Stephen Covey is one of my favorite people ever...his story, teachings, and planners have brought so much meaning in my life. I love how this audiobook was read by him. He is a wonderful narrator. Highly recommend.

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    GregR Redmond, WA USA 10-14-16
    GregR Redmond, WA USA 10-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Transformational"

    One of five or less most inspirational books I've ever read! Finally re-read it after many years!

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    Ben 10-12-16
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    "read or listen now"

    if you haven't read this book, then do so. it will help in many areas of life: work, family, marriage and so on. great purpose and practicality in each chapter.

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    Amazon Customer 10-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "wonderful, simply wonderful."

    he has a great voice and is so clear with the ideas. very adaptable and great to listen to with a partner or by yourself. tremendously insightful!

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    Jordan Craw 10-11-16
    Jordan Craw 10-11-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Principles and Examples"

    I felt Mr. Covey related these principles and examples in a very organized and memorable way. I like that he presented them with examples of how to practice the principles after teaching each habit. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in improving themselves and their circumstances.

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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.

    22 of 22 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

    9 of 9 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.

    29 of 31 people found this review helpful
  • Stair
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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?

    48 of 53 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.

    69 of 80 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

    14 of 16 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.

    9 of 10 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.

    32 of 39 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.

    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Isleworth, United Kingdom
    1/25/13
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    "A book to live by!"

    I skim read this years ago when it was first released, thought it definitely had the right maxims for living effectively. Sadly, I had little time to go back and reread it. With my long commutes, it was great to revisit this unabridged version and really try to understand the essence of what Covey conveys. A great shame that he passed away last year as I would have liked to have met the man himself.

    Well worth listening to several times.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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